Leanne Whiteside-Mansell, Ed.D. – Director of the Research and Evaluation Division (RED). University of Memphis. Lead developer for Family Map Inventories. Lead and co-investigator on many cross-site longitudinal studies. Statistician for CSAP and CSAT cross-site studies targeting services to women with addiction and their children. Evaluator for several school-based studies.
Nikki Edge, Ph.D. – Assistant Director of the Research and Evaluation Division (RED). University of Memphis. Background in educational psychology and research. Has many peer-reviewed publications related to high-risk children and families. Lead investigator on multiple intervention studies. Co-investigator on more than a dozen intervention studies.
Lorraine McKelvey, Ph.D. Michigan State University. Background in developmental psychology with experience in program evaluation research, university-community partnerships and analysis of longitudinal data. Member of the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Consortium.
Taren Swindle, Ph.D. University of Memphis. Her research program focuses on strategies for obesity prevention and nutrition promotion for young children in low-income families.
Patti Bokony, Ph.D. University of Memphis. Dr. Bokony’s areas of interest include developing preventive interventions that promote social-emotional development in early childhood and promoting those interventions through parenting education and professional development for childcare and early education professionals.