Core Faculty

  Director

Director

Max stephenson, Jr.

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Research Areas: 

  • Nonprofit/NGO governance, leadership, management & civil society; 
  • Public policy & policy theory; 
  • Peacebuilding, international development & democratization;
  • Environmental politics, policy & planning
 
 
  Senior Program Director and Associate Director for Business Affairs

Senior Program Director and Associate Director for Business Affairs

 

Mary Beth Dunkenberger

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Research Areas:

  • Connections between social programs, economic & community development
  • Organizational and program assessments
  • Policy and program innovations
 
  Senior Program Director, Alexandria

Senior Program Director, Alexandria

Melony Price-Rhodes

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Research Areas:

  • Child welfare, revenue maximization, foster care and child protective services
  • Federal and state regulations affecting Federal Reimbursement Unit activities
 
 
  Senior Research Associate; Project Director ( TAP ) SwiftStart

Senior Research Associate; Project Director (TAP) SwiftStart

David Moore

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Research Areas:

  • Nonprofit/NGO governance, leadership, management, and civil society; 
  • Public policy & policy theory;
  • Early childhood & workforce development;
  • Organizational development & capacity building.
 
  Assistant Business   Manager; Program Research Associate; Data Manager

Assistant Business Manager; Program Research Associate; Data Manager

Elizabeth Allen

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Research Areas:

  • Data and project management, analytics and program evaluation;   
  • Assist with budgeting and tracking/reporting of sponsored research activity;
  • Support SPIA faculty with sponsored research proposals and project activities. 
 

Project Associates

 

    Vickie Grazioli

    Data Entry Technician

    Responsibilities:

    • Provides technical support to the FRU Medicaid Case Analyst in obtaining appropriate collateral information to evaluate initial and continuing eligibility for continuing Comprehensive Services (CSA) and Title XIX (Medicaid) eligibility for each child served by Fairfax County Comprehensive Services Act (CSA).

    Claudia Malenich

    Court Specialist

    Responsibilities:

    • Prepare and file Civil Petitions for Support at the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
    • Perform all activities related to establishing Judicial Support Orders (JSOs) in juvenile court
    • Maintain accurate knowledge of relevant federal and state law, rules and regulations for Title IV-D funding

    Erin Mooney

    Case Analyst

    Responsibilities:

    • Determine the initial eligibility of children in receipt of CSA funds for other public assistance programs, specifically Title II (Social Security), Title IV-E (AFDC-FC), Title IV-D (Child Support), Title XVI (Supplemental Security Income), and to maintain the child’s continuing eligibility
    • Comprehensive knowledge of complex federal and state laws governing public assistance programs
    • Ability to research, obtain, interpret, and integrate information from many sources
    • Thorough knowledge of physiological and mental health impairments. Expertise in assessing and evaluating functional limitations based on medical and/or mental health records

    Peter Flint

    FRU CSA Case Analyst

    Responsibilities:

    • Process Comprehensive Services Act (CSA) copayment assessments for CSA supported agencies
    • Primary point of contact regarding the copayment process for CSA supported agencies
    • Research, analyze, and prepare statistics and information to assist the FRU Project Director with contract deliverables as necessary

    Brian Zamora

    FRU CSA Case Analyst

    Responsibilities:

    • Analyze state uniform assessment instrument-the CANS document. Contact case manager if follow-up is required
    • Maintain accurate knowledge of relevant federal and state laws, local regulations, policies, and practices through reviews of publications, communications and training sessions with CSA and FRU management and staff
    • Research, analyze, and prepare statistics and information to assist the Project Director with contract deliverables as necessary. Provide Project Director and relevant CSA management and staff (as requested) with data and assistance as necessary for projects