Board of Directors & Officers


Our Mission:

To prevent social ills and promote wellbeing by translating

scientific knowledge into effective and sustainable

practices, systems and policies. 

President & Co-Director

Diana Fishbein, Ph.D.

FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill & Pennsylvania State University

VP & Co-Director

John Roman, Ph.D.

NORC, University of Chicago


Ken Jones

MacArthur Foundation


Sharon Kingston, Ph.D. Dickinson College

Director of Strategic Development

Jessica Stavig M.A. Pennylvania State University

Susan Andersen, Ph.D. Harvard Medical School & McLean Hospital

Tony Biglan, Ph.D.

Oregon Research Institute

Nathaniel Counts, J.D. Mental Health America

Max Crowley, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University


Jacinda Dariotis, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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NPSC Bulletin Editor

Kayla DeCant, M.Ed

Lewis University

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Dorothy Espelage, Ph.D. UNC-Chapel Hill

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Financial Officier

Faith Fuller

Financial Analytic &

Strategic Services for

Gov’t and Nonprofit


Abigail Gewirtz, Ph.D. Arizona State University

Phillip Graham, DrPH, MPH

RTI International

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Chair, Violence Prevention Work Group

Michael Greene, Ph.D.

Rutgers University

Robin Jenkins, Ph.D.

The Impact Center at FPG Child Development Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill


NPSC Bulletin Editor

& Podcast Host

Robert LaChausse, Ph.D.

California Baptist University

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Aaron Mindel

Mindel Management

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Hanno Petras, Ph.D.

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)

Ron Prinz, Ph.D.

University of South Carolina

Taylor Scott, Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University



Valerie Shapiro, Ph.D.

University of

California, Berkeley


NPSC/SPR Liaison

Paula Smith, Ph.D.

University of Utah

Bobby Vassar

Former Chief

Legislative Counsel, Subcommittee on Crime, US House Judiciary Committee


Dawn Witherspoon, Ph.D.

Pennsylvania State University