Our People

Meet our Academy team and collaborators.

Academy Staff

The Academy staff can be reached at [email protected]

The Academy for Community Behavioral Health is located in the office of 
Professional Education and Workplace Learning (PEWL)
 at the CUNY School of Professional Studies.

Benjamin Beers

Program Analyst

Kia-Noelle Brown, MA

Research Coordinator

Kenneth Fobi

LMS Administrator

Lana Khamash

Research & Design Associate



Violet Macdonald

Marketing Associate

Vanessa Nisperos, LMSW

Associate Program Director

Huo Ling (Helen) Ruan

Program Manager

Elise Tosatti, MUP

Program Director



CUNY SPS and PEWL Leadership

Amy Perez

Executive Director, Office of Professional Education and Workplace Learning

Dawn Picken

Senior Program Director



Academy Innovation Resident



Our Collaborators















Robert T. Carter & Associates