Christine Trotta ’11, LCSW, is a Clinician II Therapist, RBHA-Adult Substance Use Disorders Division.

Eleanor Umphres ’11 joined the United States Air Force JAG Corps and was recently promoted to captain. She is currently the chief of operations law, litigation, and investigations at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. While serving as a practicing attorney, Eleanor utilizes her social work education and skills daily when interacting with commanders, colleagues, and all parties involved in courts-martial.

Ame Bora ’12 is the development department coordinator for the Center for Reproductive Rights.

Golda Calonge ’13 is in-house counsel for 9 Story Media Group. She is “happy to discuss the transition from social work to law.” The organization also provides research-based programs for children (e.g., Blue’s Clues, Daniel Tiger, Karma’s World) and is happy to connect on that as well.

Elizabeth Englander ’13 is a mental health and wellness engagement manager for Jewish Family and Children’s Services in Waltham, MA.

In April, 2022, Janaé Perkins ’15 was appointed as the inaugural director of advising and student success at Roxbury Community College. She was hired to help transform the department into a more holistic model and provide guidance and support to a team of academic advisors, using her social work background to view and engage students as a “whole” person, addressing academic and life challenges, and provide the support that will facilitate their success.

Aviva Cohen ’16 was promoted in July 2022, to the role of chief strategy officer of Hands Across Long Island, Inc. (HALI), the only recipient-run behavioral health agency in its region, and a trusted guide in the implementation of peer support. 

Erin Hughes ’16 is primary therapist at Monte Nido & Affiliates.

Asaf Eyal ’17 was appointed to be the program director of a new homeless shelter. The shelter was recently opened r in order to mitigate the asylum seeker crisis in NYC, and serves many families.

Hannah Mitchell ’17 and Vanessa Zinke ’17 recently opened Reaching Resilience Therapy (RRT), a bilingual virtual group private practice in NYC. They used their skills learned at CSSW and in their field placements to specialize in medical trauma, grief and loss, life transitions, immigration trauma, domestic violence, and human trafficking. RRT also provides nonprofit consulting to assist organizations in expanding their support programs and establishing trauma informed service delivery to serve their clients.

Combining his love for mental health and writing, Kenneth Reed ’18 wrote and published his debut poetry anthology, Closure., which discusses the authentic cycle of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery that we’ve all encountered.

Julia Suklevski 18 was promoted to clinical social work supervisor at NYC Health + Hospitals.

Tamieka Welsh ’18 is an adjunct professor at NYU and Howard University. 

Cailin Schupbach ’19 is the LIHI program lead for Therapeutic Health Services in Seattle, WA.

Annie Siegel ’19 recently started a new position with Fidelity Investments after spending 2.5 years with the National Association of Social Workers in New Jersey and Delaware. . In this role, Annie is working to improve the client experience for Fidelity Institutional and Private Investing clients by developing resources and analyzing data on corporate actions. In addition, Annie is starting her second year as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University’s MSW program teaching policy and generalist courses.