Kim Conklin

Kim Conklin_lowresKim Conklin joined Hanna Perkins in 2016 as a teacher in the EPIC Program for children with Autism Spectrum diagnoses.

With a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ohio University, and a master’s in Psychology – Counseling and Psychotherapy from Antioch University Seattle, Conklin began her work life with adolescents in therapeutic settings.

She went on to attain an American Montessori Society Preprimary certificate, and taught in a Montessori classroom. Following a period of stay-at-home parenting, Conklin returned to teaching in the early childhood program at The Music Settlement. There, she spent nine years as a science specialist and two as a pre-kindergarten integrated-classroom teacher.

Kirsten Radivoyevitch

Kirsten Radivoyevitch_lowresKirsten Radivoyevitch joined Hanna Perkins in 2016 as a teacher in the EPIC Program for children with Autism Spectrum diagnoses.

She holds a bachelors’ degree in sociology and anthropology from Allegheny College, and earned as masters’ degree in education from John Carroll University, and a certificate in administration with a focus on early childhood education.

Before joining the Hanna Perkins teaching staff, she taught in an integrated classroom at The Music Settlement, combining children with and without special needs. Prior to that, she taught and served as an administrator at St. Paul’s Cooperative Preschool. Earlier in her career, she was as an education specialist at Drayton Hall, a museum in Charleston, S.C., owned by The National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Radivoyevitch holds an adjunct faculty appointment at Cuyahoga Community College, where she teaches courses in early childhood education and serves as a mentor and supervisor of students in the Early Childhood Education program.

Devra Adelstein

Devra Adelstein, LISW-S, is a clinical social worker and child psychoanalyst who serves on the faculty of the Hanna Perkins Center and the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center. She consults with schools on issues of child and adolescent development and maintains a private practice in Cleveland Heights, working with children, adolescents, adults and families. She is a graduate of the New Directions Writing Program.

Kimberly Bell

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Kimberly Bell

Kimberly Bell, Ph.D. joined The Hanna Perkins Center in November 2015 as Clinical Director of the Hadden Clinic for Children & Families. The position includes appointment to the John A. Hadden, Jr., M.D. Professorship in Psychoanalytic Child Development at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Bell is a licensed clinical psychologist with nearly 20 years of experience treating children, adolescents and families. She specializes in learning issues, parenting, separation anxiety and women’s issues.

In addition to maintaining a private practice, she has served as a management psychologist, providing such services as pre-employment assessments and leadership coaching. She continues to provide consulting services for Psychological & Behavioral Consultants, of Beachwood, Ohio.

From 2005 to 2010, Bell served in a variety of capacities at Hanna Perkins, including co-director of the Hadden Clinic and director of pre- and post-doctoral training programs.

Prior to moving to the Cleveland area, Bell worked in Michigan doing assessment, testing and individual psychotherapy in both outpatient and inpatient settings, and served as case manager for a community mental health center.

She has taught at Hawken School, John Carroll University and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and has presented on child and adolescent development throughout the Cleveland area.

She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and both her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology at the University of Detroit-Mercy.

 

Kenna Mycek

Kenna-MycekKenna Mycek, M.S.W., earned her master’s degree from Cleveland State University, where she was inducted into the Phi Alpha Honor Society in 2006 for her academic achievement.  She received the Social Worker Recognition Award from Cuyahoga County in 2000, based on her outstanding work on behalf of children and families.  She then completed her training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center and is currently a candidate in child analysis at the Hanna Perkins Center for Research in Child Development.

Victoria Todd

victoria toddVictoria Todd, LISW-S, MSW, Child & Adolescent Psychoanalyst, is a summa cum laude graduate of Case Western Reserve University with a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology and a master’s degree in Social Administration.

A qualified child psychoanalyst, she completed her training at the Hanna Perkins Center for Research in Child Development.

A member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, the Association for Child Psychoanalysis and the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center, she teaches classes and workshops at Case Western Reserve University. She served on the Treatment Subcommittee of the Ohio Child Sexual Abuse Grant and was a member of the Guardian ad Litem Advisory Board and the Children at Risk Coalition.

She developed the “My Mad Feelings” curriculum to prevent bullying by working with children as young as 4 to understand their emotions and appropriately express themselves.

Based on her 25-plus years of experience in assisting children, adolescents and parents as well as her work as a preschool, elementary, middle and high school consultant, she received the President’s Award from the Junior League and was named in Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals in Mental Health-Honor’s Edition, Who’s Who Among Executive and Professional Women in Healthcare and Who’s Who Among American Women.

Carol Paull

Carol Paull, MA, MSSA, LISW, is a psychotherapist in private practice serving children, adolescents and adults.  She also works with parents, couples and families.

She provides consultations to schools; continuing education for teachers; and offers education/support groups for parents.  She graduated from the Mandel School of Social Science and Hanna Perkins Center’s Analytic Training Program.

More information is available at her professional website, CSPCounseling.com.

Pam Millar

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Pam Millar is Associate Director of Community Engagement & School Programs at The Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development.

In that role, she manages for education and outreach programming for early childhood professionals, and services to families with young children. She also has responsibility for compliance with county- and state-funded programs, and licensing and accreditation requirements.

Before joining Hanna Perkins, Millar was a long-time staff member at the Centers For Families and Children – serving most recently as site manager for its Mather Center for Early Learning. She also has had a long affiliation with Hanna Perkins – receiving professional training and consultation on various occasions beginning in 1980.

“I am a true believer in the philosophy and child development practices that I have learned from Hanna Perkins over the years, and I am thrilled to now find myself working here,” she said.

Millar, a lifelong Clevelander, holds a BS degree in social work and psychology from Notre Dame College. She lives in Lakewood.

Shari Nacson

Shari Nacson has served as Interim Director of Community Engagement since July 2012, overseeing professional development offerings, publications, community partnerships and outreach to parents with young children.

She is a freelance editor and clinical social worker in private practice, specializing in child and adolescent psychotherapy, parent guidance, and consultation. An experienced adult educator, Nacson’s courses include infant and toddler development; collaboration among professional providers and parents; child abuse and neglect; and the ethics of court-involved cases.

Nacson is a candidate in the Hanna Perkins Center’s post-graduate training in child psychoanalysis. Prior to her work in Cleveland, Nacson had extensive experience with juvenile court and the child welfare system through her role as Program Director of the Denver CASA program. Editorial work has included manuscripts, journal articles and dissertations.

A graduate of Rutgers College, Nacson received her graduate degree in social work from Case Western Reserve University in 2002. She has received honors and awards for her scholarly work in the field of children’s mental health.

Nacson currently serves on the board of Caring Cubs and is a member of NAEYC, the Northern Ohio Clinical Social Work Society and the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center.

Jeannine Lehman

Jeannine Lehman joined Hanna Perkins Center for Child Development as Finance Director in January 2013. Lehman has 20 years of accounting experience – much of it in the not-for-profit environment.

Before joining Hanna Perkins, she managed the finance, budgeting and audit functions of Robert Stark Enterprises, a Cleveland-based real estate development company. Her role there included financial management of Section 8 subsidized housing under strict federal guidelines.

Prior to that, she was director of finance and human resources for Community Legal Aid, which provides legal services and programs to low-income individuals across six Northeast Ohio counties. She also was involved in creating the finance department at Light Of Hearts Villa in Bedford ­ – a not-for-profit assisted living facility.

“I have a passion for non-profit accounting because the work makes a tangible difference,” Lehman said. “I’m excited to be a part Hanna Perkins. This position will allow me to apply my accounting experience to a wonderful organization with a mission that speaks to my heart as a mother – a place where it’s all about the children.”

Lehman lives in Hudson. She grew up in the Chautauqua region of Western New York, and graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York-Fredonia with a major in accounting.