Abigail is the Director of Support Groups at CaringKind, and former Social Work Supervisor at MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care. Her focus of practice is medical social work, with an emphasis on clinical supervision and teaching. She received her Master of Social Work degree from NYU, as well as post-graduate certificates in Palliative and End-of-Life Care and Clinical Supervision.
Elana Needle is the Anchor Collaboration Coordinator at Race Forward. As the Anchor Coordinator, Elana brings 9 nationally preeminent racial justice organizations together to work on short and long term collaborative projects to move the needle on racial equity in the US. Previously, she worked in the leadership development field, a childhood obesity intervention, and addressing various women's issues. Elana received her BA in Women’s Studies and an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning both from Tufts University, and her PhD from Stony Brook University, in Social Welfare.
Elana’s research interests are racial, economic and gender inequality in the United States. Past topics included: intersectional analysis of domestic violence survivors, assessment of TANF legislation, middle school factors leading to high school drop out, and the extent to which desegregation in four CIvil Rights Era cities impacted African American residents. Elana’s dissertation applied a Social Determinants of Health theoretical model to childhood obesity, concentrating on the school food environment, race, gender and socioeconomic status.
Dr. Jamesetta A. Newland is a clinical professor at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, teaching in the master's and doctoral programs. As a family nurse practitioner in primary care at NYU Langone Ambulatory Care West Side, she manages her own panel of patients. She is a strong proponent for health promotion and disease prevention, helping patients achieve their individual maximal health.
Her expertise in nurse practitioner education and practice has led to ongoing consultations in Botswana, Japan, and Lithuania and appointment as a Fulbright Specialist. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is the editor-in-chief of The Nurse Practitioner journal with Wolters Kluwer Health. Focus of her writing includes the social and health issues facing African American adolescent girls and women, and the integration of behavioral health and primary care for children.
She earned her masters from Pace University and PhD from University of Pennsylvania.
Anthony teaches courses in peace, social justice, social work, and multifaith leadership. He previously served as Director of NYU’s post-graduate certificate program in Spirituality and Social Work. He has 20 years of counseling, coaching, management, and teaching experience.
Anthony is a Cofounder of MindfulCloud PBC, media and technology for social good. In collaboration with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., MindfulCloud recently produced an award-winning film.
Anthony has worked internationally and domestically in prisons, hospice facilities, inner-city churches and schools, and legal and social service centers. He lived and worked in India with Mother Teresa, and also in Latin America, with community-based organizations and victims of war and violence.
He earned law and social work degrees and is currently pursuing his social work doctorate focused on social justice pedagogy.
Michael Nott has a private practice with offices in Manhattan and Long Island. He is a staff therapist for the Family and Couples Therapy Services (FACTS) program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy. He also is a member of the Counseling Center staff at Concordia College.
Michael earned his MSW from NYU in 2009. He holds Post-Masters Degree certificates in Clinical Work with Adolescents from NYU and from the Family and Couples Therapy Services (FACTS) program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy.
Jeanne Nugent is Clinical Associate in Psychiatric Social Work at the Columbia Day Treatment Program. She is also a Psychotherapist in Private Practice and Faculty in Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, with experience in individual, couple and group psychotherapy, and specialties in disorders of anxiety, mood, personality, identity, and substance use. Jeanne received her MSW from Hunter College—CUNY, and her MA and PhD in art history from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jeanne has undergone foundational training in DBT through Behavioral Tech-Linehan Institute, SIFI certification at NYU, interpersonal psychotherapy training at the William Alanson White Institute, and modern psychoanalytic training through the Center for Group Studies. She has extensive experience leading groups, including manualized treatment (CBT, DBT, Seeking Safety, symptom-management, relapse-prevention), specialized groups (substance abuse, diverse gender and sexuality, co-occurring disorders, gender-specific), psychoeducation groups (community resources, addictions), and process groups integrating DBT-informed, interpersonal psychotherapy, and modern analytic methods.