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Dwight Panozzo PhD, LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Dwight Panozzo is a psychotherapist in private practice in Bergen County, New Jersey.

He is interested in LGBT practice, gay male parenting, and the marginalization of Martin Luther King Day in communities of privilege.

Dr. Panozzo received his PhD from NYU Silver School of Social Work in 2011, his certificate in psychoanalysis from the New Jersey Center for Modern Psychoanalysis in 2000, and his MSW from Hunter College in 1990.

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His dissertation title was Gay male couples who decide to parent: Motivations, division of child care responsibilities, and impact on relationship and life satisfaction.

Giselle Pardo LCSW, MPH |
Adjunct Lecturer

Senior Research Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor, NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

Giselle Pardo is currently the clinical supervisor for Project Step UP, a school, family, and community based mental health intervention for adolescents. She is also the senior research coordinator for Champ+ Argentina, a community-based mental health intervention for HIV infected youth and caregivers.

Gisselle has 17 years of experience providing mental health services in undeserved communities. Her clinical practice has focused on adolescent mental health; issues of trauma; domestic violence; and chronic illness, specifically HIV/AIDS. Her research interest and experience has focused on HIV/AIDS in international settings and the impact of poverty on children and families.   

Giselle earned her MSW from Fordham University in 1994 and her MPH (Global leadership concentration) from NYU in 2011.

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Alicea, S., Pardo, G, Conover, K., Gopalan, G., & McKay, M. (2012).  Step-up: promoting youth mental health and development in inner-city high schools.  Clinical Social Work Journal, 40 (2), 175-186.         

Gary Parker MSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Gary is currently the Deputy Director of the McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University Silver School of Social Work. He oversees the McSilver Institute’s communications, policy, operations, and organizational development. Alongside Director Mary McKernan McKay, Ph.D., he has guided the institute’s tremendous and continuing growth in size, scope and impact.

Gary is an accomplished writer, who has published articles in academic journals ,as well as opinion pieces in mainstream publications, including in The New York Times. Gary is also committed to developing the next generation of social workers. He teaches courses in such areas as community organizing, social welfare policy, and global social work practice. Gary brings a passion for applied research and social justice to all of his work and continually seeks to put theory, his academic training, and his commitment to stakeholder collaboration into practice to affect positive social change.

He received his MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in 2000, with an emphasis in Community Organization. He is currently a doctoral student at New York University Silver School ofSocial Work.

Parker, G., Ali, S., Ringell, K., McKay, M. (2014) Bi-directional Exchange: The Cornerstone of Globally Focused Social Work. Global Social Welfare: Research, Policy and Practice. 1(1), 1-8. 

McKay, M., Alicea, S., Elwyn, L., McClain, Z., Parker, G., Small, L. & Mellins, C. The Development and Implementation of Theory-Driven Programs Capable of Addressing Poverty-Impacted Children’s Health, Mental Health and Prevention Needs: CHAMP and CHAMP+, evidence-informed, Family-based Interventions to Address HIV Risk and Care. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 43 (3), 428-441. 
McGuire-Schwartz, M., Small, L.A., Parker, G., Kim, P., McKay, M. (2014). Relationships between Caregiver Violence Exposure, Caregiver Depression, and Youth Behavioral Health among Homeless Families. Research on Social Work Practice. DOI: 10.1177/1049731514553921

Dr. Steven Parker |
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Joan Pastore DSW, LCSW-R |
Adjunct Lecturer

Joan Pastore, is the Director at AMICO, where she oversees both the AMICO 59th St. and Eileen C. Dugan Senior Centers. AMICO promotes a sense of community, healthy aging and diversity. Dr. Pastore also sits on the Bioethics Committee and Institutional Review Board for Maimonides Medical Center.

Dr. Pastore's research interests include Bioethics, End of Life Decision Making and diversity in aging.

Dr. Pastore received her MSW from New York University and her DSW from Adelphi University, with a concentration in Policy and Administration.



Dr. Hansell Patterson MSW, LCSW, PhD |
Adjunct Associate Professor

Since 1987 Hansell Patterson has worked at the NYU Silver School of Social Work in various capacities in the MSW program, the undergraduate program, and in the Office of Field Learning and Community Partnerships. From 1987 to 1992, she was as a field instructor for MSW students. Since 1993, she has been a Practice I and II instructor. Other roles, in addition to teaching Practice, included student faculty advisor in both MSW and undergraduate programs from 1993-2003. Since 1992, she has also maintained a private practice in Manhattan.      

Dr. Patterson is very interested in education and curriculum and has volunteered for practice curriculum committees over the years. Her PhD dissertation topic, Attitudes of Recent MSW Graduates Toward Lesbians and Gay Men, also focused on how competently the study participants felt their individual programs had trained then to work with this population. She is also very interested in LGBT issues and has presented in a number of conferences and workshops over the years.                 

Dr. Patterson earned both her MSW and PhD from New York University Silver School of Social Work in 1987 and 2004, respectively.

David Pauley MA, MSW, LCSW |
Adjunct Assistant Professor

David Pauley is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York.

He works with children, adolescents and adults, and has long experience providing analytically-informed supervision to clinicians from all disciplines.

Mr. Pauley earned his MSW from New York University in 1994 and completed postgraduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy & psychoanalysis at PPSC and the Mid-Manhattan Institute for Psychoanalysis. He is a member of the faculty at PPSC.

Heidi Peck LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

From 2005 – 2007 she worked at Realization Center, Inc. 2007-2013 at the VA’s Brooklyn hospital and Harlem Community Based Outpatient Clinic. She was on the LGBT Workgroup at the Federal Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She’s served on the Advisory Board for Women Veterans at the NYC’s Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs since 2012. In 2001 she was elected to public office as a Committeewoman in NJ, and again in 2003. In 2013 she became Associate Director of Adult Services at The LGBT Center in Manhattan where she works today.

Ms. Peck presents on LGBTQIA topics and substance abuse with veterans.

She authored, "When To Surrender: A New Definition for Veterans in Substance Abuse Treatment" the New Social Worker Magazine.

Ms. Peck is an alumni of Silver School of Social Work class of 2005. Received her BASW from Rutgers, and was a fellow at Eagleton Institute of Politics.


Susan Pelosi |
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. David Peters |
Adjunct Lecturer
Colette Phipps |
Adjunct Lecturer
Andree Pilaro |
Adjunct Associate Professor
Stephen Pimpare |
Visiting Adjunct Associate Professor

Stephen Pimpare is the author of two books and some sixty articles, essays, and reviews about poverty, welfare, and inequality in the United States; his second book, A People's History of Poverty in America, received the Michael Harrington Award from the American Political Science Association for “demonstrating how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.” He has previously served as a program developer and senior manager for organizations addressing issues of poverty and hunger in New York City, work for which he was a co-recipient of the Congressional Hunger Center's Victory Against Hunger Award. In addition to his work in the traditional classroom, Dr. Pimpare has designed and taught online courses for Americorps VISTA. He is currently at work on The Celluloid Poorhouse: 111 Years of Poverty and Homelessness in the Movies and a new textbook on social welfare policy in the U.S.

Dr. Sharon Pinsker LCSW-R, CASAC |
Adjunct Associate Professor

Sharon Pinsker maintains a private practice in Brooklyn.

She is especially interested in the well-being of social workers; her dissertation was on job satisfaction among social workers. She has particular expertise in countertransference, end of life issues, substance abuse, and resilience after trauma.

She earned her BS in Psychology from Brooklyn College, her MSW from Hunter College School of Social Work, and will be completing her PhD in Social Work at New York University.


Jessica Platt |
Adjunct Lecturer
Erica Ponteen LMSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

She has worked as a licensed clinical social worker in residential programs, schools, preventive, and child welfare agencies.

Her academic, research and professional interests include the bio-psycho-social adjustment of U.S. military veterans, child welfare issues, women and youth transformation after crisis. Her unique clinical approach has been recognized as innovating. As a result, she has presented and consulted on research projects on female empowerment and mental health issues among female adolescent development in schools and in community agencies.

She received a BA from Pace University and earned her MSW from New York University, Silver School of Social Work in 2009. Currently, Erica Ponteen continues her studies at Fordham University, Graduate School of Social Services and continues to practice as a Social Worker.

Donna Pope |
Adjunct Lecturer
Olivia Prud'Homme |
Adjunct Lecturer