Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Martha A. Gabriel MSW, PhD |
Retired Associate Professor of Social Work

Martha A. Gabriel retired from her position as an NYU Silver Associate Professor in August 2017 after 30 years as a full-time faculty member. She continues to direct the School's Post-Master's Certificate Program in Clinical Supervision as an adjunct faculty member.

Dr. Gabriel received both her MSW and PhD in social work from Smith College School of Social Work. Prior to coming to the Silver School, Dr. Gabriel was an associate in the Department of Psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of social work at the Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. Dr. Gabriel has been a member of the NYU Silver School of Social Work faculty since 1987 and teaches in the human behavior and clinical practice areas. Twice the recipient of the Silver School's teaching award 2011 and the NASW Diego Lopez Memorial AIDS Service Award in 1997.

Her areas of interest include health; mental health (particularly HIV); gay, lesbian, and transgender issues; and secondary traumatic stress. She has most recently co-authored an article in the area of lesbian and gay studies titled Utilization of Psychotherapy by Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals: Findings from a Nationwide Survey. Her publications included a book titled AIDS Trauma and Support Group Therapy: Mutual Aid, Empowerment and Connection. Early in the AIDS epidemic Dr. Gabriel worked in group services at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis. Her journal publications reflect a broad range of clinical issues and including such topics as: boredom, group therapists’ countertransference issues, anniversary reactions, co-group leadership, vengeance, self-disclosure in lesbian therapists, and secondary traumatic stress in social work practitioners

Elizabeth Galderisis-Kohlmeier |
Adjunct Lecturer
Heather Gay LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Heather Gay has worked at the Ali Forney Center since 2007, providing services to homeless LGBTQ youth, aged 16-24. Heather began at Ali Forney as the Mental Health Specialist, providing direct-care mental health services. Currently, she is the Deputy Executive Director of Programs, overseeing all mental health, drop-in, and housing program services.

Heather received her Master’s in Social Work from New York University in 2007. Additionally, Heather completed a two-year psychotherapy training program at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy, and she is an Adjunct Professor in the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, as well as NYU.

Briana Gilmore |
Adjunct Lecturer
Elizabeth Gilmore LCSW, CASAC |
Adjunct Lecturer

Ms. Gilmore has extensive experience working in healthcare as a clinician, manager, and administrator with the Department of Veterans Affairs. She has also worked as a manager in the nonprofit field in the antipoverty sector.

Her areas of interest include substance abuse, mental health, and medical care. Program management, staff supervision and training are also areas of expertise.

Ms. Gilmore holds a BA in Psychology from the City College of New York, an MSW with a concentration in Group Work from the Columbia University School of Social Work, and an MS in Health Care Management from NYU's Wagner School of Public Service. She also has a Certificate in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Westchester Community College.

Dr. David Gitelson |
Adjunct Lecturer
Ines Gonzalez MSW, LMSW (NY), LP (NY) |
Adjunct Lecturer

Ines Gonzalez is a LCSW graduate from NYU Silver School of Social Work and is a Licensed Psychoanalyst graduate from the Harlem Family Psychoanalytic Institute. In her career that spans for more than twenty years, Ms. Gonzalez has worked as a private practitioner, an administrator and a clinical supervisor . She has done extensive trainings and strategic planning for several agencies including Good Shepherd Services Training Institute and Planned Parenthood. In her leadership role for the New York State Chapter of the North American Family Institute, she helped to create evidence-based programming and wraparound services for Westchester County youth previously served in restrictive residential settings. As the founding Family Center Director at Neighbor’s Link, a community center for immigrant families in Mt. Kisco, NY, she oversaw several programs for youth and for families with children of all ages. Currently, Ms. Gonzalez works for the NYC Department of Education and is an adjunct at Columbia University's School of Social Work.

Melissa Goodman |
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Melissa Goodman, LCSW, serves as the clinical supervisor of the Mount Sinai Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention (SAVI) Program. She also provides short-term psychotherapy at Mount Sinai Queens in Astoria to survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and commercial sexual exploitation.  A trauma specialist, Melissa earned her Master’s Degree in social work at New York University in 1994.  She cut her social work teeth at Elmhurst Hospital in emergency psychiatry by working on a mobile crisis unit before transitioning to SAVI in 2000.  She subsequently earned a certificate as a Geriatric Scholar, and one in Executive Leadership in the Not-For-Profit Sector.  She received a Declaration of Honor from Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall for “exemplary leadership” in raising awareness and improving services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault and their families in October, 2010. More recently, she was awarded the 2016 Woman of the Year award by The Zonta Club of Greater Queens.

Melissa transitioned to social work after a successful career as a medical writer/editor.  She earned her first master’s degree in journalism (science communication) from Boston University.  In that career, she traveled around the world covering medical conventions and reporting on developments in medicine.   She won the Vincent Downing Award for Excellence in Medical Communications and ended that career as a Vice President and Editorial Director.

As an adjunct assistant professor at the Silver School of Social Work,  Melissa teaches “Clinical Practice with Survivors of Intimate Partner  violence.”








Susan Goodman LCSW |
Adjunct Lecturer

Susan Goodman, LCSW has worked with children, adolescents and adults for more than 28 years, in private practice, schools, and hospitals. She maintains a private practice in Westport, CT and NYC and is an Adjunct Lecturer in the NYU Silver School of Social Work where she teaches about Parent/Child Work.

Certified in the psychoanalytic treatment of children and adolescents from The Post Graduate Institute and Institute for Child, Adolescent and Family Studies, she has extensive training and expertise in concurrent parent-child psychotherapy, individual work with tweens, teens and young adults, and in trauma-informed play therapy.

Ms. Goodman is most informed by developmental theory, and trained in other modalities that bring about mind/body integration. Areas of clinical focus include trauma, loss, identity development and relationship issues, interplay between culture and identity, perfectionism, and all forms of anxiety and depression.

Ms. Goodman earned her MSW at NYU Graduate School of Social Work and an MSJ at Northwestern’s Graduate School of Journalism. Previously, she served as the middle school counselor at Rye Country Day School and as Senior Consultant to ChildFirst, where she trained and supervised clinical directors and their teams in Trauma-Informed Parent-Child Psychotherapy.

Select Publications:

“The Balancing Act: Concurrent Parent/Child Work,“ Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy ( 2017) Vol.16 (4), 252-257

“Traumatic Loss and Developmental Interruption in Adolescence: An Integrative Approach,” Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy (2013) Vol. 12 (2), 72-83

Dr. Mara E. Gottlieb PhD, LMSW (NY) & (CT) |
Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Gottlieb is the founder of Talking Changes (, an anti-oppression training consultancy. Workshops are targeted toward social service providers and address issues ranging from self-care to cultural responsiveness. She received the CT NASW "Distinguished Achievement" award in 2017. 
Dr. Gottlieb has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels for over 10 years. Her primary areas of teaching are in Practice and HB, always with an anti-oppression and social-constructionist lens. Her dissertation research measured the impact of self-compassion and self-awareness on the ability to work within a cross-cultural dyad. Her teaching style is collaborative and highly interactive. 
Dr. Gottlieb's areas of scholarship include the role of self-compassion in social work pedagogy and practice; optimal methods for teaching cultural humility in social work education; structural racism and other forms of oppression; and on the construction and validation of a cultural humility scale. 
Dr. Gottlieb earned her PhD and MSW from NYU, and her BA from Brown University.

Dr. Lena Green DSW, LCSW, CLC |
Adjunct Lecturer
Lena Green (3) (2)

Dr. Lena Green, DSW, LCSW, CLC serves as the Deputy Director in the Office of Substance Use Policy, Planning and Monitoring at the NYC Department of Social Services. As a clinical social worker, psychotherapist and fatherhood practitioner,

Dr. Green has over 15 years of direct clinical practice with families.

Her areas of expertise include fatherhood, child-parent psychotherapy, attachment and perinatal mood disorders. Dr. Green is devoted to promoting open dialogue around the destigmitazation of father absence, mental health in men and ensuring that all children have access to both parents in a safe co-parenting environment.  Dr. Green’s work explores risk factors for developing perinatal depression, experiences of young fathers and the impact on paternal involvement and family dynamics.

Dr. Green holds a DSW and MSW from NYU, a BA in psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and several post-masters certificates from Hunter College, NYU and Columbia University.

Joan Greenberg |
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lena Green (3) (2)
Dr. Rick Greenberg |
Adjunct Associate Professor
Ronnie Greenberg |
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Dr. Diane Grodney |
Adjunct Associate Professor
Fanny Gutiérrez-Meyers MSW |
Visiting Clinical Instructor of Social Work

Fanny Gutiérrez-Meyers is Visiting Clinical Instructor of Social Work at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, she was a personal counselor at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. She holds a MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and a BA in Psychology from Haverford College.

Ms. Gutiérrez-Meyers’s clinical interests include adolescent development and group therapy.  She is a licensed clinical social worker who for the past 12 years has provided individual, group and family therapy for adolescents and adults in a variety of settings including outpatient, school, residential, and partial hospitalization programs. In addition to her clinical experience, Ms. Gutiérrez-Meyers was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guayaquil, Ecuador as family educator with Fundación Junto con los Niños, a program serving street working children and their families.