Skip to main content
What We Do
Our Focus Areas
Adult Protective Services
Children’s Research Center
Pretrial Justice Reform
Team Decision Making
Data for Equity
For Social Workers and Supervisors
Meet Our Staff
Structured Decision Making® (SDM) Model
The SDM® Model in Child Protection
The SDM® Model in Juvenile Justice
The SDM® Model in Adult Protection
Sign Up for SDM News
Juvenile Assessment and Intervention System™ (JAIS)
Correctional Assessment and Intervention System™ (CAIS)
Customized Risk & Needs Assessment
Training & TA
News & Events
News of Interest
Media for a Just Society Awards
2018 Distinguished Achievement Award
Search this site
Message From the CEO
Board of Directors
- Any -
Administration and HR
IT and Web Applications
Matthew Levenson joined the NCCD team as a program associate in May 2016, soon after receiving his MSW from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While completing his master’s...
Alex Lincoln joined NCCD in 2008. As the IT manager, Alex is responsible for supervising all operations of the IT department, including infrastructure, network and systems...
Barbi Lona has been assisting with monitoring project management and administration at NCCD since 2016, first as an administrative assistant and now as a program associate....
Mike Malloy joined NCCD as a researcher in February 2017. Prior to that, he worked as a deputy data director for the Wisconsin Democratic Coordinated Campaign during the 2016...
Lynnā McPhatter-Harris, MS, EdD, is a program associate with NCCD, where her primary work is to assist child welfare agencies in their implementation of strengths-based,...
Child Welfare Practice and Team Decision Making Manager
Heather Meitner, MSW, is the Child Welfare Practice and Team Decision Making Manager with NCCD. She works nationally with child welfare organizations as a trainer and...
Karen Meulendyke primarily develops and implements Structured Decision Making ® systems to support child welfare and adult protective service agencies. Prior to this, she...
Katie Meyer joined NCCD’s Madison office as a program associate in 2012 to work on the promotion, marketing, development, and implementation of NCCD’s Juvenile Assessment and...
Belinda Nip is senior accountant with NCCD. She works with the controller to complete monthly close procedures and to prepare monthly financial statements. She also handles...
Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives
Deirdre O’Connor , MSW, LCSW, is NCCD's associate director for strategic initiatives, based in Washington, DC. Deirdre has experience working with child welfare, juvenile...