Staff

Staff

Heather Meitner
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
Program Associate
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
Program Associate
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...
Senior Accountant
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...
Deirdre O'Connor
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...
Desktop Support
Alex Palamides joined NCCD as desktop support in October 2016. In addition to providing direct support to staff, he helps maintain documentation, monitors IT workload, and...
Program Associate
Catherine Paradisin joined NCCD as a program associate in February 2017. She facilitates use of the Structured Decision Making ® system in child welfare contexts, and she...
Kathy Park
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of NCCD, Kathy Park provides strategic vision to the organization while overseeing programmatic and organizational operations. Kathy has led key initiatives including...
Financial Contract Analyst
Debra Paulus has been employed by NCCD since 1993. She is responsible for developing project budgets and providing financial oversight for projects administered by the Midwest...
Administrative Assistant
Angelique Peppers started with NCCD in 2014 as an intern completing data entry and assistance for LGBTQ, permanency, and juvenile justice projects. Angelique joined the...