Lives in the Balance staff members are passionate about kids, devoted to our values and mission, and energized to change things for the better. No slackers in this crowd...

Ross Greene Ross Greene, Ph.D., Founding Director, served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech and adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology Sydney in Australia.
Liz Rudman Liz Rudman, Director of Everything, previously worked as an assistant director of an adoption agency, a career counselor, a rehabilitation counselor, and an advertising executive in New York City. She oversees conference planning, workshops, trainings, and -- well, pretty much everything else -- at Lives in the Balance.
Patricia Tobin Patricia Tobin, Director of Development, has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit development, managing both large multimillion-dollar campaigns and small annual funds. The majority of Patricia‚Äôs fundraising career has been centered around nonprofits whose mission is to support and improve the lives of the most vulnerable children in our society.  
K Hopkins

Kim Hopkins-Betts, LICSW, Director of Outreach, has previously managed the clinical departments of two organizations serving youth and families in residential facilities. Kim tries to ensure that caregivers receive the support and resources they need in parenting and working with kids with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. 

Maile Munsen Maile Munson, LICSW, Director of Advocacy, has more than 20 years of experience in supporting young people with emotional and behavioral challenges in a variety of school settings, including residential homes, therapeutic day schools, public schools, and private independent day schools. She is certified as a provider and trainer in the CPS model
Stacy Hanes Stacy Haynes, Ed.D., Director of Inclusion and Equity, is a licensed professional counselor and clinical supervisor specializing in the treatment of social, behavioral and emotional challenges of children. She is a certified provider in the CPS model and trains schools, facilities, and other providers in the model.  
Cynthia Graton Cynthia Graton, Director of Quality Control, has worked as a psychoeducator in an organization dedicated to treating the most severe and persistent childhood behavioral disorders in the health care system. She is s certified provider in the CPS model and trains schools, facilities, and other providers in the model.

We'd also like to acknowledge some very talented people who have been central to the development of this website, including the supremely talented and patient Jon Sachs (who designed the site), the smart folks at Redfin Solutions (whose technical expertise makes it all work), and Jack Maypole, M.D. (for his outstanding artwork on the cartoons).