Department of Applied Psychology

Group Relations Conference

Conference Staff

DIRECTORATE

CONFERENCE FOUNDING DIRECTOR - Mary B. McRae, Ed.D.: Associate Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development. Private Practice, Organizational Consultant. Member, New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations, and Social Systems; Fellow, AKRI. 

CONFERENCE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - René J. Molenkamp, PhD: External Consultant IMD, Switzerland and INSEAD, France; Adjunct Faculty, Department of Leadership Studies, University of San Diego; Director of Leadership Programs, Chesapeake Center for Public Leadership, Washington, DC; Fellow, AKRI and Co-founder, Group Relations International.

DIRECTOR OF EVALUATION RESEARCH - Perry Halkitis, PhD, MS: Associate Dean for Research and Doctoral Studies, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Professor of Applied Psychology, Public Health, and Medicine; Director, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), New York University.

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATOR - Anthony Freire, LMHC-LP; MA: New York University; Mental Health Practitioner at the Institute for Community Living, Brooklyn, NY. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) therapist-in-training, certification pending.

CONFERENCE ASSOCIATE ADMINISTRATOR - Matthew Graziano, MSW, LMSW: Doctoral Student and adjunct faculty, Counseling Psychology, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University; previously school social worker, urban school district in Northern New Jersey.

CONSULTING STAFF

Sandra I. Dias, M.Ed: Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology, Department of Applied Psychology, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Research Assistant, Immigration Studies, New York University.

Howard A. Friedman, Ph.D.: Psychologist, Private Practice; Adj. Faculty, Department of Applied Psychology, New York University; Adj. Faculty, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital; Member, LGBT Study Group, William Alanson White Institute; Member, A.K. Rice Institute; President, New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations and Social Systems.

Frank Marrocco, Ph.D.: Clinical Psychologist/Psychoanalyst; Private Clinical and Consulting Practice, New York, NY. Graduate, The William Alanson White Institute: Advanced Training Program in Psychoanalysis & the Organization Program; Chair LGBT programs The William Alanson White Institute; Vice President, the New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations and Social Systems; Associate, A. K. Rice Institute.

Patrick Jean-Pierre, Psy.D; Project Associate, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Staff Member/Consultant, Wharton School of Executive Education, University of Pennsylvania; Youth and Families Mental Health provider, Supreme Consultants.

Mineko Anne Onue, BA: Doctoral Student, Applied Psychology, New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Member-at-large, The New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations, and Social Systems; Adjunct Professor, Applied Psychology, New York University; Psychology Extern, National Institute for the Psychotherapies; Bachelor of Arts, Brown University.

Christopher Rodriguez, BA: Human Resources Director, NYC Department of Education; Educational and Training Consultant; MA Candidate, Department of Public Health, School of Public Health, University of California; Board Member, National Association of Hispanic Healthcare Executives; Associate, the New York Center for the Study of Groups, Organizations, and Social Systems; Affiliate, AKRI.

Flora N. Taylor, Ph.D: Psychologist in private practice, South Orange, NJ; Organizational Development Consultant, Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Member, Washington-Baltimore Center, A.K. Rice Institute, Philadelphia Center for Organizational Dynamics.

Kristen Wolf, MA: Mental health practitioner; substance abuse counselor, Veritas Therapeutic Community's Young Mothers Program; Facilitation consultant and Adjunct Instructor, New York University and CUNY Brooklyn College. Kristen received her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from New York University.