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, PhD, Founding Director, served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for over 20 years, and is now adjunct Associate 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.
Gale Kurtz Gale Kurtz, Executive Director, previously worked as Director of Development at the Portland (Maine) Stage Company and Hospice of Southern Maine, and Director of Operations at The Traditional School of Sacred Arts in Tok, Alaska.
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Kim Hopkins-Betts, LICSW, Director of Outreach and Communications, has previously managed the clinical departments of two organizations serving youth and families in residential facilities.

Liz Rudman Liz Rudman, Director of Conference Planning, Training, and Administration, previously worked as an assistant director of an adoption agency, a career counselor, a rehabilitation counselor, and an advertising executive in New York City.
Monique Lefebvre Monique Lefebvre, Advocacy and Policy Manager, previously worked for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), facilitating immersive education programs advocating cross-cultural communications and collaborations, and as the Director of Marketing, Communications, and Storytelling for Omprakash.  
Jennifer Winkler Jenny Winkler, PhD, Director of Research and Program Evaluation, earned her degree at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine in Seattle, and has vast experience as a community mediator and mediation trainer.
Viktoria Johnson Viktoria Johnson, social work intern, is completing her Masters Degree in Social Work from University of New England. She received her Bachelors in Social Work from University of Southern Maine.
Tim and Anne Ann Landsberg and Tim Baehr volunteer their time to handle communications and order fulfillment for the Lives in the Balance Care Package program.

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).