Doreen Salina, Ph.D. – President and Director

Dr. Salina has significant expertise in working with community agencies, the criminal justice system and consulting to governmental, community and public sectors. She is a clinical and forensic psychologist who provides these services throughout the country.

As a faculty member of Northwestern University, Dr. Salina’s work has focused on applied research with marginalized populations, including incarcerated individuals as well working on reducing health disparities. She frequently collaborates with community agencies, and public health departments on these projects.

Linda Lesondak, Ph.D. – Director of Research & Development

Dr. Lesondak is trained as a Community Psychologist and has extensive experience in STI and HIV, as well as a diverse portfolio of community planning, strategic planning, and various organizing initiatives, including project management. Her background in evaluation, research, quality management and performance management initiatives were further developed during her 12 year tenure at the Chicago Department of Public Health.  Dr. Lesondak  has managed a diverse portfolio of STI/HIV research and evaluation activities and have achieved measurable and verifiable improvements in quality management and effectiveness of care services and prevention programs.  Dr. Lesondak has developed and managed multi-million dollar grants from city, state, and federal agencies.