People

Person Sort Control Person Display
Miriam Landsman
Miriam Landsman

Miriam Landsman, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Title/Position
Executive Director
Phone
Miriam Landsman is Executive Director of the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice and Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Iowa. Dr. Landsman’s primary areas of research are family centered approaches to child welfare practice and the child welfare workforce.
Brad Richardson
Brad Richardson

Brad Richardson, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Research Director
Adjunct Associate Professor
Brad Richardson is Research Scientist/Engineer and Adjunct Associate Professor in The University of Iowa School of Social Work. As Research Director of the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice, he also serves as co-Director of the Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation and is Coordinator of the DMC Resource Center and Minority Youth and Families Initiative.
Lisa D'Aunno
Lisa D'Aunno

Lisa D'Aunno, J.D.

Title/Position
Training Director
Adjunct Associate Professor
Phone
Lisa D'Aunno is Director of Training and Adjunct Associate Professor.  Lisa has 31 years of experience as a child welfare attorney, clinical professor of law, trainer, technical assistance consultant and social work program administrator in Iowa, Michigan and Illinois.
Anne Abbott
Anne Abbott

Anne Abbott, M.P.P.

Title/Position
Program Director, Public Health Evaluation
Phone
Anne Abbott is a Program Director at the National Resource Center in the Center for Public Health Evaluation. Her work focuses on child, family, and adolescent health and evaluation capacity building.
Stephanie Besch
Stephanie Besch

Stephanie Besch

Title/Position
Research Associate
Phone
As Program Coordinator at the National Resource Center, Stephanie Besch is the local site coordinator for the Safe Babies Court Team in Polk County, Iowa, a demonstration site for the Infant and Toddler Court Team program of Zero to Three funded by the Health Resources Services Administration.
Debbie Black
Debbie Black

Debbie Black

Title/Position
Office Manager
Phone
Debbie Black is Office Manager at the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice. Ms. Black has been at the Resource Center for 25 years and works on a wide range of projects, in addition to managing office staff and serving as fiscal manager for the Center.
Sarah Strack
Photo of Sarah Strack

Sarah Strack, MPH

Title/Position
Research Specialist
Phone
As  a Research Specialist at the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice.  Sarah’s research and evaluation focuses on chronic disease prevention, management, and health equity. She previously served as a Laboratory Manager/Research Assistant in the UI Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences studying bio-behavioral oncology.  She earned her Bachelors of Science in Microbiology and her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology at the University of Iowa.
Abby Schueller
Photo of Abby Schueller

Abby Schueller, LMSW

Title/Position
Research Associate
As a Research Associate at the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice, Ms. Schueller works with the Polk County model Zero To Three program known as the Safe Babies Court Team and assists on projects within the Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation, Center for Public Health Evaluation and Research, and Disproportionate Minority Contact (DMC) Resource Center. Ms. Schueller earned a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Iowa School of Social Work with a concentration in Community and Macro-Level Social Work and has more than five years of experience in evaluation, organizational planning, and direct service with individuals, families, and groups. Her previous work experience included dropout prevention, school systems planning, equity training in education settings, and building collaborative community partnerships to meet youth and family needs.
Rui (Renee) Ling
Photo of Renee Ling

Rui (Renee) Ling, MSPH

Title/Position
Research Associate
Ms. Ling's work focuses on program evaluation and implementation. She is interested in women's health, child health, and mental health as well as health equity. She is now working on expanding the Zero to Three Safe Babies program and contributes to data quality improvement, and project evaluation, with the Center for Public Health Evaluation and Research.

She holds a Master of Science in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, focusing on Social and Behavioral Interventions.
Nayong Quan
Photo of Nayong Quan

Nayong Quan, MA

Title/Position
Research Specialist
Ms. Quan works in the Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation. Nayong’s work focuses on substance use disorders and mental health treatment, homelessness, and organizational change management. Ms. Quan earned a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University in Social and Organizational Psychology and is passionate in using advanced technology and analytical solutions to enhance the positive impact of research and evaluation.
Taylor Magnuson
Photo of Taylor

Taylor Magnuson, BA

Title/Position
Research Assistant
Ms. Magnuson assists projects within the Iowa Consortium for Substance Abuse Research and Evaluation and the National Resource Center for Family Centered Practice. Her work primarily involves program evaluation, homelessness, child permanency, and substance use disorders. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and is currently pursing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Iowa.