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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE














Jeff Drayer, Ph.D.
President


Dr. Jeff Drayer is a licensed psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider. Dr. Drayer obtained his bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from Concordia College – Bronxville, New York and his master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Drayer’s training includes a two-year specialized post-doctoral fellowship in developmental neuropsychology with children, adolescents, and young adults. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Terry Children Psychiatric Center in Wilmington, Delaware working with children and adolescents. Dr. Drayer’s training also includes placements at the adult Behavioral Neurology department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Northeastern University’s Disability Resource Center working with college students with learning disabilities, and at The Shattuck Hospital working with young adults with severe psychiatric disabilities. He also has extensively worked with preschoolers and children with autism, which was the topic of his graduate research. Prior to starting his own practice, Dr. Drayer worked as a developmental neuropsychologist for several years at a private group practice in the Boston Metro area.
Dr. Drayer specializes in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and consultation for children, adolescents, young adults, and families impacted by: developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD); learning disabilities; ADHD; medical illnesses; and other neuro-developmental and psychiatric disorders. He provides neuropsychological, psychological, and developmental evaluations for toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults.




Trudi Koslof,
Psy.D.
President-Elect

Trudi Koslof, Psy.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Franciscan Children’s Hospital (FCH). She completed her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and she earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). She completed her predoctoral residency at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in the Inpatient Psychiatric Department before completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital’s Children and Adolescent Testing Service. Following her fellowship, Dr. Koslof joined the Behavioral Health Services outpatient division at FCH where she currently evaluates children and adolescents presenting with complex neurodevelopmental, learning, social-emotional and behavioral issues. She also provides consultation to other hospital departments, supervises APA interns and co-leads a weekly testing seminar for students. Dr. Koslof’s primary clinical interests are the evaluation of comorbid psychiatric and neurodevelopmental presentations with a focus in major mental illness emergence. In addition to MNS, she is also a member of APA (Division 40) and INS.




Katherine Gamble, Psy.D.
Past President


Katherine Gamble is a pediatric neuropsychologist.
She has worked for many years assessing the needs of children with developmental disabilities, genetic disorders, complex medical profiles, and learning disabilities. She specializes in working with very young children and with children of all ages who have developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and other complex presentations. Katherine is a graduate of Oberlin College, earned an M.Ed. in Counseling from Boston College, and earned her Psy.D. in Neuropsychology from the Virginia Consortium Program in Clinical Psychology. She completed her neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship at Healthsouth Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital. Katherine currently runs a private practice in Brookline, providing neuropsychological evaluations and educational consulting for children aged one and up. This is her second term on the Board. She is a member of APA (American Psychological Association), APA Society for Clinical Neuropsychology/Division 40, and MPA (Massachusetts Psychological Association).
 













Tyler Zink, Ph.D., ABPP/CN
Secretary


Dr. Tyler Zink is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Boston University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Boston Consortium for Clinical Psychology, focusing in Neuropsychology at the Boston VA. His fellowship in Neuropsychology was through Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and BIDMC. Currently, he serves as the Practicum Training Coordinator for Neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry at BIDMC. His clinical interests include aging and dementia, neurodevelopmental disorders, and the impact of mental illness on cognition.











Lauren Baumann, Psy.D.
Treasurer


Dr. Baumann completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at William James College in Newton, MA. During her doctoral training, she completed specific coursework and practica required to specialize in Neuropsychology. She completed her psychology internship at VA North Texas Health Care Systems, in Dallas, TX in their neuropsychology track. She is currently a Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Resident at VA Central Western Massachusetts, based out of their Worcester campus. She currently specializes in neuropsychological assessment of Veterans 18-90+ years both within inpatient and outpatient settings. She assesses Veterans with a wide variety of cognitive and psychological concerns, including assessing psychological functioning, serious mental illness, TBI, movement disorders, and neurodegenerative processes/dementia.




Ilana Reife, Ph.D.
Treasurer- Elect


Ilana Reife, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Neuropsychological Services. She completed her undergraduate studies at Lehigh University. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology and completed her predoctoral internship at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota, focusing on pediatric psychology and pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Reife’s postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology was completed at Children’s Neuropsychological Services. She works with toddlers, children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of medical (i.e., genetic disorders, prematurity, concussion), developmental (i.e., Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning disorders) and psychological conditions (i.e., anxiety or depression). Her evaluations are child and family-centered and emphasize learning about a child’s unique strengths and areas of vulnerability in order to provide a plan to facilitate a child’s positive developmental trajectory.

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE












Catherine Bell, Ph.D.
Member-At-Large


Dr. Catherine Bell is a developmental neuropsychologist, a licensed psychologist, and a faculty member of Harvard Medical School. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Lesley University, followed by a master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology was completed at Northeastern University in 2009, where her graduate research was on the impact of learning disabilities on mental health.

Dr. Bell’s predoctoral training at McLean Hospital and Franciscan Children’s Hospital included group and individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults suffering from severe psychiatric disorders. She also worked for two years in the Watertown, MA public school system, conducting intellectual, academic, and psychological testing with students in elementary, middle, and high school.

As a staff psychologist with the McLean Hospital College Mental Health Program, Dr. Bell collaborated with students and families to improve their college readiness skills. She then left her hospital post to start a private practice, providing psychotherapy and consultation to adolescents and young adults.

Dr. Bell is currently in private practice in the office of Dr. Jeff Drayer, with locations in Easton and Wellesley.











Katherine Bradbury, Ph.D.
Member-At-Large


Kathryn Bradbury, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children's Neuropsychological Services, a private practice in Andover, MA. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Pediatric Neuropsychology and her Bachelor’s in Neuroscience from Colgate University. Dr. Bradbury completed her clinical internship at the University of Minnesota Medical School/Masonic Children’s Hospital in pediatric neuropsychology and psychotherapy. She then completed her two-year pediatric neuropsychology fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University/Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, with a dual-focus in medically complex presentations and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnostic assessment. Her primary areas of clinical specialization include early childhood assessment, ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, and complex medical presentations, including epilepsy and traumatic brain injury. 











Matthew Conway, Psy.D.
Member-At-Large


Dr. Matthew Conway earned his Doctorate in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a concentration in neuropsychology, and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University. He has received formal training in neuropsychology from top tier hospitals and clinics around the U.S., including Advocate Illinois Masonic, Central DuPage Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, and most recently completed his two-year pediatric neuropsychology fellowship with Children’s Neuropsychological Services where he is currently on staff. His primary areas of clinical specialization include Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD and executive functioning deficits, and neuro/developmental disorders.














Ashita S. Gurnani, Ph.D.
Member-at- Large


Dr. Ashita Gurnani is an Adult Neuropsychologist at LifeDimensions Neuropsychological Services in Braintree, MA, where she sees adults and older adults with various neurological and psychiatric conditions. She also holds an academic appointment as Research Professor in the Department of Neurology at Boston University Medical Center. She attained her PhD in clinical psychology with a focus in neuropsychology and geropsychology at The University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She completed a one year, APA accredited, pre-doctoral internship in adult neuropsychology at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. She then completed a two- year, post-doctoral fellowship in adult neuropsychology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Massachusetts Mental Health Center, affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gurnani has previously held an academic appointment at The University of Colorado, which has included instruction at the undergraduate level. She has been actively involved in research and has 10 peer reviewed publications, two non-refereed publications, and several poster presentations at national conferences. Her research interests broadly include cognitive aging and neurodegenerative disorders. She is on the Board of Directors and is current Membership Chair of the Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society (MNS). Other memberships include the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN) and the International Neuropsychological Society (INS).











Caitlin Macauley, Ph.D. ABPP

Member-at- Large

Dr. Caitlin Macaulay has spent the last 15 years working at Lahey Clinic (BILH) in the department of neurology as a clinical neuropsychologist. Her clinic consists of conducting outpatient neuropsychological evaluations with the adult/geriatric population with her main function as a diagnostician. She had previously worked at DHMC where she supervised post-doctoral fellows as well as working in an outpatient setting at Eliot Hospital (Manchester, NH). She received her MA/PhD at CSPP and then completed her internship in inpatient and outpatient neuropsychology at Fletcher Allen Healthcare/UVM (Burlington, VT), and her two year post-doctoral fellowship at Rhode Island Hospital/Brown. She became board certified in 2009 and has been a work sampler reviewer for board certification for the past 10 years.



 


Nancy Roosa, Psy.D.
Member-At-Large


Nancy Roosa, Psy.D., has been working as a pediatric neuropsychologist since 1997. She was, most recently, a senior neuropsychologist at NESCA (Neuropsychology and Education Services for Children and Adolescents) in Newton, MA. She enjoys working with a range of children, particularly those with autism spectrum disorders, as well as children with attentional issues, executive function deficits, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, or other social, emotional or behavioral problems. She also enjoys speaking to local schools and parent groups on a variety of topics related to students and mental health.

Dr. Roosa graduated from Brown University with a degree in Neural Science and then completed her graduate work at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, now William James College. She completed internships at a youth guidance center, a college counseling center and community mental health centers. She completed post-doctoral work at Children’s Evaluation Center, Newton.

Dr. Roosa currently serves on the Board of Directors at Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, where she is chair of the Education Committee. She also serves on the board of Asperger Autism Network, where she is involved in advocacy work at the state level as well as advising the organization on clinical issues related to autism.













 


Rachel So, Ph.D.
Member-At-Large


Rachel So earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut and completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Chicago Medicine. She completed her two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She works with youth with a variety of neurodevelopmental, medical, and psychiatric presenting concerns. Using a humanistic and developmental approach, she contextualizes a child’s strengths and challenges in their lived experiences and develops recommendations that best support their ongoing development in a meaningful way.
 










STUDENT MEMBERS



 

Ananya Ruth Samuel, Student Member

Ananya Ruth Samuel is a second-year doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology), concentrating in Neuropsychology. She is currently doing her clinical practicum in the Department of Cognitive Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has prior experience working with a diverse range of clinical populations through her undergraduate training in music therapy and psychology at Berklee College of Music. Her current research and clinical interests include aging and neurodegenerative diseases, cross-cultural neuropsychology, norming and validating digital tools in neuropsychology, and using music as a tool for cognitive rehabilitation in clients with comorbid psychiatric and neurologic disorders. Overall, through the course of her career, she hopes to increase equity and access to neuropsychology, while helping improve neuropsychological services to meet the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse populations.








 

Arielle Knight, Student Member


Arielle Knight is a part-time Master of Public Health student at Boston University School of Public Health and full-time Health Science Specialist at the The Translational Research Center for TBI and Stress Disorders (TRACTS) within VA Boston Healthcare System. Within this role, Arielle manages the Aging TRACTS (ATRACTS) study, which investigates brain and behavioral changes in older Veterans to better understand how combat related physical and mental stressors may interact with aging. Once she completes her Master of Public Health, Arielle plans to apply to clinical neuropsychology doctoral programs and continue researching neurodegeneration and aging. Ultimately, Arielle aspires to combine neuropsychology and public health to mitigate the burden of dementia and promote healthy aging in community settings. Arielle is also a member of the MNS Diversity Committee and is committed to advocating for underserved populations.