Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention and Advocacy Collaborative (BACPAC) | Meet Our Team

Our BACPAC team members come from varied training backgrounds. They includie physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, pediatric resource specialists and education specialists. We are also an associate of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater State College, a nationally recognized authority on bullying and cyberbullying.

Physicians

Peter Raffalli

Peter Raffalli, MD

Assistant, Department of Neurology; Director, BACPAC Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Michael Rich, MD, MPH

Director, Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH); Director, Video Intervention/Prevention Assessment (VIA); Attending Physician
Claire McCarthy, MD

Claire McCarthy, MD

Pediatrician, Division of General Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Diagnostic Program Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Nicole Baumer, MD, MEd

Nicole Baumer, MD, MEd

Director, Down Syndrome Program; Assistant, Department of Neurology and Developmental Medicine Center Instructor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Psychiatrists and Psychologists

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Soundhari Balaguru, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Boston Children's Hospital Neighbor Partnerships Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
David Bickham, PhD

David Bickham, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Department of Adolescent Medicine and Center on Media and Child Health Instructor, Harvard Medical School
Jason Fogler , PhD

Jason Fogler, PhD

Staff Psychologist. Development Medicine Center Assistant Professor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School
Stuart J. Goldman

Stuart Goldman, MD

Senior Attending Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Nurses

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Stacey Tarpy, RN

Registered Nurse, Department of Neurology
 Judith A. Vessey, PhD, MBA, RN, DPNP, FAAN

Judith A. Vessey, PhD, MBA, RN, DPNP, FAAN

Nurse Scientist, Department of Cardiology

Social Workers

Shuei Kozu, MSW, LICSW, MHA, PhD

Shuei Kozu, MSW, LICSW, MHA, PhD

Clinical Social Worker, Department of Neurology
Francie Mandel, MSW, LICSW

Francie Mandel, MSW, LICSW

Senior Clinical Social Worker, Division of Endocrinology; Director of Mental Health Services, GeMS and BE-U; Division of Endocrinology and Department of Social Work
Elizabeth Wharff

Elizabeth Wharff, PhD, MSW, LICSW

Psychiatry Social Work Supervisor; Director, Social Work Training Program; Clinical Research Scientist Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Matthew Snell, MSW, LICSW, BCBA

Matthew Snell, MSW, LICSW, LABA

Clinical Social Worker, Autism Spectrum Center

Administrative

Kristelle Lavalle, MA

Kristelle Lavalle, MA

Interactive Media Specialist, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine
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Kitty Petty, MEd, MA, LMHC

Resource Specialist, Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis And Related Disorders Program
Amy Raeder, MEd

Amy Raeder, MEd

Patient & Family Educator, Bullying and Cyberbullying Prevention and Advocacy Collaborative (BACPAC)