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Elizabeth Wyner

Ms. Wyner has a background in project and people management, and has more than 10 years of experience working in public health and child welfare. She received her BA from Wesleyan University and her Master of Public Health and Master of Public Administration from Columbia University.  She is excited to help support the parenting center in promoting…Read More

Nora Engeldrum

Nora comes to the Parenting Center after spending four years providing administrative support in a non-profit setting, with a focus on tutoring and educational advocacy for underserved youth from across New York City. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at the Macaulay Honors College at Lehman College, CUNY. She is passionate about…Read More

Xian Zhang, PhD

Dr. Zhang is a child development researcher with special interest in culture-centered research. Dr. Zhang was educated in the U.K. and the U.S. She received her B.S. in Psychology and M.S. in Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology from University College London. She then moved to the U.S. and received her M.A. in Applied Child Development and Ph.D.…Read More

Caroline Martinez, MD

Director of Behavior and Developmental Sciences, The Mount Sinai Parenting Center Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine Dr. Martinez received her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. She completed her Pediatric residency at Mount Sinai in 2009 and…Read More

Meredith Lawless, CPA

Kara Gasparrini, MA

Kara comes to the Parenting Center after spending two years as a member of the Alliance for Catholic Education Teaching Fellows Program where she worked as a high school science teacher. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience and a Master’s Degree in Education. Kara has worked…Read More

Michelle Maher, MPA

Michelle has a background in project management, media, and higher education. Prior to pursuing her career in community health, Michelle worked as a television and web editor and producer in a variety of genres, including healthcare and education. She is excited to continue to provide education to both medical professionals and the communities they serve.…Read More

Chelsea McGowen

Chelsea comes to the Parenting Center after receiving her Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Cornell University where she studied Psychology and worked as a research assistant in a developmental psychology laboratory. With particular interests in outreach and development, she is passionate about the Parenting Center’s mission of increasing the accessibility of developmental research to…Read More

Bambi Fisher, LCSW

Director of Women and Children’s Social Work at Mount Sinai Hospital Bambi Fisher oversees and provides leadership to a staff of Social Workers and Care Coordinators in the Pediatric and Obstetric Social Work program. Ms. Fisher is on faculty in the Department of Environmental Medicine & Public Health and the Department of Pediatrics. She is…Read More

Claire Lerner, LSCW-C

Senior Parenting Advisor at ZERO TO THREE Claire Lerner, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker and child development specialist. She has been a practicing clinician for over 30 years, partnering with parents to understand the behavior and development of their young children. Claire served as the Director of Parenting Resources at ZERO TO THREE for more…Read More

Sarah Humphreys Collins

Gwen Raphan, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine, Elmhurst Hospital Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine, Elmhurst Hospital Medical Student Clerkship Site Director, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine, Elmhurst Hospital Dr. Raphan received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her medical degree…Read More

Karen Wilson, MD, MPH

Debra and Leon Black Professor and Division Chief of General Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Health System Vice-Chair for Clinical and Translation Research, Department of Pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Dr. Wilson received her undergraduate degree in psychology from St. Lawrence University, and a Master’s in Public Health, and medical degree with Distinction in…Read More

Annemarie Stroustrup, MD, MPH

Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital Director of Newborn Services, Mount Sinai Health System Program Director, Mount Sinai’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Icahn School of Medicine In addition to attending in the…Read More