Staff Profile



EAST-Social Worker


Jennifer Woolard, MSW



Jennifer Woolard received her B.A in social work with a minor in psychology from Herbert H. Lehman College in 2010. In 2011 she graduated from Herbert H. Lehman College with a Master's degree in Social Work. Shortly after completing the program, Ms. Woolard accepted a substance abuse counseling position at the Montefiore Medical Center's Opioid Treatment Program (previously known as the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Division of Substance Abuse), located in the Bronx, NY. In her role, Ms. Woolard provided confidential addiction counseling, education, and support, while promoting healthy lifestyle choices in both individual and group formats.

Ms. Woolard recently relocated to Atlanta, GA and has joined the Emory Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment (EAST) Services. In this capacity, she provides substance abuse treatment in both individual and group settings to dually diagnosed adolescents and young adults. In addition, Ms. Woolard delivers psychoeducation to parents and/or caregivers to assist in recovery efforts.


Psychology Interns


Katherine Cullum, M.A.


Katie is an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to Emory, Katie served as a Project Manager for the Adolescent Development Research Group, where she worked on developing school-based interventions for children and adolescents. Her master’s thesis examined low positive affect as a vulnerability to depression in children of mothers with depression. Katie’s current research is focused on outcomes of a parenting intervention for mothers with a history of depression. At CAMP, Katie specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavior Activation (BA), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for adolescents and young adults. Katie also co-leads Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and interpersonal skills training groups.

Cassandra Hendrix, M.A.


Cassie is an advanced doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory University. She received a B.S. in Psychology from Oglethorpe University in 2012 where she completed an honors thesis examining social development in children prenatally exposed to alcohol. Following graduation, she worked in a clinical neuropsychology lab conducting assessments with children who sustained traumatic brain injuries. Cassie's current research focuses on the mechanisms by which early life stress can impact development and risk for depression. In 2016, she completed her master's thesis, which examined the across-person coordination of stress hormones between psychiatrically ill mothers and their infants. At CAMP, Cassie is interested in psychoeducational and developmental assessments with infants and children. She also specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma exposure in children, adolescents, and adults.

Hannah Simon, M.A.


Hannah is an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical psychology program at Emory University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and history from Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Emory, Hannah worked as a research fellow at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child and Human Development, where she worked on a longitudinal study of child development and family functioning. Her master’s thesis was a meta-analytic review of the relationship between maternal depression and parenting self-efficacy. Hannah’s current research is focused on factors that are associated with parenting difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, and mood disturbances using ecological momentary assessments. At CAMP, Hannah specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for adolescents and young adults.

Holly Poore, M.A.


Holly is an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory University. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2014 where she completed an honors thesis examining peer relations and social cognition in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). After graduation, Holly worked in a psychology lab at the University of Virginia studying the effects of a parental intervention on children’s symptoms of ADHD. Her current research focuses on examining the genetic and environmental influences of childhood psychopathology, with a particular emphasis on externalizing disorders, aggression, and antisocial behavior. In the spring of 2017, she completed her master’s thesis, which examined the relation of variation in a gene associated with neuropeptide activity with childhood aggression and social cognition. With respect to her clinical training, Holly is interested in psychoeducational assessments and the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children and adolescents.

Ryan C. Hackett, M.A.


Ryan is an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory University. He received his bachelor's degree in sociology from Harvard in 2009. Prior to becoming a graduate student, Ryan worked as a teacher at The Community School in Decatur, GA, a private school for adolescents and young adults with developmental disabilities. He also worked as a research assistant for Dr. Diana Robins at Georgia State University and Dr. Patricia Brennan at Emory University. Ryan’s current research is focused on the relationship between sensitivity to rate of reinforcement and attention problems. His master’s thesis examined the psychometric invariance of four parent-report questionnaires assessing parenting and child behavior problems. Clinically, Ryan is interested in translating learning principles derived from basic science to the design of interventions, especially for underserved patient populations.

Jamie Kennedy, M.B.A., M.A.


Jamie is an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory. Prior to joining the clinical psychology program, he worked as a research assistant at CAMP, at the Anxiety and Treatment Lab at Georgia State University (GSU), and at the FEELINGS Lab, a developmental psychopathology lab at GSU. Jamie's research interests include evaluating variables that predict response to psychotherapy, and his master's thesis examined how clinical factors, like residual depressive symptoms and co-morbid anxiety, can affect a patient's long-term prognosis after treatment for depression. At CAMP, Jamie specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adolescents and young adults. He also has an interest in mindfulness-based approaches to treatment like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Jamie has a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and an M.A. in clinical psychology from Emory.

Meeka Maier, M.A.


Meeka is a an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory University. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Williams College. Subsequently, she worked as a research assistant at the Nurture Science Program at Columbia University Medical Center where she examined depression and anxiety symptoms among mothers of preterm infants during their NICU stays and post-discharge. Meeka's research interests include examining the risk factors and progression of perinatal depression, as well as early predictors of child developmental outcomes. Her master’s thesis examined the role of mother-infant synchrony in the relationship between prenatal depression and infant emotion regulation. Clinically, Meeka is interested in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, and trauma.


Research Coordinators

Ellen Marie Andrews, B.S.


Ellen received her bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University where she majored in Neuroscience and minored in Psychology. While at Vanderbilt, she completed an honor's thesis in Neuroscience and was awarded the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program stipend to conduct Neuroscience research. Ellen recently moved from San Antonio, Texas to work as the full-time research coordinator at CAMP. She hopes to pursue a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology after her time at CAMP.

Yujia Shentu, M.S.


Yoga graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a master degree in biomedical engineering. During her undergraduate years, she double majored in psychology and biomedical engineering. Combining her background in engineering and psychology, Yoga became interested in research regarding how neuronal functioning leads to behavioral changes. She moved from St. Louis to Atlanta in 2017 and hopes to pursue a career in medicine in the future.


Administrative Staff

Lisa Page


Deandra Washington


Christy Smith, L.P.N.