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.

Advanced Clinical Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow

Allison M. LoPilato, Ph.D.

Dr. LoPilato graduated from Emory University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She went on to work as a research coordinator for the North American Prodromal Longitudinal Study (NAPLS), a large multi-site project focused on identifying precursors to psychosis in youth. Dr. LoPilato's masters thesis examined the relationship between corticolimbic brain characteristics and social cognitive deficits in adolescents at risk for serious mental illness. Her doctoral research was focused on studying the effect of stress and environmental experiences on brain development in children and adolescents and understanding how these changes increase risk for internalizing and externalizing problems.

At CAMP, Dr. LoPilato specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Behavior Activation (BA), and Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for children and adolescents. Her current research focuses on stress and environmental experiences as they relate to neural, emotional, and behavioral aspects of adolescent depression and anxiety.

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 identifying protective factors among youth at high risk for depression. At CAMP, Katie specializes in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Behavior Activation (BA), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adolescents and young adults and co-leads interpersonal skills training groups.

Katrina Bridgman Goines, M.A.

Katrina is an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory. She graduated from the University of Cape Town, in South Africa, with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in both biochemistry and psychology. After college she went on to complete a graduate Honor’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of South Africa before moving to the US and working in ADHD research at Boston Children’s Hospital for a few years. As a graduate student at Emory, Katrina joined the North American Prodrome Longitudinal Study (NAPLS), a large multi-site project focused on identifying precursors to psychosis in youth, and her master’s thesis explored the prevalence and clinical significance of an ADHD diagnosis in this population. Her research interests include early childhood psychopathology as a risk factor, and early identifier, for later mental illness, as well as the impacts of stressful life events and resilience factors on the development of psychopathology. At CAMP, Katrina specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for children and adolescents and co-leads DBT Skills Training groups.

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.

Joya Hampton, M.Ed., M.A.

Joya is an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory University. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Spanish from Vanderbilt University in 2011, and her Master's degree in Child Studies from Vanderbilt University in 2013. Her research interests include the psychosocial factors that lead to non-restrictive eating pathology in children. She is also interested in cross-cultural psychology and its implications for disparities in mental health development, prognosis, treatment and how these inequalities inform culturally competent clinical practice and research. Her master’s thesis was an analysis of the relationship between stress, weight, and atypical antipsychotic use in youth at clinical high risk for psychosis. Current work involves an analysis of a psychosocial differential risk model of increased weight in minority children. Joya co-leads child anxiety groups and sees individual patients at CAMP.

Cassandra Hendrix, M.A.

Cassie is an advanced doctoral student 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 the social and neurobiological factors that influence how infants and children respond to stress. In the spring of 2016, she completed her master's thesis, which examined the across-person attunement of cortisol between psychiatrically ill mothers and their infants. At CAMP, Cassie specializes in psychoeducational assessment with children of all ages and the treatment of child and adolescent anxiety and depression.

Aubrey Toole, M.A.

Aubrey is an advanced doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at Emory University. She received her bachelor's degree in psychology from UC Berkeley where she completed an honors thesis investigating eating and weight issues in college women. After graduation, Aubrey served as the clinic coordinator of the UC Santa Barbara Koegel Autism Center where she also worked a behavioral aide for children and young adults with an autism spectrum disorder. Aubrey’s current research is focused on mindfulness- and compassion-based approaches to the prevention and treatment of body image concerns and disordered eating. Her master’s thesis examined the effect of self-compassion meditation on body image concerns in young adult women. Clinically, Aubrey is interested in the treatment of mood, anxiety, and eating disorders, as well as body image concerns 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.