Passionate. Dedicated. Professional. Collaborative.

NABITA consultants are industry leaders driven to educate and train others around critical issues related to behavioral intervention. Our advisors bring their practical knowledge and experience to inform NABITA’s work. Each member of our team brings concierge-level service to our members and clients, going above and beyond to provide excellence in service and delivery.


Association and Training Operations

Megan Birster

Executive Director, Training Operations, TNG

Michelle Issadore, M.Ed.

Executive Vice President, Association and Training Operations, TNG

Michelle Larkin

Training Operations Specialist, TNG

Shea Palmer

Membership and Program Specialist, NABITA

Makenzie Schiemann, M.S.

Executive Director, NABITA; Vice President, Case Management Initiatives, TNG

Jen Taylor, M.S.

Assistant Executive Director, NABITA

Annie Woods

Senior Program Coordinator, Training Operations, TNG

Business Development

Chris Connolly

Associate Vice President, Client Relations, TNG

Kate Halligan

Vice President, Client Relations, TNG

Jamie Kelly

Director, Client Relations, TNG

Ryan McDavis

Senior Associate Vice President, Client Relations, TNG

Cathleen Parsons-Nikolić

Executive Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, TNG

Advisory Board

Joseph Allen, Ed.D.

Director of Community College Pathways, National University

Esther Asbell

Associate Superintendent, SAU 16

Aaron Austin, Ed.D.

Dean of Students and Associate Vice President, Student Affairs, Wichita State University

David J. Denino, LPC, NCC

Director Emeritus, Counseling Services, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Mental Health Program, Southern Connecticut State University; NABITA Past-President

Erin Halligan-Avery, Ph.D.

Director, Health and Promotion Wellness Education at Rochester Institute of Technology

Tammy Hodo, Ph.D.

President, All Things Diverse

Lina Ladyzhenskaya

Case Management Coordinator, Crisis Prevention Team, Santa Monica College

Peter Langman, Ph.D.

Curator of

W. Scott Lewis, J.D.

NABITA Past-President; Partner, TNG

Amy Murphy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Curriculum and Instruction, Angelo State University; 2019 NABITA President

Lisa Pescara-Kovach, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Education in Targeted Violence and Suicide, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology, University of Toledo

Karen Phinazee, M.A.

Senior Dean of Student Development/Deputy Title IX Coordinator, Wake Tech Community College

Aaron “Chip” Reese, Ed.D.

Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Columbus State University; NABITA Past-President

Adrian Rodriguez

Associate Vice President for Student Life of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, Kansas State University

Christine Schramm, M.A.

Associate Vice President & Dean of Students, University of Dayton

Saundra K. Schuster, M.S., J.D.

Partner, TNG

Brett A. Sokolow, J.D.

Chair of the Board of Directors, TNG; President, Association of Title IX Administrators

Daniel C. Swinton, J.D., Ed.D.

Partner, TNG and Vice President, ATIXA

Tenielle Tensley, J.D.

General Counsel, Kern High School District

Laura Ulmer, Ph.D.

Director of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity, Old Dominion University

Jacques S. Whitfield

Senior Consultant/Trainer/Presenter, CPS HR Consulting

Carolyn Reinach Wolf, J.D.

NABITA Past-President; Executive Partner, Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrera Wolf & Carone, LLP; NABITA Past-President