Staff and Advisors

Robert Macy, Ph.D. – Executive Director

Robert MacyRobert Macy is a pioneer in the field of Traumatic Incident Stress Interventions, public health-mental health psychosocial intervention and research and violence prevention initiatives for children, youth, their families and their communities exposed to traumatic events including large-scale disasters, terrorist events, and political, community, armed conflict violence and trans-generational impoverishment. During the last 19 years Macy has designed, and implements and evaluates traumatic stress reduction programs, and psychosocial assessment and intervention projects in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Robert Macy is Co-Director of the Division of Disaster Resilience at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School Instructor, a Research Fellow in Psychology in the Developmental Psychology and Psychopathology Program at McLean’s Hospital and an Adjunct Faculty in Counseling Psychology Graduate School Programs at Lesley University. Robert is also the Co-Founder and Director of the Intentional Center for Disaster Resilience and the former Co-Director of a National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Network-Category III site in Boston and a former Co-Chair of the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Network-Terrorism and Disaster Branch. Macy continues to consult to the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Network-Terrorism and Disaster Branch and serves as Core Faculty for the National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Network-Psychological First Aid Learning Community.

Dicki Johnson Macy, Ed.M., LMHC, BC-DMT – Director

Dicki Johnson MacyDicki J. Macy is the cofounder of the Boston Children’s Foundation, and the Founder and Director of Rainbowdance, an evidence-based early intervention program of the Boston Children’s Foundation. Dicki remains a tireless and dedicated pioneer in the field of trauma focused stabilization and resiliency programs for young children and their communities exposed to traumatic events including large-scale disasters, terrorist events, and political, community, armed conflict violence and transgenerational impoverishment. During the last 25 years, Dicki designed, and now implements and evaluates early intervention traumatic stress reduction and resiliency building programs in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Jen Mueller, MA, BC-DMT – Assistant Director/Director of Clinical Internships

Jen Bio PictureDuring her five years with the Boston Children’s Foundation, Jen has worked with young children in Boston and its surrounding communities as well as training other professionals in Rainbowdance.  As the Director of Clinical Internships, she oversees the implementation of Rainbowdance at schools, daycares, and community centers, connecting with children in addition to providing support to teachers, parents, student aides, and BCF’s interns.  She also assists with trainings in BCF’s trauma-focused intervention CBI.  As a student at Lesley University, where she received her Masters Degree in 2013, Jen worked with children as well as elders with dementia.  She is a member of the Guardians of Isadora dance troop.

Rachel Assaf, MA, R-DMT – Assistant Director of Program Development

Rachel Assaf, a native of Louisiana, joined the BCF team in 2016 after completing her Master’s Degree in Dance/Movement Therapy from Lesley University. In her graduate studies, she helped design a movement and sensory program for residents on a Dementia Care Unit, implementing dance therapy for the first time at the nursing home. She also worked with many children throughout her clinical internship at BCF, where she now continues to implement Rainbowdance in the metro-Boston community. She is a member of the Guardians of Isadora dance troop.

 

 

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