Robert Macy, Ph.D. – Executive Director
Robert 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 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, R-DMT – Director of Internship Sites
During her three years at Boston Children’s Foundation, Jen has worked with young children in Boston and its surrounding communities. As the director of internship sites, 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 was the Dance Program Assistant at Tufts University between 2011-2014, where she managed scheduling, publicity, and the digital media archives. She is a member of the Guardians of Isadora dance troop.
Martha Burman – Director of Operations