2012 Webinar Series
Who's in Charge Here? Governance in Systems of Care
Sharon Hodges, PhD, MBA, Research Associate Professor and Division Director in the USF Department of Child & Family Studies
Kathleen Ferreira, PhD, Research Assistant Professor in the USF Department of Child & Family Studies
As a research professor and applied organizational anthropologist, Dr. Hodges has more than 15 years experience working with community coalitions in children’s mental health. Her research, training, and technical assistance efforts have focused on service system development and change, and her expertise includes qualitative and applied ethnographic field methods. Past work includes research and technical assistance on system accountability as well as on how organizational culture affects the utilization of outcome information.
Dr. Ferreira has extensive hands-on experience in the field of mental health, first as an educator, then a Director of Education and Program Director within a community-based mental health agency prior to joining the Department of Child and Family Studies. She brings a great deal of experience in conducting qualitative research, and a particular interest in the role of organizational, system, and policy level actions in providing support for successful implementation and sustainability of services at the individual child/youth and family level.