Jordon Balskus, Technology and Communications Manager
Jordon Balskus is a senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst studying computer engineering. This May, he hopes to move to Boston to pursue a career in the technology industry. In his free time, he enjoys water skiing, web development projects, and spending time with family.
Janah Boccio, LCSW, Consultant
Janah Boccio, LCSW, has over 12 years of experience teaching students
and parents about sex and sexuality. In addition to working at an independent school in New York City, Janah maintains a psychotherapy practice where she works with adolescents and adults focusing mainly on anxiety, relationships, and gender and sexuality diversity issues. She writes a monthly advice column for parents and caregivers on how to answer their children’s questions about sex and sexuality. She is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Sexuality Education at Widener University. Janah received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and her BA in Psychology from Macalester College.
Joe Mangine, Ph.D., Research Coordinator
Dr. Mangine earned his BA in History at Bates College, his MA in Counseling at UNH, and his PhD in Counseling Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. He began his career teaching history and coaching at Brewster Academy. He has remained involved with education, in positions ranging from Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Common School in Amherst, Massachusetts to Adjunct Clinical Faculty at the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Mangine has been a therapist since 1986 and became a licensed psychologist in 1996. He is currently owner of and principal at New Albany Psychological Services, LLC, in New Albany, Ohio, and a founding principal of Summit Performance Group. He has provided clinical services, training, and consultation in different settings, including clinics, schools, universities, companies, and hospitals. Throughout his work, Dr. Mangine has remained a committed student of our developing understanding of sex, gender and sexuality.
Christopher Overtree, Ph.D., Consultant
Dr. Christopher E. Overtree is the Executive Director of the Aloha Foundation Family of Camps and Programs and the former Director of the Psychological Services Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he also served as a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Overtree received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with an intensive clinical internship at Dartmouth Medical School focusing on community mental health for children and families. He went on to become an Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director at New England College in Henniker New Hampshire before his work at the University of Massachusetts and the Aloha Foundation. Chris has won several awards for teaching and community service, and is a sought-after public speaker, author and consultant to schools, mental health and human service agencies where he specializes in program development, institutional climate and healthy organizational systems. He is a licensed clinical psychologist in both Massachusetts and Vermont.
Rob Tuckman, Consultant
Rob Tuckman has worked in the capacity of school counselor for the past 22 years in five schools across the world; Children’s Psychiatric Center’s High Point School, Manalapan, NJ, The Pennington School, Pennigton NJ, The Anglican School, Jerusalem, Israel, Cincinnati Country Day School, Cincinnati, OH and Princeton Day School, Princeton, NJ. He has taught in the classroom, been a head coach at the Varsity, Junior Varsity and Middle School level and chaired the Crisis Response Team whose charge was/is to develop a Crisis response procedures and protocols. Rob is currently in private practice in Newtown, PA, working with teens, young-adults, and adults.
Jonathan Wilson, Consultant
Jonathan Wilson, MSW, LCSW has worked for 26 years in independent boarding schools where he has pursued various roles: instructor in human development, college advisor, admissions associate, coach, counselor and dorm parent. Currently, Jonathan maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Lakeville, CT. He also works as a counselor at The Hotchkiss School and is a clinical consultant for several other independent schools. Additionally, he is a faculty member at The Stanley King Counseling Institute and is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator. The Daring Way ™ is a highly experiential methodology based on the research of Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW. Jonathan received his BS in clinical psychology from St. Lawrence University and MSW in clinical social work from The University of Connecticut.