Andrew Winters graduated in 1996 from the University of Georgia earning his BSW, and 2001 from the University of Cincinnati earning his MSW. Upon graduation he worked in outpatient and inpatient behavioral health and from 2007 to 2012, he also provided adjunct instruction at the University of Cincinnati teaching advanced mental health concentration classes. In 2012 he accepted a one year full time appointment at the University of Cincinnati teaching a variety of foundational and advanced practice classes. In 2013 he began the PhD program at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work and his research interests include interventions for the juvenile justice population and behavioral health interventions for youth and families.
Emily Smith Goering is a Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Social Work. She graduated with her MSW from The University of Texas, Austin in 2011 with a focus on nonprofit leadership and social entrepreneurship. She has over 10 years of experience in social work, both in child welfare as a direct service worker, social work trainer, and policy and contract monitor, and as a manager in a nationally recognized non-profit. Her research interest include child welfare systems and workforce issues and the intersection of social work and technology, specifically related to how technology can benefit human service organizations.
Meredith Gunn (formerly Waudby) is a graduate of the University of Maryland (UM), Baltimore County and the UM School of Social Work, where she earned her bachelor’s and master's degrees respectively. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Social Work at the UM School of Social Work. In addition, since 2011 she has been the Director of Media & Events at The Institute for Implementation and Innovation in Baltimore, Maryland.She previously held a position at the Ohio Department of Youth Services (ODYS) where she served for a year as the Professional Development Administrator overseeing the ODYS Pre-Service Training Academy. Prior to that, Meredith had a 12-year tenure with the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services serving in various capacities.