At POETIC, we prioritize: teamwork, a non-judgmental stance, self-awareness, and most of all, putting youth first. Meet our dedicated staff that encourage POETIC girls to persist forward

At POETIC, we prioritize: teamwork, a non-judgmental stance, self-awareness, and most of all, putting youth first. Meet our dedicated staff that encourage POETIC girls to persist forward

Alina Cho
Music Therapy Intern


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Maria Flores-Akinwunmi
Parent Advocate & Case Manager


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Yolonda Battle, MSW Juvenile Justice Liaison / Case Manager


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Rosalind Funderburgh
Educational Director


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Janice Rose-Gill, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT  
Mental Health Clinician / Board Certified Art Therapist



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HaeSung Han Psy.D. ATR-BC, LCAT
Co-Founder and Co-CEO


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Chelsea Robertson
Teacher


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Sarah Sharp
Program Coordinator


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Jennifer Tinker
Co-Founder, Co-CEO


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OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Stephanie Bernal
Private Wealth Management

Stacy Blank
Community Leader

Rosalind Funderburgh 
Founder, The Vanguard School

Michele Galietta Ph.D
Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

HaeSung Han Psy.D. ATR-BC, LCAT
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, POETIC

Julie Quick
Senior Vice President, Shoptology

Lisa Shofner
Commercial Director, Accenture

Jennifer Tinker
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, POETIC

Yulise Waters
Assistant City Attorney and Community Courts Prosecutor

 

CLINICAL ADVISORY BOARD

Kirsten Byrnes, PsyD.
Licensed Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Audrey Hepburn Children’s House, Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, NJ.
Clinical and Research Focus:
Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA), Forensic Child Maltreatment Assessments, Millon Adolescent Clinical Inventory (MACI) profile of CSA and Polyvictimization, Adult Adolescent Parenting Inventory (AAPI) and Race, Assessment of Problematic Sexual Behaviors and Delinquency.

Jessica Linick, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, New York, NY.
Clinical and Research Focus:
Neurobiology of trauma and attachment, psychotherapy within forensic settings, links between trauma and disruptive behavior disorders.