Julianne M. Boydston Ph. D. , Licensed Psychologist, Bert Nash Center. Dr. Boydston received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1999 from the University of north Carolina at greensboro after completing a clinical internship the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her concentration areas include children andadolescents with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and other disruptive behavior disorders, including CONDUCT disorder. She currently works at Bert Nash Center as the staff development and research psychologist and Child and Family team leader. in addition, she is an adjunct professor with the Department of Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Kansas and supervises practicum students. She has authored and co-authored several professional book chapters, including one in preparation for the Handbook of Evidence-Based Therapies for Children and Adolescents entitled "Adoption of evidence-based treatment in community settings:
Obstacles and Opportunities." Dr. Boydston has extensive experience training a range of students and professionals, including mental health, school and juvenile justice staff on a range of topics such as assessment and treatment of juvenile offenders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. She has also presented research at regional and national conferences on children's conflict strategies, child and adult AD/HD, and Multi-systemic treatment of Juvenile offenders (MST).
Christina Mann, A clinical social worker, Christina has been involved in systems change work in Douglas County over the past decade, helping to bring in more than $15 million to area school districts, mental health center, juvenile justice and early childhood collaborations through grant writing. She served as a clinical social worker and team leader for the Safe Schools Healthy Students (SSHS) Initiative in the Lawrence School District, and now is the Project Director for the SSHS Initiative in the Eudora School District. She was past director of the Schools & Mental Health Systems Integration Initiative for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and the Baldwin and Eudora school districts.
Dan Partidge, has spent more than 17 years in public health. He began work as Director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department in January 2007 and previously served as Director of Administrative Services for the Reno County Health Department in Hutchinson, Kan., where he also served as Director of Environmental Health and as an Environmental Health Sanitarian.
He has bachelor’s degrees in Fisheries Biology and Chemical Science (dual degree) and Milling Science and Management from Kansas State University. He obtained a master’s degree in public health from the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita in 2007, where he was recognized as outstanding graduate for the 2006-2007 school year.
Partridge is also a 2004 graduate of the Kansas Public Health Leadership Institute and a 2002 graduate of the Kansas Public Management Center Public Health Certification program.
He is married to Rhonda Partridge and they have two children, Matthew and Kurt, and one grandchild, Eliza.