New England Advisory Team (NEAT)

New England Advisory Team (NEAT)


The New England Advisory Team (NEAT) is comprised of key stakeholders from across the region. Members help to identify priority need areas and guide all of the training, technical assistance, and knowledge dissemination activities of the New England MHTTC. Our members include:




  • Andrea Iger Duarte, Behavioral Health Program Manager, Prevention and Health Promotion Division, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Office of the Commissioner
  • Tim Marshall, Director, Office of Community Mental Health, Department of Children and Families
  • Nydia Rios-Benitez, Behavioral Health Clinical Manager, Evidence Based Practices & Grants, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Office of the Commissioner




  • Scott M. Gagnon, Director of Operations, AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc.; Project Director, New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center
  • Leticia Huttman, Employment and Workforce Development Manager, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Tihtiyas (Dee) Sabattus, Health Director, Passamaquoddy Health Center
  • Douglas R. Robbins, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Maine Behavioral Healthcare; Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine; Chair Emeritus, The Glickman Family Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Spring Harbor Hospital




  • Lynda Cuttrell, Family Member, Mental Health Advocate
  • Jon Delman, Vocational Peer Mentor and Specialist, Participatory Action Researcher and Developer; Evaluator, Massachusetts Mental Health Center
  • Margaret Guyer, Clinical and Professional Services, Department of Mental Health
  • Dori Hutchinson, Director of Services, Boston University, Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation; Associate Clinical Professor, Sargent College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


New Hampshire


  • Katja Fox, Director, Division for Behavioral Health, Department of Health and Human Services
  • Susan L. Stearns, Deputy Director, NAMI New Hampshire


Rhode Island


  • Sara Becker, Associate Professor (Research), Center for Alcohol and Addictions Studies, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health
  • Hanner Hernandez, ATTC Network, Brown University School of Public Health
  • James McNulty, Executive Director, Oasis Wellness and Recovery Centers




  • Sandra Steingard, Chief Medical Officer, Howard Center


School Mental Health


  • Kathleen Sciarappa, National Principal Coach, Mentor Trainer, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
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