William Bradford MD

Resident, Internal Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

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Kathleen Connors PhD

Executive Director, WellRefugee Center
Georgia Refugee Health and Mental Health
Clarkston, GA

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Hoori Hamboyan MSW, LLB

Counsel
Department of Justice Canada
Ottawa, ON

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Christopher M. Jones Esq.

Staff Attorney, The Citizenship Project
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York
Utica, NY

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Tedd Judd PhD, ABPP-CN

Adjunct Faculty
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA

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Georgi Kroupin Ph.D., LMFT, MA, LP

Centre for International Health, Healthpartners
St. Paul, MN

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Dilshad Tavawalla BA, LLB, LLM

Family and Child Protection Lawyer
Toronto, ON

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William Bradford MD

Resident, Internal Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals
Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Bradford is an incoming first year resident in internal medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, PA.  During his time as a medical student at Wake Forest School of Medicine, he founded Students United for Immigrant Transitional Services (SUITS), a medical-legal n-648 assistance clinic for local refugees.  He was also the recipient of a Schweitzer fellowship, which he and another medical student used to start a class on healthy cooking and nutrition for families affected by domestic abuse in the Winston-Salem area.  For these projects, he received a 2017 Excellence in Public Health Award from the US Public Health Service Corps.  He plans to pursue a career in cardiology.


Kathleen Connors PhD

Executive Director, WellRefugee Center
Georgia Refugee Health and Mental Health
Clarkston, GA

Dr. Kathleen Connors founded the WellRefugee Center to serve the refugees of metro Atlanta Georgia in a holistic model of integrated care. She and the mental health staff specialize in trans-cultural evaluation with a focus on evaluations related to accessing benefits for refugees who might be denied without the resource of culturally-competent services. Her work with the n-648 Citizenship Disability Waiver evolved in response to requests for help and was honed through graduate classes which Dr. Connors taught  in Assessment including practicums in the n-648. The approach was presented in a national webinar sponsored by ORR and the National Partnership for Community Training.  Through the practicums, a subsequent program Dr. Connors supervised at the Emory University Psychology Department and now through the staff of the WellRefugee Center, hundreds of vulnerable refugees have received their citizenship.


Hoori Hamboyan MSW, LLB

Counsel
Department of Justice Canada
Ottawa, ON

Hoori Hamboyan grew up in Nova Scotia then moved to Montréal in 1988 where she attended McGill University. She worked as a social worker for 10 years, first with the Department of Youth Protection, then in various community organisations in refugee rights advocacy, including with survivors of organised violence, and later doing individual and family counselling. She went to law school in Ottawa and has been with Justice Canada since 2005. She was with the Children’s Law and Family Violence Policy Unit for 10 years, and recently began working with the Criminal Law Policy Section. Her work has mainly focussed on issues related to gender based violence, including “honour” based violence, underage and forced marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting.


Christopher M. Jones Esq.

Staff Attorney, The Citizenship Project
Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York
Utica, NY

Christopher M. Jones is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, Florida.  He is admitted to practice in Florida and New York and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  His practice is focused on naturalizations for persons in peril of losing their Supplemental Security Income due to the seven year time limit placed on refugee eligibility.  Additionally he works on special petitions for permanent residency, i.e. “green card” requests, for battered spouses.  Previous to joining the Legal Aid Society he was an Immigration Assistant with Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida.


Tedd Judd PhD, ABPP-CN

Adjunct Faculty
Seattle Pacific University
Seattle, WA

Tedd Judd, PhD, ABPP-CN, is a Certified Hispanic Mental Health Specialist and cross-cultural clinical and forensic neuropsychologist with 35 years of experience. He has performed an estimated 800 N648 evaluations. He has evaluated clients from about 90 countries and has taught neuropsychology in 24 countries. He is Past President of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society. He teaches a practicum in non-English cross-cultural neuropsychology and is the academic co-director of Central America’s first Master’s degree in neuropsychology at the Universidad del Valle, Guatemala. He is board certified in neuropsychology and a Fellow of the National Academy of Neuropsychology.


Georgi Kroupin Ph.D., LMFT, MA, LP

Centre for International Health, Healthpartners
St. Paul, MN

Dr. Georgi Kroupin was born and raised in Russia in the city of Saratov, on Volga River, Central Russia. In 1989 he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Moscow State University. In 2011 he received a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Minnesota Department of Family Social Science. In 1994 he started seeing patients at the Center for International Health as a volunteer and in 1995 joined the CIH as a provider. Besides doing individual and family therapy with CIH patients, he taught Family Therapy-related classes at the St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. He has done conference and community presentations on topics Cross-Cultural Mental Health and Collaborative Healthcare. In 2000 he co-authored a chapter on New American Families in a Handbook of Family Development and Intervention; and in 2007 he co-authored two chapters on refugee mental health in “Immigrant medicine” Handbook. In 2011-2012 he served as an interim co-director of the Center for International Health, currently he is a lead mental health provider at the Centre for International Health.


Dilshad Tavawalla BA, LLB, LLM

Family and Child Protection Lawyer
Toronto, ON

Ms. Dilshad Tavawalla, BA (Psychology), LLB, LLM, Barrister & Solicitor (Ontario, Canada), Advocate (Mumbai, India), is a family and child protection lawyer in sole practice in Toronto since 1999. Dilshad was a Personal Rights panel counsel for Ontario’s Office of the Children’s Lawyer for approximately 10 years during which time she acted on behalf of numerous children ranging in ages from newborn to 18 years, and whose parents were involved in highly conflictual custody/access disputes, and child protections proceedings. She has pursued justice for child clients, parents, kin and non-parents in family law litigation at all levels of Court in Ontario. Dilshad is also involved in public policy work, and is concerned about protecting and enforcing the human rights of vulnerable children and women in society. Additionally, she mentors law students and new lawyers, and gives talks to community groups on family law issues arising during marriage, and after separation/divorce.

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