Mark Greenberg, Ph.D. is the Chair of the Board of PATHS® Education Worldwide. He holds The Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research in Penn State’s College of Health and Human Development. He is the Founding Director of the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development. With Carol Kusche, he authored The PATHS Curriculum and then has conducted research on its impact since 1981. He is a senior investigator on numerous national and international research projects including Fast Track, PROSPER, The Family Life Project, REDI, and PATHS® to Success. He is the author of more than 300 journal articles and book chapters on developmental psychopathology, well-being, and the effects of prevention efforts on children and families. He received the Research Scientist Award from the Society for Prevention Research in 2002 and the Society for Child Development Distinguished Contributions to Public Policy for Children Award in 2009, and the Presidential Award from the Society for Prevention Research in 2013. One of his current interests is how to help nurture awareness and compassion in our society. He has supported the use of the PATHS® curriculum in most US states and over 20 countries throughout the world.
Dorothy Morelli is the CEO of PATHS® Education Worldwide. She has been working in the field of education since 1983. She has been a teacher and administrator in Tennessee and South Carolina. Beginning in 1991, Dorothy spent 12 years at Vanderbilt University as an educational consultant with the FAST Track program. While at Vanderbilt, she worked with teachers, students, and parents in the local school system helping with the implementation of the PATHS® curriculum and other social and emotional services for children. As a trainer of the PATHS® curriculum for the past thirteen years, she has conducted workshops in 44 states and internationally in Singapore, England, and Nova Scotia. Dorothy also consults with CEO’s, program managers, principals and school administrators as well as conducts fidelity visits to check for program implementation quality.
Elaine Berrena has worked for over 30 years as a teacher, trainer, clinical supervisor, project coordinator, and facilitator, most recently at The Pennsylvania State University on externally funded research projects designed to improve the academic, social, and emotional outcomes of children and their families. Elaine began her affiliation with the PATHS® curriculum in 1991 as an educational consultant with the NIMH-funded FAST Track program. As a PATHS® trainer since 2000, Elaine has collaborated with teachers in school districts throughout the United States as well as in Croatia, England, and Northern Ireland. Most recently, as a clinical supervisor and trainer she is working with Doug Coatsworth and Larissa Duncan on integrating mindfulness activities into a NIDA-funded prevention program for youth and their families. She holds a Master of Education degree from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, and is the co-author of several publications. With sincere appreciation and humility, I joyfully accepted the invitation by Mark and Dorothy to be on the Board of Directors of PATHS® Education Worldwide. I will borrow a quote from Nancy Coey that describes my interest in PATHS® Education Worldwide, “When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you reach that deep well where passion lives, nothing is impossible.”
Rebecca C. Cortes, Ph.D. has been working in the fields of Developmental Psychology and Prevention Science since 1997. She has worked in various roles at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington where her focus has been on the prevention of mental health problems in young children. Rebecca is one of the authors of the PATHS® Preschool/Kindergarten Curriculum and has been a PATHS® trainer for the last 13 years. Dr. Cortes has provided PATHS® curriculum trainings for Head Start programs in California, Pennsylvania, and Washington and for private and public preschool and kindergarten teachers in California, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Washington. Rebecca strongly believes that the promotion of social emotional learning is critical for the optimal development of children and to that end, she hopes to be a champion for children and families through her active participation as a board member of PATHS® Education Worldwide.
Suzanne Key is a plant accountant for Tyson Foods, Inc. She has an affinity for accounting and has enjoyed being in this field throughout her professional life. Suzanne has a strong love for children and hopes one day to help make sure that no child goes to bed hungry. She is a native of North Carolina and has lived in numerous states as she has relocated with Tyson Foods. Suzanne looks forward to helping children in her work with PATHS® Education Worldwide.
Diana Lehman is a senior marketing representative for Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies. She has been in insurance and marketing throughout her career and has enjoyed this arena of her professional life. Diana has gone on several mission trips through Restore Haiti and Brentwood United Methodist Church. She is also a volunteer at Harvest Hands and mentors children in the Metropolitian Nashville Public Schools. Diana is excited about another opportunity to affect children on a global level.
Nancy Corley is a partner at the law firm of Corley, Henard, Lyle, Levy, Langford PLC in Nashville, Tennessee. She is also an instructor for the Nashville School Of Law. Nancy began her career as an English teacher before becoming an attorney. Nancy spends part of her summer working in Africa mentoring teachers and working with children.