Co-Chairs Helen Best, Med and Kate Comtois, PhD, MPH

This group is an international workgroup of individuals interested in proactive implementation support including training, consultation, facilitation, evaluation, and other aspects of moving evidence-based prevention or treatment innovations into routine practice.   All roles (e.g., trainer, internal or external facilitators, consultants, purveyors, EBP Champions, evaluators…) and all organizational types (e.g., non-profit, for-profit, university-based, school-based, healthcare, public health, governmental, child welfare, military and veteran, virtual…) are welcome.  

We will host monthly online presentations and discussions starting July 2019 and in 2019-2020 are participating with the other SIRC Practitioner Networks in a consensus strategy document on building infrastructure for implementation.  

You can contact the members at our listserv email at

If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself) to join the Intermediary Network of Expertise, please email SIRC at sirc@uw.eduwith “Intermediary Network” in the subject line.

Name Email Affiliation
Will Aldridge University of North Carolina
Keith Aronson Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness Pennsylvania State University
Helen Best Treatment Implementation Collaborative
Mellicent O’Brien Blythe NC Child Treatment Program UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work
Elisa Borah University of Texas at Austin
Jacquie Brown Families Foundation
Karla Buitrago Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Carrie Comeau Evidence-based Practice and Innovation Center City of Philadelphia DBHIDS
Kate Comtois University of Washington Center for Suicide Prevention and Recovery
Jennifer Coury Health Care Program Implementation and Research
Brent Crandal Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Torrey Creed University of Pennsylvania
Doyanne Darnell University of Washington
Melinda Davis Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network Oregon Health & Science University
Rita Dykstra Prevention Research Institute, Inc.
Lauren Fischer FIVDB USA Washington University in St. Louis
Bob Franks Judge Baker Children’s Center Harvard University
Beverly Glienke Duke University
Geetha Gopalan University of Maryland, Baltimore
Amber Holbrook West Chester University
Natalie Hundt Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
Brian Isakson University of New Mexico
Robin Jenkins Impact Center at Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute University of North Carolina
Sarah Kaye Kaye ​​​​Implementation & Evaluation, LLC
Kelly Koerner Evidence-Based Practice Institute
Cricket Mitchell Cricket Mitchell Consulting LLC
Daniel Perkins Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness Pennsylvania State University
Jennifer Rolls-Reutz Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
David Rosengren Prevention Research Institute, Inc.
Patty Schetter University of California at Davis
Julie Schumacher University of Mississippi Medical Center
Georgianna Sedlar University of Washington