NurturePA, Inc. Advisers

Amy Lewis, MSW, LSW
Amy Lewis is a licensed social worker specializing in perinatal and maternal mental health. She provides individual, couples, and group counseling to women and their partners who are facing the challenges of growing a family, as well as seeking to resolve intergenerational trauma, addiction, and attachment issues.

Lindsay Page, Ed.D.
Lindsay Page is an assistant professor of education and a research scientist at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on quantitative methods and their application to questions regarding the effectiveness of educational policies and programs across the preschool to post-secondary spectrum. Much of her recent work has involved the implementation and assessment of text-based outreach and support strategies to improve the transition to and through post-secondary education, particularly for low-income and would-be first generation college goers. Lindsay earned an Ed.D. in quantitative policy analysis in education as well as master’s degrees in statistics and in administration, planning, and social policy, all from Harvard. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

Ellen Rubin
For over two decades, Ellen Rubin‘s professional focus has been on providing support to women and families. After completing a degree in psychology at The College of William and Mary, she earned her Master of Arts in agency counseling at Rhode Island College and worked as a perinatal social service provider with new mothers; helping them access resources for successful parenting. Mrs. Rubin is currently an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) at the Breastfeeding Center of Pittsburgh. Prior to that position, Mrs. Rubin served as the Director of Volunteer Services and Mentoring Programs at Directions for Youth and Families, a children’s counseling agency. Mrs. Rubin also spent several years at home raising her two sons.

Christina Weiland, Ed.d.
Christina Weiland is an assistant professor at the University of Michigan School of Education. Her research focuses the effects of early childhood interventions and policies on the development of children, particularly for those from impoverished backgrounds. A former teacher, her work is characterized by deep, long-term partnerships with on-the-ground service providers and by uniting perspectives from child developmental psychology and public policy. She has attracted funding for her work from federal agencies and from local and national foundations. Christina holds an Ed.D. in quantitative policy analysis in education and Masters of Education from Harvard, as well as a bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College.

The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA (TMP)
“The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern PA (TMP) helps children by delivering resources to mentoring programs throughout our region. We promote the importance of quality mentoring; present best practices and research; and deliver training, technical assistance and professional development for the staff and volunteers of local programs.” (www.mentoringpittsburgh.org)

2017-2018 web badge

We are proud to announce that we’ve received our One-Year Striving for Mentoring Excellence Web Badge from our partners at the Mentoring Partnership.

“You have earned this award because your program has risen to meet the benchmarks for screening, training, and monitoring & support as outlined by MENTOR National’s Elements for Effective Practice of Mentoring.”