Children's Team of Child Protection Professionals

The Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children is staffed by a team of trained professionals who work together to minimize a child’s trauma and promote healing. Our team includes:

  • Physicians
    • Jordan Greenbaum, M.D.
    • Nancy Fajman, M.D., M.P.H.
    • Stephen Messner, M.D., F.A.A.P.
    • Tamika Bryant, M.D., F.A.A.P.
  • Child Abuse Pediatric Fellows
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
  • Patient Care Technicians
  • Forensic Interviewers
  • After-Hours Social Workers
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Family Advocate
  • Intake Coordinators
  • Business Operations Coordinator
  • Registration Coordinator
  • An Onsite Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS) liaison
  • Practice Manager
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Program Manager and Coordinator for Training and Education
  • Child Abuse Prevention Trainer 
  • Behavioral Health Program Manager
  • Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellows
MeetBella
  • Bella is the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children's therapy dog.  She is the first therapy dog for a child advocacy center in the state. Bella's job is to help build rapport with the patient and let children and families know they are in a safe place.

    She can help reduce anxiety, stress and fear associated with a forensic interview and medical exam. Bella can also help build self-esteem and a feeling of control when the child gets her to do tricks. She can also be in the room during interviews, which may help the child disclose abuse or neglect by being able to tell Bella instead of the interviewer.