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Trudi Koslof, 

Trudi Koslof, Psy.D. is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Franciscan Children’s Hospital (FCH). She completed her undergraduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and she earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from William James College (formerly Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology). She completed her predoctoral residency at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital in the Inpatient Psychiatric Department before completing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital’s Children and Adolescent Testing Service. Following her fellowship, Dr. Koslof joined the Behavioral Health Services outpatient division at FCH where she currently evaluates children and adolescents presenting with complex neurodevelopmental, learning, social-emotional and behavioral issues. She also provides consultation to other hospital departments, supervises APA interns and co-leads a weekly testing seminar for students. Dr. Koslof’s primary clinical interests are the evaluation of comorbid psychiatric and neurodevelopmental presentations with a focus in major mental illness emergence. In addition to MNS, she is also a member of APA (Division 40) and INS.

Tyler Zink, Ph.D., ABPP/CN


Dr. Tyler Zink is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and an Instructor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He completed his PhD in Clinical Psychology at Boston University. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Boston Consortium for Clinical Psychology, focusing in Neuropsychology at the Boston VA. His fellowship in Neuropsychology was through Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, and BIDMC. Currently, he serves as the Practicum Training Coordinator for Neuropsychology in the Department of Psychiatry at BIDMC. His clinical interests include aging and dementia, neurodevelopmental disorders, and the impact of mental illness on cognition.

Jeff Drayer, Ph.D.
Past President

Dr. Jeff Drayer is a licensed psychologist and Certified Health Services Provider. Dr. Drayer obtained his bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Sciences from Concordia College – Bronxville, New York and his master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Drayer’s training includes a two-year specialized post-doctoral fellowship in developmental neuropsychology with children, adolescents, and young adults. He completed his pre-doctoral internship at Terry Children Psychiatric Center in Wilmington, Delaware working with children and adolescents. Dr. Drayer’s training also includes placements at the adult Behavioral Neurology department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Northeastern University’s Disability Resource Center working with college students with learning disabilities, and at The Shattuck Hospital working with young adults with severe psychiatric disabilities. He also has extensively worked with preschoolers and children with autism, which was the topic of his graduate research. Prior to starting his own practice, Dr. Drayer worked as a developmental neuropsychologist for several years at a private group practice in the Boston Metro area.
Dr. Drayer specializes in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, and consultation for children, adolescents, young adults, and families impacted by: developmental disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD); learning disabilities; ADHD; medical illnesses; and other neuro-developmental and psychiatric disorders. He provides neuropsychological, psychological, and developmental evaluations for toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults.

Nancy Roosa, Psy.D.

Nancy Roosa, Psy.D., has been working as a pediatric neuropsychologist since 1997. She was, most recently, a senior neuropsychologist at NESCA (Neuropsychology and Education Services for Children and Adolescents) in Newton, MA. She enjoys working with a range of children, particularly those with autism spectrum disorders, as well as children with attentional issues, executive function deficits, anxiety disorders, learning disabilities, or other social, emotional or behavioral problems. She also enjoys speaking to local schools and parent groups on a variety of topics related to students and mental health.

Dr. Roosa graduated from Brown University with a degree in Neural Science and then completed her graduate work at Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, now William James College. She completed internships at a youth guidance center, a college counseling center and community mental health centers. She completed post-doctoral work at Children’s Evaluation Center, Newton.

Dr. Roosa currently serves on the Board of Directors at Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society, where she is chair of the Education Committee. She also serves on the board of Asperger Autism Network, where she is involved in advocacy work at the state level as well as advising the organization on clinical issues related to autism.

Ilana Reife, Ph.D.

Ilana Reife, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children’s Neuropsychological Services. She completed her undergraduate studies at Lehigh University. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Illinois Institute of Technology and completed her predoctoral internship at Children’s Hospital of Minnesota, focusing on pediatric psychology and pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Reife’s postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology was completed at Children’s Neuropsychological Services. She works with toddlers, children, adolescents and young adults with a wide range of medical (i.e., genetic disorders, prematurity, concussion), developmental (i.e., Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, learning disorders) and psychological conditions (i.e., anxiety or depression). Her evaluations are child and family-centered and emphasize learning about a child’s unique strengths and areas of vulnerability in order to provide a plan to facilitate a child’s positive developmental trajectory.


Catherine Bell, Ph.D.

Dr. Catherine Bell is a developmental neuropsychologist, a licensed psychologist, and a faculty member of Harvard Medical School. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Human Services at Lesley University, followed by a master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology was completed at Northeastern University in 2009, where her graduate research was on the impact of learning disabilities on mental health.

Dr. Bell’s predoctoral training at McLean Hospital and Franciscan Children’s Hospital included group and individual psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults suffering from severe psychiatric disorders. She also worked for two years in the Watertown, MA public school system, conducting intellectual, academic, and psychological testing with students in elementary, middle, and high school.

As a staff psychologist with the McLean Hospital College Mental Health Program, Dr. Bell collaborated with students and families to improve their college readiness skills. She then left her hospital post to start a private practice, providing psychotherapy and consultation to adolescents and young adults.

Dr. Bell is currently in private practice in the office of Dr. Jeff Drayer, with locations in Easton and Wellesley.

Katherine Bradbury, Ph.D.

Kathryn Bradbury, PhD is a pediatric neuropsychologist at Children's Neuropsychological Services, a private practice in Andover, MA. She earned her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut with a concentration in Pediatric Neuropsychology and her Bachelor’s in Neuroscience from Colgate University. Dr. Bradbury completed her clinical internship at the University of Minnesota Medical School/Masonic Children’s Hospital in pediatric neuropsychology and psychotherapy. She then completed her two-year pediatric neuropsychology fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University/Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, with a dual-focus in medically complex presentations and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnostic assessment. Her primary areas of clinical specialization include early childhood assessment, ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, and complex medical presentations, including epilepsy and traumatic brain injury. 


Susan Marakovitz

Susan Marakovitz, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist with an expertise in neurodevelopmental and
neuropsychological assessment. Currently, she provides evaluation, educational and consultation services
at Neurodevelopmental and Educational Services (NES), a private neuropsychology practice in
Brookline, MA. She is also an Associate Psychologist in the Center for Child Development/NICU
Follow-up Programs at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In this setting, she evaluates, provides clinical
care and contributes to research with children ages 12-60 months old who were born prematurely and/or
experienced perinatal complications.
Dr. Marakovitz has many years of experience conducting evaluations and assisting the families of
children ranging in age from infancy through young adulthood. However, her specialty is working with
young children who have developmental challenges and disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders,
learning disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, global developmental delay, and genetic
disorders as well as complex special needs due to overlapping developmental, medical and/or psychiatric
conditions.She has also been appointed to research positions at several Boston area universities and Harvard- affiliated hospitals. Her research work focused on improving the lives of young children at-risk through
early and more accurate detection of developmental delays, autism and behavioral/emotional problems
and better understanding of the developmental trajectories of internalizing, externalizing and
neurodevelopmental problems and disorders. She has also given presentations and contributed to peer- reviewed articles and book chapters on these topics as well as comprehensive assessment models.Dr. Marakovitz obtained a joint doctoral degree in clinical and developmental psychology from the
University of Pittsburgh. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) and Judge Baker Children’s Center (JBCC) and fellowship training in the DevelopmentalMedicine Center at BCH. Subsequently, she held clinical staff positions at BCH, JBCC and a multi-
disciplinary pediatric private practice with a neuropsychology focus.

Eva Jansiewicz, Ph.D.
Member-at- Large

Dr. Jansiewicz is a pediatric neuropsychologist who completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology/Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University in 2008. She has trained at a number of hospital settings, including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Children’s Seashore House (now Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (focusing on adult rehabilitation), St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and the Shepherd Center (focusing on brain and spinal cord injury). She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Marcus Autism Center focusing on Applied Behavior Analysis for language, learning, behavioral improvement, and feeding. Dr. Jansiewicz completed her post-doctoral training in private practice in the Boston area and has worked in private practice for the past ten plus years. She recently founded her own company, Collaborative Child Neuropsychology, in November 2022. Dr. Jansiewicz is experienced in working with children and young adults with a variety of developmental conditions, including autism spectrum disorders, language and learning disorders, ADHD, global developmental delay, and complex medical/neurological conditions. She also has expertise in working with children and young adults who have experienced developmental trauma and mental health challenges. Dr. Jansiewicz most enjoys partnering with families to help coordinate services for their children over the course of many years. 

Rachel So, Ph.D.

Rachel So earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Connecticut and completed her predoctoral internship at the University of Chicago Medicine. She completed her two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She works with youth with a variety of neurodevelopmental, medical, and psychiatric presenting concerns. Using a humanistic and developmental approach, she contextualizes a child’s strengths and challenges in their lived experiences and develops recommendations that best support their ongoing development in a meaningful way.


Haroon Malik
Member- At- Large 

Dr. Haroon Malik is an an adult clinical neuropsychologist at Newton Neuropsychology Group, LLC. He earned his BA from Rutgers University. He completed his masters degree, followed by his doctorate in clinical psychology, from William James College. Dr. Malik completed pre-doctoral training in neuropsychological assessment at various multidisciplinary hospitals in the greater Boston area, including the Edith Nourse Rogers Veterans Memorial Hospital (Bedford VA) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Manchester, New Hampshire, followed by a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in adult/geriatric clinical neuropsychology at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts.

Dr. Malik specializes in providing comprehensive neuropsychological services across the adult lifespan. He works with various clinical populations and diagnostic considerations including neurodevelopmental (e.g., ADHD, ASD, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities), neurological (e.g., concussions, TBI, strokes/CVAs, neurodegenerative disorders, vascular-associated cognitive disorders), and co-occurring and stand-alone psychiatric (e.g., depression and anxiety disorders, OCD, bipolar spectrum disorders, PTSD) conditions. Dr. Malik strives to use a comprehensive, biopsychosocial framework in hopes of better understanding his patients and providing them evidence-based answers to pertinent clinical questions.



Melanie Robinson Findlay, Student Member

Melanie Robinson Findlay is a doctoral candidate in the Clinical Psychology program at William James College, concentrating in Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology. She has trained at several neuropsychology sites in Massachusetts and will be completing her pre-doctoral internship at Devereux Massachusetts. Melanie is a clinical social worker at heart and has dedicated her career to working with a diverse range of clinical populations in corrections, community mental health,academia, and the Juvenile Court Clinic. Melanie’s work has always been centered around fostering empowerment and promoting advocacy for populations that felt powerless within the systems thatprovided their care. Melanie believes that though no one can predict outcomes, change happens when providers foster ethnocultural empathy that promotes growth and understanding. Her current research and clinical interests include racial health disparities, cross-cultural neuropsychology, and establishing updated normative data for racially and ethnically minoritized groups. Melanie is a member of the MNS Diversity Committee and strives to contribute insight and data that will continue to move neuropsychology towards providing equitable care to racially and ethnically minoritized populations.


Ariel Vernadakis,
Student Member

Ariel Vernadakis is a dynamic researcher and mental health counselor working with Dana Farber’s Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care as a Research Assistant. With a strong academic background in Health Psychology (BS from MCPHS University) and Mental Health Counseling (MSMHC from Suffolk University), Ariel brings a multifaceted approach to the research world. Ariel’s academic journey has provided them with a deep understanding of the intricate connections between psychological factors and health outcomes. Ariel’s knowledge extends beyond the academic realm, as she has also gained valuable experience working with children in school-based counseling settings and as a clinical psychometrician. Ultimately, Ariel aspires to combine psychology and public health to mitigate the burden of childhood adversities and promote healthy development in community settings.