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Executive Director: Tracy Levine, MSW, LCSW

Tracy Levine (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined NRCI in June, 2021 with over 30 years of experience in behavioral health and direct services. Tracy earned both a bachelor’s degree and her Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan. She also has a certificate in Non-Profit Executive Leadership.

Her passion for service and dedication to improving the lives of others is proven through years of leading programs focused on building resilience, strengthening family relationships, and supporting children, families, and emerging adults. Her experience includes serving in senior leadership roles at Chicago agencies providing child and family services, clinical services, and substance use disorders treatment. Additionally, Tracy served as an adjunct faculty in The Chicago School’s Master of Counseling Psychology Program and is a certified instructor for Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA), teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA) and Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention gatekeeper trainings.

Tracy is a skilled educator, trainer and presenter and an adept advocate for the coordination and implementation of trauma-informed community-based programming, fostering inclusivity, and meeting the needs of the under resourced. Tracy is the Board President of Mental Health America of the Northern Suburbs (MHANS).

Doctoral Fellows:

Amber Greviskes

Amber Greviskes

Amber (she/her) is a second-year student in the Clinical Psychology department where she is working toward her PsyD. Previously, she earned degrees in news-editorial journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Having spent years working with those affected by sexual assault and domestic violence, her research interests include trauma, especially as it relates to crime victims’ experiences, and vicarious trauma in first responders. She is also interested in policies that support the decriminalization of mental illness. This passion led her to NRCI, where she is one of the team’s Mental Health First Aid instructors in addition to researching, developing and presenting other mental health education programs.

imogen krell

Imogen Krell

Imogen (she/her) is pursuing her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at our Chicago School LA campus. After graduating from the University of Cambridge in 2016, she spent two impactful years in the Teach First program. Following a stint in strategy consultancy in London Imogen returned to academia in 2021, completing her MSc in Psychological Sciences at University College of London while working part-time as an assistant psychologist. Other roles include a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in the UK National Health Service and a research assistant at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. Imogen is presently focused on researching and developing a micro credential program on suicide prevention and intervention.

karishma sunkara

Karishma Sunkara

Karishma (she/her) is a first year PsyD student in the Clinical Psychology program at The Chicago School. She earned a BA in Psychology, Public Administration and Political Science from the St. Francis College for Women, Osmania University, India, and her MS in Clinical Psychology from School of Allied Healthcare and Sciences – Jain University, India. She worked as a counselor and psychologist in various mental health settings before moving to the United States to further her education. She is interested in mental health advocacy and holistic development. Karishma is focused on supporting the development of NRCI’s 22nd annual community mental health conference.

radhika puppala

Radhika Puppala

Radhika (she/her) is a first-year student in the Clinical P