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Support Team

Desmond Bailey - Development Coordinator

Desmond studied public policy at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. As he pursued his M.P.A., Desmond became increasingly dedicated to social justice and particularly interested in the effects of the American political and economic systems on impoverished communities. He became active in Boston area New Party politics and organizing campaigns for living wages. Working for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay as a Director in the Community Investments Department, Desmond focused on building the internal resources of grassroots organizations and promoting systemic change by mobilizing community residents to organize and empower themselves. He was instrumental in facilitating Boston’s Mattapan Community Partnership, a collaboration of human service providers, businesses, faith-based organizations, and street associations that has become the main funding vehicle for UWMB’s Mattapan Initiative. Currently, Desmond is a resource development consultant specializing in grant writing, strategic planning and needs assessments. He works with nonprofit organizations to develop program outcomes measurement systems, manage grant proposal processes, implement fundraising plans and conduct board development training.

Ruth Bartman - Intake Coordinator

Ruth A. Bartman is responsible for completing intakes and scheduling patients for evaluations. She is also the liaison that works with state agencies to ensure services are provided as specified within the various state contracts. Ruth has an Associates Degree in Business, and is currently completing her Bachelor's in Social Work. Ruth enjoys her position at CRT; her schooling and job responsibilities are giving her a strong foundation to work with children and families in the future.


Susan De Koker - Grant Support/Development Assistant

Susan De Koker utilizes her administrative skills in assisting in grant administration and fund development for Children's Research Triangle and Camp SOAR. She is co-chair of CRT's Gala committee and also a part of smaller fund raising opportunities throughout the year. As a coordinator for Camp SOAR, Ms. De Koker insures camp runs smoothly and efficiently for campers, counselors and staff.


Maria Fay - Executive Clinical Assistant

Maria Fay, Clinical Executive Assistant at Children's Research Triangle, aids the entire clinical staff in a secretarial capacity and as report manager. In addition to her secretarial duties, She oversees the report process including transcribing, proofing, editing, and mailing reports to parents and caseworkers. In her career as a secretary, Ms. Fay has worked for a major news magazine, marketing firms, and a graduate school of psychology. She feels that her experience with psychologists and soon-to-be psychologists set the path she was to take to her position with Children's Research Triangle. She has taken classes at Northwestern and DePaul Universities, as well as auditing courses at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.


Rita Ortiz - Office Manager

Rita Ortiz is our receptionist and Chart room manager. She has over 10 years of experience in this area. Her responsibilities include maintaining patient records, setting up appointments, directing callers to the appropriate party, and insuring HIPAA and various other compliance guidelines are met.