Dr. Craig Latham has served as the Executive Director of the New England Adolescent Research Institute (NEARI) since July, 2016. Prior to coming to NEARI, Dr. Latham worked with violent and emotionally disturbed adolescents in a variety of capacities for state agencies in Massachusetts between 1980 to 1990. In private practice from 1990 to 2016, he served as the Senior Forensic Child Psychologist for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health, where he was responsible for forensic mental health services provided to children in Massachusetts, and as a consultant to the United States Secret Service, for law enforcement professionals, the judiciary, state agencies, and private providers on the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults who engage in high-risk behavior.
Dr. Latham completed his undergraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a master's degree in Child Development and a doctorate in Personality and Developmental Psychology, both from Harvard University. He completed his clinical training at the Judge Baker Children's Center and a post-doctoral research fellowship at McLean Hospital.
Alisa Klein began her role as the Director of NEARI Press and Training Center in December, 2016. In the past, Alisa served as the Public Policy Consultant to the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) for seven years, as the Interim Executive Director of a regional sexual and domestic violence prevention and response agency, and as the Director of Public Policy for the national child sexual abuse prevention organization, Stop It Now! for five years. She founded and chaired the North American Restorative Justice and Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Advisory Committee, served as a member of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC) Advisory Committee, and as a Steering Committee member of the National Coalition for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. Alisa also works as a grant writer, organizational development specialist, and public policy consultant on the prevention of interpersonal violence and violent conflict, and restorative and transformative responses to the perpetration of harm. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from Smith College, and a Master’s in International Policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Alisa also serves as a City Councilor in her hometown of Northampton, Massachusetts.
Krysten received her M.Ed. in Social Justice Education and Advanced Feminist Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2013. She has previously worked developing, leading, and assessing peer-mentoring programs for students of color at the UMass Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success (CMASS) and providing mentoring and college preparation planning for youth in Springfield, MA through AmeriCorps and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. She has taught courses on race, gender, politics, and dialogue at Rutgers University, UMass Amherst, and Hampshire College, and has widely presented her work on gender and sexuality. Krysten joined NEARI Press in 2015 and became project coordinator of the Parent 2 Parent project in 2017.
Diane Langelier has been at NEARI since it inception in September 1986. Since the early 1990s, Diane has been responsible for organizing and hosting NEARI’s in-person training on a variety of topics for professionals working in the fields of education, sexual abuse prevention, and the treatment and management of people who perpetrate sexual harm. She currently serves as NEARI’s Fiscal Manager, and as Coordinator of the NEARI Training Center. Diane is also the Coordinator of the annual MASOC/MATSA Conference that hosts over 700 professionals over the course of three days with presenters from all over the world covering a variety of topics from the prevention of sexual abuse to sex offender assessment, treatment, and safe management.