Program Director, Behavioral Health
Nastassia Walsh is Director of Programs and Operations for the Counties Futures Lab at the National Association of Counties where she oversees the day-to-day management of NACo’s programs and networks that help counties across the country improve community outcomes on key local issues including criminal justice, health, behavioral health, economic mobility, economic development, disaster resilience and human services. Previously, she served as the Associate Program Director for Community Health and Justice at NACo. Prior to joining NACo, Nastassia was a senior policy analyst at The Council of State Governments Justice Center where she provided training and technical assistance to state and local criminal and juvenile justice agencies to develop programs for people returning to their communities from jails and prisons. She also spent six years at the non-profit Justice Policy Institute researching local, state and federal criminal and juvenile justice policies. She has a master’s degree in forensic psychology from Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Arizona State University.
Program Director, Behavioral Health
Christopher Chun-Seeley, MSW is the Program Director of School and Justice Initiatives for the APA Foundation. Prior to his appointment at the APAF, Chris served as the Direct Therapy Intern at Michigan State University Counseling Center. He provided short-term therapy to a diverse client population while also assisting in weekly multicultural and racial awareness trainings. Chris was also the Assistant Community Director supervising and coaching resident directors at Michigan State. Christopher facilitated social skill building groups for at-risk high school students at Starr Commonwealth Detroit, along with delivering individual and family therapy. He also has experience as an advocate and field instructor for the Michigan State University Adolescent Project, was a Program Director for a Support and Education Group for low-risk Juvenile Sex Offenders, a Juvenile Detention Specialist for the Ingham County Youth Center, and a case manager for a national youth mentoring organization. Christopher earned BA’s in Psychology and Criminal Justice as well as a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University.
Deputy Division Director, Behavioral Health
Risë Haneberg serves as Deputy Division Director, Behavioral Health Division, for the Council of State Governments Justice Center. In this role Risë leads the Stepping Up Initiative, the national effort to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in the justice system with partners National Association of Counties (NACo) and the American Psychiatric Foundation (APAF). Additionally, Risë provides oversight to county systems improvement projects and technical assistance to Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grantee sites. Before joining the CSG Justice Center, Risë served as the criminal justice coordinator for Johnson County, Kansas, from 2008 to 2014. Risë previously served as the chief court service officer in Johnson County and began her career in criminal justice as a juvenile probation officer in 1979. Risë holds a BS in criminal justice from Wichita State University and an MA in public administration from the University of Kansas.
Program Manager, Behavioral Health
Joy Lloyd-Montgomery, MPH, is the Program Manager of School and Justice Initiatives for the APA Foundation. Prior to joining APAF, Joy was a Research Project Coordinator at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) where she led a project focused on understanding the barriers to online grocery shopping for SNAP-eligible families to inform the expansion of the USDA’s EBT online program. At UMSOM, she also served as a Wellness Specialist providing technical assistance to schools across Maryland in the implementation of their district’s wellness policy and managed a Health Leadership Program for elementary and middle school students. Her previous work experiences include national provider and pharmacy outreach for the Patient Access Network Foundation, health promotion for the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, and short-term crisis and supportive counseling for 2-1-1 Big Bend in Florida. Joy has a BS in Psychology from Florida State University and a Master’s in Public Health from George Washington University.
Project Manager, Behavioral Health
Mark oversees the delivery of broad-based technical assistance products and tools to assist counties in their Stepping Up efforts. Mark has also provided technical assistance to Second Chance Act and Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program grantees that serve people with co-occurring substance use disorders and mental illness, and he has coordinated additional projects designed to advance practices at the intersection of the criminal justice and behavioral health. Before joining the CSG Justice Center, Mark worked for the Partnership to End Addiction in New York City where he developed educational tools for state decisionmakers on improving addiction prevention and treatment through health policy. He also worked for Families USA in Washington, DC and for Hunger Free Vermont as part of the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowship. Mark earned his BA in political science and sociology from Ohio University and his MPA at Baruch College.