Roxann McNeish, PhD., MSW is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at the University of South Florida. She has over fifteen years of experience in child welfare services, specializing in local, state, and national evaluation of programs that serve “at risk” youth. She has had experience with the child welfare population as both a clinician and a researcher and evaluator. She has worked as a mentor and therapist in various child welfare early intervention, crisis intervention and diversion programs. Dr. McNeish has been involved in a of a variety of child welfare related evaluation projects and was a Knowledge Manager with the Florida Center for Child Welfare for six years. Some of her more recent work includes leading the evaluation of the access and integration of services for children enrolled in the Child Welfare Specialty Plan and leading the evaluation of a national community-based initiative to promote mental health and wellbeing among (at risk) boys and men. Dr. McNeish is also a member of a committee at USF organized to better address and meet the needs of enrolled current and former foster youth.