INNOVATION. INTEGRATION. TRANSFORMATION. Transformational Adolescent Health Care Delivery Models
INNOVATION. INTEGRATION. TRANSFORMATION.           Transformational Adolescent Health Care                                                    Delivery Models

About Us

For more information about the MDCH Transformational Health Care Delivery Project or any of the grantees, contact Dr. Jennifer Salerno


Meet Our Team

Jennifer Salerno, DNP, CPNP, FAANP
Dr. Jennifer Salerno has been a MDCH consultant since 2004, currently overseeing the Transformational Adolescent Health Care Delivery Models project. Jennifer has practiced for nearly 20 years as a nurse practitioner working with diverse adolescent populations and served as a board member/advisor for many state and national organizations. She has been the recipient of various honors and awards, most recently the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine, Hilary Millar Award for Innovative Approaches to Adolescent Health Care.

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Charles J. Barone II, M.D.
Charles J. Barone II, M.D. is a practicing pediatrician and has been with the HFHS for 33 years. He is Chair of the Department of Pediatrics for the HFMG, where he is responsible for 16 pediatric outpatient clinics in southeast Michigan, 6 School Based Health Centers, a Pediatric Mobile Health Program, two neonatal intensive care units, and two community hospital pediatric inpatient unit. He has been consistently named in Detroit Monthly’s “Top Doc” list since 2002. He was recently appointed as MDCH Medical Director for their Child and Adolescent Health Center (School Based Clinics) program, and as a Delegate to the AMA representing the American Academy of Pediatrics.


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Mary Mueller, LMSW

Mary Mueller, LMSW is the project coordinator for trauma informed system development for the Child Health and Adolescent & School Health units. Mary joined MDCH in April 2014. She has worked for 30 years in a variety of public health, ambulatory health and hospital settings. Most recently she was the manager for the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Social Work Department and was responsible for medical social work, crisis mental health, early childhood and integrated care programs.


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Sharon Stephan, Ph.D.

Sharon Stephan, Ph.D., is a leading figure in advancing school mental health (SMH) research, training, policy and practice at national, state, and local levels. Dr. Stephan is a licensed clinical psychologist and a tenured Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. After providing direct mental health promotion and treatment service for several years in the Baltimore City Public Schools, Dr. Stephan was appointed as Director of Research for the national Center for School Mental Health (CSMH) in 2002. From 2005-2010, she guided the advancement of research and policy in her role as the CSMH Director of Research and Analysis, and in 2010 became the CSMH Principal Investigator (PI) and Co-Director with Dr. Nancy Lever.


Dr. Stephan has extensive expertise and leadership related to implementation science, quality assessment and improvement, evaluation and outcome measurement, and SMH service delivery, workforce development, and state and local capacity building. 


Dr. Stephan has published extensively, with many peer-reviewed articles and editorial service, and is a highly regarded and sought after speaker and trainer.  She has held leadership roles on several national committees including: the SAMHSA Federal-National partnership, the National Evidence-Based Practice Consortium, the National Coordinating Committee on School Health and Safety (NCCSHS), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) SMH Capacity Building Project, the National Assembly on School-Based Health Care (Evaluation and Quality Panel, Training and Technical Assistance Panel), and the SAMHSA National Child Traumatic Stress Network Trauma Services Adaptation Center for Schools (School Treatment Workgroup and Military Families Workgroup).


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Carrie Tarry

Ms. Tarry serves as the Acting Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Health. In addition to the CAHC program, she manages the Michigan Model program, Comprehensive School Health, and Michigan’s Teen Pregnancy programs. Prior to her current position, she served as the CAHC Program Coordinator.

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Terri Wright, Ph.D, MPH

Terri Wright is the Director of the Center for School, Health and Education Division of Public Health Policy and Practice at the American Public Health Association. She provides leadership to the strategic development and integration of public health in school-based health care and education.


Prior to joining APHA in 2010, she served as a program director for health policy for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, MI for 12 years. In that capacity Terri developed and reviewed the Foundation’s health programming priorities and initiatives, evaluated and recommended proposals for funding, and administered projects and initiatives. She also assisted in public policy analysis and related policy program development, as well as  provided leadership to the Foundation’s school-based health care policy program.

Terri received her bachelor’s degree in community and school health, as well as her New York State certification in secondary school education from the City University of New York. She obtained her master of public health in health policy and administration and doctor of philosophy in public health from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


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Learn more about the project sites, activities, and qualitative and quantitative key findings in the project summary and the full project report