Meet the Team


THRIVE Staff Members
Daniel F. Perkins Ph.D. Principal Scientist and Founder, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State; Professor of Family and Youth Resiliency and Policy, Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education; and Courtesy Appointment with Human Development and Family Studies
Terri  Rudy MPA Research and Evaluation Associate; Resource Center for Improving Family Health Behavior Program Manager
Ryan Chesnut Ph.D. Assistant Research Professor
Tara Saathoff-Wells PhD, CFLE Assistant Research Professor
Alison Turley B.S. Research Assistant; Implementation Specialist
Aubrey Rafinski B.S. Research Assistant
Melina Czymoniewicz-Klippel PhD, CLC Assistant Teaching Professor (Penn State Department of Biobehavioral Health)