Tamara Norris, MSSW, MPA
Tamara Norris is the Director of the Family Support Program, and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, where she has taught Community, Management, and Policy Practice courses; supervised graduate students in field placement; and worked with the NC Child Welfare Education Collaborative, the NC Family and Children’s Resource Program, and the Field Education Office. She joined the Family Support Program in 2005. Early in her career, she worked in program development and funding with major social services agencies in New York City. She has been in Chapel Hill since 1992, and worked at several nonprofit organizations in addition to UNC. Ms. Norris has Master of Science in Social Work and Master of Public Administration degrees from Columbia University. Outside of work she likes to garden, golf, hike, and dig for razor clams.
Family Support Specialist
Barbara Leach is a Family Support Specialist and Special Projects Coordinator. She joined the Family Support Program in 2005. She has over 20 years of experience as a child and family advocate for families with children who have mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and other special needs. Ms. Leach is an experienced trainer and facilitator who has made numerous state and national presentations. Presentation and workshop topics include: family-centered practice, parent advocacy, family/provider partnership and collaboration. Outside of work she likes to travel and enjoys cooking and fine dining.
Steven H. Day, MCP
Research Assistant Professor
Research and Evaluation Coordinator
Steven Day is a Research Assistant Professor with an emphasis on program evaluation and intervention research. He has consulted with foundations, advocacy groups, government agencies, and service providers about measuring the effectiveness of programs to improve the lives of children. He is co-author of the book Intervention Research: Developing Social Programs (Oxford University Press, 2009) and also co-author of articles appearing in Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Research on Social Work Practice, and Journal of Primary Prevention. Mr. Day holds a Master’s Degree in Urban Studies and City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Steve has a personal interest in developing children’s social skills to promote friendship and reduce bullying. He has been a part of the Making Choices program, creating social skills lessons for children in elementary school. He also believes that adolescents and children thrive in arts-based programs when they learn to do music, theater, dance, writing, performance, and studio arts. He has been an evaluation consultant to many arts programs as part of the YouthArts program, and as an independent expert. When not evaluating programs he likes to play basketball with the old men at UNC’s Wollen Gym, play Frisbee with his son, take hikes with his wife and daughter, and cook Mexican food.
Michael Naumoff has been working part-time at the Family Support Program for seven years. He does clerical work and recycling. In his personal life, he is a collector and active fan of old-time B-Western (Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Tex Ritter, etc.) films, books, and songs, dating from the 1930s to the early 1950s. He is involved in many community activities and lives in Carrboro.