PSI Portland Staff

allison caruthers
Allison Caruthers, Ph.D.

Project Director

Allison is a Developmental Psychologist and Senior Research Associate at the University of Oregon’s Prevention Science Institute. 

JEN HOSKINS
Jen Hoskins, LCSW

Family Consultant

Jen is a social worker and family consultant. She does advocacy work for persons experiencing developmental disability and mental health needs.

julia tienson
Julia Tienson, CSWA

Family Consultant

Julia is a bilingual social worker and family consultant. She has worked in various roles across several school districts and is well-versed in navigating educational systems.

daryl ford
Daryl Ford

Assessment Coordinator

Daryl graduated from Portland State University with an undergraduate degree in Social Science. Her work includes recruitment and scheduling.

nicole smith
Nicole Smith, M.Ed.

Assessment Coordinator

Nicole has a Master’s in Education from Concordia University. She has a passion for community organizing and over a decade of experience working as a mentor in diverse and underserved populations.

kathryn lyle
Kathryn Lyle

Assistant Assessment Coordinator

Kathryn has an undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies and Psychology. She is currently in graduate school at OSU for Public Health.

kassidy moore
Kassidy Moore

Assistant Assessment Coordinator

Kassidy is a UO graduate with an undergraduate degree in Psychology. She is currently in graduate school at Lewis & Clark for School Psychology.

francisco hernandez
Francisco Hernandez, M.Ed.

Research Assistant

Francisco has a Master’s degree in Education from George Fox University. For the last 11 years, Francisco has been a part-time Bilingual Research Assistant. He also teaches full-time and coaches football.

miranda gab
Miranda Gab

Research Assistant

Miranda has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Portland State University. She started at PSI as a child care intern and now works part-time as a Research Assistant.