Lisa Hunter Romanelli, Ph.D.

Executive Director, REACH Institute
Lisa Hunter Romanelli, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the REACH Institute.  She came to REACH from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where she was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry and Director of School-Based Mental Health Programs at the Center for the Advancement of Children’s Mental Health. She has supervised clinical psychology interns at Columbia University, where she holds an Adjunct Assistant Professor Clinical Psychology appointment, for over 10 years and is a practicing clinical child psychologist with expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy.  Dr. Hunter Romanelli completed an internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center.  She earned her PhD degree from Rutgers University and her BA from Harvard University.