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HSRI staff, partners, clients, and friends gathered in Cambridge recently to celebrate Executive Vice President Gini Mulkern’s 35-year anniversary with HSRI and to give her a proper send-off before her move to North Carolina. (Fortunately for us, though, she’ll remain a member of our executive team.)
Enumerating Gini’s many contributions, HSRI President Val Bradley said “Gini has helped to put HSRI and our behavioral health and substance use teams on the map. Her work on the Uniform Client Data Instrument produced a milestone in our understanding of homelessness – work she has continued to this day. She and I worked on an NIMH publication on citizen evaluation which is still relevant today.”
HSRI President Val Bradley and Executive Vice President Gini Mulkern
Not only has Gini been essential to the growth of HSRI, joining just five years after its founding and managing more than 40 federal and state grants and contracts, she’s also made major contributions to the field of behavioral health services and evaluation. Known for managing rigorous program evaluations, she’s taught courses in evaluation methods, co-authored numerous monographs and articles on the subject, and served on several SAMHSA advisory boards and work groups.
Within HSRI, Gini is known for her generosity with her talents. Several people who’ve benefitted from her instruction spoke at the event, praising her sharp intellect, her grace under pressure, and her unflinching support for their personal and professional lives. Overwhelmingly, the day’s speeches echoed the same sentiments: how lucky people feel to spend time in Gini’s presence and how appreciated she makes them feel with her genuine interest in their lives.
“Gini has been an excellent friend, teacher, mentor and a great inspiration to so many young researchers starting their careers at HSRI. She has left an indelible mark on all who have been graced with her presence and mentorship. Gini has always been very supportive of HSRI researchers pursuing their goals and passions that support the mission of the organization and is always available with thoughtful advice. Gini will remain a major contributor behind any success I and many others at HSRI achieve,” said HSRI Executive Vice President David Hughes.
HSRI Executive Vice President David Hughes and Gini
Current and former HSRI staff, along with family and friends
HSRI Research Associate and NCI Project Coordinator Dorothy Hiersteiner and Vice President of Technology David Nethaway
HSRI Senior Research Fellow Nilufer Isvan
Gini and her sister Ann
HSRI Policy Associate Elizabeth Pell, Co-founder John Ashbaugh, and Office Manager Sebrina Johniken
Gini and HSRI Health Data Lead Leanne Candura
HSRI Software Architect Steven Noyes, Application Support Analyst Brian Twitchell, and Research Associate Ben Cichocki
HSRI Research Associate Bevin Croft and Senior Research Specialist Terry Camacho-Gonsalves
HSRI Administrative Assistant Hailey DuBreuil, Research Associate Rachael Gerber, and Research Analyst Melissa Burnett
Gini and HSRI Financial Manager Anna Edwards< Back