A Caring Hand Staff Bios

Robin F. Goodman, Ph.D., A.T.R.-BC

Executive Director, Program Director


Robin has a master’s in art therapy from NYU and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Adelphi. She began the direct service program for A Caring Hand in 2008. She consults to Allegheny General Hospital Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents. Prior background includes Project Director for the New York City Children’s Grief Connection, Director of Family Programs at Voices of September 11th and consultant to the Department of Defense Educational Opportunities Directorate and National Child Traumatic Stress Network. While at the NYU Child Study Center, Robin was Director of Bereavement Programs, the National Child Mental Health Initiative and AboutOurKids.org. She established the Child Life Program in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital and the behavioral health service at Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.


Robin has been involved in state and national professional association and governmental affairs, including serving as president of the American Art Therapy Association. She has published, taught, and lectured in the United States and abroad on mental health, grief, illness, and art. Her interest in public education has included positions as a contributor to the CBS Early Show and MSNBC. She has authored over 100 online articles and wrote and developed Caring for Kids After Trauma and Death: A Guide for Parents and Professionals, which was used throughout the country following 9/11. Dr. Goodman’s book credits include The Day Our World Changed: Children’s Art of 9/11, Childhood Revealed: Art Expressing Pain, Discovery and Hope, Ready to Remember: Jeremy’s Journey of Hope and Healing, and Rosie Remembers Mommy: Forever in Her Heart.  

Lisa Rosner, LCSW

Program Coordinator, Licensed Clinical Social Worker 


Lisa received her master’s in social work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. She holds a post-graduate Certificate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program completed at the Bryn Mawr Center for Professional Development and has additional training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Lisa has a worked in various settings in her career including inpatient hospitals and outpatient mental health clinics as a clinician as well as an administrator. Lisa joined A Caring Hand in May 2018 as the program coordinator where she is responsible for coordinating and managing various clinical and administrative components of the program: assessing grieving family members coping, facilitating both child and caregiver groups, leading efforts to expand recognition in the community and coordinate events to expand A Caring Hand’s reach, and collaborating with partners on special program events. Lisa is SIFI certified and supervise trainees.