Melissa McCart, EdD, was appointed CBIRT director in 2023. Melissa received her doctorate in Educational Methodology, Policy and Leadership, her M.S. in behavioral disabilities and her administrator's licenses from the University of Oregon. Her interests include educational policy and law, educator training, and injury prevention. Melissa has developed online trainings, authored articles and book chapters, and conducted numerous trainings and presentations on TBI related topics. She has worked extensively with at-risk children and families as a behavior specialist for school district 4j, as a behavior consultant for Lane ESD and as a special education teacher. Prior to coming to CBIRT, Melissa spent seven years as a school administrator of a Pre-K to 8th grade school. Her work at CBIRT combines her educational experiences with her passion for helping children and families.