Maggie Sibley, Ph.D., STAND Director

Dr. Maggie Sibley, Ph.D. is the Director of STAND and the Summer Preparatory Program, located in the FIU Center for Children and Families. Dr. Sibley is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at the FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. She supervises all family counseling, organization classes, and summer programming for students in grades 6-12. Dr. Sibley received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and has authored or co-authored approximately 30 scholarly publications on the presentation and treatment of adolescents with attention and behavior problems.




Paulo Graziano, Ph.D., STAND Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Paulo Graziano is a clinical supervisor for STAND. As the director of the S.E.L.F.-Regulation Lab, Dr. Graziano’s research focuses on the role of children’s self-regulation as it pertains to School Readiness, Early Intervention, Learning, and Fitness (S.E.L.F.).  He is particularly interested in how parental and environmental factors (e.g., teachers/classroom) may influence or moderate the impact of regulatory processes on adaptive functioning outcomes. Special emphasis on the role of physiological (i.e., RSA suppression) and neurocognitive processes in the development of psychopathology (emphasis on disruptive behavior disorders) as well as pediatric obesity.  A large portion of his research focuses on developing and examining early interventions (e.g., behavioral parent training, summer programs) that can target children’s self-regulation skills and subsequent adaptive and health related outcomes.  Dr. Graziano has authored or co-authored a number of papers and his work has been supported by both federal grants (e.g., Institute of Education Sciences) and local agencies (e.g., The Children’s Trust).





 CandanceCandance Morley, MSW, LCSW, STRIPES Project Coordinator

Ms. Morley received a Masters Degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 2005 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Florida State University in 2004. Ms. Morley is a Registered Clinical Social Work Intern and a SPP school support specialist, providing intervention consultation to SPP participants and their schools during the academic year.  Her roles include coordinating participant recruitment, providing school-based academic and behavioral support services throughout Miami-Dade County Public Schools, conducting psycho-educational evaluations, and facilitating parent training groups. During the summer, Ms. Morley is a clinical supervisor in the Summer Preparatory Program, which includes supervising intensive academic instruction as well as daily social-emotional interventions for teens with academic, organization, or behavior problems, as wells as staff training.




pabloPablo Martin, LCSW, STAND Community Program Coordinator

Pablo Martin is the STAND Community Program Coordinator, located in the FIU Center for Children and Families.  Mr. Martin earned his State of Florida License in Clinical Social Work in 2003.  He received his Master’s Degree in Social Work from Barry University, after obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from FIU.  As the STAND Community Program Coordinator, Mr. Martin works with local Community Mental Health Centers that are now offering the STAND Program as part of their services.  He is involved in the recruiting of participants and data collection as well as maintaining effective working relationships with the partnering Agencies.  Mr. Martin came to FIU with years of experience in the areas of Program Administration, Clinical Supervision, Education and Training as well as Direct Practice in Psychotherapy and Case Management.  Although comfortable working with all populations, his passion and expertise is in the area of adolescent mental health.




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Nick Hidalgo, B.A., Summer Preparatory Program Program Assistant

Bachelor’s Degree, Sociology and Anthropology: Florida International University, 2010.

Mr. Hidalgo received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Florida International University. He joined Summer Preparatory Program in May of 2012. His roles include recruitment coordination, performing eligibility assessments, data collection and input, and assisting with parent groups.




 Jaife1Jaife Gonzalez, B.A., Program Assistant , Center for Children and Families

Ms. Gonzalez received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2014. She is the project coordinator for STAND Web-Ex. She was an undergraduate research assistant for STAND in 2013. Ms. Gonzalez was also a counselor in the Adolescent’s Summer Treatment Program in 2013. Her duties include recruitment, and data collection management.  Ms. Gonzalez is currently obtaining a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Counseling and Psychology Professions.





Analay Perez, B.A., STAND Program Assistant, Center for Children and Families

Analay Perez received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice from Florida International University in 2014. She is currently a Program Assistant for the Stand-Community Program. Previously, she has worked in the Summer Treatment Program (STP) assisting adolescents with behavior and attention problems. She has also worked with STAND, providing services to parents and adolescents in both, group and individual settings. Her duties include data collection, testing, translation, and recruitment. Her research interests include analyzing Callous-Unemotional Traits in adolescents and examining the effects of psychopathy in adults within the criminal justice system. 



FullSizeRenderDassiell Medina, B.A., STAND Program Assistant, Center for Children and Families

Mr. Medina received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2015. Currently, he is a Program Assistant for the STAND Program. His roles include recruitment, testing, data collection, translation, and assisting with parent training groups. His work with CCF started as an undergraduate student, working as a counselor during the Summer Treatment Program (STP). Formerly, he has been involved as a Research Assistant for the STAND and Summer Preparatory Programs (SPP). In the future, he plans to continue his education by pursuing his Clinical Psychology, Ph.D., focusing on the treatment of children with ADHD and Anxiety Disorders.