Our Team

Our Team

Mariana Falconier

PhD, LCMFT, LMFT

Project Director

Dr. Mariana Falconier completed her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) and her doctoral degree in Family Studies at the University of Maryland. Previously, Dr. Falconier was an associate professor at the Virginia Tech MFT master’s program.

Jinhee Kim

PhD

Co-Project Director

Dr. Jinhee Kim is Professor and Assistant Director (Program Leader of Family and Consumer Sciences for the University of Maryland Extension) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her main research areas are financial management, family well-being, and health outcomes.

Facilitators

Robin Brannan

Robin Brannan

LCMFT

  • Workshop Facilitator:
  • Relationship Expert/Supervisor

Robin Brannan is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist and the Director of Better Together Family Therapy in Kensington, Maryland. She has been helping couples, families, and children to grow and thrive in the DC area for nearly 20 years. She joined the staff of the Together Program because she believes that a strong foundation in relationship skills and stress management can prevent future crises in marriages and in families. She loves the accessibility of this program for families of all income levels and cultural backgrounds and enjoys connecting with each couple she meets in the workshops.

Raffe

Rafee Al-Mansur

LCMFT

  • Workshop Facilitator:
  • Relationship Expert/Supervisor

Rafee Al-Mansur is a licensed marriage and family therapist working in private practice in McLean, VA. He received his Masters in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland and his Bachelors in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University. He has been with the Together Program since 2017 and loves witnessing couples transform their relationship through the tools they learn. Rafee is also the Chair of the Couple and Intimate Relationships Network of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He is also a speaker for the Family and Youth Institute.

Nikki Pruett

Nikki Pruett

AFCPE

  • Workshop Facilitator:
  • Financial Expert /Supervisor

Nikki Pruett is an AFCPE® certified financial counselor and coach whose work is focused on helping individuals and couples talk about money, reach financial goals, and re-imagine life. Struck with a passion and devotion for financial awareness, education, and well being, she joined the Together Program staff in 2016. Working with the Together Program has deepened her appreciation for helping others in the area of personal finance and continues to be an inspiration for the work she does in the field.

Case managers

Marina Kerlow

Bilingual Case Manager

Clarisleida Mateo-Lebron

Bilingual Case Manager

Jackelin Delcid

Bilingual Employment Case Manager

Paola Mejia-Gist

Bilingual Case Manager

Ann Pham

Case Manager and Graduate Assistant

Program Staff

Sarah Fritz

Program Manager

Alejandro Marroquin

Sites and Case Management Director

Rose Caruso

Marketing, Recruitment, and Communications Coordinator

Victoria Ludwig

Assistant Program Manager/Internship Coordinator

Abigail O'Leary

Data Management Supervisor

Jackelin Delcid

Employment Case Manager