ASPEN NETWORK DIRECTORS
Meg Fields, RN, Psy.D.
Meg has more than 20 years of experience as a nurse in the psychiatric emergency room at San Francisco General Hospital and holds a doctorate in clinical psychology. Her dissertation focused on parental perception of their own effectiveness in parenting a youth on the spectrum. Trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Meg has counseled youth at California College of the Arts, as well as children in the Palo Alto School District, and since 2009 she has co-directed the Aspen Network Camp. Meg develops programs for young adults with social differences who have difficulty launching from their parents’ homes due to social anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Non-verbal Learning Disorders, learning difficulties, and spectrum disorders.
Michael Fields, RN
Michael has been on the emergency-room staff at California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, for more than 15 years. He has extensive training in intensive care and is certified in advanced cardiac life support and advanced pediatric life support. Michael has co-directed Aspen Network Camp since 2009 and has 17 years of backcountry hiking and camping experience. He works closely with our youth, helping them to discover their strengths and develop strategies that will assist them in establishing habits and routines for success. Campers strongly relate to his calm and caring disposition.
SOCIAL LIVING COACH
Dr. Nancy Perry, Ph.D.
Nancy graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed her Ph.D. with a specialty in Neuropsychology at the California School of Professional Psychology. Her dissertation was among the earliest efforts to explain and explore the developing concept of the executive functions. She has worked for over 30 years as a psychotherapist and for the past 14 as the clinical director of a unique program serving adults on the autism spectrum. Dr. Perry de-mystifies disabilities and diagnoses for her clients. Her in-depth understanding of executive function makes her an expert at setting realistic, obtainable goals.
Amy has worked with Aspen Network for the past five years as a camp counselor, peer mentor and resident assistant. She is an invaluable member of our team as a trained peer leader, helping to build a residential community, organizing and participating in programming events, acting as a para-counselor for residents, and being a familiar first-resource to help answer any questions or concerns. Amy gets to know all the residents and works to help each resident if they run into any problems that might pertain to relationships, class-work, or programmatic questions. Amy is currently attending college to complete her bachelor’s degree in psychology. She also works part-time at JumpstartMD as a Member Support Specialist.