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Ravita Maharaj, PhD

A licensed, clinical social worker in the District of Columbia, with extensive experience in program development and implementation for adults with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and substance abuse. Previous employment includes 12 years at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Institute, Washington, DC, in the position Director/Division Director, and the past three years as a Research/Evaluation Coordinator at Community Connections, Inc., the largest mental health agency in Washington, DC.


Dr. Maharaj earned a PhD in Social Work at the Catholic University of America, with a research interest in organizational factors that influence the implementation of evidence-based practices. She also holds an MSW from Howard University, and a BA from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Originally from Trinidad, she has spent the past 21 years in human services in Washington, DC.