Staff Leadership

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth

Director of MFRI

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, M.B.A., Ph.D., focuses her research on relationships between job conditions and family life, especially with regard to military families and organizational policies, programs and practices. In addition to textbooks and research volumes, MacDermid Wadsworth’s work has been published in numerous scientific journals, including The Journal of Marriage and Family and The Academy of Management Journal.
Dave Topp

Dave Topp

Senior Director of Research and Operations

SDave Topp, Ph.D., has directed the MFRI’s research team since 2009, overseeing a number of projects. In addition to evaluating programs and materials for Sesame Workshop and ZERO to THREE, Topp has led research studies for agencies like the Department of Defense, most recently completing an effort focused on the impact of multiple deployments for young children in military families.
Kathy Broniarczyk Headshoot

Kathy Broniarczyk

Senior Director of Outreach and Operations

Kathy Broniarczyk oversees the family support team and operations at MFRI. The family support team provides outreach and resources to children and families of service members and veterans. In addition, it works with community organizations and professionals who offer care for service members and their families.
Linda Hughes-Kirchubel

Linda Hughes-Kirchubel

Director of External Relations

Linda Hughes-Kirchubel heads MFRI’s external relations team, managing the organization’s strategic messaging across multiple platforms and constituencies. A former journalist, she holds a master’s degree in organizational communication and has been with MFRI since 2009.