Faculty & Staff Directory

Our employees consist of over 30 individuals (faculty, graduate assistants, post-doctoral fellows, full and part-time staff, and/or volunteers), most of which are involved in scholarly activities. Our faculty and staff publish papers in refereed journals, and present annually at national and international meetings and conferences. In addition, we take affirmative action seriously to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with developmental disabilities. Moreover, the center employs several parents of children with developmental and other disabilities.

Leadership

Mary Beth Bruder

Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D.

Professor

Director

Tara Lutz

Tara Lutz, Ph.D., MPH, CHES

Assistant Professor

Training Director

Molly Cole

Molly Cole

Associate Director of Public Policy

 

Cristina Wilson

Cristina Wilson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Research Director

Faculty

Susan Killmeyer, M.Ed., Ph.D

Assistant Professor
ECPC Coordinator

Craig Schramm

Craig Schramm, MD

Professor
Health Promotion

Bingbing Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Program Staff

Gabriela Freyre-Calish

Gabriela Freyre-Calish, MSW

Educational Development Specialist

 

Tara Viens, MS

Education & Development Specialist

 

Tina Rhodes

Tina Rhodes, MS, OTR

Clinical Research Associate

 

Toni Bercha, MS

Research Associate

 

Lisa Eells, MS, 6th Year

Research Associate

Kelly Ferreira

Kelly E. Ferreira, Ph.D.

Research Associate

Elizabeth Fitter

Research Associate

 

Jill Isenberg, MA

Research Associate

Lauren Mangold, MS, CCC-SLP

Research Associate

 

Linda Rammler

Linda Rammler, MEd, Ph.D.

DD Network Coordinator

 

Sarju Shah

Research Associate

 

Hanni Thoma, M.Ed.

Research Associate

Erin Demaio

Graduate Assistant

Holly Labrecque, MPH

Research Assistant

Shannon Langdon

Research Assistant

 

Urszula Nita, BA

Research Assistant

Tracy Smith-Michnowicz, MA 

Research Assistant

 

Bethanne Vergean

Bethanne Vergean

CDC Act Early Ambassador for CT

 

 

Administrative Staff

Lisa Trahan

Budget Analyst

 

Caitlin Clarke

Administrative Program Coordinator

 

Christine Jozef

Christine Jozef, BA

Administrative Program Coordinator

 

Megan Morariu

Administrative Program Assistant

 

Michael Deckers

Michael Deckers

Front Office Staff

 

Waseem Kazi

Waseem Kazi

Front Office Staff

 

 

Students

Maura Beggin

Graduate Assistant

Rebekah Charles

Graduate Assistant

Heather Kwolek

Graduate Assistant