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 referred 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.

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Mary Beth Bruder

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Christine Jozef
Administrative Officer

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Lisa Trahan
Business Services Manager

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Tara Viens
Assistant Director

Faculty & Staff

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Anton Alerte
MD Professor, Pediatrics

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Amal Alsamawi
PhD student, Public Health

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Rebekah Charles
Graduate Assistant

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Judy Curry
Executive Assistant

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Michael Deckers
Front Office Staff

Paula DeMichiel
Administrative Program Coordinator

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Gabriela Freyre-Calish
Educational Development Specialist

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Kelly E. Ferreira
Research Associate

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Jill Isenberg
Research Associate

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Elsa Jones
ECPC Consultant

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Waseem Kazi
Front Office Staff

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Holly Labrecque
Research Assistant

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Nanfi Lubogo
Co-Executive Director, PATH CT

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Tara Lutz
Assistant Professor
Training Director

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Caitlin McNulty
Research Associate

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Erica Misiorski
Research Associate

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Urszula Nita
Administrative Program Assistant 2

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Linda Rammler
DD Network Coordinator

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Cindy Ramos-Ocasio
Administrative Assistant

James Ransom
Research Associate

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Tina Rhodes
Clinical Research Associate

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Bethanne Vergean
CDC Act Early Ambassador for CT

CDC Mental Health Champion

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Cristina Wilson
Associate Professor
Research Director

Torri Ann Woodruff-Gautherin
Assistant Professor