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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Leadership

Mary Beth Bruder
Professor
Director

Christine Jozef
Administrative Officer

Lisa Trahan
Business Services Manager

Tara Viens
Assistant Director

Faculty & Staff

Anton Alerte
MD Professor, Pediatrics

Amal Alsamawi
PhD student, Public Health

Maura Beggin
Graduate Assistant

Rebekah Charles
Graduate Assistant

Michael Deckers
Front Office Staff

Erin Demaio
Graduate Assistant

Paula DeMichiel
Administrative Program Coordinator

Lisa Dietrichson
Instructional Design Specialist

Kelly E. Ferreira
Research Associate

Gabriela Freyre-Calish
Educational Development Specialist

Jill Isenberg
Research Associate

Elsa Jones
ECPC Consultant

Waseem Kazi
Front Office Staff

Heather Kwolek
Graduate Assistant

Holly Labrecque
Research Assistant

Shannon Langdon
Research Assistant

Nanfi Lubogo
Co-Executive Director, PATH CT

Tara Lutz
Assistant Professor
Training Director

Caitlin McNulty
Research Associate

Urszula Nita
Administrative Program Assistant 2

Linda Rammler
DD Network Coordinator

Cindy Ramos-Ocasio
Administrative Assistant

Tina Rhodes
Clinical Research Associate

Bethanne Vergean
CDC Act Early Ambassador for CT

Cristina Wilson
Associate Professor
Research Director

Bingbing Zhang
Assistant Professor