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
Professor and Director

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Brian Reichow
Associate Director of Research

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Christine Jozef
Administrative Officer

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Lisa Trahan
Business Services Manager

Faculty & Staff

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Anton Alerte
MD Professor, Pediatrics

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Judy Curry
Executive Assistant

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Michael Deckers
Front Office Staff

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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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Nanfi Lubogo
Co-Executive Director, PATH CT

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Tara Lutz
Assistant Professor

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Caitlin McNulty
Early Childhood Research Associate

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Erica Misiorski
Research Associate

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Urszula Nita
Internal Evaluation

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Linda Rammler
Community Outreach

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James Ransom
Research Associate

Terrell Reichow
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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Tara Viens
Community Outreach 

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Cristina Wilson
Associate Professor
Research Director

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Torri Ann Woodruff-Gautherin
Assistant Professor

Graduate Assistants

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Amal Alsamawi
Graduate Assistant

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Rebekah Charles
Graduate Assistant

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Tayla Duntz
Graduate Assistant

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Holly Labrecque
Graduate Assistant

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Skyley Parizek
Graduate Assistant

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Isha Sinojia
Graduate Assistant

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Jinwei Song
Graduate Assistant

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Victoria Zysk
Graduate Assistant