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

Lisa Trahan
Business Services Manager

Faculty & Staff

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Anton Alerte
MD Professor, Pediatrics

Ryan Bibisi
Visual Media Designer

Deidra Cali
Associate Editor

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Caitlin D'Annolfo
Early Childhood Research Associate

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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
Assistant Professor

Kerry Hanks
Executive Assistant

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

Katie McGinnis
Research Associate 1

Tu Anh Nguyen
Research Assistant

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Urszula Nita
Internal Evaluation

Marney Pollack
Assistant Professor in Residence

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Linda Rammler
Community Outreach

Terrell Reichow
Research Associate

Tina Rhodes
Clinical Research Associate

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Bethanne Vergean
CDC Act Early Ambassador for CT
CDC Mental Health Champion

Toi Weatherspoon
Administrative Program Assistant I

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Cristina Wilson
Associate Professor
Research Director

Graduate Assistants

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Amal Alsamawi
Graduate Assistant

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Rebekah Charles
Graduate Assistant

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Holly Labrecque
Graduate Assistant

Jennifer Pena
Graduate Assistant

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Jinwei Song
Graduate Assistant