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MEET OUR FACULTY

Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of faculty is the backbone of CA-LEND. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.

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Kristina Rousso, AuD

Audiology

Discipline Director

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Hope Wills, MS, RD, CSP, IBCLC 

Nutrition

Discipline Director

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Barbara Sargent, PhD, PT, PCS

Physical Therapy

Discipline Director

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LaVonna Lewis, PhD, MPH

Health Management & Policy 

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LaTysa Flowers-Jackson, AA, AS, FSS (Family Support Specialist)

Family Support

Discipline Director

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Cecily Betz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Nursing

Discipline Director, Research Director

She/Her/Hers

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Shelby Surfas, OTD, OTR/L, BCP

Occupational Therapy

Discipline Director

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José Polido, DDS, MS

Oral Health

Discipline Director

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Natalie Niles, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapy

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Marie Poulsen, PhD

Psychology

Discipline Director

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Maria Marquez, Self Advocate, CNA, CMA

Self-Advocacy

Discipline Director

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Julie Cederbaum, PhD, MSW, MPH

Social Work

Discipline Director

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Kathryn Smith, RN, MN, MS, DrPH

Nursing

Policy Director

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Sheela Rao, MD, MACM, MPH

Pediatrics

Discipline Director

She/Her/Hers

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Cary Kreutzer, EdD, MPH, RDN, FAND

Nutrition/ Public Health

Discipline Director (Public Health)

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Michelle Dean, PhD

Special Education

Discipline Director

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Amanda Tyree, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology

Discipline Director

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Irina Quebles, PsyD ABPP

Psychology

Autism Training Coordinator

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Sara Sherer, PhD

Psychology

Leadership Seminar Director

RECENT PAST FACULTY

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Alison Grimes, AUD, ABA-BD CERT-PEDIATRIC AUD

Audiology

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Patrice M. Yasuda, PhD

Psychologist

Past Training Director

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Fran Goldfarb, MA, MCHES

Family Support

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Nancy Hunt, PhD

Special Education

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Jeremy Wong, PT, DPT, PCS

Physical Therapy

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Mary Habib, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy

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Sonia K. Aller, PhD, CCC

Speech Language Pathology

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