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Meet the Leadership & Administration Team
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Douglas Vanderbilt, MD, MS, MBA

Program Director

Emily Haranin, PhD, NCSP

Training Director 

Alexis Deavenport-Saman, DrPH, MPH

Audiology Program Director

Continuing Education Director

Leeda Sea

Project Coordinator


Located in the heart of Los Angeles, the California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (CA-LEND) Training Program is one of the oldest LEND programs in the United States. Since 1966, we have been training leaders, educating community providers, conducting research, and promoting systems change for children with or at risk of Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Our mission is to create an interdisciplinary learning community where leaders in Maternal and Child Health, especially in California, prepare to serve children with, or at risk for, neuro-developmental disabilities and their families, with a life course perspective, through family-centered, culturally responsive, coordinated, comprehensive, developmentally appropriate clinical care, teaching, research, and systems change.

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