AUCD Network Directory

LEND Program:
Vanderbilt Consortium LEND
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
PMB 40
230 Appleton Place
Nashville, TN 37203
Main Phone:  615-936-1104
Toll Free Number:  866-936-8852
Main Fax:  615-322-2890
Main Email:  lend@vanderbilt.edu
Website:  http://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/VKC/lend/
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Position Name Phone Email
Leadership
UCEDD Director Elisabeth Dykens, PhD 615-322-8242 elisabeth.dykens@vanderbilt.edu
UCEDD Director Elise McMillan, J.D. 615-343-2540 elise.mcmillan@vanderbilt.edu
LEND Director Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE 615-936-0269 tyler.reimschisel@vanderbilt.edu
Associate UCEDD Director Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D. 615-936-0448 lynnette.henderson@vanderbilt.edu
Associate LEND Director Cynthia Chambers , PhD 423-439-7586 chamberc@etsu.edu
Associate LEND Director Evon Batey Lee, PhD 615-322-4487 evon.lee@vanderbilt.edu
Lead Administrative Staff
Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology Jeffrey Neul, PhD 615-322-8242 j.neul@vanderbilt.edu
Assistant Director, Next Steps at Vanderbilt Academic Development Director, Next Steps at Vanderbilt Lauren Bethune, PhD 615-875-9529 lauren.bethune@vanderbilt.edu
Coordinator Lynn Lentz, BS 615-875-3186 lynn.lentz@vanderbilt.edu
Coordinator Julie Sears, M Ed 423-439-7671 searsja@etsu.edu
Deputy Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Jan Rosemergy, Ph.D. 615-322-8238 jan.rosemergy@vanderbilt.edu
Education Specialist Tara Minor, MEd 615-875-3394 tara.j.minor@vanderbilt.edu
Manager Pam Grau, BS 615-936-1104 pam.grau@vanderbilt.edu
Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Special Education Professor of Psychology, Radiology, and Pediatrics Associate Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy center Director, IDDRC Translational Neuroimaging Core C Faculty Director, VKC Reading Clinic Laurie Cutting, PhD 615-875-1054 laurie.cutting@vanderbilt.edu
Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics Co-Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Elisabeth Dykens, PhD 615-322-8242 elisabeth.dykens@vanderbilt.edu
UCEDD Coordinator Laurie Fleming 866-936-8852 laurie.fleming@vanderbilt.edu
VKC Research Recruitment Coordinator UCEDD Associate Director of Community Services Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D. 615-936-0448 lynnette.henderson@vanderbilt.edu
Primary Activity Coordinators
Adult Services Tammy Day, M.Ed. 615-343-0822 tammy.l.day@vanderbilt.edu
Clinical Services Linda Ashford, PhD 615-936-0271 linda.ashford@vanderbilt.edu
Clinical Services Allison Deckard, MSN, APRN, CPNP 615-936-0269 allison.m.hush@vanderbilt.edu
Clinical Services Paul Dressler, M.D., M.P.H. 615-875-3355 paul.b.dressler@vanderbilt.edu
Clinical Services Rachel Goode, M.D. 615-875-7985 rachel.goode@vanderbilt.edu
Clinical Services Carol Rabideau, L.C.S.W. 615-936-5122 carol.rabideau@vanderbilt.edu
Clinical Services Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE 615-936-0269 tyler.reimschisel@vanderbilt.edu
Clinical Services Zachary Warren, PhD 615-936-7159 zachary.warren@vanderbilt.edu
Community Support Megan Hart, M.Ed. 615-875-5082 megan.hart@vanderbilt.edu
Community Support Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D. 615-936-0448 lynnette.henderson@vanderbilt.edu
Community Support Elise McMillan, J.D. 615-343-2540 elise.mcmillan@vanderbilt.edu
Cultural Diversity Megan Hart, M.Ed. 615-875-5082 megan.hart@vanderbilt.edu
Cultural Diversity Cecilia Melo-Romie 615-875-9850 cecilia.melo-romie@vanderbilt.edu
Cultural Diversity Carol Rabideau, L.C.S.W. 615-936-5122 carol.rabideau@vanderbilt.edu
Cultural Diversity Alexander Santana 615-875-5083 alexander.santana@vanderbilt.edu
Data Laurie Fleming 866-936-8852 laurie.fleming@vanderbilt.edu
Data Pam Grau, BS 615-936-1104 pam.grau@vanderbilt.edu
Data Julie Sears, M Ed 423-439-7671 searsja@etsu.edu
Distance Learning Lynn Lentz, BS 615-875-3186 lynn.lentz@vanderbilt.edu
Distance Learning Julie Sears, M Ed 423-439-7671 searsja@etsu.edu
Early Intervention LaTamara Jackson Garrett, Master's of Education 615-343-2226 latamara.jackson@vanderbilt.edu
Early Intervention Melanie Schuele, PhD 615-936-5256 melanie.schuele@Vanderbilt.Edu
Early Intervention Alacia Stainbrook, PhD 615-936-0261 jennifer.a.stainbrook@vanderbilt.edu
Early Intervention Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD 615-936-5002 anne.m.tharpe@Vanderbilt.Edu
Early Intervention Zachary Warren, PhD 615-936-7159 zachary.warren@vanderbilt.edu
Information/Dissemination Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D. 615-936-0448 lynnette.henderson@vanderbilt.edu
Information/Dissemination Jan Rosemergy, Ph.D. 615-322-8238 jan.rosemergy@vanderbilt.edu
Information/Dissemination Courtney Taylor, M.Div. 615-322-5658 courtney.taylor@vanderbilt.edu
Pediatric Services Allison Deckard, MSN, APRN, CPNP 615-936-0269 allison.m.hush@vanderbilt.edu
Pediatric Services Rachel Goode, M.D. 615-875-7985 rachel.goode@vanderbilt.edu
Pediatric Services Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE 615-936-0269 tyler.reimschisel@vanderbilt.edu
Pediatric Services Zachary Warren, PhD 615-936-7159 zachary.warren@vanderbilt.edu
Person Centered Planning Carol Rabideau, L.C.S.W. 615-936-5122 carol.rabideau@vanderbilt.edu
Research Kara Boynewicz, PT, DPT, PCS, ATC 423-439-8793 boynewicz@etsu.edu
Research Jenny Gustafson, MEd 615-936-7075 jenny.redding@vanderbilt.edu
Research Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D. 615-936-0448 lynnette.henderson@vanderbilt.edu
Research Melanie Schuele, PhD 615-936-5256 melanie.schuele@Vanderbilt.Edu
Research Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD 615-936-5002 anne.m.tharpe@Vanderbilt.Edu
Research Zachary Warren, PhD 615-936-7159 zachary.warren@vanderbilt.edu
Technical Assistance Elise McMillan, J.D. 615-343-2540 elise.mcmillan@vanderbilt.edu
Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D. 615-936-0448 lynnette.henderson@vanderbilt.edu
Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment Jennifer Rowan, MEd 615-875-9801 jennifer.l.rowan@vanderbilt.edu
Training Director Evon Batey Lee, PhD 615-322-4487 evon.lee@vanderbilt.edu
Community Education Director Jan Rosemergy, Ph.D. 615-322-8238 jan.rosemergy@vanderbilt.edu
Medical Director Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE 615-936-0269 tyler.reimschisel@vanderbilt.edu
Research Director Robert Hodapp, Ph.D. 615-322-8946 robert.hodapp@vanderbilt.edu
Discipline Coordinators
Audiology Saravanan Elangovan, PhD 423-439-4266 elangova@etsu.edu
Audiology Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD 615-936-5002 anne.m.tharpe@Vanderbilt.Edu
Dentistry/Pediatric Dentistry Machelle Thompson, RDH, MSPH 615-327-6641 mfthompson@mmc.edu
Family Faculty Kara Adams 615-515-8634 kara_a@tndisability.org
Genetics Laura Fairbrother, MS 615-322-7445 laura.fairbrother@vanderbilt.edu
Genetics Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE 615-936-0269 tyler.reimschisel@vanderbilt.edu
Medicine Paul Dressler, M.D., M.P.H. 615-875-3355 paul.b.dressler@vanderbilt.edu
Medicine Rachel Goode, M.D. 615-875-7985 rachel.goode@vanderbilt.edu
Medicine Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE 615-936-0269 tyler.reimschisel@vanderbilt.edu
Nursing Allison Deckard, MSN, APRN, CPNP 615-936-0269 allison.m.hush@vanderbilt.edu
Nutrition Michelle Johnson, MS, RD, LDN 423-439-7661 johnsonme@etsu.edu
Nutrition Gina Wey, RD, LDN 615-936-3952 gina.wey@vanderbilt.edu
Occupational Therapy Christy Isbell , PhD 423-461-1548 CIsbell@milligan.edu
Occupational Therapy Lorry Kleinfeld, EdD, MS, OT, BCP 615-460-6706 kleinfeldl@mail.belmont.edu
Parent/Family Resources Megan Hart, M.Ed. 615-875-5082 megan.hart@vanderbilt.edu
Parent/Family Resources Cecilia Melo-Romie 615-875-9850 cecilia.melo-romie@vanderbilt.edu
Pediatrics Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE 615-936-0269 tyler.reimschisel@vanderbilt.edu
Pediatrics: Developmental/Neonatology Paul Dressler, M.D., M.P.H. 615-875-3355 paul.b.dressler@vanderbilt.edu
Pediatrics: Developmental/Neonatology Rachel Goode, M.D. 615-875-7985 rachel.goode@vanderbilt.edu
Pediatrics: Developmental/Neonatology Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE 615-936-0269 tyler.reimschisel@vanderbilt.edu
Physical Therapy Kara Boynewicz, PT, DPT, PCS, ATC 423-439-8793 boynewicz@etsu.edu
Physical Therapy Karen Coker, DPT 615-963-2168 kcoker@tnstate.edu
Physical Therapy Nancy Darr, PT, D.Sc., NCS 615-460-6727 nancy.darr@belmont.edu
Psychology Linda Ashford, PhD 615-936-0271 linda.ashford@vanderbilt.edu
Psychology Evon Batey Lee, PhD 615-322-4487 evon.lee@vanderbilt.edu
Psychology Zachary Warren, PhD 615-936-7159 zachary.warren@vanderbilt.edu
Psychology: Developmental Whitney Loring, Psy. D. 615-343-6153 whitney.a.loring@vanderbilt.edu
Public Health Deborah Slawson , Ph.D, R.D., L.D.N. 423-439-4592 slawson@mail.etsu.edu
Public Health Deborah Slawson, PhD, RD, LDN 423-439-4592 SLAWSON@mail.etsu.edu
Social Work Mary Mullins, PhD 423-439-6015 mullinsmh@etsu.edu
Social Work Carol Rabideau, L.C.S.W. 615-936-5122 carol.rabideau@vanderbilt.edu
Special Education Erik Carter, Ph.D. 615-875-3398 erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu
Special Education Cynthia Chambers , PhD 423-439-7586 chamberc@etsu.edu
Special Education Kelly Wendel, M.E. 615-767-0227 Kelly.F.Wendel@Vanderbilt.edu
Speech-Language Pathology Brenda Louw, D. Phil. 423-439-4315 louwb1@etsu.edu
Speech-Language Pathology Melanie Schuele, PhD 615-936-5256 melanie.schuele@Vanderbilt.Edu
Speech-Language Pathology Lisa Wallace, M.S., CCC-SLP 615-343-4265 lisa.wallace@vanderbilt.edu
Specialty Resource Contacts
Associate Director of Communications and Dissemination Courtney Taylor, M.Div. 615-322-5658 courtney.taylor@vanderbilt.edu
Director, Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) Pablo Juarez, M.Ed., BCBA 615-343-4116 pablo.juarez@vanderbilt.edu
Director, Vanderbilt LEND Training Program Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE 615-936-0269 tyler.reimschisel@vanderbilt.edu
Early Childhood Program Coordinator/TRIAD Education Consultant LaTamara Jackson Garrett, Master's of Education 615-343-2226 latamara.jackson@vanderbilt.edu
Employment; Transition; Community Supports; Religion and Spirituality Erik Carter, Ph.D. 615-875-3398 erik.carter@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Member Blythe Corbett, Ph.D. 615-936-0280 blythe.corbett@vanderbilt.edu
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts
Assistant Program Manager, Reading Clinic and Learning Assessment Clinic Sissy Peters 615-936-5118 elizabeth.a.peters@vanderbilt.edu
Associate Professor of Hearing and Speech Sciences Melanie Schuele, PhD 615-936-5256 melanie.schuele@Vanderbilt.Edu
Behavior Analysis Clinic Coordinator Nealetta Houchins-Juarez, M.A., B.C.B.A. 615-322-9007 n.houchins-juarez@vanderbilt.edu
Career Development Director, Next Steps at Vanderbilt Katrina Dubree, MSRC 615-322-8150 katrina.dubree@vanderbilt.edu
Chair of the Department; Professor of Otolaryngology; Associate Director, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Anne Marie Tharpe, PhD 615-936-5002 anne.m.tharpe@Vanderbilt.Edu
Coordinator, Learning Assessment Clinic and Reading Clinic Mary Dangerfield 615-936-5118 mary.dangerfield@vanderbilt.edu
Director of Student Support and Campus Life, Next Steps at Vanderbilt John Cayton, MEd 615-875-8090 john.b.cayton@vanderbilt.edu
Director of Training, UCEDD; Associate Director, Vanderbilt LEND; Psychological Assessment Coordinator, Participant Recruitment and Assessment Core Evon Batey Lee, PhD 615-322-4487 evon.lee@vanderbilt.edu
Director SENSE Lab Director SENSE Theatre Blythe Corbett, Ph.D. 615-936-0280 blythe.corbett@vanderbilt.edu
Dissemination Program Coordinator, TennesseeWorks Rachael Jenkins 615-322-4999 rachael.e.jenkins@vanderbilt.edu
Executive Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD); Director, Autism Clinical Services Zachary Warren, PhD 615-936-7159 zachary.warren@vanderbilt.edu
Faculty Clinic Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Learning Assessment Clinic Sheryl Rimrodt, MD 615-936-0249 sheryl.l.rimrodt@Vanderbilt.Edu
International Adoption Clinic; Child Development Clinic; Psychology Clinic Linda Ashford, PhD 615-936-0271 linda.ashford@vanderbilt.edu
Job Developer, Next Steps at Vanderbilt Lindsay Krech, MCD 615-875-9271 lindsay.bowles@vanderbilt.edu
Kindred Stories of Disability Courtney Taylor, M.Div. 615-322-5658 courtney.taylor@vanderbilt.edu
Megan Hart, Director, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Megan Hart, M.Ed. 615-875-5082 megan.hart@vanderbilt.edu
Multicultural Program Coordinator, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Alexander Santana 615-875-5083 alexander.santana@vanderbilt.edu
Postsecondary Education Program Director Tammy Day, M.Ed. 615-343-0822 tammy.l.day@vanderbilt.edu
Professor of Special Education Robert Hodapp, Ph.D. 615-322-8946 robert.hodapp@vanderbilt.edu
Program Coordinator, IDD Toolkit for Health Care Liaison to Individuals and Families, TennesseeWorks Partnership Janet Shouse 615-875-8833 janet.shouse@vanderbilt.edu
Residential Director, Next Steps at Vanderbilt Jenny Gustafson, MEd 615-936-7075 jenny.redding@vanderbilt.edu
Resources Development Coordinator, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder Alicia Cumberbatch 615-936-5118 alicia.cumberbatch@vanderbilt.edu
Senior Research Specialist, Parent Stress Intervention Project Elizabeth Roof, MA 615-343-3330 elizabeth.roof@vanderbilt.edu
Statewide LEP Engagement Coordinator of DIDD Services, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder/Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Statewide Multicultural Engagement Coordinator Cecilia Melo-Romie 615-875-9850 cecilia.melo-romie@vanderbilt.edu
TRIAD Early Intervention Program Coordinator Behavioral/Educational Consultant Assistant in Pediatrics, School of Medicine Alacia Stainbrook, PhD 615-936-0261 jennifer.a.stainbrook@vanderbilt.edu
TRIAD Educational Consultant Ali Spiadalieri, MEd, BCBA 615-875-9713 ali.spidalieri@vanderbilt.edu
TRIAD Educational Consultant Kelly Wendel, M.E. 615-767-0227 Kelly.F.Wendel@Vanderbilt.edu
TRIAD Elementary/Middle School Program Coordinator Behavioral / Educational Consultant Assistant in Pediatrics, School of Medicine Sarah Blumberg, EdD, BCBA-D 615-936-2163 sarah.blumberg@vanderbilt.edu
TRIAD Psychologist TRIAD Professional Development and Training Team TRIAD Families First Program Coordinator Whitney Loring, Psy. D. 615-343-6153 whitney.a.loring@vanderbilt.edu
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Division of Developmental Medicine; Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program Tyler Reimschisel, MD, MHPE 615-936-0269 tyler.reimschisel@vanderbilt.edu
VKC Research Recruitment Coordinator UCEDD Associate Director of Community Services Research Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Medicine Lynnette Henderson, Ph.D. 615-936-0448 lynnette.henderson@vanderbilt.edu
 
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