Susan Russell, M.S.

University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies
The University of Maine
5717 Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469-5717
 
Phone: 207-581-1231
Secondary Phone: 207-949-3523
Email: srussell@maine.edu
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Last Updated: October 26, 2017

 

Leadership: Associate UCEDD Director
Leadership Administrative Staff: Associate Director, Training Director
Primary Activity Coordinators: Data
Training Director
 
Discipline(s): Interdisciplinary
Disability Studies
Accounting
 
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
 
Education: B.S. Human Development and Family Relations
M.S., Accounting

Vita/Bio

Susan M. Russell                                                                

Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies

University of Maine

5717 Corbett Hall

Orono, ME  04469-5717

Office (207) 581-1381

srussell@maine.edu

 

EDUCATION

University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469: Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Candidate, 2011.

 

University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469: Master of Science in Accounting, May 2004.

 

                                    University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469: Bachelor of Science in Child Development/Family Relations with a concentration in Individual and Family Studies, magna cum laude, December 1997.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2011-Present              Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, University of Maine, Orono, ME

                                    Associate Director

•   Serve as CCIDS data coordinator and oversee all data collection and reporting

•   Serve as primary advisor to the director across all administrative aspects of CCIDS including policy and planning, financial management, organizational operations, personnel actions, data and grants management and implementation of five-year plan.

•   Provide leadership on the day-to-day oversight and management of CCIDS.

 

2012-Present              Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, University of Maine, Orono, ME

                                    UMaine Interdisciplinary NH-ME LEND Training Director

 

2004-2011                   Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, University of Maine, Orono, ME

                                    Assistant Director for Administration and Finance

 

2000-2004                   Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, University of Maine, Orono, ME

                                    Administrative and Fiscal Manager

 

1998-2000                   Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Coordinator of Operations

 

1990-1998                            College of Education and Human Development, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Administrative Assistant I; Secretary

 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

2017                            MCHB 2017 Diversity and Health Equity Peer Learning Collaborative. Participated on the DHEP Core Team for the NH-ME LEND.

 

2013                            UCEDD Leadership Development Institute. National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities (NLCDD), University of Delaware, June 2013.

 

2012                            MCHB-AUCD Inter-professional Leadership Learning Collaborative, 2012-2013.  Participated in the ILLC as a travel team member for the NH/Maine Team.

 

2011                            Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Training Program, 2011-2012 Trainee, NH LEND Program Partnership with University of Maine.

 

2008                            Developing Communication Skills and Insights for a Multicultural World, June 9-11, 2008, sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension.  Participated in the core and advanced training. 

 

2007                            Supervisor Development Institute.  University of Maine (Cohort 2).  A 32-hour curriculum (12 modules) to understand and manage human and capital resources.

 

2004                            University of Maine Diversity Leadership Institute  (Cohort 1 2004). University of Maine diversity training institute designed to foster awareness of all facets of diversity and provide leadership skills and ongoing support.

                                   

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

 

Humphreys, B., Portrie, C., Antal, P., Russell, S., Sonnenmeier, R., Kurtz, A. (2016 December). NH-ME LEND Program Analyses of the MCH Leadership Competencies Self-Assessment over Five Cohort Years. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

 

Russell, S., Kurtz, A., Humphreys, B., Sonnenmeier, R. (2016 December). Navigating Distance and Technology: Successfully Engaging LEND Trainees from New Hampshire and Maine in a Synchronous Online Team-Based Learning Environment. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

 

Sonnenmeier, R., Kurtz, A., Humphreys, B., Russell, S. (2016 December). Improving Effective Interdisciplinary Teamwork Using Team-Based Learning within the NH LEND Curriculum: Evaluation from Year 2. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

 

Humphreys, B., Russell, S., Ellis, C., Elerbusch, K., Reimschisel, T., & Haworth, S. (2015 November). Implementation of LEND Trainee Diversity Quality Improvement Projects. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

 

Sonnenmeier, R., Humphreys, B., Russell, S., & Kurtz, A. (2015 November). Effective Interdisciplinary Teamwork: Integrating Team-Based Learning Methodology in the New Hampshire LEND Curriculum.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of University Centers of Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

 

Humphreys, B., Russell, S., Margolis, L., Pearson, D., & McHugh, M. (2013 November). Intentional Leadership: Incorporating leadership training in MCH training programs.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

 

Humphreys, B., Russell, S., Couse, L., Kurtz, A., & Sonnenmeier, R. (2013 November). Developing Interdisciplinary Leadership Training at the NH LEND through the MCH/AUCD Interprofessional Leadership Learning Collaborative. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

 

Humphreys, B, Moeschler, J., Zeph, L., Russell, S., & Antal, P. (2012, December). The New Hampshire LEND Partnership with Maine in Year One. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

 

Russell, S., Horne, S., and Kurtz, A. (2011, November). A UCEDD's Activities Supporting Individuals with ASD and Their Families Across the Age Span. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Washington, DC.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Humphreys, B., Couse, L., Sonnenmeier, R., Kurtz, A., Russell, S., & Antal, P. (2015).  Transforming LEND Leadership Training Curriculum through the Maternal and Child Health Leadership Competencies.  Maternal & Child Health Journal, 19(2). http://link.springer.com/journal/10995/19/2/page/1

Kurtz, A., Schickle, A., Carr, M., Bragdon-Morneault, M., Russell, S., Rainey, D., Downs, J., & Cronin, N. (2014). Accessing healthcare: The experience of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Maine. Orono: University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies.

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

 

Data Coordinators; Council for Interdisciplinary Services; National Training Directors Council; LEND Family Faculty; Biz Managers.  Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), Silver Spring, MD

 

 

UNIVERSITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

 

2015-Present              Penquis Public Health District Coordinating Council Member

 

2011-Present              Maine Developmental Disabilities Council Member

 

2010-Present              University of Maine Associate Deans & Directors (AD&D)

 

2006-Present              University of Maine Protection of Human Subjects Review Board

 

2004-Present              University of Maine Diversity Leadership Institute Alumni and Planning Committee Member

 

2007-2010                   University of Maine OEO Diversity Initiatives Review Committee

 

2004-2006                   University of Maine Diversity Leadership Institute Member

 

2002-2004                   University of Maine President's Council on Women

 

HONORS AND RECOGNITION

 

December 1997           Recipient of the 3.5 Academic Achievement Pin, College of Education and Human Development, University of Maine

 

October 1997              Recipient of the University Continuing Education Association 1997 Region One Outstanding Student Award presented at the UCEA Conference, Scarborough, Maine

 

April 1997                    1997 Recipient of the University of Maine Division of Lifelong Learning Outstanding Achievement Award presented at the 1997 Honors Convocation