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Nevada Center for Excellence in Disabilities
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 285
Reno, NV 89557
Main Phone:  775-784-4921
Toll Free Number:  1-800-216-7988
Main Fax:  775-784-4997
TTY:  775-327-5234
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Position Name Phone Email
UCEDD Director Stephen Rock, Ph.D. 775-784-6385
LEND Director Stephen Rock, Ph.D. 775-784-6385
Co-LEND Director Mario Gaspar De Alba, M.D. FAAP 702-992-6868
Co-LEND Director Erika Ryst, M.D. 775-682-8446
Co-LEND Director Debra Vigil, Ph.D. 775-682-7019
Lead Administrative Staff
Administrative Melissa Westphal 775-682-9053
Administrative Assistant Kate Hill 775-682-9052
UCEDD Office Manager Denise Winters, B.A. 775-682-9054
Primary Activity Coordinators
Clinical Services Janice Lee 775-784-4921
Clinical Services Debra Vigil, Ph.D. 775-682-7019
Community Support Scott Youngs, BS 775-682-9056
Data George McKinlay, MS 775-338-4810
Information/Dissemination Diana Rovetti, BS 775-682-9063
Training Director Ann Bingham, Ph.D. 775-682-7863
Training Director Erika Ryst, M.D. 775-682-8446
Community Education Director Scott Youngs, BS 775-682-9056
Medical Director Erika Ryst, M.D. 775-682-8446
Discipline Coordinators
Assistive Technology George McKinlay, MS 775-338-4810
Assistive Technology Scott Youngs, BS 775-682-9056
Family Faculty Lynda Tache 702-217-4194
Family Faculty Diane Thorkildson, M.P.H. 775-815-1910
Nutrition Molly Michelman, MS, RD, LD 702-895-4478
Nutrition Barbara Scott, MPH, RD 775-784-1945
Occupational Therapy Jan Marson, OTD 775-721-5227
Physical Therapy Tricia Catalino, PT, DSc, PCS 702-777-3124
Psychiatry: Child Erika Ryst, M.D. 775-682-8446
Psychology Melanie Crawford, Ph.D. 775-786-7881
Psychology Brighid Fronapfel, Ph.D. 775-848-4606
Psychology Patrick Ghezzi, Ph.D. 775-682-8687
Psychology Ashley Greenwald 775-784-4921
Public Health Wei Yang, Ph.D. 775-682-7094
Social Work Eric Albers, Ph.D. 775-682-8711
Special Education Stephen Rock, Ph.D. 775-784-6385
Speech-Language Pathology Debra Vigil, Ph.D. 775-682-7019
Specialty Resource Contacts
BCBA Jodie Soracco, M.Ed. 775-682-9062‬‬‬
NvLEND 18 Trainee Ashley Hoban, DMD 702-630-9549
Vista Volunteer Whitney McIntyre 775-835-9472
Project/Program/Clinic Contacts
Autism Behavior Management Shanon Taylor, Ph.D. 775-682-7864
Director, Early Childhood Autism Program Patrick Ghezzi, Ph.D. 775-682-8687
Director, Nevada Positive Behavior Support Project Donald Jackson, Ph.D. 775-682-9051
Director, University Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment Debra Vigil, Ph.D. 775-682-7019
LEAD-RR: Building Leaders Through Research & Reflection Tammy Abernathy, Ph.D. 775-682-7862
Nevada Assistive Technology Resource Center NATRC Pacific DBTAC Disability Awareness/ADA Nevada Scott Youngs, BS 775-682-9056
People First Carson City Chapter Tiffany Hunter 775-629-0123
Principal Investigator, PTR-YC Discipline Coordinator, NvLEND Glen Dunlap, Ph.D. 775-786-9319
Project Director, Department of Education Ida Roberts, BS 775-682-9055
Think College Nevada Mary Bryant, BS 775-682-9057
Last updated: 03/07/2019 06:50 PM