Jenean Castillo, Ph.D.

Westchester Institute for Human Development
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
in affiliation with New York Medical College
Cedarwood Hall
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914-493-7471
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: August 15, 2019

Jenean Castillo

Leadership: LEND Director
Leadership Administrative Staff: Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Primary Activity Coordinators: Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness
Training Director
Specialty Resource Contacts: Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
Discipline(s): Psychology
AUCD Council Membership: National Training Directors' Council
Multicultural Council
Research: Child Abuse & Neglect, Families in the Child Welfare System, & Impact of Trauma
Education: Lehman College, CUNY BA 1997 Psychology
Fordham University MA 1999 Developmental Psychology
Fordham University PhD 2003 Applied Developmental Psychology


Jenean A. Castillo, Ph.D. is the Director of the federally funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training program at the Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD). The LEND program at WIHD is one of 52 university-affiliated interdisciplinary leadership training programs nationally. The program helps graduates, post-graduates, family members, and self-advocates develop leadership knowledge and skills to work with and on behalf of children with disabilities and other special health care needs and their families. Dr. Castillo also serves as WIHD's Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator, actively supporting and enhancing WIHD's efforts to promote cultural and linguistic competency to ensure equitable outcomes for children with disabilities and special healthcare needs and vulnerable populations. Dr. Castillo is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Center for Disability and Health in the School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College. She is the course director of the 15-credit Graduate Certificate in Children with Special Health Care Needs, which is offered as a component of the LEND Training Program.
Previously, Dr. Castillo was the Assistant Director of Child Welfare Services at WIHD. Dr. Castillo is a New York State Licensed Psychologist.