2021 AUCD Emerging Leaders End of the Year Webinar

Friday, May 7, 2021
4:00 - 5:00 pm ET
Location: Zoom Webinar

Webinar Description

Join AUCD's Emerging Leaders Interns, Kiki Oyetunji and Jessica Huddleston, to celebrate the end of the academic year! Trainees can expect to learn how to use their training experience to achieve professional growth. The Interns will also cover the importance of staying connected to AUCD and the Emerging Leaders Community.


Black woman with hair past shoulder length wearing a brown blazer and a light pink shirt underneathKiki Oyetunji, MD, MBA 
2020-2021 Emerging Leaders Intern
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
Aderonke (Kiki) Oyetunji is a second-year LEND fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center and the new Emerging Leaders, Events Intern. As a physician and an aspiring child psychiatrist with interest and experience in behavioral sciences and epigenetics research, Kiki is also serving within the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) Title V program as an intern in the Bureau of Family Health. Following a diagnosis warranting an Individualized Educational Plan targeting behavior and attention in her son at the age of 3, Kiki has developed a passion for childhood mental health. She hopes to provide an all-inclusive healthcare model for children with this form of disability. Her focus is on better understanding social determinants and related factors that impact access to comprehensive and continuous care and the resources available in aiding access to affordable care and services for this population. Kiki enjoys early morning runs, traveling to, and cooking meals from different countries.

Woman with blonde shoudler length hair sitting outside wearing a white coat over a blue blouseJessica Huddleston
2020-2021 Emerging Leaders Intern

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, 
Oklahoma City, OK

Jessica Huddleston is the Emerging Leaders, Communications and Engagement Intern for 2020-2021. She is currently working on her Doctorate of Audiology at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Jessica is a LEND fellow from the OKLEND program and is currently beginning her role as an advanced LEND trainee. Her passion includes working with individuals who have neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. She enjoys learning more about educational policy and advocacy so that she can empower self-advocates to advocate for themselves. As a person with hearing loss, Jessica enjoys working with families that have just received a diagnosis of hearing loss and are figuring out a path forward to success. Jessica hopes to work as a pediatric audiologist and serve on an interdisciplinary team. When she is not working she enjoys decorating cookies and drinking coffee with friends. 


John TschidaJohn Tschida, MPP 
Exeuctive Director
Association of University Centers on Disabilities
John Tschida, MPP, is the executive director of the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). He has spent more than 20 years using data and research to drive policy change and service development for individuals with disabilities. Before joining AUCD in February of 2017 as associate executive director, he was appointed as director if the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. NIDILRR is the federal government's premier applied research agency impacting individuals with disabilities.




Black women with black straight hair and black rimmed glasses smiling at the camera and wearing a red sweaterMaureen Johnson 
Program Specialist

Association of University Centers on Disabilities
Maureen Johnson is a Program Specialist for AUCD's Maternal and Child Health and UCEDD technical assistance teams. Her responsibilities include supporting trainees from LENDs, DBPs, and UCEDDs and promoting collaboration among the Emerging Leaders Community.




Please Note:

  • There is no cost for this webinar.
  • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
  • This webinar will be held on the Zoom platform You can test your connection with Zoom before joining the meeting here.
  • For disability accommodations, email [email protected].
  • This webinar will be archived.


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