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Faculty and Staff

Our multidisciplinary team

  • Delivers health and behavioral care to individuals across Upstate New York
  • Conducts nationally recognized research on autism spectrum disorder
  • Provides training opportunities for caregivers

Leadership

Lynn Lilly Cole

Lynn Cole, P.N.P.
Director - Clinical Services

Susan Hyman

Susan Hyman, M.D.
Division Chief

Suzannah Joy Iadarola

Suzannah Iadarola, Ph.D.
Director - Strong Center for
Developmental Disabilities

Abigail Kroening

Abigail Kroening, M.D.
Co-Director - LEND

Patricia Moore

Patricia Moore
DBP Division Administrator

Laura Silverman, PhD

Laura Silverman, Ph.D.
Co-Director - LEND

Clinical Specialists

Mary Brzustowicz

Mary Brzustowicz

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Norine Simpson

 

 

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Ashu Jaswal R.N., B.A.

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Alison Wildey, R.N., C.P.N.

Kimberly Brown, PhD

Kimberly Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Brianne Schmidt

Brianne Schmidt, R.D.
Clinical Nutrition Specialist

 

Brenna Cavanaugh Psy.D.

Brenna Cavanaugh, Psy.D. B.C.B.A.-D. 
Assistant Professor

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Mary Laumer
Behavioral Specialist

Tanya Petti

Tanya Petti
Behavior Specialist

Nikita Boone

Nikita Boone
Secretary

Josh Haak

Joshua Haak
Administrative Assistant

Patty Longdue

Patricia Longdue
Secretary

Patricia Moore

Patricia Moore
DBP Clinical Administrator

Kathy Purcell

Katherine Purcell
Clinical Services Administrator

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Amy Quatela
Secretary

Comfort Udofa

Comfort Udofa
Secretary

 

 

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Lisa Luxemberg
L.M.S.W., Social Worker

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Rachel Trova
L.M.S.W., Social Worker

 

Research

Courtney Aponte

Courtney Aponte, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Kylee Bartlett

Kylee Bartlett
Research Coordinator

Brenna Cavanaugh Psy.D.

Brenna Cavanaugh, Psy.D.
Assistant Professor

Susan Hetherington

Susan Hetherington, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Christine Hoffkins

Christine Hoffkins
Interventionist/Assessor

Susan Hyman

Susan Hyman, M.D.
Division Chief

Suzannah Joy Iadarola

Suzannah Iadarola, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Allyson Jordan

Allyson Jordan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Regina Larkin

Regina Larkin, M.S.
Interventionist/Assessor

Lynne E. Levato, Ph.D.

Lynne Levato, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

David McAdam

David McAdam, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.
Principal Investigator

Christina M. Mulé, Ph.D.

Christina M. Mulé, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Claudia Perez

Claudia Perez
Human Subject Research Coordinator

Laura Silverman, PhD

Laura Silverman, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

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Molly Van Wyk
Research Grants Administrator

Community

Carrie Burkin

Carrie Burkin
Family Experience Coordinator

Meg Dahlman

Meghan Dahlman
Employment Project Coordinator

Jeiri Flores

Jeiri Flores, B.S.
Advocacy Specialist

Susan Hetherington

Susan Hetherington, Ph.D.
Director - Community Education
and Technical Assistance

Suzannah Joy Iadarola

Suzannah Iadarola, Ph.D.
Director - UCEDD

Allyson Jordan

Allyson Jordan, Ph.D.
Behavioral & Educational Consultant

Carolyn King

Carolyn King,
Administrative Assistant
Community Consultation Program

Lisa Latten

Lisa Latten, M.S. Ed
Health Project Coordinator

Mariela Leon-Thomas

Mariela Leon-Thomas, M.S.W
Health Project Coordinator

Lynne E. Levato, Ph.D.

Lynne Levato, Ph.D.
Director
Community Consultation Program

Jacqueline M. Lindauer, M.S.

Jacqueline Lindauer
Behavioral & Educational Consultant

Linda Matons

Linda Matons
Behavioral & Educational Consultant

David McAdam

David McAdam, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.
Behavioral & Educational Consultant

Meghan McGee

Meghan McGee, M.A., B.C.B.A., L.B.A.
Behavioral & Educational Consultant

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Jonathan Payne
Office Assistant

Sabrina Smith

Sabrina Smith
SCDD Health Disparities Coordinator

Steve Sulkes, M.D.

Stephen Sulkes, M.D.
UCEDD Co-Director

Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith, M.S.
Manager
Community Consultation Program

Terry Welch

Therese Welch, Ph.D.
Behavioral & Educational Consultant

 

 

Training

Elizabeth Baltus Hebert

Elizabeth Baltus-Hebert, Ph.D.
Occupational Therapy - LEND Faculty

Carrie Burkin

Carrie Burkin
Family Advocacy - LEND Faculty

Lisa M. DeLucia, D.D.S.

Lisa DeLucia, D.D.S.
Pediatric Dentistry - LEND Faculty

Michelle Donahue

Michelle Donahue, P.C.S.
Physical Therapy - LEND Faculty

Jeiri Flores, B.S.

Jeiri Flores, B.S.
Advocacy - LEND Faculty

Kristin Hocker

Kristin J. Hocker, EdD
Organizational Development - LEND Faculty

Suzannah Joy Iadarola

Suzannah Iadarola, Ph.D.
Director - UCEDD

Abigail Kroening

Abigail Kroening, M.D.
Co-Director - LEND
Pediatrics - LEND Faculty

Marlene LaDuke

Marlene LaDuke
Training and Onboarding Coordinator

Holly Manaseri

Holly Manaseri, Ph.D.
Education - LEND Faculty

Mark Orlando

Mark Orlando, Ph.D.
Audiology - LEND Faculty

Jose Perez-Ramos

Jose Perez-Ramos, Ph.D.
Public Health - LEND Faculty

Brianne Schmidt

Brianne Schmidt, RD
Nutrition - LEND Faculty

Laura Silverman, PhD

Laura Silverman, Ph.D.
Co-Director - LEND
Psychology - LEND Faculty

Steve Sulkes, M.D.

Stephen Sulkes, M.D.
Pediatrics - LEND Faculty
Director, DBP Fellowship

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Pamela Viggiani, Ph.D.
Social Work - LEND Faculty

Dawn K. Vogler-Elias

Dawn Vogler-Elias, Ph.D.
Speech-Language Pathology - LEND Faculty

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Stephanie Zielinkski
Nursing - LEND Faculty

 

Administration

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Elizabeth Proctor
Administrative Assistant

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Mark Williams
Program Analyst