IL LEND Core Team

  Kruti Acharya, MD  Program Director

Kruti Acharya, MD
Program Director

  Mark Dixon, PhD  Associate Director

Mark Dixon, PhD
Associate Director

  Sarah Sobotka, MD  Associate Director

Sarah Sobotka, MD
Associate Director

  Meghan Burke, PhD  Central IL Director

Meghan Burke, PhD
Central IL Director

 
 
  Ann Cutler, MD  Clinical Training Director

Ann Cutler, MD
Clinical Training Director

  Regina Meza, MPH  Project Coordinator

Regina Meza, MPH
Project Coordinator

 
 

Discipline Coordinators

Discipline Coordinators focus on recruitment and provide application assistance

  Mark Dixon, PhD  Applied Behavior Analysis

Mark Dixon, PhD
Applied Behavior Analysis

  Sarah Parker Harris, PhD  Disability Studies

Sarah Parker Harris, PhD
Disability Studies

  Matie Ovalle  Family
 
  Ashley Stoffel, OTD, OTR/L  Occupational Therapy

Ashley Stoffel, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

  Michael Msall, MD  Pediatrics
  Michelle Bulanda  Physical Therapy

Michelle Bulanda
Physical Therapy

 
  Diane Misch, MD  Psychiatry

Diane Misch, MD
Psychiatry

  Tia Nelis  Self-Advocacy

Tia Nelis
Self-Advocacy

 
  Lisa Cushing, PhD  Special Education

Lisa Cushing, PhD
Special Education

  Karen Tessler, PhD, CCC-SLP  Speech-Language Pathology

Karen Tessler, PhD, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathology

 
 

Training Coordinators

Training Coordinators provide ongoing mentoring and assistance to trainees during the program

  Mark Dixon, PhD  Applied Behavior Analysis

Mark Dixon, PhD
Applied Behavior Analysis

  Brian Grossman, PhD  Disability Studies

Brian Grossman, PhD
Disability Studies

 
  Ashley Stoffel, OTD, OTR/L  Occupational Therapy

Ashley Stoffel, OTD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy

  Sarah Sobotka, MD  Pediatrics
  Michelle Bulanda  Physical Therapy

Michelle Bulanda
Physical Therapy

 
  Latha Soorya, PhD  Psychology
  Diane Misch, MD  Psychiatry

Diane Misch, MD
Psychiatry

  Kiyoshi Yamaki, PhD  Public Health

Kiyoshi Yamaki, PhD
Public Health

  Jae Jin Pak  Self-Advocacy

Jae Jin Pak
Self-Advocacy

 
  Meghan Burke, PhD  Special Education

Meghan Burke, PhD
Special Education

  Pamela Bondy, MS  Speech-Language Pathology

Pamela Bondy, MS
Speech-Language Pathology

 
 

Consultants

Consultants provide their expertise on special topics

 
  Ann Cutler, MD  ACT Early
  Fabricio Balcazar, PhD  Cultural Competency

Fabricio Balcazar, PhD
Cultural Competency

  Patricia Politano, PhD, CCC-SLP  Assistive Technology
 
  Michelle Bulanda  Early Intervention

Michelle Bulanda
Early Intervention

  Susan Kahan, LCPC  Family Clinic Liaison

Susan Kahan, LCPC
Family Clinic Liaison

 
  Kristina Risely, PhD  Leadership Development

Kristina Risely, PhD
Leadership Development

  Tamar Heller, PhD  Lifecourse
  Brian Grossman, PhD  Policy & Research Mentor

Brian Grossman, PhD
Policy & Research Mentor