LEND Faculty


Carol Curtin, Ph.D.
Director, UMass Medical School-Shriver LEND Program; Director, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) Programs; Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health and Psychiatry, UMMS; Instructor in Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Management, Suffolk University. UMMS Faculty & Staff

Linda G. Bandini, Ph.D.
Director of Nutrition, LEND Program; Professor of Pediatrics, UMMS; Clinical Professor, Sargent College of Allied Health Professions, Boston University. 

Jean Frazier, M.D.
Vice Chair of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics; Robert M. & Shirley S. Siff Chair in Autism; Professor of Psychiatry, UMMS. 

Elaine Gabovitch, M.P.A.
Adjunct Instructor, Massachusetts Department of Public Health; Director, Division of Children and Youth with Special Needs

Donna Caira
Administrative Assistant, Shriver LEND and UCEDD programs.

Alexandra Bonardi, OTR/L, MHA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Senior Policy Specialist, Human Services Research

Linda Long-Bellil, Ph.D., J.D. 
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health; Project Director, Commonwealth Medicine Research and Evaluation

Roula Choueiri, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Division, UMMS

John Rochford, M.S.
Director, INDEX Program; Director of Technology, UMMS Shriver Center

Susan Swanson. M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech/Language Pathologist, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, UMMS

Mary Beth Kadlec, ScD, OTR/L    
Occupational Therapist; Program Director, UMass Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (CANDO); Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UMMS

Amy Weinstock
Instructor, Psychiatry; Director, Autism Insurance Resource Center

Terri Farrell
Project Director, Autism Insurance Resource Center

Richard Robinson, DMin
Executive Director Emeritus, Federation for Children with Special Needs

Partners at the Moakley Center for Public Management, Suffolk University

Marie M. (Sandy) Matava, M.P.A.
Director of the Moakley Center for Public Management; Clinical Professor of Public Management, Department of Public Management

Arthur Bowes, BS
Associate Professor of Public Administration; Department of Public Management

Nicole Rivers, M.P.A.
Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Management

Partners at the Center for Children with Special Needs, Tufts Medical Center

Monica Ultmann, M.D.
Medical Director, Center for Children with Special Needs; Chief, Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Ellen C. Perrin, M.D.
Director of Research, Center for Children with Special Needs; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Karen Miller, M.D.
Director of Training, Center for Children with Special Needs; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Bernadette Bentley, M.A.
Autism Specialist, Autism Consortium

Karen Bresnahan, M.D.
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Catherine Davis, M.D.
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Adam Geyer, M.S.W., LICSW
Clinical Social Worker

Catherine Mason, M.Ed.
Education Specialist

Kathleen Reilly, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

Sue Ponte, M.S., RN
Nurse Practitioner

R. C. Sheldrick, Ph.D.
Developmental Psychologist; Research Associate

Ludwig Erik von Hahn, M.D.
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician

Other Collaborators

Naomi Steiner, MD
Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA

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