Meet the Staff

Autism Center for Education Staff


Wendy Parent-Johnson

Wendy Parent-Johnson, Ph.D.

Director of the VCU Rehabilitation Research and Training Center

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Jennifer McDonough

Jennifer McDonough, M.S., CRC

Principal Investigator for VCU's Autism Center for Education and Co-principal Investigator for the RRTC on Employment for Individuals with IDD

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Paul Wehman

Paul Wehman, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling and Special Education and Senior Research Scientist

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Carol Schall

Carol Schall, Ph.D.

Director of Technical Assistance, Director of Virginia Autism Resource Center

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Lauren Avellone

Lauren Avellone, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

Research Associate

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Teri Blankenship

Teri Blankenship, M.Ed.

Assistant Director of Distance Education

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Alissa Brooke

Alissa Brooke, M.S., CRC, PBSF

Training Associate

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Teresa Cogar

Teresa Cogar, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Melanie Derry

Melanie Derry, M.S., CCC-SLP

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Meredith Eads

Meredith Eads

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Doug Erickson

Doug Erickson, M.L.A.

Director of Database Design

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Lucian Friel

Lucian Friel, M.S.

Educational Technology Support Specialist

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Carla Goodman

Carla Goodman, MA

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Joe Green

Joe Green

Communications Assistant and Peer Mentor

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Whitney Ham

Whitney Ham, Ph.D., CRC, BCBA, LBA

Autism Coordinator

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Alicia Hart

Alicia Hart

Training Associate

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Susan Heck

Susan Heck, M.S., CCC-SLP

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Crystal Hence

Crystal Hence, M.Ed.

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Kelly Ireson

Kelly Ireson, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Daniel Irwin

Daniel Irwin, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Training & Technical Assistance Associate

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Lauren Lenski

Lauren Lenski, M.Ed.

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Kaylan Long

Kaylan Long, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Geoff Loughrey

Geoff Loughrey, BCBA, LBA

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Sarah McEntee

Sarah McEntee, M.Ed., MSW, BCBA, LBA

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Sebastian Mumford

Sebastian Mumford

Information Technology Specialist

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Sue Palko

Sue Palko, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Autism Program Coordinator (Regions 1, 3, 6, & 8)

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Stefanie Paul

Stefanie Paul, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Jeanne Roberts

Jeanne Roberts

Graphic Designer

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Rachael Rounds

Rachael Rounds, M.S., CRC

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Surya Suresh

Surya Suresh, M.S.

Web Applications Programmer

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Katie Thompson

Katie Thompson, M.Ed.

Training & Technology Associate

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Taryn Traylor

Taryn Traylor, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

Assistant Professor

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Lauren Vetere

Lauren Vetere, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Heather Womack

Heather Womack, MS, BCBA, LBA

Training and Technical Assistance Associate

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Noel Woolard

Noel Woolard, Ed.D., BCBA, LBA

Technical Assistance Associate

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