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Neuropsychology Department Outpatient Clinics: Professional Team

The Neuropsychology department is home to a vast array of specialists who are committed to providing high quality and accessible care to all patients. To supplement assessments, our experts coordinate with schools and medical providers to assist with treatment and educational planning. Our experts also work with families to help implement recommendations and provide information on access to additional services, if needed.

All psychologists in the Outpatient Neuropsychology Programs are licensed by the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Additionally, psychology associates, postdoctoral psychology residents, predoctoral psychology interns, and doctoral students in psychology work under the supervision of licensed psychologists in accordance with state regulations.

Rashida Barner, Ph.D.

Rashida BarnerDr. Rashida Barner received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. She received a Master of Education degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Dr. Barner completed Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in clinical child psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Her pre-doctoral internship in child acute psychiatry & pediatric consultation/ liaison was completed at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children/ Virginia Commonwealth University Health System in Richmond, VA.  After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Barner completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Child and Family Therapy Clinic (Department of Behavioral Psychology) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/ Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Barner is a licensed psychologist in Maryland.

Chad Barnwell

Chad BarnwellChad Barnwell began his career at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2008. During his tenure with JHU, he held many roles including Budget Specialist and Grants Budget Analyst.  These roles afforded him the opportunity to work on Federal, State and Private Awards within the Malaria Research Institute. In addition to this work, he served on the Fellowship Grant Committee formed to assist predoctoral and postdoctoral candidates apply for research service awards.    

Chad joined the Department of Neuropsychology in 2016 where he is the Grants Manager, overseeing day-to-day project expenses as well as grant proposal submissions.

Carolyn Caldwell, Ph.D.

Carolyn CaldwellDr. Caldwell received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Cincinnati and completed her pre-doctoral internship training in pediatric neuropsychology at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, MI. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Caldwell completed a post-doctoral clinical fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Caldwell then completed a T32 post-doctoral research fellowship with the Center for Neuroscience Research at the Children's National Health System in Washington, D.C.

After completion of her T32 research fellowship in 2010, Dr. Caldwell began working with the Department of Defense (Department of the Army) as a clinical neuropsychologist providing evaluations and psychotherapy treatment for active duty service members, retirees, and their families. Dr. Caldwell joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute staff in 2016. She provides clinical neuropsychological services to children in the Neurorehabilitation Concussion Clinic as well as the Neuropsychology Department’s outpatient clinics, primarily through the Epilepsy/Acquired Brain Injury Clinic. She is also invested in providing training for future neuropsychologists completing pre-doctoral externship and internship as well as post-doctoral fellowship.

Alicia Cannon, Ph.D.

Dr. Alicia CannonDr. Alicia Cannon received an undergraduate degree at American University and her master's and doctoral degrees at George Mason University. She completed a combined clinical psychology/pediatric neuropsychology internship at the North Shore - Long Island Jewish Health System in New York, and a residency in clinical neuropsychology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

She worked in private practice in both Maryland and Virginia for several years prior to joining the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2013.

Emma Cole, Ph.D.

Emma ColeDr. Emma Cole supervises the training of neuropsychology postdoctoral fellows in the Kennedy Krieger School Rotation. She oversees neuropsychology services at both the high school and lower school campuses. Dr. Cole previously provided assessments in an outpatient hospital setting.  She is also a credentialed school psychologist and has worked as a school psychologist in public school districts in Texas, Virginia, and Washington State. She has expertise in special education law, the assessment of learning disabilities in children and adolescents, and the transition of students with disabilities to post-secondary settings.  Her research interests include factors affecting post-secondary outcomes for students with disabilities and the development of advocacy skills in students with disabilities. 

Kelsey Crowley, B.S.

Kelsey CrowleyKelsey Crowley received her Bachelor of Science in health care management from Towson University in 2016. She completed an internship at the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute as an undergraduate student trainee.  She then began working full time in the Human Resources float pool and later joined the department of Neuropsychology as an administrative coordinator. 

Tanisha Drummond, Psy.D.

Dr. Tanisha DrummondDr. Drummond received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Notre Dame of Maryland University, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.  She completed her internship at Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Drummond completed a post-doctoral fellowship in trauma and maltreatment at the CARES Institute in Stratford, New Jersey. 

Dr. Drummond is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. She joined the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute as a psychologist in 2015.

Lisa Ferenc, M.A.

Lisa FerencLisa Ferenc earned an associate’s degree in General Studies at CCBC-Essex, a Bachelor of Science degree at Villa Julie College in Psychology, and then a Master of Arts degree in Experimental Psychology at Towson University. She joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2006 and began working in the Neuropsychology Department in 2009, where she currently works as a research coordinator assisting on multiple studies.

Brendan Flynn, M.S.

Brendan Flynn received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology: Neuroscience option from Pennsylvania State University in 2012, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Roosevelt University in Chicago. During that time he worked in labs researching fMRIs in psychiatric populations at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago. He began working in the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2017.

Gwendolyn Gerner, Psy. D.

Gwendolyn GernerDr. Gwendolyn Gerner received her doctoral degree from Loyola University in Maryland in 2004 and completed her APA-accredited internship in school psychology and neuropsychology at the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Following the completion of her doctoral training, Dr. Gerner worked as a school psychologist and as a private practitioner before completing a post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology and neuroimaging at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in 2010. She completed a second post-doctoral fellowship in perinatal neurological injury research and neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology in 2014, after which she joined the faculty in the Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Clinically, Dr. Gerner provides neuropsychological evaluations for a wide variety of neurodevelopmental and medical conditions from birth through adulthood, primarily within the Congenital and Genetics Disorders Clinic and the NICU Clinic. Dr. Gerner is also active in the training and mentoring of post-doctoral fellows completing clinical rotations in the NICU Clinic.

Lisa Jacobson, Ph.D., NCSP, ABPP

Dr. Lisa JacobsonAfter graduating from Davidson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Dr. Jacobson completed her Master of Education and Education Specialist degree in School Psychology at the College of William & Mary in Virginia.  She then worked as a school psychologist before completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. She completed her clinical internship in neurodevelopment and neuropsychology at the Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in Miami, Florida, and then completed her post-doctoral residency in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

She joined Kennedy Krieger as a pediatric neuropsychologist in 2010, where she provides training and supervision for graduate student externs, interns, and post-doctoral fellows in the outpatient clinics of the Neuropsychology Department. Clinically, she sees children for evaluation with a variety of developmental and medical conditions, primarily within the department's Neuro-oncology Clinic and Executive Function Clinic.

Read more: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/lisa-jacobson

 

Erin F. Jones, B.A.

Erin JonesErin Jones received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Delaware in 2009, where she worked with preschool-aged children in the Human Emotions Lab as an undergraduate research assistant. She joined the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2013, and is the manager of research operations, overseeing all day-to-day functions of the Neuropsychology Research Lab while providing related administrative support throughout the Department.

Luke Kalb, Ph.D.

Luther (Luke) Kalb received his PhD from the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health under the mentorship of Dr. Elizabeth Stuart. During his studies, he received an NIMH Children’s Mental Health Services research fellowship, the Morton Kramer award for excellence in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and was named a Wendy Klag Center Scholar. Dr. Kalb is Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuropsychology and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Dr. Kalb’s research focuses on improving mental health outcomes among vulnerable populations, particularly among youth with developmental disabilities. His research portfolio also extends to assessing the effectiveness of community-based mental health programs, psychometrics and measure development, developing methods to address selection bias, and use of health information systems and emerging technologies to improve clinical care and research methodologies.  Dr. Kalb has co-authored over 20 scientific papers in journals such as the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Health Affairs, and Psychiatric Services. His work has been supported by the Johns Hopkins University, Autism Speaks, and the Eunice Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Development.

Megan Kramer, Ph.D., ABPP

Megan KramerDr. Kramer received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of Cincinnati and completed her pre-doctoral internship training at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta/Emory University School of Medicine. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Kramer completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kramer joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute staff in 2011. She provides clinical neuropsychological services to children throughout Kennedy Krieger’s Rehabilitation Continuum of Care, including the inpatient neurorehabilitation unit, Concussion Clinic, and Community Rehabilitation Program. She provides training and supervision to pre-doctoral externs, interns, and post-doctoral fellows.

Read more: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/patient-care-programs/megan-kramer

Jane C. Kunze, Ph.D.

Dr. Jane KunzeDr. Kunze received her doctoral degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and completed a fellowship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a licensed psychologist in Maryland and joined the staff in the Department of Neuropsychology in 1993.

Dr. Kunze provides outpatient clinical services and assessments as part of the Developmental Disabilities Clinic and participates in the training program for postdoctoral residents. She has also been part of the Rehabilitation Team through the John Hopkins Ataxia Telangiectasia Clinic.

Summer Lane, Ph.D.

Dr. Lane received her undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University.  She went on to earn her doctoral degree in School Psychology from The University of Texas.  Dr. Lane completed her pre-doctoral internship training in school psychology and pediatric neuropsychology at Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Afterwards, she went on to complete her post-doctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Lane joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute as medical staff in 2015.  She splits her time between the Department of Neuropsychology and at the Center for Autism and Related Disorders, providing assessments to children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders and medical conditions.

Thomas H. Ley, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas LeyDr. Tom Ley received an undergraduate degree from University of Maryland, College Park, a master’s degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., and a Ph.D. from Howard University.

He completed two internships, one in school/clinical child psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (named The Kennedy Institute for Handicapped Children at that time), and the other in clinical psychology with adult in-patient populations at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

Read more: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/thomas-h-ley

E. Mark Mahone, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Mark MahoneDr. Mahone received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany in 1990, and completed an APA-accredited internship in clinical psychology at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. in 1991.

After receiving his doctorate, Dr. Mahone completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry in 1993. Dr. Mahone is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and a licensed psychologist in Maryland. Dr. Mahone has been with the Kennedy Krieger Institute since 1996, and he currently serves as the director of the Department of Neuropsychology.

Read more: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/mark-mahone

Suzanne Martin, M.A., L.C.P.C.

Suzanne MartinSuzanne Martin earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Baltimore, and a Master of Arts in Psychology from Towson University. In 1995, she earned the credential of National Certified Counselor (NCC).

In 1999, after working in a committee to obtain licensure for counselors in the State of Maryland, she earned the credential of Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC). Since 2000, she has worked in the Diagnostic Intake Clinic in the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Shelley M. McDermott, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Shelley McDermottAfter earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Texas State University, Dr. Shelley McDermott completed her Master of Arts degree in psychology and applied behavior analysis at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She then completed her Ph.D. in school psychology at the University of Oregon. Dr. McDermott completed her pre-doctoral fellowship in behavioral psychology and her post-doctoral fellowship in clinical child psychology and neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. McDermott joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute staff in 2014. She provides psychological services and assessments for children and adolescents with issues related to development, behavior, learning, and/or emotional functioning.

Leena Mohapatra, Ph.D.

Dr. Leena MohapatraDr. Mohapatra received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her master’s and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training in pediatrics and pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Afterwards, she went on to complete her post-doctoral fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Mohapatra joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute as medical staff in 2013.

Allison Mostow, Ph.D.

Dr. Allison MostowDr. Mostow earned her undergraduate degree from Haverford College in Haverford, Pa., and received her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. She completed an internship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. before coming to the Kennedy Krieger Institute as a postdoctoral fellow in 2004.

In 2006, Dr. Mostow joined the clinical staff and has provided psychological assessments in both the Department of Neuropsychology and the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD).  She also provides clinical supervision within the Department of Neuropsychology and the CARD Clinical Psychology/Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Post-Doctoral Fellowship Training Program.

Sauda Muhammad, M.S.

Sauda Muhammad received an undergraduate degree at Salisbury University in 2012 and a Master’s degree at The University of Maryland in 2014. She completed an internship at the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research in 2014, in conjunction with the Primary Care Coalition of Montgomery County focusing on patient satisfaction and social services directed towards minority residents of the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Sauda worked at The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene from 2014 until 2017. She came to work at Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2017 in KKI’s Neuropsychology department as a Clinical Research Assistant working under Dr. Cynthia Salorio providing research methodology and analysis for neuropsychological evaluations. She is currently focused on clinical research analysis, brain and spinal cord injuries and patient evaluation measures.

Elizabeth Offermann, B.A.

Elizabeth Offermann received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Applied Statistics from Smith College in 2015. While at Smith College, she served as a research lab coordinator for the Psychophysiology and the Language and Cognition labs. She managed a student internship focused on community members who hoard, administered a language-acquisition tablet program for unilingual and bilingual elementary-aged children, and trained lab members on eye-tracking programming and audio coding software for clinical interviews. Elizabeth began working for the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2015 and joined the Department of Neuropsychology in 2017 as a research assistant.

Sarah Ortiz, M.S.

Sarah Ortiz received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland. She completed externships at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, in the Department of Pediatric Neuropsychology, and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, in the Division of Medical Psychology. She joined the Neuropsychology Department at Kennedy Krieger in 2017.

Jill Pineda, Ph.D.

Jill PinedaAfter graduating from the University of Florida with her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Dr. Jill Pineda completed her Master of Education and doctoral degree in School Psychology at the University of Florida. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training in Neuropsychology and Pediatric Consultation at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Pineda completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Pineda joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute as a pediatric neuropsychologist in 2016. In addition to providing neuropsychological evaluations to children and adolescents with a variety of developmental and medical conditions, Dr. Pineda specializes in working with children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or are affected by hearing loss.

Danielle Ploetz, Ph.D.

Danielle Ploetz

Dr. Danielle Ploetz earned her Ph.D. at the University of South Alabama in a combined and integrated clinical/counseling psychology program.  She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Florida Health Sciences Center with a focus in neuropsychology.  Dr. Ploetz went on to complete a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, AB Canada.

Dr. Ploetz joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2015. Currently, Dr. Ploetz is the neuropsychologist for the Specialized Transition Program (STP), the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s day rehabilitation hospital within the Fairmount Rehabilitation Programs. She also works in the interdisciplinary Concussion Clinic.

Rachael Plotkin, Ph.D.

Dr. Rachel Plotkin

Dr. Plotkin received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Gallaudet University and completed her pre-doctoral internship training at Children's Hospital Colorado.  After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Plotkin completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

In addition to providing neuropsychological evaluation to children and adolescents with a variety of developmental and medical conditions, Dr. Plotkin is fluent in American Sign Language and specializes in providing accessible neuropsychological assessments to children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or affected by hearing loss.

Alison Pritchard, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Alison PritchardDr. Alison Pritchard is the program director of the Neuropsychology Research Lab and manages the Neuropsychology Research Training Program. In addition to supporting clinical research within the Department of Neuropsychology, Dr. Pritchard consults with investigators throughout the Kennedy Krieger and Johns Hopkins communities regarding neuropsychological testing for research studies.

Dr. Pritchard earned her undergraduate degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, and her Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 2006. She completed a fellowship in clinical assessment of neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and has been working in the Neuropsychology Department since 2009.

Read more: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/alison-pritchard

Shruti Rane, Ph.D.

Dr. Rane received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston (clinical neuropsychology track). She completed her pre-doctoral internship training in pediatric neuropsychology at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California – Los Angeles, and then completed her post-doctoral residency in pediatric neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dr. Rane joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute as a pediatric neuropsychologist in 2014 and sees children for evaluation with a variety of developmental and medical conditions, primarily within the department's Neuro-oncology Clinic, Executive Function Clinic, and Genetic and Congenital Disorders Clinic.

Lisa C. Reichenbach, Ph.D.

Dr. Lisa ReichenbachDr. Reichenbach graduated from Yale University in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy. She then worked for two years as a research assistant in public policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Dr. Reichenbach studied clinical psychology at Vanderbilt University and received her doctoral degree in 1984. She completed her internship at Long Island Jewish—Hillside Medical Center.

Dr. Reichenbach worked as a psychologist at the Children's Day Treatment Program at the Staten Island Mental Health Center from 1984 to 1988. From 1988 to 1993, she was a faculty member in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Since that time, she has been a psychologist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, initially at the Center for Development and Learning, and currently in the Department of Neuropsychology.

Read more: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/lisa-reichenbach

Jennifer Reesman, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Jennifer ReesmanDr. Reesman received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Gallaudet University in 2008, and completed her pre-doctoral internship training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. After receiving her doctorate, Dr. Reesman completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Reesman is fluent in American Sign Language and she specializes in providing accessible neuropsychological assessments to children who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or affected by some type of hearing loss. She joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins faculty in 2010, and is active in the training and mentoring of pre-doctoral externs, interns, and post-doctoral fellows.

Read more: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/jennifer-reesman

Jennifer Robbins, M.S.

Jennifer RobbinsJennifer Robbins received an undergraduate degree at Towson State University in 1992, and a master’s degree at Loyola University in 2000. She completed an internship at Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital in 1992, and completed an externship at St. Vincent’s Center, The Catholic Charities Continuum in 1999.

Jennifer worked at Villa Maria from 1992 until 1996. She came to work at Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1996 in the Behavioral Psychology clinic, and she began work in KKI’s Neuropsychology department as a psychology associate in 2000 working under Dr. Lynn Speedie providing neuropsychological evaluations. She is currently providing intake and neuropsychological evaluations in the Neuropsychology department as a psychology associate with Dr. Sandra Slater.

Matthew S. Ryan, M.S.

Matthew RyanMatt Ryan received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Washington and Jefferson College, and a master’s degree in developmental psychology from The Johns Hopkins University.

He joined the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute as a psychology associate in October 2006. His current areas of focus include research of ADHD, reading disabilities, and movement disorders, such as complex motor stereotypies and Tourette’s syndrome. He also assists in the oncology sub-clinic of the department. 

Cynthia Salorio, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Cynthia SalorioDr. Cindy Salorio received an undergraduate degree at The Johns Hopkins University, and both a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Washington University in St Louis. She completed an internship at University of California San Diego and a fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

She joined the Neuropsychology Department at Kennedy Krieger in 2002. She is currently the Director of Rehabilitation Outcomes/Research, and works with children with epilepsy, acquired brain injury, and congenital heart disease in her outpatient neuropsychology clinic.

Read more: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/cynthia-salorio

Heather Schneider, M.A.

Heather SchneiderHeather Schneider received an undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and a master’s degree at Loyola University Maryland. She began working at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 1999, and joined the Department of Neuropsychology in 2004 as a psychology associate.

 

Sandra Slater, Ph.D.

Dr. Sandra SlaterDr. Slater received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Louisville in 1978, a master’s degree in community-clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 1981, and a doctoral degree in clinical child psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987. She completed an APA-accredited internship in clinical child psychology at The Children’s Village in New York. Dr. Slater has worked at community programs as a psychologist and as a clinical director. She has also worked in private practice. Dr. Slater joined the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2000 as a staff psychologist.

She currently serves as the clinical supervisor of the Neuropsychology Department’s Diagnostic Intake Clinic. Her clinical work involves the evaluation of children, adolescents, and young adults who present with a wide range of issues related to development, behavior, emotional functioning, and learning.

Beth S. Slomine, Ph.D., ABPP

Beth SlomineDr. Slomine received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Florida in 1995. She completed an internship at the Brockton/West Roxbury Veteran's Administration Medical Center and Harvard University. Dr. Slomine completed a post-doctoral fellowship in geriatric psychology and neuropsychology at the Philadelphia Geriatric Center.

Following her fellowship in 1996, Dr. Slomine obtained a position at the Kennedy Krieger Institute as a pediatric neuropsychologist providing assessment and rehabilitation services to children following recent neurological injury or illness and longstanding neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Slomine is currently the director of training and neuropsychological rehabilitation services within the Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute. She is also an associate professor of psychiatry and associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Slomine is a licensed psychologist and board certified clinical neuropsychologist.

Read more: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/beth-slomine

Kristie Sweeney, M.S.

Catherine StephanKristie Sweeney earned her Bachelor of Science in Experimental Psychology from South Carolina University in 2009 and her Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland in 2012. She began working for Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2012, and joined the Department of Neuropsychology in 2016 as a psychology associate II.  Kristie assists in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of neuropsychological assessments as part of the Concussion Clinic and the Congenital/Genetic Conditions Clinic.  She also assists in data collection for several neurodevelopmental research studies within the Department.

Judith Trussell, Ph.D.

Dr. Judith TrussellDr. Judith Trussell received a master's degree in clinical psychology from Loyola University Maryland and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. After completing an internship in clinical child/pediatric psychology at Georgetown University School of Medicine/Child Development Center, she began working for the Kennedy Krieger Schools in 1991. Dr. Trussell joined the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2009.

Lee Anne Woomert, Psy.D.

Lee Anne WoomertDr. Woomert graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and music performance.  She received her Master of Arts (2011) and Doctor of Psychology (2014) degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Indianapolis.  Dr. Woomert completed her APA-accredited internship in clinical psychology at the Milton Hershey School.  She then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship within the Department of Behavior Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  Dr. Woomert joined the Department of Neuropsychology as a psychologist in 2016.

Dr. Woomert evaluates children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide variety of difficulties including behavioral, emotional, learning, attention, and medical problems.

T. Andrew Zabel, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Andrew ZabelPrior to graduate school, Dr. Zabel was a houseparent at a children's residential treatment, a foster care social worker, and the director of a community rehabilitation residential program for children and adolescents. He received an undergraduate degree at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pa., a master’s degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa., and then a Ph.D. from Drexel University in Philadelphia. He completed an internship and fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

He joined the Department of Neuropsychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in 2002. Dr. Zabel is board-certified in clinical neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Maryland. He currently serves as the clinical director of the Department of Neuropsychology.

Read more: http://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/faculty-staff/t-andrew-zabel

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