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Project HEAL Trainees

Kacey Yates

Law Trainee, Winter 2018
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Kacey is a second-year law student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She earned her undergraduate degree in legal studies and a minor in political science from Wilmington University. Kacey has a passion for public interest law, and has interned at multiple non-profit organizations, and is currently a member of the Maryland Public Interest Law Project. 

Da-Yea Song

Public Health Trainee, Winter 2018
The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

Da-Yea Song is a first-year master's student at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she is majoring in mental health. Having lived in numerous countries (United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Czech Republic, Germany), she naturally developed an interest towards people and eventually earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Sogang University. During her undergraduate career, she worked in a counseling clinic, research labs focusing on neuroimaging, and volunteered at the Seoul National University Children's Hospital as a program assistant in a social skills training program for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Da-Yea is excited to be a part of Project HEAL team and looks forward to her work this semester.   

Roshni Rao, Psy.D.

Postdoctoral Trainee, Winter 2018

Dr. Rao received her bachelor of arts from Case Western Reserve University. She received a master's degree from Vanderbilt University and her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Wright State University. She completed an American Psychology Association-accredited internship in neuropsychology at University of Florida. Her dissertation studied executive function, attention, and sleep patterns in children with obstructive sleep apnea.  Dr. Rao is currently a first year Pediatric Neuropsychology Fellow at Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is currently studying the utility of an abbreviated neuropsychological testing model. She is also interested in advocacy and has served as president and advocacy chair for the state of Ohio's Psychological Association of Graduate Students and selected to represent the state at APA State Leadership Conference. Dr. Rao is completing a minor rotation (four-five hours per week) with the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities this semester. 

Mary Scott

Law Trainee, Spring 2018

Mary is a first-year law student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She received her undergraduate degree in Health Administration & Policy from UMBC and worked as a Health Insurance Specialist at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for six years prior to starting law school. She has an interest in women's rights legal projects, especially women's access to health care. Mary developed an interest in special education in high school, when her mom became a special educator and Mary served as a peer mentor for an Academic Life Skills student.


Kennedy Krieger Recognizes Project HEAL Funders

On Monday, May 22, 2017, Kennedy Krieger Institute honored Project HEAL’s partners Jim MacLaughlin, Kevin Havens and Ron Howard from RE/MAX Preferred with the Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr.  Community Spirit award. The award, presented to RE/MAX at the Institute’s society party, honors those who, like its namesake Henry Rosenberg, have demonstrated service to Kennedy Krieger and the community at large.

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