UCEDD Appoints Co-Directors

The OHSU UCEDD is pleased to announce the appointment of co-directors Rhonda Eppelsheimer, MSW/LCSW and Melanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D., CCC/Sp.

UCEDD CoDirectors

Eppelsheimer brings over 20 years of experience in education and leading community-based projects and programs that support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has been at the OHSU UCEDD since 2012 and currently serves as interim director. Fried-Oken is a professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, Biomedical Engineering, and Otolaryngology, and has been an active member of the OHSU UCEDD since the early 1990's.

Eppelsheimer and Fried-Oken are looking forward to serving together as co-directors of this longstanding and robust federally-funded national center to improve the lives of people with disabilities through education, research, and service.