Meet the Faculty and Staff

Lead Administrative Staff

Rhonda Eppelsheimer, MSW503 494-2705
UCEDD Co-DirectorMelanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D.503 494-7587
LEND DirectorKurt Freeman, PhD503 494-0360

Primary Activity Coordinators

Clinical ServicesCandace Ganz, Ed.D.503 418-3764
Community OutreachMelissa Mullineaux, MA503 494-6337
DataJesse Ettinger, BA503 418-1434
Parent/ConsumerShelley Barnes, BS503 494-0864
Parent/ConsumerMaureen DeLongis, MSW503 494-2545
Training DirectorKurt Freeman, Ph.D.503 494-2748
Training DirectorKristin Knight, M.S.503 494-2061
Research DirectorElena Andresen, PhD, MA503 494-2275

Discipline Coordinators

Assistive TechnologyMelanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D.503 494-7587
AudiologyKristin Knight, M.S.503 494-2061
EpidemiologyElizabeth Adams, Ph.D., R.D.503 494-0981
Family FacultyShelley Barnes, BS503 494-0864
GeneticsKory Keller, MS., C.G.C.503 494-2775
Health AdministrationRhonda Eppelsheimer, MSW503 494-2705
NutritionElizabeth Adams, Ph.D., R.D.503 494-0981
Occupational TherapyKim Solondz, MS503 494-8315
PediatricsPeter Blasco, MD503 494-2756
Physical TherapyDavid Oleson, PT503 494-2718
PsychologyKurt Freeman, Ph.D.503 494-2748
Social WorkMaureen DeLongis, MSW503 494-2545
Special EducationKaren Brown, M.Ed.503 494-2764
Speech-Language PathologyKameron Beaulieu, M.S, SLP503 494-4024

Specialty Resource Contacts

Adolescent Transition; Adolescent Healthcare Transition; Caregiver Training Supporting People with I/DD in Healthy Relationships & Sexuality; Data; Sexuality for Adolescents with I/DD; Spirituality & DisabilityRhonda Eppelsheimer, MSW503 494-2705
Augmentative and Alternative Communication; Assistive Technology; Neurogenic Communication DisordersMelanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D.503 494-7587
Chief, Disability & Health Research GroupElena Andresen, PhD, MA503 494-2275
Cleft Palate Craniofacial AutismKameron Beaulieu, M.S, SLP503 494-4024
Community Relations SpecialistMelissa Mullineaux, MA503 494-6337
Early Intervention and Low Incidence Disabilities Communication Disorders Augmentative & Alternative CommunicationCharity Rowland, Ph.D.503 494-2263
Health disparities, Health promotion, HRQOL, Violence PreventionWilli Horner-Johnson, Ph.D.503 494-9273
LEND Project CoordinatorNicole Valdivia Nava, BA503 494-2734
LEND Training DirectorKurt Freeman, Ph.D.503 494-2748
NIRS Data Coordination; Communications SpecialistJesse Ettinger, BA503 418-1434
OCCYSHN Director, Oregon Medical Home Project, Care Coordination Community Connections Network Public Health Needs Assessment and PlanningMarilyn Hartzell, M.Ed.503 494-6961
OtotoxicityKristin Knight, M.S.503 494-2061
Pediatric Genetic Counseling Genetic Counseling for Neuromuscular and Skeletal Dysplasia Neurofibromatosis SupportKory Keller, MS., C.G.C.503 494-2775
Program Evaluation Epidemiology Nutrition Maternal and Child HealthElizabeth Adams, Ph.D., R.D.503 494-0981
School functioning of children/youth with special health care needs Role of special education on interdisciplinary clinic and community teams Learning and attention disabilitiesKaren Brown, M.Ed.503 494-2764
UCEDD CPC Sibling Support CommitteeMaureen DeLongis, MSW503 494-2545

Project/Program/Clinic Contacts

Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D.503 494-9273
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Clinic; Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement; Systematic Study of the Effectiveness of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention; Translational Refinement of Adaptive Communication System for Locked-In PatientsMelanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D.503 494-7587
Child Development & Rehabilitation CenterCandace Ganz, Ed.D.503 418-3764
Community Partnerships, Event CoordinationMelissa Mullineaux, MA503 494-6337
Design to Learn REKNEWCharity Rowland, Ph.D.503 494-2263
Emerging Leaders Northwest Adolescent Transition Program Project Coordinator; Community Partners Council Community Liaison; Dream It, Do It! Academy-Adolescent Health and Independence Program; Healthy Relationships and Sexuality for People with I/DDLindsay Sauve, MPH503 494-3281

Florida Disability and Health Project Physical Frailty in Older Urban African AmericansElena Andresen, PhD, MA503 494-2275
Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Neurodevelopmental Clinic; LEND Training Coordinator Neurodevelopmental PediatricsKurt Freeman, PhD503 494-0360

LEND Trainign Coordinator Nutrition, Epidemology; Partners in Leadership Training in Maternal and Child Health Nutrition; Spina Bifida Patient Registry Demonstration ProjectElizabeth Adams, Ph.D., R.D.503 494-0981
LEND Training Coordinator GeneticsKory Keller, MS., C.G.C.503 494-2775
LEND Training Coordinator Health Administration, Public Health; The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD); Using the ICF-CY to Guide Communication Instruction for AAC UsersRhonda Eppelsheimer, MSW503 494-2705
LEND Training Coordinator Occupational Therapy; Executive Functioning & Fine Motor Skills in Children w/Down syndromeKim Solondz, MS503 494-8315
LEND Training Coordinator Physical TherapyDavid Oleson, PT503 494-2718
LEND Training Coordinator PsychologyKurt Freeman, Ph.D.503 494-2748
LEND Training Coordinator Social WorkMaureen DeLongis, MSW503 494-2545
LEND Training Coordinator Special EducationKaren Brown, M.Ed.503 494-2764
LEND Training Coordinator Speech-Language PathologyKameron Beaulieu, M.S, SLP503 494-4024
LEND Training Coordinator, FamilyShelley Barnes, BS503 494-0864
LEND Training Project CoordinatorNicole Valdivia Nava, BA503 494-2734
Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health NeedsMarilyn Hartzell, M.Ed.503 494-6961
Oregon Office on Disability & HealthAngela Weaver, MEd503 494-1205
Transition Needs Assessment; National Core Indicators Adult Consumer Survey; Healthy Relationships & Sexuality for People with Intellectual Disability; Community Partners Council Spirituality & Disability Initiative; Community Partners Council (CAC) Mini Grant Project; Emerging Leaders Northwest Adolescent Transition Program; Dream It, Do It! Academy-Adolescent Health & Independence ProgramRhonda Eppelsheimer, MSW503 494-2705
UCEDD Core GrantCassie Coster503 494-3108