Faculty and Staff

Rhonda Eppelsheimer, M.S.W., LCSW, co-Director

eppelshe@ohsu.edu

Eppelsheimer is credentialed as a licensed clinical social worker focusing on adolescent transition, mental health and strengthening supports and systems for families who are raising children who experience disability.

Melanie Fried-Oken, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, co-Director

friedm@ohsu.edu

Fried-Oken is a certified speech-language pathologist and a leading international clinician and researcher in the field of augmentative and alternative communication, also known as AAC, where she provides expertise about assistive technology for persons with acquired disabilities who cannot use speech or writing for expression.

Willi Horner-Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Professor

hornerjo@ohsu.edu

Horner-Johnson conducts research on the health, specifically reproductive health, of people with disabilities, and on disparities in access to, and quality of, health care received by people with disabilities. She is also the immediate past-chair of the Disability Section of the American Public Health Association.

Maureen DeLongis, M.S.W., LCSW, Assistant Professor

delongis@ohsu.edu

DeLongis is Director of Social Work for the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center, at OHSU.  She specializes in providing mental health services to children and families experiencing neurodevelopmental disorders. Her interests include sibling support, health care transition, and mental health.

Kim Solondz, M.S., OTR/L, Assistant Professor

solondzk@ohsu.edu

Solondz is Director of the Occupational Therapy Program at the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center at OHSU. Solondz has expertise in health care transition for teens and young adults with disabilities. She also directs the AOTA-Accredited Occupational Therapy Fellowship Program training occupational therapists focused on neurodevelopmental and related disabilities.

Bethany Sloane, P.T., D.P.T., Assistant Professor

sloaneb@ohsu.edu

Sloane is a Pediatric Physical Therapist at the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center at OHSU. She is also the Diversity Coordinator at the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and works to promote equity within our organization and in the community.

Hannah Sanford-Keller, M.S., CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor

sanfordh@ohsu.edu

Sanford-Keller is a Speech-Language Pathologist at the OHSU Institute on Development and Disability. She has advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, communication disorders, and cleft palate or craniofacial disorders. She specializes in the zero to five age range.

Alison Martin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

martial@ohsu.edu

Martin is the Assessment & Evaluation Coordinator for the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs, the state’s Title V block grant agency. She is also an evaluation consultant for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Her focus includes evaluation and applied research design for community-based interventions that promote youth well-being.

Emily Quinn, M.S., CCC-SLP

quinnem@ohsu.edu

Quinn is a Speech-Language Pathologist and researcher. Her research and clinical interests include language interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, augmentative and alternative communication, and telehealth or telepractice.

Angela Weaver, M.Ed.

weaverro@ohsu.edu

Weaver is the Program Manager of the Oregon Office on Disability and Health, a partner and shared office of the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She has worked for the past 20 years on policy, system and environmental changes through local partnerships and education efforts to support access for, and inclusion of, people with disabilities.

Lindsay Sauvé, M.P.H.

sauv@ohsu.edu

Sauvé is the Program and Evaluation Manager for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She leads grant evaluation activities, as well as develops and manages outcome-based model programs for community members with disabilities, with a focus on health promotion for transition-age youth.

Alice Miller, M.S.W., M.P.H.

longley@ohsu.edu

Miller is the Policy & Advocacy Program Coordinator for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She leads research for the National Core Indicators project, an annual survey of adults with developmental disabilities receiving state services. Her areas of expertise include health and disability policy, home and community-based services, and health disparities.

Larissa Yoshino, M.P.H.

yoshino@ohsu.edu

Yoshino is the Data & Dissemination Coordinator for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She oversees the core grant specific NIRS database, and assists with grant reporting, information sharing, and community outreach. Her areas of expertise include public health issue framing, policy advocacy, and communication strategy.

Erin Taylor, B.S.

tayerin@ohsu.edu

Taylor is the Health Promotion Coordinator for the Oregon Office on Disability and Health and the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Her work focuses on creating accessible, universal and age appropriate materials for trainings, workshops, and curricula for both young adults and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Janice Staehely

staehely@ohsu.edu

Staehely is a research assistant, communication consultant, blogger, and self-advocate for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the Institute on Development and Disability at OHSU. While experiencing cerebral palsy and using an assistive communication device, she passionately advocates for disability rights and inclusive access to health care.

Kiersi Coleman

colemaki@ohsu.edu

Coleman is a program assistant, communication consultant, and self-advocate for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. She provides expertise for program implementation and evaluation. She leads efforts across communities within and outside of OHSU to improve the lives of people experiencing disabilities, all the while, experiencing cerebral palsy herself.