Our Advisory Committee

Members of the IDD Toolkit Update Advisory Committee (2022-2023) are:

  • Dave Caudel, Associate Director of Frist Center for Autism and Innovation, Nashville, TN, autism self-advocate, and proud father of three autistic adults
  • Bruce Davis, Ph.D., Deputy Commissioner of Clinical Services, Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Nashville, TN
  • Heidi Diepstra, Ph.D., Health Care System and Stakeholder Engagement Facilitator, Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program, Surrey Place, Toronto, Ontario
  • Dahron Johnson, clinically trained health care chaplain; Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Community Advisory Council member, Nashville, TN, and family advocate
  • Bruce L. Keisling, Ph.D., Shainberg Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Medical Education, University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Executive Director, UTHSC Center on Developmental Disabilities, Memphis, TN
  • Evon Batey Lee, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Consortium LEND Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center UCEDD Training Director, Professor of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
  • Beth Malow, M.D., M.S., Burry Chair in Cognitive Childhood Development; Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics; Director of Vanderbilt Autism Treatment Network site, Nashville, TN, and parent of two autistic adult sons
  • Jessica Mayer, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, Complex Care, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Elise McMillan, former director of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Nashville, TN
  • Andy Meredith, student at Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA, and self-advocate
  • Stephanie Meredith, Medical Outreach Director at University of Kentucky’s Human Development Institute, Lexington, KY, and family advocate
  • Sean Mevis, member of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Community Advisory Council, Nashville, TN, and self-advocate
  • Maya Neeley, VUMC pediatric hospitalist
  • Andrew Pierce, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, TrustPoint Hospital, Psychiatrist, Murfreesboro, TN
  • Sherry L. Robbins, M.D., semi-retired Family Medicine physician, certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, Co-Editor of Tennessee Family Physician, volunteer faculty with the James H. Quillen VA Psychology Internship Program, caregiver to a disabled family member, and a stroke survivor with a partial disability herself
  • Jessica Solomon Sanders, M.D., Specialty: Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO, and founder of Adult Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Clinic
  • Althea Robinson Shelton, Vanderbilt University Medical Center neurologist, sleep medicine specialist, Nashville, TNA

Special thanks to Tyler Reimschisel, M.D., M.H.P.E., Founding Associate Provost of Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Professor, Department of Genetics and Genome Sciences, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Senior Attending Physician, Center for Human Genetics, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, for reviewing the Genetics Assessment Tool.

IDD Toolkit Staff:

  • Janet Shouse, Program Coordinator, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville, TN; parent of an adult with autism and an intellectual disability

Thank you to the following individuals who have provided technical and graphic assistance:

  • Jon Tapp, Director of Information Technology and Webmaster, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville, TN
  • Kylie Muccilli, Art Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Nashville, TN
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