The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Meet the Team

    The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child's unique needs.

  • Show All

    Medical Director

    A photo of Patricia Manning-Courtney.

    Patricia M. Manning-Courtney, MD
    Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    patty.manning@cchmc.org

    Patricia M. Manning-Courtney, MD

    Co-Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Director, Kelly O'Leary Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Fax: 513-636-3800

    Email: patty.manning@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Specialties

    Clinical

    Development pediatrics; autism/pervasive developmental disorder; fragile X syndrome

    Biography

    Dr. Manning-Courtney is the founder and director of The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TKOC), a multidisciplinary diagnostic, treatment and research program for children with autism spectrum disorders. Since its inception in 1999, TKOC has become a nationally recognized center of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1991.

    Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1991 - 1994.

    Fellowship: Developmental Pediatrics, University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders, 1994 - 1997.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1994; Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, 2002. 

    Publications

    Grants

    Autism Intervention Research Network. Principal Investigator. Health Resources & Services Admin(Massachusetts General Hospital). Sept 2011–Aug 2014. UA3 MC 1105.

    Faculty / Staff

    No photo available

    Robin J. Adams, PhD
    Psychologist, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    robin.adams@cchmc.org

    No photo available

    Robin J. Adams, PhD

    Psychologist, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Show All

    Specialties

    Assessment and treatment of children with ASD and other developmental delays

    Biography

    Robin Adams, PhD, has worked with children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays in outpatient, inpatient and intensive day treatment settings; focusing on social skill acquisition, behavior management, emotional regulation and promoting functional independence.

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2008.

    Internship: Butler University and BehaviorCorp, Indianapolis, IN, 2007-2008.

    Fellowship: Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati, OH 2008-2009.

    Licensure: Ohio State Board of Psychology, 2009.
    A photo of Julia Anixt.

    Julia S. Anixt, MD
    Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-4611

    julia.anixt@cchmc.org

    Julia S. Anixt, MD

    Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4611

    Fax: 513-636-3800

    Email: julia.anixt@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); autism spectrum disorders (ASD); learning difficulties; developmental and behavioral issues in underserved populations; developmental outcomes in children with congenital heart disease

    Research Interests

    ADHD; use of shared decision making for the treatment of challenging behavior in children with ASD; the diagnosis and management of behavioral and mental health issues in primary care settings; access to care for underserved populations

    Biography

    Julia Anixt, MD, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician conducting clinical research on attention deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In particular her work focuses on improving the quality of care for ADHD diagnosis and treatment for children in underserved communities and assessing the impact of parent and youth perceptions about ADHD on treatment decisions. Her research also focuses on implementing shared decision making (SDM) in the clinical setting for families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) contemplating the use of medication to target challenging behaviors.

    Education and Training

    BS: Haverford College, Haverford, PA, 1996.

    MD: University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2001.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Yale New-Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, 2004.

    Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 2006; Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 2008.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2004; Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2011.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications

    Grants

    Interventions for children with Attention and Reading Disorders. Co-Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Dec 2009-Nov 2014. R01 HD060617.

    Shared Decision Making to Improve Care and Outcomes for Children with Autism. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Place Outcomes Research Award. Jul 2013 - Jun 2015.


    No photo available

    Jennifer D. Bass, PsyD, BCBA-D
    Program Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND), Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    jennifer.bass@cchmc.org

    No photo available

    Jennifer D. Bass, PsyD, BCBA-D

    Program Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND), Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Community Outreach Coordinator, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Show All

    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Autism spectrum disorders; developmental disabilities; behavioral feeding disorders; parent training for behavior management of challenging behaviors

    Research Interests

    Siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders; social play skills; organizational behavior management (staff training and performance feedback)

    Biography

    Jennifer D. Bass, PsyD, BCBA-D, is a clinical psychologist and board certified behavior analyst in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (DDBP).  Prior to joining the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center staff, Dr. Bass was the director of curriculum development and instructional support at the May Center for Child Development in Randolph, Massachusetts.

    Dr. Bass completed her post-doctoral fellowship in intellectual/developmental disabilities at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and her pre-doctoral training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center.

    Dr. Bass received her doctoral degree from Xavier University and was a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) trainee through Cincinnati Children's Division of Developmental Disabilities as a graduate student. She received her master's degree from Radford University in Radford, VA and her bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Dr. Bass was inspired to work with children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities after working at a summer camp for children with special needs.

    Dr. Bass provides a variety of services including behavioral feeding treatment and short-term behavioral treatment to children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities and their families. Dr. Bass has presented her work at local, regional, and national conferences.

    Dr. Bass was appointed director of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program in July 2013. In this role, Dr. Bass provides oversight of the LEND program, an interdisciplinary training program funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB).

    Education and Training

    PsyD: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    Pre-Doctoral Internship: Pediatric Psychology; Munroe-Meyer Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2003-2004.
    .
    Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2004-2006.
    .
    Ohio Psychology Licensure: 2006.

    Certification: Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral: 2009.

    Publications

    A photo of Nicole Bing.

    Nicole M. Bing, PsyD
    Staff Psychologist, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    nicole.bing@cchmc.org

    Nicole M. Bing, PsyD

    Staff Psychologist, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Fax: 513-636-0527

    Email: nicole.bing@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Biography

    Nicole M. Bing, PsyD, has experience in individual, group and family treatment as well as severe behavior treatment and psychological assessment of children with a broad range of presentations. She began working with children with developmental disabilities during graduate school and specialized in this area during internship and post-doctoral fellowship.

    Education and Training

    PsyD: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005.

    Internship: Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2004-2005.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2005-2006.

    A photo of Deborah A. Boyd.

    Deborah A. Boyd, MD
    Staff Physician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-4506

    deborah.boyd@cchmc.org

    Deborah A. Boyd, MD

    Staff Physician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4506

    Fax: 513-636-7247

    Email: deborah.boyd@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Specialties

    Access to primary care for underserved children; issues in uncompensated health care; physician-patient relations; pediatric resident and student education; human factors in pediatric primary care

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Residency.: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Certification: Pediatrics.

    A photo of Jennifer Budde.

    Jennifer A. Budde, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-4611

    jennifer.budde@cchmc.org


    A photo of Merrideth Burt.

    Merrideth D. Burt, MA, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist II, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    merrideth.burt@cchmc.org

    A photo of Jenny Burton.

    Jenny M. Burton, MEd, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    jenny.burton@cchmc.org


    DefaultUserSmall

    Erin L. Clancy, MSN, APRN, PNP, PharmD
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    erin.clancy@cchmc.org

    DefaultUser

    Erin L. Clancy, MSN, APRN, PNP, PharmD

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Show All

    Biography

    Erin Clancy is a graduate of the Leadership and Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program through Cincinnati Children's and the University of Cincinnati. This nine-month training program focuses on developing health professionals with advanced clinical training who are family-centered, culturally competent and skilled in interdisciplinary teamwork, with the goal of improving the health and well-being of children with developmental disabilities.

    Education and Training

    BSN: UC College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH, 2009.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.

    PharmD: Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH, 2004.

    No photo available

    Kristn D. Currans, PsyD
    Staff Psychologist III, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    kristn.currans@cchmc.org

    No photo available

    Kristn D. Currans, PsyD

    Staff Psychologist III, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Show All

    Specialties

    Autism spectrum disorders

    Education and Training

    PsyD: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

    MS: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, 2002.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2006-2007.

    Internship: The Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2005-2006.

    A photo of Jamie Donovan.

    Jamie L. Donovan, MOT, OTR/L
    Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy and The Kelly O'Leary Center

    jamie.dononvan@cchmc.org

    A photo of Amie Duncan.

    Amie W. Duncan, PhD
    Clinical Psychologist, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    amie.duncan@cchmc.org

    Amie W. Duncan, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Show All

    Specialties

    Clinical

    Adolescents; autism spectrum disorders; transition to adulthood

    Research

    Autism spectrum disorders; transition to adulthood; daily living skills; employment; academic skills

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 2004.

    MA: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2006.

    PhD: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, 2009.

    Internship: JFK Partners, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Denver, CO, 2009. 

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications

    Grants

    Improving Daily Living Skills in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Principal Investigator. Jack Rubinstein Foundation Grant, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Jul 2013–Jun 2014.

    Understanding Factors that Facilitate Successful Employment and Postsecondary Education in Youth with Developmental Disabilities. Principal Investigator. Jack Rubinstein Foundation Grant, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Jul 2014–Jun 2015.


    A photo of Jennifer Ehrhardt.

    Jennifer Ehrhardt, MD, MPH
    Attending Physician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-4611

    jennifer.ehrhardt@cchmc.org

    Jennifer Ehrhardt, MD, MPH

    Attending Physician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4611

    Email: jennifer.ehrhardt@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Specialties

    Clinical

    Early childhood development; autism spectrum disorders; learning difficulties; developmental and behavioral health needs of children in foster care

    Research

    Improving access to developmental services for young children in foster care, injury prevention in young children with developmental delays and/or behavior problems

    Education and Training

    MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY, 2004.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 2007.

    Fellowship: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA, 2011.

    MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, 2011.

    Certification: General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2007; Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2013.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications
    No photo available

    Melissa A. Foti-Hoff, PsyD
    Staff Psychologist, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    melissa.foti-hoff@cchmc.org


    Tanya E. Froehlich, MD, MS, FAAP

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4611

    Fax: 513-636-4402

    Email: tanya.froehlich@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Specialties

    ADHD, learning disabilities.

    Biography

    Dr. Froehlich is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician who cares for school age children with learning and behavioral issues.  Her research has a special focus on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and approaches the disorder from the vantage points of epidemiology, etiology, and treatment. She conducted a study reporting the national prevalence of ADHD in U.S. children based on DSM-IV criteria (published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine) which showed that children from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds were most likely to meet criteria for ADHD, yet least likely to receive consistent ADHD pharmacotherapy. Interested in understanding why certain children (including those with low socioeconomic status) may be more vulnerable to ADHD than others, she also studies the contribution of environmental exposures to ADHD and their public health impact. In Pediatrics, she published the first study to investigate the interactive effects of prenatal tobacco exposure and childhood lead exposure on ADHD and demonstrated that the association between poverty and ADHD is partially explained by the effects of these common environmental toxicants. She has also examined possible gene-environment interactions and found that boys with specific dopamine-related genetic variants were particularly susceptible to the adverse effects of lead exposure on ADHD-related executive functioning (published in Biological Psychiatry). Dr. Froehlich continues to research environmental influences on ADHD as a co-investigator on a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences R01 grant which is examining the effects of pyrethroid pesticide exposure on ADHD symptoms and executive functioning.     

    Dr. Froehlich’s research agenda also addresses ADHD treatment. She is the recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health K23 Award aimed at identifying genetic and phenotypic predictors of ADHD medication response.  Recently, she authored a paper in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry showing that individuals with the dopamine receptor D4 and dopamine transporter genotypes believed to confer lower susceptibility to ADHD had greater improvement in their hyperactive-impulsive symptoms with methylphenidate treatment than those with the “high risk” genetic variants. She also coauthored a study on a novel genotyping assay for carboxylesterase 1 (CES1), the enzyme which metabolizes methylphenidate, and is currently undertaking a study on CES1 genetic variants’ effects on methylphenidate response. 

    Dr. Froehlich also enhances care for children with ADHD through teaching and other professional activities. She has served as an invited speaker providing seminars for professionals and workshops for families in international, national, and regional forums. Currently, Dr. Froehlich co-chairs the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics ADHD Special Interest Group, and coordinates ADHD-related projects and educational seminars for the Society membership in this capacity.

    Education and Training

    BA:  East Asian Studies, Columbia University, 1992.

    MD: Yale University School of Medicine, 1999.

    MS: Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, 2007.

    Pediatric Intern:  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1999-2000.

    Pediatric Resident:  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2000-2002.

    Fellowship: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 2002-2005; General Pediatrics National Research Service Award Fellow, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, 2004-2007.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications

    Grants

    Medication Response in Children with Predominantly Inattentive Type ADHD.  Principal Investigator.  National Institute of Mental Health Career Development (K23).  2009-2014.
    A photo of Amy Hersh.

    Amy L. Hersh, MA, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist II, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    amy.hersh@cchmc.org


    No photo available

    Heather L. Johnson, PsyD
    Staff Psychologist II, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

    heather.johnson@cchmc.org

    No photo available

    Heather L. Johnson, PsyD

    Staff Psychologist II, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Show All

    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders; behavior analysis

    Research Interests

    Treatment outcomes of children with autism when using a behavior analytic approach

    Education and Training

    BS: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2002.

    MA: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    PsyD: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2007.

    Internship: The Marcus Institute, Atlanta, GA, 2006-2007.

    Fellowship: The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Licensure: Ohio State Board of Psychology, 2008.

    A photo of Amy M. Johnson.

    Amy M. Johnson, OTD, OTR/L
    Occupational Therapist II, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism

    amy.johnson2@cchmc.org


    DefaultUserSmall

    Beth E. Johnson, MOT, OTR/L
    Occupational Therapist I, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

    513-636-4611

    beth.johnson@cchmc.org

    A photo of Bridget E. Kent.

    Bridget E. Kent, MA, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist II, The Kelly O'Leary Center, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    bridget.kent@cchmc.org


    A photo of Kathy Krebs.

    Kathy S. Krebs, OTR/L
    Occupational Therapist II, Division of Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy

    kathy.krebs@cchmc.org

    A photo of Kimberly Kroeger-Geoppinger.

    Kimberly A. Kroeger-Geoppinger, PsyD
    Clinical Psychologist, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    kimberly.kroeger-geoppinger@cchmc.org

    Kimberly A. Kroeger-Geoppinger, PsyD

    Clinical Psychologist, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Fax: 513-636-1759

    Email: kimberly.kroeger-geoppinger@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Specialties

    Autism; early intervention; toileting; feeding; video modeling

    Biography

    Dr. Kroeger-Geoppinger is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is also a clinical psychologist and director of the Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention Program at The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She joined Cincinnati Children's in November of 2005 to develop early intensive behavioral intervention programs for young children with autism and their families.

    Dr. Kroeger has received various awards from the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati (ASGC) and Families for Effective Autism Treatment (FEAT) of Greater Cincinnati. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Association for Behavior Analysis, Autism Society of America and the Ohio Autism Consortium for Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been symposium chair and a presenter at international and national conferences on autism spectrum disorders and has provided training in graduate and undergraduate courses at Xavier University, the College of Mt. St. Joseph and the Kelly O'Leary Center. Dr. Kroeger is most known for her work in toileting and feeding interventions for persons with autism spectrum disorders.

    Education and Training

    PsyD: Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    Internship: The Kennedy Krieger Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2003-2004.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Psychology, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2004-2005.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications

    DefaultUserSmall

    Lisa W. Kuan, MD
    Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-4611

    lisa.kuan@cchmc.org

    Lisa W. Kuan, MD

    Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4611

    Email: lisa.kuan@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Specialties

    Research

    MRI findings of gray-white matter ratios in the cerebellum in hearing-impaired and normal children.

    Education and Training

    MD: Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 1989.

    Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL, 1992.

    Publications

    A photo of Karen Mason.

    Karen J. Mason, MD
    Pediatrician, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-0697

    karen.mason@cchmc.org

    Karen J. Mason, MD

    Pediatrician, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0697

    Fax: 513-636-3800

    Email: karen.mason@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Specialties

    ADHD; learning problems; behavior problems

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, 1996.

    Fellowship: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

    Residency: University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.

    Certification: Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, 2002; General Pediatrics, 2001.

    A photo of Teri W. Messerschmidt.

    Teri W. Messerschmidt, MA, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist II, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-4611

    teri.messerschmidt@cchmc.org

    A photo of Sonya Oppenheimer.

    Sonya G. Oppenheimer, MD
    Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-4611

    sonya.oppenheimer@cchmc.org

    Sonya G. Oppenheimer, MD

    Pediatrician, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Director, Thomas Center for Down Syndrome

    Emerita, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4611

    Fax: 513-636-7361

    Email: sonya.oppenheimer@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Specialties

    Biography

    Sonya Oppenheimer, MD, has been committed to the field of developmental disabilities her entire professional career. She recently retired as director of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, and director of the University Affiliated Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders, which was established in 1946 and is recognized nationally and internationally as a center for children with developmental problems.

    The Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics provides interdisciplinary training programs funded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau for the past 27 years. The center is also recognized for its community outreach programs, clinical service programs, diagnosis and treatment program, and research programs.

    Dr. Oppenheimer is recognized as an expert in spina bifida and has been director of the UACCDD multidisciplinary spina bifida program established in 1965. She has served on the professional advisory board of the Spina Bifida Association of America and the Cincinnati Spina Bifida Association.

    Under her direction, Dr. Oppenheimer co-sponsored three International conferences on Spina Bifida. Along with Marlene Lutkenhoff, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic nurse specialist, Dr. Oppenheimer recently co-authored a book for teenagers and young adults, Spinabilities -- A Young Person's Guide to Spina Bifida, and a new book titled Children with Spina Bifida -- A Parent's Guide is in press for families and professionals.

    Dr. Oppenheimer has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on children with disabilities and currently chairs the Ohio Department of Health Committee on children with disabilities and the joint Myelomeningocele Committee. She serves as the governor appointed pediatrician on the State Early Intervention Council.

    Dr. Oppenheimer joined the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1969. Prior to being appointed director of the division, she served as the director of the Department of Pediatrics of the Cincinnati Center for Developmental Disorders.

    Dr. Oppenheimer attended Radcliff College Boston, Mather College Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and earned her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University. She had a developmental fellowship at Case Western Reserve University under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Spock and Dr. John Kennell.

    Education and Training

    MD: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH.

    Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. 

    Certification: Board Certified American Board of Pediatrics.

    Publications


    A photo of Judy Reinhold.

    Judy Reinhold, MSN, APRN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

    judy.reinhold@cchmc.org

    Judy Reinhold, RN, APRN, MSN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Fax: 513-636-3800

    Email: judy.reinhold@cchmc.org

    Show All

    Specialties

    Autism spectrum disorders; pediatric neurology; psychosocial issues in children with chronic illness

    Education and Training

    RN: Registered Nurse, Ohio State Board of Nursing, 1978.

    BSN: Nursing, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1978.

    MSN: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989.

    CPNP: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, 1989.

    Certification: Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist; Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

    Publications

    View PubMed Publications
    A photo of Rebekah Ridgeway.

    Rebekah Ridgeway, PsyD
    Staff Psychologist II, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

    rebekah.ridgeway@cchmc.org

    Rebekah Ridgeway, PsyD

    Staff Psychologist II, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Psychology Training Lead, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Show All

    Specialties

    Assessment and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental delays; siblings of children with autism spectrum disorders; anxiety in children with Asperger’s disorder and high-functioning autism

    Education and Training

    PsyD:  Wright State University, Dayton, OH 2008.

    BA: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 2003.

    Internship: Pediatric Psychology, The Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO 2007-2008.

    Fellowship:  Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2008-2010.

    Licensure:  Ohio State Board of Psychology, 2010.


    DefaultUserSmall

    Laura K. C. Srivorakiat, PsyD
    Staff Psychologist, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    513-636-4611

    laura.srivorakiat@cchmc.org

    A photo of Meghan Stahlhut.

    Meghan R. Stahlhut, MS, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist II, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    meghan.stahlhut@cchmc.org


    DefaultUserSmall

    Stephanie Weber, PsyD
    Training Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    stephanie.weber@cchmc.org

    DefaultUser

    Stephanie Weber, PsyD

    Training Director, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Show All

    Specialties

    Clinical

    Applied behavioral analysis and behavior treatment

    Biography

    Dr. Stephanie Weber, PsyD, obtained her Doctor of Psychology degree from the University of Indianapolis in Indiana and completed her fellowship here at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. She is an assistant professor within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati and works in the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s. Dr. Weber specializes in applied behavioral analysis, behavior treatment, and training professionals in interdisciplinary care. She is the training director for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Program that provides interdisciplinary training to the future leaders in maternal and child health. As a former LEND trainee herself, Dr. Weber has developed curriculum for LEND training in the areas of conflict-resolution and negotiation and policy and advocacy. She is active in the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) since her days as a LEND trainee, when she served as AUCD’s virtual trainee and connected trainees on a national level through projects and social media correspondence. Dr. Weber was recently chosen to be the Center for Disease Control's Act Early Ambassador to Ohio, a role she looks forward to fulfilling.

    Education and Training

    BS: Psychology, Saint Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, IN, 2006.

    MA: Clinical Psychology, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2008.

    PsyD: Clinical Psychology, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN, 2011.

    Postdoctoral Fellow: The Kelly O’Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011-2013.

    DefaultUserSmall

    Jennifer B. Weiner, MA, CCC-SLP
    Speech-Language Pathologist, The Kelly O'Leary Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

    jennifer.weiner@cchmc.org


    Pam Williams-Arya, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4611

    Email: pam.williams-arya@cchmc.org