Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND)

Meet Our Team

LEND Administration

Director, LEND

Nathan Blum, MD

Associate Director, LEND

Judith A. Silver, PhD

Program Manager, LEND

Natalie Stollon, MSW

Program Director, Community Collaboration and Advocacy

Symme Trachtenberg, MSW

Research Director, LEND

Stephen Leff, PhD

Katherine Bevans, PhD

Autism Training Director

Judith Miller, PhD

Associate Director, Community Collaboration and Advocacy

Karen Hudson, MSW

Program Director, Family Collaboration

Amy Kratchman, BA

Discipline Directors


Carol Knightly, AuD
Joy Peterson, AuD, CCC-A


Rochelle Lindemeyer, DMD

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Nathan Blum, MD

Family Fellowship

Amy Kratchman, BA

Genetic Counseling

Livija Medne, MS, CGC

Healthcare Administration

Evan Fieldston, MD, MBA, MSHP


Desirée Fleck, Ph.D, CRNP


Virginia Stallings, MD

Physical Therapy

Kim Nixon-Cave, PT, PhD, PCS


Paul Robins, PhD

Social Work

Symme Trachtenberg, MSW

Special Education

Julie Kessler, PhD

Speech-Language Pathology

Jennifer Burstein, MA, CCC-SLP

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