Meet the Staff

MHDD Staff are located at three partnered University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs). Our values are centered in the person-directed approach to mental health and developmental disability services, supports, and learning. 

Elaine Eisenbaum, PhD, MSW

Kathy Sheppard-Jones, PhD

Kristen Dahl, LPCC, CHES

Patti Singleton, MS

Danielle Augustin, MS, CHWS

Chithra Adams, PhD

Carolyn Wheeler, MS

Brandon Cannada, MS

Carter Fifield, BS

Haley Potter, BA

Adam Potter, BA



Matt Wappett, PhD

Faith Thomas, PhD

Ty Aller, PhD, LMFT

Alex Schiwal, PhD

Mindy Dokos, MS

Tatiana Perilla, MSW

Ivy Elmi, MSW, CSW

Eduardo Ortiz, PhD, JD

Shelley Upton, PhD


Karen Ward, EdD

Roxy Lamar, MS

Holli Yancey, BAM

Faith Kelly, BA


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