|Anne Culp, Ph.D., Principle Investigator
firstname.lastname@example.org , 407-823-0607
|Susan Donovan, Ed. D., Project Director
email@example.com, (407) 823-4957
Sue works in Orlando at the University of Central Florida and is the Project Director on the TATS grant with oversight responsibility for the state. Her background is in early intervention (birth to five) and developmental disabilities (birth to 21). She has worked in the field of early intervention and special education for over 30 years as a service provider, program manager and consultant. She was the Part C Coordinator in Maine and provided technical assistance to the U.S. military Early Intervention program overseas. Her work areas of interest are early intervention policy and systems change, family/professional partnerships and inclusion. She has three grown daughters and two grandchildren who live in Maine. She enjoys traveling - especially in Italy.
|Wanda Wint, Office Manager
firstname.lastname@example.org, (407) 823-3058
|Chris Bond, Ed.D., Springs/Central Regional
Chris lives in North Florida, and is the TATS Regional Facilitator for the Springs/Central Florida area. Chris has 35 years of experience in the field of special education in the State of Florida , having worked with students with disabilities and their families as both a a classroom teacher and a Exceptional Student Education and Student Services Administrator. Her work area interests are focused on serving young children with disabilities in inclusive settings, family and professional partnerships, and interagency collaboration to provide a comprehensive system of support and services to young children with disabilities, their families and service providers. Chris has two grown sons, both living in Florida, and two beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as traveling, reading, and treasure hunting with her sisters at yard sales and antique stores.
|Bettianne S. Ford, Transition Consultant (statewide)
Bettianne lives in Gainesville and travels throughout the State of Florida in her work as Coordinator of Florida's Transition Project. She provides training and technical assistance to local interagency teams working together on transitions of young children, birth to kindergarten. She has worked in the field of early childhood for more than 35 years, with a focus on children with disabilities in the past 14 years. Her work has included 14 years as Director of child care centers, serving as the Part H Liaison for the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council, coordinating a Local Interagency Community Collaboration Project and providing consulting services to other projects. Her early work in childcare provided the basis for community interagency work focusing on the development of transition systems. She has a son and daughter, both married, who have graced her with three darling granddaughters and one charming grandson, all living within 30 miles of Gainesville. She enjoys photography, creating stained glass, painting and traveling.
|Debbi Nicolosi, M.Ed., South & Southwest Regional Facilitator
Debbi lives in the Fort Myers area and is the regional facilitator for the South/Southwest region. Her experience is in early intervention which includes working as a transition coordinator and an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist as well as being a parent of a child who was developmentally delayed. Her background also includes teaching in inclusion pre-kindergarten through primary class rooms. Her professional interests are early intervention, transition, supporting pre kindergarten inclusion, and family involvement. Debbi enjoys spending time with her husband Carl and three children, Anthony, Carly, and Julia. She also loves reading, shopping, exercising and baking with her children.
|Kim Galant, Ph.D., North Central Region
email@example.com, (850) 297-2239
Kim is a native Floridian who grew up in Jacksonville. She has been with TATS since its inception in 2004 as the regional facilitator in the North Central FSU Region. Since beginning her work in early childhood special education over 25 ago, Kim has enjoyed working with young children and their families, teachers, therapists, and administrators to improve access to and the quality of inclusive early childhood programs. She serves on the statewide cross-agency Expanding Opportunities Team, working to increase the opportunities for inclusion of young children with disabilities in Florida. When not working, Kim is learning to garden and loves nothing more than a peaceful afternoon in a hammock with a book.
|Sandy Johnson, Northeast Region
firstname.lastname@example.org, (904) 588-2206
Sandy lives in Jacksonville area and is the TATS Regional Facilitator for the UNF region. Her background revolves around the classroom, having taught prekindergarten typically developing children as well as children with disabilities. Her work interests are centered around prekindergarten children with disabilities, early intervention, inclusion and autism. Sandy enjoys playing competitive tennis, painting, reading, playing bridge, and spending time with her husband, two sons, two granddaughters and infant grandson.
|Paula Kendig, Northwest Region
email@example.com, (850) 291-4776
Paula lives in Pensacola and is the TATS Regional Facilitator for the Northwest Region. As a parent of three children with disabilities, she has been involved in various aspects of special education for over thirty years. She has worked professionally in the field of early intervention and special education for the past 19 years as a parent advocate and consultant providing technical assistance and training for various early intervention and special education initiatives. Paula's work interests are family/professional collaboration, early intervention and pre-kindergarten inclusion, and transition from early intervention to pre-kindergarten. Paula has a husband, Rod, four children - Adam, Christy, Chelsey and Jacob, and a grandson, Adam Jr. Paula enjoys spending her free time traveling, reading, and knitting.
|Kimberley L. Megrath, Ph.D, West Central Region
firstname.lastname@example.org, (727) 599-9545
Kimberley Megrath lives in Belleair, Florida and is the Facilitator for the TATS West Central Region. Kim has more than thirty years of experience in early intervention, special education, and pediatric physical therapy, working as a practitioner, administrator, teacher, researcher, grant writer, and consultant. Kim is interested in recognition and response; inclusion; social-emotional development; dual language learners; transition; and program evaluation. Her area of research is evidence-based practice in professional development. Kim has two sons, Todd and Kyle who are living, working, and playing in Boston. She enjoys reading, biking, swimming, tennis, sailing, kayaking, gardening, and traveling!
|Lori Miranda, M.Ed., Southeast Region
email@example.com, (561) 632-8970
Lori spent many years teaching children with specific learning disabilities for the Palm Beach County school district. After resigning to stay home with her children, she owned and operated a child care center for 8 years. Her academic background includes elementary and exceptional student education, reading, educational leadership, and principal certification. Her professional interests are in mentoring and training teachers in best practices and inclusion. Her personal time is spent as a chauffeur for her 3 sons.