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<p>Dr. Moore has been the Executive Director for the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education since 2015.</p>
<p>For over a decade, the mission of the CEC has been to provide vital support services to the community to enhance socialization and communication, and to enrich the quality of life for individuals and families affected by ASD and Developmental Delays/Disabilities. Dr. Moore and the CEC faculty and staff have continued the CEC&rsquo;s mission by increasing program outreach and educational opportunities, expanding current services, and applying current, best practice therapeutic approaches.</p>
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Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex


Peyton Collins, BIS

Peyton Collins, BIS
- Assistant College Program Manager

Michelle Elkins, MS, CCC-SLP

Michelle Elkins, MS, CCC-SLP
- Director, Kelly Autism Program

Cassandra Hanna, LCSW

Cassandra Hanna, LCSW
- Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Caroline Alexander Hudson, MS, CCC-SLP

Caroline Alexander Hudson, MS, CCC-SLP
- Director, Communication Disorders Clinic

Leisa Hutchison, MS, CCC-SLP

Leisa Hutchison, MS, CCC-SLP
- Instructor/Clinical Supervisor

Ryan McKenna, BA

Ryan McKenna, BA
- Assistant College Program Manager

Sarah McMaine-Render, MAE

Sarah McMaine-Render, MAE
- College Program Manager

Kim Minton

Kim Minton
- Prime Time Assistant Program Manager

Mary Lloyd Moore, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

Mary Lloyd Moore, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
- Executive Director, CEC

Lisa Murphy, MAE

Lisa Murphy, MAE
- Director, Renshaw Early Childhood Center

Ericka Powell Orndorff, MAE

Ericka Powell Orndorff, MAE
- Program Manager

Laura Reynolds, MHA

Laura Reynolds, MHA
- Manager, CEC

Grant Snowden

Grant Snowden
- Prime Time Assistant Program Manager



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