Organizational Leadership

Elizabeth Conran, EdD 

Dr. Conran has an undergraduate degree in Special Education, Masters degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Study.

Laura Mann. PhD,  BCBA-D
Vice President

Dr. Mann has a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Kenneth Carwell, MS
President Emeritus
Mr. Carwell has an undergraduate degree in Education and Masters degree in Clinical Social Work.

Brian McGowan, BA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Burwell, MS
Regional Business and Grant Manager

Rory Conran, MEd
Regional Director of Operations

Kristyn Cooper, MEd
Curriculum & Instruction

Barb Daugherty, MA
Southern Illinois Regional Director

Colleen Fleisher, BA, MA
Director of Curriculum and Literacy Development

Jason Kudelka, MA
Regional Director of Operations

Betty Lambert, MA
ELL Development

Tgichona Martin, Ph.D.
Director of Behavioral Services

Lauren McArdle, Ph.D., ABSNP 
Regional Director of Clinical Services

Lynne Nicolas, Psy.D.
Director of Operations

Nikki Paplaczyk, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Research & Development

Nicole Regis, BA
Director of Human Resources

Danyell Taylor, MSW, M.Ed
Director of Operations

Heather Bakken

Sam Bonney, MSE
Transition Specialist

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