TA Team

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The AUCD PROMISE TA Center is staffed by four TA personnel, a team of consultants from throughout the AUCD network, and skilled AUCD staff. The Center is directed by Michael Gamel-McCormick (mgm@aucd.org).

Michael Gamel-McCormickMichael Gamel-McCormick, PhD
Director of the PROMISE Technical Assistance Center
Associate Executive Director for Research and Policy at AUCD


Leon BarnettD'Leon Barnett, MSEd
Program Specialist for the PROMISE TA Center


Other Team Members

Oksana Klimova, MS Appl. Math
Director, Web Services, AUCD
Oksana has over 15 years of experience in all aspects of web application development, with extensive technical, management, and leadership skills. Hands-on technologist with a strong working knowledge of Internet, database technologies, and information architecture.

Anna Costalas, MPA
Program Specialist, AUCD
Anna works on AUCD's Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Technical Assistance team.

Derek NordKelly Nye-Lengerman, PhD
PROMISE TA Center Evaluation Director
Research Associate at the Institute for Community Integration (ICI) at the University of Minnesota


Kelly Nye-LengermanJoe Timmons, MSW
PROMISE TA Center Evaluation Specialist
Research fellow at the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration (ICI)


Dawn Rudolph,, MSEd
Director, UCEDD Technical Assistance, AUCD
Dawn leads the AIDD TA team in providing support to projects funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This includes technical assistance to the national network of University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDDs), the National Gateway to Self-Determination, Think College, and the National Service Inclusion Project.

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