By: Elizabeth Turner and Courtney Taylor
Alacia Stainbrook, Ph.D., BCBA-D, director of Early Learning for the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (VKC TRIAD), has recently been promoted to the tile of Associate Director within the organization.
Stainbrook has been with VKC TRIAD for more than 6 years. During her tenure, she has worked with partners at the Tennessee Department of Education to develop and build unique early intervention services for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that benefit families and children in both urban and rural, low resource, and underserved regions of the state. She also has successfully deployed a telediagnostic consultation model for early identification of ASD as part of VKC TRIAD’s Early Intervention team.
“Alacia Stainbrook is highly skilled in areas key to successful leadership of TRIAD. She has a proven track record of program development in building a successful statewide model of early intervention and training,” said Pablo Juárez, M.Ed., BCBA, VKC TRIAD director. “In doing so she has built and strengthened relationships will all stakeholders, including a team she hired and developed into one of the most impressive groups of early intervention professionals in the country. She provides her team members with mentorship and professional development with a focus on helping them achieve their own leadership goals.
“For these reasons and so many more, having Dr. Stainbrook agree to become TRIAD’s Associate Director is a monumental achievement for TRIAD. She is already a highly successful leader, has been for quite some time, and will only continue to build and strengthen TRIAD’s current and future programming. We’re thrilled she has agreed to take on this important leadership role.”
Stainbrook will work alongside TRIAD director Juárez and executive director Zachary Warren, Ph.D., to continue the important work of serving the ASD community through access to early intervention services and specialized training to education providers across Tennessee.
“TRIAD is rich with expert behavior analysts, educators, psychologists and speech language pathologists. Not only are my colleagues experts in their fields, but they are also extremely passionate about improving the lives of persons with disabilities,” said Stainbrook. “I’m excited to serve in this new role with our larger team to extend efforts and serve students, families, educators, and other service providers without geographic barriers. This is vital to reaching all those on the periphery of service-rich regions, which are most in need of the expertise this impressive team brings to Tennessee and beyond.
“As excited as I am to be able to have a more direct leadership role across TRIAD and within the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, I’m even more excited to be in a position allowing me to continue to learn from my colleagues in a richer way,” she added. “They all possess a wealth of expertise and experience across a number of specialties. I’m really fortunate to be a part of this organization.”
For more information about the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s Treatment & Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders and the services it provides, visit the VKC TRIAD website or call the Vanderbilt Autism Resource Line at (615) 322-7565.
Last Updated: 1/18/2019 9:49:06 AM
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