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Specialists

Along with Dr. Carole Samango-Sprouse we have a number of people who work on our Team

Carole Samango-Sprouse

Carole Samango-Sprouse

Ed.D., Executive Director and Chief Science Officer
Dr. Samango-Sprouse believes that a family-centered approach is essential to optimizing a child's intellectual growth and developing...
Francie Mitchell

Francie Mitchell

PT DPT PCS C/NDT
Trained in pediatrics, Francie Mitchell is a physical therapist with more than 25 years of service on the national and local boards of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)...
Ayesha Ganges

Ayesha Ganges

MA, CCC/SLP is a Pennsylvania-licensed and ASHA-Certified Speech-Language Pathologist.
Born in Scotland and raised in the Midwestern United States, she came to the East Coast in 1991 to attend Bryn Mawr College for her Bachelor's...
Jillyan StLaurant

Jillyan StLaurant

MA CCC-SLP,  Certified Speech-Language Pathologist

Jillyan is a Speech Language Pathologist who addresses evaluations, treatments,  and remediation of speech and language disorders with children and/or adolescence.
Michael McLeod

Michael McLeod

MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD, Speech-Language Pathologist and Founder/CEO of GrowNOW Therapy Services, LLC
Michael has been working with children and adolescents across the globe since 2005.

Support Team

Our wonderful and professional team is excited to meet and work with your family!

Teresa Sadeghin

Teresa Sadeghin

MS Ed., Program Manager
Teresa has been working with young children since 1970, when she became an educator in Prince George's County, Maryland...
Linda Loftus

Linda Loftus

Board Secretary
As the program coordinator for the second largest infants and toddler early intervention program in Maryland, Linda Loftus has more than 25 years...
Betty Flynn

Betty Flynn

Testing Administrator
Elizabeth “Betty” Flynn, MS Ed. has been working with Dr. Samango-Sprouse for more than 7 years and works with all our patients.
Kathryn Haskell

Kathryn Haskell

B.S., R.N., Registered Nurse
Kathryn Haskell has more than 30 years of nursing experience with children who have complex developmental disabilities...
Katie Perez

Katie Perez

Research Assistant
Katie Perez has been a familiar face around our office since 2008. She began with The Focus Foundation as a volunteer and integral part...
Kristin Miller

Kristin Miller

Data Analytics & Bookeeping
Kristin Miller started at The Focus Foundation in February of 2011 with over 10 years of management and accounting experience.
Patricia Lasutschinkow

Patricia Lasutschinkow

Research Assistant
Patricia Lasutschinkow is an alumnus of the University of Chicago, earning a B.A. in Psychology, Human Development, and English. She joins...
Selena Chea

Selena Chea

Research Assistant
Selena Chea is an alumna of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology with a Biology minor. While...
Adrienne Dean

Adrienne Dean

Protocol Manager MS Ed.
Adrienne began her career with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and later received a Master’s degree in school supervision from George Mason University.

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