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

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Carole Samango-Sprouse

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

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)...
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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.
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Debra Counts

M.D., Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology, Herman and Walter Samuelson Children's Hospital at Sinai
Debra Counts, M.D., is now collaborating with The Focus Foundation on various scientific studies.
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John H. Flynn

D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. John H. Flynn is a spectacularly trained dentist with great breath of training and experience prior to joining our team.
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Afrouz Anderson

Dr. Afrouz Anderson and The Focus Foundation will be working together to look at brain development and behavior in X & Y chromosomal kids.

Support Team

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

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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...
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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.
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Linda Loftus

As the program coordinator for the second largest infants and toddler early intervention program in Maryland, Linda Loftus has more than 25 years...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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Selena Tran

Research Assistant
Selena Tran is an alumna of the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where she earned a B.A. in Psychology with a Biology minor.
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Grace Porter

Research Assistant
Grace Porter is an alumna of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated with a B.A. in Psychology and History with a French minor.
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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.

Monthly Awareness

Check-out a few of our easy steps to support our cause


Fundraise! That’s right, Fundraising is at the core of The Focus Foundation’s research and advocacy efforts. Find something that interests you and put your own touch on it to raise fun, funds awareness!

Spread Awareness

Spread awareness through Facebook and Twitter — That’s right spreading awareness can be as simple as “sharing” our Facebook page with others or posting a link about the Focus Foundation.

Email or Write

E-mail or write to your local radio stations and ask them to mention X &Y Chromosomal Variation Awareness month on-air or a letter to your local newspaper and tell them about Chromosomal Variations and our Awareness Month.