NACD Staff Archives - NACD International | The National Association for Child Development

Lauren Shade

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I have experienced NACD both as a teenager enrolled in the program and now as a mother administering the program to my child, and in my experience, NACD has done wonders for us both. I first came to be enrolled with NACD when I was fourteen years old. Before NACD, it was a journey that seemed long and depressing because … Read More

Janine Little

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I first found NACD when my 3-year-old son was diagnosed with autism back in 2000. After starting program with my son and seeing him hit important milestones so quickly, I became a huge advocate for NACD’s approach and therapies. At the time I thought “wouldn’t it be great to work for NACD someday?” Fast forward 20 years and I am … Read More

Carrie Humpherys

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Carrie Humpherys has been a tax account and in-house company accountant for over 15 years. Carrie has worked for NACD since the summer of 2019. She enjoys helping in the NACD office and getting to know the NACD Families. Carrie earned her Master’s Degree in Accounting from Western Governors University, WGU, in 2017. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Southern … Read More

Lavanya Guhan

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My name is Lavanya Guhan, and I am a 3rd year student at Bellevue College in the Seattle, Washington area. I have been part of the NACD community for a very long time. I was a client from the ages of 3 to 12 years. I also have fond memories of living in Utah and hanging out at the office … Read More

Teodora Pop, M.A.

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Teo has worked with children since high school. She volunteered in several organizations that worked with children who had a range of disabilities and has been teaching in various capacities for 14 years. She received a BA and then an MA in Painting and Child Education, with the intention of becoming an art therapist and practicing in the United States. … Read More

Pam Cook

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Hi, I’m Pam Cook and I moved back to Utah from Washington State in 2006, when I started working for NACD part time. I now do all the scheduling for NACD.   Having a degree in Early Childhood Education, the wonderful part about my job is all the awesome, dedicated families that I get to talk to on a daily basis and of course … Read More

Jennifer Virgin

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Jennifer has been a mainstay at NACD for the past 30 years. From the early years of working out of Bob’s basement, to housing the office in her own home, to working in the various office locations in Ogden, she has taught program implementation to families, ran the office and been Bob’s right-hand woman all along the way. She currently serves … Read More

Marta Palmes

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Marta Palmes is from Barcelona and has lived and worked in Spain, England, and the United States. She holds degrees in management and education. After pursuing careers in tourism, banking, and executive education, she found her personal and professional passion—child development—when her first daughter, Arianna, was born with an extra chromosome that impacts the way in which she learns and … Read More

Sunette Payne

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Sunette graduated as an Occupational Therapist from the University of the Orange Free State in South Africa as the valedictorian of her class. In the United States, she worked in the rehabilitation field for over 10 years, with her focus being brain injury and stroke victims. She fulfilled her role as Brain injury team leader and later as OT team … Read More

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