Dr. Cameron Neece is an Associate Professor at Loma Linda University and her idea for the PRO-Parenting Project grew out of years of research working with families of children with developmental delays and autism spectrum disorders. Much of her published research has shown the impact of parental stress on children’s development. She developed the PRO-Parenting Project to support parents, thereby improving outcomes for their children.
Laura Lee McIntyre
Laura Lee McIntyre is Department Head of Special Education and Clinical Sciences and Professor of School Psychology. Her research interests include autism; early identification and treatment of young children with or at-risk for developmental and behavior disorders; transition to kindergarten; family well-being; and parent-professional partnerships. McIntyre is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), certified school psychologist, and board licensed psychologist. She has professional experiences in both school and hospital settings.
Hugh O’Neill is co-owner of Mindful-Way and has studied and practiced meditation and yoga for more than 20 years. He has trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn Ph.D. and Dr. Saki Santorelli, and has completed teacher training at the highest level. His many years of creative and management experience in the media industry combined with his intensive training in Mindfulness Meditation programs enable him to skillfully relate the concepts and practices to a wide range of populations. Hugh has taught more than 50 MBSR classes and dozens of other mindfulness programs in universities, medical centers, non-profits, and in local government and corporate settings. Hugh has also been a presenter at the International Scientific Conference on Mindfulness, and is the lead mindfulness teacher in a number of clinical research projects. Hugh has studied and lived in residence at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center under the guidance of Zen Master Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi.
Catie is a 6th year Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at Loma Linda University. She is specializing in Pediatric Psychology and has a passion for working with children and families. Her research interests include risk factors and interventions in pediatric obesity, as well as parenting practices and the parent/child relationship in parents of children with IDD/DD.
G. Griffin Boostrom is a 3rd year Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at Loma Linda University. He has 4 years of experience as a behavioral instructor working with children with developmental disabilities. He has a passion for working with children and their families, and is committed to helping them manage the multiple stressors of their daily lives.
Lilit is a 3rd year Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at Loma Linda University. She has extensive experience providing hospital and clinic based treatment to children with various developmental delays. Her research interests include obesity intervention for children with intellectual and developmental delays and she co-led a pilot study targeting health behaviors in children with IDD and their parents. Lilit is passionate about supporting parents and caregivers of children with special needs and addressing barriers to effective parenting.
Meredith is a 5th year Clinical Psychology Ph.D. student. She is from Lakewood, CA and received her BA in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach where she did research examining how perinatal depression affects developmental outcomes during early childhood. For the last 8 years, Meredith has worked as a behavior therapist for children with autism providing a variety of services to families. As part of her experience serving special needs children, she lived and worked in Istanbul, Turkey for a family affected by autism.
Neilson Chan is a 3rd year Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at Loma Linda University. He has extensive experience working with families and children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. He intends to continue working with this population after receiving his degree.
Shirin Mostofi is a 3rd year Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at Loma Linda University. She has over ten years of experience working with children with various diagnoses, including ADHD, depression, learning disabilities, and developmental delays. Her clinical passion is working with children with autism and incorporating parents into the treatment goals. Her research focuses on the effect of parental involvement on children.