AAUAP Directory of Resources in Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competence
AAUAP Directory of Resources in
Cultural Diversity and Cultural Competence

Expertise: Cultural Groups

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African American Culture
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Diana Autin
NJ Statewide Parent Advisory Network (SPAN)
201-642-8100 (Phone)
201-642-8080 (Fax)
DAutin@aol.com

Sheena Benjamin-Wise
Mailman Center for Child Development, FL UAP
305-243-6624 (Phone)
305-243-5978 (Fax)
SBenjamin@peds.med.miami.edu

Roslyn Burney
Institute for Human Development, MO UAP
816-235-1754 (Phone)
816-235-1762 (Fax)
N/A

Herbert J. Cohen
Rose F. Kennedy Center UAP
718-430-8522 (Phone)
718-904-1162 (Fax)
birenbau@aecom.yu.edu

W. Alan Coulter
Human Cevelopment Center, Louisiana UAP
504-942-8214 (Phone)
504-942-8305 (Fax)
ACoulter@hdc.lsumc.edu

Ruth L. Fuller
JFK Center, Colorado UAP
303-315-5519 (Phone)
303-315-6867 (Fax)
Ruth.Fuller@UCHSC.edu
Special Knowledge: African American customs

John M. Graham
CSMC Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, UCLA-UAP
310-855-2211 (Phone)
213-651-5381 (Fax)
N/A

Jacquelin Hampton
Child Development Unit, Kansas UAP
913-588-5986 (Phone)
913-588-5916 (Fax)
JHampton@kumc.edu

Sharonlyn Harrison
Developmental Disabilities Institute, MI UAP
313-577-2654 (Phone)
313-577-3770 (Fax)
N/A

Kathy Holder
Riley Child Development Center, Indianapolis IN
317-274-8167 (Phone)
317-274-9760 (Fax)
Kathy@indyuap.iupui.edu

William K. Holley
UAP of Georgia and The Multicultural Coalition on Disability and Diversity
706-542-3964 (Phone)
706-542-3908 (Fax)
BHolley@uga.cc.uga.edu
Special Knowledge: Urban and Rural Populations, Language, Customs

Betty Horton
University of Kansas UAP
913-233-3013 (Phone)
913-575-6161 (Fax)
N/A

Helen L. Masin
Univ of Miami Graduate PT Program
305-284-4535 (Phone)
305-284-6128 (Fax)
HMasin@mednet.miama.edu

James Mason
Office of Multicultural Affairs, Oregon Health Sciences University
503-494-7574 (Phone)
503-494-4629 (Fax)
N/A

John W. McClain
Univ of Nebraska Medical Center, Student Services
402-559-5388 (Phone)
402-559-6796 (Fax)
N/A

Carolyn P. McKellar
Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities, TN UAP
901-448-6586 (Phone)
901-448-7097 (Fax)
N/A

Ruth J. Messinger
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UAP
716-275-2986 (Phone)
716-275-3366 (Fax)
RMessinger@cc.urmc.rochester.edu

Jesse C. Pennington
Jackson Mississippi State Univ. - Business Graduate Programs
601-982-6315 (Phone)
601-982-6124 (Fax)
jpenning@ccaix.jsums.edu

Margot B. Stein
Center for Development and Learning, NC UAP
919-966-5171 (Phone)
919-966-2230 (Fax)
Margo=Stein%faculty%cdl@css.unc.edu
Special Knowledge: I have worked extensively in inner city

Tawara D. Taylor
Georgetown Univ Child Development Center, DC UAP, Center for Child Health and Mental Health Policy
202-687-8807 (Phone)
202-687-8899 (Fax)
taylort@med.lib.georgetown.edu

Marijo Waldera McBride
Institute on Community Integration, MN UAP
612-624-6830 (Phone)
612-624-9344 (Fax)
N/A

Royal P. Walker, Jr.
Institute for Disability Studies, MS UAP
601-982-6261 (Phone)
601-982-6144 (Fax)
N/A
Special Knowledge: language, customs

Sheryl White-Scott
Westchester Institute for Human Development UAP
914-285-8170 (Phone)
914-285-1973 (Fax)
Sheryl-White@nymc.edu
Special Knowledge: language, customs

Alaskan Culture


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John M. Graham
CSMC Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, UCLA-UAP
310-855-2211 (Phone)
213-651-5381 (Fax)
N/A
Special Knowledge: Alaskan Culture

American Indian Culture


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Diana Autin
NJ Statewide Parent Advisory Network (SPAN)
201-642-8100 (Phone)
201-642-8080 (Fax)
DAutin@aol.com
Special Knowledge: Sioux, Houma

Julie Clay
Institute for Human Development, Arizona UAP
520-523-1340 (Phone)
503-523-9127 (Fax)
Julie.Clay@nau.edu
Special Knowledge: Omaha

Terry Cross
National Indian Child Welfare Assn
503-222-4044 (Phone)
N/A (Fax)
Info@nicwa.org

Linda L. Flynn
Western Kentucky University
502-745-4615 (Phone)
502-745-6474 (Fax)
Linda.Flynn@WKU.edu
Special Knowledge: Customs

John M. Graham
CSMC Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, UCLA-UAP
310-855-2211 (Phone)
213-651-5381 (Fax)
N/A

Jane E. Merrill
University of New Mexico UAP
505-272-3000 (Phone)
505-272-5280 (Fax)
jmerrill@unm.edu
Special Knowledge: Pueblo (New Mexico)

Ruth J. Messinger
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UAP
716-275-2986 (Phone)
716-275-3366 (Fax)
RMessinger@cc.urmc.rochester.edu

Jean E. Ness
Institute on Community Integration, MN UAP
612-626-9516 (Phone)
612-626-7956 (Fax)
nessx008@maroon.tc.umn.edu
Special Knowledge: Anishinabe (Ojibwe)

Patricia Osbourn
Univ of New Mexico UAP
505-272-3000 (Phone)
505-272-5280 (Fax)
posbourn@unm.edu
Special Knowledge: Language

Julie Quaid
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Early Childhood Education
541-553-3241 (Phone)
541-553-3379 (Fax)
N/A
Special Knowledge: Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Wasco, Paiute

Judy Struck
South Dakota UAP / USD School of Medicine
605-357-1439 (Phone)
605-357-1438 (Fax)
JStruck@sunflowr.usd.edu
Special Knowledge: Sioux

Marijo Waldera McBride
Institute on Community Integration, MN UAP
612-624-6830 (Phone)
612-624-9344 (Fax)
N/A
Special Knowledge: Ojibwe

Joanne Wounded Head
South Dakota UAP
605-677-5311 (Phone)
605-677-6274 (Fax)
jwounded@sundance.usd.edu
Special Knowledge: Lakota

Asian Culture


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Diana Autin
NJ Statewide Parent Advisory Network (SPAN)
201-642-8100 (Phone)
201-642-8080 (Fax)
DAutin@aol.com
Special Knowledge: Phillipines

Herbert J. Cohen
Rose F. Kennedy Center UAP
718-430-8522 (Phone)
718-904-1162 (Fax)
birenbau@aecom.yu.edu
Special Knowledge: Chinese, Indian, Phillipino, Singhalese

John M. Graham
CSMC Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, UCLA-UAP
310-855-2211 (Phone)
213-651-5381 (Fax)
N/A

Sarita Reddy
Georgia UAP
706-542-6085 (Phone)
706-542-4815 (Fax)
CMSPSY13@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
Special Knowledge: Indian language, customs

Paula Sotnik
Institute for Community Inclusion, MA UAP
617-355-4788 (Phone)
617-355-7940 (Fax)
N/A
Special Knowledge: Southeast Asian Populations; Cambodian, Vietnamese

Thomas Uno
Institute for Human Development, Arizona UAP
520-523-7032 (Phone)
520-523-9127 (Fax)
Thomas.Uno@nau.edu
Special Knowledge: Japanese

Caribbean Culture


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Diana Autin
NJ Statewide Parent Advisory Network (SPAN)
201-642-8100 (Phone)
201-642-8080 (Fax)
DAutin@aol.com
Special Knowledge: Jamaican, Haitian

Sheena Benjamin-Wise
Mailman Center for Child Development, FL UAP
305-243-6624 (Phone)
305-243-5978 (Fax)
SBenjamin@peds.med.miami.edu
Special Knowledge: Haiti, Creole

Herbert J. Cohen
Rose F. Kennedy Center UAP
718-430-8522 (Phone)
718-904-1162 (Fax)
birenbau@aecom.yu.edu
Special Knowledge: Haitian, West Indian

John M. Graham
CSMC Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, UCLA-UAP
310-855-2211 (Phone)
213-651-5381 (Fax)
N/A

Ana Lopez-DeFede
Institute for Families in Society, SC UAP
803-777-5789 (Phone)
803-777-1120 (Fax)
ADEFEDE@sc.edu
Special Knowledge: Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba

Paula Sotnik
Institute for Community Inclusion, MA UAP
617-355-4788 (Phone)
617-355-7940 (Fax)
N/A
Special Knowledge: Haitian

Royal P. Walker, Jr.
Institute for Disability Studies, MS UAP
601-982-6261 (Phone)
601-982-6144 (Fax)
N/A
Special Knowledge: customs

Sheryl White-Scott
Westchester Institute for Human Development UAP
914-285-8170 (Phone)
914-285-1973 (Fax)
Sheryl-White@nymc.edu
Special Knowledge: language, customs

European American Culture


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Herbert J. Cohen
Rose F. Kennedy Center UAP
718-430-8522 (Phone)
718-904-1162 (Fax)
birenbau@aecom.yu.edu
Special Knowledge: Russian, Czech, Romanian

John M. Graham
CSMC Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, UCLA-UAP
310-855-2211 (Phone)
213-651-5381 (Fax)
N/A

Helen L. Masin
Univ of Miami Graduate PT Program
305-284-4535 (Phone)
305-284-6128 (Fax)
HMasin@mednet.miama.edu

Ruth J. Messinger
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UAP
716-275-2986 (Phone)
716-275-3366 (Fax)
RMessinger@cc.urmc.rochester.edu

Margot B. Stein
Center for Development and Learning, NC UAP
919-966-5171 (Phone)
919-966-2230 (Fax)
Margo=Stein%faculty%cdl@css.unc.edu
Special Knowledge: Spain, Italy, France

Marijo Waldera McBride
Institute on Community Integration, MN UAP
612-624-6830 (Phone)
612-624-9344 (Fax)
N/A
Special Knowledge: Polish customs

Hispanic/Latino Culture


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Diana Autin
NJ Statewide Parent Advisory Network (SPAN)
201-642-8100 (Phone)
201-642-8080 (Fax)
DAutin@aol.com
Special Knowledge: Puerto Rican, Mexican American

Marcelo Castro
Mailman Center for Child Development, FL UAP
305-243-6624 (Phone)
305-243-5978 (Fax)
MARCELLOC@aol.com
Special Knowledge: South American Cultures

Herbert J. Cohen
Rose F. Kennedy Center UAP
718-430-8522 (Phone)
718-904-1162 (Fax)
birenbau@aecom.yu.edu
Special Knowledge: Puerto Rican, Cuban, Venezuelan

John M. Graham
CSMC Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, UCLA-UAP
310-855-2211 (Phone)
213-651-5381 (Fax)
N/A

Beatriz E. Hernandez
Mailman Center for Child Development, FL UAP
305-243-6624 (Phone)
305-243-5978 (Fax)
bhernand@peds.med.miami.edu
Special Knowledge: Language, Customs

Alfonso Lopez-Vasquez
Multicultural Affairs, Oregon Health Science Univ
503-494-7574 (Phone)
503-494-4629 (Fax)
Lopezva@ohsu.edu
Special Knowledge: Mexican American

Helen L. Masin
Univ of Miami Graduate PT Program
305-284-4535 (Phone)
305-284-6128 (Fax)
HMasin@mednet.miama.edu

Elena M. McKeogh
Children's Seashore House UAP
215-895-3227 (Phone)
215-895-3605 (Fax)
N/A
Special Knowledge: Puerto Rican, Mexican, Cuban, Central American cultures

Maria Luisa Mendia
Institute on Developmental Disabilities, PR UAP
787-754-4377 (Phone)
787-759-6719 (Fax)
M_Mendia@rcmaca.upr.clu.edu
Special Knowledge: Puerto Rico, more

Jane E. Merrill
University of New Mexico UAP
505-272-3000 (Phone)
505-272-5280 (Fax)
jmerrill@unm.edu
Special Knowledge: Mexico

Ruth J. Messinger
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UAP
716-275-2986 (Phone)
716-275-3366 (Fax)
RMessinger@cc.urmc.rochester.edu
Special Knowledge: Latino / Latina culture, language, customs

Margarita Miranda
Institute on Developmental Disabilities, PR UAP
787-754-4377 (Phone)
787-759-6719 (Fax)
N/A

Patricia Osbourn
Univ of New Mexico UAP
505-272-3000 (Phone)
505-272-5280 (Fax)
posbourn@unm.edu
Special Knowledge: Language

Geraldine Rodriguez
Health Sciences Center, NM UAP
505-272-0279 (Phone)
505-272-5280 (Fax)
grodriguez@umn.edu

Margot B. Stein
Center for Development and Learning, NC UAP
919-966-5171 (Phone)
919-966-2230 (Fax)
Margo=Stein%faculty%cdl@css.unc.edu
Special Knowledge: Mexico, Spanish language

Jacqui Van Horn
DREAMS Program, NM UAP
505-272-0289 (Phone)
505-272-5280 (Fax)
jvanhorn@unm.edu
Special Knowledge: Mexico

Carmen Milagros Velez Vega
Institute for Developmental Disabilities, PR UAP
787-758-2525 (Phone)
787-759-6719 (Fax)
N/A

Hawaiian/Pacific Island Culture


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Linda L. Flynn
Western Kentucky University
502-745-4615 (Phone)
502-745-6474 (Fax)
Linda.Flynn@WKU.edu
Special Knowledge: Customs

John M. Graham
CSMC Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, UCLA-UAP
310-855-2211 (Phone)
213-651-5381 (Fax)
N/A

Jesse C. Pennington
Jackson Mississippi State Univ. - Business Graduate Programs
601-982-6315 (Phone)
601-982-6124 (Fax)
jpenning@ccaix.jsums.edu
Special Knowledge: Micronesia

South/Central American Culture


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Marcelo Castro
Mailman Center for Child Development, FL UAP
305-243-6624 (Phone)
305-243-5978 (Fax)
MARCELLOC@aol.com

Ricardo Eiraldi
Children's Seashore House, UAP
215-895-3204 (Phone)
215-895-3605 (Fax)
eiraldi@mail.med.upenn.edu
Special Knowledge: European Origin

John M. Graham
CSMC Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, UCLA-UAP
310-855-2211 (Phone)
213-651-5381 (Fax)
N/A

Beatriz E. Hernandez
Mailman Center for Child Development, FL UAP
305-243-6624 (Phone)
305-243-5978 (Fax)
bhernand@peds.med.miami.edu
Special Knowledge: South American Language, Customs

Jacqui Van Horn
DREAMS Program, NM UAP
505-272-0289 (Phone)
505-272-5280 (Fax)
jvanhorn@unm.edu
Special Knowledge: Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico

Foster and Adoptive Families


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Diana Autin
NJ Statewide Parent Advisory Network (SPAN)
201-642-8100 (Phone)
201-642-8080 (Fax)
DAutin@aol.com

We have extensive linkages in the African American Community in New Orleans


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W. Alan Coulter
Human Cevelopment Center, Louisiana UAP
504-942-8214 (Phone)
504-942-8305 (Fax)
ACoulter@hdc.lsumc.edu

Concept of Cultural Continuum drives process and content


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Terry Cross
National Indian Child Welfare Assn
503-222-4044 (Phone)
N/A (Fax)
Info@nicwa.org

Multicultural Health Care (generic issues)


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Robert C. Like
Dept of Family Medicine, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
908-235-7662 (Phone)
908-246-8084 (Fax)
Like@umdnj.edu

Families with members with disabilities, deaf community


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Arthur C. Lowitzer
Meyer Rehabilitation Institute, NE UAP
402-559-5766 (Phone)
402-559-5737 (Fax)
CLOWITZER@unmc.edu

General Cultural Principles


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James Mason
Office of Multicultural Affairs, Oregon Health Sciences University
503-494-7574 (Phone)
503-494-4629 (Fax)
N/A

Other cultural groups: Amish, Deaf


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Ruth J. Messinger
Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities, UAP
716-275-2986 (Phone)
716-275-3366 (Fax)
RMessinger@cc.urmc.rochester.edu

Poverty level families


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Seb Striefel
Center for Persons with Disabilities, Utah UAP
801-797-1985 (Phone)
801-797-2044 (Fax)
Sebst@cpd2.usu.edu

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