October 12, 2007

McMillan to helm Center of Excellence

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Elise McMillan, J.D.

Elise McMillan, J.D., has been appointed co-director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center of Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), where she will oversee day-to-day operations and personnel.

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Administration on Developmental Disabilities in 2005, the UCEDD grant enables VKC to develop and expand efforts in outreach service, training research and dissemination.

McMillan, the former UCEDD associate director and VKC director of Community Outreach, has worked for more than a decade with community and state partners to develop a host of programs that serve persons with disabilities and their families.

“This effort continues to be successful, due in large part to Elise's enthusiasm and dedication.

Like so many others at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, her efforts every day improve the lives of persons with disabilities and their families,” said Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., UCEDD director, VKC associate director, and professor of Psychology and Human Development.

McMillan is a board member of The Arc U.S., the Disability Law and Advocacy Center of Tennessee, and the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities.

She has served on numerous state commissions and committees related to developmental disabilities.