Emily Graybill, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability, a Clinical Associate Professor within GSU, and is the Program Director for the HRSA-funded Maternal Child Health (MCH) Certificate Program at the School of Public Health at GSU. Her specific interests include infant and early childhood mental health, school mental health, universal behavior screening in schools, individualized positive behavior support in early childhood and schools, and evaluating the implementation and sustainability of initiatives for underserved populations, including children with disabilities. Dr. Graybill is the principal investigator on an OSEP-funded interdisciplinary early intervention training program at GSU for students in the physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology programs. Dr. Graybill also serves as the Director of Georgia’s HRSA-funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program.
Erin Vinoski Thomas, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability, and is also a Research Assistant Professor in the department of Health Policy & Behavioral Sciences in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. Dr. Vinoski Thomas’s research focuses on disability health disparities, with an emphasis on identifying and promoting holistic health behaviors particularly among women and girls with disabilities.
Prior to earning her Ph.D., Dr. Vinoski Thomas served as a Disability and Health Fellow with the National Association of County and City Health Officials; in this role, she supported a national program providing technical assistance to local health departments across the US to increase their inclusion of people with disabilities in their policies, programs, and services.
Mark Crenshaw, MTS, is the Assistant Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability. He also serves as the Director of Interdisciplinary Training and the Training Director for Georgia’s Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (GaLEND) program. Mr. Crenshaw’s work focuses on developing disability leaders, building and sustaining community partnerships, and increasing the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in their communities. Since 2019, Mr. Crenshaw has represented CLD on the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and played a significant role in the Georgia Developmental Disabilities Network’s response to COVID-19. He provides training and technical assistance to LEND programs about the purposeful inclusion of self-advocates in interdisciplinary training. Mark has served on the design team and core faculty of the AUCD Leadership Academy since its inception in 2017.
DANIEL CRIMMINS, Ph.D.
Daniel Crimmins, Ph.D., was the founder, and Director of the Center for Leadership in Disability from 2008-2021. He is also a Professor of Public Health. He oversaw a range of academic, training, technical assistance, research and model service programs that contributed to the independence, inclusion and productivity of individuals of all ages with intellectual and developmental disabilities of all ages.