November 18th, 2013 | Soccer. Baseball. Basketball. Gymnastics. If your child plans to participate in an organized sport activity, they’ll need more than just the required gear and equipment; They’ll also need a yearly physical exam. While an annual physical is fairly comprehensive, your physician may recommend additional screening for heart-related… Continue Reading
Mary Ciccarelli, MD is the CYACC medical director. She is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Pediatrics and Associate Chair for Education of the Department of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM). Originally from New York, Dr Ciccarelli completed her residency at IUSM, worked as a community physician in Maryland and Wisconsin and then joined the IUSM faculty serving as an educator on the medical school campus and as a clinician primarily at the Wishard North Arlington Health Center. Her vision of transition support for youth and adults with disabilities helped launch CYACC in 2007. She is the mother of four young adults.
Erin Gladstone is the CYACC program manager. She grew up in the Midwest and earned her degree in business administration from Valparaiso University. Erin has been with CYACC since March 2009, with previous experience in the IUSM Pediatric Residency Program and the financial services industry. In her free time, Erin loves music, sports, travel, and cooking. She is also active with Habitat for Humanity, and has led international trips to Mexico, New Orleans, Madagascar, and most recently El Salvador.
Sandy Love, RN is a CYACC nurse and care coordinator. She earned her BSN from the IU School of Nursing. Sandy has been with CYACC since Oct 2010. She has extensive professional experience in research coordination and education. Her interest and most valuable experience in working with individuals with disabilities started 15 years ago with the birth of her first child who has special needs. In her free time, Sandy enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Abby age 15 and Maggie age 8. Favorite family activities are playing the Wii, cooking, reading, going for bike rides, and spending time with their large extended family. Sandy is committed to helping individuals with disabilities find and strengthen their voice as advocates, especially related to their health.
Brittany Mak is the CYACC student administrative assistant. She grew up in Indiana and currently attends IUPUI studying Health Service Management. Brittany’s passion in helping those with disabilities evolved after volunteering at her church in 2005. Since then, she wants to pursue a career in traveling abroad to help individuals/families in need. Brittany is currently active in volunteering with Operation Christmas Child and Ms. Pearl’s Daycare in Chicago. In her free time, she enjoys the park, gardening, hiking, and making desserts.
Elise Montoya, RN is a registered nurse and a lifelong Hoosier. She graduated from the IU School of Nursing and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing to become an adult health nurse practitioner and a clinical nurse specialist. Elise and her husband have two sons, one of whom has disabilities. Elise has been involved in advocacy for individuals with disability through Noble of Indiana, COVOH, and through various churches. She looks forward to continuing her career working with individuals with disabilities and their families to optimize their health. Elise enjoys cooking, gardening, running, and reading in her spare time. She and her family enjoying traveling, especially to see their family in Peru, South America.
Christina Rogers BSW, MSW, LSW is a CYACC social worker and a care coordinator. She performs the bio-psychosocial assessments for the CYACC team along with care coordination for CYACC patients. Christina is a strong disability rights advocate. From 2005-2009 Christina ran a sibling support program "Sibshops" at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Her interests in promoting this program began through her personal experience as growing up with a brother who has special needs. She is a field facilitator for BSW students at the IUPUI School of Social Work. She has written articles for Indy's Child Magazine and has participated in training hospitals across the nation promoting safety awareness for children with disabilities. Outside of the office Christina loves gardening and spends most of her time on outdoor activities.
Kerstin Sobus, MD is the CYACC physiatrist, a physician who specializes in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine or the "everyday needs of life." She received her degrees in physical therapy and medicine from the University of North Dakota. Her residency, fellowship and research training were completed at Johns Hopkins University and Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and the Alfred I DuPont Institute in Delaware. She enjoys rural health care and spending time doing mission work in rural Haiti. She also enjoys hiking, camping, tatting, quilting and spending time with her daughters and husband.
Jane Taylor-Holmes, MSW is a CYACC social worker and care coordinator. She completed her undergraduate work in Sociology at Purdue University and her graduate work at the IU School of Social Work. Jane has extensive professional experience working in the areas of special education, developmental disabilities, and advocacy where she has worked as an education consultant, a program director, and a QMRP consultant. She is committed to empowering individuals with all the necessary information and resources they need for a successful transition into adulthood. Jane enjoys living and participating in her Indianapolis historic neighborhood, along with walking, cooking, reading, and traveling.
Katie Weber, MD is a CYACC doctor, board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She received her medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2002 and completed residency at IUSM in 2006. Dr. Weber practices primary care at IU Medical Group in Mooresville, IN. She is also developing a curriculum to teach internal medicine residents at IUSM how to care for patients with intellectual disabilities. Dr. Weber enjoys encouraging and motivating people of all ages to maximize their potentials through education, activity, exercise, and community involvement. She enjoys riding and racing her bicycle in her spare time.
Jason Woodward, MD is a CYACC team physician. He is originally from northwest Indiana and attended the University of Notre Dame. He completed his medical degree and his internship and residency training at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Prior to joining the CYACC team in July 2007, Dr. Woodward spent a year working in Kenya through the IU-Moi medical partnership. He returned to Indianapolis to work for IU Medical Group as a primary care physician at Pecar community health center. He began a Children's Health Services Research Fellowship in July 2009. Dr. Woodward's interest in working with youth with special health care needs began through his personal experiences growing up with a sister with a disability. He enjoys traveling, hiking, baseball, and any kind of dancing.