From left: Andrea Videlefsky, Janice Nodvin, Susanna Miller-Raines;
Not pictured: Urban Family Practice Physicians: Dr. Miles Brett,
Dr. Cedrice Davis, Dr. Godfrey Mark; Julie Taube not pictured
Andrea S. Videlefsky, M.D.
Andrea Videlefsky received her medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa, where she also worked at a community clinic, providing services to an underserved community. She completed her Family Practice residency at Emory University, Atlanta. She is an active member of the Urban Family Practice medical research team. Dr Videlefsky is a leader and advocate for the Patient Centered Medical Home. She is excited to extend these principles to the development of the Adult Disability Medical Home providing coordinated, compassionate, comprehensive care that focuses on the specific needs of adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities.
Dr. Videlefsky is married to Dr. Neill Videlefsky, a pediatric cardiologist, and they have three adult children, Ilana, Joshua and Karin. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, reading, running, photography, gardening and website design. She is involved in a non-profit organization focusing on philanthropy and social justice.
Susanna Miller-Raines, MSW
Susanna Miller-Raines, MSW is the Social Worker at Adult Disability Medical Healthcare through a partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University (CLD). She received her Bachelor’s degree from Centenary College of Louisiana and received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Susanna has vast experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities and focuses on person-centered planning opportunities.
At the CLD, she is the Operations Coordinator. Her responsibilities are related to inclusive postsecondary education, transition, college and career readiness, as well as leadership development for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She serves as Statewide Coordinator for the Georgia Inclusive Postsecondary Education Consortium and is the Project Coordinator for the Consortium’s TPSID Grant. Susanna is the Chair of the Southeast Postsecondary Education Alliance and consults with Think College in the area of state and regional alliance building.
Janice Nodvin, BA
Executive Director/Clinic Director
Janice Nodvin serves as Clinic Director for the Adult Disability Medical Healthcare. Mrs. Nodvin has over nine years’ experience as an educator and has worked extensively as a parent advocate for over thirty years. Ms. Nodvin is Executive Director of the Adult Disability Medical Healthcare. She has certification in care management in aging. She has supported and initiated numerous community programs in the area of developmental disabilities. She serves on the Community Advisory Council of the Center on Learning for Disabilities and is active in disability awareness at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, the Down Syndrome Association of Atlanta and her synagogue. Her inspiration is her adult son, Evan, age 40 who has Down syndrome, who has held a job with the same company for over 18 years and lives independently. He serves as a self-advocate on the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Adrienne Melnyk, M.Ed.
Adrienne Melnyk serves as the ADMH education and behavior specialist. She has vast experience as an education consultant specializing in transition services and planning for individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities and other areas of disabilities. Adrienne serves as a behavior specialist providing individual supports and group training. She received her Masters in Education at the Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Adrienne strongly believes in person-centered planning and is a Co-founder for Brewable, the first coffee shop in Alpharetta employing individuals with disabilities.
Julie Taube, MS, RD, LD
Nutrition and exercise have been a constant in Julie’s life. She grew up in a family of health enthusiasts and learned the value of healthy food and exercise at an early age. However, this was not her original career path. She worked in the radio industry for several years. Her desire to pursue nutrition was sparked by a personal bout with hyponatremia (an electrolyte imbalance). It occurred during the AVON Breast Cancer 3-day walk in 2000. After a frightening 24 hours in the emergency room, she recovered from the incident and realized that even though she considered herself "healthy", there was more to learn about nutrition. She knew that with this education she could help herself, her family, and other people lead healthier and happier lives.
Julie retired from radio and went on to pursue her Master’s degree in nutrition from Georgia State University. As a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, Julie counsels clients in the metro Atlanta area and gives nutrition lectures to public and private companies in Georgia. She specializes in weight loss, prenatal and postpartum nutrition, bariatrics, celiac disease, diabetes, sports nutrition, and cardiovascular wellness. She is a certified American College of Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Instructor. Julie is a marathon runner, triathlete, and indoor cycling instructor.
Our board of directors is deeply committed to the mission and vision of the Adult Disability Medical Home:
KAREN ASHTON – Karen became a stay-at-home mom since moving to Atlanta in 2000 from Australia. Karen and her husband have two grown children. Karen’s son, Grant, was diagnosed with Autism at a young age. His care and development became a very important aspect of her life. He attended some great schools and has achieved more than we thought possible and is currently in a college program. Her daughter, Emma, has recently graduated as an occupational therapist. Karen enjoys event planning and continues to provide expertise in ADMH fundraising efforts.
BRUCE LINDEMANN, PHD – Bruce is retired from GA Pacific, Greater Atlanta Area; Vice-Chair of the DD Advisory Council of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities; DD Advisory Committee for the Jewish Family and Career Services. He is an adjunct professor at the business school at Kennesaw State University. He served on the DeKalb County Regional Board and as a Board member for the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, is a graduate of the Partners in Policymaking program and Leadership DeKalb. Bruce and Ellen are proud parents of three adult children including Carla, who has CP.
ELISE McEACHERN (Board Chair) – Elise is a Senior Vice President of Bank of America; Certified Treasury Professional” through Association of Financial Professionals in 1995 and currently maintains this designation. Elise has held several leadership positions as part of booster clubs and actively participated in fundraising for the Elaine Clark Center. Elise is mom to Jenna and Ross, who has Down syndrome. Ross will be attending Kennesaw State University in the Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Program. She loves outdoor sports including hiking.
JOSHUA NORRIS, J.D. – Josh has recently joined the ADMH Board. He is an experienced attorney and currently has a Disability rights litigation practice focused on the representation of children and adults with disabilities to ensure access to home and community-based supports and services. Practice is focused on litigation under the Medicaid Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. His has vast experience in serving disadvantage children and adults with disabilities and has been with the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Georgia Advocacy Office.
RICHARD PEASE (Secretary) – Richard is father of an adult son with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He has served on numerous boards and committees including the Fulton County Commission on Disability Affairs, Lekotek, the Chastain therapeutic riding program, All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD), and assistance with his sons’ non-profit, The Kyle Pease Foundation. He is Founder and Owner of Brek Management, Inc.
RADHA PILLA (Treasurer) – Born and raised in India, Radha has a B.S. in Statistics and M.S in Computer Science from Mumbai. She came to the USA in 1991 and has been a resident of Gwinnett County since 1998. She is the proud mother of three beautiful daughters. Radha is a Vice President of Information Technology at Bank of America. She is a 2007 Graduate of Partners in Policy Making and a 2013 Graduate of Leadership Gwinnett. She has been a board member on various Non-Profit Organizations ADMH, AADD, CLD, Georgia Micro-boards. She was on State Advisory Panel for 6 years, was a chair for one year. Having a daughter with Down syndrome and autism has given her experience working with educators, practitioners, and policy makers to navigate education, service and support systems for children with special needs. The experience gained has enabled her to help other families navigate these systems as well as empower them to have a vision for their child's future.
JEFFREY (JEFF) REZNIK, MD – Jeff formerly served as Medical Co-Director of ADMH. He has now begun a new Family Practice group in the Brookhaven area and is affiliated with Northside Hospital. He serves as a Family Physician Champion for Health Care Transition. Jeff has special interests in treating patients with special needs and their families and has expertise in the areas of cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and autism. He and his wife, Jodie, enjoy spending time with their young children, Spencer and Hazel.
LISA REISMAN, MSN CNP - Lisa is the owner/administrator of Complete Care at Home. She is a registered nurse practitioner by training. Lisa and her company serve as a provider with the DBHDD for community services, personal care and skilled nursing. Lisa is on the board of directors for SPADD, Service Providers Association for Developmental Disabilities. Lisa’s husband, Dr. Gerald Reisman, is a pediatrician in Dunwoody.
ANDREA VIDELEFSKY, MD (Medical and Research Director) – Dr. Videlefsky is a Family Practice Physician of Urban Family Practice Associates, an active member of Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group and serves as a Family Physician Champion for Healthcare Transition. She is dedicated to serving patients through the patient-centered medical home model. She has a special interest and expertise in treating teens and adults with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities. She is an active member and leader of the medical research team and serves as a Principal Investigator on our ADMH research initiatives. She is involved in a non-profit organization focusing on philanthropy and social justice. She received the 2016 Turner Community Leadership Award. Andi and her husband Neill, have 3 adult children Ilana, Joshua, and Karin.
AMANDA WESTHEIMER (Fundraising Chair) – Amanda is retired as an IT specialist for which we are fortunate to utilize her expertise.. She is an active volunteer for Friendship Circle of Atlanta and for Habima Theater. She and her husband Danny love to travel and are so proud of their adult daughters, Natasha and Samantha. Amanda has chaired our Fundraising Committee and uses her expertise to make our events a success.
RITA WILLIAMS, MSN, APRN (Board Co-Chair) - Rita is well connected to the community and is a past president of the DSAA and has a long history of volunteering for Special Olympics both in Georgia and South Carolina. Rita is a nurse practitioner and works as an independent contractor for Health Stats and focuses her work in Roswell. Her daughter, Donna, has made ADMH her medical home. Donna is an entrepreneur and creates cards with her friend, Jenna Quigley. Rita’s son is in medical school and her older daughter and son-in-law have a one-year old daughter.