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 has extended 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.
Godfrey Mark, M.D.
Dr. Mark hails from the beautiful twin-island republic of Trinidad & Tobago where he completed high school before attending Atlanta’s Morehouse College. Subsequently, he received his MD from Howard University College of Medicine and completed the Georgetown University/Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency program both located in Washington DC.
He has additional board certification in Integrative Holistic Medicine and is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
In addition to swimming and playing basketball, he enjoys spending time with his wife Natalie, and their children Noelle and Ethan. He is also a member of the Greenforest Community Baptist Church.
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.
Rebecca Valdez, BA
Rebecca Valdez serves as the ADMH Administrative Assistant and provides support to our families. She earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Georgia and has experience as a paralegal and as a special education paraprofessional. She dedicated more than two decades to family and community service, raising three children with a variety of challenges including Down syndrome and Crohn’s disease. She is passionate about disability advocacy. Rebecca enjoys spending time with family, gardening (she holds Master Gardener certificates for both Maine and Georgia), Crossfit, reading, and travel.
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 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.
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.
Raynell Washington, LMSW
Raynell Washington serves as the Social Worker on the Adult Disability Medical Healthcare (ADMH) team in partnership with the Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) in the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology at Southeastern Louisiana University and proceeded to earn her Master’s in Social Work at Tulane University. Raynell is a Research Coordinator II at the CLD where she supports a research study evaluating the implementation of Learn the Signs. Act Early. and Talk With Me Baby in Home Visiting settings and assessing the impact these programs have on parent-child interactions and parent knowledge of child development.
Raynell is a Certified PEERS Instructor and 2019-2020 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) Fellow. Raynell also participated in the Association of University Centers on Disability (AUCD) Leadership Academy as an emerging leader in the disability network. Raynell’s goal is to strengthen and increase the capacity of underserved communities and support and include individuals with disabilities and their families in all aspects of life.
Minah Yacher, M.Ed. BCBA
Minah Yacher, M.Ed., BCBA graduated in 2005 with a master’s in education from the University of Georgia. Minah was a public school teacher for fourteen years teaching a variety of disciplines including individuals with Autism, Down syndrome, Intellectual Disabilities, and other areas of disabilities. In 2018 Minah went back and completed her coursework to become a BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, through Clemson University.
Minah serves on the ADMH behavior support team, providing families with advice and guidance for behavioral and educational needs.
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.
SHEILA CARTER, MPA - Sheila is a native Georgian, who's lived in Metro Atlanta since 1991. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Cam and Madi's Promise, Incorporated (CAMP). CAMP is a 501c3 nonprofit established to provide free application assistance to Georgia families applying for the Katie Beckett and NOW/COMP Medicaid waivers on behalf of their children with disabilities. She is the mother of 2 young children, Cameron and Madison, both diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She and her husband Blair live in Marietta, Georgia and also have 2 older sons, Darion and Zavier, who are absolutely adored by their younger brother and sister, Cameron and Madison. In addition to her advocacy work with developmentally disabled and medically fragile children, Sheila is a licensed professional who works with health care providers and case managers serving such vulnerable populations affected by HIV/AIDS, hypertension, cancer and brain injuries by connecting them to the appropriate treatment and other social service programs.
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 attends 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.
MYRNA ORPHAN – Myrna has over 30 years of experience in many areas of marketing including communications, advertising, merchandising and event planning with large, mid-size and start-up companies. She retired from Equifax in 2009 where she served as Senior Vice President of marketing communications. Most recently, she is the founder and principal of Grapes on the Vine Events which plans and executes group trips to the California wine country for corporate and personal groups. For over 15 years, Myrna has also been involved with the High Museum of Art’s wine auction, the largest wine auction to benefit the arts in the country. Additionally, Myrna has been involved as an ADMH volunteer for the past two years.
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.
PAT SATTERFIELD, MCE - is an instructional designer, conference presenter, AT consultant, and workshop instructor. She is currently the Executive Director of Dunamis Educational Foundation. Pat was a home schooling mother of 4 boys who has “taught every grade at least twice”. Pat is a parent of an adult with a disability and was a foster parent of a second. Pat has served as Technology Coordinator for several private school programs serving students with disabilities. Pat holds several degrees: a BS in Biology from William & Mary and a BS from the Medical College of Virginia in Medical Technology. Pat also holds a Master’s degree in Christian Education from the Presbyterian School of Christian Education.
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, Primary Care of Brookhaven, affiliated with Northside Hospital. He continues to serve 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 w 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.
JULIA VERSTEEGH - Julia Versteegh is the Program Director for the Happy Club at the Cowart Family YMCA. She has been volunteering for 26 years with this social program for adults with special needs. Julia leads creative and fun group activities twice a month, manages the calendar, budget, and all logistics for the program. Julia has experience in business development and marketing with experience in telecom, financial services, real estate and commercial building materials. She grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from the University of Georgia. While Julia is not working or volunteering, she enjoys photography, travel, and working out.
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 (DSMIG) 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. Andrea 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 adult children Ilana, Joshua and his wife Brittany, and Karin.
RITA WILLIAMS, MSN, APRN - 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. She works at BrewAble and is an entrepreneur for Just for You CardArt creating cards with her friend, Jenna Quigley. Rita’s son is in medical school and her older daughter and son-in-law have two young daughters.