CADD Partial Treatment Team

Maria S. Regan, LICSW
Clinical Director of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Partial Hospitalization Program at Bradley Hospital

Maria Regan, LICSW, is the clinical director of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Partial Hospitalization Program at Bradley Hospital. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, and her master’s degree in social work from Rhode Island College in Providence. Regan has been a part of the Bradley Hospital team for many years. She has previous experience in the Access Center where she was Kids’ Link RI’s intake coordinator, she worked for Lifespan School Solutions as a treatment team leader/clinician, and was a clinical social worker/supervisor for the Developmental Disabilities Inpatient and School programs. She speaks Portuguese and English.

Olga Resendes, MA/ABA
Senior Psychology Assistant/Behavior Specialist

Olga Resendes, BCaBA, is a senior psychology assistant/behavior specialist for the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) inpatient and CADD partial program. Resendes has 30 years of experience in working with dually diagnosed children and  adolescents who engage in various forms problematic behaviors  (e.g., aggression, self-injury, etc.). Resendes received her bachelors degree in psychology from Rhode Island College. She also holds a BCaBA certificate from Penn State University and is currently pursuing her masters degree in applied behavioral analysis from Ball State University. Resendes has worked at Bradley Hospital on the CADD inpatient program for the past 30 years and has been began splitting her time with the CADD partial program since its inception.

Giulia Righi, PhD
Psychologist

Giulia Righi, PhD, is a psychologist at the Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital, who specializes in working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Dr. Righi is also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Division of Biology and Medicine of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Righi received her doctorate in cognitive sciences from Brown University and completed a clinical respecialization fellowship at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Dr. Righi has a combined background in cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology with an emphasis on developmental disabilities, and is actively involved in treatment and research with this population. Dr. Righi’s research activities are focused on the study of the phenotypic and psychophysiological characteristics of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder, with a specific focus on psychiatric co-morbidities. Dr. Righi is actively involved in a national research project, the Autism and Developmental Disorder Inpatient Research Collaborative (ADDIRC), and a state-wide research project, the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART).

Kehinde Vaz, LICSW
Clinical Social Worker

Kehinde Vaz, LCSW, is a clinical social worker in the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) Partial Hospitalization Program. Vaz has more than 10 years experience in social services and working with individuals with disabilities and their families. Vaz received her masters degree in social work from the University of Georgia. Vaz has been employed with Bradley since 2014. She previously worked United Cerebral Palsy and Jewish Family and Career Services located in Georgia where she managed a residential home and provided in-home therapeutic services for adults with developmental disabilities.

Attending Psychiatrist, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Anastasia (Stacey) Wermert, MD is an attending psychiatrist at Bradley Hospital’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (CADD) inpatient unit. She is board certified in general pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics as well as adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Wermert’s primary clinical interest involves the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities.

Dr. Wermert graduated from Barnard College in 2002 where she received her BA degree in psychology. For the next two years, she worked as a research assistant within the Division of Substance Use Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University Medical Center. She graduated from the Medical College of Georgia with her medical degree (MD) in 2010.  In June 2015, she completed residency and fellowship training through The Alpert Medical School of Brown University's Triple Board Program. During this combined training program, she specialized in general pediatrics, adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.