Inpatient Program Staff for the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Inpatient Unit Chief, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Margaret Klitzke, DO, is inpatient unit chief of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Bradley Hospital. She is a 1983 graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship training at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Rhode Island Medical Society, where she serves on the Physicians’ Health Committee.  Dr. Klitzke is actively involved in teaching medical students, residents and fellows and has received several teaching awards from the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Kendra Macamaux, LICSW
Lead Clinical Social Worker to Bradley’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Kendra Macamaux, LICSW serves as the Lead Clinical Social Worker to Bradley’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.  Macamaux received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Justice Studies in 2008 and completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2010, both from Rhode Island College.
Macamaux has over 10 years working experience with children and adolescents with Autism and Developmental Disabilities, beginning her career with Bradley in 2005. Macamaux is a member of the Sibling Leadership Network, a national organization dedicated to providing siblings of individuals with disabilities information, support, and tools to advocate for themselves and family members. Additionally, Macamaux has co-facilitated groups with SibLink, a Lifespan affiliated service focused on supporting siblings of children who have developmental, medical, or behavioral diagnoses. 

Lisa Mollo, BSN, RN, NE-BC
Director of Nursing, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Lisa Mollo, BSN, RN, NE-BC is the director of nursing for children’s services and the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Bradley Hospital. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Rhode Island College in 1986. She earned a Master of Arts Degree, concentrating in developmental psychology, from Rhode Island College in 1993. Mollo is board-certified as a nurse executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center and is a certified CPR instructor. She actively participates in evidenced-based and empirical outcome nursing research to promote best practice in patient care. Mollo possesses more than 28 years of successful nursing and management experience in both pediatric medical and psychiatric care settings and has been with Bradley Hospital since 1990.       

Director, Developmental Disorders Genetics Research Program

Eric Morrow received his PhD in genetics and neurodevelopment at Harvard University and his medical degree from the Health Science Training Program at MIT and Harvard Medical School.

During this medical training, Dr. Morrow developed a strong interest in the scientific challenges posed by childhood neuropsychiatric disorders. He conducted further clinical and scientific training in neurology and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Morrow was MGH Rappaport Neuroscience Scholar and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School prior to coming to Brown University as assistant professor, department of molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry.

Most recently, Dr. Morrow was one of 102 recipients of the 2017 Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering—the government’s highest honor for a young scientist. The award was bestowed in recognition of his work on understanding and improving treatments for psychiatric conditions including autism and severe intellectual disability.  President Barack Obama said in the announcement, “These innovators are working to help keep the United States on the cutting edge, showing that federal investments in science lead to advancements that expand our knowledge of the world around us and contribute to our economy.”

 

Chief Psychologist, Inpatient Staff, Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities

Barbara Tylenda, PhD, ABPP serves as chief psychologist to Bradley’s center for autism and developmental disabilities (CADD) and is clinical professor in the department of psychiatry and human behavior (DPHB), division of biology and medicine of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Dr. Tylenda has been a licensed, practicing clinical child psychologist for over 31 years.  She is board certified in the specialization of clinical child and adolescent psychology (ABPP), and is one of only six ABPPs nationwide who have centered a career in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of children and adolescents who present with developmental disabilities (DD) and concomitant psychiatric disorders.

Tylenda received her AB (Summa Cum Laude) in psychology and fine arts (Studio) from the College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts) in 1979, and completed a period of study at the C. G. Jung Institut in Zurich, Switzerland while a Fenwick Scholar.  She obtained her MA and PhD in clinical (child) psychology from Southern Illinois University—Carbondale in 1982 and 1985, respectively.  Tylenda completed her clinical (child) psychology internship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 1985 and remained at Brown for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in DD.

Tylenda’s scholarly work centers on psychological assessment of individuals with intellectual disability (ID), concomitant psychopathology in the DD population, and broader education to the profession and public regarding the psychiatric and psychological challenges of children and adolescents presenting with DD.  

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.