Meet the HDCC Clinic Team

Our Healthy Development Community Clinic (HDCC) team is an interprofessional collaboration between faculty and students from the programs of Child and Adolescent Development, Speech-Language Pathology, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling.

Faculty Co-Directors

Cara Maffini

Dr. Cara Maffini

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Dr. Cara Maffini is an Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Development with expertise in counseling psychology, trauma-informed care, and culturally-responsive approaches to healing and healthy development.

Matthew Capriotti

Dr. Matthew Capriotti

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Dr. Matthew Capriotti is an Associate Professor of Psychology and licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of mental health and behavioral health challenges in youth.

Nidhi Mahendra

Dr. Nidhi Mahendra

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Dr. Nidhi Mahendra is a Professor and a certified bilingual speech-language pathologist with expertise in cognitive-communication disorders, clinical program development, bilingualism, and health disparities.

Student Assistants

Our student assistants have academic, fieldwork, and professional experience in child and adolescent development, communicative disorders and sciences, and psychology.

Elizabeth Carrasco

Elizabeth Carrasco - Nieto

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Graduate Student, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Liliana Sanchez Coronado

Liliana Sanchez Coronado

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Graduate Student, Communicative Disorders & Sciences

Cheyenne Grant

Cheyenne Grant

she/her

Graduate Student, Child and Adolescent Development

Krist Ryono

Krist Ryono

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Graduate Student, Child and Adolescent Development

Alina Aupatham

Alina Aupatham

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Undergraduate Student Assistant, Major: Psychology, Minor: Forensic Studies

Arianna DeRosa

Arianna DeRosa

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Undergraduate Student, Major: Psychology, Minors: Child and Adolescent Development & Atypical Child Studies

Tiffany Nguyen

Tiffany Nguyen

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Undergraduate Student, Major: Child and Adolescent Development