Announcing our 2019-2020 Emerging Leaders Interns!

August 23, 2019

AUCD is committed to providing leadership opportunities to help trainees advance their marketable skills, all while empowering the Emerging Leaders Community to make a positive impact on the local, state, and national level.

We are pleased to announce the selection of two (2) AUCD Emerging Leaders Interns for the 2019-2020 training year. These individuals will serve as visible ambassadors to the broader AUCD network, interacting with AUCD staff at all levels and the AUCD Board of Directors' Emerging Leaders Representative.

Meghan Breheney

Picture of MeghanMeghan Breheney is very excited to be one of the 2019-2020 AUCD Emerging Leaders Interns. Meghan is currently completing her third year of a Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship the Children's Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at The Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, NY. She is a LEND Fellow and Maternal Child Health Bureau long-term trainee. Meghan received her Medical Degree from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 2014 and completed a residency in General Pediatrics at Mount Sinai Hospital in 2016.

On a day-to-day basis, Meghan provides developmental evaluations as well as on going family center care to children with developmental disabilities in the Bronx. In addition Meghan's current research focuses on the early identification of developmental delays in children with severe and chronic medical conditions. She also oversees and teaches pediatric residents and medical students who rotate through the center. In her free time, Meghan enjoys running in Central Park, hiking in upstate New York and trying as many of New York City's Restaurants as she can.

Jazmin Burns

Picture of JazminJazmin Burns is AUCD's Communications and Engagement Emerging Leader Intern for 2019-2020. She is currently working as a Postdoctoral Scholar Fellow in the LEND program at the UC Davis MIND Institute. Jazmin graduated from Alliant International University - Sacramento in May 2019 with her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. She has been a part of the UC Davis MIND Institute and UC Davis Health System serving in many different roles since 2012. Her passion includes working with individuals who have neurodevelopmental disabilities and/or experienced trauma. Her passion also includes learning more about mental health policy and advocacy so that she can further support and empower families who feel as though they do not have a voice. Jazmin's dream is to continue to work at the UC Davis MIND Institute as a clinical psychologist, while simultaneously starting a private practice to serve underrepresented populations who have neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental health needs. In her free time, Jazmin enjoys traveling, cooking, eating, singing, watching movies/TV, playing videogames, and spending time with her husband and three cats. This is Jazmin's first year being a part of AUCD and she is very excited about what this year will bring!

Additional information on AUCD Emerging Leaders Interns can be found here. If you have any questions or need additional clarification, please contact Christine liao at cliao@aucd.org or 240-821-9462.