T/TAS
Training & Technical Assistance Services

T/TAS Staff Directory and Bios


Katrina Abadia, BSN, RN

Katrina Abadia, BSN, RN
- Health Specialist

Perry Davis, MBA

Perry Davis, MBA
- Finance & Management Specialist

  • Email: pd11441h@aol.com
  • Specialty Training Fields: Management; Performance Standards; Fiscal; ERSEA; In-kind; Eligibility; Five Year Grants; Facilities
Eric Dupree, MBA

Eric Dupree, MBA
- Management Specialist

  • Email: dupree1952@aol.com
  • Specialty Training Fields: Program Design & Management; Organizational Development; Governance; Human Resources, Strategic Planning; Home-Based; Daily Operations; Monitoring
Robin Gadsden-Dupree, EdD

Robin Gadsden-Dupree, EdD
- Family & Community Partnerships Specialist

  • Email: robin.gadsden-dupree@wku.edu
  • Specialty Training Fields: Program Governance; ERSEA; Parent Involvement; Family Partnership Agreements; Community Partnerships; Eligibility; Family Engagement; Home-Based
Krystal Heinzen Lindsey, JD, BA

Krystal Heinzen Lindsey, JD, BA
- Management Specialist

  • Email: krystal.lindsey@wku.edu
  • Specialty Training Fields: Program Design & Management; Human Resources; Governance; Family Services; Family Partnership Agreements; Conflict Resolution; Transportation Safety; Community Partnerships; Community Assessments
Luis Hernandez, MA

Luis Hernandez, MA
- Early Childhood Education Specialist

  • Email: luiswku@aol.com
  • Specialty Training Fields: Bi-lingual Education; Literacy; Outcomes; Collaboration and Partnerships; Early Childhood Education; Adult Learning
Amy S. Hood, EdD

Amy S. Hood, EdD
- Infant-Toddler Specialist, and CCR&R Director

  • Email: amy.hood@wku.edu
  • Specialty Training Fields: Early Childhood Education; Early Head Start; Playground Design & Safety; Child Care Partnerships; PITC Training Modules; Home-Based
Sherri Meyer, MAE

Sherri Meyer, MAE
- Early Childhood Education Specialist

  • Email: sherri.meyer@wku.edu
  • Specialty Training Fields: Early Childhood Education; Early Head Start; Screening and Assessment; Core Content Academic Areas/Learning Environment/Centers
Paula Mydlenski, MS, RDN, CDN

Paula Mydlenski, MS, RDN, CDN
- Training & Technical Assistance Specialist

  • Email: paulawku@aol.com
  • Specialty Training Fields: Health, Nutrition, Mental Health & Dental; Early Childhood Education; Infant-Toddler; CLASS-Reliable Observer (Preschool & Infant); Adult-Child Interactions and Program for Infant & Toddler Caregiver (PITC) Modules, and I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL)
Marce Verzaro-O'Brien, PhD

Marce Verzaro-O'Brien, PhD
- T/TAS Director

  • Email: mvobrien@aol.com
  • Specialty Training Fields: Management and Organizational Design; Early Childhood; Child Assessment and Outcomes; Grant Writing
J. Christopher Watkins, MA, MBA

J. Christopher Watkins, MA, MBA
- T/TAS Executive Director

  • Email: james.watkins@wku.edu
  • Specialty Training Fields: Management; Performance Standards; Monitoring; Program Assessment; Transportation; Partnership & Contracting; Non-Federal Share; Fiscal; Program Administration; Home-Based; Community Assessment; Five Year Grants

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 Last Modified 8/2/19