Board of Trustees
Tom Atchley, President
Dr. Bill Hovenden, Vice President
John Zobl, Treasurer
Roger Boyers, Secretary
Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Peter Beddow, Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D)
Dr. Beddow’s background includes lead teacher in a classroom for children with serious emotional and behavior problems at a residential school in Los Angeles, professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis M.Ed. program at Lipscomb University, researcher at Vanderbilt University, assessment consultant for the Department of Education, behavior analyst at a private behavioral health company, and educational and behavioral consultant with the Brown Center. Dr. Beddow holds teaching credentials in general and special education and is certified to teach individuals from Pre-K to high school with and without disabilities. Dr. Beddow received his PhD in Special Education and Educational Phsychology from Vanderbilt University; MA in Special Education from California State University-Los Angeles and his BA in English, Teacher Education from Middlebury College.
Dr. Marcos Cruz, Pediatric Neurologist
C & C Neurological Associates
Dr. Cruz was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He completed his medical training in New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, with pediatric training at the University of Puerto Rico followed by neurology training at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Recently, he completed his Clinical Neurophysiology training at Vanderbilt Medical Center.
Dr. Steve Johnson, Pediatrician
Dr. Johnson received his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at Lloyd Noland Hospital and the University of Alabama-Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a board certified pediatrician and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Johnson serves on the clinical staff at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. Dr. Johnson has a “special interest” in caring for children with disabilities because of his own son who has Autism. Dr. Johnson has committed a portion of his practice to care for children with attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavioral problems, school problems, autism, etc.
Amanda Mouvery, RN, MSN, CPNP
Amanda Mouvery has been a registered nurse since 1996. She worked as a staff nurse in Neonatal Intensive Care for 6 years prior to receiving her advance practice certification in Pediatric Primary Care. She began work as a pediatric nurse practitioner in 2002 in the Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinic at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. In 2005 she transferred to the NICU as a nurse practitioner on the inpatient team as well as the outpatient NICU follow-up clinic. During this time she participated in a large clinical research trial as the primary coordinator. Amanda was promoted to the NICU follow-up clinic coordinator and then later to director of program development. She now works full time in the NICU follow-up clinic providing neurodevelopmental follow-up and is serving as the clinic interim director. In 2013 she helped establish developmental follow-up of children with Congenital Heart Defects. She also serves as a clinical instructor through the Vanderbilt School of Nursing and UT Memphis Health Sciences and is a preceptor to nursing students, medical interns and residents, and to LEND program students.
Dr. Bill Taylor, Pediatric Dentist
Just 4 Kids Teeth
Dr. Taylor attended the School of Dentistry at Emory University, with two additional years of study in pediatric dentistry at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. He holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Pediatric Dentistry and a Master's degree in science. He also completed a one-year fellowship in dentistry for those with special needs. He currently serves as clinical instructor in dentistry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and is a member of one of the two Cranial Facial Anomalies Teams in Tennessee.