Dr Joelle van Lent

Dr. Joelle van Lent is a licensed psychologist with over 25 years of experience working with children, families, and child serving agencies.  Dr. van Lent has expertise as a therapist, clinician, evaluator, consultant, and trainer.  Her work focuses on child and adolescent mental health, family therapy, trauma, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Dr. van Lent’s approach is geared toward fostering resilience and creating communities that support healthy development.  She is currently in private practice based in the northwestern part of Vermont and works across the state with schools and agencies.

Dr. Jacqui Kelleher

Dr. Jacqui Kelleher (she/her) is the Executive Director of Vermont Family Network (VFN) whose mission is to empower and support all Vermont children, youth, and families, especially those with disabilities, and special health needs. VFN is also the federally designated Parent Training Information Center, a requirement of the IDEA Part D. Prior to VFN, Dr. Kelleher worked as the State Director of Special Education with the Vermont Agency of Education where she oversaw the implementation of special education policies, practices, and procedures with federal and state laws for districts in the state. Over her 25-year career, Jacqui also served as a teacher, administrator, professor, trainer, consultant, and evaluator. She is the parent of four adult children with disabilities, including autism, ADHD, and generalized anxiety disorder. Jacqui recently collaborated with Vermont Public as a panelist, with her autistic children, on Building Supportive Communities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCwhEaW9-Yw