Meet The Team

Lauren Kenworthy

Lauren Kenworthy

Lauren Kenworthy, PhD, is Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and Director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Health System

Monica Werner

Monica Werner

Monica Adler Werner, MA specializes in program development, executive function interventions in autism and parent coaching and support. 

Lynn Cannon

Lynn Cannon

Lynn Cannon, M.Ed is a social learning specialist at The Ivymount School and The Maddux School. Ms. Cannon received her M.ED in Special Education from the University of Virginia.

Katie Alexander

Katie C. Alexander

 Katie C. Alexander, OTD, MS, OTR/L is an occupational therapist and clinician-researcher. Dr. Alexander received her BS, post-professional masters and doctorate from the University of Kansas Medical Center. 

John Strang

John F. Strang

John F. Strang, PsyD, is a clinical neuropsychologist in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Hospital. He is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine at George Washington University.

Laura Anthony

Laura Gutermuth Anthony

Laura Gutermuth Anthony, PhD, Professor, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at the Children’s Hospital Colorado

Cara Pugliese

Cara Pugliese

Cara Pugliese, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine, and a clinical psychologist at the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children’s National Hospital.