Beijing Team

Care Coordination Services

Frangie Yan, B.S.
Client Services Manager
Frangie is from China and has a B.S in Psychology from University of Macau. She holds a National Certification for Mental Health Counseling (level 3) (China). She has also completed the prerequisite certification program at University of Hawaii, Manoa, in the Communication Science and Disorders department and meets the qualifications for speech-language assistant in the US. In addition to the role of Client Services Manager, Frangie serves as a speech-language assistant at LIH Olivia’s Place. Languages: Chinese, English, Cantonese

Joyce Wang, MSc
Clinical Assistant
Joyce Wang obtained her Master of Applied Psychology degree at Bangor University, UK and a Nursing degree in China. She is a licensed mental health counselor and UK-trained support worker. Joyce has more than three years of experience working with clients with learning disability, Huntington’s disease, depression, Down syndrome, autism, obsessive compulsive disorder, and ADHD at health care and rehabilitation centers in the United Kingdom. Joyce is a member of the Chinese American Psychoanalysis Association (CAPA) and has received additional training in various types of psychotherapy. Languages: Mandarin, English

Medical Services

 

Lu Huabao, MD

Vice Medical Director

Dr. Lu has extensive experience assessing children with brain injury, language impairment, and cognitive and behavioral developmental delays. He has special interest in working with children with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, encephalitis, intellectual impairment, and autism spectrum disorder. Before joining LIH Olivia’s Place, Dr. Lu was a Chief Physician at China Rehabilitation Research Center and a member of the Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice editorial board. Dr. Lu earned his medical degree from Capital Medical University in Beijing. Languages: Chinese, English

Susan Cadzow, M.D.

Director of Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics

Dr Susan Cadzow is a Behavioral/ Developmental and General Pediatrician from Australia. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.  She was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Pediatrics) in 2000. Dr. Cadzow completed her internship and residency at Royal Brisbane Hospital in Australia and her specialist pediatric training at Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane.  She undertook advanced pediatric training in the sub-specialty of community pediatrics, with a focus on developmental and behavioral medicine, child advocacy, and infant mental health. She undertook further training in the United Kingdom in developmental pediatrics, neuro-disability, general pediatrics, and child protection.

Dr Cadzow has extensive clinical and teaching experience in the areas of developmental and behavioral pediatrics and general pediatric medicine in addition to leadership roles in mutildisciplinary and interagency teams working with vulnerable and at risk children and families. In Australia, Dr. Cadzow has made many contributions over the years to public health policy at a state and national level.  More recently, Dr. Cadzow has been practicing general and developmental pediatrics for over 5 years in Shanghai, China. Dr. Cadzow is committed to the progress of developmental and behavioral pediatric services in China and to the goal of ensuring quality medical and therapeutic services become accessible to all children with developmental difficulties or neuro-disability.    Language: English

Alan Mease, M.D.

Consulting Pediatrician

Dr. Mease is a board certified (US) general pediatrician with special interest and training in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. He has 40 years of experience as a pediatrician with 13 years of experience practicing in China. He is an adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (US). His clinical practice focuses on behavioral and developmental issues of infants, children, and teens, with special emphasis on designing collaborative care for children with a broad range of special needs. .Language: English

Amy Meng, M.D.
Pediatrician
Dr. Meng obtained her master’s degree in pediatrics at Shanxi Medical University, China. She is a licensed pediatrician and has 6 years of experience working with infants, children, and teens with common childhood diseases. She is in the developmental behavioral pediatric (DBP) training program at LIH Olivia’s Place. Language: Mandarin, English

Hong Nan, R.N.
Nursing Manager
Hong Nan is the Nursing Manager at LIH Olivia’s Place. A registered nurse, she previously worked in pediatric intensive care at AnZhen Hospital and the Pediatric Clinic of Beijing United Family Hospital. Ms. Hong graduated from China Union Medical University Nursing Institution. She has over 13 years of experience working for children and with children. Languages: Chinese, English

Occupational Therapy Services

Eva K. Ma, BSc OT

Occupational Therapist

Eva Ma is an occupational therapist from the US, with more than 20 years of experience in pediatric occupational therapy. She holds a BS in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. Her extensive experience covers early childhood education programs for 3-5 year olds and services for pre-kindergarten through middle school children with disabilities. She has provided interventions in home and day care settings, as well as special education and general education classrooms. Eva has dedicated time to projects around the world for equipment fitting and provisions for children with physical disabilities. Languages: English, Cantonese

Kristi Troutman, OTR/L

Clinical Manager, Occupational Therapist
Kristi is a US-licensed occupational therapist with over 20 years of experience, earning her BS from Elizabethtown College (US) in 1990. She worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, out-patient centers, school systems, and early intervention (birth-3 years). Pediatric therapy has been her sole focus for more than 15 years. Kristi has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, brain injury, blindness, Angelman Syndrome, Noonan Syndrome, ADHD, autism spectrum, selective mutism, and developmental delay. She has had the opportunity to work with children through therapy within the home, integrated and pull out models within the school system, and clinic-based sessions. Kristi utilizes neurodevelopmental, sensory integrative, and psychosocial frames of reference in treatment and has experience with a variety of specialized programs including Handwriting Without Tears and the Alert Program. Language: English

Sorcha Ni Chadhain, Bsc OT
Occupational Therapy Lead, Occupational Therapist
Sorcha is from Galway, Ireland. She received her degree from Trinity College, Dublin and has worked as an occupational therapist for eight years. Sorcha has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, childhood physical and sensory disability, and pediatric primary care services. In her previous role in Ireland, she was involved in the roll out of new services including specialized wheelchair and seating service and school-based OT for children with language disorders. Sorcha was inspired to return to Asia to work full-time after volunteering in a children’s medical and social rehabilitation center in Vietnam in 2011. Languages: English

Emity Lin, OTL (Taiwan),OTR (Hongkong)

Occupational Therapist

Emity is an occupational therapist from Taiwan. She completed her degree of Occupational Therapy and Long Term Care Program at National Taiwan University in 2010. After graduation, she worked in a general hospital in Singapore where she experienced multi-disciplinary teamwork in a multi-cultural environment. She gained further clinical experience with both adults and children in a rehabilitation hospital in Beijing. She has provided intervention to facilitate sensory motor, cognitive, self-care, and social development for children with, but not limited to, cerebral palsy, brain injury, spinal cord injury, development delay, ADHD, autism, and handwriting problems. Emity has done clinical work in several other countries, providing pro-bono therapy services for children with disabilities in India and Cambodia. Language: Mandarin, English

TingTing Yan

Therapy Assistant
TingTing Yan is a graduate of Nanjing Medical University with a major in Rehabilitation Therapy. She has provided interventions for children with a wide variety of diagnoses, including autism and cerebral palsy. Language: Mandarin, English

Physical Therapy Services

Marc Innerhofer, B Phty
Physiotherapist
Marc is a physiotherapist from Austria. He received his degree at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Marc has treated both adults and children, but has spent the majority of his career specializing in pediatric therapy. He has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, ADHD, developmental coordination disorder (DCD), autism, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, Erb’s Palsy, and Down syndrome. Marc regularly volunteers his time to various welfare centers and non-profit organizations, providing expertise and treating children with a wide range of disabilities. Languages: English, Mandarin, German

Speech-Language Services

Chelsey Contillo, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-language Therapy Lead, Speech-language Pathologist
Chelsey is a certified speech-language pathologist from the United States. She obtained a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida in 2010. Chelsey has worked in schools, outpatient, and hospital settings, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams to provide patient-centered care. Her experience includes assessment and treatment of articulation, language, fluency, and feeding disorders. She believes in a multi-sensory, multimodal approach to learning that includes regular communication with a child’s family and caregivers. Languages: English, Spanish

Trish Hull  Bsc ST 

Speech and Language Therapist

Trish is from Australia and has over 14 years of experience treating young children with special focus on developmental delays, autism, early intervention, augmentative and alternative communication, and the use of PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) for speech disorders. She has a Bachelor’s of Speech Pathology from University of Queensland, Australia. Language: English, French

Mira Ma

Therapy Assistant
Speech therapist Mira Ma graduated from ChengDu Sports University. Mira has several prestigious internships at hospitals and the Disabled Persons Federation in Chengdu. She has experience treating children with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and dysphagia. Languages: Chinese, and English

Edna Elisabeth Nyang, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Edna Elisabeth is a certified speech language pathologist from the United States. She is expert in working with patients with articulation, language, and swallowing disorders. In addition to working in private practice, Ms. Nyang spent many years working in rehabilitation and hospital settings providing cognitive communication, feeding, articulation, and language therapy, and consultation to patients ranging from newborns to the geriatric population. In addition to providing direct therapy, Ms. Nyang spent several years serving as a clinical educator to undergraduate and graduate speech pathology students, helping them fulfill their clinical practicum requirements. She has a Master’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from the University of South Florida (US). Language: English

Daniel Peng

Speech and Language Therapist
Mr. Peng obtained a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Medicine from Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine   in 2012. He has a rehabilitation therapist certificate, rehabilitation doctor certificate, and medical college teacher qualification certificate. He completed speech therapist training at the China Rehabilitation Research Center for Hearing and Speech in 2014. He completed his clinical study at Jiamusi University Children’s Rehabilitation Center and completed speech-language therapist teacher training in Shanghai and Guangzhou. Daniel has experience in teaching and clinical work, and has provided both assessment and treatment for children with various diagnoses, including autism, ADHD, and swallowing and eating disorders. His research interests have focused on the development of cognitive and verbal potential of children with cerebral palsy and autistic spectrum disorders. Language: Mandarin, English

Educational and Clinical Psychology Services

Olivia Gavin, Bsc, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Gavin is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist specializing in Pediatric Psychology and is registered with the UK Health & Care Professions Council. She earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology (BSc) at The University of Bath before completing her Clinical Doctorate in Psychology at The University of East Anglia. She has worked for a number of years in the British National Health System, most recently at a Child Development Centre in North East London as part of a multidisciplinary team. Dr. Gavin has extensive experience in assessing developmental conditions including autism spectrum disorders, AD/HD, and learning disabilities. She has worked with children who have a variety of complex emotional and behavioral problems, including anxiety, phobias, depression, self-harm, and eating disorders, as well as developmental disorders and chronic medical conditions.  Dr. Gavin’s area of expertise is in assessing autism spectrum disorders and she has specialist training in diagnostic tools for this purpose.  Language: English

Laura Lofy, MPH, PhD
Psychology Lead, School Psychologist

Dr. Lofy is a licensed school psychologist from the United States. She earned her doctoral degree in 2008 from the University of Minnesota’s School Psychology program. Dr. Lofy also has a master’s degree in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Minnesota.  She is currently pursuing additional training in the areas of play therapy and somatic experiencing in order to provide specialized support to children and adolescents who have had trauma experiences.

Dr. Lofy has worked in a variety of educational and clinical settings. She has experience conducting assessments related to developmental disabilities (e.g., ADHD, autism), intellectual functioning, learning disabilities, and mental health concerns. She also has knowledge and experience in providing support, training, and consultation to children, parents, and teachers related to challenging behavior and a variety of other emotional and learning concerns (e.g., selective mutism, anxiety, autism, ADHD). Language: English, Mandarin

Dr. Beth Rutkowski, MA, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Beth Rutkowski is a Fully Licensed Psychologist from the United States. She has her Doctorate of Psychology her Masters of Arts in Psychology and her Doctoral Certificate of Child and Family Studies from Roosevelt University. Dr. Rutkowski obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Biopsychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Michigan. She is a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), and is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Rutkowski has been a professor at both undergraduate and graduate level college settings, focusing on Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Basic Clinical Skills. Dr. Rutkowski was on the Michigan Governor’s Task Force Mental Health Standards Committee, which defined and regulated quality mental health care for that state’s children and families. Dr. Rutkowski worked with the Detroit Wayne County Mental Health Authorities to assist treatment facilities in becoming capable of treating individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. Dr. Rutkowski was also on the board for the Detroit Parent Network and conducted parent training throughout Detroit. She has worked with youth, families, and adults in outpatient and inpatient settings, with a focus on utilizing evidence-based treatments. Dr. Rutkowski has worked in various multidisciplinary teams comprised of state agencies and medical professionals. She is available for consultation, clinical assessments, child and adolescent therapy, parental and family therapy, addiction counseling, supervision and training. Language: English

Pei San Shum, M ClinPsych
Clinical Psychologist
Pei San earned a Master of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from HELP University, Malaysia. She is a full member of the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (MSCP). Her clinical experience includes conducting psychological assessments for children with behavioral, emotional, and learning concerns and providing psychotherapy for children, adults, and the elderly. Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, she worked as a special education teacher at a learning center for children with special needs. Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Malay

Ru Chi Yang, PhD, LP, HSPP, RPT-S

Psychologist
Dr. Ru Chi Yang earned a Ph. D. from Ganon University (Pennsylvania, US) and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology from State University of New York, Albany. She also holds a B.S. in Nursing from Taiwan. Dr. Yang is a licensed psychologist and US registered play therapist-supervisor. She is also a Taiwan-licensed nurse. Dr. Yang has more than ten years of experience as a psychologist, primarily with children and adolescents who present with learning difficulties, ADHD, ODD, disruptive behaviors, negative attention-seeking behaviors, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, difficulty expressing thoughts/feelings, adjustment issues, grief, parental divorce/separation, low frustration tolerance, anger problems, parenting issues, parent-child relationship problems, trauma, poor decision-making skills, non-compliance behaviors, social skill deficits, relational issues, autism spectrum disorder, and limited coping skills. Dr. Yang provides individual, group, family, and vocational counseling; comprehensive psychological assessments (i.e. cognitive, academic, attention, executive function skills, social, emotional, personality, adaptive, developmental, & behavioral functioning); and crisis intervention/risk assessment. She utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and behavioral therapy approaches. She also incorporates child-centered play therapy, cognitive behavioral play therapy, filial therapy, and child parent relationship therapy intervention in treatment. Dr. Yang is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and graduated from the APT Leadership Academy in 2012. She has served on several APT committees and task forces. She has also previously supervised graduate level clinicians. Languages: English, Mandarin

Learning and Behavior Support Services

Tiffany Johnson, BA      
Learning Support Specialist

Tiffany is an American who graduated from Widener University with dual certified in Elementary Education and Special Education in 2013. She has been teaching Pre-Kindergarten to 5th Grade Students for 6 years. She has 4 years of experience working with students with special needs, including students with severe disabilities and behavioral disorders. Tiffany has training in Applied Behavioral Analysis and is knowledgeable about autism spectrum disorders, as well as interventions, tools, assessments, and strategies to accommodate students with a range of abilities. She has experience modifying lessons to create ideal learning opportunities for each student to help them succeed. Language: English

Pengsi Shen, MA, BCBA

Applied Behavior Analyst/Learning & Behavior Support Specialist
Pengsi Shen holds a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Teachers College, Columbia University (US). She has worked with preschoolers with disabilities in self-contained classrooms assessing students’ repertoires using C-PIRK® and VBDA®, selecting evidence-based programs, and implementing intervention and behavioral plans. She has also worked with early elementary students with and without disabilities in inclusive classroom settings, providing interventions for students who lack certain developmental/social skills using scientific protocols, providing group and class-wide instruction, and implementing both individual and class wide positive behavior plans to facilitate learning and love for learning. Language: Mandarin, English

Ting Ting Alice Chang

Applied Behavior Analysis Assistant

Alice Chang completed a Bachelor of Chinese Literature at Beijing Normal University. She previously worked in Korea as an international Chinese teacher. After returning to China, obtained a Primary Teacher certificate from Beijing Stars & Rain Education Institute for Autism. She has experience in behavioral intervention for autism, and has provided intervention to facilitate sensory motor, cognitive, self-care, and social development for children. Languages: Chinese, English

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