CTAC Faculty & Staff


 

Center on Trauma and Children

Ginny Sprang Ginny Sprang, Ph.D, Executive Director

Ginny Sprang, Ph.D., is a Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Sprang served as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Irving Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health during her...

Faculty Otto Kaak, M.D., Associate Director

Dr. Kaak is a Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Social Work at the University of Kentucky, where he has worked since 1972. He is currently an Associate Director of the University's Center on Trauma and Children, and primarily assists in evaluating families, referred by the Courts and...

Faculty Adrienne Whitt-Woosley, MSW, LCSW, Associate Director

Adrienne Whitt-Woosley, MSW, LCSW is the Associate Director of the Center on Trauma and Children and a clinical social worker. Over the past 15 years, Ms. Whitt-Woosley has worked with the children and families of Kentucky and focused her clinical and research efforts on enhancing family...

Faculty Jennifer Cole, Ph.D., Faculty Associate

Jennifer Cole is an assistant professor in the University of Kentucky with appointments in the College of Social Work in the Center on Trauma and Children and in the College of Medicine in the Department of Behavioral Science. Her research interests are in the areas of victimization, substance...

Faculty Carlton Craig, Ph.D., Faculty Associate

Carlton Craig, Ph.D., is a faculty associate of the Center on Trauma and Children. Dr. Craig is an Associate Professor in the College of Social Work. He has served as a Co-PI on a research project that, in collaboration with the Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

Dr. Craig evaluated the mental...

Faculty Debra A. Katz, M.D., Faculty Associate

Dr. Katz is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and past Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She completed residencies and is board certified in four specialties--Pediatrics, Neurology, Psychiatry and Child and...

Faculty Ascienzo Sarah, MSW, LCSW

Sarah Ascienzo, MSW, LCSW, currently works as a research assistant and clinician at the Center on Trauma and Children.  She has over 14 years of experience working with children and families in a variety of roles, including work as a caseworker, forensic interviewer, and clinician. As a...

Faculty Julia Caldwell, Psy.D., LMFT

Julia Caldwell, Psy.D, LMFT, earned her doctoral degree from Spalding University in 2014. Dr. Caldwell completed an APA accredited internship at the Institute for Child and Family Health in Miami, FL. While on internship, Dr. Caldwell received specialized training in Infant Mental Health, and...

Faculty Lora Cuckler

Lora Cuckler is the Office Manager for the Center on Trauma and Children, providing important administrative support functions for many of the center's programs and initiatives.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management.

 

Faculty Josh Fisherkeller, MSW, CSW

Josh Fisherkeller, MSW, CSW, is the Education and Training Manager for the Center On Trauma and Children. He received his Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Kentucky in 2005, and has 11 years of experience working with children and families in Kentucky. As a clinician and...

Faculty Megan Kohler, MSW, CSW

Megan Kohler, MSW, CSW, is a clinician at the Center on Trauma and Children, providing in-depth assessments for at-risk families. Megan completed the Clinical Social Work graduate program at the University of Kentucky in 2014, and previously earned her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural and...

Faculty Patricia Lennon, RN

Patricia Lennon, RN, BSN, is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, WV.  An RN for 32 years, she has experience in many different specialties and settings.  She performs medical record reviews and reports for the Center.

Faculty Andrea Sparrow, MSW, CSW

Andrea Sparrow, MSW, serves as Training Coordinator for the Center on Trauma and Children. Ms. Sparrow received her Master of Social Work from the University of Kentucky. Ms. Sparrow has approximately six years of field experience working with children and their families within a community...