CTAC


 

Patricia Lennon, RN

Faculty
Email: 
ctac@lsv.uky.edu

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.

Lora Cuckler

Faculty

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.

 

Jennifer Cole, Ph.D., Faculty Associate

Faculty
Email: 
jecole2@uky.edu

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 use, and in particular the intersection of victimization and substance use among youth and young adults. Dr.

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

Faculty

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 Adolescent Psychiatry. Her longstanding interest in intensive psychotherapy led her to complete training as a psychoanalyst, and she has an active clinical practice focusing on long-term psychotherapeutic work with adults and children. Dr.

Adrienne Whitt-Woosley, MSW, LCSW, Associate Director

Faculty
Email: 
alwhit4@uky.edu

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 relationships and understanding and mitigating the impact of trauma.  Ms.

Carlton Craig, Ph.D., Faculty Associate

Faculty

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.

Otto Kaak, M.D., Associate Director

Faculty
Email: 
hokaak@uky.edu

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 Cabinet for Families and Children, with open, substantiated cases of abuse or neglect.

Ginny Sprang, Ph.D, Executive Director

Ginny Sprang
Email: 
sprang@uky.edu

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 sabbatical. Dr.