Senior Staff

Don RosenblittDonald Rosenblitt, M.D. | Executive and Clinical Director | 919.677.1400 x 129

Dr. Rosenblitt is a child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and the founding and current clinical and executive director of the Lucy Daniels Center. He has published, taught and led workshops on subjects ranging from “Trauma in Early Childhood” and “Aggression in Early Childhood” to “Preparing the Young Child Socially and Emotionally for Elementary School” and “Treatment of Young Children with ADHD.” He has served on numerous local, state and national boards including the NC Psychoanalytic Society, the Center for Emotional and Social Education at Columbia University and the Young Child Mental Health Initiative, Raleigh.

BA, Princeton University
MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Graduate/former director, UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Education Program

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJohn Tisdale, D.Min. | Associate Executive and Clinical Director | 919.677.1400 x 136

Dr. Tisdale joined the Lucy Daniels Center in 2013. A licensed professional counselor, he is an advanced candidate in child and adult psychoanalysis. His expertise includes presenting locally on many topics of interest related to child development and parenting.

BA, High Point University
M.Div., Duke University
D.Min., The Graduate Theological Foundation

Director of Education Dr. Deborah MugnoDeborah Mugno, Ed.D. | Director of Education and Operations | 919.677.1400 x 130

Dr. Mugno worked at LCD from 1996 to 2003 and again from 2010 to the present time. Her areas of special interest and expertise include  working with children on the autism spectrum and research on therapeutic dialogue in the classroom.

BS, Special Education, University of Maryland
MS, Education/Reading Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University
Ed.D., Special Education/Leadership, Johns Hopkins University

Early School Director Jennifer Reid Jennifer Reid | Director of Early School  | 919.677.1400 x 143

Ms. Reid has been teaching and working with children since 2000. She joined the Lucy Daniels School in 2005 and has taught in the therapeutic preschool, kindergarten, and first grade classrooms. Her areas of interest and expertise include therapeutic teaching and using a psychodynamic understanding of development to help children reach their highest potential as learners and members of a group.

BA, Art History/German, U of Maryland
MA, Early Childhood/Elementary Education, New York University

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEllen Fort | Director of Development and Communications | 919.677.1400 x 120

Ms. Fort has more than 25 years of development and communications experience in the corporate and nonprofit sector, most recently serving as the director of corporate and foundation giving for the North Carolina Symphony. A native of Nashville, TN., she has worked at the Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem, Salem Academy and College and The Arts Council of Winston-Salem, all in Winston-Salem, and has held positions with SAFEchild, First Citizens Bank and Rex Healthcare in Raleigh. She belongs to the Agnes Scott Alumnae Association and the Junior League of Raleigh.

BA, English/Creative Writing, Agnes Scott College

Evelyn McCauleyEvelyn McCauley | Associate Director of Development and Communications | 919.795-1455

Ms. McCauley joined Lucy Daniels in 2016 from a successful career as a graphic designer, with a background in marketing, print/web design and project management for ad agencies, design firms and in-house design offices, and for such industries as technology and manufacturing, health care, educational institutions, the arts, and many small and startup businesses.  She has worked with the North Carolina Symphony, is a long-standing arts supporter, board member and advocate, volunteers with several groups in the area, and is an accomplished performing artist.

BFA in Communication (graphic) Design, Kutztown University
Web Master Certificate, NCSU
MALS and Certificate in Non-Profit Management, UNC-G


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKelly Bruscia | Administrative Assistant | 919.677.1400 x 131

Ms. Bruscia joined the Lucy Daniels Center in 2014 bringing with her a wealth of administrative and early childhood education  experience. Prior to her career at the Lucy Daniels Center, she worked at the YMCA and Montessori School.

BA, English, U of North Florida

marilyn-staff-photo-9-of-1Marilyn Farrell | Program Consultant | 919.677.1400 x 106

Ms. Farrell was a therapeutic teacher in the preschool classroom at the Lucy Daniels School from 1997 – 2003. She returned to the Lucy Daniels School in 2011 and became a Certified Psychoanalytic Educator in 2014. She recently became a Program Consultant for the Lucy Daniels Center, assisting staff in 41 Head Start and Early Head Start classrooms in three counties, helping them better support the social and emotional development of the children in their care.

BS, Early Childhood Education, Mt. Olive College
AS, Art with a focus in Photography, Colorado Institute of Art

Seinna Means | Administrator, Family Guidance Service (FGS) | 919.677.1400 x 147

Ms. Means joined the Lucy Daniels Center staff in 2007 as the Family Guidance Service Administrator. She brings more than 16 years of healthcare and administrative management experience to her role.



Patti WiltPatti Wilt | Office Manager | 919.677.1400 x 104

Ms. Wilt joined the Lucy Daniels Center team in 2006. During her time with LDC she has worked with the Family Guidance Service; served as development assistant in the office of development and communications; and currently works as the office manager.


Clinical Staff/Family Guidance Service (FGS)

Allison BallewAllison Ballew, Ph.D. | Mental Health Clinician | 919.677.1400 x 139

Dr. Ballew’s doctoral studies emphasized clinical psychology and child and adolescent development. She completed an internship at Vanderbilt University Hospital’s division of child and adolescent psychiatry and had a post-doctoral training in community mental health. She has more than 10 years of experience working with children and their families, including seven here at the Lucy Daniels Center.

Ph.D., University of Tennessee

Sam FlescherSamuel Flescher, LCSW | Mental Health Clinician / 919-677-1400 x 160

Mr. Flescher is a therapist with Family Guidance Service (FGS). He joined the LDC in 2015 and enjoys working with all kinds of children.

BA, Hampshire College
MSW, Smith College

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATeresa Greco, LCSW | Mental Health Clinician | 919.677.1400 x 154

Ms. Greco has been a psychotherapist with the Lucy Daniels Center for nine years.  She is a graduate of Smith College and has been a child and family therapist in multiple settings for 14 years.  Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, family and parent therapy, childhood anxiety disorders, grief and loss, adoption, and assisting families in coping with developmental disabilities.


Sara Louca McLaughlinSara Mclaughlin Louca, Psy.D. | Mental Health Clinician | 919.677.1400 x 152

Dr. Louca joined LDC as a clinical psychologist with Family Guidance Service (FGS) in 2012. Her areas of special interest/expertise include loss, grief and trauma.
BA, Psychology and English/Theater, Bowdoin College
Psy.D., Antioch College

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAshley McCormick, LCSW | Mental Health Clinician | 919.677.1400 x 145

Ms. McCormick has been working with Lucy Daniels Center as a clinician in the Family Guidance Service for the past 10 years.  Before joining Lucy Daniels Center, she worked with youth involved in the juvenile justice system, with children/teens and parents in an outpatient therapy clinic, and with adults in an inpatient unit.   She has trained with the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas for a number of courses.

MSW, UNC-Chapel Hill

Danielle Maurer, LCSW | Mental Health Clinician | 919.677.1400 x 144

Ms. Maurer joined LDC in January 2018, coming from Lahey Behavioral Services in Salem, MA where she was an outpatient/outreach clinician. Her areas of expertise are in play therapy, family therapy and parent therapy, along with grief/loss, childhood anxiety and depression and attachment-related challenges.

BA, UNC-Wilmington
MSW, Smith College

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJamie Miller, Psy.D. | Mental Health Clinician | 919.677.1400 x 144

Dr. Miller joined the Lucy Daniels Center team in 2007. Her areas of expertise and interest include working with families, children with anxiety, learning issues, ADHD, behavior issues and emotional reactivity.


BS, Drexel University
MS, Villanova University
Psy.D., Miami Institute of Psychology

Emily OdjaghianEmily Odjaghian, PsyD | Mental Health Clinician |  919-677-1400 x157

Dr. Odjaghian joined the Lucy Daniels Center in 2016 after having spent the last six years working with children and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a certification in clinical hypnotherapy and pays special consideration to the body’s expression of emotion. Her areas of interest and expertise include trauma, adoption, blended families, multicultural issues, attachment, and grief/bereavement.

BA, University of California, Davis
PsyD, Argosy University

josie photoJosie Sawyer, MSW, LCSW | Mental Health Clinician | 919.677.1400, ext. 158

Ms. Sawyer joined LDC in 2015. She holds a certification in parent-child interaction therapy (a two-year post-grad rostering program), and her areas of special interest and expertise are childhood trauma and PTSD/anxiety disorders; childhood feeding issues; attachment difficulties; and adoption.

BS, Furman University
Graduate work, UNC-Chapel Hill

Clinical Staff/SecurePath

shoshanaShoshana Funk, MSW | Mental Health Clinician, SecurePath | 919.636.8875

Ms. Funk is a therapist in the SecurePath program. She has been at LDC since January 2015. Her areas of interest and expertise are providing psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults and adolescents; facilitating play therapy with children; and providing home- and community-based clinical and case management services to underserved populations.
BA, Hampshire College
MSW, Smith College School for Social Work

Jennifer GravesJennifer Graves, LCSWA | Mental Health Clinician | 919-357-0725

Ms. Graves is a bilingual Secure Path clinician offering play therapy and relationship oriented parent guidance to English and Spanish speaking children and families in Wake County.  Her areas of special training and interests include working with families and children from infancy through late adolescence, trauma, attachment, and body-based approaches to awareness and healing.  Ms. Graves is certified to facilitate Circle of Security parent groups.

BA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MDiv Duke University
MA Central Michigan University
MSW Smith College School for Social Work

cesiahCesiah Hernandez, Psy.D. | Mental Health Clinician, SecurePath | 919.740.9316

Ms. Hernandez holds a doctorate degree in General Practice Psychology and has extensive experience in working with multicultural children whom suffer from behavioral and emotional problems, mental retardation, as well as children whom fall in the autistic spectrum. She has a wealth of clinical experience leading  therapy groups with clients at risk of hospitalization, and has conducted individual, couple and family therapy.

Alison SilverAlison Silver, LCSW | Mental Health Clinician | 919.623.2305

Ms. Silver joined the Lucy Daniels Center staff as a SecurePath Therapist in November 2009.  She completed a clinical fellowship at the Yale Child Study Center.  Her previous experience includes working with children and families in schools, outpatient clinics and in a residential program.

BS, University of Georgia
Master’s, Clinical Social Work, UNC-Chapel Hill

sarahSarah Stevens, LCSW | Mental Health Clinician | 919.622.4340

Ms. Stevens joined the Lucy Daniels Center staff as a SecurePath therapist in August 2004.  She earned a bachelors degree from Guilford College and a masters degree in clinical social work at UNC-Chapel Hill.  She is bilingual in Spanish and works intensively in the Latino community of Wake County.  Her areas of interest include young child trauma, behavioral and emotional concerns, and developmental disabilities.

BA, Guilford College
MCSW, UNC-Chapel Hill

David_FullerDavid Fuller, M.D. | Parent Therapist

Dr. Fuller is a child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, serving as a parent therapist and a member of the therapeutic team. He completed his training in adult and child psychiatry at Duke University and in adult and child psychoanalysis at the Duke-UNC Psychoanalytic Education Program.


DaphneDaphne Rosenblitt, M.D. | Parent Therapist

Dr. Rosenblitt received her training in adult and child psychiatry at Duke University and her analytic training through the Duke-UNC Psychoanalytic Education Program (now Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas), where she is currently on the faculty.  Dr. Rosenblitt has a private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Durham.



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