Our Team

Project Creator & Director

Program Manager

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Financial Consultant

Field Manager

Trainer & Lead Observer

District Coordinator

LiiNK Facilitators

Dr. Kathy Cammarata

Dr. Kathy Cammarrata has been involved with the teaching profession for 36 years in several roles. She taught students health and kinesiology both at the elementary and college levels. In addition, Kathy was a public school administrator, where she was a physical education coordinator and a curriculum, instruction, and assessment director. She received her doctorate in curriculum and instruction, and motor development from Texas A & M University, College Station, TX. She has created and conducted presentations at the national, state, and local levels, and therefore brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the team.

Nancy Adler, M.Ed

Nancy Adler works as a LiiNK Field Observer. She has 33 years of teaching experience, primarily in grades K-2. She received her ESL endorsement, served as Kindergarten team leader, and was named Teacher of the Year. Nancy attended Baylor University where she received her BS in Education. She then earned her Masters of Education from Stephen F. Austin. Nancy is excited for the opportunity to contribute to the LiiNK Project.

Valerie Carson

Valerie Carson is a LiiNK Field Observer. She is an experienced elementary educator having served 28 years with Arlington ISD. Valerie received a BS in History followed by a BS in Education from The University of Texas at Arlington. She used her training in ESL, Dyslexia, and G/T to help students be successful in ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Valerie participated in various committees on the school and district levels. She feels privileged to be associated with the LiiNK team and contributing to the continued success of the project.

Dianne Browne

Dianne Browne works as a LiiNK field observer. She is a retired elementary school educator, having taught first grade for 11 years in the Arlington ISD. Dianne earned her Early Childhood Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is certified in ESL and Gifted & Talented, has served as a mentor to teachers-in-training, and has participated on various school/campus committees. Having had the opportunity to help implement the LiiNK Project in her own classroom over her final two years of teaching, Dianne is particularly excited to now be helping bring this important program to other schools.

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Additional Research Team

Dr. Michelle Bauml

TCU College of Education Faculty, Play Consultant

Dr. Michelle Bauml is the Clotilda Winter Professor of Education and an Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning Sciences with an emphasis in social studies education. A former elementary teacher, Dr. Bauml’s research and teaching reflect her beliefs that children need ample opportunities for creative expression, play, and meaningful instruction in today’s schools. She conducts qualitative research aimed at helping teachers navigate professional complexities to make thoughtful, effective curricular and instructional decisions in order to promote student learning.

Dr. Danielle Brimo

TCU School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Attentional Fatigue Specialist

Dr. Danielle Brimo is an assistant professor in the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at TCU. She graduated from Florida State University with her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is a licensed speech-language pathologist. Her teaching focuses on language development and language disorders. Her research interests include assessing and intervening of children’s language and literacy skills. Currently, she is working on developing assessments and an intervention to improve children’s grammar skills.

Dr. Stephanie Jevas

TCU Kinesiology Department, Burnout Consultant

Dr. Stephanie Jevas is the Director for the Athletic Training Program in the Department of Kinesiology at TCU. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Health Education from Texas A&M University, her Masters Degree in Physical Education/Athletic Training from Western Michigan University, and her Doctorate in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Psychological Aspects of Movement from the University of Houston. She worked as an athletic trainer in both the high school and clinical setting for over 10 years before teaching in higher education. Prior to coming to TCU, Stephanie served as the Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX. Her academic interests include psychosocial aspects of athletic injury, burnout in the athletic training profession, and interprofessional practice and education.

Dr. Emily Lund

TCU School of Communication Sciences & Disorders, Attentional Fatigue Specialist

Dr. Emily Lund is an assistant professor in the Davies School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at TCU. She obtained her Ph.D. in Speech and Hearing Science from Vanderbilt University, and is certified (CCC-SLP) as a speech-language pathologist. She teaches on topics concerning teaching speech to the deaf and hard of hearing, speech and hearing science, and aural rehabilitation. Her research interests include spoken and written word learning in children with hearing loss.

Dr. Yan Zhang

TCU Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences, Statistician

Dr. Yan Zhang is an associate professor in the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences at TCU. She obtained her Ph.D. of Health Services Research from Old Dominion University. She teaches graduate courses concerning statistics and research methodology. Her research includes evaluation of health behaviors from national databases such as BRFSS or local projects such as CPRIT funded ABC4WT program as well as designing and assessing health interventions including integrative health approaches.