ADDA College Committee Members
Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC (Co-Chair)
Director & Founder Leahy Learning
Meghan has a private practice which focuses on problem-solving and success strategies with particular interest in education, counseling, learning disabilities and ADHD. Her work helps students and their families to understand these experiences, their affects inside and outside of the classroom, and the implementation of successful strategies as both modes of prevention and response. She works with individuals ages five through adulthood, providing reading acquisition skills, organizational skills, academic tutoring, test prep, college counseling, communications skills, coaching and cognitive behavioral therapy, all with the goal of helping clients to maneuver successfully to independence in academics and life.
In addition to establishing Leahy Learning, a private practice with locations in Ardmore, PA and Longport, NJ, Meghan has worked as a Clinical Associateat in the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Before founding Leahy Learning, Meghan was a Clinic Director at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes and spent a number of years working as a writer and editor at Flat Iron Publishing in Manhattan. Meghan is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University (BA) and Villanova University (MS).
Roxana is a recent college graduate with a bachelor’s in psychology and aims to pursue a graduate degree in social work. She is very interested in contributing to the College Committee by through advocacy for students in college affected by ADHD and to use social media to reach this population to enhance awareness and education about ADHD.
Dr. Tom Buchanan
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Associate Professor and Acting Department Head
Sociology, Anthropology and Geography
308E Brock hall
Tom Buchanan is thrilled to be the new Chair of the Sociology and Anthropology department at Mount Royal University in Alberta, Canada. He comes directly from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he was an Acting Department Head and associate professor. He received his Ph. D. from the University of Cincinnati in 2002. At Cincinnati, he worked in the Kunz Center for the Study of Work and Family. He obtained his Master’s in Sociology from the University of Mississippi. One of his favorite research projects related to interviewing workers in the catfish farming industry in the Mississippi Delta. Prior to attending graduate school, Tom’s sociological interests were informed by his work with children from abusive and neglectful homes. He is generally interested in the race and gender differences in work and gender role attitudes. Tom’s work has involved examining gender differences in job satisfaction and attitudes relating to pay fairness. Tom’s research also focuses on student adjustment to the university life stage. Tom and a co-author recently published a paper for which they developed a measure helicopter parenting and its impact on well-being. Tom has also examined university faculty attitudes about students with disabilities.
Tom is a married father of 3 children and enjoys getting outside with his family on the weekends. Tom is excited to be on ADDA’s college committee.
Celeste A. Jacque, MD
201 South Livingston Avenue, Suite 1A
Livingston,New Jersey 07039
973-994-1606 ( fax)
Celeste A. Jacque, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Jacque is in private practice in Livingston, New Jersey. The practice is primarily focused on evaluation and psychopharmacology. Dr. Jacque has held faculty positions at Boston University School of Medicine, Columbia University School of Medicine and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine where she has supervised medical students, psychiatric residents and fellows in child psychiatry. Dr Jacque has a longstanding interest in Attention Deficit Disorder and in the early 1990's developed and led the ADHD Monday Clinic at the Bayonne Community Mental Health Center in Bayonne, New Jersey. Dr. Jacque's other clinical interests are in anxiety and affective disorders. She has presented papers on these subjects in New Jersey, Ottawa, Canada and Oslo, Norway.
Dr. Jacque received her BSc. From McGill University in Montreal, Canada, her MD from SUNY-Stony Brook and completed both her psychiatric and child / adolescent psychiatric training at the Boston University Scholl of Medicine. During the 1990's, Dr. Jacque served as an examiner for the board certification examinations in both general and child/adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Jacque has also served as a psychiatrist in the Rutgers, Newark Mental Health Center and The Furman Mental Health at Barnard College.
Wael M.Y. Mohamed, MD, MS, PhD
Assistant Lecturer of Psychopharmacology
Menoufiya Faculty of Medicine, EGYPT
The Pennsylvania State University, USA
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Wael graduated from Menoufiya Faculty of Medicine in Egypt with an MD. He graduated from Penn State University with a PhD, emphasis on basic neuroscience (developing animal models for ADHD) and clinical neuroscience (treating kids affected by ADHD as well as psychological consultation for patients with various psychological disorders).
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD NCC LMHC
7301 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 205A
Boca Raton, Florida 33433
Office: (561) 212-8595; Fax: (561) 544-8860
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Dr. Sarkis is the author of four books on adult ADHD, including "Making the Grade with ADD: A Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder.” She is an adjunct assistant professor at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and is a clinical trials sub-investigator at FAU Schmidt College of Medicine in Boca Raton, Florida. She also has a private counseling practice. Dr. Sarkis has been published in the Journal of Attention Disorders and has a blog on Psychology Today and The Huffington Post. She has appeared on CNN, Fox, ABC, and numerous other national and regional TV and radio shows.
Stephanie J. Wroten, MS, RN, LNC
Stephanie J. Wroten, MS, RN, LNC has been a registered nurse for the past 21 years. Her professional nursing experience includes forensic nursing, regulatory compliance, clinical auditing, quality assurance, risks management, long-term care, public health, case management and utilization review, staff development, nursing education, cultural competence education, and outreach.
Mrs. Wroten earned a Master’s in Forensic Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing from La Salle University. She received her Diploma in Nursing from Germantown Hospital and Medical Center School of Nursing. Currently, Stephanie works as a Nurse Investigator for the State of New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller-Division of Medicaid Fraud.
A native Philadelphian, Stephanie resides in Oreland, Pennsylvania with her husband, Charles and sons, Charles and Elijah. Her family believes in enhancing people’s lives through service. They are active members of their church community. Her most important assets are her family and friends. Stephanie is the proud parent of a son with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Her goal is to educate families, educators, and health professional regarding ADHD. Stephanie would like to communicate the challenges of raising a family when a child is challenged by a disability and she aspires to improve the educational journey of individuals challenged with ADHD. She believes that there is a cure for health care and educational disparities particularly those affecting person’s with ADHD. She knows that living a life that includes service helps to implement change especially in disadvantaged communities.