NAC is headed by four licensed psychologists with extensive training and experience in neuropsychology.
Mary F. Lazar, PsyD, is the director of NAC. Dr. Lazar is a pediatric neuropsychologist and certified school psychologist who specializes in the assessment of children with learning disabilities, ADHD, and a range of neurological disorders, including traumatic brain injury, brain tumor, and epilepsy. She practiced for nearly seven years at the Children's Seashore House of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where she was the director of inpatient neuropsychology services. Prior to assuming the directorship of NAC, Dr. Lazar divided her time between a private practice and a teaching position at the IGCP. She graduated from Widener's doctoral program in Clinical Psychology in 1990, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the Children's Hospital, Boston/Harvard Medical School.
Wendy M. Sarkisian, PsyD, is the Assistant Director of NAC. A graduate of Widener's doctoral program, she completed her postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at a private practice in Bryn Mawr, PA. As a pediatric neuropsychologist and certified school psychologist, Dr. Sarkisian's training has focused primarily on assessment of children and adolescents with ADHD and learning disabilities.
Staff psychologist Kami Marchese, PsyD, is a graduate of Widener's doctoral program. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at a private practice in Bryn Mawr, PA. Dr. Marchese's training has focused primarily on assessment of adult and geriatric populations. She also has a background in health psychology and treatment issues.
Staff psychologist Kenneth Goldberg, PsyD, is an assistant professor of psychology at Widener's Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, as well as the director of the Institute's neuropsychology track. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Goldberg has active research initiatives with a primary focus on learning disabilities. He is the president of the Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society, and maintains an active private practice.
Also on staff are practicum students and predoctoral interns of the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology's doctoral program, as well as undergraduate students. Along with the provision of psychological services, training the next generation of neuropsychologists is a major goal of the center.