Program Director (Ages 11-13)

Dr. Goodlin-Jones, a clinical developmental psychologist, is an active member of the MIND Institute’s clinical research teams.  These research teams see a wide range of children with at-risk development and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and fragile X syndrome.  Her focus of research involves sleep patterns in typically developing children and children with autism, developmental delay, and fragile X syndrome. Dr. Goodlin-Jones works closely with several colleagues at the MIND Institute on the early indicators of autism and parent-child interaction patterns in families with fragile X syndrome and autism. She is also a lead clinician on the Social Skills Program.Dr. Goodlin-Jones, a clinical developmental psychologist, is an active member of the MIND Institute’s clinical research teams.  These research teams see a wide range of children with at-risk development and neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and fragile X syndrome.  Her focus of research involves sleep patterns in typically developing children and children with autism, developmental delay, and fragile X syndrome. Dr. Goodlin-Jones works closely with several colleagues at the MIND Institute on the early indicators of autism and parent-child interaction patterns in families with fragile X syndrome and autism. She is also a lead clinician on the Social Skills Program.

Susan Bacalman, L.C.S.W.

Susan Bacalman, LCSWParent Group

Sarah Mahdavi, B.S.

Sarah MahdaviSocial Skills Coordinator
B.S. Neurobiology, Physiology, & Behavior, University of California, Davis, 2015

Sarah is a Junior Specialist at the UC Davis MIND Institute. She assists Dr. Marjorie Solomon in autism research and coordinates the Social Skills Training Program. During her undergraduate studies, Sarah assisted with research involving children with autism, Fragile X, and Down syndrome. Sarah was previously a Child Life Program Student Assistant at the UC Davis MIND Institute. She is a member of the UC Davis Willow Clinic and helps provide preventive health care for the homeless population of Sacramento. Sarah hopes to attend medical school in the future.

Erin Roseborough, CCLS

Erin Roseborough, CCLSProgram Support & Sibling Group

Erin Roseborough is our Certified Child Life Specialist and Volunteer Coordinator.  She attended California State University, Sacramento and received her degree in Child Development.  Erin completed her Child Life Internship with UC Davis Children's Hospital.  She began her career at Methodist Hospital, later working at Shriners Children’s Hospital. She joined the staff of the MIND Institute as its first child life specialist in the fall of 2003.  In 2004 Erin joined the Social Skills team in coordinating day-to-day program processes and developed the Sibling Group Program.  Erin strives to reduce the negative impact of stressful or traumatic life events and situations that affect the development, health and well-being of infants, children, youth and families.