Best Wishes, Cathy, Susan, & Krestin!
It is with mixed emotions that we announce the news of three UF CARD staff members who are moving on to new phases in their careers this summer. We are happy to congratulate Cathy Zenko, our Assistant Director, who has accepted a position as Director at FSU CARD in Tallahassee. Cathy has been with us for 15 years and in addition to providing assistance to schools and families, securing additional funding to supplement our increasingly tight budget, and mentoring high school and college students, she also served as CARD’s Training Coordinator and helped to bring us into the digital age. Thanks to Cathy we have a good start to our On-Demand Professional Development library.
We are also happy to announce Susan Hill’s well-deserved retirement. We have worked with Susan for over 20 years in her capacity as a Department of Psychiatry nurse practitioner and were fortunate to have her work part-time at UF CARD over the past 10 years. During this time, Susan has provided valuable assistance to schools and families through visits and screenings. She also created a crucial link to the medical community, training Psychiatry residents who serve our constituents, developing UF CARD’s role at the Adult Psychiatry Clinic, and passing on her knowledge of autism and medications to nurses throughout North Central Florida.
Congratulations also to Krestin Radonovich who is moving to Pittsburgh with her family where she will be continue working in the neuropsychology and autism fields at the Children’s Hospital/University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Over the 8 years that Krestin has been with UF CARD she has performed hundreds of autism screenings for families who have contacted our office.
Thank you, Cathy,Susan, and Krestin, for your many years of dedication and service. We wish you all the best. You will be greatly missed!
We hope to have new personnel on board by the beginning of the school year. We ask for your patience during this transition.