Kristin Barbour, M.S. Ed, CCC-SLP, Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (PCET)
Kristin's passion is bringing life-long learning to life and developing independent learners. She is an internationally respected educator and keynote speaker. In addition to being an NILD educational therapist, Kristin is an authorized trainer in the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment Program. Prior to becoming NILD's Executive Director, Kristin was the Director of Discovery Program, Inc (DPI) a community-based organization providing intervention services to students with dyslexia, learning disabilities, and ADHD in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Kristin has also worked as an inpatient speech-language pathologist at Children's Hospital of the Kings Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. Currently, Kristin is a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University in the Mind, Brain, Teaching program.
Allison Jenson, M.A., Professionally Certified Educational Therapist (PCET)
Program Development Manager
Allison is NILD's Program Development Manager. She seeks to impact the lives of all learners through education, and she is committed to equipping classroom teachers and educational therapists with the tools enabling them to unlock the potential in every student. During her 15 years as an educator, she has served as a classroom teacher, mentor teacher, educational therapist, school administrator, and DPI leadership team member. She is a Professionally Certified Educational Therapist and has 10 years of educational therapy experience. She is an instructor for NILD, teaching courses and presenting seminars and workshops nationally and internationally.
Program Operations Manager
Susie Hartung is the Program Operations Manager for the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD). She began her work with NILD in 2004. Prior to working at NILD, Susie worked for 27 years in the medical field. She has been married to Brad for 44 years, has 3 adult children and 4 beautiful grandchildren that she loves spending time with. The love of her life, her 13 year old moderately severe, autistic grandson, Taylor inspires and blesses her every day.