Meet Our Staff

The Lucy Daniels School (LDS) is staffed by compassionate and nurturing teachers with extensive backgrounds in early childhood, child development, and other specialties. Our therapeutic teaching team collaborates closely with our on-site clinical staff.

 Deborah Mugno, Ed.D. | Director of Education and Operations | 919.677.1400 x 130

BS, Special Education, University of Maryland
MS, Education/Reading Disabilities, Johns Hopkins University
Ed.D., Special Education/Leadership, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Mugno worked at LDC from 1996 to 2003 and again from 2010 to the present time. Her areas of special interest and expertise include working with children on the autism spectrum and research on therapeutic dialogue in the classroom.

Jennifer ReidJennifer Reid | Director of the Early School 919.677.1400 x 143

BA, University of Maryland
MA, Early Childhood/Elementary Education, New York University

Ms. Reid began teaching in 2001 and has worked at the Lucy Daniels School since 2005. Her areas of expertise include early intervention and supporting the social and emotional development of children in classroom settings. She is especially interested in helping teachers develop ways to work with children for whom there are social, emotional, or behavioral issues that interfere with their ability to be independent, competent students.


Katherine Bennett | Elementary School Teacher | 919-677-1400

BS, Special Education, University of Maine at Farmington

Ms. Bennett joined the LDS staff in 2019. She holds a State of Maine Special Education Teaching License for K-8. She has several years of experience working with children with austism spectrum disorders and learning disabilities. . Ms. Bennett is passionate about working with students who have behavioral, socia, and emotional needs, to help them grow to reach their potential.

Taylor Dugan | Elementary School Teacher | 919-677-1400

Ms. Dugan has a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Psychology. She spent three years doing community outreach, focusing specifically on literacy development of at risk youth in the WCPSS. Most recently, she spent two years teaching kindergarten. She has a strong interest in behavioral/ social-emotional development and passion to help students become successful in all aspects of education.

HagaJennifer Haga | Kindergarten Teacher | 919-677-1400

Ms. Haga joined LDS in 1999. She has over 25 years of teaching experience, many of which were spent working with children with special needs. She finds great personal reward in helping families overcome obstacles and guiding children to reach their fullest potential.


HallTiffany Hall Elementary School Teacher | 919.677.1400 x 112

BA, Elementary Education, Maryville College
MA, Early Childhood/Special Education, Kansas State

Ms. Hall is the third- and fourth-grade teacher at LDS. Prior to joining LDS as a preschool teacher in 2010, she taught preschool and kindergarten in the public school system. Areas of special interest include early childhood, reading and literacy development, and making modifications in the classroom to support each child’s development as an active and independent learner.

Elizabeth Hampton| Kindergarten Teacher | 919.677.1400

B.S. in Elementary Education, East Carolina University

Ms. Elizabeth Hampton comes to the Lucy Daniels Center with over 17 years of experience working with young children. Many of those years were spent working in Early Intervention as a Developmental Therapist, assisting children with social interaction as well as early learning skills.

Kathy KellyKathy Kelly | Assistant Teacher | 919.677.1400 x 108

Certification in Early Childhood Teaching, State of NC

Ms. Kelly joined LDS in 2006, working with all age levels in the Early School classrooms. She is currently a teacher assistant in the elementary classrooms. During her time with LDS, she earned her early childhood teaching credentials. Prior to joining LDS, Ms. Kelly worked extensively in the business community and provided many years volunteering in Wake County Public School System classrooms. She is passionate about working to help children succeed and make lasting changes.

Renada Liuzzo | Elementary School Teacher | 919.677.1400 x 135

BA, Child Development, Meredith College
MA, General Education and Special Education, Wagner College

Ms. Liuzzo joined LDS in the fall of 2015. She holds a NY State K-6 Teaching License and a K-6 Special Education License. She has spent time researching learning disabilities, focusing specifically on processing disorders, and enjoys creating hands-on and creative ways for children to learn.

Theresa Sterlina | Elementary School Teacher | 919.677.1400 x 135

BA, Child Development, Maria College, Albany
BA, Elementary Education, University of Connecticut

Theresa Sterlina has worked for the Lucy Daniels Center and Lucy Daniels School in various teaching roles since 2001. She started her work with two-year-olds and has had the pleasure of working with all classes up to grade 2. She has also served children and families through our various grant-funded outreach programs (Lucy’s Book Club and SEED – Social Emotional Early Development). Theresa holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from Maria College and a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Connecticut. In her free time she enjoys writing and illustrating children’s books that support social and emotional development.

After School TeacherSavannah Johnson | After-School Program Coordinator | 919.677.1400

Ms. Johnson earned her bachelor’s degree in social work in 2017 at Florida Gulf Coast University and her Masters of Social Work in 2019 from UNC Chapel Hill. She has been working in nonprofits for four years and has experience with after-school leadership for elementary students and nonprofit management.

Clinical Staff/Therapists

Don RosenblittDonald Rosenblitt, M.D. | Executive and Clinical Director | 919.677.1400 x 129 

BA, Princeton University
MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Graduate/former director, UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Education Program

Dr. Rosenblitt is a child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and the founding and current clinical and executive director of the Lucy Daniels Center. He has published, taught, and led workshops on subjects ranging from “Trauma in Early Childhood” and “Aggression in Early Childhood” to “Preparing the Young Child Socially and Emotionally for Elementary School” and “Treatment of Young Children with ADHD.” He has served on numerous local, state and national boards including the NC Psychoanalytic Society, the Center for Emotional and Social Education at Columbia University, and the Young Child Mental Health Initiative in Raleigh.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAllison Ballew, Ph.D. Mental Health Clinician, Family Guidance Service (FGS) | 919.677.1400 x 139

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology/Child and Adolescent Development, University of Tennessee

Dr. Ballew’s doctoral studies emphasized clinical psychology and child and adolescent development. She completed an internship at Vanderbilt University Hospital’s division of child and adolescent psychiatry and had a post-doctoral training in community mental health. She has been working with children and their families sine 2000 and has been at the Lucy Daniels Center since 2007. She enjoys conducting evaluations and providing play and insight-oriented psychotherapy to families from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of experiences and needs.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATeresa Greco, LCSW Mental Health Clinician, Family Guidance Service (FGS) | 919.677.1400 x 154 

BA, Psychology, West Virginia Wesleyan College
MSW, Clinical Social Work, Smith College

Ms. Greco has been a psychotherapist since 2001 and has worked at the Lucy Daniels Center since 2005. Her areas of interest include, but are not limited to, family and parent therapy, childhood anxiety disorders, grief and loss, adoption, and assisting families in coping with developmental disabilities.

MLoreeMargaux Loree, MSW, LCSWA | Mental Health Clinician | 919.677.1400

BA, Elon University
MSW, North Carolina State University

Ms. Loree joined the Lucy Daniels Center in 2017 as a graduate student intern and joined the Family Guidance Services team in September 2018. She has several years experience working in therapeutic foster care and is a qualified professional in case management. Her areas of interest include early childhood development and mental health, childhood trauma, attachment difficulties, and challenges with anxiety and depression.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAshley McCormick, LCSW Mental Health Clinician, Family Guidance Service (FGS) | 919.677.1400 x 145

MSW, Clinical Social Work, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ms. McCormick has been working with Lucy Daniels Center as a clinician in the Family Guidance Service since 2004. Before joining Lucy Daniels Center, she worked with youth involved in the juvenile justice system, with children/teens and parents in an outpatient therapy clinic, and with adults in an inpatient unit. She has also trained with the Psychoanalytic Education Center of the Carolinas.

Sara Mclaughlin Louca, Psy.D. | Mental Health Clinician | 919.677.1400 x 152

BA, Psychology and English/Theater, Bowdoin College
Psy.D., Antioch College
Dr. Louca joined LDC as a clinical psychologist with Family Guidance Service (FGS) in 2012. Her areas of special interest/expertise include loss, grief and trauma.

 OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJamie Miller, Psy.D. Mental Health Clinician, Family Guidance Service (FGS) | 919.677.1400 x 144

BS, Drexel University
MS, Villanova University
Psy.D., Miami Institute of Psychology

Dr. Miller joined the Lucy Daniels Center team in 2007. Her areas of expertise and interest include working with families, children with anxiety, learning issues, ADHD, behavior issues, and emotional reactivity.

Dr. Emily OdjaghianEmily Odjaghian, Psy.D. | Mental Health Clinician, Family Guidance Service (FGS) | 919-677-1400

BA, University of California, Davis
PsyD, Argosy University

Dr. Odjaghian joined the Lucy Daniels Center in 2016 after having spent the last six years working with children and families in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a certification in clinical hypnotherapy and pays special consideration to the body’s expression of emotion. Her areas of interest and expertise include trauma, adoption, blended families, multicultural issues, attachment, and grief/bereavement.

DaphneDaphne Rosenblitt, M.D. Parent Therapist

Dr. Rosenblitt received her training in adult and child psychiatry at Duke University and her analytic training through the Duke-UNC Psychoanalytic Education Program (now Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas), where she is currently on the faculty.  Dr. Rosenblitt has a private practice of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in Durham.