Our eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic Team is multidisciplinary and includes providers who have significant expertise and truly understand X&Y chromosome variations. Our team includes:
“Dr. T” is a Developmental Pediatrician and the Founder and Director of the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic. She has seen more than a thousand patients with all varieties of X&Y chromosome variations during her tenure. She often spends several hours with families, and sometimes over two separate appointments.
Susan Howell is a board-certified Genetic Counselor and she serves as the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic, Clinic and Research Coordinator. She provides prenatal genetic counseling and serves as the initial contact for families coming to clinic. She can address general questions and concerns about the conditions, make recommendations for evaluations, and facilitate getting you ready to be seen in our clinic.
Dr. Wilson is a child psychologist with a special interest in children with genetic disorders including X&Y chromosome variations, Fragile X syndrome and 22q deletion.
Dr. Villagomez is a child psychologist with specialized training in development and genetic disorders, including sex chromosome variations and fragile X syndrome.
Syd Martin is an occupational therapist specializing in pediatric neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders.
Jackie has worked as a speech-language pathologist at Children’s Hospital Colorado since 1975 and currently serves as the Diagnostic Coordinator for Speech Pathology at Children’s Colorado.
Dr. Janusz is a board certified clinical neuropsychologist with expertise in the neuropsychological features of genetic disorders including X&Y variations, neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis, and 22q11 deletion syndrome. She also works with children who have other neurologic conditions.
Dr. Davis is a Pediatric Endocrinologist in the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic and co-director of the eXtraOrdinary Kids Turner Syndrome Clinic. She has had the opportunity to help care for children with X&Y chromosome variations since 2004 and values being a part of the care team in the eXtraordinarY Kids Clinic.
Dr. Davis is also passionate about conducting meaningful clinical research that will make a difference in the lives of children with X&Y chromosome variations. She is currently funded by the NIH and leads studies for boys with XXY and adolescent girls with Turner syndrome.
Dr. Thompson is a nationally certified school psychologist with a special interest in neurodevelopmental and genetic disorders.
After working as a psychologist in the public schools for five years, she returned to the University of Denver where she earned her doctorate in child, family, and school psychology with a focus on research methods. While there, she also taught graduate level coursework in special education and low incidence disabilities. She holds a certificate for early childhood school psychology with specialized training in the assessment of young children and ecological interventions aimed at supporting families and improving developmental outcomes.
Dr. Thompson’s research interests are focused on enhancing quality of life and promoting psychological thriving for children with developmental differences.
Dr. Swenson is a postdoctoral fellow with the eXtraordinarY kids clinic with training in fetal development and environmental exposures in pregnancy. She received her PhD in Integrative Physiology and her MPH in maternal and child health from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. As a researcher, Dr. Swenson is excited to understand different aspects of how chromosomal variations affect development, and to work with kids and their families to better understand how these changes will affect kids in the long term.
Alexa Carl, MPH
Alexa Carl is a study coordinator for the INSIGHTS and GALAXY Registries. She received her B.S. in Neurobiology and Life Sciences Communication from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and her Masters in Public Health from the University of North Carolina.
She has previous experience as a research assistant on a study addressing sugary beverage communication towards parents in the Department of Health Behavior at the University of North Carolina. She is excited to take this experience and be a part of the eXtraOrdinarY kids research team!
Kayla Nocon, MS
Kayla Nocon is a research assistant and study coordinator for the eXtraordinarY Baby research study. She received her B.S. in Biology from University of Denver and her Masters in Biomedical Sciences from Regis University. She first became involved in research as an undergraduate research assistant in 2019 and joined the eXtraordinarY Baby Study as an intern in 2021.
She has previous experience as a laboratory research assistant in an ecology lab studying the evolution of species interactions at the University of Denver. She is excited to be working with infant participants, rather than being in a laboratory setting, and be part of the eXtraordinarY kids research team!