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Specialist Panel

J.T. Leavell, MD - Clinical Faculty Lead

J.T. Leavell, MD, is the medical director of the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at St. Luke's Children's Hospital. He is a developmental pediatrician who came to Boise in 1999 after completing a Navy career.

For most of his time in Idaho, he has been the state's only full-time developmental pediatrician. Dr. Leavell has been a strong advocate for children with special needs and has been a leader in shaping care for children with autism.

J.T. Leavell, MD

Clinical Faculty Lead - Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician, Medical Director, St. Luke's Children's Hospital, Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

JT Leavell

Christopher Streeter, MD - Clinical Faculty Lead

Christopher Streeter, MD is a child psychiatrist working with young people at St. Luke's Children’s Center for Neurobehavioral Medicine. He has broad experience with individual, family and systems-based neurobehavioral issues. He has a passion for transforming children suffering from mental illness and enjoys seeing his patients recover from adversity, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD and other issues.

Christopher Streeter, MD

Clinical Faculty Lead - Pediatric Psychiatrist, Medical Director, St. Luke's Children's Behavioral Health, Boise

Christopher Streeter

Travis Haase, LCPC

Travis Haase, LCPC, received his Master’s degree in Mental Health from Walden University. Over the last 15 years, he has worked with a variety of mental health agencies across the Treasure Valley to serve children on the autism spectrum and their families. He currently works at the St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital, Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, supporting families, parents, siblings and children with complex neurodiversity. In his spare time, he enjoys being outdoors, boating in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.

Travis Haase, LCPC

Clinical Manager, St. Luke's Children's Hospital, Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Boise

Travis Haase

Hannah Nixon, PsyD, MP

Hannah Nixon completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University where she studied child psychology and multicultural psychology. She also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychopharmacology, making her one of the first psychologists in Idaho to earn prescriptive privileges. Since graduation, Hannah has been performing neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents and recently started a child and adolescent psychiatric medication management program at Big Lake Psychological Services in Coeur d’Alene. In her free time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, cycling, and eating tacos.

Hannah Nixon, PsyD, MP

Clinical Psychologist, Big Lake Psychological Services, Coeur d’Alene

Hannah Nixon

Thomas Patterson, MD

Dr. Patterson grew up in Arizona and attended the University of Arizona for Undergraduate, Medical School and Pediatric Residency. After his residency, he spent 18 years at what is now Saltzer Medical Group. He has taught at the University of Washington School of Medicine and currently enjoys teaching and seeing patients at the Family Medicine Residency of Idaho. Dr. Patterson has served both the local and national chapters of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where he has held several leadership roles throughout his tenure. He enjoys weight training/fitness, hiking, swimming and the outdoors. He is happiest when he is spending time with his wife and three boys.

Thomas Patterson, MD

Pediatrician, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho, Boise

Thomas Patterson

Molly Reider, MA, CCC-SLP, ESDM Certified

Molly Reider, MA, CCC-SLP/L graduated with her Master's degree in Communication Disorders from California State University, Fullerton. Molly has spent her entire career training and collaborating with other disciplines to help families of young children with autism. She has been trained in ADOS assessment, as well as SCERTS, PROMPT, and ESDM methodologies. She currently helps to lead the Early Start Denver Model program at St. Luke's Children's Rehabilitation Center. In her free time she enjoys creative endeavors, cooking and adventures with her family.

Molly Reider, MA, CCC-SLP, ESDM Certified

Pediatric Speech Language Therapist, St. Luke’s Children’s Rehabilitation

Molly Reider

Julie Wittman, MEd, PhD, BCBA

Julie Wittman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst working in an independent practice providing Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy to children with autism. She is also the parent of a 9 year old daughter on the autism spectrum and a neuro-typical 7 year old son. Upon her daughter’s diagnosis, she sought and received a Master’s degree in Special Education at the University of Idaho followed by the Board Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. Julie obtained her ABA training at University of Washington. Outside of work, she enjoys riding 4-wheelers with her family, canning and baking.

Julie Wittman, MEd, PhD, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Parent Advocate, Lewiston

Julie Wittman

Contact Project ECHO

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Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 222
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4698

Fax: 208-364-3178

Email: echoidaho@uidaho.edu