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Specialist Panel

J.T. Leavell, MD - Clinical Faculty Lead

J.T. Leavell, MD, recently retired as 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 (retired)

JT Leavell

Thomas Patterson, MD - Clinical Faculty Lead

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 Full Circle Health. 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

Clinical Faculty Lead - Pediatrician, Full Circle Health, Boise

Thomas Patterson

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

Elena Harlan Drewel, PhD

Elena Harlan Drewel is a pediatric neuropsychologist at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in Meridian. Prior to moving to Idaho, she was a clinical assistant professor at an autism center in Missouri. She completed her doctoral degree in clinical child psychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia and her fellowship training in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities. She routinely evaluates children and adolescents for autism spectrum disorders and assists with their treatment planning.

Elena Harlan Drewel, PhD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist, St. Luke's Children's Hospital, Meridian

Elena Harlan Drewel

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, Meridian

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

Physical Address:

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

Phone: 208-364-4072

Fax: 208-364-3178

Email: echoidaho@uidaho.edu