Susan Killmeyer, Ph.D.

National Training Director

As the National Training Director and a member of the Child First Clinical Leadership Team, Dr. Killmeyer provides oversight and direction to all members of the Child First Training Team. In addition, she works collaboratively with the CEO, National Clinical Officer, and State/Regional Clinical Directors to operationalize systems and training procedures for national replication of Child First.

Dr. Killmeyer has spent decades in the service of young children and their families. She participated in the development of a cross-systems project to identify, refer, and treat depressed caregivers of children in a large urban Part C Early Intervention System, developed trainings for early intervention service providers to understand  the unique needs of infants and toddlers in foster care and their families, and most recently conducted research targeting the importance of responsive parenting behaviors to enhance social engagement in children 0-3 at-risk for or who have an autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Killmeyer holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, with specialized content area expertise in Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education. She also possesses a BS in Psychology, and a M.Ed. in Early Intervention, all from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Killmeyer has four grown children, and has recently moved from Pittsburgh, PA to join the Child First team!