Wendy Newby, Ph.D., Director
Wendy Newby, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the director of The Levin Center and serves on the Board of Directors of this nonprofit organization. She received her B.S. degree from Cornell University and her M.Ed. in Special Education from North Carolina State University. In 1996 she received her doctorate in psychology from that institution. From 1983 to 2000, she coordinated services in a university-based diagnostic assessment center and taught educational assessment practices to graduate students.
From 2000-2018, Dr. Newby served first as the director of faculty resources for inclusive instruction and then as a dean in the Office for Undergraduate Education of Emory College in Atlanta. In this capacity, she worked closely with students experiencing difficulties with transition to college and those diagnosed with learning, social-emotional and attention issues.
Dr. Newby’s special interest is in supporting students as they transition from middle to high school and high school to college, recognizing that each transition requires new skills, strategies and habits of mind. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading and being with family. Dr. Newby is a member of the American Psychological Association and the North Carolina Psychological Association.
Juliana S. Bloom, Ph.D., Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Juliana S. Bloom, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist and pediatric neuropsychologist based in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Bloom currently provides assessment, therapy, and consultation services.
Dr. Bloom received her B.A. summa cum laude from Emory University and her Masters of Education and doctoral degrees from the University of Georgia. While at UGA, she conducted clinical research on the neurobiological basis of dyslexia and ADHD.
Dr. Bloom completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she worked with children and adolescents with complex medical and neurological illnesses, including stroke, epilepsy, brain tumors, cancer, and traumatic brain injury, among others.
Dr. Bloom’s areas of clinical interest include dyslexia, ADHD, neuropsychological outcome and school re-entry following acquired brain injury and medical illness, medical traumatic stress in patients and families, and pediatric stroke. She is the author of seven peer reviewed journal articles, five invited book chapters, and more than 40 conference presentations. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the International Neuropsychological Society. She loves spending her free time with her husband and two children.
Martin P. Levin, Founder
Martin P. Levin’s generosity led to the development of The Levin Center, a nonprofit organization to support individuals of all ages who have learning challenges. The Levin Center philosophy of service is based on his love of learning and his respect for those who continue to seek to grow through learning. Martin Levin was a teacher, administrator, author, publisher and lawyer at different times in his life. At the age of 97, he continued to have an active legal practice, to teach, and to publish books based on his long experience in management. He served on the Board of Trustees of The Levin Center until his death in 2016.