Dr. Robert Gordon and Associates Staff

Dr. Robert Gordon

Emily Carruthers

Valerie Cook

Dr. Edward Cozza  

Dr. Angela Denny

Stephanie Flood




Robert L. Gordon

Robert L. Gordon, Ph.D. has been in practice for more than 100 years.

Valerie E Cook, M.Ed. received her Bachelors in Human Ecology in 1998 and her Masters in Education from The Ohio State University in 1999.  She has been working with children with autism and related developmental disabilities since 1998, when she began working in this office.  She has worked in a variety home and school settings. She currently provides individual counseling, evaluations, and social skills groups under the supervision of Dr. Gordon.  She enjoys reading and staying active with her kids.  

Jeffrey H.Siegel LISW-S received his Masters of Social Work from The Ohio State University and has earned the Licensed Independent Social worker with Supervisor designation. Additionally, he holds degrees in music and education. His area of concentration is working with developmental and intellectual disabilities, but Jeff’s counseling experience includes individual, couple, and group therapy. His experience encompasses counseling for anger management, addictions, relationship skills, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and paranoia in both typical and developmentally disabled clients. Jeff was the program coordinator from 2007 - 2018 at "Aspirations," a social skills training program for higher-functioning teens and adults on the Autism Spectrum based at The Nisonger Center. 

     Before Jeff became a social worker, he was a Cantor ministering to congregants in addition to functioning as an educator, and Youth Director in various communities around the United States and Canada. He has won several awards for his youth work and honorable mentor of the year in 2008 for his work with the Nisonger Center E-mentoring program at Nisonger center. 

     Jeff has worked with the Columbus Jewish community Intellectually Disabled population teaching about Jewish culture. Jeff loves to create and sing parodies (he sings in the halls, in the streets, and sparked by a word).  In his spare time he runs a Next Chapter Book Club group, and serves Tacos wearing his rather large Sombrero at Columbus Torah Academy on Taco day. (he is known as the Taco man)! It goes without saying that time spent with his grandchildren is always cherished.

Paige Markward received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The Ohio State University in 2004. She obtained a Master of Science in Education degree in School Psychology from the University of Dayton in 2006. Her graduate thesis focused on teaching self-advocacy skills to high school students with specific learning disabilities to provide for better outcomes in the post-secondary setting. In 2008, she received an Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of Dayton. She has been a Nationally Certified School Psychologist since 2008. She was trained in the educational identification and clinical diagnosis of Autism and Autism Spectrum Disorders by the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2008. She has worked in a local public school district as a school psychologist since 2008, specializing in working with preschool children with special needs and the educational identification of Autism and additionally works in the elementary and middle school settings. Paige has been completing evaluations in the private practice setting since 2010.

     She specializes in assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Specific Learning Disorder. Paige enjoys baking, fitness, comedy, and fashion. 

Dr. Jamie Hall

Dr. Meg Hiss

Paige Markward

Ebony Merchant

Jeffrey Siegel

Dr. Terra Vajcner

Nichole Williams

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