Hi, my name is Amber Anderson and I am the Early Intervention Director for Universal MH/DD/SAS. I have worked with children and their families for over fourteen years. The past six years, I have been directly involved with our Early Intervention Program. I have a Bachelor of Science in Child Development. My past jobs as a More at Four Teacher, Child Care Provider and Targeted Case Manager have given me the experience to supervise the Early Intervention program as well as directly provide Community Based Rehabilitation Services (CBRS – Special Instruction). I work directly with each CDSA and the Early Intervention Service Coordinators to ensure that the therapist provided is the best fit for the child and his/her family. If you would like more information on our program or are interested in job possibilities, please contact me at 828-438-0006.
Amber Anderson, BS, ITFS
Amber Anderson, Early Intervention Coordinator
Hello! My name is McKenna Childress. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a B.S. in Psychology in 2019. I am excited to be a part of the Universal team as an Early Intervention Specialist. I look forward to working with children and their families to develop skills that they will use for the rest of their lives.
McKenna Childress BS, ITFS
McKenna Childress, Early Intervention
Hello! My name is Deonta’ Clowney. In 2016 I graduated from Limestone College, receiving my B.S. in Social Work. Since receiving my degree, I’ve worked with people from various ages, backgrounds, and abilities in various settings. I believe the developmental years are the foundation of each individual. The skills learned in infancy continue to build/expand into the toddler stage, childhood, adolescents, and into adulthood. I am very excited to be a part of the Universal family.
Deonta’ Clowney, BSW, ITFS
Deonta' Clowney, Early Intervention
My name is Tiana Eovaldi and I’m excited to be joining Universal as a play therapist! I am very passionate about supporting children and families, not only, because of the momentary reward and relief that early intervention services provide, but also, because of the long-term payouts in reduced risk for crime and delinquency, and better educational and lifetime outcomes. I have a Bachelors from Appalachian State in Child Development: Birth- Kindergarten. I also have a Masters from Appstate with a dual concentration in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Intellectual Disabilities, and a graduate certificate and Autism Spectrum Disorder. I am originally from Honolulu Hawaii and have been in the high country since 2014.
Tiana Eovaldi, Early Intervention
Hello! My name is Chelsea Smith. I graduated from Limestone College in 2014 with a B.A. in Psychology. I played softball while attending Limestone. For the past 3 ½ years, I have been a self-contained Autism teacher at a local elementary school. I am super ecstatic to become part of the Universal team in supporting and engaging with children and their families. I have a great passion for children and love assisting hands-on approaches with children. I cannot wait to undertake goal-teaching and developmental achievements with your child and watching them grow together.
Chelsea Smith, BA, ITFS
Chelsea Smith, Early Intervention