Anissa Ryland

arylandAnissa Ryland is the Director for The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Anissa began her career in the field of non-profit organizations in New Orleans, where she helped organize benefits featuring local as well as nationally known musicians. Relocating to Washington, DC, she served as the Director of an organization working with business leaders to raise critical funding for an inner-city group that provides affordable housing, job training, child care, and health care for low-income families.

Her son was diagnosed with autism after the family moved to Texas, and she and her husband began researching all aspects of the disorder. They started their child on an intensive education and behavioral program, and traveled around the country learning more appropriate intervention and support.

Prior to joining us, Anissa worked as the Director of Development and served on the Board of Directors of a Dallas, TX school for early intervention for children with autism. In addition to her extensive experience in the non-profit field, as the Director at JCCHD, Anissa brings her experience as a parent of three children to bear on a matter that is close to her heart.

Dr. Jana Rundle

Jana Rundle, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist offering professional psychological services at The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development in Austin, Texas.  After completing her doctoral work at California School of Professional Psychology in San Diego, she moved to Austin, Texas, in order to continue to provide psychological services in her home state.  She is trained in psychological and neuropsychological assessment, administering and interpreting tests that provide information about an individual’s cognitive functioning, attention and memory, gross and fine motor development, language and reading skills, visual-spatial functioning, executive functioning, and emotional and personality development. She also has years of training providing individual and group therapy for adults and adolescents, providing play therapy for children, and in facilitating social skills groups for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Dr. Rundle’s therapeutic style is person-centered and insight-oriented. She collaborates with each client to determine the best treatment plan for him/her. She believes that one of the most important agents of change is the alliance that one has with his/her therapist. Her warm and engaging style helps her create a comfortable atmosphere for clients so that they can begin to feel better. Her areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, trauma, relationship concerns, play therapy with children, and intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Jennifer McNew

A graduate of East Carolina University with a background in Nutrition & Psychology, Jennifer’s passion is to empower & bring healing to people in challenging circumstances. Her career in the non-profit industry began at the North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services, where she worked to educate the public & policymakers about the dangers of toxic chemical releases. As a fierce advocate for disadvantaged populations, Jenn has worked to connect homeless teenagers with supportive community resources; taught yoga to individuals with developmental disabilities as a 200hr certified instructor; and participated in multiple fundraising events for non-profit organizations around North Carolina, New York & Texas.

Her belief that no single path is right for every individual has made Jenn a natural fit for the multi-disciplinary approach of The Johnson Center. Her work here includes coordinating & providing oversight of all administrative operations; maintaining billing of all medical, diagnostic, counseling & ABA services; and assisting in the planning of community events. When not in the office, she can be found exploring new cities, hiking or biking the great outdoors, and attending cultural events throughout Austin.