Alicia Westbrook, Ph.D., Director, Mississippi Early Childhood Inclusion Center. Alicia directs the MECIC by ensuring the vision of the program and securing funding. She serves as a member of the PEDS team, LEND faculty, and leads the research efforts of the program. Dr. Westbrook disseminates the program’s activities in national conferences and publications. Dr. Westbrook is an adjunct professor at The University of Southern Mississippi, College of Education and Psychology.