Disciplined, strategic and visionary. Munroe-Meyer Institute leadership continuously strives to be the most knowledgeable within their specialty about disability services and programs, the most proactive, the most forward-thinking, the most compassionate.

Their combined unique skill-sets ensures MMI's research, education, outreach and patient care rank among the best. Together, their experiences and no-nonsense, can-do approach means a better outcome for people with disability in Nebraska.

Meet the Director

Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD

Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD

Director, Munroe-Meyer Institute
Hattie B. Munroe Professor of Psychiatry, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center
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Leadership Council

  • Keith Allen, PhD, BCBA-D
       Director of Academic Affairs; Director of Psychology
  • Jennifer Blackford, PhD
       Director of Research
  • Courtney Burnette, PhD
       Director of Integrated Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (iCASD)
  • Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD
       Director of Munroe-Meyer Institute
  • Amy Nordness, PhD
       Director of Clinical Services; Director of Speech-Language Pathology
  • Matt Stelzer, MBA
       Director of Business Office
  • Melonie Welsh, MS
       Director of Community Engagement


  • Wayne Stuberg, PT, PhD, PCS, FAPTA
    Professor Emeritus

External Support

Additionally, the Munroe-Meyer Institute is guided by the direction of individuals serving on boards and councils.

  • Director's Community Council
  • External Advisory Council
  • Community Advisory Board
  • Philanthropic Supporting Boards

Contact Us

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