Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Cecilia Melo-Romie

Statewide Spanish Outreach Coordinator, Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
Staff - UCEDD

Contact Info

Phone
(615) 875-9850

Email
cecilia.melo-romie@vanderbilt.edu

Address
539 Medical Arts Building

Website

http://www.familypathfinder.org

Cecilia Melo-Romie

Overview

Cecilia Melo-Romie provides bilingual services to individuals with intellectual disabilities and their legal representatives throughout Tennessee. She furnishes information about Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (DIDD) resources, and she helps individuals and families access, interpret, and complete applications for services. Melo-Romie works with other Pathfinder staff to identify community-based services, supports, and providers for families. She provides training for family support coordinators and DIDD staff, as well as document translation and interpreter services. Melo-Romie updates and verifies agency information in the statewide Camino Seguro Bilingual Database, and she identifies bilingual providers throughout Tennessee. She is also responsible for increasing public awareness of the Hispanic Outreach program through news media and networking activities.