David Cattell-Gordon

Position: Planning, Design and Innovation Specialist, ThredEx

David Cattell-Gordon is the Planning, Design and Innovation Specialist for ThredEx.  After 30 years at the University of Virginia where I served as Director of Telehealth, Director of Rural Network Development as well as an Instructor in the School of Public Health Sciences and the School of Nursing, I formed a consultative partnership in 2019, Thread Ex LLC.

The mission of our organization is to help design and implement technological, clinical and educational innovations for vulnerable and isolated populations. This includes our expertise with the developmentally disabled, transgender/non-binary populations and individuals in congregate living environments including long term care and correctional facilities.

David was co-founder of the Healthy Appalachia Institute at UVA-Wise, a public health institute serving Virginia and Central Appalachia as well as co-founder of the Virginia Institute of Autism, an applied behavioral school, support program and research organization that has a focus on telehealth applications for people with developmental disabilities.

David was born and raised in the coalfields of Southeastern West Virginia, holds a degree in social psychology and advanced degrees in divinity and social work from Davidson College, Columbia University’s Union Theological Seminary and the City University of New York’s Hunter College. David also holds a certification in executive leadership from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.