Employee List

Heather DornHeather Dorn, M.S., BCBA
Director, Boston ABA
Languages spoken: English, French

Heather holds a Master's of Science degree in Human Services specializing in Social Work as well as a graduate certificate in Behavioral Interventions in Autism through the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Heather has experience teaching in public and private school settings, crisis counseling and working as an administrator for non-profits. She holds a BCBA credential and directs the business and personnel operations of Boston ABA.

E-mail: Heather@bostonaba.com

Kathleen IkasaloKathleen Ikasalo, M.S., BCBA, LABA
Clinician
Languages spoken: English

Kathleen received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Northeastern University, and then attended Simmons College where she received her Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). She has been working with children and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities since 2013. Her specific interests include Augmentative Alternative Commmunication (AAC) devices as well as the development of verbal behavior.

E-mail: kathleenbostonaba@gmail.com

Jessica GiannoneJessica Giannone, M.S., BCBA, LABA
Clinician
Languages spoken: English

Jessica received her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Curry College, and has received her master of science degree in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College. Prior to joining the Boston ABA team, Jessica worked as a supervisor overseeing the implementation of direct ABA programming in home and public school settings. Her specific areas of interests include assessments and parent training. Email: Jessicabostonaba@gmail.com



Raul LopezRaul Lopez, M.S., BCBA, LABA
Clinician
Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from Regis College since 2014. Has experience in the healthcare field as a Mental Health Assistant where he has been working with adolescents and adults with mental health disabilities. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis at Regis College.



James PetersJames Peters, M.S., BCBA, LABA
Clinician
Languages spoken: English

James received his Master of Science in Clinical-Behavioral Psychology from Eastern Michigan University in 2001. Since then he has worked with individuals with special needs, including ASD, in a professional capacity. Before coming to Boston ABA he worked in leadership and supervising clinician roles at several area agencies. Prior to Massachusetts James worked for the Indiana State Crisis Team. He has been Board Certified since 2005 and also holds a Massachusetts License in ABA. His interests include parent training, behavioral assessment, and competency based staff training.

E-mail: jimbostonaba@gmail.com

Maureen J LaCerteMaureen J LaCerte, M.S.Ed, BCBA, Certified Special Educator
Clinician
Languages spoken: English

Maureen LaCerte is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst as well as a certified Special Educator, who has worked with children with special needs for over 20 years. She is an accomplished professional who currently acts as a clinical director for the Nashoba Learning Group on a full-time basis. She is currently an adjunct professor at Endicott College-Van Loan Graduate School-Masters Program in Special Education as well. Maureen works for Boston ABA on a part-time basis, overseeing programs and consulting to school districts.

E-mail: Maureen@BostonABA.com

Diane F SandersDiane F Sanders, B.A.
Instructor
Languages spoken: English

Diane has been committed to working with children with exceptional needs for many years. She is a full time employee of the Belmont Public schools, and has worked on a part time basis for Boston ABA since 2006.



Joel WatsonJoel Watson, Certified social studies and special education (mild/moderate),
Therapist
Languages spoken: English

I am currently in my 6th year as a special educator at Chariho Regional High School. I've been with Boston ABA for over five years and I couldn't be happier with both jobs - it never feels like work, no matter what kind of week I'm having. I have over 11 years experience working with students with special needs and I am certified in special education/mild moderate grades 7-12 and social studies 7-12.



Jennifer EspinalJennifer Espinal
ABA Instructor
Languages spoken: English

Jennifer holds a Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Nazareth College of Rochester. She has experience working with individuals across age groups with developmental disabilities in various environments. In addition to her experience using ABA, she also has experience in the field of speech-language pathology.



Jahniah SantiagoJahniah Santiago, BA Public Health
ABA Instructor
Languages spoken: English, Cape Verdean Creole

I am a recent graduate from Regis College with a Bachelorís degree in Public Health and minor in Social Work. I will be attending Boston University to pursue a Masterís degree in Social Work in the fall with a concentration in behavioral therapy. I have experience working as a big sister mentor for the past year and working as a third grade assistant teacher at a charter school in Boston.



Andrea TrachtenbergAndrea Trachtenberg
Office Assistant
Languages spoken: English

Andrea holds a Bachelor's Degree in sociology from Boston College as well as a Master's Degree in fundraising management from Lesley College. In her spare time, she loves listening to music and spending time with her family and friends.

E-mail: bostonabaoffice@gmail.com

Matthew LosavioMatthew Losavio
ABA Therapist
Languages spoken: English



Aaron DuguayAaron Duguay



Sherri Jean RobsonSherri Jean Robson, BA in Pyschology and Sociology from UMass Lowell
ABA Therapist
Languages spoken: English

Sherrijean has been working in the Special Education field for 12 years. She started off at Melmark as a preschool ABA instructor. Sherrijean has completed a Masters Certificate in Family Studies. She has taken a couple of classes enrolled in the Behavioral Intervention in Autism Masters Certificate at UMass Lowell. Took the 40 hour RBT program and passed. Sitting for the MA license soon.



Masumi SuenagaMasumi Suenaga



Katherine ChristopherKatherine Christopher, BA in Business and Communications
ABA Therapist
Languages spoken: English, Spanish

I am a Southern New Hampshire University graduate and have a BA in Business/Communications. I've been working with youth between ages 5-21. I am new to Boston ABA and I'm more than pleased to be a part of the team. I'm currently working on my 4th year with the special education population at a charter school. In my spare time, I enjoy self-care, travelling, eating pizza and being with family and friends!



Sabine BrunacheSabine Brunache



Alexandria GuyAlexandria Guy, RBT
ABA Instructor
Languages spoken: Basic Spanish

Graduated from the University of New Haven with a B'S in Criminal Justice: Forensic Psychology with a Minor in Spanish Language- Latin American History. I enjoy working with children and have over 5 years of experience working with children between 6mo-6yrs with 2 years of working in ABA.



Ketylia FelixKetylia Felix, B.A Lesley University
ABA Instructor
Languages spoken: English, Haitian Creole

I have been working with children with special needs at Boston Public schools for over 10 yrs. I am currently teaching at Cambridge Public schools, looking forward to start my masters in ABA at Endicott College in spring 2019.



Abbey BurkhardtAbbey Burkhardt



Ange WuAnge Wu, B.S. in Behavior and Health
ABA Therapist
Languages spoken: English

Ange is a recent graduate from Boston University. She hopes to become an occupational therapist in the near future and has spent numerous hours at various pediatric clinics working with children with special needs. This past summer, she was a head counselor for a medical camp for children with cancer and their siblings. Ange loves working with children, and is currently an instructional aide at an elementary school.



Nicole McGuigganNicole McGuiggan



Michael McCulloughMichael McCullough
ABA Therapist
Languages spoken: English

Mike is an ABA Therapist who works at Nashoba Learning Group. Mike is currently enrolled in a Masters in Special Education program at Bay Path University.



Catherine PinaCatherine Pina, MEd in Education
ABA Therapist

Masters degree in education. Several years of experience working as a teacher with various age groups and subjects.



Callie ChenCallie Chen
ABA Therapist
Languages spoken: English

Iím a third year undergraduate student at Northeastern University working towards a BS in Psychology. I have worked in ABA for 2 years now. In my free time, I like to try new restaurants, and I also enjoy cooking and baking with my friends.



Andrea ChaseAndrea Chase



Shaquiri MannsShaquiri Manns