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: kathleen@bostonaba.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



Christina CoxChristina Cox, M.S., BCBA, LABA
Clinician
Languages spoken: English

Christina received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Western New England University, where she enjoyed collaborating with the university's ABA research team. Then she received her master of science degree in Behavior Analysis from Simmons University in Boston. Before coming to Boston ABA, Christina worked across a variety of settings, including schools, clinics, and home-based services.

E-mail: Christina@bostonaba.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.



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

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 15 years. She started off at Melmark as a preschool ABA instructor. Over the years she had worked both in the home and in classroom settings.



Nicole McGuigganNicole McGuiggan



Erin DonegheyErin Doneghey



Lauren SwordLauren Sword, RBT (training)
RBT
Languages spoken: English

Lauren Sword is an RBT-in-training. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and graduated magna cum laude. She has completed two service terms with AmeriCorps and the Catholic Volunteer Network. She has gained experience working with kids throughout the years and is excited to apply her educational background to improving their lives. She hopes to help clients and families gain the skills they need to thrive while celebrating neurodiversity and all that they can bring.



Jillian McCordJillian McCord, History Teacher
Behavior Technician
Languages spoken: English

I am a History Teacher at Methuen High School. I work with Freshmen students of all levels. I am excited to work with more students on a variety of skills.



Jacob LascanoJacob Lascano, B.S in CSD, M.S in CSD (ongoing)
Behavior Analyst Technician
Languages spoken: English (fluent), Spanish (somewhat fluent)

Currently a Communication Science and Disorders Graduate student at Northeastern University hoping to immerse myself in all that is ABA here at Boston ABA. It is my hope that with my background as a nurse's assistant, research coordinator, and Behavior Analyst Technician I will continue to develop as a well-rounded graduate clinician and deliver a phenomenal plan of care for any patient/client I may encounter!



Tiyana PortisTiyana Portis