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

Rachel GreeneRachel Greene, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA
Clinician
Languages spoken: English

Rachel holds a Master of Education degree from Bridgewater State University, a graduate certificate in Behavioral Interventions in Autism through the University of Massachusetts Lowell, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and also holds a Massachusetts License in ABA. Since 2004, her experience includes working as a lead teacher for young children with multiple disabilities and working directly with individuals (ages 3-22) with ASD in the school and home settings. Her interests include behavioral assessments, parent and staff training. Email: rachelbostonaba@gmail.com



Kathleen IkasaloKathleen Ikasalo, M.S., BCBA
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



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.



Sheena WoodenSheena Wooden
ABA Instructor
Languages spoken: English

Sheena has been working with adults and children of all ages with autism and developmental disabilities for 10 years. She is currently earning her Bachelors degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education. She has worked in private school, public school and home services. Sheena enjoys working with children!



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

I am currently in my 5th year as a special educator at Chariho 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.



Abhishek RanjanAbhishek Ranjan, BA
ABA Instructor



Amanda DiCieroAmanda DiCiero, BSW
ABA Instructor
Languages spoken: English

Amanda has obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Social Work while taking subsequent classes in education and psychology. Amanda has years of experience working in public and private school environments as well as working with families in a therapeutic environment in their homes. Amanda most recently worked as an ABA specialist in the public school system with children of all ages who had an ASD or multi-handicap diagnosis.



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.



Raul LopezRaul Lopez, B.A. Psychology
ABA Instructor
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.



Sarah SurvellSarah Survell, Studying Psychology at Suffolk University
Boston ABA Therapist
Languages spoken: English

I'm currently majoring in psychology at Suffolk University. I've had years of experience working with children, I've worked with Daycare providers, babysat for multiple families, and I'm also an assistant for the nursery in my church. I'm also currently going through Boston ABA Training to be the best therapist I can be.



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

Kurshan CoxKurshan Cox, N/A
ABA Therapist
Languages spoken: English

I received a BA in Computer Graphics & New Media in 2009 but I have worked in the Human Services field for over 10 years. I am new to Boston ABA, just this past fall. I love the family and client that I work with. I hope to obtain my license as a Registered Behavior Therapist this year. 😊



Ariel YorkAriel York, B.S., Allegheny College
ABA Instructor
Languages spoken: English

Ariel enjoys working with children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other special needs. She finds it rewarding to assist individuals in overcoming obstacles to reach their full potential. She studied psychology and education at Allegheny College where she received her B.S. in Psychology. After discovering her passion for behavioral psychology in undergrad she pursued her M.S. in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College, where she currently attends. She has experience working in preschools, elementary schools, summer camps, and with an adult literacy program. Ariel believes in taking a positive approach to changing behaviors and is privileged she has the opportunity to work with such exceptional individuals.



Aaron DuguayAaron Duguay



Sabrina CongramSabrina Congram
ABA Therapist
Languages spoken: English



Rebecca LosavioRebecca Losavio



Steven RamosSteven Ramos



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 10 years. She started off at Melmark as a preschool ABA instructor. Then moved on to Advances Learning center and taught in many different school systems and also provided home therapy with ABA clients. 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.



Lyn NakashimaLyn Nakashima
ABA Instructor
Languages spoken: English

Lyn is a junior at Boston University Student studying Psychology. Lyn has previously worked with children ranging from 8 months to 13 years old.



Shivani MehtaShivani Mehta
ABA Instructor
Languages spoken: English, Punjabi

Shivani is a junior majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology and minoring in public health at Boston University. She has worked with children, between the ages of 2-7, and young adults with special needs for 13 years teaching integrative skills through the Special Olympics of Seminole County Aquatics and the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program. Shivani has also worked with children in academic and extracurricular settings and is a certified EMT-B.



Masumi SuenagaMasumi Suenaga



Daisy JusteDaisy Juste, BA
ABA Therapist
Languages spoken: English, Haitian Creole

I am a Lesley Graduate for Special Education. I've been working with children with special needs for 5 years. I am currently an inclusion aide at the Match Community Day School. In the future, I plan on going back to school to get my masters for occupational therapist. In my spare time, I love traveling, trying different foods, cooking, and shopping.



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, eating pizza and being with family and friends!



Katlyn PhillipsKatlyn Phillips



Sabine BrunacheSabine Brunache



Kerrin AucoinKerrin Aucoin