Chief Program Officer offering outstanding program development, communication and cross-cultural team management skills. High-energy, results-oriented leader with an hands on approach.
Quality Assurance & Improvement
06/2012 - 02/2014
Arrow Child & Family Ministries, Tangram School － Baltimore, MDProgram Consultant
work with program staff in development of autism program; new program added onto existing program serving students with ED; assist in developing policies and procedures; provide staff training; assist with development of IEP goals and behavior support plans for students; weekly phone conferences to support school principal.
07/2016 - Current
Eden Autism Services － Princeton, NJChief Program OfficerThe
primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership, supervision,
oversight, and management of Eden's programs and services which includes Adult
Services (Residential, Day & Employment); The Eden School; Extended Day
Program (EDP); Extended School Year (ESY – Eden at Crossroads summer camp; and
DCF/DDD Respite services. The CPO is also responsible for ensuring that all
programs and services are in compliance with applicable accreditation standards
(e.g. NCASES) and regulatory requirements of relevant funding agencies (e.g.
DOE, DDD, DCF, and DOL). Responsible for overall budget management. The CPO is a critical member of the Senior Executive Team
07/2015 - 07/2016
Eden Autism Services － Princeton, NJManaging Director of Education The
primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership, direction, and
oversight for all programs dedicated to serving school-age students from preschool
(age 3) to high school (age 21) including The Eden School, Extended Day and Respite
for Children. This position serves as the educational leader and administrator
of The Eden School and its corresponding after-school program (Extended Day).
The Managing Director is responsible for developing an annual program plan including
instruction, performance, technology and other areas of special emphasis. In
addition, this position selects and assigns staff of the educational program
and ensures compliance with New Jersey Department of Education (DOE). The Managing
Director is also a member of the Senior
Executive Team (SET), and acts as a liaison between the School, staff,
students and parents, interpreting policies, the School program, activities,
etc. in accordance with the legal, financial, and organizational
05/2012 - 08/2015
Eden Autism Services － Princeton, NJ ABA Consultant and Therapist
oversee & Implement IEP goals; parent training; track student data; troubleshoot goals with other therapists; worked with students ages 2-18 with multiple diagnosis; quarterly report writing and meetings.
02/2008 - 07/2015
Eden Autism Services － Princeton, NJDirector of Educational Services
oversight and supervision of classrooms (73 students ages 3-21) and 80 staff; ensure all principles of Applied Behavior Analysis are carried out; oversight of generation of IEP goals and meetings for students; help with creation and implementation of behavior support programs; conduct all intakes and the interview process for all new students and families; development and management of school's $5.5 million budget; implementation of strategic planning for the school; supervise home program coordinator and review all generated reports; maintain NJ Department of Education roster; ensure compliance with DOE regulations; continue to maintain NCASES accreditation; enforce personnel policies; founding member for Health and Safety committee; participation in Quality Assurance Committee- dealing with Risk Management; work with child study teams regarding placement and monitor all student progress; ensure quality and consistency across all programs through observation and evaluation; participation in Behavior Support Committee.
02/2005 - 02/2008
Eden Autism Services － Princeton, NJAssistant Director of Educational Services
Supervision of classrooms (8) and staff (50); responsible for communication between child study teams, parents and bus companies; assist with oversight of generating IEP goals and meetings for students; help with creation and implementation of behavior reduction programs; assist with intake and interview process of all new students and families; interviewing and hiring of staff for all positions; responsible for set-up and running of Wawa Education and Retreat Center located in Chaplin, CT including: budgeting, hiring of staff , chairing Steering Committee, planning of all summer activities, conducting intakes of new students, meeting with families, ensure compliance with all Department of Health/Youth Camp regulations; Liaison between Eden and ASAH; APA Coordinator.
07/2004 - 02/2005
Eden Autism － Princeton, NJAssistant Director of Family Support Services
Responsible for running after school program and Respite programs; Supervised over 50 staff; Manage respite hours, tracking forms and respite workers for 115 families;Liaison between DDD and Eden; Creation of IEP goals for all After School Students; Training of all after school staff; Organization and supervision of various respite events; Serve as liaison between Eden Institute and NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities;Coordinator of Wawa Education and Retreat Center.
04/2002 - 07/2004
Eden Autism Servcies － Princeton, NJProgram Coordinator; Middle Childhood
Worked with 11 Students aged 8-13; Creation of IEP goals for all students; Creation and Implementation of behavior reduction programs; Supervised 7 staff; Training for all new staff in program; Organized weekly staff meetings, field trips, community outings; Worked with other coordinators in planning and transition of students to and from Middle Childhood; Completion of APA's for appropriate students;Weekly checks of all data books;Editing of trimester progress reports and summaries; Coordinator of Wawa Education and Retreat Center.
09/2001 - 04/2002
Eden Autism Servcies － Princeton, NJHead Teacher; Prevocational Classroom
Worked with 9 Students aged 13-21; Assist with creation and implementation of IEP goals for students; Assist with training of new staff, serve as mentor; Implementation of behavior reduction programs; Application of teaching through ABA and discrete trial teaching; Responsible for graphing of teaching and behavior rates; Writing of trimester progress reports and summaries.
09/2000 - 09/2001
Eden Autism Services － Princeton, NJ Teaching Assistant
Worked with 9 Students aged 13-21; Assist with creation and implementation of IEP goals for students; Assist with training of new staff; serve as mentor; Implementation of behavior reduction programs; Writing of trimester progress reports and summaries; Application of teaching through ABA and discrete trial; Responsible for graphing of teaching and behavior rates; Support staff for Wawa Education and Retreat Center.
09/1999 - 09/2000
Capital Area Intermediate Unit － Summerdale, PAEducation Paraprofessional
Worked with a four year old child with special needs Use of "floortime" under direction of Dr. Stanley Greenspan; Carried out Early Intervention/IEP goals; collaboration between parents and a team of therapists; generalization of goals in home, community and school settings.
Elizabethtown CollegeElizabethtown, PABachelor of Science: Elementary Education
Rider UniversityLawrenceville, NJMaster of Arts: Special Education
graduated with distinction
Rider UniveristyLawrenceville, NJ Master of Arts: Education Administration
graduated with distinction
Penn State UniversityWorld CampusApplied Behavior Analysis
eligible for BCBA examination
NJ Elementary Education (K-6)
NJ Teacher of the Handicapped
NJ Supervisor Certification
NJ Principal Certificate
Autism, Applied Behavior Analysis, Budgeting and budget development, staff training, personnel development, policies and procedures, Quality Assurance & Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Supervision, Data Analysis and troubleshooting, Curriculum Development,
NAPSEC (National Association of Private Special Education Centers) 2005-Present
NCASES(National Commission for the Accreditation of Special Education Services) commissioner and site reviewer (2009-Present)
Member of NAPSEC conference planning committee (2009-Present)
Chairman of Conference planning committee (January 2013-2016)