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Meet the ABA Centers of America Team

 

We are excited to introduce you to our team at ABA Centers of America. Our dedicated and qualified staff is passionate about working with children and helping them reach their full potential. We provide individualized, evidence-based programs that are tailored to meet the needs of each child and family.

We are confident that our team can provide the best possible care for your loved one, and we welcome you to contact us for more information or to schedule a consultation.

Thank you for considering ABA Centers of America as your provider of choice!

 

Executives

Emily Santagati, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA

Emily Santagati, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA Chief Clinical Officer

Board Certified Behavior Analyst Emily Santagati leads our efforts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. Having earned her Master’s in Education—Applied Behavior Analysis...Read More

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Emily Santagati, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA

Emily Santagati, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA

Chief Clinical Officer

Board Certified Behavior Analyst Emily Santagati leads our efforts in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy. Having earned her Master’s in Education—Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College in Massachusetts, Emily has dedicated her entire career to helping individuals with developmental disabilities achieve their goals. As a client-centered behavior analyst, Emily is passionate about working with families. “I believe in compassionate, client-centered care,” says Emily. “I am simply a teacher helping clients navigate any challenges they face. I believe in working alongside a client and supporting them as they advocate for themselves.”

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Michael Holzum

Michael Holzum Chief People Officer

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Michael Holzum

Michael Holzum

Chief People Officer
Jason Eaves

Jason Eaves Regional Director of Operations, Northeast

As Regional Director of Operations, Jason is at the forefront of building new clinics and finding areas where we can provide best-in-class care to families in need of ABA therapy. ...Read More

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Jason Eaves

Jason Eaves

Regional Director of Operations, Northeast

As Regional Director of Operations, Jason is at the forefront of building new clinics and finding areas where we can provide best-in-class care to families in need of ABA therapy. He works with all clinics and team members to promote their development and ensure our performance standards and operating procedures are consistent and efficient. A former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant, Jason has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Management, and Operations from the University of Texas. Jason has been in the autism treatment field for almost 10 years and has opened more than 13 clinics across the country.

Clinical Directors

Brian Tutino, M.S., BCBA, LABA

Brian Tutino, M.S., BCBA, LABA Clinical Director and Director of Adult Services

As Clinical Director for our Bedford, NH region, Brian provides ongoing training, support, supervision, and clinical oversight for BCBAs and RBTs. He is developing our Adult Servic...Read More

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Brian Tutino, M.S., BCBA, LABA

Brian Tutino, M.S., BCBA, LABA

Clinical Director and Director of Adult Services

As Clinical Director for our Bedford, NH region, Brian provides ongoing training, support, supervision, and clinical oversight for BCBAs and RBTs. He is developing our Adult Services Division, where we will help those who have aged out of services. Brian earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Allegheny College and a Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University. In his 10 years in the autism treatment field, Brian has worked in all settings, including clinics, public schools, private schools and in-home services and has worked with people from early intervention through adulthood.

Larissa Fedak, Ed.D. CCC-SLP BCBA-D

Larissa Fedak, Ed.D. CCC-SLP BCBA-D Clinical Director

As Clinical Director for our New Hampshire location, Larissa is responsible for empowering our team of BCBAs and RBTs to deliver excellent ABA therapy services. She also develops a...Read More

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Larissa Fedak, Ed.D. CCC-SLP BCBA-D

Larissa Fedak, Ed.D. CCC-SLP BCBA-D

Clinical Director

As Clinical Director for our New Hampshire location, Larissa is responsible for empowering our team of BCBAs and RBTs to deliver excellent ABA therapy services. She also develops and runs our parent/caregiver training programs, where she helps parents find ways to communicate with their children. Larissa is a dual-certified Board Certified Behavior Analyst–Doctoral and a speech-language pathologist, as well as a certified teacher. She earned her Doctorate in Intellectual Disabilities and Autism from Columbia University and has dedicated the past 20 years to working with individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities and their families.

Executive Directors

Sarah Glidden, RBT

Sarah Glidden, RBT Executive Director

As Executive Director of our New Hampshire center, Sarah Glidden works with our families to ensure they receive the best treatment, which includes developing and maintaining a happ...Read More

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Sarah Glidden, RBT

Sarah Glidden, RBT

Executive Director

As Executive Director of our New Hampshire center, Sarah Glidden works with our families to ensure they receive the best treatment, which includes developing and maintaining a happy and healthy workplace for our team members. Having been our Lead RBT, Sarah developed a passion for leadership and transitioned into her current role. She is a Registered Behavior Technician and spent several years coaching athletes for the Special Olympics.

Fernanda Ohannessian, RBT

Fernanda Ohannessian, RBT Executive Director

As Executive Director of our Wellesley clinic, Fernanda collaborates with the clinic team to create a safe, fun, diverse, and dynamic environment for our clients. A native of Brazi...Read More

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Fernanda Ohannessian, RBT

Fernanda Ohannessian, RBT

Executive Director

As Executive Director of our Wellesley clinic, Fernanda collaborates with the clinic team to create a safe, fun, diverse, and dynamic environment for our clients. A native of Brazil, where she studied nursing, Fernanda has a Bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and administration and is finishing her Master’s in psychology with a focus on behavior analysis. Fernanda is a Registered Behavior Technician and previously worked as a preschool teacher in a well-established, nationwide preschool program.

Training & Growth

Janelle Guarino, M.S., BCBA, LABA

Janelle Guarino, M.S., BCBA, LABA Assistant Director of Training

Janelle is responsible for conducting trainings, attending conferences, analyzing our professional development programs, and ensuring clinical standards remain up to date. She earn...Read More

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Janelle Guarino, M.S., BCBA, LABA

Janelle Guarino, M.S., BCBA, LABA

Assistant Director of Training

Janelle is responsible for conducting trainings, attending conferences, analyzing our professional development programs, and ensuring clinical standards remain up to date. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northeastern University and her Master's in Behavior Analysis from Simmons University. Janelle has worked as a behavior analyst in various director roles, including schools, home-based services, and center-based services and has been in the field since 2011

Julie Bazinet, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA

Julie Bazinet, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA Corporate Director of Training & Growth

As Director of Training and Growth, Julie manages the performance and develops the behavioral skills of our team members. She developed a new, officially recognized training course...Read More

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Julie Bazinet, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA

Julie Bazinet, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA

Corporate Director of Training & Growth

As Director of Training and Growth, Julie manages the performance and develops the behavioral skills of our team members. She developed a new, officially recognized training course for Registered Behavior Technicians, specifically for ABA Centers of America. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst, she earned a Master’s degree in Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Massachusetts. Julie regularly speaks on behavioral skills training at national conferences for organizations such as the Association for Behavioral Analysis International and the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts.

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Our Mission

The mission of ABA Centers of America is to provide clients and their families with individualized and comprehensive care, helping to navigate the social, emotional, communication, and daily living challenges experienced by those with autism.

Autism Therapy Session

Our Mission

The mission of ABA Centers of America is to provide clients and their families with individualized and comprehensive care, helping to navigate the social, emotional, communication, and daily living challenges experienced by those with autism.