Staff

Kayla Berube

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Staff Psychotherapist
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Kayla Berube graduated from Williams College with a BA in psychology. During her undergraduate studies, she undertook Williams’ neuroscience concentration […]

Tony Bilangino

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Certified Life Coach
BIO
Tony Bilangino is a Certified Executive, Career and Life Coach with over 25 years of experience working with large mission-based […]

Kristin Bodenheimer, MA, BCBA

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Board Certified Behavior Analyst
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Kristin is a board certified and state licensed behavior analyst (BCBA) and has been in the field of applied behavior […]

Chris Bogart, PhD

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Co-Executive Director
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A licensed clinical psychologist who has worked in both the private and public sectors for the past thirty years, Dr. […]

Linda Bolton

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Intake Coordinator
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Linda, Intake Coordinator and all-around go-to person, lives in Westport with her son. She has been with Sasco River Center […]

Ethan Bourque, MS, LPC-A

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Psychotherapist
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Ethan graduated with a BA in Psychology and MS in Counseling. He has spent almost a decade working in schools […]

Gina Bria

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Business Director
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Gina Bria is the Business Director at the Sasco River Center, and is responsible for Financial Planning, Accounting, and Operations. […]

Jo Briggs

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Advanced MFT Clinical Intern
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Jo Briggs holds a BA and LLB from the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), earned her LLM from Boston […]

Melanie Brown, PhD, MSCP

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Senior Psychologist, Licensed
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Melanie Brown, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treatment of children, adolescents, and adults using evidence-based psychotherapies […]

Whitney Buckley, PsyD

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Clinical Psychologist
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Whitney is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in working with children. She spent over 10 years working as a school […]

Natalia Bychkova

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Psychology Assistant
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Natalia has a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology and Applied Developmental Psychology from Moscow Institute of Psychoanalyses, as well as […]

Jen Burke, MA

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School Psychologist
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Jen is a school psychologist who has experience working with children and adolescents. She has worked with a diverse population […]

Rebecca Campbell, LCSW

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Director of Therapy Services
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Rebecca Campbell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience working in both private practice as well as the […]

Yasmin Cole-Lewis, PhD, MPH

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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Yasmin Cole-Lewis, PhD, MPH is a licensed psychologist with experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in various treatment […]

Mykelle Coleman, PhD, NCSP

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Psychology Post Doctoral Fellow
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Mykelle S. Coleman is a post-doctoral fellow at Sasco River Center. She is a nationally and Connecticut state certified school […]

Emily Corwin, MS OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist
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Emily received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from SUNY Geneseo and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy […]

Fernanda Couto, MA, EdM

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Licensed Psychotherapist
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Fernanda is a licensed professional counselor who has extensive experience with children, teenagers and young adults dealing with generalized anxiety, […]

Reaney Critchell

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CMHC Intern
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Reaney Critchell is a longtime resident of Fairfield County where she raised 2 boys with her husband. She has a […]

Grace DeGrado, OTD, OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist
BIO
Grace is a true optimist at heart and her passion for helping children reach their goals has guided her journey […]

Joseph Demers, PhD

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Licensed Psychologist, Certified School
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A Senior Psychologist at the Center with a PhD in School and Child Psychology, Joseph has spent numerous years working […]

Brenna DeStefano, MS OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist
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Brenna received her Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Occupational Therapist from Sacred Heart University’s accelerated program. During […]

Lisa Dobey, PhD, NCSP

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Licensed Psychologist
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Lisa Dobey is a licensed psychologist with over a decade of experience working with children, adolescents, and their parents. Prior […]

Lanae Drachslin, MS

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Psychotherapist Trainee
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Lanae Drachslin as an advanced psychology practicum student at Sasco River Center. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational […]

Sarah Dunn, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

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Behavior Specialist
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Sarah is a Board Certified and state licensed Behavior Analyst (BCBA, LBA), who has been in the field of Applied […]

Raphael Elkind

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EF Coach/Tutor
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With 30 years of experience as an educator, Raphe enjoys helping students set goals and reach their potential as learners, […]

Ellen Fahey, DNP, FNP

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Family Nurse Practitioner
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Ellen Fahey is a board certified family nurse practitioner with her Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree from Columbia University. She […]

Nicole Eskandar, MSEd

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Staff Psychotherapist/School Psychologist
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Nicole specializes in working with children and young adults with Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (e.g. […]

Michael Fanning, LPC

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Licensed Psychotherapist
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Michael Fanning, LPC, is a licensed Professional counselor who works primarily with adolescents who struggle with anger, depression, anxiety, social […]

Laurie Findeisen

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Wellness Educator
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Laurie is a Nutrition and Wellness Educator helping adults and children understand the link between nutrition and brain and body […]

Patricia Finnegan, MA, LMFT-A

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Psychotherapist
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Patricia received her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from the School of Education and Human Development at Fairfield University. […]

Jenai Fitzpatrick, MS ED

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Learning Specialist
BIO
As an Executive Function Coach, Advocate, and Certified School Psychologist, I’ve always wanted to be part of the solution that […]

Suzanne Ford, MS OTR/L

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Supervising OT Therapist
BIO
Suzanne graduated from Manhattanville College in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a double minor in […]

Samantha Gadsden

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Learning Coach/EF Tutor
BIO
With almost 15 years in the classroom as an English, history, and skills teacher in independent schools, Samantha brings her […]

Rich Gallini, PhD

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Licensed Psychologist / Certified School Psychologist
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A licensed psychologist with specialized training in clinical neuropsychology, Rich also worked as a certified school psychologist for 25 years. […]

Daniel Glass, PhD

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Licensed Psychologist , Director of Clinical Training
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Dan received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Psychology from SUNY […]

Kerrin Haas

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Receptionist
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Kerrin Haas graduated from Sacred Heart University with a BS in Psychology and is currently working on her Master’s degree […]

John Hastings

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Psychotherapy Intern
BIO
John comes to the Saco River Center from a varied career background. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with […]

Cheryl Holmes

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Billing and Payments Coordinator
BIO
Cheryl is the Billing and Payments Coordinator and is responsible for the Accounting Operations functions for the Center which includes […]

Melissa Kahn, MS OTR/L

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Co-Executive Director
BIO
As Co-Executive Director of Sasco River Center as well as a registered occupational therapist, Melissa is dedicated to helping children […]

Alison Kelly, MHC

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Psychology Intern
BIO
Alison Kelly completed her Ed.M. in Mental Health Counseling from Fordham University where she is currently a doctoral candidate in […]

Kathy Kravec

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EF and Learning Coach/Life Coach
BIO
Kathy, with over 20 years of experience as both a teacher and administrator at New Canaan Country School, views herself […]

Erin Kresmery, MS OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist
BIO
Erin is a board-certified and state-licensed Occupational Therapist who received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Mercy College in […]

David Kucher

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EF & Learning Coach / Head of Technology
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David Kucher provides Executive Functions and Learning Coaching at Sasco River Center, as well as collaboration on the development and […]

Taylor Kurtz, PsyD

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Psychologist
BIO
Taylor Kurtz has a Doctorate of Psychology in School-Community Psychology from Hofstra University and is a Certified School Psychologist. She […]

Ariane Ladd, MA LMFT

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Psychotherapist and Family Therapist
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Prior to getting her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, Ariane had experience in both the corporate and entertainment […]

Margot LaPointe

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Director of Learning Services
BIO
Margot Henderson LaPointe is a Certified Professional Coach, Executive Function Coach, and tutor who heads the Learning Services Department at […]

Deanna Lindberg, MS OTR/L

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Director of Occupational Therapy
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Deanna’s diverse background fosters her passion in working with multi-disciplinary teams to understand all the factors that make individuals unique. […]

MaryJean MacDonald, PsyD

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Licensed Psychologist
BIO
A licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years experience working with adults, families and children in hospitals, outpatient clinics, schools, and […]

Angelina Macias, MS OTR/L

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Senior Supervising OT
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Angelina demonstrates a passion for pediatric development, feeding therapy, and sensory integration. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health science […]

Gabrielle Marable

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Diagnostic Testing Coordinator
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Gabby graduated from Dominican University with a B.A. in Psychology. She thrives on helping others and offers an empathetic approach […]

Ann McCarthy

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Director of Administration and Operations
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Ann brings more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and for-profit spaces, with proven success in management, strategic […]

Sharon McCloskey, EdD, OTR/L, CTP

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Occupational Therapist
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Dr. Sharon M McCloskey, EdD, MBA, OTR/L, DipCOT, CTP, is a pediatric and mental health occupational therapist. Sharon graduated from […]

Erin Micali, PsyD

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Neuropsychology Post-Doctoral Fellow
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Erin Micali, CHW, Psy.D., is a post-doctoral fellow at Sasco River Center who is specializing in pediatric neuropsychology. Dr. Micali […]

Anna Middleton, MEd

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Learning Specialist
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Anna Middleton is a versatile educator for children and youth with specific learning profiles; specializing in creating individual learning plans […]

Clorinda Moccia, PsyD

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Licensed Psychologist
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Clorinda Moccia earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in children and adolescents from the University of […]

Mandi Morgan, MS

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Advance Graduate Intern MFT
BIO
Mandi Morgan received her BA in Humanities from Pepperdine University and her Masters of Elementary Education from Seton Hall University. […]

Allie Muzzio, MOT, OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist
BIO
A distinguished graduate of Quinnipiac University’s accredited Occupational Therapy Program, Allie holds a dual Bachelor of Science in Health Science […]

Stephanie O’Hara

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Human Resources Manager / SHRM-scp
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Stephanie O’Hara is the Human Resources Manager for the Sasco River Center. She is a senior certified professional in Human […]

Kelly Orsino, MS OTR/L

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Supervising Occupational Therapist
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Kelly graduated from UConn with a BS in Allied Health Sciences and quickly pursued her Masters of Science in Occupational […]

David Porrino, PsyD

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Director of Diagnostic Testing Services
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David Porrino, Psy.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and licensed psychologist who performs neuropsychological and multidisciplinary evaluations with children, adolescents, and […]

Carrie Potoff, LCSW

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Licensed Psychotherapist
BIO
Carrie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who is thrilled to join the Sasco River team! Carrie is a Certified […]

Lynette Prescott, MA LMSW

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Staff Psychotherapist
BIO
Lynette’s professional work with children and families began in the early childhood classrooms of a PreK-9 independent school. She taught […]

Shelly Ransom, MS CCC-SLP

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Speech Language Pathologist
BIO
Shelly Ransom is a speech language pathologist who specializes in working with children who stutter, have pragmatic language difficulties, and/or […]

Aaron Roberto, MD

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Psychiatrist
BIO
Dr. Aaron J. Roberto, M.D. is a dedicated, Board-Certified, Harvard and Yale-trained child, adolescent, and board-certified adult psychiatrist, who serves […]

Carrie Ross, MFT, Certified Parent Coach

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Marital and Family Therapist/Certified Parent Coach
BIO
Carrie Ross, MFT, and bring her expertise and knowledge of relational dynamics to the individuals, couples, and families she works […]

Ethan Rothstein, PhD

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Senior Supervising Psychologist
BIO
A Licensed Psychologist with a degree in Developmental-Clinical Psychology from the University of Maine. He is trained in Cognitive Behavioral […]

Loren Rubino

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Art Therapist
BIO
Loren is an Art Therapist and Mental Health Counselor, MAATC, ATR-P, LPC-A, and is also an Accelerated Resolution Therapist (ART) […]

Madeline Ruffinott, MOT, OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist
BIO
Madeline graduated Magna Cum Laude from Quinnipiac University’s accelerated dual degree Bachelors in Health Science and Master of Occupational Therapy […]

Teresa Salzillo, MS OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist
BIO
Teresa demonstrates a passion for working with children of all ages to develop skills and confidence in their everyday lives. […]

Janet Scanlon, MBA, MA, LPCA

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Psychotherapist
BIO
Janet is a compassionate and active listener, with a client-centered focus. She specializes in a wellness-based approach, including self-care, exercise, […]

Timothy Schmutte, PsyD, MS

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist
BIO
Timothy Schmutte, Psy.D., M.S., is licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. […]

Chelsea Schnorrbusch, PHD

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Pre-Licensed Psychologist
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Chelsea Schnorrbusch, PhD, graduated from the University at Buffalo with her doctorate in Combined Counseling Psychology/School Psychology in 2023. Prior […]

Caroline Segal, PhD

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Licensed Psychologist
BIO
Caroline Segal is a Staff Psychologist at Sasco River Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education Studies and […]

Lindsay Shanahan, MS, OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist
BIO
Lindsay received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Behavior Science with a concentration in Disability Studies from the University of Delaware, […]

Moriah Smith-Bresky, MA, PsyD

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Post Doctoral Fellow
BIO
Moriah Smith-Bresky, MA, Psy.D. graduated from The APA accredited Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2022 with a Clinical Psychology […]

Brittany Stanczuk, PsyD

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Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Early Childhood Specialist
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Brittany Stanczuk is a Licensed Psychologist who earned her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Children and […]

Anne Staudt, MS OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist
BIO
Anne has extensive experience working with children and collaborating with families to help clients develop skills needed to reach their […]

Austin Stokes, PsyD

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Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow
BIO
Austin Stokes, MA, Psy.D., is a post-doctoral fellow at Sasco River Center, and graduated from the APA-accredited Adler University with […]

Stefanie Sussman, MS, CCC-SLP

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Speech & Language Pathologist
BIO
Stefanie Sussman, MS, CCC-SLP offers more than 20 years of experience working with the pediatric population as a licensed Speech […]

Elizabeth Venezia, MS OTR/L

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Occupational Therapist
BIO
Elizabeth attended Sacred Heart University for both undergrad and graduate school. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science, with […]

Hamza Vohra

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Student Intern
BIO
Hamza is a second-year student at Antioch University New England pursuing his doctorate in clinical psychology. He has a deep […]

Brigitte Whitney

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Reading Specialist
BIO
Brigitte Whitney is a remedial reading instructor and has extensive experience working with children with reading difficulties. She has completed […]

Emily Winter, PhD, NCSP

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Licensed Psychologist
BIO
Emily Winter (she/her/hers) is a Connecticut and New York licensed psychologist as well is a nationally and Connecticut state-certified school […]

Christi Zacarola

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Intake Coordinator
BIO
Christi Zacarola is Sasco’s Intake Coordinator. Christi has had in excess of 10 years training with Sasco’s Human Resources as […]

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Angelina Curcio, MS OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Angelina received her Bachelors degree in Health Science with minors in geriatric wellness, psychology, and honors in an accelerated 3-year program at Sacred Heart University. She received early acceptance and pursued her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy at Sacred Heart University as well. During her graduate school experience, Angelina traveled to a small town in Haiti delivering Occupational Therapy services to a broad population of individuals. Angelina completed her Level II Fieldwork rotation at Dynamic Kids in White Plains, New York where she developed an immediate passion for pediatrics and sensory integration.

In addition to working as an Occupational Therapist, Angelina has been providing child care within a renowned gym in Westchester, New York for over 4 years now. Her experience at this facility has helped her develop important interpersonal skills communicating with families and staff in addition to engaging children in a variety of creative activities.

Angelina is excited to bring her strong ambition and enthusiasm to the Sasco River Center team!