Our team of ABA professionals includes licensed BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) who are proficient in developing naturalistic teaching programs to help develop play skills, social skills and communication of our clients. The BCBAs are supported by energetic and expertly trained Behavior Therapists who have a passion for teaching and providing a supportive learning environment! The company is led by a doctorate-level, highly experienced autism professionals all of whom are deeply invested in each child’s growth and development.
Erin McLoughlin, PH.D., BCBA-D
Erin attended Boston College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Severe Special Needs Education, Elementary Education and Child in Society, as well as a Master’s of Education in Severe Special Needs Education. She earned her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at Simmons College, with a focus on peer-mediated strategies to improve outcomes for young children with autism. Erin has more than fifteen years’ experience in inclusive education, special education, public school behavioral consultation, private ABA services and graduate instruction in ABA. She lives on the South Shore with her husband and five children.
Michelle Sullivan, PhD
Michelle attended UCLA where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology while working with Dr. Ivar Lovaas using Discrete Trial Training (DTT). She spent two years at the Kennedy Krieger Institute implementing functional analyses and interventions for children with challenging behaviors, followed by two years with Drs. Mark Sundberg and Jim Partington using Verbal Behavior intervention for children with autism. Michelle then earned her masters and her doctorate in Experimental Psychology with an Applied Behavior Analysis emphasis from UC San Diego while implementing Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) with children with autism. Michelle did a post-doc at Kennedy Krieger Institute working on early detection of autism in at-risk baby siblings and a second post-doc at UNH. She also served as Clinical Director at the May Institute. Michelle is the Assistant Director at SSAC and lives on the South Shore with her husband and three children.
Kathy Galvin, B.A.
Kathy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Society, with a minor in Health Psychology, from the University of Rochester, NY. Her work experience includes several years in sales, and university administration at both Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. Kathy also has more than ten years’ experience in child care. She lives on the South Shore with her husband and four children.
Jessica R. Brooks, MS Ed, BCBA, LABA
Jessica attended Case Western University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. She earned her Master’s of Education at Simmons College. Jessica has more than 15 years of experience working with children of various ages and adults with developmental, neurological and mental health disabilities. She has provided ABA services to these individuals and their families in homes, schools, residential settings, ABA programs and the community. She lives on the South Shore with her husband and son.
Assistant Clinical Director
Elizabeth MacIntyre, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA
Elizabeth MacIntyre attended Boston University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and then pursued her Master’s of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Certificate in Autism from Endicott College. Elizabeth has more than ten years experience in special education, ABA services and the implementation of ABA in schools, private settings and homes. She lives on the South Shore with her family.
Assistant Clinical Director
Meredith Rees, M.A., BCBA, LABA
Meredith attended the University of Connecticut, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Meredith earned her Masters of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology. Meredith has more than 7 years of experience in the field of applied behavior analysis, and has worked in multiple settings including school, home, residential and center ABA services. Meredith lives on the South Shore with her family.
Krista Lunardo, B.A.
Krista attended Suffolk University where she graduated with her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology, and has 10 years of experience in the operation field. Krista has a young son on the spectrum, so her passion to help families with loved ones on the spectrum is drawn from personal experience. She lives with her husband and two boys on the South Shore.
Jennifer Wylie, B.A.
Jennifer Wylie attended The University of Massachusetts Boston where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She is only beginning her career but has a passion for working with children. She can’t wait to get more involved with ABA therapy services.
Stephanie McGloin, MS, BCBA, LABA
Stephanie attended University of Massachusetts Amherst where she received her Bachelors in Science in Communication Disorders with Commonwealth College Honors. She earned her Masters in Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College. Stephanie has practiced applied behavior analysis with children with autism for 7 years. As a nanny for a child with autism, Stephanie saw how effective ABA was at teaching them important skills to replace their challenging behavior. She fell in love with ABA and changed her plans to become a BCBA rather than a speech language pathologist. Her favorite part of her job includes teaching kids to advocate for themselves with communication to replace their challenging beahvior and teaching and empowering parents to be their child’s best ABA therapist! Outside of work, Stephanie uses ABA strategies in her own life to practice mindfulness and meditation.
Social Skills Group BCBA
Siobhan Flynn, MS, BCBA, LABA
Siobhan earned her Master’s of Science in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Wisconsin—Madison. Siobhan has over six years’ experience in early childhood education, elementary education and applied behavior analysis. She also has over 15 years of child care experience. Siobhan lives on the cape with her husband and two children.
Social Skills Group BCBA
Jared Wolfe, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA
Jared attended Bryant University where he received his B.S. in Business Management. Shortly after graduating he started advocating for adults with developmental disabilities at Friendship Home in Norwell as a Case Manager and eventual Program Director. He went on to earn his M.Ed in Severe Special Needs Education at Bridgewater State University and complete a course sequence in Behavioral Interventions in Autism at UMass Lowell. He spent four years as a behavior therapist before earning his BCBA credential in May 2019 and moving into the role of Social Skills Behavior Analyst here at South Shore Autism Center. Jared has 10 years of experience working in the field of human services across many different settings. He lives here on the south shore with his wife Kacey who is an ASD teacher at Plymouth South High School, and their english bulldog named Marty. His hobbies include spending time outdoors, learning new things, traveling, lifting weights, and eating too much on the weekends.
Taylor Murphy, M.A., BCBA, LABA
Taylor attended Salve Regina University where she received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Special Education. She then stayed at Salve Regina to earn a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis just a year later. Taylor has four years of experience in the field, two as a behavior therapist and two as a BCBA serving children and adolescents with a range of developmental disabilities. Throughout her career Taylor has consulted with school and medical professionals, conducted parent trainings and participated in research studies to help further the field of ABA. Outside of work, you can find Taylor teaching spin classes, or spending time with her friends and family.
Caitlin Kask, M.S., BCBA, LABA
Caitlin earned her Bachelor of Arts in Educational Studies with a minor in Psychology from Roger Williams University. She earned a Master of Science from the University of Saint Joseph in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis two years later. Caitlin has over five years of experience in the field of ABA working in the school, home, residential and community settings prior to joining SSAC. Caitlin recently moved south of the city, and is enjoying her close proximity to Boston and SSAC.
Jacquelyn Tierney, M.Ed., BCBA
Jacquelyn attended Stonehill College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. She has her Masters in Early Childhood Education and studied Applied Behavior Analysis at Regis College. She passed her BCBA exam in May, and has over eight years experience working in early childhood education. She lives in Boston.
Sally Brooks, B.A.
Sally has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Salem State University. She has 13 years experience working with children ages 3-22 with various disabilities. She has recently started taking graduate classes online at George Mason University. She lives on the South Shore with her husband and two children.
Lead Teacher, Behavior Therapist
Kasey Turner, B.S.
Kasey attended High Point University in North Carolina for her undergraduate career. She received a bachelor’s of science degree with studying exercise science and psychology. Kasey has 4 years of experience in the ABA field and 10 years of experience with working with children with autism. Her future goal is to go back to school for her master’s degree in speech pathology. In her spare time, Kasey enjoys hiking and traveling to mountainous areas of the world. When she is not exploring, Kasey can be found spending time with her friends, family, and two cats.
Lead Teacher, Behavior Therapist
Marysa Rousseau, B.A.
Marysa attended Framingham State university majoring in psychology. After working in the field of ABA for 4 years she decided to further her career and pursue her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at Endicott College, Van Loan School of Graduate Studies. She is looking forward to becoming a Behavior Analyst in the near future. She lives on the South Shore after moving here from western mass and is loving the ocean views! In her spare time she loves traveling America’s National parks and spending time with her family and friends.
Lead Teacher, Behavior Therapist
Haley Ciardelli, B.A.
Haley studied Communication Disorders at Bridgewater State University. She has been working in the field of ABA for almost 5 years, receiving her certification as a Registered Behavior Technician in 2017. With previous experience working with young children, Haley has a passion for making learning fun and exciting! She grew up on the South Shore and in spare time she enjoys running and spending time with her friends and family.
Venessa H., B.S.
Venessa spent 7 years serving differently-abled adults. During this time, she simultaneously worked on her bachelor’s degree at Bridgewater State University. She currently holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in Public Relations. After earning her bachelor’s and before joining the SSAC team, Venessa worked for QBS, Inc. as a Regional Marketing Representative. She is currently expected to complete her Master’s in ABA from Northeastern university. She has 2 children, an 11 and 14 year old girl and boy respectively. Venessa enjoys being a mom and a part of the SSAC team, watching the children she serves (and her own) grow and thrive.
Megan Saviano, B.A.
Megan has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Health and Mental Health from Plymouth State University. She has worked with children for the last 3 years either in their home or a school setting. She is interested in continuing her education in the ABA field.
Allison Carey, B.A.
Allison holds a teaching certification and bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont where she studied elementary education. She has spent time in schools as a paraprofessional and teacher, then discovered an enthusiasm for applied behavior analysis upon moving to the Boston area. She has spent the past two years as a behavior therapist both in homes and in center settings. Allison currently lives in Jamaica Plain.
Jennifer Morgan, B.A.
Jen attended Bridgewater State University where she earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in English with a writing concentration, as well as a master’s degree in special education, ages pre-k through 12th. Jen has worked in the field special education for over ten years before focusing on aba therapy. Jen moved here from Southern California where she now lives on the south shore with her husband and three children.
Jillian Morganelli, B.A.
Jillian attended Quinnipiac University where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree. She majored in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. During Jillian’s undergraduate study she focused much of her time working with children with learning disabilities and behavioral challenges. Jillian is continuing her graduate education at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the School Psychology Graduate Program. She is completing coursework to earn her Masters in Education and an Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology. Jillian finds it very rewarding working with children of all ages. She lives on the South Shore with her family.
April Schaefer, B.S.
April attended the University of Rhode Island and holds a Bachelor of Science in Communicative Disorders. She recently began pursuing course work towards a Master’s degree in Special Education with a specialization in ABA. April’s parents are both deaf, so she has personal experience with the Deaf community and is fluent in ASL. As for professional experience, while working as a direct support professional in a group home for adults with disabilities, April discovered an interest in the ABA field. She began her ABA career path at SSAC in 2019. April’s time at SSAC has been rewarding and fun and she is eager to learn more about the ABA field. April lives on Cape Cod and in her spare time, she enjoys hiking with her two dogs, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.