Meet the Team
All CTA staff are trained in multiple modalities of special education and evidence-based practices including the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Leadership: Our School Director has been with CTA since 2017 and is a credentialed Education Specialist with several years experience working with students in moderate/severe classrooms and is in process of receiving her B.C.B.A. (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) certification. Our founder has returned and is is acting as our Operations and Community Inclusion Specialist. Our credentialed Lead Special Education Teacher has been teaching in moderate/severe special education classrooms for over five years.
Our entire CTA Team is trained in the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis by our classroom and clinically-based, experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in cooperation with our Director of Behavior Services. Our Behavior and Community Supervisor has over 12 years of experience working with our exceptional population of students.
Madeline Gelmetti, M.Ed. - School Director & Director of Behavior Services
Tina Waters, M.A. - Founder/Operations, Development, & Community Inclusion Specialist
Stephanie Moore, M.A. - Lead Special Education Teacher
Grace McMullen - Special Education Teacher
Dawn Comer - Finance/ HR Manager & Substitute Teacher
Alex Vespremi, M.A., BCBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Steven Macho - Behavior and Community Supervisor
Shannon Braender - Lead Teaching Assistant
Rayza Consegura Benavidez, RBT - Lead Behavior Technician
Erica Lawson, MA, CCC-SLP - Speech and Language Pathologist
Sara Munsterman, MS, CCC-SLP - Speech and Language Pathologist
Tanya A. Keller MS, EdS, CCC-SLP - Speech and Language Pathologist
Jasmine Price, MOT, OTR/L, CNS - Occupational Therapist
Board of Directors
President - Adam Kasarda, Ph.D.
Vice President & Founder - Tina Waters, M.A.
Treasurer - Brian Boughan
Secretary - Colm Marmion
Director - Karyn Searcy, M.A., CCC
Director - Diana Mason, M.A., BCBA
Director- Lindsay Hood