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 Director of the school has 23 years of experience and a specialized certification in the field of Autism Services. Our Director of Special Education, Lead Teacher is credentialed and has several years experience working as a Special Educator in moderate/severe classrooms. Our team is also trained in ABA by our classroom and clinically-based, experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Our Community Supervisor has over 10 years of experience working with our exceptional population of students.
Tina Waters, M.A., Certified Autism Specialist - Director/Principal/Founder
Maddie Gelmetti, M.Ed - Director of Special Education & Credentialed Lead Teacher
Steven Macho - Community Supervisor
Diana Mason, M.A., BCBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Karyn Searcy, M.A., CCC-SLP - Speech and Language Pathologist
Abby Wade, M.A., CF-SLP - Speech and Language Pathologist
Morgan Welch, MOT, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist
Brian Inglis, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist
Lauren Enrique, M.S., BCBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst/Transition Team
Janet Caiazzo, M.A. - Custodian of Records
Dawn Comer - Finance Manager & CA Credentialed Substitute Teacher
Board of Directors
President - Adam Kasarda, Ph.D.
Treasurer - Brian Boughan
Secretary - Shannon Hussion
Executive Director - Tina Waters, M.A.,Autism Specialist
Director- Colm Marmion
Director - Karyn Searcy, M.A., CCC