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 24+ 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 (BCBA)and Behavior Support Supervisor (BCaBA). 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
Madeline Gelmetti, M.Ed - Director of Special Education
Dawn Comer - Administrative Director & Substitute Teacher
Laura Gould - Special Education Teacher
Diana Mason, M.A., BCBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Michael Matamua, BCaBA - Behavior Support Supervisor
Steven Macho - Community Supervisor
Karyn Searcy, M.A., CCC-SLP - Speech and Language Pathologist and Supervisor
Dana Douglas-Hiley, M.S., CCC-SLP - Speech and Language Pathologist
Mark Wilson, MOT, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist and Supervisor
Brian Inglis, OTR/L - Occupational Therapist
Board of Directors
President - Adam Kasarda, Ph.D.
Treasurer - Shannon Hussion
Secretary - Colm Marmion
Director - Tina Waters, M.A., Autism Specialist
Director - Karyn Searcy, M.A., CCC
Director - Madeline Gelmetti M.Ed
Director - Ian Stuhmer
Director - Jane Caiazzo