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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