Meet the Team

All Community Transition Academy staff are trained in multiple modalities of special education, our own Community Inclusion Training, and evidence-based practices including the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). 

Community Connection Project staff are trained through a specialized lens of adult transitioning and our specialized Community Inclusion Training, as well as with evidence-based practices including but not limited to ABA.

Leadership:  Community Transition Academy's 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 the founder and Program Director for our new CCP program as well as assisting with CTA Operations and Community Inclusion Training. 

Our entire CTA Team, both programs, 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. CTA has a very unique Community Inclusion Training program for all staff in both programs which is also offered to the community at large.

Madeline Gelmetti, M.Ed. - School Director & Director of Behavior Services

Tina Waters, M.A. - Founder/Director of CCP & 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

Ian Stuhmer - Behavior Specialist

Steven Macho - Community Supervisor

Shannon Braender - Lead Teaching Assistant

Erica Lawson, MA, CCC-SLP - Speech and Language Pathologist

Sara Munsterman, MS, 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

School Director - Madeline Gelmetti, M.Ed.