Our Staff

Staff Philosophy

The Behavior Analysts and direct care staff at Strong Foundations support the development of all children. They share in their belief that ALL children provided with Strong Foundations, such as mastery and fluency in prerequisite skills, will be able to keep moving forward in becoming participating and functional members of their communities. At Strong Foundations, we approach each child as an individual with their strengths and one-of-a-kind needs.

The staff of Strong Foundations CT

Executive Clinical Director & Founder

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Aydrien L. Cathcart

Executive Clinical Director / ABA Preschool Director

Administrative Staff

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Christine McMahon

Intake Administrator

Strong Foundations Department Chairs

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Patricia Szafir

Supervisor of Counseling Services

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Maryssa Edele


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Anamaria Arteaga

Quality Assurance / Training Coordinator

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Andrew Castillo

Safety Instructor

ABA Services

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Yana Grigoryeva

Clinical Supervisor

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Hannah Horan

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Kristin Stoeke

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Nathan Gorgone

Team Building Coordinator / Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Jacob Castillo

Media Coordinator

Educational Services

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Catarena Cathcart

Special Education Teacher / Lion Cubs Instructor

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Vanessa Torres

Preschool Teacher

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Karin Byrne

Preschool Teacher

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Kristen Evans

Preschool Teacher

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Jessica Baldera

Kindergarten Co-Instructor

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Ashley Hansen

Kindergarten Co-Instructor

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Dyson Cryer

Gym Teacher

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Kimmy Farrell

Music Therapist

Counseling Services

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Shaylyn Young

Counselor / Social Skills and Afterschool Coordinator / Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Occupational Therapy

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Jaclyn Inzalaco

Occupational Therapist

Therapy Pets

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Therapy Pet

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