Staff

Senior Administrative and Clinical team

Gloria Satriale JD, Ed.D, BSL – Executive Director

 

 

 

Thomas Zane, Ph.D, BCBA-D – Clinical Director

staff-zaneDr. Thomas Zane is a Professor of Education and Director of the Applied Behavior Analysis Online Program at the Institute for Behavioral Studies, Van Loan Graduate School, Endicott College. Dr. Zane earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in psychology at Western Michigan University and his doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at West Virginia University. He has served as a Post-Doctorate Research Associate at the University of Massachusetts, Professor at Mount Holyoke College, and Johns Hopkins University Department of Psychiatry. He is a licensed psychologist in New York and Massachusetts. Dr. Zane has published in various journals and books, presented at regional, national, and international conferences, and been an invited lecturer in Ireland and the Republic of China. His research interests include teacher training, staff development, and evidenced-based practice in autism.

Jessica Zawacki, M.Ed, BSL, BCBA 

staff-jessJessica Zawacki is the Senior Behavior Analyst for the PAAL Program in Downingtown PA. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ursinus College in 2008 with minors in both Human Behavioral Studies and Classical Latin. She obtained her master’s degree in Curriculum Instruction Technology and Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Temple University in 2011, and was Board Certified in Behavior Analysis shortly after completing her coursework. She currently has over 7 years of experience working with adolescents and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is currently pursuing her Behavior Specialist License and is a first year advanced graduate student in Lehigh University’s doctorate in Special Education program.

Kaitlin Ross

Kaitlin Ross is a Behavior Analyst at the PAAL Program in Downingtown PA. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from La Salle University in 2002 and was captain of the Women’s Soccer Team. She obtained her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and Human Services with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chestnut Hill College in 2005. Kaitlin completed the necessary coursework and became Board Certified in Behavior Analysis in 2010 from Penn State University. She currently has over 12 years of experience working with adolescents and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is also licensed as a Behavior Specialist in the state of Pennsylvania.

Administrative team

Kira McGrogan – Assistant to the Executive Director

 

 

 

Terry Hill – Accounting

 

 

 

Jen Morrison – Billing Specialist

Jen Morrison is an Assistant Behavior Analyst at the PAAL Program in Downingtown PA. She received her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University in 2007. She has been employed through Home and Community Services as a Therapeutic Staff Support for over 6 years and began working at PAAL in March 2010.

Clinical team

Jordan Lutton

staff-jordanJordan Lutton is an Assistant Behavior Analyst at the PAAL Program in Downingtown PA. He received his bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education from Temple University in 2010. He previously worked for Progression’s Companies Inc. for BHRS Wraparound and adult services for 5 years and began working at PAAL in July 2013.

Eric Shindledecker

staff-ericEric Shindledecker is an Assistant Behavior Analyst at the PAAL Program in Downingtown PA. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from West Chester University in 2007. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from Sage University. He has almost 6 years of experience working with adolescents and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Prior to working at PAAL Eric taught Social Studies in a High School classroom. Eric plans to take his board certification in Behavior Analysis upon the completion of his studies at the end of the spring semester.

Ben Kaliner

staff-benBen Kaliner is the Crisis Interventionist for the PAAL Program as well as an Assistant Behavior Analyst. He received his bachelor’s degree in Communications from Bloomsburg University in 2009. He previously worked for Devereux Kanner Center before working at PAAL in 2011. He has recently become a certified trainer in crisis intervention as well as certified in severity of behavior 1 and will be pursing severity of behavior 2. Ben has a little over five years in the field, and is currently pursuing his Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott University.

Dan Albrand, M.Ed – Behavior Analyst

 

 

 

Gina Satriale, M.Sw – Director of Social Services & STIMMM Program

staff-ginaGina Satriale is an Assistant Behavior Analyst at the PAAL Program in Downingtown PA. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Psychology from University of Miami in 2012. She previously volunteered in PAAL’s peer mentoring program and began working at PAAL after graduation.  Gina has a little over two years of experience in the field, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Social Service at Bryn Mawr University.

Bethany Rose, M.Ed – Curriculum Coordinator & Assistant to the Chief Clinical Officer

Bethany has worked at PAAL since April 2015 as an Assistant Behavior Analyst.  She received her Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science from Wilmington University in 2015.  She is currently pursing her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University.

 

Teaching team

Clarissa Brown

 

 

 

Elanie Demeter

 

 

 

Ricky Deleguardia

staff-rickyRicky Deleguardia is an Assistant Behavior Analyst at the PAAL Program in Downingtown PA. He received his bachelor’s degree in Humanities and Science from Ithaca College in 2001. He previously worked for Devereux Child Care Development Center for a little over two years and as a Therapeutic Staff Support for over four years before coming to PAAL in November 2008. Ricky has over 11 years of experience working with adolescents and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Jennifer DiPietro

 

 

 

McKeen N. Doe

McKeen N. Doe received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of  Liberia in 1998 and his Masters from Strayer University in 2009.  He has served as a supervisor and Medical Administrator for Community Interactions from 2010 to 2015.  He also served as An Applied Behavior Analyst Counselor (ABAC) at Melmark from 2013 until starting at PAAL in December 2017.

Megan Furlong

 

 

 

Kyle Hampton

Kyle Hampton is an Assistant Behavior Analyst Aid. He previously was employed as a bus aid for the Wolfington Bus Company through the Chester Country Child and Career Development Center. Kyle began at PAAL in March 2012.

James Harrison

 

Clarence Hayward

Clarence Heyward received his Bachelors of the Arts degree in Speech Language Hearing Science from Temple University in 2015.  He worked for Temple Neurosurgery for two years and was an Emergency Medical Technician for three.  Since May 2015 Clarence has been working as an Assistant Behavior Analyst at PAAL.

Steven Hartman

 

 

 

Maurice Hunt

staff-mauriceMaurice Hunt is an Assistant Behavior Analyst Aid. Prior to beginning at PAAL in November 2012 Maurice volunteered at the Coatesville Youth Center. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at West Chester University.

 

Marlo Jackson

 

 

 

Robert Jenne

 

 

 

Tom Lake

 

 

 

Jonathan Noble

 

 

 

Krystal O’Neil – Lead Special Education Teacher

 

 

 

Ebony Olukoya

Ebony Olukoya obtained her bachelors degree in Office Administration in 1991 from Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.  She has worked as an Executive Assistant for over ten years at CSC in New Jersey.  Before starting at PAAL in November, 2016 she worked as an Assistant Head Start Teacher as MCIU.

Brian Parker

 

 

 

Alexis Price

 

 

 

Alex Richards

 

 

 

Christi Torres

 

 

 

Simone Walker

 

 

 

Emma Zawacki