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Ravit R. Stein, PhD, BCBA-D
Director of Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services
Dr. Ravit Stein earned her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Lehigh University, where she received extensive training in applied behavior analysis and evidence-based practice across school and clinical settings. Dr. Stein has served as an educational and behavioral consultant in schools and hospitals throughout the Northeast, where she has conducted diagnostic assessments and developed evidence-based behavioral interventions for children with acquired brain injury, ADHD, pervasive developmental disorders, and a variety of other presenting problems including Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, aggression, sleep problems, phobias, and school problems. Dr. Stein is a licensed psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), and Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and oversees the Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services division at EASTCONN. Dr. Stein supervises the provision of school-based consultation on an individual, whole classroom, or system-wide basis for students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), learning, and/or behavior problems. She teaches graduate courses at the Neag School of Education at UCONN and conducts professional development workshops throughout the region. Dr. Stein is committed to collaboration with colleagues and strives to partner with psychologists, pediatricians, educators, administrators, and families to provide quality behavioral health services for children and adolescents with diverse needs. Dr. Stein can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rose Jaffery, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rose Jaffery is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) with comprehensive training in school-wide implementation of positive behavioral interventions and supports (SW-PBIS), applied behavior analysis, and evidence-based practices to support students with a variety of educational needs, including those with autism spectrum disorders, learning problems, and/or behavioral difficulties. Dr. Jaffery supports internal EASTCONN alternative/special education programs and area school districts through implementation of best practices with regard to data-based decision making on the program-wide, class-wide, and individual student levels, via an on-site coaching framework. In addition, she is trained in conducting in-depth diagnostic, psycho-educational, functional behavioral, program-wide, and ecological evaluations. Dr. Jaffery’s work is characterized by her commitment to promoting the independence with which school-based teams efficiently provide function-based behavioral and high-quality academic supports to promote the inclusion of students in the general education setting.
Jacquelyn DuBois, Ph.D.
Jacquelyn DuBois is an Educational/Behavioral Consultant and Post-doctoral Fellow at EASTCONN’s Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services department. She earned her doctorate in School Psychology from Northeastern University, and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Before earning her doctorate, Dr. DuBois received her Master’s degree in Applied Educational Psychology from Northeastern University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cornell University. Dr. DuBois has experience in public school systems, community mental health, hospitals, and early intervention settings. She completed her doctoral internship at Devereux Foundation Center for Effective Schools, where she assisted urban and alternative schools in developing, implementing, and evaluating multi-tiered systems of support. Her interests include consultation and program development, prevention of and intervention for social-emotional and behavioral problems, and school-based teaming to promote effective data-driven problem solving.
Eva Troyb, Ph.D
Dr. Eva Troyb earned her MA and PhD in clinical psychology with concentrations in Neuropsychology and Child Clinical Psychology from the University of Connecticut. While at the University of Connecticut, she was mentored by Dr. Deborah Fein and received extensive training in assessment of toddlers, children, adolescents and adults referred for suspected Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), as well as individuals with ASD who are in need of a re-evaluation for treatment planning. Dr. Troyb completed her doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She conducted neuropsychological evaluations of children in an inpatient rehabilitation hospital who sustained mild to severe acquired brain injury. In addition, Dr. Troyb worked in an outpatient neuropsychological assessment setting with children who presented with a variety of congenital and acquired central nervous system disorders, including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), epilepsy, brain tumors, stroke, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida. She also provided brief behavioral intervention to families of children with mild to moderate behavior problems. Dr. Troyb completed her postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. During her fellowship, she had the opportunity to continue conducting evaluations with children referred for a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ASDs and ADHD) and acquired central nervous system disorders (e.g., epilepsy and oncology). In addition, she received extensive training in evaluating and recommending treatment for children with learning disabilities including dyslexia, as well as a variety of psychiatric conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety, OCD) and behavior regulation difficulties. Throughout this time, Dr. Troyb has continued to collaborate with Dr. Fein on a number of research projects investigating the early detection of ASDs, range of outcomes and early predictors of outcomes in ASD, and the relationship between symptoms of ASD and executive functioning.
Erin Dunn, Ph.D.
Dr. Erin Dunn received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Syracuse University. She then went on to work at the May Institute where she became the Director of Behavioral Psychology at the May Center for Education and Neurorehabilitation. During her career, she has focused primarily on academic and behavioral assessment and intervention, publishing several journal articles and book chapters on related topics. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota as well as the University of Connecticut, teaching graduate level courses on cognitive assessment, behavioral assessment and intervention, as well as single-case research design. Dr. Dunn provides consultation related to individual students' academic and behavioral needs, as well as increasing district-level expertise and efficiency for working with students requiring additional supports by creating and supporting data-based teams.
Erin Crosby, BCBA
Erin Crosby received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University, her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Central Connecticut State University, and completed her graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Massachusetts. Before joining the EASTCONN team, Mrs. Crosby’s employment in a public school system has afforded her experience in the area of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), development and implementation of individual Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs), and the collection and analysis of behavioral data for use in effective decision-making. Mrs. Crosby is enthusiastic about and committed to supporting school-based teams, administrators, teachers, and families in providing effective educational services to all students.
Melinda Judson, B.S.Ed.
Melinda Judson has recently completed coursework toward board certification in applied behavior analysis (ABA) from Florida Institute of Technology. For the past five years, she has skillfully been servicing students with Autism as an Instructor in the EASTCONN Autism Program. Her implementation of ABA principles, observations, and documentation give effective measurement of student progress while fostering independence across all settings. Ms. Judson aides in the development of inclusion programs in school districts, performs data collection and analysis for future programming decisions, and works with families to help implement behavior intervention plans (BIPs). She is committed to serving those affected with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and/or behavior challenges by providing strategies to improve their lives.
Sheila Desai, Ph.D., NCSP
Post-Doctoral Fellow/School Psychologist
Sheila Desai is a school psychologist and Post-doctoral Fellow in the PBC department. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Indiana University and completed her specialist degree and Ph.D. at UMass Boston. She previously worked as a school psychologist in Boston Public Schools. Her doctoral research focused on supervision practices and supervisory relationships in school psychology. She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate level and completed practicum and internship experiences at public schools in the greater Boston area, the Massachusetts Department of Education, and within EASTCONN.
Kate Greatorex, M.Ed., CAGS
Kate is a nationally certified school psychologist within EASTCONN's Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services department. She received her Masters of Education and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from the School Psychology program at the University of Massachusetts Boston and her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Loyola University of Maryland. Prior to joining the EASTCONN team, Kate worked in the greater Boston area, as well as other schools in southeastern Connecticut. She has extensive experience with the K-12 population and enjoys the unique developmental characteristics of all age groups. In particular, Kate has studied the benefits of mindfulness and yoga, including how to incorporate those tools into the school environment. In Spring 2014, she partnered with the Yale Child Study Center to conduct a research study on the impact of practicing mindfulness on adolescent anxiety. In her role with EASTCONN, Kate supports several public school districts with comprehensive psychological services and evaluations.
Lisa Sanetti, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Lisa Sanetti earned her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison, where she completed advanced training in Prevention Science and translation of evidence-based practices to school and community settings. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the May Institute, in Randolph, MA, where she served as an educational and behavioral consultant in schools and communities throughout New England. She conducted diagnostic assessments, developed intervention plans, and supported teachers and families in successfully implementing these plans to improve outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorders, mental health challenges, behavior problems, and/or learning problems. She is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She conducts research related to how to facilitate intervention implementation in complex applied settings and has disseminated her findings in school psychology and special education journals and national and regional conferences.
Melissa C. Collier-Meek, Ph.D., BCBA
Dr. Melissa Collier-Meek is an Educational and Behavioral Consultant for the Division of Psychological and Behavioral Consultation at EASTCONN. In this role, she supports school teams and administrators to implement evidence-based systems and practices to support teachers and improve student outcomes. She received her Ph.D. in school psychology from the University of Connecticut, where she received certificates in Program Evaluation, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, and College Instruction. In addition, she completed a leadership fellowship related to interdisciplinary systems of care for children with developmental disabilities and their families funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Maternal and Child Health Interdisciplinary Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities [MCH LEND]). She completed her Predoctoral Internship at the May Institute in Randolph, MA, where she supported teachers, families, and teams to engage in evidenced-based practices. Her research focuses on the implementation of interventions and practices in multiple contexts, including schools, afterschool programs, and home settings. She has published research in school psychology and special education journals, presented at numerous national conferences, and serves as ad-hoc reviewer for several empirical journals.
Chris Barclay, M.Ed.
Chris Barclay is a doctoral intern in EASTCONN’s Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services department. He received his B.S. with research honors from Georgia State University and is completing his final year in the University of South Florida’s school psychology Ph.D. program. He has experience with large-scale program evaluation and has provided intervention coaching to parents and teachers in educational and pediatric settings. His research interests include universal behavioral health screening and equitable school disciplinary practices.
Ashley Boyle, M.A.
Ashley Boyle is a Behavior Interventionist at EASTCONN’s Psychological and Behavioral Consultation Services department. In this role, Ashley supports teams in developing and monitoring evidence-based and data-driven interventions for students, primarily within EASTCONN’s Autism Program. Ashley is also completing doctoral studies in School Psychology and specialized training in School-wide Positive Behavior Supports at the University of Connecticut (UConn). At UConn, Ashley has been involved with research on methods to assess and promote teacher’s implementation of behavioral interventions. She has completed practicum in public school, private practice, and clinical day school settings. Ashley received her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from UConn and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Syracuse University. During her time in Syracuse, Ashley assisted in research on curriculum-based measurement in reading and worked as a Behavior Therapist at a clinic specializing in the treatment of severe problem behaviors and feeding difficulties displayed by children with developmental disabilities.
Jessica Miglio, M.S. Ed.
Special Education Teacher
Jessica Miglio currently serves as Lead Special Education Teacher at the EASTCONN Autism Program where she began in 2010. She holds a Master of Science in Education degree from Simmons College in Special Education and a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. Mrs. Miglio has a background in working with children of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Prior to working at EASTCONN, she worked at The New England Center for Children in Southborough, Massachusetts where she received extensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis. During her time there, Ms. Miglio taught in the Residential Program as well as in the School Inclusion Program. She has also worked for the May Institute in West Springfield, Massachusetts.