Our Team

Safety Care Crisis Prevention Training

All of our staff receive training in Safety Care. Safety-Care teaches staff a wide range of verbal and physical prevention strategies based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.  The preventative focus is designed to be an active part of our organization’s restraint prevention and elimination initiative. Safety-Care training incorporates the latest research, most current regulatory practices, and extensive practical experience in modern educational, psychiatric, and healthcare settings. Course material is updated regularly in response to the latest developments in behavioral safety interventions.  Safety-Care is a different kind of crisis prevention and management program. Instead of focusing on coercion, limit setting, and other power struggle tactics, Safety-Care uses a more humane, person-centered, and effective approach that uses functionally based interventions that minimize inadvertent reinforcement of challenging behaviors. Our team learns how to prevent behavioral challenges and respond to them if necessary thereby reducing the frequency of incidents in the least restrictive approach.

Clinical
Supervisors

Clinical Supervisors are professionals who have earned their master’s degree to serve those with autism. Clinical Supervisors have completed a masters program and received numerous academic and supervision hours to take the Board Certification examination. Upon successful completion of this exam, Clinical Supervisors are able to receive their licenses to practice Applied Behavior Analysis. BCBAs possess extensive knowledge on how to create the most effective treatment plans that utilize their understanding of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Every client at The SEED Center will have a Board Certified Behavior Analyst assigned to his or her case in order to ensure that they are receiving the best possible treatment. Click Here to learn more about BCBAs.

Registered Behavior Technicians

A Registered Behavior Technician is a behavior technician that has successfully completed their Registered Behavior Technician Examination. In order to take the exam, behavior technicians are required to complete numerous hours of ABA therapy under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Once a Registered Behavior Technician, a person can start working toward becoming a BCBA. Click Here to learn about RBTs.

Management

Evan Schermer, MS, Co-Founder/President

Evan Schermer is the Co-Founder and President of the Center for Social Enrichment and Educational Development,  or The SEED Center. Mr. Schermer holds his Master of Science Degree in School Psychology from St. John’s University and his Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology from Towson University. He is a New York State certified school psychologist and has worked in the field of special education for 25 years. Prior to starting The SEED Center, Mr. Schermer helped build and establish several private schools for individuals with autism and other related disabilities. He has and continues to provide consulting services for public schools where his specialty is reducing school costs while increasing their efficiency and effectiveness.

Evan Schermer has advanced training in Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) and leads many workshops and professional development trainings on CPS as well as other topics related to autism and special needs. Mr. Schermer is a certified instructor in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) and trains and certifies all therapists employed by The SEED Center.  He acts as an advocate for families providing support, knowledge, and guidance in the area of special education law and poilcies. In addition, has been an expert witness for impartial hearings in the NY Metro area. Mr. Schermer is the former Chairman of the Custom Education Foundation, which is a not-for-profit (501c3) organization that provides resources and support to individuals with special needs and their families. Finally, Evan Schermer is proud to have been awarded the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneurial Success Award in May 2015. Mr. Schermer’s experience and knowledge, clinically and professionally, ensure a solid foundation and strength for The SEED Center to excel and grow.

 

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Charlene Schermer, MA, Co-Founder/Vice President

Charlene Schermer is the co-founder and Vice President of the Center for Social Enrichment and Educational Development , or The SEED Center. Mrs. Schermer received her Master of Arts in Special Education from New York University and her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Studies from Long Island University. She holds a dual teaching certification in Special Education and Elementary Education, as well as a NAP Montessori Teacher Certification. Mrs. Schermer has received training in Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Recipe for Reading and the Wilson Reading Program. She has been working in the field of education for over 12 years and has experience working with individuals with autism and other related neurobiological disorders such as Asperger’s syndrome, bi-polar disorder, Tourette’s syndrome, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, and depression.

Andres Alvarez, Finance Director

Andres joins The SEED Center as the Finance Director. He’s primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day financial activities of the company and that these are in compliance with company standards. In addition, he oversees the billing and coding of all services at the center. He holds a bachelor’s degree in legal studies from Western Connecticut University and an associate’s degree in accounting. Mr. Alvarez has years of experience in billing, coding, accounting services, tax preparation, and payroll. Mr. Alvarez has registered with IRS-CITA program to help individuals with preparation of tax returns.

Amanda Morales, MA, BCBA, LBA, Director of Operations and Human Resources

Amanda joins The SEED Center as a Licensed Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She holds a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Developmental Psychology from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a concentration in Autism Studies from Ball State University. Amanda works directly with clients and their families in home, school, and community settings. With over 10 years of experience working with individuals with autism, she is deeply passionate about enriching the lives of her clients by supporting them in meeting their goals, and developing their independence. 

Betzy Ayala, MS, Clinical Coordinator

Betzy joins The SEED Center as a Clinical Coordinator. She has worked in the public school systems as a para-educator for the past 11 years. Working with the children there motivated her to pursue a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Phoenix, and then earn her Master’s in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University. She enjoys working with children and there have been many experiences working in the public school system that made her fall in love with this field. Betzy’s passion and her goal is to help foster a positive learning experience for every child, and to help them be as successful and as happy as they can be in life.

Talonda Johnson, BA, Office Manager

Talonda Johnson joins The SEED Center as an Office Manager. Talonda graduated from Sacred heart University with a degree in Business Administration. She has worked in multiple settings including out-patient physical therapy as a Patient Services Specialist for Select Medical Corp. and Skilled Nursing Facility as a Business Office Manager for Lord Chamberlain. Throughout the years, she has also worked with many kids from all walks of life as the Youth Coordinator for the Greater Love Temple Church. She is extremely passionate and very excited for this new opportunity to join The SEED Center team to make an impactful difference in people’s lives, take on new challenges and go beyond expectations!

Marisa Kelly, Accounts Receivable

Marisa is excited to join The SEED Center family as the Patient Accounts Manager. She has been in all aspects of administration in the medical field since 2001, including but not limited to daily claims submissions, insurance verifications, obtaining insurance authorizations, payment posting, claims follow-up, patient statements, and etc. Marisa‘s goal here at The SEED center is to address any payment issues or concerns that may arise during treatment and improve the overall experience.

Clinical Supervisors

Emily Blau, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Emily Blau joins The SEED Center as a Licensed Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She holds a Master’s of Education from Lesley University and has completed a graduate certificate in Behavioral Interventions in Autism at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.  She has taught in private schools serving students of diverse backgrounds and needs.  As the mother of a child with autism spectrum disorder, she has implemented Individualized Education Plans, Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans. Emily is passionate about using her knowledge and experience to help children and families coping with the challenges of autism spectrum disorder.

Melissa Sumadchat, MA, BCBA, LBA

Melissa joins The SEED Center as a Licensed Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her BS in Health Science with a concentration in Disabilities Studies from Stony Brook University, and her MA in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Melissa has worked in the preschool setting as both a teaching assistant and behavior therapist for 5 years. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys teaching and taking dance classes.

Kristin Osburn, MA, BCBA, LBA

Kristin joins the SEED Center with her BS in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. Her Masters degree is in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Connecticut State University.She became a BCBA after completing her coursework and fieldwork hours through the SEED Center. After working with the company for two years as a behavioral technician, she is excited to start her new role as a BCBA!

Michele Matos, MA, BCBA, LBA

Michele joins The SEED Center as a Licensed Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received a Master’s in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson| University and completed a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. She has served clients in a variety of settings including private school, in-home, and within the community. Michele is excited to join the team at the SEED Center and make a difference in the lives of her clients and their families.

Krista Pomeroy, M.ADS, BCBA, LBA

Krista joins The SEED Center as a Licensed Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her BS in Health Studies with a minor in Psychology from the University of Waterloo, and her M.ADS (Master of Applied Disability Studies) with specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Brock University. Krista is has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 12 years providing services in clinic, home, community and school settings. Some of Krista’s pastimes include outdoor activities, dancing, and taking boxing classes.

Emily Trotta, MS, BCBA, LBA 

Emily joins The SEED Center as a Licensed Behavior Analyst and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Russell Sage College. Emily has worked with clients in home, school, and community settings. She is so excited to take on the role of a BCBA and be a part of The SEED Center team!

Registered Behavior Technicians

Danielle Christon, RBT

Danielle joins The SEED Center as a Registered Behavior Technician. She has worked as a para-educator with autistic children in the public school system for the past 5 years. She enjoys working with children and looks forward to working with The SEED Center!

Terry Jones, MS, RBT

Terry joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. He has a MS in Applied Psychology from Sacred Heart University. He plans to continue his studies to earn a PhD, but he is excited to join The SEED Center team and learn from his peers in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Miriangely Salto, BA, RBT

Miriangely Salto joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She holds a BA in Psychology from The City College: Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership. Miriangely plans to pursue her masters degree in Mental Health Counseling in the near future. Throughout college she has been working on becoming a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and is now also working on becoming a Registered Behavior Technician. She is excited to start building connections and making a difference in lives of children on the spectrum and their families!

Amanda Wilkins, RBT

Amanda Wilkins joins The SEED Center as a Registered Behavior Technician. She is a student at UCONN Stamford campus, working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development & Family Sciences. Amanda is eager to learn more about applied behavior and gain new skills! She has worked with children in the past at summer camps and is very excited and grateful to be working at The SEED Center. 

Sarah Bazata, BA, RBT

Sarah joins The SEED Center as a Registered Behavior Technician. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Villanova University. She has been teaching preschool for the last five years and possesses ample ABA internship and research experience. Sarah is extremely excited to be starting her career as a member of The SEED Center team!

Behavior Technicians

Anejah McLaurin, BA, BT

Anejah joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She recently received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Connecticut. She has volunteered in daycare settings working with children from 2- 7 years old and was a mentor in high school. Anejah is very excited to continue working with children at The SEED Center, and to develop new skills!

Robert Pascarelli, M.Ed, BT

Rob Pascarelli joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. Rob has been a preschool teacher for the past 14 years and during that time has discovered his desire and passion to help children with challenging behaviors. He has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, along with a Master’s Degree in Special Education. He is currently enrolled at Western Connecticut State University and is getting his Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with plans on becoming a BCBA. Rob is excited to join The SEED Center team and is looking forward to making a difference in the lives of children while supporting their families. 

Juliana Flores, BT

Juliana joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is a student at Housatonic Community College working on her associate’s degree in Psychology. Juliana is planning on earning her bachelor’s degree at Southern Connecticut State University. She is excited to join The SEED Center and ready to learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis.

Leanna Seepersad, BS, BT

Leanna joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She graduated from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry with a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and a minor in Childhood Education. She is currently earning her master’s in education and looks forward to utilizing her knowledge in this field to help children. Leanna has several years of experience working with children of all ages. She is very excited about this opportunity to continue to watch children grow and develop into confident, self-sufficient learners. Leanna is thrilled to be starting her career as an ABA Therapist with the SEED Center as a team!

Tanaka Saint Louis, BT

Tanaka Saint Louis joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is currently a student at Western Connecticut State University (West Conn) and is getting her Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. In her free time, she likes to watch movies and listen to podcasts. Tanaka has experience as a preschool teacher’s aide and is excited about connecting with all of the learners at The SEED Center. 

Keisha Fletcher, BA, BT

Keisha joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is an educator, with over twenty years of experience working with children between the ages of 11- 18. Keisha is passionate about working with children to assist them to become
productive members of society by focusing on their abilities instead of their disabilities. She is planning on pursuing her Masters in Special Education to better serve the learners at The SEED Center.

Angie Guzman, BT

Angie Guzman joins The SEED center as a behavior technician. She is a current University of Connecticut student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a human development and family sciences minor. Angie has been working in child care for more than six years. She has spent the majority of her time working with kids in daycare settings as a lead teacher, but she has also worked with kids of all ages at camps and as a mentor. Angie is excited to be a part of The SEED center. She is ready to build relationships with her clients and change the lives of children on the spectrum.

Noel Levvis, BS, BT

Noel Levvis joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. He received his BS in Communications from Southern Connecticut State University as well as his Certification in Audio Production from Boston University. Noel has been working with multiple individuals with ASD both professionally and personally for the last 6 years. He is very excited to provide proper care and education for clients and hopes to continue to learn from and grow within this community. 

Christian Robinson, BT

Christian Robinson joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. He received his BA in Communications from Western Connecticut State University and completed The Masters of Psychology Program at Capella University. He has over 6 years experience working with multiple individuals within the Stamford School District. Christian started his journey as a Para-educator and moved his way up into an ASD room where he was first introduced to ABA. He is very excited to fulfill his dreams of becoming a BCBA, as he continues to grow at The SEED Center and gain experience using ABA in a different setting. 

 

Brittany Barnes, BT

Brittany Barnes joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She graduated from a great college and is looking forward to continuing her psychology education in the near future. Brittany has a passion for working with kids and made a big difference within the past five years as a private school teacher in Stamford and Greenwich. After five years of teaching she wanted to help in a different way which brought her to The SEED Center; where she is excited to see and learn more about ABA. 

Tamara Gelin, BT

Tamara joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is a student at the University of Connecticut studying Human Development and Family Sciences. She plans to pursue her masters degree in the near future. Tamara has experience working with kids of all ages, mentoring 4th and 5th graders as well as working in a daycare setting with children from ages 1-3 years old. She has always had a passion in supporting younger children’s needs and is very excited to be apart of this team where she can continue to grow in this role!

Felix Belgrove, MA, BT

Felix joins The SEED center as a Behavior Technician.  He has a BA in Psychology and an MA with a concentration in school counseling from Manhattan College. Felix has developed a passion for working with young children as a youth basketball coach, para educator, and most recently as a school counselor.  He is excited to expand his practice by becoming a BCBA, continuing to make a difference in the lives of children while positively supporting their families.

 

Kaitlin Sheerin, BT

Kaitlin joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is currently a student at Marist College pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Kaitlin enjoys working with children and experience working with children with Autism. She is excited to be a part of The Seed Center team!

Joshue Ramirez, BT

Joshue joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. He is a student at Westchester Community College working on his associate’s degree in Medical Science. Joshue is compassionate and caring and enjoys working with children to provide a nurturing and safe environment for them. He is excited to join The SEED Center and ready to learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis.

Alexandra Alcin, BT

Alexandra joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is a current student at Norwalk Community College majoring in Psychology.She has taken multiple psych classes during high school which has allowed her to expand her knowledge about this field. Alexandra grew up babysitting and that’s where her love for children was born. She also has additional experience with kids working at a daycare with ages 1-5. She is very excited to learn new skills and see herself grow within this role at The SEED Center!

Jennifer Jacobs, BT

Jennifer Jacobs joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is attending Rockland Community College pursuing to become an OT Practitioner. She aspires to provide a nurturing environment to help improve skills and promote independence. Jennifer is excited and hopes that working at The SEED Center will broaden her exposure and deepen her interest in the potential pursuit of also becoming a BCBA.

Cynthia Lopez, BT

Cynthia joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She currently holds her associate’s degree in Social Science Psychology from Westchester Community College, and now a current student at Mercy University. She will be graduating with her BA in psych December 2024 in hopes of becoming a Clinical Psychologist in the future. Cynthia has a passion for assessing those with mental, behavioral and emotional disorders. She is very patient and empathetic and knows that The Seed Center will open new doors for her as far as learning new life skills that’ll be needed for the future. 

Jenny Pastrana, BT

Jenny Pastrana joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is a student at Norwalk Community College majoring in Psychology Studies; Jenny is working towards earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has over 3 years of experience working in disability services. She is very passionate about the work she does and always strives for making a positive difference in the lives of her clients and their families. She is very excited to be a part of The SEED Center, and looks forward to expanding her knowledge and experience. 

 

Ashley Fludd, BT

Ashley joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. Ashley has over five years of experience working in child care as a daycare lead teacher. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science. Ashley is excited to join The SEED Center and learn more about Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Emily Beel, BT

Emily Beel joins the SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is a student at Penn State University working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Emily worked in child care as a babysitter for over 4 years and she has personal experience working with her autistic brother. Emily loves children and she would love to learn more about how to help them. She is very excited to continue watching kids learn and grow. 

Shatorra Wilson, BT

Shatorra Wilson joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She began early childcare in 2014 at Bright Horizons Daycare and joined the Stamford Public School system in 2020. Shatorra loves working with children, and her favorite part of her job is their imagination. It takes them on the most creative journey and she loves every moment of it.

Samantha Garcia, BT

Samantha Garcia joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is current enrolled at NCC pursuing her masters degree in Human Services. Samantha is a mother of 3 and has been a Lead Teacher for 6 years working with children ages 1-6. Her goal is to become an Adolescent Therapist. She looks at herself as a healer and puts a lot of effort and time into healing those around her. She is excited to expand her skills and support the children at The SEED Center! 

Amanda Olsen, BA, BT

Amanda Olsen joins the SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is an Indiana University Bloomington graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has worked with young children since the age of 11, by helping out at her dance studio. Amanda plans to continue her education, wanting to pursue a masters degree in Developmental Psychology. Outside of work Amanda spends her time reading, listening to/watching podcasts, and spending time with her family and friends. Amanda is overjoyed to be a part of the SEED Center team providing ABA therapy to children. 

Chanille Assevero, BT

Chanille Assevero joins The Seed Center as a Behavior Technician. She is pursuing a Criminal Justice degree. Chanille has 6 years of experience working with children and she’s ready to take a new step to further her career. She is excited to learn more and be a part of The SEED Center team!

Shakima Murray, BT

Shakima Murray joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She has over ten years of experience in child development and holds a degree from University of Phoenix. Shakima is always looking for new ways to improve herself and is excited about her new journey at The SEED Center!

Alexus Deus, BT

Alexus Deus joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. Coming from a background of educators, she has grown a passion for helping and teaching children. She currently attends Norwalk community college majoring in business administration. While being the oldest of 6 siblings; she’s gained expertise as a babysitter/nanny mainly working with children with ASD. On her spare time Alexus enjoys running her photography business, predominately working with children. She hopes to one day form a non profit that targets helping talented children who lack creative and financial resources.

Krystle Moore Spell, BA, BT

Krystle Moore Spell joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. she has a few years of experience working with children with ASD and close to 20 years of health and human services experience. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in Individualized Health Education from UConn and also works as a Paraeducator for the city of Norwalk. She lives with her husband, son, father and dog-ter. On her spare time she enjoys listening to podcasts and gardening.
 

Emely Ciprian, BT

Emely Ciprian joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree in Social Work. Emely has experience in childcare working with children of all ages. She is eager to learn and is excited to watch children learn and grow with all the resources provided at The SEED Center.

Katelyn Suarez, BA, BT

Katelyn Suarez joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and recently finished her student teaching, working with 5th graders and high schoolers with special needs. She also has personal experience with her sister who has special needs. She aims to utilize her background to create individualized strategies that foster the growth and development of each child, empowering them to reach their fullest potential. Katelyn is dedicated to making a positive and lasting difference in the lives of the children and families she works with.

Stephanie Dragone, BT

Stephanie Dragone joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She has years of experience working with children ages 3-11. Stephanie has a passion helping children with autism by showing them how unique they are! Her philosophy is when you create a safe, calm, and fun environment for a child, they will be able to excel inside and outside of a classroom.

Paul Bertuglia, BA, BT

Paul Bertuglia joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. He graduated Butler University with a bachelor’s degree in English. Paul was a member of Best Buddies from 2015-2022 and the SEED Center will allow him to continue to help those with mental, behavioral and emotional disorders. He is patient and passionate about everything he applies himself to.

Nashyra Eaddy, BT

Nashyra Eaddy joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She strives to empower others and has a strong passion for children development. After years of learning and understanding people skills it has defined her to be marvelous.

Anastasia Levenets, BT

Anastasia Levenets joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She was born in Russia and lives in Stamford, CT. Anastasia has experience working with children being a Childcare Assistant as well as a Swim Instructor. She has always enjoyed working with kids and is very excited to begin her journey at The SEED Center! 

Doronda Carter, BT

Doronda Carter joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. Working in this field has allowed her to explore in detail-oriented ways. While working with children with autism she has noticed their great qualities which are hard-working, kind, caring, friendly, and focused. 

Cam’ron Freckleton, BT

Cam’ron Freckleton joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. He has experience working with kids from ages 7-8 as a YMCA Camp Counselor. He’s here to show the children how special they are and how they’re not alone in this world! He also has experience working with adults with autism. He’s patient and willing to learn more. 

Autumn Young, BT

Autumn Young joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She has 3 years of childcare experience babysitting children with ASD. Autumn is very passionate and strives to make a difference in children’s lives. She enjoys reading and art and crafts.

Da’nasha Gross, BT

Da’nasha joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She’s worked as a nanny and also in many daycare settings. She is very passionate about working with children and plans to pursue this as her career. She is also ready to continue the goal to help change the lives of children on the spectrum. Da’nasha plans on strengthening her knowledge and gaining a lot more experience at The SEED Center!

Christopher Vargas, BT

Christopher Vargas joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. He attended Central Connecticut State University, where he majored in Social Work and took courses containing content of those with disabilities. Being an only child has inspired his intentions to be pure and uplifting when connecting with those around him. His goal is to be a positive impact, a listening ear and an amazing support system to those in need. He is beyond grateful and thrilled to not only be apart but to carry on the positive acts being done at The SEED Center. 

Nicolette Adams, BA, BT

Nicolette Adams joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She holds an associates degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Delhi and a bachelors degree in ESL from the University of Cortland. With experience working with children from birth to 12th grade in both school and childcare settings, Nicolette brings a wealth of hands-on experience to her role. Her dedication to supporting individuals with autism and related disorders shines through in her compassionate approach and commitment to ongoing professional development. Outside of work, Nicolette finds joy in her strong faith in Jesus and cherishes spending quality time with her family.

Sade Vermonth, BT

Sade Vermonth joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She has over ten years of experience working in childcare and six years working with children on the spectrum. She is very patient, easy going, and enjoys working with kids. Sade believes being in this field is such a fulfilling job and loves that she is continuously learning new things. She hopes to grow at The SEED Center and assist in making positive progress with the kids we work with. 

Nohana Hossain, BT

Nohana Hossain joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Crime and Justice at UConn Stamford. She brings a deep passion for understanding human behavior and its impact on society. With a background in working with children in after-school programs, Nohana is eager to continue her journey of working with children and explore the field of applied behavior while continuing to make a positive difference in the lives of children at The SEED Center. She is thrilled to be a part of the team!

Sophia Muzzio, BS, BT

Sophia Muzzio joins The SEED Center as a Behavioral Technician. She graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in Psychological Sciences and was accepted into the International Honors Society of Psychology. Sophia loves working with kids and has the most experience working with children ages 4-10. She is a passionate helper, a problem-solver and  a dedicated addition to the team. 

Tammy Nolasco, MA, BA, BT

Tammy Nolasco joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She has been working with children for over 17 years as an Educational Assistant for the NYCDOE. She possesses a BA in Spanish with a concentration in Education, a Masters in Organizational Leadership and on the verge of finishing a second Masters in Bilingual Special Education. She has a background in providing direct ABA Therapy and parent training.

Abigail Ricketts, BS, BT

Abigail joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She is a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut where she studied Psychological Sciences and Sociology. Abigail has experience working with children in various settings, including an internship with the non-profit organization, IRIS, where she served as a social-emotional learning intern, working with newly arrived immigrant/refugee children. She is passionate about dedicating her career to uplifting the lives of children and is excited to make a positive impact on the kids she will interact with at The SEED Center. Abigail is currently pursuing a Master’s in Social Work to become a clinical social worker for children.

Ashanti Headley, BT

Ashanti joins The SEED center as a Behavior Technician. She is a student at the University of New Haven. Her major is Psychology with a concentration in Forensics. During her studies, Ashanti has gained a deep appreciation for the complexities of human behavior and the importance of mental health in various settings. Her hands-on experience includes an enriching internship where she worked closely with children, helping to support their emotional and psychological development. Ashanti is committed to making a positive impact on the lives of young individuals.

Emari Reynolds, BT

Emari joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. His charismatic and fun personality allows him to not only relate to children but also connect with them. Emari has experience taking care of children of all ages and feels he is capable to take up the challenges and skills necessary for this role. He is prepared to not only make the learners and their families lives better, but also his future family.

Brittany Walker, BT, BS

Brittany joins The SEED Center as a Behavioral Technician. She graduated from Monroe College with her AS in Business Administration and her BS in Criminal Justice. She went on to work for the Administration for Children Services in NYC for 6.5 years. Brittany has several years of experience working with children and plans to continue in the future!

Octavia Molkenthin, BA, BT

Octavia joins The SEED Center as a Behavior Technician. She graduated from Denison University with a Bachelors in Psychology, and a minor in Studio Art. She has worked as a lifeguard, babysitter, and camp counselor for many years. Octavia is passionate about working with children and is excited to work with the children at The SEED Center and to learn from and alongside them. She is honored to be working with such a great team as she begins her career as an ABA Therapist with The SEED Center.