Kristine M. Brewer holds positions of Executive Management and Finance Director/Owner and Clinician (BCBA) who gained her B.A. Sociology in May of 2000 from Kings College, Wilkes-Barre PA. She earned her M.A. Special Education from Saint Joseph University, West Hartford CT in 2005. Her Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis is from UMASS Boston (2008). She also holds M.A. in Education (Researched Based Learning Interventions) and Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate; Saint Joseph University, West Hartford CT (2011). Besides being an outstanding scholar, Mrs. Brewer built a solid reputation as a leader and hands-on behaviorist, who is capable not only in training and supervising, but is able to model and demonstrate flawless application of wide range of behavioral techniques.
Mrs. Brewer holds Intermediate Administrator Certificate and she was the IEP compliance monitor in the school buildings where she taught during her work years as an educator in several school districts.
Mrs. Brewer successfully presented at variety of professional conferences and conventions. She is a professional member of CT ABA and BALC.
Marina Azimova is our Executive Director of Clinical Services/Co-owner and Clinician (BCBA), who has spent the last 20 years working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Health in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Taiwan. She has knowledge and experiences in the areas of behavioral assessment and intervention including functional assessment/analysis, antecedent intervention, reinforcement-based strategies, ACT methodology, and extensive variety of instructional procedures (e.g., DTT, precision teaching, verbal behavior, functional/living skills, task analysis, etc) for students with autism and related disabilities.
She has worked in various treatment settings to include intervention and on both public and private school throughout Connecticut and Pennsylvania serving students with ASD. Ms. Azimova has also served at the Deveraux Foundation as a Clinical Consultant for the PA Residential Campus for Adults. She started some of the very first ABA classrooms in the public-school systems in Moscow, Russia and in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Previously she served as the Clinical Director at Milestones Achievement Center where she handled administrative and clinical demands. Ms. Azimova presented at many national and international professional conferences. In Connecticut she worked as Senior Behavior Analyst at the Center for Children with Special Needs for almost seven years.
Currently Ms. Azimova teaches several graduate level ABA courses at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. She works as a consultant on several projects for the “Autism Speaks” Organization. She is a professional member of CTABA, BALC, BABAT, CTFEAT, and ABAI.
Henry J. O’Rourke is our Personnel Affairs Director and Clinician (BCBA) who gained his B.S. in Business Administration in 2001 from Charter Oak State College. His two masters (2003 – Elementary Education, and 2006 – Special Education) are from Cambridge College. His ABA Certification was obtained through Westfield State College in 2010.
Mr. O’Rourke’s experience includes teaching in variety of Public School Placements, as well as River Street School for Autism at Coltsville, CT. He worked with students of all school ages, and he was actively involved in training and supervising younger colleagues and paraprofessionals (specifically in various aspects and applications of Applied Behavior Analysis).