Achieving Success Through Science, Service and Compassion

About Us

Our Team


Lisa M. Rader

Lisa M. Rader

MA, BCBA


Executive Director

Lisa is the Director of ABA4U NJ where she provides program development, behavior consultation, and staff training. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies. Ms. Rader is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Caldwell College.

She has provided behavior consultation to many private and public ABA programs for children and adults with autism in New Jersey. This also includes time spent working at Garden Academy, which is a private gold standard ABA school for students with autism.

Lisa’s research on Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing of adult vocalizations with children with autism has been published in The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. Her research has been presented at the national conference for the Association for Behavior Analysis International, as well as several state chapters of the Association for Behavior Analysis. 

Lisa has volunteered for numerous organizations including: The Autism Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and at The Alpine Learning Group’s adult program. She is the President and Founder of Strive Community, a non-profit organization that supports adults with autism.

Lisa is also the parent of an adult with autism. She has been involved in several parent and professional committees, which have focused on ensuring there are appropriate and effective services for adults with autism in NJ.

 

Hannah Hoch

Hannah Hoch

Ph.D, BCBA-D


Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Hoch is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst specializing in the education and treatment of individuals with autism. She received her doctorate in Psychology from the CUNY Graduate Center Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis Psychology program. She has authored articles and book chapters related to applied behavior analysis and autism, and is a regular presenter at national and regional conferences. Her clinical and research interests include reduction of challenging behavior and increasing language and social skills in children with autism.

Dr. Hoch serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Education and Treatment of Children. She has published in the area of functional analysis and treatment of severe behavior problems, as well as increasing language and social skills in individuals with autism.

 

Ann Marie DeStefano

Ann Marie DeStefano

MA, BCBA


Clinic Director

Ann Marie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from New Jersey City University and has also completed the post baccalaureate certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell College.

Ann Marie began her career in the field of ABA working as a therapist in home programs 15 years ago. For the past nine years she worked at REED Academy, which is a private special education school that uses the principles of ABA to teach children with autism. At REED, she was a classroom consultant for the elementary age classroom, and then advanced to Clinical Director. She also served as the interim Executive Director. Ann Marie's responsibilities included working as the transition coordinator and collaborating with school districts in providing training to teachers and aids on using the principles of ABA in the classroom setting.

Currently, she is the Clinical Director at ABA4U where she oversees the children's programs, provides consultation, and also conducts weekly parent training. Staff training and supervision is conducted at the clinic on a daily basis. Part of the training Ann Marie provides includes internships and BCBA supervision to the clinical staff. Working in the field has given Ann Marie the opportunity to change lives through teaching people with autism the skills needed to live productively and independently.

 

Lindsey Bronstein

Lindsey Bronstein

MA, BCBA


Assistant Clinic Director

Lindsey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She recieved her Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell College. Lindsey conducted research for her master's thesis on play skills; specifically teaching preschool aged children with autism how to build with wooden blocks following a developmental block-play progression.

Lindsey began her career in ABA working as an instructional aide in a public school classroom as well as a therapist providing home services to children with autism. She has been providing direct therapy at ABA4U for 5 years both in the clinic and the home. Currently, she is also providing supervision to the clinical staff.

 

Jane Sondern

Jane Sondern

MA, BCBA


Supervisor/ Staff Trainer

Jane is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She recieved her Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Caldwell College. Her master's thesis was on using multiple exemplars to promote generalization. Jane began her career in the field of ABA working as an ABA therapist in home programs and as an aide in a public school classroom. Prior to joining ABA4U, Jane interned at The Autism Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). 

 

Nicole Cavuoto

Nicole Cavuoto

MA, BCBA


Outreach Programs

Nicole Cavuoto is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Georgian Court University. Nicole began her career in ABA providing home services to children with autism. She has been providing direct therapy to children at ABA4U for over a year and has been working with one of our local school district as well. Her passion for the field stems from growing up with a twin sister who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two.  

 

Additional Staff

Additional Staff


Team

Priya Vasudevan MA, RBT

Shaquana Davis BA, RBT

Chintel Sewell BA, RBT

Ranim Murriky BA

Guillermo Corrales BA

Nora Elsaied BA

Danielle Riccardella BA

Brittany Martino AA

Bervelyne Amboise BA