Somewhere Over the Spectrum, LLC

120 Webster Square Road

Berlin, CT  06037

Meet the Team

Somewhere Over the Spectrum would not be the team and family we are without the tribe of individuals by our side, shining their hearts and passion on each and every family and child we work with.   


We are always looking for new individuals to join our tribe who share a similar intention and passion for working with our children and families.  Please feel free to inquire online or reach out to our center to discuss any employment opportunities.

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Senior ABA Therapist

Abena Asante

Abena graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in communication. She hopes to pursue her master’s soon and continue working with children. Her favorite part about being an ABA therapist is how different, but fun each day is and getting to learn new things from each child she works with. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her friends and watch movies. 

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Founder, CEO & Executive Director

Alyssa Greig

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ABA Therapist

Anne PasCALE

Anne graduated from Quinnipiac University with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology.  She is currently working on completing her Masters's in Social Work at the University of Connecticut. She loves working with children and finds so much joy in trying to make a positive impact with her clients. In her free time, Anne loves to go to the beach, spend time with friends and family and walk her dog. 


 

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Occupational Therapist - OTR/L

Brittany Sauers

Brittany is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist. She has graduated with her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy and her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has chosen OT to make an impact on all individuals' lives through meaningful and client-centered skills. She enjoys working on daily living skills through functional tasks, sensory regulation to support emotional as well as physical challenges, and working on innovative ways to prompt creativity through art/movement. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, exploring outdoors, and spending time with her friends, family and puppy! Her favorite part of OT is adapting a child's environment to better understand their wants or needs, while supporting independence! 

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BCBA/LBA

Cassandra Cyr

Casey is a BCBA/LBA and has a Master's Degree in Early Childhood/Special Education and Autism Spectrum Disorders.  Casey has worked with children her whole life, and children on the spectrum have always held a special place in her heart. She has worked for over 10 years as a Certified Head Teacher of toddlers and preschool-aged children and has spent the last 4 years immersing herself in this field to be able to help and teach children on the spectrum, their families, and the staff that work with them. Casey is excited to join Somewhere Over the Spectrum and find a cohesive and supportive environment where play-based learning is utilized to support those on the spectrum and their families. The best part about her job is that she gets to celebrate the small and large successes with children and their families and loves being a part of that joy. Casey loves to spend time outdoors with her husband and 3 children going hiking, playing in splash pads and hanging with family. She plays soccer in her spare time and coaches youth lacrosse.  

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Founder, COO & Operations Director

MBA

Courtney WelcH

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ABA Therapist

Erin Karlsen

Erin enjoys spending free time with her family outdoors, paddle boarding or snowboarding depending on the season. She has always enjoyed working with children and finds it so fulfilling to have such an important impact on her clients each and every day. Her favorite part of her job is the great privilege to work with such amazing, genuine, and kindhearted children. 




 

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ABA Therapist

Hannah Evans

Hannah is an ABA therapist who has a strong passion for helping children on the spectrum achieve their goals. She has experience working with many different age groups, from early childhood to middle school. Her favorite part of working with children on the spectrum is seeing the amazing growth they are capable of when given the proper tools. She is excited to bring her skills and knowledge to the tribe at Somewhere Over The Spectrum!



 

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ABA Therapist

Jillian conway

Jillian is currently working to complete her bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology with the intent to obtain her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has always had a love for working with children, but once introduced to ABA therapy, recognized the passion for helping kids on the spectrum and their families. Her favorite part of working in this field is the diversity and discovering the unique personalities of each child. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and exploring Connecticut. She hopes to continue working with children on the spectrum when she becomes an LMFT, with the additional ability to offer familial support.

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Senior ABA Therapist

Lydia Brewer

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Office Manager

Tracy Poole

Tracy brings her enthusiasm to help others along with 10+ years of Medical Office operations experience.  She enjoys providing support and guidance to families of children with special needs, especially at times when those families are unsure of so many things.  In her own words, she has said “It’s seeing the small miracles that happen every day that motivates me to fight for the needs of the children.”  In her free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her family and dog.

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Occupational Therapist - OTR/L

Alissa Gandiaga

 Alissa received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Saint Joseph in 2019 and her Masters of Occupational Therapy from Bay Path University in 2021. She is registered with the National Board of Certification in Occupational Therapy and has completed fieldwork in a variety of settings including the school setting, home health, and skilled nursing. Her love for holistic practice and working with the pediatric population guided her to Occupational Therapy. Outside of her work, Alissa enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, yoga, pilates and playing soccer.

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ABA Therapist

Alyssa Zimmitti

Alyssa is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She has lots of experience working with children and has always had a passion and interest in working with kids with intellectual disabilities. What she finds most interesting when working with children on the spectrum is that every day is a new day and each day brings new challenges with the opportunity to learn something new about her clients that she is devoting her time with. As an ABA Therapist, her goal is to help children become more independent and confident and leave a mark on their lives. In her free time, Alyssa loves spending time with family/friends, listening to music and spending time outdoors.

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ABA Therapist

Ashan Cruz

 Ashan is a bilingual ABA Therapist who has extensive experience working with children. She is very enthusiastic and absolutely loves what she does as an ABA Therapist. She enjoys making a difference in the lives of children and being a positive influence.  She is very excited to be a part of the Somewhere Over the Spectrum team.



 

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ABA Therapist

Camelia Lopez

Camelia has worked with children most of her life and is excited to be working one-on-one with children on the spectrum. She has worked with children for 12 years as a certified Head Teacher and in Childcare and Summer Programs. Children on the spectrum have always held a special place in her heart. She believes that “Children have such beautiful ways of perceiving the world. Play and meaningful interactions set the stepping stones to success. If we can build positive relationships with families and children then we can be the support they need.” Camelia has Bachelor's of Art in Theatre Studies from Emerson College. She loves music, art, nature and spending time with her family and cats. She is thrilled to be a part of the team and expand her knowledge of ABA.

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Founder, CCO & Clinical Director

 BCBA/LBA

Christina WelcH

             















             

 

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ABA Therapist

Delaney Nadwairski

Delaney is currently working towards graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has worked with children for as long as can remember. Her favorite part about working with children is being able to watch their development over time and getting to make new little friends! Her goal as an ABA therapist is to support these little friends and their families in an environment with room to learn and have fun! In her free time, Delaney loves to go to the gym and spend time with her friends and family

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ABA Therapist

Gabriela Calderón Parilla

Gabriela José Calderón Parrilla is from Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, she received two degrees and holds her License in School Psychology. She hopes to bring her enthusiasm, energy, love, and creativity to improve the lives of children with autism and their families. Gabriela desires to pursue a career within the field of Autism. Gabriela believes, the best part of her job is the feeling that it is not a job and is the opportunity to do something and be part of someone's life for a better future.  She enjoys playing board games, cooking, drinking coffee, walking in nature, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband Luis and puppy named Toby.   

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ABA Therapist

Hannah Kosikowski

Hannah has graduated from the University of Saint Joseph with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. She hopes to pursue her education soon in the field of ABA to continue working with children. During her free time, she loves to work out and hang out with family and friends. Hannah’s favorite part of the job is knowing that she will leave a mark as a positive influence on each child’s lifelong journey. 

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ABA Therapist

John Dokurno

John has experience working with students on the autism spectrum, helping students in elementary and middle schools. He enjoys helping students to develop their abilities, and has a unique way of making it fun! He is interested in learning more about psychology and in deepening his understanding of successful teaching/coaching approaches. John loves spending time outdoors, fly fishing, and hiking.

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ABA Therapist

Nikki Jette

Nikki has her Bachelor’s Degree in Education Studies. She has four years of experience working with elementary students on the spectrum.  She enjoys finding creative ways to help students reach their potential.  Her goal is to obtain her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis and become a BCBA. Her favorite part of the job is the reward of seeing a child make progress and obtain the skills they need to become more independent. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and watching her daughters play softball.

 

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ABA Therapist

Veronica Malz

Veronica graduated from the University of Connecticut. She plans on obtaining her Master's in Speech-Language Pathology. Ever since she was little, she always had a passion to work with children. Her favorite part of her job is having the opportunity to watch children grow and assist them in developing skills in a caring atmosphere, that fosters learning through play. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors with her dogs and spending time with family and friends.