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Clinic Staff

Vincent J. Carbone, Ed.D., BCBA-D
Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Vincent J. Carbone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral with over 35 years of experience designing learning environments for persons with autism and development disabilities. He received his graduate training in applied behavior analysis (ABA) at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) and Penn State University. He is visiting professor in the Behavioral Education doctoral program at Simmons College in Boston, MA. His teaching responsibilities include courses in Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior. His behavior analytic research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, The Analysis of Verbal Behavior, Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities and others. Dr. Carbone currently serves on the editorial review board of several peer reviewed behavior analytic journals including Behavior Analysis in Practice. He is a frequent invited speaker at professional workshops and conferences. He has provided the preparatory training to hundreds of persons seeking board certification as a behavior analyst (BCBA) in several states and overseas. He is the developer and presenter of a series of workshops on teaching verbal behavior to children with autism based upon B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior.

Emily Kerwin, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA
Chief Operating Officer

Emily Kerwin, Ph.D., BCBA, OutReach and Consultation
Emily began her career in behavior analysis working in home programs which utilized B.F. Skinners analysis of verbal behavior. In 2003, after graduating from Union College in Schenectady, NY with a B.S. in Psychology, Emily started working with the Carbone Clinic upon its opening. She began as one of the first three instructors hired to work directly with learners with autism and related disabilities and was later promoted to Lead Instructor. In September 2005 she began working as an OutReach Consultant. In 2014 Emily assumed the position of Chief Operating Officer and undertook the task of establishing home-based ABA services through the Carbone Clinic in Massachusetts. Throughout her years at the clinic she has been involved in a number of research projects, many of which have been accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals. In 2011 Emily earned a Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is licensed to practice behavior analysis in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of New York.

Gina Zecchin-Tirri, M.S. Ed., BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director

Gina Zecchin-Tirri has worked along Dr. Carbone since 1998. She started her career as a public school special educator in New York teaching children with autism and varying developmental disabilities. She has over 20 years of experience teaching children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. After working alongside Dr. Carbone in 1998, Gina began her career in behavior analysis and in 2003 became Assistant Director of the Carbone Clinic and currently serves as Clinical Director. During this time, Gina dedicated much of her clinical work assessing and providing treatment to individuals with autism, supervising teachers, therapists and consulting with school districts around the USA as well as in Europe. In addition to her clinical work, Gina has participated research projects which are currently published in The Analysis of Verbal Behavior and Focus on Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Gina is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Margaret "Maggie" M. Hagerty, BCBA
OutReach Supervisor - New York

Maggie has been an employee of the Carbone Clinic since 2004. Her experience at the clinic has included working in a variety of areas including assisting Dr. Carbone in workshops, providing 1:1 instruction, Lead Instructor, and currently provides consultation services at the clinic as well as outreach services in home and school programs. Her career in behavior analysis began in home programs which incorporated the use of B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior prior to her employment at the clinic. Maggie has a Master's degree from Arizona State University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Danielle Sablich, BCBA, LBA-NYS
OutReach Consultant - New York

Danielle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analysts in the State of New York. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Stony Brook University and completed her M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Sage College in May 2017. Danielle has experience working with a wide variety of individuals with autism and other related disabilities, ranging from school aged to adulthood. She has worked in special education classrooms, home programs, and day habilitation programs that incorporate the principles of ABA and B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior. Danielle has been working at the Carbone Clinic as an OutReach Consultant since 2016.

Megan Sorvino, BCBA
OutReach Consultants – New York

Megan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with individuals with autism since 2010. She received her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education for Students with Special Needs from Brooklyn College in 2015 and completed her coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology in 2017. Megan has experience with the principles of ABA and began studying the application verbal behavior after attending a workshop presented by Dr. Carbone. She has been working at the Carbone Clinic as an OutReach Consultant since 2018.

Jordan Litt, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA-NYS
OutReach Consultants – New York

Jordan is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of New York. She has a B.A. in Psychology from The University of Michigan and received her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education with a concentration on Autism and Developmental Disorders from The University of Texas in 2015. Jordan has worked with a wide variety of individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, ranging from pre-school aged to high school. She has experience providing services in-home, in-clinic, and in-classroom that incorporate the principles of ABA and B.F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior. Her role at the Carbone Clinic is to provide consultation to school settings as an OutReach Consultant.

Linda Panzica, BCBA
OutReach Consultants – New York

Linda is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a licensed behavior analyst in New York State. She began her career in education in 1994 in the public school system. As a classroom teacher for an ASD class in 2000, Linda was introduced to the science of applied behavior analysis and Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior. After setting up and teaching a classroom utilizing the principles ABA and Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, Linda went on to supervise classrooms, and set up additional classrooms. She earned her BCBA in 2011. Linda has performed staff trainings, parents trainings and workshops as well as hands on consultation to classroom teachers. Linda joined the Carbone Clinic as an outreach consultant.

Emmanuel G. Hidalgo, MSEd, BCBA
OutReach Consultant - New York

Manny is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with individuals with autism since 2009. He has experience incorporating the principles of ABA and B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior with both children and adults in school and home settings. Manny holds a Master of Science degree in Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities from Mercy College and completed his coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology. His role at the Carbone Clinic is to provide consultation to school settings as an OutReach Consultant.

Jordan A. Chusid, BCBA, LABA
Supervising BCBA - Massachusetts

Jordan is BCBA and licensed behavior analyst in the state of Massachusetts. She started her career in behavior analysis in 2013 working in a preschool in Michigan for children with an autism spectrum disorder. In 2014, Jordan moved to Massachusetts to pursue her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Regis College where Dr. Emily Kerwin was her professor and her interest in the application of Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior to teaching language began. Jordan earned her Master's degree in 2016 and began working with the Carbone Clinic in early 2017.

Tali Rudy Zaltzman, M.Ed.
Registered Behavior Technician - Massachusetts

Tali is currently a Registered Behavior Technician and received a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Regis College in Massachusetts in May 2019. She is originally from Mexico City and came to the United States to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Education at Northeastern University where she fell in love with ABA. She has over eight years of experience working with children and over four years of experience working with individuals with autism using the principles of ABA. Tali has worked with children ranging from 3 to 17 years of age in both home and school settings. Tali has been working for the Carbone Clinic since the summer of 2017.

Toni Rose Agana, BCBA, LABA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Intern - Massachusetts

Toni Rose is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and MA State Licensed Behavior Analyst. She has a B.A. in Psychology from University of North Texas, and an M.S. in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College. Toni Rose first started her career in behavior analysis in 2015 in a center in Texas for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Since moving to Massachusetts she has gained experience in working in home-based setting as well. Toni Rose has been working for the Carbone Clinic since the fall of 2017.

Samantha Boyd, RBT
Registered Behavior Technician

Sam is a Registered Behavior Technician. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of New Hampshire. Sam first started her career in behavior analysis in 2017 interning at a community-based center for adults with autism that utilized the principles of ABA. Sam has been working for the Carbone Clinic since the summer of 2018 and plans to pursue her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis.