Staff Philosophy

The Behavior Analysts and direct care staff at Strong Foundations support the development of all children. They share in their belief that ALL children provided with Strong Foundations, such as mastery and fluency in prerequisite skills, will be able to keep moving forward in becoming participating and functional members of their communities. At Strong Foundations, we approach each child as an individual with their strengths and one-of-a-kind needs.


Executive Clinical Director & Founder


Strong Foundations Aydrien L. Cathcart MSEd., BCBA, LBA

Aydrien L. Cathcart MSEd., BCBA, LBA

Executive Clinical Director / ABA Preschool Director

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Administrative Staff


Strong Foundations Cassie Hackett

Cassie Hackett

Billing Coordinator / Intake Administrator

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Strong Foundations Department Chairs


Strong Foundations Patricia Szafir, LCSW

Patricia Szafir, LCSW

Supervisor of Counseling Services

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Strong Foundations Anamaria Arteaga, MA, BCBA, LBA

Anamaria Arteaga, MA, BCBA, LBA

Quality Assurance & Training Coordinator

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Strong Foundations Andrew Castillo

Andrew Castillo

Community Outing Coordinator & Safety Instructor

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ABA Services


Strong Foundations Yana Grigoryeva, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Yana Grigoryeva, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Strong Foundations Kathy LaPorte MSEd., BCBA, LBA, LABA

Kathy LaPorte MSEd., BCBA, LBA, LABA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Strong Foundations Jaime O’Karma MSed, BCBA, LBA

Jaime O’Karma MSed, BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Strong Foundations Nathan Gorgone

Nathan Gorgone

Team Building Coordinator / Senior ABA therapist

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Strong Foundations Jacob Castillo, RBT

Jacob Castillo, RBT

Media Coordinator

Strong Foundations Hannah Horan MS., BCBA, LBA

Hannah Horan MS., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Strong Foundations Kristin Stoeke, MS

Kristin Stoeke, MS

Senior ABA Therapist

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Educational Services


Strong Foundations Catarena Cathcart, RBT

Catarena Cathcart, RBT

Kindergarten Cubs Teacher / Curriculum Coordinator

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Strong Foundations Brianna Johnson

Brianna Johnson

Preschool Headteacher

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Strong Foundations Vanessa Torres

Vanessa Torres

Preschool Paws Teacher

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Strong Foundations Cheryl Cabaniss

Cheryl Cabaniss

Head Teacher of Little Paws

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Counseling Services


Strong Foundations Shaylyn Young, LPCA

Shaylyn Young, LPCA

Clinical Counselor / Senior ABA Therapist

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Speech & Language Services


Strong Foundations Heather Mangold

Heather Mangold

Speech & Language Services

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Therapy Pets


Strong Foundations Mushu

Mushu

Therapy Pet

Strong Foundations Montana

Montana

Therapy Pet

Strong Foundations Hatter

Hatter

Therapy Pet


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