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.
Chief Operating Officer
Emily Kerwin, Ph.D., BCBA, OutReach and Consultation
Emily has been with the Carbone Clinic since its opening in 2003. She began at the Carbone Clinic as an instructor working directly with learners with autism and related disabilities. In September 2004 she was promoted to Lead Instructor and in September 2005 began working as an OutReach Consultant. Her time at the clinic has also included involvement with a number of research projects, three of which have recently been accepted for publication in peer reviewed journals. Emily began her career in behavior analysis working in home programs which utilized B.F. Skinners analysis of verbal behavior. Emily earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Union College in Schenectady, NY and a Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in Boston, MA. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
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.
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. Maggie graduated from the University of Maryland - College Park with a Bachelor of Arts from the college of Behavioral and Social Sciences. 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. She became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2005. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Special Education at Hunter College in New York.
Carole is an OutReach Consultant at the Carbone Clinic. She has been with the clinic since 2001 and her work has involved providing consultation, OutReach services to home and school programs in the UK, and she has assisted Dr. Carbone in training and workshops. Carole graduated from Cardiff University with a Bachelor’s degree in music in 1989 and a post graduate certificate in education in 1990. She began teaching 3- 7 year old children in the UK in 1990 and during this time completed a diploma in special needs. Carole returned to university in 1993 and earned a Masters in Educational Psychology in 1994 from Manchester University and a Masters in Child Psychology in 1995 from Nottingham University. Carole began practicing as an educational psychologist in 1995 and worked in this role for 6 years. It was towards the end of this time that Carole began her career in behavior analysis providing instruction and supervision to home programs which utilized B.F. Skinners analysis of verbal behavior. Carole became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2002 and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2013.
Jaimie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who graduated from Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 2009. In 2010 Jaimie earned a Masters of Arts in teaching at Sacred Heart University and became certified to teach elementary education in Connecticut. She has been working with children with autism and other related disabilities since the summer of 2005 in a variety of classroom settings. In 2011, Jaimie was introduced to the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA) while working for a private company that provides ABA services for children with autism in public schools and homes throughout Connecticut.
Kristin Zulkeski is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with individuals with autism and other related disabilities since 2004. She has taught children and adults in a variety of school and home settings utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis. In addition, Kristin worked as an instructor at the Carbone Clinic from 2013-2014. Kristin graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2008, and from Ball State University with a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism in 2014.
Joanne is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who is also a Certified Special Education Teacher. She has worked with individuals with special needs ranging in age from 2 – 19 years old. Joanne was introduced to applied behavior analysis and B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior while working with an early intervention provider in Staten Island, NY. Prior to joining us, she worked in a classroom that received consultation services from the clinic.