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.
Kristin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who began working children with autism in in-home and school-based programs using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2004 after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Allegheny College (Meadville, PA). She was introduced to programming that incorporated B. F. Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior in 2005. In 2007, she received her Master of Education degree in Special Education from Penn State (State College, PA). Kristin is also a certified special education teacher in the state of Pennsylvania and completed her student teaching requirements in an autistic support classroom for students in grades K - 2. Kristin came to the Carbone Clinic in 2007, where she began working directly with learners as an Instructor. In 2008 she was promoted to Supervisor of Education and Therapy and in 2009 she assumed the position of the Assistant Director. Kristin's other duties at the clinic have included working as a consultant at a parent workshop, working as a team supervisor at the Summer Institute, traveling to Germany to conduct OutReach services, giving presentations, and participating in and helping to oversee research projects.
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.
Ms. McCarthy has been with the Carbone Clinic since its opening in 2003. She began at the Carbone Clinic as Lead Instructor working directly with learners with autism and related disabilities. Since that time, she has been promoted to Supervisor of Education and Therapy and most recently, Outreach Consultant. Prior to working at the Carbone Clinic, Ms. McCarthy was employed in Brick Township, NJ as a regular education teacher in an inclusion setting. Following her time as a regular education teacher, Ms. McCarthy transitioned into a special education setting. During this time, consultation was provided to her classroom by Dr. Carbone and associates. Through this on-going consultation, Ms. McCarthy became skilled in the application of behavior principles, in particular, Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Ms. McCarthy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary and Special Education from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst and has received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Caldwell College in Caldwell, New Jersey.
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.
Danielle Micera is a certified general and special education teacher. She will be eligible for board certification in behavior analysis in August 2015. Danielle received her Master of Professional Studies degree in General Education and Special Education from Manhattanville College and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from SUNY New Paltz. She has been working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2009. Danielle was introduced to the principles of applied behavior analysis at the start of her career and has applied them to instruction in self-contained settings. She has also provided training on the application of B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior for both parents and professionals.