ABLS Staff

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Photography: Gerry Evelyn

Mariela Vargas-Irwin 
Executive Director


PsyD, BCBA-D, LABA

Licensed Psychologist

Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral

Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst

Dr. Vargas obtained her doctoral degree from Rutgers University, completed her internship at Boston Children’s Hospital, and pursued post-doctoral training at the Baker Children’s Center. She has over thirty years of experience working with children with autism and other developmental disorders with behavioral challenges. Dr. Vargas has worked as a home-based behavioral therapist, overseen home-based programs, designed training protocols for ABA therapists and supervisors, and consulted with families and schools. She was the second president of the Massachusetts Association for Behavior Analysis and has presented in numerous national and international Autism and ABA conferences. A licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, she is the founder and executive director of Applied Behavioral Learning Services (ABLS). Her interests include inclusion, social skills, and executive behavior.

 
Behavior Analysts
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Connor Gaffney

BCBA

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Yuki Maeda

M.A., BCBA, LABA

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Ann Filer

E.D., BCBA, LABA

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Cassandra Whitman

M.A., BCBA, LABA

Administrative Staff
Peggy Donnelly

Peggy Donnelly

Colleen Perez

Colleen Perez

Graduate Assistants
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Jessica Russo

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Alison Trudo

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Carolina Paiz Martinez

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Ashley Zanghi

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Lila Salas, MA

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Evelyn Monks

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Alanna Mcdermott

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Arielle Black

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Rory Sullivan

Behavior Technicians
Akira Flemming
Bernidah Cherilus
Erica Woloszynski
Georgia Lucas
Jenna Launie
Jennifer Calegari
Jessica Russo
Jillian Russo
Kelsey Shea
Kristina Koval
MaKayla Quinn
Margaret Drennan
Maria Krafcik
Michael Spering
Shahana Shaikh