ABLS Staff

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 Judge 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. 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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Ann Filer

E.D., BCBA, LABA

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Cassandra Whitman

M.A., BCBA, LABA

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Yuki Maeda

M.A., BCBA, LABA

Administrative Staff
Kim Murray

Kim Murray

Colleen Perez

Colleen Perez

Graduate Assistants
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Ashley Zanghi

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Alanna Mcdermott

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Connor Gaffney

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Josh Nickell

Behavior Technicians
Akira Flemming
Ashley Flood
Christina McGlew
Erica Woloszynski
Fatgezim Bela
Georgia Lucas
Hermione Marcellus
Isabella Ferrara
Janet Phelan
Jenna Launie
Jennifer Calegari
Jessica Russo
Jillian Russo
Kathryn Farrell
Kelsey Shea
Kimberly Granito
MaKayla Quinn
Margaret Drennan
Maria Krafcik
Michael Spering
Paige Ramos
Shahana Shaikh
Stephanie Baker