Our Mission

The Hope Centers will be the premier provider of educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs. We will be a model for excellence, a safe haven for students, and a vibrant and outspoken advocate for those who need our support.

Our committed, talented, and compassionate staff will exude the characteristics of patience, perseverance, and trust by using a multi-disciplinary approach of best practices. Individual success will be celebrated and students’ lives will be improved.

WE WILL ALWAYS BE A SOURCE OF HOPE.

Our Team

Our multidisciplinary team consists of school psychologists, counselors, behavior analysts, registered behavior technicians, educators, instructional aids, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists. Our therapists integrate different modalities and approaches to ensure that each child has an effective, comprehensive plan of treatment.

Our Programs

The Hope Centers offer full and part time programs, individualized, one-on-one sessions, and group programs. Appointments are available during the day and in the evening.

Our Staff

The Hope Centers

Chief Executive Officer

Asha Persaud

Chief Operations Officer

Andy Petro

Service Coordinator

Ashley Heaton

HR Business Partner

Stacey End

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Stacey Ailes

Billing Coordinator

Cheri Bionda

Staff Accountant

Sean Hensley

Recruiting Coordinator

Erin Kiley

Transportation Specialist

Carl Hall

Cyber Service Coordinator

Natalie Scott

Intern

Paige Lively

Hope Academy

Director of Hope Academy

Deb Lehew, ED.D

Asst. to the Education Director

Jamie Dodd

Paraprofessional

Alexa DiSanti

Early Childhood Teacher

Anna McArdle

Teacher

Desirae Hoffman

Teacher

Jacqueline Cross

Teacher

Leah Hoffman

Teacher

Lisa Leach

Paraprofessional

Megan Caputo

Paraprofessional

Jennifer Balkovec

Paraprofessional

Lisa Avery

Paraprofessional

Ryan Edder

Paraprofessional

Joe Ortman

Paraprofessional

Amy Lunn

Paraprofessional

Jacqueline Morgan

Paraprofessional

Nitu Singh

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Mariah Forsythe

Paraprofessional

Ashley Berry

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Elisabeth Ashmore

Transportation Specialist

Carl Hall

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Morgan Lang

Special Education Teacher

Jen Rimmel

Paraprofessional

Rebecca Rodriguez

Paraprofessional

Alyssa Graham

Special Education Teacher

Brandon Glenn

Resource Teache

Stacy McClune

RBT

Emily Pettitt

Teacher

Nikki Murbach

Paraprofessional

Amanda Dean

Regional Education Director

Melanie Karpinski

Special Education Teacher

Kathy Hoehl

Registered Nurse (RN)

Hope Dishler

The Hope Learning Center

Director of the Hope Learning Center

Haley Jarrett, MS, CCC-SLP

School Psychologist

Katlyn East, MA, Ed.S.

School Psychologist

Patty DeCato, MA, MS

Speech Therapist

Anna Mianzo, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Kylie Racioppo, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Danielle Pikoulas, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Jocelyn Shuber, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech Therapist

Liz Kayda, MS, CCC-SLP

Physical Therapist

Taylor Croft, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Becky Hargenrader PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Jennifer Rivet PT, M.P.T.

Occupational Therapist

Erin McGrady, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Salley Grainger, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Erica Glinkerman, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Kelly Jaworski, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Tessa Gacovsky, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Samantha West, MOTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Stephanie Weir MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Kylie Godwin, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Abby Quinn, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Caroline Mosher, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Anna Kasten-Coffman, COTA/L

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Brianna Marburger, M.Ed, BCBA, LBS

Registered Behavior Technician

Jamie Larson

Special Education Teacher

Bryan DePetro

School Nurse, CSN

Allyson Whitmer, RN, BSN

Speech Therapist

Alyssa Cameron, CCC-SLP

Occupational Therapist

Brianna Scott

School Psychologist

Debbie McGinnis

Paraprofessional

Lauren Kingsley

Paraprofessional

Kaitlyn Davidson

Occupational Therapist

Megan Ohr

Paraprofessional

Tori Hanni

Physical Therapist

Raven Hunt

BCBA

Caitlin Nalipa

Paraprofessional

Chloe Miller

Paraprofessional

Elise Rangru

Intern

Shelby Chepress

Paraprofessional

Alexa Crown

Paraprofessional

Anita George

Paraprofessional

Kristin Collins

Paraprofessional

Fernanda Paez-Starcher

Paraprofessional

Donna Schilinski

Speech Therapist (Clinical Fellow)

Madolyn Foringer

Speech Therapist (Clinical Fellow)

Sydney Weber

Paraprofessional

Christopher Calle

Occupational Therapist

Colleen Cummings

SLP

Elizabeth Foley

Paraprofessional

Tara Coble

The Hope Therapy Center

Director of The Hope Therapy Center

Nicole Brown MA, BCBA, LBS

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Lindsay Anderson, M.Ed, BCBA, LBS

Registered Behavior Technician

Courtney Koegler, MS

Board Certified Behavior Analys

Julie Ogden, MA, BCBA, LBS

Registered Behavior Technician

Liz Ferguson

Paraprofessional

Madison Root

Paraprofessional/ABA Therapist

Carissa Kelly

Intern

Maram Alnahari

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Careers at Hope

At The Hope Centers, we’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic and experienced educators, therapists, and other practitioners who are eager to make a difference in the lives of children with special needs. Our vibrant, diverse, and dynamic company culture is driven by staff members who live out the ideal that their skills, talents, abilities, and professional efforts are best spent in the service of others. Our core values…compassion, integrity, commitment, innovation, perseverance, and teamwork…make this a great place to be employed. If your values match ours, contact us today to discuss joining our team!

 
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