The success of Voice Now's programs is largely owed to the dedication and diverse professional backgrounds of our organization's members. On staff, we have a school psychologist, a speech pathologist, an elementary special education school teacher and an attorney advocate. In addition, all Voices Now members are Board Certified Behavior Analysts, each with over 15 years of clinical experience working with children and adolescents with autism, developmental disorders and behavioral challenges.
Mark Lampert, PsyD, BCBA
Dr. Lampert has been working with children, adolescents and young adults with autism and developmental disabilities for over 20 years. He began his work as an intern during his undergraduate education at Douglas Developmental Center at Rutgers University. Dr. Lampert continued his clinical training with a two-year mentorship with award-winning social skills author Jed Baker, PhD.
Dr. Lampert's versatility as a clinician is exemplified by the myriad of responsibilities he has successfully fulfilled throughout his professional career including his experience as a paraprofessional, a teacher of the handicapped, a family counselor, a school psychologist, a behavioral consultant and a very popular and dynamic guest lecturer. He has given presentations and led workshops on a wide range of topics including teaching social skills, addressing bullying, promoting disability awareness and controlling maladaptive behaviors in the classroom, to name only a few. His popularity as a public speaker and social skills group facilitator is a testament to his unique and creative approach to public speaking which he developed during his years as an improvisational theater performer in New York City.
Dr. Lampert is a New Jersey certified Teacher of the Handicapped, New Jersey certified School Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst and earned his Doctorate in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He currently works as a school psychologist and behavior consultant for the Valley Program, a public school program servicing children with autism.
Candice Cinotti-Rohr, MAT, BCBA
Ms. Cinotti-Rohr is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a New Jersey certified Teacher of the Handicapped with a Master in the Art of Teaching from Montclair State University. She has been teaching children with autism for over 15 years in both school and home-based settings. For more than a decade, Ms. Cinotti-Rohr has played an invaluable role in the development and success of the Valley Program in the Northern Valley Regional High School District. After spending nine years leading various ABA-based classrooms, she was promoted to Behavior Consultant and then to Supervisor of The Valley Program.
Her breadth of expertise includes but is not limited to parent training, classroom management, curriculum development and implementation, behavior management, inclusion practices and staff supervision. Ms. Cinotti-Rohr maintains a supervisory certificate from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board and is a certified dance instructor through the Dance Educators of America.
Ms. Cinotti-Rohr's enthusiasm and dedication as a teacher and trainer is inspiring to anyone who has the pleasure of working with her. Her devotion to children with special needs and positive outlook is immediately apparent when you attend one of her energetic presentations or workshops, consequently making her a public speaker in high demand. Some of her recent presentations include: Planning and Implementing Successful Strategies for Students in Inclusive Classrooms: An exploration into the crucial process involved in successful transitioning a child with ASD into a less restrictive environment; Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Basics; Components of a Transition Program for Students with High Functioning Autism; Autism Spectrum Disorders and ABA: An overview of behavioral approaches; Paraprofessional Training Series and Autism Awareness: What general education teachers need to know.
Catherine Troia-Slutzky, SLP, BCBA
Ms. Troia-Slutzky is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience providing therapeutic services to children and adults with speech and language deficits, with a special focus on working with individuals with autism and developmental disorders. She received her Master in Science in Communication Disorders from William Patterson College, where she was also the recipient of the Wathina Hill Award. Ms. Troia-Slutzky is a highly-esteemed member of her profession. Her dedication to the population she serves and her passion for furthering her own knowledge as well as others' in the field of speech pathology is evident in the numerous responsibilities with which she has been entrusted as well as the multiple honors she has been awarded.
Early in her career, she worked as the Director of Rehabilitation and Program Therapy Manager of two well-known rehabilitation centers. Presently, Ms. Troia-Slutzky is a Trustee for the Valley Program Foundation for Children with Autism and is active in coordinating fundraising events for the foundation. She also serves as a Continuing Education Administrator for The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and organizes workshops for speech therapists to stay current and obtain continued education credits. Recognizing Ms. Troia-Slutzsky's valuable contributions to the field, ASHA has honored her twice with an ACE (Award for Continuing Education). Ms. Troia-Slutzsky has also enjoyed sharing her extensive expertise with clinical graduate students at New York University and William Patterson College, where she has taught as an Adjunct Professor. She is a founding member of Voices Now, Inc. and the keystone of the organization. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and currently works for The Valley Program in the Northern Valley Regional High School District as a Speech Language Specialist.
Roxanne Z. Hill, Esq, BCBA
Ms. Hill is a licensed attorney and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with children and adolescents with autism for over 18 years. She received her bachelor's degree from Columbia University's Columbia College and her master's degree in Psychology in Education from Columbia University's Teachers College. Ms. Hill's professional experience includes working as a Special Education Itinerant Teacher and Early Intervention provider as well as providing Special Education Teacher Support Services to local school districts. She has served as a grant writer for a number of non-profit organizations including an international program for institutionalized children with autism for which she also served as Acting Director, legal consultant and ABA trainer overseas. In addition, Ms. Hill has volunteered as an advocate for indigent families seeking special education services and adults with mental disabilities living in group homes. She received her Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School where she was awarded The Brooklyn Law School Richardson Merit Scholarship and the New York University Charles H. Revson Law Students Public Interest Fellowship.
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