Team

Clinical Team

Andrew S. Rubin, Ph.D.
Andrew S. Rubin, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Florida, California & New York
Dr. Rubin is a licensed clinical psychologist, founder of the international society for autism (ISAresearch.org),.
Michael Kellen, Ph.D.
Michael Kellen, Ph.D.
Clinical Director, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, FL
Dr. Michael Kellen received his clinical and neuropsychological training at The University of Nebraska Medical.
Aron Tendler, M.D. C.BSM.
Aron Tendler, M.D. C.BSM.
Licensed Psychiatrist, FL
Dr. Aron Tendler met and trained with Dr. Rubin at Tulane University’s Department of Psychiatry.
Rana Conneway, MS
Rana Conneway, MS
Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor, FL
Rana received her Masters of Science for applied psychology with a focus in clinical counseling.
Kayla Edmonson
Kayla Edmonson
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern with the State of Florida (RMHC)
Kayla Edmonson was born and raised in a small town located in New Jersey. Kayla.
Rexford Bloxsom-Carter, M.A.
Rexford Bloxsom-Carter, M.A.
Primary Clinician / Psychological Assistant, CA
Rexford Bloxsom-Carter M.A. is a doctoral candidate at California School of Professional Psychology, specializing in.
Gabriella Crivello, M.A., AMFT, APCC
Gabriella Crivello, M.A., AMFT, APCC
Clinician, CA
Gabriella is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor at.
Senda Newman, MA, ASW
Senda Newman, MA, ASW
Clinician, CA
Before following her passion to work with young adults, Senda was a Licensed Clinical Social.
Tim Langerholc, M.Ed.
Tim Langerholc, M.Ed.
Assistant Program Director & Student Financial Skills Team, FL Department:Clinical, Financial
Tim was born near Chicago, lived briefly in Arizona, and moved to Florida at the.
Jana Corral
Jana Corral, M.A., LMFT
Managing Director, CA
Jana Corral, MA Psy., LMFT Jana Corral has Master’s Degree in Psychology and is a.
Sydney Fontanares Psy.D
Sydney Fontanares Psy.D
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, CA
Sydney Fontanares is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at New Directions in California. She received her Doctorate in.
Christina Remek, Psy.D.
Christina Remek, Psy.D.
Therapist, FL
Dr. Christina Remek is a postdoctoral psychology fellow completing her clinical hours at New Directions.

Academic Team

Gerald Bejarin
Gerald Bejarin
Academic Coordinator, CA
Gerald graduated from Sacramento State in 2016 with a B.A in Communication Studies. After taking.
Jeanette Durand
Jeanette Durand
Art Teacher, CA
Jeanette Durand teaches our art group and is a professional artist working in textiles, photography,.
Bobby Jividen
Bobby Jividen, BA, BS
Academic Director, FL
Bobby was born in California and grew up in Ohio before moving to South Florida.

Program Team

Regina Ntongo
Regina Ntongo
Program Mentor, CA
Regina attended Diablo Valley college before transferring to UC Berkeley where she received her bachelor’s.
Taylor Lyng
Taylor Lyng
Program Mentor, CA
Taylor is a mentor at New Directions and is currently pursuing a degree in psychology..
Erick Rivera
Erick Rivera
Program Mentor, CA
Erick graduated Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and has.
Serena Tsang
Serena Tsang
Program Mentor, CA
Serena graduated from Mills College in 2015 with a B.S. in Biopsychology. After graduation, she.
Tom Williams
Tom Williams
Program Assistant/MORS Coordinator, FL
Prior to moving to Florida, Tom practiced real estate for nearly 15 years in Connecticut,.
Tari Calow
Tari Calow
Program Resident Assistant, FL
Tari Calow is the Resident Advisor for the female residence at New Directions for Young.
Carolyn Schramm
Carolyn Schramm
Personal Trainer, FL
Carolyn Schramm is a native of Brooklyn, NY, but lived most of her life in.
Anthony Adornato
Anthony Adornato
New Directions Driver, FL
Anthony was born in Bronx, New York.  He attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Elementary, Columbus.
Monica Abreu
Monica Abreu
Program Mentor, CA
Monica graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California in 2016. She acquired.
Jorge Esquivel
Jorge Esquivel
Program Mentor, CA
Jorge recently obtained his bachelors degree in administration of criminal justice and is planning on.
Colleen Sammut
Colleen Sammut
Lead Mentor & Trainer, CA
Colleen is currently pursuing a degree in music education. She has worked developing leadership curriculum.
Dwan R. Vance, MPA
Dwan Vance
Program Mentor, CA
Dwan has worked with adolescents and young adults with special needs in a variety of.
Connie Wisesan
Connie Wisesan
Program Mentor, CA
Connie has a strong desire to support people in growth and ease in living.  She.
Melanie Silver
Melanie Silver
Program Director, Fl
Melanie Silver attained her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Psychology from The New School for Social.
Lori Rubin
Lori Rubin
Program Assistant, FL
Lori Rubin was educated at Hofstra University where she studied Gerontology and Psychology. She was.
Stephanie Palma Morales
Stephanie Palma Morales
Program Mentor, CA
Stephanie is a Bay Area native and recently graduated from University of California, Merced. She.
Brian Foster
Brian Foster
Program Mentor, CA
Brian graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.A. in history. He has worked.
Danielle Ott
Danielle Ott
Program Mentor, FL
Danielle was born and raised in South Florida and graduated from Cypress Bay High School.
Demarcus Moorman
Demarcus Moorman
Program Mentor, FL
Demarcus was born and raised in sunny South Florida.  He served in the military for.
Keara Martinez
Keara Martinez
Program Assistant, FL
Keara is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at FIU. Interested in.
Courtney Larsen
Courtney Larsen
Program Mentor, FL
Courtney graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal.
Carley Hilburn
Carley Hilburn
Program Mentor, FL
Carley Hilburn is from a small town in Pennsylvania named Doylestown PA. She decided to.
Ray Garcia
Ray Garcia
Program Assistant, FL
Ray was born and raised in South Florida. He graduated from Coconut Creek High School.
Ben Almog
Ben Almog
Financial Instructor, FL
Ben Almog lived in Israel, prior to moving to the United States in 1989. He.

Vocational Team

Erica Rubin
Erica Rubin, BA
Director of the International Society for Autism
Erica French is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she obtained a degree in.
Paula Breen, BA
Paula Breen, BA
Director of Vocational Services, FL
Paula Breen is originally from Savannah, NY, which is just an hour outside of Syracuse..
Andrea Ortiz
Andrea Ortiz
Vocational Coordinator, CA
Andrea graduated in 2014 from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Anthropology and a.

Administrative Team

Jonathan Cattarin
Jonathan Cattarin
Office Manager, CA
Jonathan graduated from Chico State in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Applied Computer Graphics. Having returned.
Suzanne Moore
Suzanne Moore
Receptionist, FL
Raised in South Florida, Suzanne loves to spend time with her family traveling, boating, going to.
Alicia Lang
Alicia Lang
Program Director, CA
Alicia has a passion for working with youth and young adults. Prior to joining the.
Bill Jones
Bill Jones
Chief Financial Officer, FL
Bill comes from a thirty plus year career in Investment Banking operations. In fact, it.
Kevin Maloy
Kevin Maloy
Digital Marketer and Social Media Specialist, FL
Kevin Maloy is a FIU graduate, with a Bachelor's in Marketing. He specializes in website.
Caitlin DeFlaun
Caitlin DeFlaun
Admissions Coordinator, FL
Caitlin DeFlaun is a Connecticut native who has spent time in the past 10 years.
Michelle West
Michelle West
Financial Coordinator, CA
Michelle graduated from UC Berkeley in 2015 with a B.A. in Classical Civilizations. She plans.
Dina Barker
Dina Barker
Administrative Assistant, CA
At New Directions, Dina is an administrative assistant. She graduated from San Francisco State University.

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