Team

Clinical Team

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.
Christina Remek, Psy.D.
Christina Remek, Psy.D.
Therapist, CA
Dr. Christina Remek is a postdoctoral psychology fellow completing her clinical hours at New Directions.
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.
Ashley Wasserman, Psy.D.
Ashley Wasserman, Psy.D.
Director of Admissions, FL
Ashley Wasserman is a post-doctoral psychology resident completing her licensure hours at New Directions for.
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.
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.
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.
Khadeeja Mirza
Khadeeja Mirza , MA., ASW
Clinician, CA
Khadeeja is an Associate Clinical Social Worker. She has experience working with underserved populations, such.
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.
Gabriella Crivello, MA, IMF, PCCI
Gabriella Crivello, MA, IMF, PCCI
Clinician, CA
Gabriella is a Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counselor intern at New Directions in.
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.
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 clincical psychologist in the state of Florida (Lic. #PY 7082),.
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.

Academic Team

Jeanette Durand
Jeanette Durand
Art Teacher, CA
Jeanette Durand teaches our art group and is a professional artist working in textiles, photography,.
Ollie Maggie
Ollie Maggie
Academic Coordinator, CA
Ollie graduated from Saint Mary’s College of CA in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in.
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

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.
Ryan Mccabe
Ryan Mccabe
Financial Coordinator, CA
Ryan graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from California State University Monterey Bay. His volunteer.
Monica Abreu
Monica Abreu
Program Mentor, CA
Monica graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California in 2016. She acquired.
Gerald Bejarin
Gerald Bejarin
Program Mentor, CA
Gerald graduated from Sacramento State in 2016 with a B.A in Communication Studies. After taking.
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
Program Mentor, CA
Colleen is currently pursuing a degree in music education. She has worked developing leadership curriculum.
Roslyn Harris
Roslyn Harris
Program Mentor, CA
Roslyn is a mentor at NDYA. Roslyn was born and raised in the SF Bay.
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.
Lori Rubin
Lori Rubin
Program Assistant, FL
Lori Rubin was educated at Hofstra University where she studied Gerontology and Psychology. She was.
Melanie Silver
Melanie Silver
Program Director, Fl
Melanie Silver attained her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Psychology from The New School for Social.
Brian Foster
Brian Foster
Program Mentor, CA
Brian graduated from California State University, Chico with a B.A. in history. He has worked.
Michelle West
Michelle West
Program Mentor, CA
Michelle graduated from UC Berkeley in 2015 with a B.A. in Classical Civilizations. She plans.
Ben Almog
Ben Almog
Financial Instructor, FL
Ben Almog lived in Israel, prior to moving to the United States in 1989. He.
Ray Garcia
Ray Garcia
Program Assistant, FL
Ray was born and raised in South Florida. He graduated from Coconut Creek High School.
Carley Hilburn
Carley Hilburn
Program Mentor, FL
Carley Hilburn is from a small town in Pennsylvania named Doylestown PA. She decided to.
Courtney Larsen
Courtney Larsen
Program Mentor, FL
Courtney graduated from Prairie View A&M University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal.
Keara Martinez
Keara Martinez
Program Assistant, FL
Keara is currently enrolled in the Master of Social Work program at FIU. Interested in.
Demarcus Moorman
Demarcus Moorman
Program Mentor, FL
Demarcus was born and raised in sunny South Florida.  He served in the military for.
Danielle Ott
Danielle Ott
Program Mentor, FL
Danielle was born and raised in South Florida and graduated from Cypress Bay High School.

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.
Andrea Ortiz
Andrea Ortiz
Vocational Coordinator, CA
Andrea graduated in 2014 from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Anthropology and a.
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..

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
Born in Ohio, raised in South Florida since the age of 8. Suzanne has been.
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.
Dina Barker
Dina Barker
Administrative Assistant, CA
At New Directions, Dina is an administrative assistant. She graduated from San Francisco State University.
Caitlin DeFlaun
Caitlin DeFlaun
Admissions Coordinator, FL
Caitlin DeFlaun is a Connecticut native who has spent time in the past 10 years.
Erin Knecht
Erin Knecht
NDFYA Staff, FL
Prior to moving and to South Florida in August of 2013, Erin could be found.
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.

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