Our team is composed of dynamic professionals who are Master’s level clinicians licensed as applied behavior analysts, (LABA) and Board Certified Behavior Analysts, (BCBA). They are experienced and well-trained in supporting individuals with Autism and other developmental disabilities. They are also knowledgeable in helping individuals with coexisting health conditions and consider their clients’ overall needs in creating a treatment plan. They teach parents and caregivers how to effectively and compassionately help their loved ones and also provide them with evidence-based tools and methodologies to enable positive changes in social, emotional, educational and behavioral development. Our employees undergo a complete background check, comprehensive orientation training and continuing education.
Jessica Stott, M.S., BCBA, LABA is the Executive Director for Key Connections ABA Services. She has worked in the field of education providing ABA- based services for over 15 years. Her experience ranges from working with individuals from early intervention through adulthood both in the public and private sector, with a desire for providing compassionate care through quality family driven services. Prior to joining Key Connections ABA Services, she has held positions overseeing center-based services and consulting within public schools to children with various learning profiles. Jessica specializes in parent education, staff and program development, consultative services, system development, Autism Spectrum Disorders and Special Education. Jessica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, licensed applied behavior analyst in the state of Massachusetts and a former instructor at Endicott College as well as a Safety Care Trainer.
Erica Kusz joined Key Connections ABA Services in April 2020 as the Program Director of home, community and center services. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College. She became a BCBA in 2015 and has been in the field for 8 years. Erica has experience working in a private ABA school system as well as insurance-based home and center services for individuals diagnosed with ASD and other developmental diagnoses. Previously, Erica was an Assistant Director of Early Intervention and then an Assistant Clinical Director of home and center services for the Worcester, MA region at Behavioral Concepts Innovations. Her expertise is in early intervention, parent training, supervision of BCBA’s, managing an ABA center and social skills curriculum development. She was recognized in the Worcester Business Journal for the Movers and Shakers in 2020, and is a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy.
Ashley Gello joined Key Connections in December 2020, as the Administrative Coordinator. She has worked in the childcare and healthcare field for over 10 years, as a professional nanny, medical assistant, and front-end coordinator at an out-patient pediatric office. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition with a minor in Psychology at Framingham State University, and hopes to go back to school to receive her Master’s degree in the near future. She is also a mom to two sweet and active boys. Through her work and life experiences, Ashley has grown a driving passion for working with and helping children with autism and their families to thrive. She hopes to help make a positive impact on the families we serve here at Key Connections. Outside of work, Ashley enjoys reading, going on adventures with her boys, and spending time at her lake cottage in Maine.
Nancy Taylor, M.S., BCBA, LABA joined Key Connections ABA Services in October of 2020 in a part time BCBA role to dip her toes in after having been in the school system for over 20 years. In January she dove into a full time BCBA role ready for a new endeavor. She feels fortunate to work with a professional and knowledgeable staff who challenge her to continue to learn and grow and to use those skills to benefit the clients we work with. Nancy obtained her Masters in Autism Studies-UMass Lowell and her Bachelor of Science Elementary Education-Salem State University. Some of Nancy’s personal interests include biking, hiking, kayaking and her dogs. “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Teresa
Katie Entwistle M.S., BCBA, joined Key Connections in April 2022 as a BCBA. She holds her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Bay Path University, as well as her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Vermont. Katie has worked in the field of ABA for 7 years, working in center-based and home-based settings. Her interests in the field include early intervention, and trauma-informed care. Prior to discovering ABA, she held positions as a preschool teacher at a Head Start program, a site director at an after-school program, and a nature and outdoor skills director at a YMCA camp. Katie’s personal interests include anything nature-related (self-proclaimed bird nerd), and anything food-related (i.e. tacos). When not working, she can be found with her boyfriend and their two guinea pigs, Charizard and Mew. A future dream of Katie’s is to one day use her ABA background to work with and study the behavior of corvids, specifically ravens.
Tayla Carroll M.S., BCBA, LABA joined Key Connections in September of 2022 as a part time BCBA. She holds her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons University as well as a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Tayla has worked in the field of ABA for 5 and half years, working primarily in early childhood, home-based services. She also has experience in center-based services and social skills. In addition to social skills, Tayla’s primary interest within the field of ABA is early intervention. Outside of work Tayla enjoys spending time with her family, photography, and tackling DIY projects. Tayla hopes to one day open an integrated preschool program.
Michela Mitsock joined Key Connections in December 2022 as a full-time BCBA. She received both her Master’s in Autism Studies as well as her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Umass Lowell. Michela has worked in the ABA field since 2015. She started as a behavior analyst at a private school for children with developmental disabilities. Michela became a BCBA in 2020 and began working as a clinician for in-home and center-based ABA services. Michela’s interests in the field include verbal behavior, functional communication, and social skills development. Outside of ABA, Michela enjoys spending time with her family, being active, and catching up on the latest shows!
Kerri Mezansky joined Key Connections in January 2023 as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has worked in the ABA field since 2011 and has a wide range of experience in working with individuals with special needs in home, school, clinical and community settings. Kerri received her B.S. in Psychology and Human Development at Wheelock College. She attended Bay Path University to pursue a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and graduated in 2017, becoming a BCBA and Licensed Behavior Analyst in 2019. Her greatest passion is to make a positive impact in the lives of everyone she meets and spread Mental Health awareness to those within her community. In her free time, Kerri enjoys spending time in nature with her family, listening to music, cooking, and going out with friends.
Vanessa Poma Joined Key Connections ABA Services in March 2023 as a full-time Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Vanessa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Cognitive Science through Fitchburg State University in 2015. She then obtained her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis through Simmons University in 2017. Prior to working at Key Connections, Vanessa taught courses at Fitchburg State University and worked as an Assistant Clinical Director, providing home and center-based services. Vanessa has been practicing as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst for 6 years, and has delivered ABA services for 8 years. Outside of work, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her family, drawing, and gardening.
Grace Morgan, M.E.d, BCBA, LABA, joined Key Connections in May 2023 as a BCBA. She holds her Masters in Special Education and Behavior Analysis from Fitchburg State University as well as her Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education and History from the University of Scranton. Grace has worked in the field of ABA for 7 years, combined with Special Education for 9 years. She has worked in residential settings, public school settings, and private school settings. Her interests in the field include teaching functional communication, development of social skills, community skills, and functional life skills. Outside of ABA, Grace enjoys spending time with her cat Colleen, family, and friends. She enjoys playing video games, finding the next best houseplant to add to her collection, and cycling. Grace hopes to one day incorporate trauma informed care with ABA to provide care to individuals with mental health diagnoses and Autism.