Every child deserves a champion.
JENNIFER DOMINICK - MPA, BSL
Jennifer Dominick has been in the Behavioral Health field since 2006. Jen received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Widener University in 2003. Jen started out as a Therapeutic Staff Support from 2006 to 2008. In 2008, Jen received her Master of Science Degree from Marywood University and transitioned to a Behavior Specialist Consultant, and later received her License from the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine for a Behavior Specialist. Jen is currently working as Director of the program and as a Licensed Behavior Specialist.
DEBORAH M. KNECHT - MA, LPC, LBS
Deborah joined Autism Behavioral Services, in March of 2012. With her, she brought a variety of experience from within and around the mental health field. Deborah earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a minor in Addiction’s Counseling from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. She continued on to earn a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University, Scranton, PA. She extended her Master’s Program to become a National CertifiedCounselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition, Deborah is a Licensed Behavior Specialist in the state of PA. She also took Applied Behavior Analyst classes through Florida Institute of Technology. During her work service, Deborah headed Partial HospitalizationPrograms, After-School Programs, and was instrumental in creating the first School- Based Behavioral Health Program in the area. She also, at times, served a Mobile Therapist. Deborah served on the Youth Aide Panel in Luzerne County and the Positive Behavior Support Program or a local school district. She volunteers with various organizations that contribute to the welfare of children especially fostered and special needs.
JENNIFER RANDAZZO - MS, LBS
Jenn has been working in the Social Services field with children and families since 2008. Jenn started working as a Mobile Therapist in the Behavioral Health field in 2009. In 2013, Jenn started her work as a Behavior Specialist and then became a Licensed Behavior Specialist in 2015. Jenn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2006 from Misericordia University (formerly College Misericordia). In 2009, Jenn finished her Master of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix. Jenn has been employed as a Licensed Behavior Specialist with Autism Behavioral Services since 2018.
Jeanette Borosky has been employed in the Behavioral Health field since 2002. Jeanette has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in Human Development and Family Studies. Jeanette was employed as a Therapeutic Staff Support for 15 years. Jeanette transitioned to an administrative role when she obtained a position at the agency in September of 2019. She is currently the Administrative Assistant and Intake Coordinator.
DANA HALL - MS, BSL
Dana Hall has been employed by Autism Behavioral Services since June of 2007. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from King's College in 2005 and became employed as a Therapeutic Support Staff in 2007. Dana later became a Behavior Specialist once achieving a Master's of Science degree from the University of Scranton in 2012. Currently, Dana holds a dual certification in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling. She earned licensure through the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and became a Licensed Behavior Specialist in 2013. Dana is currently employed as the Operations Supervisor at the agency,
LEAH PETERS - MA, NCC, LPC
Leah has been working in behavioral health as a Behavior Consultant and Mobile Therapist since 2008. She was a TSS prior to that since 2004. Leah earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Wilkes University in 2004. She received her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University in 2008. She is a National Certified Counselor and became a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2011.
MARIA YEAGER - M.Ed., BCBA
Maria has been working in Behavioral Health since 2009, first as a TSS and then transitioning to a BSC. Maria earned her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Penn State University in 2006 and then went on to teach second grade for two years. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with her Master's degree in education with an autism specialization. She also earned her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2022. Maria has been working at Autism Behavioral Services since 2018 as a Behavior Consultant and as the Clinical Director.
Gerry Capristo has been in the Behavioral Health field since 2006. Gerry received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Kings's College in 1983. He then worked as a Branch Manager of a Financial Institution from 1983 to 1987. From 1987 to 1991, he worked for a Government Subcontractor as Purchasing Manager. Gerry then became the Business Manager of a local corporation from 1991 to 2006. In 2006, he transitioned to the Behavioral Health field and joined Autism Behavioral Services in 2018. He currently is working as a Behavioral Health Technician and in the Business Relations department.