Transition Coordinator - Brooke Howard, MS, OTR/L
Brooke has a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Sargent College at Boston University and an undergraduate degree in neuroscience from Oberlin College. Brooke has worked as an Occupational Therapist with children and adolescents in early intervention, inpatient, outpatient and school-based settings since she was licensed in 2005. Before coming to Ivy Street, she worked in inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and supervised the outpatient program at Franciscan Hospital for Children. Brooke also worked as an adjunct faculty in the Occupational Therapy department at Sargent College from 2010-2014. Brooke has been at Ivy Street since 2009 and was a founding member of the transition classroom.
Clinical Director - Ashley Constantine, MSW, LICSW
Ashley has a Master's degree in Social Work from Boston College, a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the College of the Holy Cross, and is currently a Licensed School Adjustment Counselor. Prior to joining the Ivy Street School team in February 2016, Ashley spent approximately 3 years at the NFI Worcester IRTP as a Clinical Director and Clinician as well as several years working at the Walker Home and School in Needham. Throughout her career, Ashley has over 8 years of experience working in residential, public, and private schools with students who have behavioral health needs and are on the autism spectrum. Ashley also provides outpatient services to youth and their families through her private practice.
Assistant Clinical Director - Clarese Deibel, MSW, LICSW
In April 2014, Clarese began as our newest staff clinician at the Ivy Street School. Clarese graduated with her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University, with a focus on health, mental health, and disabilities. Since her undergraduate career, Clarese has worked with children, adolescents, and families in an array of settings including early intervention, public schools, child protection, as well as inpatient and outpatient hospital settings. In December 2014, Clarese earned her LICSW, and will begin supervising our clinical interns. Clarese co-leads Theater Group at Wheelock College, and is looking forward to their wonderful performance at Extravaganza. Clarese enjoys being part of the therapeutic milieu, supporting students and their families here at the Ivy Street School.
Program Director, Skills for Life – Jane Hannafin, MS, OTR/L, RYT
Jane has both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Occupational Therapy from The University of New Hampshire. Prior to working at Ivy Street, Jane worked at Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital on the Traumatic Brain Injury Unit for two years. Jane joined the Ivy Street SPOT team in 2012. She is a founding member of the Transition Classroom which she continues to support today. In addition to her work with transition-aged students, Jane provides life skill training and programming for all Ivy students. In 2014, Jane also became the Vocational Manager within the Transition Department focusing on job-readiness training and development. Jane became a Registered Yoga Teacher in 2015 in an effort to integrate health and wellness training into her practice.
Clinician - Janet Barbieri, MSW, LCSW
Janet Barbieri joined the Clinical Team at Ivy Street School during the summer of 2016. Prior to joining Ivy Street, Janet earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Social Work from Skidmore College in New York. She continued her training at Boston College, where she earned her Master’s in Social Work, specializing in the provision of clinical mental health services for children and adolescents. Janet has dedicated her clinical training and professional career to supporting children and families coping with behavioral health concerns, and comes to Ivy Street School with a wealth of experience working in residential and therapeutic school settings.
Clinician - Mia Cianciarulo, MSW, LCSW
Mia joined Ivy Street School as a clinical intern in 2013 while working on her Master's in Social Work at Simmons College in the Advanced Standing Program. She received her Bachelor's in Social Work from Wheelock College, where she gained experience in a special education preschool. Mia returned to Ivy Street as a full-time clinician in January 2015. She has interest in working with young adults with developmental disabilities with special interest in helping young adults that were prenatally exposed to drugs or alcohol learn how to regulate and identify their emotions. Mia runs a group with the transition-aged students on self-determination and disability disclosure.
Clinician & Behavior Technician - Lane Wendel, MSW, LCSW
Lane joined the Ivy Street School in September 2015 as a clinical intern while she completed her Master's degree in Social Work from Boston College. Prior to receiving her MSW, Lane received her B.S. in Human Development with a minor in Education from Cornell University. Lane has always been passionate about working in schools and helping students with unique learning needs achieve, and has experience working in a wide-variety of educational settings. At Boston College, Lane concentrated in clinical social work with children, youth and families, and earned a specialty certificate in school social work. Upon graduating from Boston College with her MSW in May 2016, Lane joined the clinical team at Ivy Street as a full-time clinician and behavior technician.
Since joining the team, Lane has earned her License in Clinical Social Work, as well as her Massachusetts License as a School Adjustment Counselor. At Ivy Street, Lane works closely with the behavior team to establish and implement Ivy Street's Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) system within classrooms, residential programming, and in all aspects of the Ivy Street community. Most recently, Lane has pioneered the formation of an Ivy Street School Student Council, and she also enjoys running clinical social skills groups in classrooms and arts and crafts groups during the residential hours.
Speech Language Pathologist – Jessica Buckley, M.S., CCC-SLP
Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University. She has worked in the areas of prevention, assessment, and intervention of speech and language disorders in children with a variety of communication difficulties. She has also worked with adults with traumatic brain injuries. She has been at Ivy Street School since 2015.
Speech Language Pathologist – Rebekah Adelstone, M.S., CCC-SLP
Rebekah has a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of New Mexico and a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Emerson College. Prior to coming to Ivy Street School she worked with infants, toddlers, and elementary aged children with a variety of language and communication disorders in both Early Intervention and the private practice settings. Rebekah also works part time at a long-term care and rehabilitation unit, working in the areas of swallowing and cognition.
Physical Therapist – Jen Stumpf, MS, PT
Jen began her career as a physical therapist in 1998 in the New York City public schools, where she worked with children with developmental delays for over 10 years, taught workshops to other therapists on the topics of Neurodevelopmental Technique and Sensory Integration, and worked to bring assistive technology to students in need of it. Simultaneously, she worked extensively with the 0-3 year old population in a home-based setting and assisted in developing a tennis program for children with special needs in Brooklyn, NY. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Biospsychology from Oberlin College, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy, both from Touro College. Jen created the Ivy Street School's partnership with the Boston University Fitness and Recreation Department
Occupational Therapist - Megan Ribak, MS, OTR/L
Megan has a Bachelor's in Biological Sciences from the University of Connecticut and a Master's in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. Before joining Ivy Street School, Megan worked with infants, toddlers, and their families in Early Intervention. She also helped teens develop skills for independent living through a community-based activity group. In addition to working with the Ivy Street students in the classroom, Megan is available after school for the residential floor and Cottage Farm Program.
Occupational Therapist - Sarah Williams, MS, OTR/L
Sarah has a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Elizabethtown College, where she also minored in Spanish. She completed clinical fieldwork assignments at Johns Hopkins Hospital in oncology, and at Sheppard Pratt Health System in a residential psychiatric program for adolescents. In addition to providing one-on-one OT services, Sarah will be working closely with the residential staff and students as a resource for programming.