“Success isn't the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”

 -H Cain
Behavior Consultants

Executive Director
Michelle Ragozzine, EdM, BCBA

Michelle Ragozzine is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Providence College and her Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Michelle was initially trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) by Dr. Alan Kazdin at Yale University and later through the University of West Florida. While working directly for Dr. Kazdin, Michelle was trained in Parent Management Training (PMT). PMT is a highly successful, empirically supported parent education model designed to reduce behavioral excesses in children.

After leaving Yale, Michelle coordinated an ABA program for children over the age three in the state of California. As the coordinator she trained and supervised other behavior analysts and direct therapy staff. Additionally she performed Functional Behavioral Assessments, completed developmental evaluations on children of all ages, and consulted regularly with school districts. While in California Michelle was trained in Pivotal Response Training (PRT), a naturalistic ABA intervention used to teach children on the autism spectrum.

Since returning to CT, Michelle has consulted for school districts and acted as the director of an ABA program in the state of CT. Additional specialties include Picture Exchange Communication (PECS), experimental analysis, staff training and supervision, program development, and positive behavioral support.

Clinical Director
Britta Wehmann-Bell, MA, BCBA

Britta Wehmann-Bell is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Rochester. She then began working at the New England Center for Children in Massachusetts as a Coordinator and Program Specialist. While working at NECC Britta received her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University.

After leaving Massachusetts, she came to Connecticut as a school-based consultant. She gained experience working with children and young adults with special needs in residential programs and school settings. Britta developed and implemented behavior and academic programs for children and young adults with autism and related disorders. Britta also has experience conducting functional behavior assessments and developing programs. In addition she has provided staff training, supervision, and family training. 

Director of Staff Training
Caitlan Mezerewski, M.A.

Caitlan earned her Master's Degree from the University of West Florida, where she completed coursework required to become a BCBA. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Mental Health from Southern Connecticut State University. She is starting to pursue her Master's Degree in Exceptional Student Education at the University of West Florida in January 2014. Caitlan will complete coursework to become certified as a behavior analyst as part of her Master's Degree.

Caitlan has been providing ABA services to children of all ages with autism and related disorders since 2009. Prior to deciding to make this work her career, she volunteered for programs that provided services to children with special needs for 6 years. Caitlan has experience in school and home settings. Caitlan is a dedicated and enthusiastic therapist, and feels very fortunate to be able to work in a field that she feels so passionate about.

Ashley Wulinksy, MS, BCBA
Behavior Analyst

Ashley earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Southern Connecticut State University. She is also a certified Special Education Teacher. Ashley completed a graduate certificate in Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in May 2017. 

Throughout the years, Ashley has worked with a diverse population of children and adolescents. She has provided Special Education services to students in a regional educational service center, as well as a public school setting. Through these varied experiences, Ashley solidified her passion for working with children with Autism. She is dedicated to promoting independence and making a difference in the lives of children and adolescents with disabilities. 

Ashley also has experience with Picture Exchange Communication (PECS), assistive technology, IEP development, staff oversight, and providing various modifications and accommodations within the classroom setting.

Behavior Consultant
Kelly Morlando, BCaBA

Kelly is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). She earned her Bachelor's Degree in 2002 from Albertus Magnus College. In undergrad, Kelly studied Psychology with a concentration in Art Therapy. After, she went on to attend the University of North Texas where she completed the coursework necessary to sit for the BCaBA exam in 2008. Kelly has also been trained in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System).

Kelly has been providing ABA services since 1998 to children ages 18 months through 14-years-old, and with varying disabilities. She has provided these services in both, home and school settings. Kelly has experience conducting assessments, including the ASIEP, Brigance, VB-MAPP, and ABLLS. She is well versed in the PPT process, as well as the development of goals for IEPs. She has also created behavior intervention plans (BIPs) and trained staff to implement those plans with fidelity. Kelly is excited for even more new experiences with the MR&A team.
Behavior Consultant
Justin Lopes, BCBA

Justin received Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Biology from the University of Rhode Island, with a focus on experimental design and statistical analysis. In August of 2016 he received a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from The Sage Colleges. In December of 2016 Justin received board certification from the Behavior Analysis Certification Board.

Justin has worked in ABA classrooms teaching various communication and life skills since 2012. Prior to that he worked for 7 years as a direct support professional for adults with developmental disabilities. It was there he discovered his passion for helping differently abled people lead happy and independent lives. Justin looks forward to continuing in this vein using the tools provided by the science of applied behavior analysis.

Kelly Vornkahl, MS

Kelly received her bachelor’s degree from University of Bridgeport in Psychology. She worked as a therapeutic counselor for about two years and is certified in therapeutic crisis intervention. Kelly has experience working with a diverse population of children in an intensive outpatient setting in which she helped to provide individuals with alternative behaviors and coping skills. She has also volunteered at the Center for Human Services for the past two years. 

Kelly has received her Master's degree from the University of West Florida. She is completing coursework necessary to sit for the BCBA exam. She is completing her independent fieldwork with MR&A. Kelly is excited to continue working with children and advance her career with the MR&A team.