Meet Our Team!

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Jessica McCullough, BA(Hons) Psych

Program Manager & Lead Therapist

Jessica has dedicated the last 8 years to supporting neurodiverse children and their families. She is directly involved with the neurodiverse community as a parent and an advocate. She began her ABA experiences as an instructor therapist and has worked hard through the years to increase her expertise and knowledge in the field. Jess strives to foster positive and meaningful relationships with each child she works with. She is dedicated to creating and implementing successful programing to ensure our children are receiving quality services. She is a strong believer in play-based learning and believes that therapy should be a fun experience that children enjoy attending. She is a mother of two, and enjoys spending time with her family, going for hikes and photography. She completed her Social Services Diploma and her honours degree in Psychology, with plans to continue her education and complete her Masters in Psychology.

Alessandra Cutone

Alessandra

Cutone, MS, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Alessandra is the owner and Clinical Director of Behaviour Connection and provides clinical oversight for Think Tank's therapy program. Alessandra has worked with children and adults with ASD, developmental disabilities, and dual diagnosis for 17 years. She values supporting all individuals with compassion and collaborating with families and other disciplines to provide the best quality of service possible. Ensuring services implement evidence-based practices to respect and meet the goals of each person is paramount to her approach. Alessandra is enthusiastic about improving socially significant behaviours so that each of her clients has the best quality of life possible and believes that learning should be fun!

 

Alessandra is a mother of two children and enjoys spending time with her family, going on hikes, swimming, and having dance parties in the living room.

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Stephanie 

McMannis, M.S-SLP, Reg. CASLPO

Speech-Language Pathologist

Stephanie is the owner and director of Together in Communication, a private practice serving the Durham region. Stephanie is a registered Speech-Language Pathologist with the College of Audiologists and Speech Language Pathologists of Ontario and a member of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada. She has over 13 years of experience and has dedicated her practice to working with children with communication differences and challenges. Stephanie believes that parents and caregivers are partners in therapy and that a team-based approach is the best way to help children achieve their goals. Although she works across the paediatric scope, she has a special interest in working with children with oral motor speech, or Childhood Apraxia of Speech, augmentative and alternative communication needs, developmental language disorder and literacy. Finding JOY in communication is what Stephanie loves most about being an SLP!

 

Outside of work she loves spending time outside with her husband, chasing their two young boys and their pup Zoe.

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Heather

Crumplen, O.T. Reg. (Ont.)

Occupational Therapist

Heather attended school at Milligan University and graduated with a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She began her career in 2019 and has spent most of her time working in the schools in Durham region. Heather has worked with children with ASD, developmental disabilities, and dual diagnosis for 3 years. Heather has a clear passion for client centred care with effective communication, organizational and interpersonal skills. She respects diversity and works to serve the needs of clients and families within healthcare communities. She is dedicated to addressing goals which are meaningful to her client and their families related to fine motor skills, activities of daily living, social skills and much more.

 

In her free time, Heather enjoys travelling with friends and family, hiking, playing hockey and spending time with her dog Rielly.

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Ally

Schroor

Community Relations Coordinator

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Garry

Vigneswaran

Instructor Therapist

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Paige

Griffith

Instructor Therapist

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Amanda

Cassin

Communicative Disorders

Assistant

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Lorna

Grabko

Facilities Manager

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Shaianne

Rayside

Occupational Therapy Assistant

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Erin

Christensen

College Placement

Student

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Megan

Mujan

Instructor Therapist

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Victoria

Sutton

Social Skills Specialist