Our Staff

Kristine Brewer

Kristine M. Brewer holds positions of Executive Management and Finance Director/Owner and Clinician (BCBA) who gained her CT Intermediate Administrators certification, 092 (2015), B.A. Sociology in May of 2000 from Kings College, Wilkes-Barre PA. She earned her M.A. Special Education from Saint Joseph University, West Hartford CT in 2005. Her Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis is from UMASS Boston (2008). She also holds M.A. in Education (Researched Based Learning Interventions) and Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate; Saint Joseph University, West Hartford CT (2011) as well as an Intermediate Administrators Certification from Sacred Heart University (2015). Besides being an outstanding scholar, Mrs. Brewer built a solid reputation as a leader and hands-on behaviorist, who is capable not only in training and supervising, but is able to model and demonstrate flawless application of wide range of behavioral techniques. 

Marina Azimova

Marina Azimova is our Executive Director of Clinical Services/Co-owner and Clinician (BCBA), who has spent the last 20 years working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavioral Health in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Taiwan. She has knowledge and experiences in the areas of behavioral assessment and intervention including functional assessment/analysis, antecedent intervention, reinforcement-based strategies, ACT methodology, and extensive variety of instructional procedures (e.g., DTT, precision teaching, verbal behavior, functional/living skills, task analysis, etc) for students with autism and related disabilities. 

She has worked in various treatment settings to include intervention on both public and private school throughout Connecticut and Pennsylvania serving students with ASD. Ms. Azimova has also served at the Deveraux Foundation as a Clinical Consultant for the PA Residential Campus for Adults. She started some of the very first ABA classrooms in the public-school systems in Moscow, Russia and in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Previously she served as the Clinical Director at Milestones Achievement Center where she handled administrative and clinical demands. Ms. Azimova presented at many national and international professional conferences. In Connecticut she worked as Senior Behavior Analyst at the Center for Children with Special Needs for almost seven years.  

Currently Ms. Azimova teaches several graduate level ABA courses at the University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. She works as a consultant on several projects for the “Autism Speaks” Organization. She is a professional member of CTABA, BALC, BABAT, and ABAI.

Kristen Stadolnik

Kristen Stadolnik holds the position of Staff Training Coordinator while also functioning as a Senior Behavior Analyst. She obtained her training in Applied Behavior Analysis from West Virginia University where she graduated with a Master’s degree in Psychology in 2010. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Connecticut. 

Kristen has spent time in both homes and in schools. She enjoys using the knowledge that she has obtained from both environments to develop programming that helps her clients reach their full potential. Kristen is well versed in the areas of behavior assessment, treatment, and skill development.

Khrysta Mercado

Khrysta G. Mercado graduated from University of Connecticut in 2018 with Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies. She also completed highly respected behavior analysis program at Simmons University’s (Boston, MA) Master of Science in Behavior Analysis degree in 2020. She is fresh and enthusiastic Board Certified Behavior Analyst with excellent communication and attentive listening skills and strong motivation to succeed with a strong passion of having a positive impact on the lives of children and adults with Autism and related diagnosis. As a behavior analyst she is focusing on the individual rather than their disabilities. Her clinical skills are proven to be very sharp, and her treatment strategies are build around achieving socially valid goals for our clients.

Kristen Mule

Kristen is a recently accredited Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) after completing her Masters of Science in Behavior Analysis at Simmons University and passing her board exam. Kristen is driven to contribute to the field, particularly through work with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. She is passionate about providing individualized treatment for families.  Comfortable working in various capacities, Kristen has worked with families in their homes, daycares, community, and clinic settings. In addition to her Masters degree, Kristen completed Central Connecticut State University’s post baccalaureate foreign language teaching program and 4 years experience in K-12 education.