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Our Team

Our team is comprised of a dynamic group of people from diverse backgrounds, education and experiences. Our team supports the individuals in a myriad of environments. Highly skilled Transition staff reach out and develop professional relationships with the individuals they work with to ensure a learning environment throughout the individual’s time with us.

Program Director

Lisa Jones, M.S., BCBA, LBA (CT):

Ms. Jones is a Certified Special Education teacher, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Connecticut. She has a BS in Finance & Management, an MS in Special Education and more than 35 years’ experience working in the field


Clinical Coordinator

Kathy Perkins, M.A., BCBA, LBA (CT):

Ms. Perkins is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Connecticut and has more than 20 years of experience supporting people within home, school and community settings.

The Clinical Coordinator provides assessment and development of positive behavioral support and teaching plans to address identified needs; provides ongoing training to staff on implementation of identified supports; develops, manages, and analyzes data systems     

Career Developer   

Cheryl Iannucci:

Cheryl comes to us with over 30-years of experience supporting people with Autism and other developmental disabilities.  She has a long history of providing meaningful and individualized day services and options and maintaining long-term employment opportunities for people in their areas of interest.  Cheryl is passionate about Benhaven’s mission as is relates to people’s overall happiness, personal satisfaction and living life to the fullest. In addition to being an actively involved mother to her four children, Cheryl is a generous, kind-hearted individual who spends countless hours, during her free time, providing hair cuts to those who have challenges doing so in the community. Cheryl has a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Psychology and is a licensed Cosmetologist.  She joined Benhaven’s Career & Transition Services in September 2023.

Instructional Assistants

  • Ray Baker
  • Edward Belval
  • Maria Carusone
  • Kyle Fournier
  • Robert Garamella
  • Zachary Jones
  • Meagan Kaizer
  • Patrick Kingston
  • Tatiyanna Mosley
  • Zachary Parisella
  • Christian Ward
  • Phillip Ward

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