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Leadership Team

Benhaven’s Leadership Team includes the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer, the Facilities Director and the Directors of the Academy, Benhaven School, Career & Transition Services, Children’s Behavioral Services, Individual & Family Support and Residential Services.

These individuals are responsible for overseeing and directing all of the program operations of Benhaven. The Leadership Team develops the annual budget, policies and procedures, and the strategic plan including program expansion and provides oversight to ensure quality and an adherence to Benhaven’s mission and core values.

Ken Cabral, M.Ed.  »

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cabral is the President & Chief Executive Officer. He joined Benhaven in 2023 after a career in public administration serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and supporting their families.

Tonia Holland, M.S.  »

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Holland is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Benhaven. She joined Benhaven in 2017 after working as the Director of Operations for SARAH Tuxis, a provider of services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Karen Helene, M.S.  »

Benhaven School Director

Ms. Helene began her career in 1979 as a volunteer at Benhaven during high school. She has been an administrator at the school since 1992 and promoted to School Director in 2001.

Linda Grimm, PhD  »

Benhaven Academy Director

Dr. Grimm is the Director of Benhaven Academy, which provides services and supports to individuals with ASD using a person-centered approach.

Lisa Jones, M.S., BCBA, LBA  »

Career & Transition Services Director

Ms. Jones began working at Benhaven School in 1984, first as a paraprofessional, Certified Special Education Teacher, and then as an Educational Consultant and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is currently the Director of Career & Transition Services.

Arlene Dworkin Kaye, M.S., CCC-SLP  »

Children’s Behavioral Services (CBS) Clinical Director

Arlene is a Board-Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Speech and Language Pathologist she created and has administrated the program since 2017.

Iceis Elliott, LMSW  »

Individual & Family Supports (IFS) Director

Iceis Elliott joined Benhaven in 2023 as the Individual and Family Services Director. She is a charismatic and dedicated licensed social worker with over 12 years of experience in the Human Service field. Iceis obtained her Master's degree in Social Work from Springfield College in 2018.

Sam Picard  »

Residential Director

Sam Picard started her career at Benhaven in 1996 as a volunteer and has held almost every position in our residential program. In 2019, she was honored to follow in the footsteps of Stephen Simonson to her current position, Residential Director.

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