One in 68 Children has Autism
Rosalind began her career in the early 1990’s serving individuals with developmental disabilities. Since 2008, she has served at QSAC as a Director of Residential Services. Currently, Rosalind oversees residential services for the west region. She has served as a Manager level administrator for over 20 years. As Director of Residential Region 2, she oversees residential care for individuals living in eight of the QSAC homes and two apartments. Rosalind works to ensure all families have access to quality care.
Lou Costa currently serves as the Director of Information Technology at QSAC. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the State University of NY at Albany and received his Master’s degree from L’Universita’ degli studi di Firenze and Middlebury College. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer as well as a Certified Data Protection Specialist and is a member of several I.T. Committees with OPWDD constituents.
Vashon Dorsey joined QSAC in late 1995 as a Habilitation Specialist for the After School program. During his tenure, Vashon's tenacity and perseverance earned him various positions including Residential Manager, After School Program Coordinator, Day Habilitation Program Coordinator, Assistant Director and Director of Day Habilitation, respectively. Vashon's varied experience, eagerness to problem solve, integrity and authenticity are qualities he strives to impart onto his team. Vashon is motivated to continue to remain a positive resource to families and individuals served through QSAC.
Vashon Dorsey studied Business at City University of New York, York College.
Scott Graham started his career at QSAC as Assistant Director of Human Resources. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics from Mercyhurst University and currently serves as Program Director, working with the Transportation Department. Other project work includes training implementation and policy development.
Katie Joyner serves as the Director of Development at QSAC. Katie received her Bachelor's degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Master's degree from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the QSAC team in February 2016, she served as the Deputy Director of Development at Birch Family Services and the Assistant Director of Development at Georgetown University's School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Scott Maldonado began his career in 1997 working in QSAC’s first group home as well as in the day habilitation and community habilitation programs. He was promoted to Residential Manager and subsequently promoted to Assistant Director of Residential. In 2004, Scott moved to the Quality Assurance Department where he moved up to Director of Quality Assurance. As Director of Quality Assurance, he oversees the investigative, compliance & training aspects of the agency.
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Asunta Poonai began her career in 1995 serving individuals with Intellectual Disabilities. She received her Masters Degree in Urban Studies/Public Administration in 2005 from the City University of New York, Queens College. Over the past 13 years she has served in an upper administrative role where she over saw the operations of both Residential and Day Habilitation Programs. In April 2015 she joined QSAC as the Residential Director of Region 3.
Megan Stevens received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from New York Institute of Technology. Megan came to QSAC in 2012 as an Assistant Director of Family Services and became the Director of the program in 2014. Prior to her start at QSAC, Megan worked at the Developmental Disabilities Institute as a Medicaid Service Coordinator and Day Habilitation and Family Services Program Coordinator. She began her career working with the autism population in 2001 as a therapy assistant in an after school program.
Joe currently serves as the Director of the Preschool and Early Childhood Center at QSAC. Joe began working at QSAC’s Preschool as a teacher in 2002. Three years later, he would be promoted to the position of Clinical Supervisor of the Preschool overseeing the writing and implementation of students’ IEPs amongst other responsibilities. In 2015, he became Director of the program and now works to ensure that the Preschool’s educational services and practices are of the highest quality and fully compliant with all regulatory policies. Joe graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. John’s University with a B.A. in Elementary Education before returning for an M.S. in Early Childhood Special Education.
Timothy Burke joined QSAC in early 1996 as Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director and currently serves as the Director of Administration. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from New York Institute of Technology and received his Master's in Public Administration from Baruch College.
Ms. DeSena has been with QSAC over 14 years. She began her career at QSAC as a therapy assistant at the After School Program. During her tenure at QSAC, Ms. DeSena has held several positions, including Group Leader, Staff Trainer, Behavior Evaluator, Coordinator, and Assistant Director.
She became the Director of After School Programs in November 2007. As the Director of After School Programs, Ms. DeSena strives to provide the best possible services to the students enrolled in the ASP, and a positive and supportive work environment for the staff members.
Dr. Kristen DuMoulin has been a devoted professional to the field of special education and individuals with autism since 1995. She joined Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) in 2002 and is currently the Director of Children's Clinical Services, where she is responsible for managing the clinical and administrative aspects of the Early Intervention (EI), Special Education Itinerant Teachers (SEIT), Special Education Teacher Support Services (SETSS) as well as the CPSE and OPWDD evaluation programs. She is a permanently certified New York State Special Education Teacher and School Administrator.
Dr. DuMoulin received her doctorate degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Psychological Studies in Education program. Her studies focused on the social and cognitive deficits of children with autism and her master's degree thesis, which examined the relationships between general education teachers, typically developing peers and 2nd and 3rd grade inclusion students with autism, was published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Dr. DuMoulin is a devoted professional to the field of special education and individuals with autism. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor having taught courses in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Inclusion, and Teaching Strategies and Behavioral Supports. In 2012, she was part of the committee which developed the curriculum for the nation’s first online Bachelor of Arts program in Disability Studies.
Her previous professional positions have included devising behavioral and habilitative goals for adult day programs, providing initial assessment and evaluations at an Autism Clinic, teaching school-aged children with severe behavior problems, providing in-home behavioral consultant for families and ABA service providers, and providing direct ABA services and supervision to children with ASD.
 Robertson, K., Chamberlain, B., Kasari, K. (2003). General Education Teachers' Relationships with Included Students with Autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 33 (2), 123-130
Yakov Grinman has more than 25 years of growing managerial responsibility in the field of facilities management in health care and rehabilitation settings. He has managed a full range of facilities services for acute care, long term care, and rehabilitation facilities.
Yakov has managerial and hands-on expertise in engineering, maintenance, safety and life safety, construction and renovation, property management, regulatory compliance. He holds a Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering.
Prior to QSAC, Yakov served as the Director of Facilities Management and Physical Plant at ACLD- Adults and Children with Learning and Developmental Disabilities in Bethpage NY.
Nadeera Kumandan serves as a Director of Service Coordination at QSAC. She began her career as a Service Coordinator in 2007, and over the last 9 year she thrived as a Supervisor and an Assistant Director. She was promoted to be a Director in July, 2016 and currently oversees the MSC department which serves more than 1300 individuals. Nadeera has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Community Health with the Mental Health concentration from Long Island University.
Francisco Monegro currently serves as the residential Clinical Director of adult services programs at QSAC. He is also a consultant on autism for the PSCH clinic and the Shield Institute. Dr. Monegro received his MD/PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Santo Domingo/University of Kansas. In 1988, he received a diploma from the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists, Nashville, and from the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Dallas, TX.
Dr. Monegro also holds degrees in philosophy, theology, educational psychology, special education, alternative medicine & nutrition, and internal medicine.
His area of specialization/research is cognitive and behavioral psychology as well as behavioral analysis. He is a recognized researcher in the field of developmental disabilities in both adults and children.
Dr. Monegro has published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals such as the Dominican Bulletin of Behavioral Medicine and Science and Society on the subject of behavioral medicine and other areas of medicine and therapy. He was awarded the Inter-American Society of Psychology (SIP) award in 1981. His academic honors include being the founder of the First Latin American Research and Treatment Center of Behavioral Medicine which was established in 1987.
Brian Owens currently serves as the Director of Residential Services for Region 1 at QSAC. He holds a Master’s in psychology and has worked as an administrator in the field for a number of years in both clinical and operational capacities.
Anya has been working in the field of autism and applied behavior analysis for over 20 years. She received her Bachelors Degree in 1995 in Psychology from Queens College. She completed her Masters Degree in 1996 in Child Development at Tufts University. Anya worked in the field of Early Intervention and Autism for over 10 years supervising ABA programs across NYC and Long Island. Currently, Anya works with the adult autism community. She is the Clinical Director of Day Habilitation programs for Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC). Anya is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and an active member of the autism community. She presents at local and national conferences on topics related to autism intervention. Anya is a Media Watch Writer for the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT). She has presented research on staff training and published articles on humanistic and behavioral perspectives as well as teaching deception skills to students with autism spectrum disorders.
Randolph Tancer, PHR, has been working in the Human Resources field for over 15 years. Randy joined QSAC in 2011 as an Assistant Director of Human Resources and in 2013 he assumed the duties of Director of Human Resources.
He earned his Master of Science in Human Resources Administration and Labor Industrial Relations from New York Institute of Technology. Randy is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management – Long Island Chapter.
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