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Catherine Riker

Catherine Riker, M.S.Ed.

Director of Education/Berlin

Catherine has always wanted to be a teacher since she was young. She attended Marist College for her undergraduate degree in Psychology where she studied both Special Education and Elementary Education. After completing her student teaching in Poughkeepsie, she knew she wanted to grow her knowledge in helping students with exceptional needs. She went on to earn a MSEd from Queens College in Literacy Education. After working as a paraeducator in the public schools and then as a special educator in private special education schools, she solidified her passion for supporting and growing other educators around herself. This motivated her to complete a 6th Year in Educational Leadership and Administration (092). She holds certifications in Elementary Education, Special Education (K-12) and Educational Leadership.

What brings Catherine joy?
Catherine loves sharing time with her family. She enjoys crocheting, video games, and all things Disney.

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Dr. John Molteni

Dr. John Molteni, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

Chief Administrator/Prism Academy, Director of Behavioral Health

Dr. John Molteni is the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Prism, as well as the Director of the new Prism Academy. Dr. Molteni served as the Director of Autism Services at the Hospital for Special Care and was instrumental in the development of outpatient and inpatient services. He is a licensed psychologist and behavior analyst in Connecticut and a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Dr. Molteni has been developing educational and clinical services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families for over 20 years. He served as a tenured associate professor at the University of Saint Joseph where he was the founding director of the Institute for Autism and Behavioral Studies. During his tenure, Dr. Molteni was responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of graduate programs in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, and supported the establishment of the Center for Applied Research and Education. Dr. Molteni has published articles in several areas including teaching interventions for children with Autism, alignment of special education services to best practices, and collaboration between disciplines in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Stephanie Greaves

Stephanie Greaves MS, BCBA, LBA

President of Clinical Operations

Stephanie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with children with autism since 2001. She received her Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas and is an Early Start Denver Model Certified Therapist. Prior to joining the Prism team, Stephanie spent many years servicing children with autism in a center-based behavior analytic program and providing outreach services to children and their families at home, in the community, and in public and private schools. She has consulted with several school districts and Birth-to-Three programs in the state of Connecticut. Stephanie has directed both center-based and outreach programs and has provided supervision to those candidates pursuing their BCBA certification.

What brings Stephanie joy?

In her free time, Stephanie and her husband enjoy family adventures with their two young children. They spend a lot of time outside, hiking, canoeing, and swimming. Stephanie also enjoys running, music, cooking, traveling, and curling up with a good book.

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