With more than 50 highly specialized staff members, including doctoral- and master’s-level supervisors, certified brain injury specialists, and licensed and credentialed professionals, the May Center School is uniquely qualified to meet the needs of the students in our care.
Using an individualized approach based on each student's strengths, needs, and preferences, our caring and highly trained professional staff members have helped hundreds of students reach their potential for nearly 25 years. We successfully serve students with a broad range of abilities, including those with the most difficult learning and neurobehavioral challenges.
Our school and residential programs are staffed by specialists and teachers specifically trained in the treatment of brain injury and other neurobehavioral disorders.
Our school team includes:
- Doctoral-level clinical leadership with board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA)
- Certified brain injury specialists (CBIS)
- Professionally licensed special education teachers
- On-site nursing staff
- On-site physical therapists
- On-site occupational therapists
- On-site speech therapists
- Vocational/employment training specialists
- Educational Technology Consultant
- On-site licensed, clinical social worker
- Consulting psychiatrist, orthotist, and other professionals from major teaching hospitals and universities
Members of our senior leadership team include:
Pam Raymond, M.A., BCBA
Executive Vice President of Educational Services
Andrea Potoczny-Gray, M.ED.
Ms. Potoczny-Gray holds a master’s degree in Education and licensure as a special education teacher, and has worked for 20 years exclusively in the field of neurorehabilitation for children and adolescents with brain injuries. Prior to becoming the Executive Director at the May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders, she served as Assistant Director and Director of Family Services, and as Director of Community Living. Among the first in the nation to be certified as a brain injury specialist [CBIS], Ms. Potoczny-Gray has served as a consultant to public schools and families on brain injury education. Prior to joining the May Center School in 1993, she worked at the New England Center for Children as a Team Coordinator serving children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder.
Jennifer Silber Carr, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Silber joined the May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders in 2013, having returned four years after completing her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at May Institute in 2009. She was formerly the Behavioral Education Treatment Director at the Evergreen Center in Milford, Mass. Dr. Silber received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from Syracuse University in 2008, became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2008, and became a licensed psychologist in 2012. She has taught graduate courses in applied behavior analysis at Cambridge College and UMass Dartmouth. Among her continuing research interests are academic interventions for students with brain injury, functional analysis, reduction of maladaptive behaviors, functional communication, and staff training.
Jennifer M. Mento, MSPT, MBA, CBIS
Director of Rehabilitation and Health Services
Ms. Mento is the Director of Rehabilitation and Health Services and oversees occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech and language pathology at the May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Related Disorders. A graduate of Boston University, Mrs. Mento holds a master’s degree in Physical Therapy and a Master of Business Administration [MBA] degree with a concentration in Healthcare Administration. She is also certified as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist [CBIS] through The Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists (ACBIS). Ms. Mento has 17 years of experience as a physical therapist, focusing on pediatrics in both public and private school settings. She has worked exclusively in the field of neurorehabilitation for children and adolescents with brain injuries for the past 14 years, and has consulted with school teachers and families on brain injury rehabilitation. Ms. Mento has focused extensively on treating balance and coordination disorders, mobility difficulties, and muscle tone impairments.
Meghan Elliott, MS, CBIS
Director of Community Living
Ms. Elliott has been with the May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders since 2006. During that time, she has held a number of positions, including Direct Care Professional, Program Coordinator, Family Services Coordinator, and Assistant Director of Community Living. In 2014, she was promoted to the position of Director of Community Living. Ms. Elliott received her bachelor’s degree in Human Services, master’s degree in Nonprofit Management, and a Certificate in Human Resources Management from Northeastern University. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist [CBIS].
Sue Mullin, R.N.
Director of Nursing Services
Joanie C. Willard, MSW, LICSW, BCBA, CBIST
Director of Family Services/Clinical Social Worker
Ms. Willard brings more than 20 years of expertise to her role as the Director of Family Services and Clinical Social Worker for the May Center School for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders. Prior to joining the May Center School in 2001, she was a Group Facilitator/Consultant for NRC Family Network and an Outpatient Clinician for Community Care Services. Ms. Willard received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Assumption College, and her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Boston College. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Board Certified Behavior Specialist (BCBA), and Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer (CBIST). She has a Certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, and a Certification in Narrative Therapy. Her additional areas of expertise include children, adolescents, young adults, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and trauma.
Kristen Molinski, M.Ed, CBIS
Director of Education
Ms. Molinski has been with the May Center for Brain Injury and Neurobehavioral Disorders since 2002. During that time she has held numerous positions and was appointed to the position of Director of Education in 2008. Prior to the May, Ms. Molinski spend time working at Meadowridge Mental and Behavioral Health Center. She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Providence College, and master’s degree in special education from Fitchburg State College, as well as a professional license in sever disabilities. Ms. Molinski is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.