Leadership

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    Staff Spotlight

    Jared Bouzan

    Jared recently joined NECC in 2016 as the Chief Development Officer. He joins the NECC team with a strong background in Development, having spent many years in the Development offices of Massachusetts College of Health Sciences, Cooley Dickson Hospital, Kingswood-Oxford School, and Wilbraham & Monson Academy. Most recently, he spent four years as Director of Development at Boston University. As a Southborough resident and the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, Jared is uniquely qualified member of the NECC team.

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    Staff Spotlight

    Bethany McCann, Esq., MSEd

    Bethany McCann, Esq., MSEd, joined The New England Center for Children® in August of 1997 and currently serves as Director of Admissions. Bethany began her career at NECC as a teacher and also served as an administrative specialist, working primarily in the area of admissions. She completed the Simmons College program in 2000, obtaining a master's degree in Intensive Special Needs. Most recently, Bethany earned a law degree from New England School of Law, passing the bar exam in July 2004.

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    Staff Spotlight

    Scott Barnes, MEd, SPHR

    Scott Barnes joined The New England Center for Children® as a teacher in February 1988. His history at NECC® includes many roles in the clinical portion of the program including: case manager, assistant coordinator, day coordinator, program specialist, and program director. He received his master's degree in Special Education in 1990 through NECC's generous tuition reimbursement program. In 1998 he became the Director of Human Resources, where he is responsible for oversight of the HR department.

Executives

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Vincent Strully, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
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Vincent Strully, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder

As Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Vinnie Strully is responsible for all aspects of clinical and financial administration, program development, fundraising, facility design and strategic planning. Vinnie is a New Jersey native and graduate of Newark Academy and Hamilton College. In 1975, Vinnie and colleagues established the first NECC Program on the grounds of the Taunton State Hospital with five students. Under Vinnie’s leadership, NECC now serves hundreds of students through teaching and consulting.  Additionally, more than 4,600 students are now utilizing the Autism Curriculum Encyclopedia® (ACE®), a web-based “tool kit” for teachers of children with autism. With more than 44 years of experience in the field and as the CEO of NECC, Vinnie has remained focused on providing the highest quality of teaching and services to children with autism through the only scientifically validated method, Applied Behavior Analysis.

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Catherine M. Welch, MSEd
Chief Operating Officer
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Catherine M. Welch, MSEd
Chief Operating Officer

Cathy Welch serves as Chief Operating Officer for The New England Center for Children® in Southborough. She previously served as Chief Operating Officer for NECC’s Abu Dhabi school and as Director of Admissions at NECC Southborough. Ms. Welch has a Bachelor's degree in Education from Simmons College and a master's degree in Special Education Administration with certification as a SPED Administrator. She has been with NECC since 1981.

Top Researchers and Clinicians

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Rebecca MacDonald, Ph.D., BCBA
Program Director
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William H. Ahearn, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Director of Research
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Eileen Roscoe, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Director of Research
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Jason Bourret, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Assistant Director, Organizational Behavior Management

Opening Doors For Children and Families with Autism