LAKEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#ABAtherapy—Trumpet
Behavioral Health, a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis
(“ABA”) for children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder, announced
today that it has named Paula Braga-Kenyon, Ph.D., BCBA-D, as Chief
Clinical Officer and Amber Valentino, Psy.D., BCBA-D, as Executive
Director of Research and Clinical Standards, effective November 1, 2016.
In their new roles, Dr. Braga-Kenyon and Dr. Valentino, both veteran
clinicians with extensive applied and research experience, will lead the
company’s efforts to consistently advance Trumpet’s standard of care.
These new leadership positions will further strengthen the company’s
ongoing commitment to provide client-focused, high-quality,
evidence-based services that maximize treatment outcomes.
“Dr. Braga-Kenyon and Dr. Valentino bring world-class clinical expertise
to their new roles, and live Trumpet Behavioral Health’s mission and core
values every day,” said Lani Fritts, CEO of Trumpet Behavioral
Health. “Their addition to the executive team is an exciting step in the
company’s evolution and will have an enormous positive impact on
Trumpet, our team members and, most importantly, the clients we serve.”
Braga-Kenyon received a Master of Science in ABA from Northeastern
University, studying under Dr. Murray Sidman and Dr. Gina Green,
followed by a Ph.D. in ABA from Western New England University, studying
under Dr. William Dube and Greg Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D. She spent 13
years with The New England Center for Children and was also the
Assistant to the Executive Director for Melmark New England. Dr.
Trumpet in February of 2016 as Assistant Director of Clinical
Services. As Chief Clinical Officer, she will be responsible for
Trumpet’s clinical services, operational and leadership development, and
will partner with clinical teams across the organization to ensure
best-practice, evidence-based treatment.
Valentino received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Xavier
University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She completed a pre-doctoral internship
and post-doctoral fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center/Children’s
Healthcare of Atlanta and remained on staff three additional years
serving as a senior psychologist and program coordinator. Since joining
Trumpet in 2012, Dr. Valentino has held various roles, most recently
serving as Assistant Director of Clinical Services and Research, working
under the direct mentorship of Dr. Linda LeBlanc. As Executive Director
of Research and Clinical Standards, she will be responsible for
Trumpet’s research initiatives, clinical standards and all training
In the coming months, Dr.
Linda LeBlanc will transition from her role as Executive Director of
Research and Clinical Services to an Executive Advisory position. Dr.
LeBlanc has been an integral part of Trumpet over the past 5 years,
building a comprehensive set of clinical standards, developing the
company’s research function and recruiting and mentoring innumerable
clinical leaders. As an Executive Advisor, she will focus her efforts on
strategic company initiatives and mentorship of clinical leaders, and
will remain on Trumpet’s Institutional Review Board. Dr. LeBlanc will
continue to work closely with Dr. Braga-Kenyon and Dr. Valentino in
their new roles, both of whom she personally recruited to Trumpet.
Trumpet congratulates Dr. Braga-Kenyon and Dr. Valentino.
About Trumpet Behavioral Health
Trumpet Behavioral Health offers evidenced-based behavioral health
services to children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other
developmental disabilities based on the principles of Applied Behavior
Analysis. A team of over 850 passionate and highly-skilled individuals,
including numerous Ph.D. and Masters-level Board Certified Behavior
Analysts and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, provides
center-based, school-based and in-home services throughout Arizona,
California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Ohio and Texas. For more
information, please visit www.TBH.com.
Trumpet Behavioral Health
Jenna Steele, +1-720-589-0741