Laura Martinez graduated from WCU December, 2007, with a degree in Music Education. After graduation, Laura gained employment as a district 1:1 aide until joining the CCRN in July, 2008.
Laura’s other professional experiences include teaching social skills in a local summer Extended School Year program. Her primary professional experience includes work with individuals living with Autism Spectrum Diagnosis. Laura is quoted as saying “Everyday is an opportunity for our clients to make positive changes. Their potential is limitless, which is why I love going to work each day.”
Cory McLaurin has a wide range of experience in providing therapeutic intervention for those in need including supporting individuals living with Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Paranoia, and other severe behavior issues. Cory was selected as CCRN’s 2014 MVP during our March Madness event. He was nominated by the parents of a student he supports in school for his outstanding service. Way to go, Cory!
Malik Feamster happily provides PCA and Bus Aide support services to children with special needs. Mr. Feamster’s strong presence combined with his gentle approach in dealing with the unique challenges of the students he serves is by far one of CCRN’s finest direct service professionals. Mr. Feamster brings a smile to work with him every day, is admired by his peers as well as by school and bus personnel, and is ready and willing to go above and beyond to bring about success. He is a skilled clinician with a wide range of expertise in handling difficult behaviors. Mr. Feamster is kind and compassionate, has a sense of humor, and understands the importance of professionalism.
Rachel Orlando provides Behavior Specialist Consultant services to CCRN Behavioral & Educational Supports clients for over five
years. She has over twelve years of professional experience
working with children diagnosed with Autism, Down Syndrome, ODD, ADHD, and a broad range of other diagnoses. Rachel received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kutztown University followed by a Master’s degree in Higher Education Counseling from West Chester University. Rachel completed the BCBA program at Penn State University and is in the process of becoming BCBA certified. She is a state licensed behavior specialist. Rachel is extremely passionate about her work and the clients and families with whom she works. She very often requested for in-school supports by special education departments and administrators.
Joe Abernathy joined our CCRN team in November 2010. His past professional experiences include Title I Coordinator, Substitute Teacher, and Personal Tutor. Joe is dedicated, patient, kind, and flexible. CCRN awarded him the recognition of “Most Flexible” in our 2014 March Madness event.
CCRN welcomes Garvin Jowers as one of the latest additions to our team!
Garvin joined CCRN’s direct service provider team in Novemeber 2013. His experience includes a dedication to volunteering which includes support of the Oak Lane Youth Organization, Mallery Track Club, Wissahickon Athletic Association where he has given many hours mentoring and training inner city youth and fundraising. Garvin was awarded the “Drives the Most Miles” award in CCRN’s 2014 March Madness event. He is dedicated, reliable, and personable.
Erin Shane is a Master’s level Behavioral Specialist, licensed by the state of PA and has recently taken her board exam to become board certified. She has many years experience in the field and specializes in working with children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. Erin brings with her a sense of dedication that is unparalleled. She is highly efficient and organized and very often asked to conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments due to her thorough nature and professionalism.