Jen joined The Price Center in November of 2015 with over 8 years of experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Jen had an incredible opportunity to open the first three homes for the “turning 22 population” specifically those with Autism Spectrum Disorder in her last position at Bridgewell.
She has tremendous knowledge in developing, supervising and directly running group residential homes and Individual Support Programs funded by the Department of Developmental Services. Jen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Regis College and her Master’s Degree in Education from Springfield College.
Jen is an athlete and has been inducted into her High School Hall of Fame for both basketball and track & field, and at Regis College for basketball.
Lori joined The Price Center in 2007 and is the Director of Employment, Community Based Day Services and our newest program: Specialized Supports for people on the autism spectrum and those who need a closely supervised program using visual supports, technology and a behavioral approach.
Lori has an extensive history of working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities beginning in 1983. She has worn many hats throughout her career, however she most enjoys seeing consumers successfully employed.
She received the ADDP Direct Support Professional award, The Price Center President’s Award and most recently was awarded the Patriotic Employer Award from the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of The Guard and Reserve.
In 2017, Shannon Teles joined The Price Center bringing with her over 15 years of experience working in various capacities in human service organizations. Shannon began her career as a Direct Support Staff in a residential program for young adults, and has since served in various roles, both clinical and managerial, working with individuals from diverse backgrounds. Most recently, she served in senior leadership roles at non-profits servicing the Metro Boston area and Rhode Island, developing programs to empower individuals with barriers to employment reach their career goals.
Shannon is thrilled to join The Price Center and support the high quality programming for which the agency is so well known. She supervises the Program Directors of all current programs, and supports new initiatives to support individuals to thrive in their living, social and work communities.
Shannon obtained her Masters of Social Work from Boston University and her BA from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.
Johanna manages the administrative operations of the The Price Center and serves as co-coordinator for the Human Rights Committee, which is responsible for assuring the human rights of our individuals. Jo also oversees The Price Center’s website, works with the development department, and helps with quality assurance. She has worked for the agency since October of 2004 and received The Price Center’s Dedication Award in 2009. Jo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Wheaton College and a Master’s degree in New Media from Emerson College.
Greg joined The Price Center in 2019 as the Director of Human Resources after several years of experience in the private sector. In his role Greg is responsible for all aspect of Human Resources Management. Greg is very familiar with the great work done by The Price Center as he was previously a member of the Board of Directors for 10 years. Greg received a BA Degree in Sociology from Westfield State College and an MS in Counseling from Fitchburg University.
John rejoined The Price Center in September, 2018 as the Program Director for the Day Habilitation Program. Previously, he worked here as the Program Director for the Intensive Day Habilitation Program. John has 22 years of experience working at The Price Center and 30 years of experience in the field.
He is a member of Grace Church in Avon and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion from Tufts University.
Karen joined the Price Center in October of 2001 bringing with her four decades of experience working with individuals and families to her position overseeing family support services and the ASCENT program for The Price Center.
Karen also coordinates The Price Center internship program, the self-advocacy group: Self Advocates Serving the Community (SAS-C), the Positive Behavior Support initiative, and co-leads the Family Support initiative. She also serves on the Newton Youth Interagency Committee.
Karen has studied behavioral psychology and education at Northeastern University, Bunker Hill Community College and the University of Massachusetts.
Eileen has been with The Price Center since October 2001 as the Director of the Intensive Day Habilitation program. In her position she has overall responsibility for supporting and training professional staff as well as managing all aspects of the program. Prior to joining The Price Center, Eileen held positions at Charles River ARC where she was the Assistant Director of Day Habilitation and at Greater Waltham ARC where she was the Director of Day Habilitation.
Eileen brings not only a depth of experience, but a passion for her work. “One of the things I love about my job, and I have for 20 years,” says Eileen, “is that I can always guarantee that I will smile and laugh with the consumers everyday!”
Eileen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Framingham State College.
Suzanne Cook Kinsellagh joined The Price Center as Director of Development in December 2017 and is responsible for all fundraising and communication efforts. She is an accomplished fundraising professional with over twenty-five years of experience in development, including stewardship, annual fund, major gifts, communications, events and operations. Suzanne spent most of her career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and New England Baptist Hospital. In addition, she also served in leadership positions at a few smaller non-profit organizations.
She is thrilled to be part of this amazing organization.
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The Price Center empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to thrive in their living, social and work communities.