Founder and Clinical Director

Lauren Weeks, Psy.D.

Lauren is a licensed clinical child psychologist, with a MA in clinical psychology and BA in Special Education. She has been working since she was 12 years old in preschools and daycares as she realized from an early age her love and devotion to helping children.  Before opening her private practice, she worked as a child development specialist at ONE STEP Early Intervention.  She completed a two year post doctoral fellowship at Tufts Medical Center – Center for Children with Special Needs training in neuropsychological assessments and consultation with families of children with special needs.  She is trained and was certified in Relationship Development Intervention. She consults in both preschools and elementary schools and has a private practice working with children with social challenges.

Program Director

Kadie Hodnett,B.A., EEC Director II and Certified Lead Teacher

Kadie received a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Human Development and Family Studies. Kadie brings over fifteen years of experience working with children 6 months to 12 years. Kadie trained with Lauren for two years before she joined Lauren to open FUSE in 2012.  At FUSE, she has worked in a variety of settings such as teacher, camp counselor, home based therapist, and parent consultant.  In 2013, she became the Program Director of the FUSE School and Program.  She is currently training to become a certified Relationship Development Intervention Consultant.

 

FUSE Teachers

 

 

Jennifer Deady, B.A., Advanced Certified Autism Specialist through IBBCES (ACAS#18488), EEC Certified Preschool Teacher

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. She has over 20 years of experience working with young children diagnosed within the autism spectrum. Prior to joining, F. U. S. E. School in 2013 as preschool teacher and social group facilitator, Jennifer provided direct service, parent training, school consultation and teacher training, as well as, designing and facilitating play based-social groups. She is trained in Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), Social Thinking®, Zones of Regulation, and certified in Yoga and Mindfulness for Pre-K to grade 2. Jennifer enjoys teaching using a play-based approach. She is a DIR/Floortime® provider and working towards becoming an expert DIR/Floortime® Practitioner. Jennifer is also listed in the Social Thinking ® clinical training directory as a resource for those looking for knowledge about Social Thinking® methodology.  Jennifer truly enjoys being a part of the F.U.S.E team.

 

Meghan Trefry, M.A., EEC Certified Lead Teacher

Meghan holds a master’s degree in Special Education and Educational Psychology, and a Bachelors in Social Work and Psychology. She has worked with young children in various settings such as preschools, foster care, and as a cheerleading and gymnastics coach. Meghan facilitates play-based social groups for FUSE and is a FUSE Summer Camp counselor. She is currently in the process of becoming RDI certified.

 

Kristen Carhart B.A., EEC Certified Lead Teacher

Kristen holds two bachelor’s degrees in both Education and Psychology and is currently training to become RDI certified. Kristen is thrilled to be a teacher at FUSE Preschool. She has over fifteen years’ experience working with young children and their families in groups, classrooms and home-based settings as a pediatric sleep consultant.

 

 

Alyssa Nastri

Margaret (Maggie) Cavanaugh

Alexandra (Ally) Myer

Harper

Lauren Rees

Kelly Downing

 

Speech and Language Pathologists

Elizabeth

Kidlink Therapy

 

Consulting Professionals

Karen Levine, Ph.D., is an Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a practicing Psychologist in Lexington MA. Dr. developed Replays, a play based approach for treating anxiety, phobias and dysregulation in children with autism or other developmental disabilities.

Lori Hodgins Brazell M.A. is a Special Education Teacher with over 18 years experience working with children with social and developmental challenges. She holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Simmons College and was trained and certified in RDI. Lori has consulted at many area schools and agencies thru Aspire (formerly MGH YouthCare) and her private practice. Lori developed the Kid Connections social program for the Newton Public Schools.

 

Billing Specialist

Krystal McCullah, CPhT

Joined the FUSE Family – Summer 2014
Bringing more than 13 years of experience in customer service to FUSE along with a certificate in Executive Assistance, Krystal has been an asset to the Billing/Administrative department.  She continually works on streamlining processes and procedures to make FUSE a more efficient business able to help more families.  With 8 years of experience dealing with insurance companies (such as a Pharmacy Technician at a local Pharmaceutical company) she is able to skillfully guide FUSE families seeking reimbursement from insurance. She loves being a part of this remarkable program and knowing our children will have a better future because of it. Since joining FUSE her motto has been and continues to be: “You know you’ve found the right job when it doesn’t feel like work”.