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.
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.
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.
Margaret (Maggie) Cavanaugh
Alexandra (Ally) Myer
Speech and Language Pathologists
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.
Krystal McCullah, CPhT