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STAFF SPOTLIGHTS

Easterseals MA salutes its incredible staff for being the backbone of its mission.


Easterseals Massachusetts provides 22,000 services annually for children and adults with disabilities and their families, offering a wide range of services. Our therapists and specialists are experts in their field helping our clients build the skills and access the resources they need to live, learn, work and play. 

Kristi | Augmentative & Alternative Communication Specialist

Kristi "It's easy to see why schools and parents can feel overwhelmed," reflects Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Specialist Kristi Peak-Oliveira. Peak-Oliveira is a speech-language pathologist who has provided AAC services for almost 30 years, 20 with Easterseals. "When I began as a speech-language pathologist, there was a limited range of communication devices," she says. "Now there are so many options. And new apps are released all the time."
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Kim Madar | Board-Certified Applied Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

Kim Madar Kim Madar is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at Easterseals Massachusetts (ESMA). She knew of ESMA's long history of empowering individuals with disabilities, and she was excited for the opportunity to be a part of their ABA program. Kim loves working for ESMA, as she has the opportunity to work with fellow therapists who are just as dedicated and passionate about their field as she is. Find out more about Kim’s story on why she became a BCBA and why she loves working at ESMA!
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Adam Costello | Veterans Program Coordinator

Adam smiling in front of an american flag Meet Adam Costello, Worcester native, Army Veteran and Care Coordinator for Easterseals Massachusetts' newly launched Military and Veterans Services. Adam served in the United States Army as an Armored Vehicle Crewmember and a Medic from 2005 until 2012. He now helps Veterans and their families by giving them a hand up, not a hand out. Click to read more about Adam's work with the Easterseals Veterans Program.
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