Course Instructors - Spring 2017

 
  Ginger Anderson, RN. Ed.
Ginger Anderson has worked for Heritage Christian Services since 1989, starting as a direct support staff and also holding various positions in the residential program including management. She spent several years as a recruiter before finally completing her dream of becoming a registered nurse, a position she has held since 2009. Ginger brings her passion for teaching and empowering others to DiscoverYOU.


Joe Borelli
Joe has supported individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities since 2003. Joe started as a direct care staff and has held many leadership roles the past 13 years. Currently, being a Residential Manager at Heritage Christian Services. Joe brings a lot of energy and passion for teaching and assisting people with getting the most out of their lives.

 
Maria Rosa Capozzolo, MA, CCC-SLP

Maria Rosa has been a Speech Pathologist at Heritage Christian Services for 10 years. In addition to traditional speech therapy and swallow evaluations she collaborates with several therapists to offer community programs. Programs offered include: a social skills class through DiscoverYOU, ballroom dance lessons for individuals with Parkinson’s, sign language courses, and dysphagia and communication courses for individuals with MS and Alzheimer’s. Most recently, her focus has shifted to assisting with the setup and use of iPads. She enjoys supporting individuals at Heritage sites in using their iPads as a communication tool. She has also worked with the Employment Alliance to implement technology use that promotes independence in the workplace.



  Stephanie Prunoske, MS. Ed.

Stephanie Prunoske, MS. Ed. has worked with individuals with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities for over 20 years, most notably as a Behavior Intervention Specialist at Heritage Christian Services since 2001. She has supported individuals with varying levels of ability at residential and day program sites. Stephanie has many years of teaching experience and curriculum writing with training programs within Heritage and more recently with another DiscoverYOU course – Keep Calm and Carry On.


Cory Kruger

Cory has a BS in Sport Management and has worked at the Pieters Family Life Center since 2012. He teaches exercise classes, provides personal training and fitness room orientations, and coordinates programs for Healthy YOU, and Special Olympics for Heritage Christian Services.


Alexandra Mustardo, PT, DPT

Alexandra received her doctorate degree in physical therapy from Springfield College. She has worked for Heritage Christian Services since 2014, providing physical therapy services for people residing in HCS operated homes and who attend HCS day programs. In addition, she teaches classes at the PFLC focusing on improving balance and provides outpatient physical therapy services. Leading an active lifestyle is very important to Alexandra, and she is excited to bring this passion for wellness to the DiscoverYOU program!


Sarah Reddy

Sarah Reddy is a Day Habilitation Educator who has a B.S. in Special Education and has been with Heritage Christian Services for 14 years. She develops an energetic learning environment, promotes life-long learning and encourages personal potential in each of her students.


Shannon Seddon, MA, BC-DMT, LCAT

Shannon is a Dance Movement Therapist at Heritage Christian Services where she specializes in working with adults and children with developmental and intellectual disabilities as well as Autism Spectrum Disorder. Other experience includes providing Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) for those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. Working individually and in groups, she works with a person centered approach recognizing the unique needs of each individual. Shannon is passionate about the benefits of dance and enjoys seeing how this modality helps people cope with life’s challenges. Shannon received her master’s degree in Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling from Antioch University, New England and received her bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts from Wells College.

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