About Us - Administration, Faculty & Staff

Executive Administration

  • Barbara-Firestone

    Barbara Firestone, PhD

    President & Chief Executive Officer

  • Susan Berman, PhD

    Chief Operating Officer

The administration, faculty and staff of The Help Group comprise more than 980 professionals with a heartfelt commitment to helping children with special needs experience achievement and success.

Our multidisciplinary expertise includes program development and administration, special education, clinical psychology, psychiatry, neuropsychology, speech and language pathology, occupational therapy, social work, counseling, nursing, adaptive physical education, professional training, and research. This depth of experience and knowledge enables The Help Group to offer a wide range of educational and therapeutic programs of the highest quality.

  • Tom Komp, LCSW

    Sr. Vice President

  • Michael Love

    Sr. Vice President

  • Jason-Bolton.jpg

    Jason Bolton, PsyD

    Vice President of Programs

  • Elena Brewer, MBA

    Vice President of Operations

Senior Administration

  • Keri Borzello,
    MA, MS

    Head of School, Summit View

  • Elin Bradley

    Director of Therapeutic Schools and Residential Treatment

  • Pamela Clark, MA

    Director of Autism Schools

  • Karen Enydey

    Karen C. Enyedy, PhD

    Chief Psychologist

  • Diane Flannery, PhD

    Senior Director of Design & Strategy

  • Ellis Crasnow, PhD,

    Director, STEM³ Academy and STEM Education

  • Liz-Laugeson

    Elizabeth Laugeson, PsyD

    Director, The Help Group-UCLA Autism Research Alliance

  • Edna Ramos, BSC

    Corporate Controller

  • Bradley Shahine

    Director of Public Affairs & Special Projects

  • Debbie-Webb

    Debby Webb, MSW

    Senior Executive Administrator

  • Olga

    Olga Zysman, M.A., MFT

    Senior Director of Outpatient Services