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 Community Partnerships & Admission

  • Elena Brewer, MBA

    Vice President of Human Resources & Community-based Programs

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

  • Ellis Crasnow, PhD,

    Director, STEM³ Academy and STEM Education

  • Karen Enydey

    Karen C. Enyedy, PhD

    Chief Psychologist

  • Diane Flannery, PhD

    Senior Director of Design & Strategy

  • Claudia L. Kernan, Ph.D.

    Director, The Help Group/UCLA Neuropsychology Program

    • Edna Ramos, BSC

      Corporate Controller

  • Bradley Shahine

    Director of Public Affairs

  • Debbie-Webb

    Debby Webb, MSW

    Senior Executive Administrator

  • Olga

    Olga Zysman, M.A., MFT

    Regional Director of Programs and Services