Meet the Team
Andrew R. Moyer, NCSP, BCBA, LBA
Co-Founder, President and Consultant
Megan Moyer, MS
Andrew R. Moyer is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.
Prior to co-founding APEX Educational Solutions, LLC, Andrew practiced in both public and private special education school settings as a school psychologist, BCBA and an administrator, working with diverse populations. These populations included regular education students, as well as students receiving services under special educational diagnoses, such as autism, intellectual disabilities, emotional disturbance, language impairment, specific learning disabilities and ADHD.
In addition to providing direct services to students, Andrew has also consulted with public schools, assisted with program development and has conducted professional development sessions for the purposes of staff training and skill development.
Andrew's areas of research interest include executive functioning, memory, functional communication training, antecedent manipulations, and cognitive automaticity through science-based teaching methodology.
Andrew graduated from Castleton State College with a BA in Criminal Justice. From there, he earned his MS in School Psychology and 6th Year Professional Diploma from Southern Connecticut State University. He also has a Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of St. Joseph, as well as a State of Connecticut Intermediate Administrator Certification (092).
Megan Moyer has over 10 years of experience as a school psychologist in the public school setting. She is a highly organized individual with extensive experience consulting with parents, teachers and other service providers to implement appropriate educational programming. Megan is skilled in assessing behavioral issues, as well as designing and implementing programs to help children remediate behavioral difficulties so they can access the general education curriculum in a meaningful way. Megan has participated as a member of Scientific Research Based Intervention (SRBI) teams, where she worked with school staff members to review data and assist in determining when students moved from Tier 3 support to special education eligibility evaluations.
Megan is well versed in the assessment of learning disabilities, social/emotional issues and intellectual disability. She has provided individual and group counseling to students with social and behavioral issues to help them learn strategies to become more successful in the classroom.
Helping parents understand the special education process and their rights is a passion of Megan's. As a member of the Planning and Placement Team (PPT), Megan has been responsible for coordinating PPT meetings and assuring compliance to state guidelines with respect to eligibility, timelines and special education law.
Providing mentoring and guidance to graduate students in assessment, counseling and intervention, Megan has been a supervisor to individuals training to become school psychologists. Megan graduated from St. Lawrence University and attended the Counseling and School Psychologist program at Southern Connecticut State University, where she received her Masters degree and 6th Year Professional Diploma.
Co-Founder, Chief Financial Officer
Jase Doane has managed various business divisions for a Fortune 150 company in the specialty chemicals industry, both domestically and abroad (Europe).
As a business leader and consultant, Jase understands that a successful business needs to deliver sustainable value to its customers and clients. At APEX Educational Solutions, this value is created through innovative educational techniques and tireless focus on the success of each student.
Jase graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and his core competencies include team leadership, talent development and financial management.
Melissa has previously worked in the Marketing field as both a Marketing Specialist and Product Manager in the specialty chemical and plastic fastener industries. In these roles, Melissa developed the tools necessary to lead cross-functional teams, execute successful and cost-effective marketing campaigns and provide administrative support as needed to reach company goals.
Melissa brings knowledge of marketing and value-added administrative support to the APEX team. As budgets continue to be squeezed from all directions, Melissa's resourcefulness in collaboration and communication strategy is a critical driver in the overall APEX philosophy of delivering higher quality, lifelong student learning experiences a an overall lower cost.
Melissa graduated from Merrimack College in North Andover, MA with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in English, minoring in Business Administration.
Ashley Wulinsky, MS, BCBA, LBA
Allison Fisher, BCBA
Ashley has over 10 years of experience working in the field of Special Education. She is a certified Special Education Teacher, as well as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Throughout the years, Ashley has worked with a diverse population of children and adolescents including those with Autism, ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, speech impairments, emotional disturbance, Down Syndrome, seizure disorders, and visual impairments. During her time as a Special Education teacher, she provided services to students ranging from elementary to high school age. These experiences were in a variety of environments such as a self contained classroom within a regional educational service center, as well as co-teaching and resource room settings within a public school. In this capacity, Ashley always strived to differentiate instruction and provide various modifications and accommodations specific to each student. In addition, she has experience organizing and leading Planning and Placement Team meetings.
While working towards the requirements to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Ashley provided ABA therapy within the home, school, clinical and community settings to children ranging from preschool to elementary school age. She has experience providing training, supervision, and evaluation of direct therapists in these settings as well. Ashley has worked collaboratively with therapists, teachers and other school staff, related service providers, and parents/families to provide carryover to the natural environment and promote the generalization of skills.
Ashley earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences from the University of Connecticut and a Master’s Degree in Special Education, with a concentration in Assistive Technology, from Southern Connecticut State University. After teaching for several years, Ashley went on to pursue a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in May 2017.
Allison Fisher is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Connecticut. She has worked in a variety of settings in the field of applied behavior analysis both in Connecticut as well as New York State. During her time in New York, Allison was the Assistant Director of the Children and Youth Program as well as the Director of Freedom Reins, a therapeutic horsemanship program, at St. Lawrence NYSARC, where she serviced children with a variety of intellectual disorders. She also consulted in the public school systems, transition age programs, residential programs, and supervised in home services for clients aged children through adults. Since returning to Connecticut, Allison has continued her work in the field of applied behavior analysis both in the private and public school settings. She also provides support in program development and trainings of school support staff as well as direct support professionals. Allison’s experience includes working with individuals with a variety of intellectual disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, ADHD, Prader-Willi Syndrome, and William’s Syndrome.
Allison has her Master of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University. She also has her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University and attended several semesters of classes at Quinnipiac University for Occupational Therapy. Allison is also a Certified Riding Instructor through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship.
Julie Lagosz, CTRS, BCBA, LBA
Jessica Hoff, BCBA, LBA
Julie Lagosz is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in the state of Connecticut
Julie graduated Ithaca College in 2017 with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. She worked with a variety of populations including individuals who survived strokes, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries, as well as those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s/dementia, Autism, and mental health disorders in both clinical and community settings. Areas of programming focus included goal-oriented leisure skills, adaptive sports, community integration, independent leisure skills, social skills development, and co-treating with other allied health professionals.
Throughout her graduate studies in behavior analysis at Simmons University, Julie worked with children and adolescents with autism, ODD, and OCD at an intensive day school as well as public school-based and in-home cases. Her areas of interest in ABA include functional communication training, social skills training, and community-based programming. After graduating with her Master’s of Science in behavior analysis, Julie began working for APEX Educational Solutions as an RBT in a self-contained preschool classroom in a public school. In December of 2019, Julie obtained the BCBA credential and began working as a consultant in public school districts as a behavior analytic consultant and as the In-home service coordinator and BCBA for APEX’s in-home program.
Jessica Hoff is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in the state of Connecticut.
Jessica's career in ABA began with providing in-home early intensive behavioral intervention, focusing on language and communication, social skills, and play. She continued to work in the home setting, supporting parents and caregivers with their child's treatment goals. Jessica then moved on to work in public elementary and middle schools, particularly within self-contained classrooms. Throughout those four years, she gained experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with developmental delays such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and ODD.
Jessica began her position with APEX Educational Solutions in 2019 and currently supports the in-home program.
Jessica graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Master of Arts in Teaching. Upon returning to CT, she began her experience as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). This led her to Southern CT State University where she completed a certificate program in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2019.
Nicole Giwa, BCBA, LBA
Nicole Giwa is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in the state of Connecticut. During her time as a Behavior Therapist, Nicole found her love for ABA and had the pleasure of working with a variety of intellectual disorders. She had moved forward to obtain her BCBA where she moved from public schools to the private setting. In the private setting, Nicole had obtained experience with high level behaviors, staff training, program development, leisure skills, and generalization. Among many other abilities, Nicole was able to bring this back to the public school setting while supporting the district in the best way possible. Nicole’s experience includes working with individuals with a variety of intellectual disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Developmental Delays, and ADHD. Nicole also has experience with visually impaired children. She has also worked in a variety of different settings including in-home, self-contained classrooms, resource rooms in the public schools, general education classrooms, and one on one settings. she provided services to students ranging from pre-school to high school age.
Nicole has her Master of Science degree in Human Services with a concentration in Clinical Counseling from Post University. She also has her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Eastern Connecticut State University and attended classes at University of Denver for Applied Behavior Analysis.