Staff Bios


  • Elizabeth M. (Liz) Martineau

    Liz is President and Clinical Director of Nashoba Learning Group (NLG), and the founding chair of NLG's Board of Directors. Liz supervises all of NLG's Clinical Directors. Liz's primary responsibility is to ensure that NLG implements state of the art educational and clinical practices and to further the development of senior clinical staff. Liz is responsible for development and implementation of NLG's strategy and future plan.

    Prior to founding Nashoba Learning Group, Liz served as an applied behavior analysis consultant to individuals with autism and their families and school districts. Liz also spent 13 years at Monitor Company, a business strategy consulting firm, where she served on the Board of Directors and was responsible for developing client relationships and advising client senior managers.

    Liz is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds an Education Specialist degree in behavioral education from Simmons College, where she was the winner of the John S. Robinson Award. She is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Liz also holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in economics from Williams College. Liz and her husband, John McClellan, are the parents of five children, including a son with autism.

    Liz has developed a variety of presentations highlighting NLG's clinical innovations. These include:

    Martineau, E., BCBA, President and Clinical Director, NLG, Rego, H., Vocational Clinical Director NLG, Hume, C., Vocational Supervisor NLG, Daniels, S., Vocational Executive Director NLG, Seagle, C., BCBA Clinical Director NLG, Tilley, J., BCBA Vocational Director NLG, Pending: Preparing for Adulthood: Vocational and Life Skills Training For Teenagers with Autism. A Workshop for the Association for Behavior Analysis 37th Convention Denver Colorado May 27, 2011.

    Martineau, E., Symposium Chair and author with Slaton, J, Hume, C, and Dahlin, J. (2010). Go Ahead and Stim, Bringing High Frequency Ritualistic Behaviors under Stimulus Control. Symposium presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy Conference (BABAT) Amherst, Massachusetts 2010 and at the Association for Behavior Analysis 36th Convention San Antonio Texas 2010.

    Martineau, E., Workshop Chair and primary author with Daniels, S, Seagle, C. and Tilley, J. Teaching Practical Money Management Skills to Students with Autism. Workshop presented at the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy Conference (BABAT) Amherst, Massachusetts 2009 and Symposium presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 36th Convention San Antonio Texas 2010.

    Martineau, E., Symposium Chair, Montoure, T. and Slaton, J. (2008) Teaching Higher Level Skills to Students with Autism using Visual Prompts that are First Manipulated, then Used as Reference and Then Faded. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 34th Convention Chicago, Illinois and at the Berkshire Association for Behavioral Analysis & Therapy Conference (BABAT) Amherst, Massachusetts 2008.

    Martineau, E. (2008) Teaching the Concepts of Addition, Subtraction, and Multiplication. Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 34th Convention Chicago, Illinois and at the Berkshire Association for Behavioral Analysis & Therapy Conference (BABAT) Amherst, Massachusetts 2008.

    Martineau, E. (2006) Teaching Students to Complete Activities Independently with No Adult Present. Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 32th Convention Atlanta, Georgia and at the Berkshire Association for Behavioral & Therapy Conference (BABAT) Amherst, Massachusetts 2006.

    Martineau, E., Lacerte, M., Stewart, R, Slaton, J (2006) Achieving Independence: New Solutions that Help Students Surmount Barriers to Independent Demonstration of Skills. Chair of Symposium for the Association for Behavior Analysis 32th Convention Atlanta, Georgia and at BABAT 2006.

    Martineau, E (2005) Essential Components of a High Quality School Program for Children and Teenagers with Autism. Presented at Current Trends in Autism 11th Annual Conference Boston, MA.

    Martineau, E., & Stephens, A. (2004). Teaching Social Boundaries to Adolescents with Autism. Presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis 30th Convention Boston, MA.

    Martineau, E., & Cameron, M.J. (2001). That’s Behavior Analysis, isn’t it? Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Early Intervention Consortium, Sturbridge, Massachusetts.

  • Maureen Vibert
    Maureen is Executive Director of Nashoba Learning Group (NLG). Prior to joining NLG, Maureen worked at the Monitor Group, LLP a global consulting firm headquartered Cambridge, Massachusetts for nearly 19 years where she held leadership positions as Controller and Director of Global Human Resources and Compensation Policy. She earned at Bentley College a BS degree in Management and Accounting, and an MBA. Maureen lives in Burlington, MA with her husband Steve and their two sons.
  • Stephanie Daniels
    Stephanie is the Vocational Director at Nashoba Learning Group (NLG). Prior to coming to NLG, Stephanie served as an applied behavior analysis therapist to individuals with autism and their families. Stephanie holds a B.S. in Business Management and is currently enrolled in Endicott College’s Masters Program in Special Needs/Behavioral Studies. Stephanie resides in Townsend, Mass with her husband Kurt and daughter.
  • Karen Abruzi
    Karen is a Clinical Director at Nashoba Learning Group (NLG). She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Masters degree in behavioral education from Simmons College. Karen was the assistant author for two presentations presented at the Applied Behavior Analysis Convention held in Chicago, Illinois in May 2008. The presentations targeted higher level skills using visual prompts that are first manipulated and later faded. Prior to working at NLG, Karen provided home services to students with autism in western Massachusetts. Karen currently lives in North Chelmsford, MA with her husband and son.
  • Tina Taylor
    Tina is a Clinical Director at Nashoba Learning Group (NLG) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Prior to coming to NLG, Tina taught Life Skills and English to high school special needs students and worked in a home program. Tina earned a B.A. in Liberal Arts and a M.A. in Behavioral Education from Simmons College. Tina resides in Nashua, NH with her husband Jay, daughter and two dogs.
  • Jessica Slaton

    Jessica Slaton is a Clinical Director at Nashoba Learning Group (NLG). She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a B.A. from Boston College and M.Ed. from Simmons College.

    Jessica was the assistant author for presentations at the annual Association for Behavior Analysis (ABA) conference in Atlanta 2006, San Diego 2007, Chicago 2008, and the annual BABAT conference (Berkshire Association of Behavior Analysis & Therapy) in 2006 and 2008. She will be presenting a symposium and a workshop at the 2010 ABA conference in San Antonio.

    Prior to joining NLG Jessica worked as an in-home therapist. She currently lives in Burlington, MA and has 6 brothers and sisters age 11 to 27, spread out across Virginia, Washington, Massachusetts, Colorado, and England.

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