Dr. Dumas comes to the role of CEO and President of Crossroads as part of a 20+ year professional journey and career; a professional career that has embodied service to individuals and families with a wide range of behavioral health needs including individuals with ASD through academic experience, consultation, practice, executive management and public service. Most recently, Dr. Dumas was in state government as a public servant working at the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) in the Policy, Planning and Children’s Services Unit. There he was involved in a wide range of professional activities within the Autism Division including the Children’s Autism Waiver Program, the Autism Commission, in state-wide eligibility initiatives for the ASD population, and a member of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) special education advisory task force.
Prior to his public service, Dr. Dumas spent 15 years as President and CEO of two state-wide community-based behavioral health organizations in RI. Both organizations were responsible for providing evidence-based intervention and treatment services primarily for children, youth, and families with a wide range of behavioral health problems, including those with ASD. Services also included the development and management of specialty day school programs for students within public school systems who had extensive behavioral, psychiatric, and support needs. As a leader of a community-based organization, Dr. Dumas was honored by then President George W. Bush with a Presidential Leadership award. He was also on faculty at Emory University School of Medicine and the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Additionally, Dr. Dumas was the recipient of two NIMH postdoctoral fellowships at both UMass Medical School and The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University where one of his two areas of research and clinical training was at the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.
Mark has devoted his entire career to non-profit, Health and Human Service organizations where he served over 15 years in acute care before transitioning to Behavioral and Social Services. He holds a Finance Concentrated MBA from Providence College and a BS in Management and Accounting from Rhode Island College.
In addition to serving as Chief Financial Officer for diverse organizations, Mark managed responsibility centers including Management Information Systems, Materials Management, Human Resources, and Facility Operations. Additional experience as an Adjunct Faculty Member for the University of Phoenix exemplifies his desire to mentor others and develop team centered learning.
Volunteerism has included service as President/Chairman of a local credit union and ad hoc Advisory Member for trade organization’s Finance & Audit Committee. Outside of work, Mark enjoys travel, DIY projects, spending time with family, and all things involving the great outdoors.
Kevin received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History with minors in Psychology and Coaching from Marist College and a Master of Science degree in Education from Simmons College. Kevin is also a Licensed Teacher of Students with Severe Disabilities.
Kevin has worked for more than 15 years with students with autism and their families. He has extensive experience in developing, training, implementing, and monitoring behavior change programs using the techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis. He also has significant expertise in creating curricula to meet IEP objectives for a wide range of learners. At Crossroads, Kevin has designed, developed, and implemented new curriculum, progress monitoring and reporting systems, and staff training and supervision programs.
Kevin finds it rewarding to be a part of a community of students, parents, and faculty who work together to achieve the best possible outcomes and is grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Crossroads. In his free time, Kevin enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with family, and coaching soccer.
Kelley joined Crossroads in 2015 with more than 10 years of non-profit fundraising, event production, and volunteer management experience. Prior to joining Crossroads, she served as the Senior Director of Field Development at Autism Speaks, overseeing events and initiatives in the Greater Boston and Nantucket communities. Her consistent leadership resulted in many successes, including more than $5.5 million dollars in revenue.
Kelley enjoys working with the Crossroads staff, parents, and Board of Trustees to raise the funds necessary to increase the program supports and resources available to help our students succeed. Kelley is grateful for the collaboration, teamwork, and support at Crossroads.
Kelley is an active member of the Marlborough Regional Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Advisory Board and as Chair of the Young Professionals Group. She was awarded 2018 Ambassador of the Year for her efforts to engage and retain new members.
Kelley is a graduate of American University in Washington, DC. Since 2010, she has been a “Big Sister” as part of the Greater Boston’s Community Based Mentoring Program. When she isn’t at Crossroads or a fitness studio, she is most likely to be found playing games, getting crafty, or trying new recipes with her husband and kids.
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Rachel received her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2010 from Northeastern University. Her thesis research focused on the assessment and treatment of vocal and motor stereotypy with individuals diagnosed with autism. Rachel is currently completing her doctoral degree at Western New England University. Her dissertation research focuses on the assessment and remediation of overselective stimulus control in individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Rachel became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2011. She has presented at both regional and international conferences and has published her research in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, American Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Prior to coming to Crossroads, Rachel worked at the New England Center for Children, UMASS Medical School’s E.K. Shriver Center, and as a consultant for home-based services. She has over 10 years of experience working with children with autism from the ages of 4-22 in home, community, and school settings. Rachel’s current research and clinical interests are in the acquisition of communication and independent living skills. Rachel loves working in the homes and getting to know the families of the students at Crossroads.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family and soaking up everything Boston has to offer.