About Us

Kelley K. Henry, Psy.D., BCBA-D

Beacon Assessment Center Manager
Executive Vice President Assessment Services
Licensed Psychologist
Developmental Neuropsychologist
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Dr. Henry is a child psychologist who specializes in early identification and treatment interventions for young children with developmental disabilities, as well as social-emotional vulnerabilities and behavior challenges. She has over 14 years of experience working with young and school aged children with autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. She has worked in a clinical capacity in early intervention programs, with specialty service providers, in schools and hospitals, as well as private practice. Dr. Henry received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, earned a master’s degree in child development from Tufts University, and bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Dr. Henry has completed advanced clinical training within the pediatric neuropsychology specialty. In addition to performing neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological evaluations, she remains available for clinical consultation, classroom and program observations, and professional trainings. She also holds a certification as a behavior analyst (BCBA-D) within the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Dr. Henry currently oversees the regional assessment centers and is the Director of Clinical Training for the post doctoral fellowship program specializing in autism. She currently sees patients in the North Andover, Milford and North Dartmouth satellite offices.


Brooke Littleton, SPLD, CCC-SLP

Vice President of Therapy Services
Speech Language Pathologist

Brooke is a Speech-Language Pathologist with clinical experience in the fields of speech, language, communication, and swallowing who has worked with both medically complex children and adults in the outpatient and hospital settings. She is a licensed speech-language pathologist in Massachusetts, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Brooke received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Pennsylvania State University, her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University, and her clinical doctorate in Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. Brooke is experienced in the assessment and treatment of infants, toddlers, and school aged children with developmental speech, language, and feeding disorders, including those on the autism spectrum. Brooke currently oversees the therapy department where she is responsible for training all of Beacon’s speech-language pathologists and has been heavily involved with the development and expansion of Beacon’s center-based ABA programs. Brooke has completed additional post-graduate course work in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and has been the recipient of an Award for Continuing Education (ACE) through ASHA in recognition for her commitment to continuing her professional education and training in the areas of pediatric speech-language, feeding, and communication. Brooke has provided numerous lectures and trainings to her colleagues and has been an invited presenter at professional conferences on the local and national level.


Caitlin M. Nichols, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President of Assessment Services

Caitlin M. Nichols, Ph.D. received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 2009. Her clinical and research interests have focused on early identification and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), with a particular interest in younger siblings of children with ASD as well as social smiling behavior in young children. She completed a pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the May Institute, where she offered school and home-based behavioral consultation services as well as comprehensive diagnostic evaluations for children. Dr. Nichols is a licensed psychologist who provides diagnostic and neuropsychological evaluations for children and adolescents. Dr. Nichols sees clients in the Leominster and West Springfield offices.


Jeffrey Skowron, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Senior Vice President of Assessment Services
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Dr. Skowron has over two decades of experience in the fields of clinical psychology, applied behavior analysis, special education, and mental health. Jeff has overseen clinical services and administrative operations in educational and residential programs for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and acquired brain injury, including private special education schools and agencies providing home- and community-based services. He has authored journal articles and book chapters in the fields of behavior analysis, brain injury, education, and mental health.  Dr. Skowron received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, completing his pre- and post-doctoral internships at programs specializing in the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum and other childhood disorders. Jeff is a Massachusetts Licensed psychologist and a doctoral level board certified behavior analyst. He is a past board member of the Massachusetts Association for Applied Behavior Analysis (MassABA), and teaches graduate courses in applied behavior analysis and mental health at Westfield State University and Cambridge College. Dr. Skowron currently provides developmental and diagnostic evaluations for young children at the Beacon Assessment Centers in Western Massachusetts, as well as providing home- and community-based clinical services, parent training, and consultation through Beacon ABA Services.


 Suzanne M. F. Sanda, Ph.D.

Vice President of Assessment Services

Dr. Sanda is a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist in Massachusetts who earned her Ph.D. through the Combined Counseling and School Psychology Doctoral Program at Northeastern University. Her extensive clinical training includes an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship through the Lewisville Public School District in Lewisville, TX and a postdoctoral fellowship through the Beacon Assessment Center. In addition, she is a Certified Early Intervention Specialist (CEIS) and is currently enrolled in the behavior analyst certificate program through Cambridge College. Over the past decade, Dr. Sanda has worked with a variety of pediatric populations and their families across the home, school, and clinical settings. She specializes in working with young children with developmental disabilities, learning style vulnerabilities, and autism spectrum disorders. Her clinical research centers on promoting learners’ play skill development through evidence-based, caregiver-facilitated teaching protocols. Dr. Sanda currently sees clients in the Dartmouth, Milford, and West Springfield offices.


Tiffany Barry, M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA

Speech-Language Pathologist

Tiffany is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience providing speech and language services to individuals across the lifespan including in home-based settings, skilled nursing facilities, and in a residential school setting. Her clinical experience includes working with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), as well as speech, language, and communication disorders. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Worcester State University. Additionally, Tiffany completed a post-master’s certificate program in applied behavior analysis through Cambridge College, which prepared her to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She holds licenses in speech-language pathology and applied behavior analysis in Massachusetts, as well as the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is the recipient of the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) through ASHA in recognition of her commitment to continuing education. Tiffany has had many opportunities to present lectures and posters at local and national conferences including the MassABA annual conference and the Association for Behavior Analysis International annual convention. She has also published several articles in ABA journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice. She currently serves as a co-instructor for several applied behavior analysis graduate classes at Cambridge College. Tiffany sees patients in the Milford satellite office.


Francesca Lopez, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Francesca is a Speech-Language Pathologist who has experience evaluating and treating the dynamic needs of infants, children, adolescents, and adults using evidence-based practices. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2009 and master’s degree in Communication Disorders in 2011 from Southern Connecticut State University. Francesca is skilled at addressing delays in the domains of articulation, phonology, childhood apraxia of speech, receptive and expressive language impairments, and social language impairments. Francesca is familiar with using and implementing various types of augmentative-alternative communication methods. She also has experience treating the diverse and unique motor speech disorders that often co-occur in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Francesca is adept in using the principles of ABA and developing collaborative programming to ensure clients are not only acquiring speech and language skills but also generalizing them to their home and community settings. She is licensed as a speech-language pathologist in Massachusetts, and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She is the recipient of the Award for Continuing Education (ACE) through ASHA in recognition of her commitment to continuing education.  Francesca sees clients in the Leominster and Milford satellite offices.