Meet Our Clinical Leadership Team
Chief Clinical Officer
Paula Braga-Kenyon, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Braga-Kenyon received a Master of Science in ABA from Northeastern University, studying under Dr. Murray Sidman and Dr. Gina Green, followed by a Ph.D. in ABA from Western New England University, studying under Dr. William Dube and Greg Hanley Ph.D., BCBA-D. She spent 13 years with The New England Center for Children and was also the Assistant to the Executive Director for Melmark New England.
Dr. Braga-Kenyon joined Trumpet in February of 2016 as Assistant Director of Clinical Services. As Chief Clinical Officer she is responsible for Trumpet’s clinical services, operational and leadership development, and will partner with clinical teams across the organization to ensure best practice, evidence-based treatment.
Executive Director of Research and Clinical Standards
Amber Valentino, Psy.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Valentino received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She completed a pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship at the Marcus Autism Center/Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. After completion of her post-doctoral fellowship, she remained at the Marcus Autism Center for three years, where she served as a senior psychologist and program coordinator, overseeing a large community autism training program and providing clinical leadership to the intensive language clinic.
Since joining Trumpet in 2012, Dr. Valentino has held various roles, most recently serving as Assistant Director of Clinical Services and Research, working under the direct mentorship of Dr. Linda LeBlanc. As Executive Director of Research and Clinical Standards she is responsible for coordinating Trumpet research initiatives, maintaining and further developing the company’s clinical standards and directing all training functions.
Dr. LeBlanc, a licensed clinical psychologist and Fellow of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, served as Trumpet’s Executive Director of Research and Clinical Services from 2012-2016. During that time she was integral in building a comprehensive set of clinical standards, developing the company’s research function and recruiting and mentoring innumerable clinical leaders. As she transitions to Executive Advisor, Dr. LeBlanc will focus her efforts on strategic company initiatives and the continued mentorship of clinical leaders.
Dr. LeBlanc has published over 90 articles and book chapters, is an Associate Editor for Behavior Analysis in Practice and the Literature Review Editor for Education and Treatment of Children and serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association for Behavior Analysts.