Andrew S. Rubin, Ph.D.

Dr Rubin is a licensed clinical psychologist, the founder if the International Society for Autism and Executive Director of New Directions, Inc., a company that specializes in delivering state of the art services for young adults. Services focus on the clinical, academic, vocational, and life management arenas. Services also include individual, group, and family therapy, comprehensive physiological evaluations, and consultant services. Dr Rubins background integrates expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy, development theory, and neuropsychology, into an evidence-based treatment approach that is both empathic and based on the current scientific literature.

On august 15th, 2013, Dr. Rubin was appointed by Governor Rick Scott, for a three year term to the Florida Board of Psychology. Dr. Rubin was formerly the lead psychologist at the Unicorn Child Development Clinic at Nova Southeastern University’s Mailman Segal Institute for Early Childhood Studies. In this position, he supervised a team of professionals, post-doctoral fellows, doctoral level practicum students, and student interns in the diagnosis and treatment of children with developmental disorders. He was a leader of many of NSU’s parenting programs, teaching a variety of parenting classes on behavioral management strategies. Dr. Rubin currently teaches graduate level courses in child development and infant mental health. In addition, Dr. Rubin has taught graduate level courses in child and adult psychopathology, assessment, and therapeutic intervention. Dr. Rubin lectures widely to community organizations, speaking on issues related to the social and emotional development of individuals with development disabilities, behavioral disorders, depression, anxiety, and addiction disorders.

Prior to working at NSU, Dr. Rubin was on staff at Tulane University’s Department of Psychatry and Neurology, and Louisiana State University’s Health Science Center, where he provided treatment and performed comprehensive assessments and neuropsychological evaluations.

Dr. Rubin attended college at the University of Connecticut, New York University, and earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology’s Institute of Psychology. He has previously worked at many hospitals and training institutions including University of Chicago Hospital, Department of Child Psychiatry and Neurology; Tulane-DePaul Behavioral Health Center; Louisiana State University Health Science Center; The Medical Center of Lousiana (Charity Hospital); Illinois Masonic Medical Center; and the Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic of Chicago (PRCC).


Michael Kellen, Ph.D.

Dr. Kellen is a licensed clinical psychologist. He received his clinical and neuropsychological training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Medical Center, and Children’s Hospital in Omaha Nebraska. Michael has extensive training and clinical experience in behavioral pediatrics and pediatric sleep disorders; and in providing neuropsychological assessments to varied populations, such as those with neurodevelopmental disabilities, genetic disorders, and traumatic brain injuries. His training and work experience have been multidisciplinary an their setting. Michael has numerous publications in professional and academic journals in the field, and has coauthored several book chapters. He has presented his research findings throughout the United States and internationally and has been invited by the American Psychological Association and the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication to present his research findings.


Brian Leahy, Ph.D, ABPP

Dr. Leahy is a licensed psychologist and a fellowship-trained and board certified clinical neuropsychologist. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology and completed his residency training in clinical neuropsychology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is the Director of Neuropsychology Services at the Alexian Neurosciences Institute and a clinical assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Kent Grelling, Ph.D.

Dr. Kent Grelling is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults. He has extensive experience working with clients with ADHD, learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and anxiety disorders. He is also an expert in addressing the unique emotional needs of the intellectually gifted.


Stephen Bozak

Stephen Bozak is from Clifton Park New York. He has worked as a certified educational planner and educational consultant since 1994. He is currently a member of the Independent  Educational Consultant Association, and has been a member of NATSAP. Steve received his BA from Indiana Wesleyan University and MA from Ball State University majoring in testing and measuring (Psychology).   Steve’s major work has been evaluating and then placement of youth into suitable schools and programs nationally addressing special needs.  Steve has also studied in Korea and Israel, and now finds being bilingual an advantage in many cases.

Erica French

Erica French is a graduate of Michigan State University where she obtained a degree in Education. She is currently working on a masters in Community Psychology at the University of Miami. After a year of teaching, she decided to join the United States Peace Corps. A fellow Peace Corps volunteer inspired Ms. French to move to Miami after her service in Niger. Together they expanded and invigorated Educate Tomorrow, a non-profit that provides support and mentoring for youth aging out of the foster care system.

She developed Educate Tomorrow’s holistic approach to mentoring foster youth over the six years in which she worked for the organization. Partnering with Entertainment Benefits Group, Ms. French helped develop a mentoring program for their employees to give back to the community.

Ms. French currently serves as the Director for the New Directions’ non-profit, The International Society for Autism, and works with clients to obtain volunteer and employment opportunities. In her free time, Ms. French enjoys making and performing music. She dreams that one day, all of the world’s children will be saved and she will be free to pursue her love for music professionally.