Cindy Lenzi has a Master's of Science in Special Education from The Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from State University of New York in Potsdam. She has undergone training for the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) and is an RDI® Certified Consultant. Cindy has spent the last 18 years working with children with autism spectrum disorders. She has taught at both Ivymount School in the Autism Program and Frederick County Public Schools in the Challenges Program, a collaborative communication based program.
Cindy Lenzi, MS ~ Owner / Program Director
Bonnie Gaither, ME ~ Assistant Program Director / Family Consultant
Bonnie Gaither has a Masters in Education/Special Education, emphasizing in Severe/Profound Disabilities, from the University of Maryland at College Park. Bonnie has been with Connect and Learn since 2004. Bonnie started working with children with Autism in 1996 as a technician. For the last six years, she has been working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as a Special Educator in the Autism Program for Montgomery County Public Schools.
Vivian Johnikin ~ Director of Operations / Human Resources Manager / Recruiter
Vivian Johnikin has been with Connect and Learn since September of 2011. She quickly became the central point-of-contact for all aspects of business operations. Vivian acts as our client-care officer through direct contact with every parent and all other partners involved in the care of our clients. Among many others, Vivian's responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations of the company, client and staff relations, matching staff with client's needs and desires, all aspects of Human Resources, accounting, and Federal, State, and company policy compliance. Our staff, our clients, and their families feel comfortable reaching out to Vivian for whatever they may need.