OT, MS

Scott Matthews

  • Scott is the founder and executive director of Intensive Therapeutics. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Scott was a social worker for 7 years in both pediatric and geriatric settings. In 1997, Scott graduated from Kean University with a post-baccalaureate major in occupational therapy. He earned a post-professional master of science degree in health science, with a specialization in movement science, from Seton Hall University in 2005. As an occupational therapist, Scott has worked in various settings with adults and children. He has been an adjunct professor at Kean University.

  • OTR, MS

    Teresita Merino

  • Teresita earned her master of science degree in occupational therapy from Kean University in 2011. She participated in a research study entitled: “The Transition from High School to Post-Secondary Education for Students with High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder and Asperger’s Syndrome.” Her occupational therapy internships include experiences in both pediatrics and adult rehabilitation. Teresita started at Intensive Therapeutics in December of 2011.

  • CCC/SLP, MA

    Anne Melia

  • Anne Melia is a speech-language pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA and licensure in New Jersey and New York. She has her PROMPT Certification, (PROMPTs for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), a holistic, dynamic, multi-sensory system approach used to assess and treat individuals with speech production disorders (apraxia, dysarthria). Anne has a special interest in motor speech and communication disorders.

  • OTR, MS

    Christina Boland

  • Christina earned her master of science degree in occupational therapy from Kean University in January of 2012. Her occupational therapy internships include experiences in both pediatrics, with Intensive Therapeutics, and adult rehabilitation, at Staten Island University Hospital. Christina started out her career working in pediatrics in a variety of settings. She has gained clinical experience as well as school-based experience with the NYC Board of Education. Christina has experience in Early Intervention in the state of NJ, working with children ages 0-3. Christina has been involved with "Camp Helping Hands" in the summers of 2011 and 2012. She started at Intensive Therapeutics in October 2012. Christina's interests include ballet and yoga.





  • M.Ed.

    Jackie Kaufmann

  • Jackie Kaufmann is a certified reading specialist who earned her master of education degree in reading from the College of New Jersey in 2013. Prior to becoming a reading specialist, Jackie worked in the New Providence School District for 6 years, teaching elementary education. In 2011, she was named "Teacher of the Year" at Salt Brook Elementary School. Jackie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Psychology in 2006 from The College of New Jersey. She has worked in various settings with children and adults, including tutoring and teaching tennis.