Program Directors

Suhad Abdallah, BCaBA

Suhad started working at The Aurora school in 2014 as an ABA instructor, which is the start of her career in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has a BA in Psychology, and is currently attending George Mason University as a graduate student in the Special Education program. She received her BCaBA certification in 2016, in addition to her VA provisional licensure in Special Education. Suhad loves working with the students, supporting their progress to achieve their goals, and increasing their independence in different functional skills, especially their communication skills. She’s really proud to be a part of the Aurora team as a Program Director.

Maureen GamacheMaureen Gamache 

Maureen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame with a focus in Accounting.  After an eight year commitment to the field of Accounting, she  decided it was time to pursue her true passion of helping others and have been working in the Applied Behavior Analysis field since 2012.  Before working at the Aurora School she provided research assistance to a PhD candidate at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore She is in the final year of a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington D.C..   Maureen has also been accepted to the UVA graduate program for Special Education.   Her  goal is to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Maureen thoroughly enjoys working one on one and in group settings with students with disabilities and developmental delays. She finds great satisfaction in helping them to reach their full potential.

Christina Graciani, BCBA

Christina began working at the Aurora school in July of 2015 as an ABA instructor and has since moved on to be a Program Director. She earned her master’s degree in psychology from American Public University and completed her ABA coursework at Brandman University. Christina is a BCBA and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Virginia. She loves working at Aurora because it allows her to see how much the students grow and progress.


John Roland

John transitioned from a career in training and management to ABA, and enjoys making a difference in the student’s lives daily.  He has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in both clinic and in-home settings in Loudoun County since 2014 and has been working at the Aurora School since August 2015.  John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Shenandoah University, a Master’s Degree in Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University, and is currently pursuing credentials to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.