Our Team

Frances Fishman

Behavior Analyst

Frances Fishman is the founder and owner of The Play Base. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst with her M.Ed. in Developmental Psychology and Education. Frances is a hard working, empathetic, and loving woman, leader and entrepreneur who took her passion and turned it into her career.

With over 12 years experience in behaviour modification in the home, community and educational settings, as well as being a mother of 3, she has developed a skill set and a perspective that has allowed her tremendous success with her team and client base. She is an optimist who believes that every person can be given the chance to live to their highest potential when given a loving approach and a team who believes in them and sees the incredible potential each individual has.

Stephanie Scarlett

Case Supervisor/Lead Therapist

Stephanie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Masters in Applied Disability Studies. She is a Case Supervisor at The Play Base and has been working in the field for over 12 years in home, school, and community settings. Stephanie loves canoeing, camping, and chocolate chip cookies.

Sara Schacter

Case Supervisor/Lead Therapist

Sara Schacter is a therapist and case supervisor at The Play Base. She has her Masters in Science in Applied Behaviour Analysis. Sara has many years of experience working with younger children in a variety of different settings including a hospital setting. Sara’s passion is working with children in early childhood settings providing early intervention, parent and staff training.

Marni Gladstone

Case Supervisor/Intake coordinator

Marni is a BCBA candidate who has her Masters in Special Education and Applied Behaviour Analysis. She has many years experience working with children of all ages and needs in various settings but her passion is working with older children and youth. When not working Marni enjoys spending time with her dog, family and friends, cooking, and dancing! Her ultimate goal is for her clients to live a life full of happiness, independence, and confidence.

Yael Elitzur-Samuel

Lead Therapist

Yael is a registered behavior technician and has a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Studies, where she focused on the inclusion of children with autism in schools, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. Yael has over 14 years of experience in the field and has been working with The Play Base for past two years.

Jessica Malone

Case Supervisor

Jessica is a BCaBA and grad of Capilano University with an undergrad in Behavior Sciences specialized in ABA. She is also a Registered Behavior Technician as well as an Early Childhood Educator. Growing up, Jessica participated in Karate classes for 9 years receiving her karate teacher and weapons certificate.

Alessia Campli

Instructor Therapist

Alessia is a behavioural therapist at The Play Base. She is a well-educated health advocate with a passion for human services. Alessia loves fitness and travelling around the world to explore new cultures and best of all… new food. Every day is a new lesson working at The Play Base as her clients teach her how to love harder, have gratitude and resilience!

Heather Barclay

Instructor Therapist

Heather is passionate about education and nurturing each child’s unique self-expression, Heather has been teaching and working with children for over 17 years in many countries around the world. Heather’s specializations are language development, early learning and reading. She empowers children as leaders, co-creators and decision-makers in their own learning processes.

Jillian Newman

Instructor Therapist

Jillian graduated from Western University in 2009 with a BA in Psychology, and has since been dedicated to helping individuals with additional needs. Over the past 12 years, Jillian has volunteered with Holland Bloorview, worked as an instructor therapist, early intervention preschool teacher, music therapy instructor, and a support worker for students in a school setting.

Raven MaCkenzie

Instructor Therapist

Raven Newman is a behaviour therapist at The Play Base for just under a year. She is a certified Early Childhood Educator, and currently 1 year away from receiving her BEd. Raven started her career in this filed, first as a 1-on-1 educator, then as a co teacher in special education.