Our Team

Meet Our Dedicated Team

The Play Base family is a team of professionals who are passionate about helping make a positive difference in the lives of others. Our team strives on building strong and meaningful relationships with our clients that foster endless opportunities for growth and development.
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Frances Fishman
Behaviour 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 11 years experience in behaviour modification in the home, community and educational settings, as well as being a mother of 3, she have 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.
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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.
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Sara Schacter
Case Supervisor/Lead Therapist
Sara Schacter is a therapist and case supervisor on our team with her BA in Childhood and Social Institutions for Western University, ECE (early childhood education) and ECAS (early childhood advanced studies in special needs) and MS ABA (Master of Sciences in applied behaviour analysis) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology graduate candidate. 
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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.
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Jessica Malone
Instructo Therapist
Jessica is a new grad from Capilano University with an undergrad in Behavior Sciences specialized in ABA. She is also a Registered Behavior Technician as well an Early Childhood Education. Growing up, Jessica participated in Karate classes for 9 years receiving her karate teacher and weapons certificate
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Stephanie Goldenberg
Instructor Therapist
Stephanie has been a therapist at The Play Base for 1 year. She has a Bachelors degree in Sociology and Community Development and a post graduate certificate in Early Childhood Education Advanced Special Needs. Stephaie has always been passionate about children and spent five summers as a student working with children with special needs
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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.
Our goal at The Play Base is to find a treatment approach that is best suited to your child and your family’s needs and lifestyles.