Rafael and students from Ädelbrook's Transitional Academy work hard to keep the gym and all our spaces clean and sanitized. Learn more about Ädelbrook's Transitional Academies.
Erica is mom to two wild boys and the occupational therapy supervisor at Ädelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services in Cromwell, CT. She received her bachelor’s degree in Theology from Providence College and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University. Erica’s career path has included time as a youth minister, classroom teacher, dance teacher, therapeutic horseback riding instructor, and occupational therapist. As an OT she has focused primarily on working with children and families touched by autism and/or sensory processing disorders. Erica has worked in sensory clinics, public and private schools, the Connecticut birth to three program, and therapeutic residential and educational facilities. She has been trained in “S.A.N.E. The Whole Child” evaluation and treatment approach and craniosacral therapy. Erica brings the wealth of her experiences and knowledge into her work today as she assists young people and those who care about them to build success and independence in all aspects of their lives.
Julie Piepenbring is the Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, and oversees all the clinical operations in our congregate care and community based services. She ensures effective collaboration across the various systems in Ädelbrook’s continuum of care. Aside from her work at Ädelbrook, she has a private practice where she specializes in working with children and families, and is an instructor in the Social Work Department at Southern Connecticut State University.
Martin “Marty” Zibuda is one of Ädelbrook’s amazing volunteers. Marty is a committee member for all of Ädelbrook’s fundraisers and is always at the ready to do what needs to be done the day of the event. The many donations he brings in both financial and in kind are a testament to his relationship with the community. Marty lives in Cromwell with his wife Jane and enjoys golfing, the Red Sox and UCONN Basketball. Make sure you say hi to him at our next event!
Mihaela is a student at the Transitional Academy II. Since her sophomore year she’s been a student at The Learning Center in Cromwell. One thing she is most looking forward to is working in Ädelbrook’s Bark-ery. Mihaela is one of the most positive people you’ll have the pleasure to meet. Whenever you greet her she is quick to tell you how well she’s doing and the next great thing she’s looking forward to. She hopes to be an advocate for others with autism and anxiety disorders.
Matt goes above and beyond in his duties as a job coach at the Ädelbrook Transitional Academy. He makes sure all our young adults receive all the tools they need so they are successful in their workplaces. He is kind and thoughtful and offers to do extra duties with students like taking students to the post office for life skills lessons and also offering to pick up extra work shifts in order to fulfil our commitments in the community. Matt is a true asset to the Ädelbrook team.