Directors and Clinical Coordinators


Executive Director, Scott Levine
860-413-9538, ext. 306

Scott Levine received his B.S. with a concentration in Business Administration from Charter Oak College. He worked for The Hartford as a Business Analyst for seven years before co-founding Creative Interventions in 2004. Scott also worked for the Red Cross and has a strong passion for helping others. When the opportunity arose to be a part of forming an agency that’s mission was to help others, he saw this as his chance to utilize his strong business skills while being a part of making a positive difference in the lives of others. Scott is largely involved in fund raising and other philanthropic opportunities as they arise. Scott is the Executive Director of our agency. 


Executive Clinical Director, Melissa S. Saunders, MS., BCBA
860-413-9538, ext. 304

Melissa received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts and M.S. in Counseling and Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis from Nova Southeastern University. Melissa is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at Nova in Organizational Leadership with a concentration on Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been providing services to children with Autism and related disabilities for over 10 years. Melissa is the Executive Clinical Director for Creative Interventions. Melissa is currently a Member at Large on the board of CTABA and MassABA. Melissa is an active member of the Connecticut Autism Action Coalition (CAAC). She has a special interest in functional assessment of problem behaviors across diagnoses, behavior analytic supervision models and has a passion for providing training and workshops on a variety of topics that affect families, school staff and individuals. Throughout her career Melissa has provided direct and consultative services in private and public schools, in homes, as well as center-based facilities. As with many individuals, Melissa has been personally affected by Autism having 3 nephews diagnosed with Autism. This fact has strengthened her drive to ensure that parents receive education in the treatment their child receives and that individuals are provided with evidence-based services. Melissa lives in South Hadley Massachusetts with her husband Rich, two children, Cameron and Ava, their dog Foxy, and a noncompliant French bulldog, Sophie.


Maris Pelkey, MA, BCBA, Director of Birth to Three
860-413-9538, ext. 305

Maris received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Relations from UCONN and her Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Saint Joseph College. She provided Birth to Three services in the state of CT as a special educator for nine years before returning to Saint Joseph’s to pursue a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. Maris became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2012 and continues to maintain her teaching certificate in early childhood special education. Her primary responsibilities at Creative Interventions include direct services to families, support to teams as a team supervisor, and coordination of the Birth to Three program to ensure quality services to the families we serve as well as compliance with state and federal mandates. Maris has a passion for providing behavior analysis within the early intervention model and a particular interest in parent training. Maris Pelkey is the Director of Birth to Three Services for Creative Interventions. 


Justine Randall, MS Ed., BCBA, Director of School Age Services 
860-413-9538 ext. 314

Justine Randall received a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Merrimack College and a Master’s of Science in Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Bay Path University. She currently holds certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her professional experience includes providing a variety of direct and consultative behavior analytic services in home based, public school, and early intervention settings across Massachusetts and Connecticut. Justine has been with Creative Interventions since 2013 and currently serves as the Director of School Age Services.  In this capacity, she assists in the development of policies and procedures designed to ensure quality service provision and maintains ongoing oversight and organization of services across insurance, private, and school district contracts. Justine has a particular interest in social validity and caregiver training as they relate to clinical outcomes.


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