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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Niko Antonellos

CEO

Niko started Sidekicks as part of his final entrepreneurship project in 2012. His inspiration was his desire to make a difference in the community and his belief that quality support services will make a positive impact for families.

He continues to lead the team in the growth and development of Sidekicks, aiming to continually provide effective, reliable and personalized support services to individuals and families throughout New Jersey/PA.

Niko is most proud of the progress individuals have made since the start of the program and the growth of his fellow team members in their professional development as therapists, teachers and role models.

Email: Niko@SidekicksSupport.com




Jamie Douglas

COO

Jamie brings decades of experience and insight into our program. As the leader of our operations, Jamie oversees and manages our day to day functions. Jamie also heads our staff training program, in which she helps staff with required trainings and personal development. Jamie plays an integral part in maintaining the quality of our program and providing support to our families and staff. Jamie is constantly working with Niko on how to improve our program and best serve our Superheroes.

Email: Jamie@SidekicksSupport.com




Ashley Wertz

Intake Manager/Administrative Assistant

Ashley chose this field because she loves working with individuals with disabilities and being part of their growth and development. In this career, she never feels that she is working because she loves what she does. Ashley desires to make positive impacts with our superheroes, one individual at a time. Being a part of an individual’s success is the most rewarding part of her job.

Amongst many responsibilities, Ashley makes sure that new staff are onboarded successfully into our program and assists in helping new families join our program.

Email: Ashley@sidekickssupport.com




Ann Hartig

BCBA

Ann has spent over 15 years working with individuals with special needs. She began her career as a paraprofessional in a public school supporting young children with special needs. The longer she worked with these extraordinary individuals the more she wanted to learn about how to better serve their needs both in and outside of the classroom. At Sidekicks, she performs assessments, creates treatment plans, trains and supervises staff, and supports the families in our ABA program In working with individuals and collaborating with colleagues, she continues to learn and grow.

Amongst many responsibilities, Ashley makes sure that new staff are onboarded successfully into our program and assists in helping new families join our program.




Roe Bonomo

BCBA

Roe became involved in the field of special education due to her interest in helping children with autism and following her experiences with raising her son diagnosed with autism. Some of her career highlights include; being a previous owner of a behavioral consulting company, several years working with a private school providing services to children with significant behavioral challenges such as aggression and self injury, board certified behavior analyst for Ewing Schools, and part time behavior analyst at Sidekicks. At Sidekicks, she assesses program needs for individuals in our ABA program, develop behavioral and functional life skill programs, and train staff to work with our individuals.






Judith Hanna

BCBA

Judith’s career mission as a school psychologist and behavior analyst of more than twenty-five years has been focused on the education and support of children with special needs in school, hospital and private settings. At Sidekicks, she has the opportunity to work with families and ABA therapists to customize programs that will improve life outcomes.






Corrie Skuya

BCBA

Corrie has spent almost 20 years working to serve individuals with developmental disabilities. She started her career as a special education teacher. As a BCBA, she has worked with children and adults in home, school, and community settings. She chose this career path to make meaningful changes in the lives of people with special needs. Corrie considers it a privilege to be a small part of their journeys.






Mary Kindig

Intake Coordinator

Building connections that help, heal, and empower people is what keeps Mary motivated. Mary believes that there is growth for everyone when we stick together in this ever-changing world. For over 10 years she has been working with children and families involved in foster care, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and mental health counseling. As an Intake Coordinator, Mary helps families get started with Sidekicks services.






Anita Burt

Intake Coordinator

Anita has dedicated herself to assist individuals with gaining access to every service and resource available to them so that they can actively participate in society. Some of her career highlights are witnessing individuals experience the world on their own terms despite the obstacles they face. She enjoys seeing the beauty of the world through their eyes and is often in awe of their strength and abilities. At Sidekicks, Anita helps families get started with Sidekicks services.