Our Children First, Inc. is socially mindful of the different types of needs our community has. Annually, our agency participates in charities like the New York City Coat Drive and Toys for Tots. We also sponsor underprivileged children internationally. Our mission is to be able to contribute and invest in our community as we continue to grow.
Tellez | Carla
M.A., CCC-SLP/TSHH Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist Founder of Our Children First
Carla is a certified Bilingual (Spanish) Speech-Language Pathologist and specializes in pediatric population, school age children. She also has strong background working with adult clients.
Townsend | Petagaye S.
MS Ed, BCBA, LBA, Supervisor of ABA Services & Quality Assurance –
Petagaye S. Townsend is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education since 2009.
Petagaye is New York State Certified as a teacher in Students with Disabilities, Birth to Grade 2 and New State Licensed as a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA). As a practitioner, Petagaye gained her experience and expertise from working in both home and educational settings servicing clients with varying diagnoses. As the ABA Clinical Supervisor for ABA services at OCF, Petagaye oversees both the in home and center based ABA program, ensuring the children in both settings are provided with the highest quality of care, where skill acquisition is a priority but most importantly that our children reach their highest potential.
Iannuzzi | Michelle
MS CCC-SLP, Speech Pathology Clinical Supervisor
Michelle Iannuzzi is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist who received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fordham University, and Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from St. John’s University.