Meet the Staff

Carol T. Miller, LCSW

Director and Cofounder

​     Carol T. Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#SW7648) holding a

Master's Degree in Social Work, and a Bachelor's Degree in Education/Drama

Therapy.    

     Ms. Miller has worked with children for over 25 years in a variety of therapeutic

settings. She has practiced drama therapy in psychiatric hospitals, conducted therapy groups in schools, served as a therapist and administrator at a community mental health center, and has been the director of a parenting center in Central Florida.
     In addition to developing the curriculum for Social Bridges®, administering the program and facilitating groups, Ms. Miller provides individual and family social coaching and counseling and trains professionals to utilize the Social Bridges Toolbox Curriculum. Ms. Miller also serves as an Adjunct Professor with the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Judith Levin

Cofounder

​     Through Solutions for Children and Families, LLC, Dr. Levin developed the

curriculum for Social Bridges® in conjunction with Carol Miller.  In the past, Dr.

Levin facilitated social skill groups and presented seminars to parents and teachers. 

Dr. Levin is now the program head for Early Childhood Education at the University of

Central Florida's College of Education. She serves as a consultant for Social Bridges® as needed.

Amy Maretti, BA

Administrator, Factilitator

​     Amy Maretti holds a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a

certification in Exceptional Education K-12. Mrs. Maretti has taught children

of varying abilities in the public school setting. Mrs. Maretti now serves as the 

Administrator for Social Bridges®, is the supervisor to elementary facilitators, and assists

in training new staff, schools, and parents new to the program. Mrs. Maretti has been a facilitator for Social Bridges® since 2014.

Pamela Bellet, LMHC

Facilitator

​    Ms. Bellet received her Master's degree in counseling from Rollins College and

is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH7680). She has over 15 years of

experience working with children with learning disabilities and autism in school

settings and private agencies. Ms. Bellet incorporates a variety of modalities in her

work including drama and mindfulness relaxation techniques. In addition to facilitating groups, Pam also provides social coaching and counseling for families at Social Bridges®. 

     Danielle Bentz holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of

Illinois and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University in

Chicago. She has worked as a Child and Family Therapist and has experience in the

diagnosis and treatment of behavioral and emotional disorders. Her clinical focus has

been the treatment of trauma within the child and adolescent population. Ms. Bentz is in the process of becoming a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.  

Danielle Bentz, MA

Facilitator

Melissa Boeing, MA, NCC Mental Health Counselor Intern

Facilitator

     Melissa Boeing holds a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from

Rollins College with a certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Nationally

Certified Counselor (NCC) and is currently a registered intern working towards licensure to

become a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Mrs. Boeing has a passion for working with children and adolescents and has experience working with this population in a variety of different settings. Mrs. Boeing is currently working as a Senior Children’s Services Counselor at Orange County Family Counseling and she is thrilled to have this opportunity to work with Social Bridges®! 

Emily Foote, LCSW

Facilitator

​     Emily received her Master’s degree from Boston College Graduate School of

Social Work. She has spent over 20 years working with children preschool aged

through early adolescence and their families in a variety of settings. Emily also

provides social coaching and counseling for families at Social Bridges®. Emily has been 

a Social Bridges® facilitator since 2006.

Shannon Hickey, BS

Facilitator

​     Shannon Hickey is a certified teacher in Early Childhood Education and

Exceptional Student Education. Ms. Hickey graduated from the University of Central

Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Development in

2012. She has experience teaching in an inclusion multi-age Kindergarten and First

Grade classroom for six years. Ms. Hickey has worked with the general education population, children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and a variety of other special needs. Ms. Hickey has been with Social Bridges® since 2012. 

Joaquin Martinez Jr., LCSW, MBA

Facilitator

​     Joaquin is a marriage and couples counselors in Orlando with a License in

Clinical Social Work. 

     He holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Central Florida,

Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Florida, and a 

Bachelor's Degree from the University of Florida.

     Joaquin has worked with teens and families for over 6 years, currently working in private practice with couples and marriages. Joaquin has worked with Social Bridges® since 2015.

 

Hailey Miller, BS

Facilitator

     Hailey Miller earned her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development

and Education from the University of Central Florida. Ms. Miller worked at Social

Bridges as an intern last spring with all age groups. Professionally, she has worked

with children of varying ages in the private school setting; teaching as a preschool

teacher for 2 years, and is now an elementary school teacher for Kindergarten through 5th grade. Ms. Miller is very excited to formally join the Social Bridges Team.

Rachel Slavkin, M.Ed.

Facilitator

     Rachel Slavkin brings to Social Bridges® her passion for helping individuals

with special needs. Rachel earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Special

Education from Penn State University and has been working in the field for over 25

years. Rachel has taught special education in the K-12 system and was Special

Education Department Chair of a public school district in Pennsylvania before moving to Central Florida.         Rachel now serves on the faculty of Seminole State College in the Adult Education department and is the Director of Employment and Education of RAISE (Recognizing Abilities and Inclusion of Special Employees), a work and social skills training program for adults with disabilities. As a facilitator for Social Bridges® since 2007, Rachel leads social skills therapy groups for adolescents, teens, and adults with social challenges.

Amy Weston, LMHC

Facilitator

​     Amy Weston is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH3812).  She received

her Master of Arts from Rollins College in 1992. She has extensive experience

working with individuals dealing with major psychiatric disorders in a community

mental health setting.

     Currently, she provides job coaching services through RAISE and area businesses. She works with individuals with Down Syndrome and those coping with mental health issues. She is an independent consultant for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida and Families Exploring Down Syndrome of Brevard. She facilitates training classes based on curriculum she has developed, targeting social skills and employability training, for teens and adults with Down Syndrome. 

     Additionally, Amy provides tutoring services for adults with Down Syndrome, with a concentration on reading and math. Amy also provides social coaching and counseling for families at Social Bridges®.

Danielle Glover

Facilitator

     Danielle Glover received her Master's Degree at the University of Central

Florida and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#SW16695).

     Danielle has several years of experience working with children and

adolescents in the hospital, school and outpatient settings. She has provided individual

and group counseling as a contract therapist and facilitates social emotional learning groups as a counselor at a private elementary school. Her clinical focus is directed towards mood disorders, twice exceptional children, and life transitions. Ms. Glover joined the Social Bridges team in January 2020!

Noam Kleinman

Dungeons and Dragons Gamemaster

Noam Kleinman is a senior at the University of Georgia and is studying Economics

before he hopes to move on to law school. He spent his high school working as a

part-time religious school teacher at his local synagogue as well as working with

high school and middle school youth groups. He is excited to host virtual Dungeons &

Dragons with Social Bridges as he has played for four years now and has led 4 different campaigns accumulating over 700 hours of experience. When he's not studying or playing D&D, Noam is often playing board games with his younger sisters or hanging out with his friends. 

Vicki Summers, M.S.

Facilitator

Ms. Summers received her Master's degree in Exceptional Education/Sign

Language interpreting from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She also holds

a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison in Theater

and Drama Education. She has over 30 years of experience working with children and

adults in the field of disabilities. Her most recent job of 12 years was drama instructor and stage director at Riverview School, a private boarding school for children and young adults with complex learning challenges, including students on the Autism spectrum. Ms. Summers incorporates drama activities, mindfulness, and role-play into her teacher which she has found to be effective and fun ways to teach social skills.

Rachel Otero

Intern

Rachel Otero is a Senior at the University of Central Florida and is studying

Early Childhood Development. She has both worked and volunteered in preschool

classrooms and has been involved with the high school youth program at her church.

In her free time Rachel enjoys going to Disney, watching MARVEL movies, and spending

time at the beach. She is so excited to have the chance to complete her practicum at Social Bridges this summer, and is looking forward to her graduation from UCF in August.

Ryan Latterell

Webmaster

Ryan Latterell has just graduated from Trinity Preparatory School and will be 

attending the UCF Burnett Honors College in the fall for engineering and

photography. Ryan has been with Social Bridges for over a year now and has been

the webmaster and photography guru. In addition to running the site, Ryan has led the

technical aspects of our Summer Stock Theater and led smartphone photography classes. When not at Social Bridges, Ryan can be found socializing with his friends or reading up on the latest tech and cars, that is, if he isn't photographing anything.

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