Meet Our Team


MaKenzie Johns

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MaKenzie Johns is the Chief Executive Officer for Early Autism Services Private Limited (EASPL) in India. MaKenzie is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) with a master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in applied behavior analysis from Capella University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Psychology from The Ohio State University. She aspires to create well-rounded, socially inclusive programs for each child by working towards the generalization of skills in the home, and in the community.


Suchitra Choudhury
Chief Executive Officer

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Suchitra Choudhury is the Chief Executive Officer of Early Autism Services Private Limited (EASPL) in India. She completed her ABA course sequence from the University of Florida and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Amity University, Noida. She pursues the ethical application of the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis in various domains.

Suchitra has 10 years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum and is passionate about effectively using scientifically proven techniques in the reduction of problem behaviour and to increase appropriate behaviour. She is keenly interested in learning and spreading knowledge and information about ABA with people from all walks of life.


Amanda Augustine
Chief Operations Officer

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Amanda Augustine is the Chief Operating Officer of Early Autism Services India. She joined EAS in 2021 as a Behaviour Technician and quickly showed the potential for working in an operational role. She is a gold medallist master’s degree holder in Social work from Christ University, Bangalore. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Minds College of Special Education, Mumbai.


Vincent Scarlata
Chief Financial Officer

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Vincent Scarlata is the Chief Financial Officer at EAS and provides support to families throughout their relationship with EAS. He graduated from DePaul University with a finance and business management degree in 2010. He spent 6 years working as a client service specialist and account manager for a Chicago financial institution. He has also been a long time supporter of local nonprofit organizations that provide services to children and adults with autism and other disabilities.

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Janhavi Kelaskar
Clinical Director – Bengaluru, Yelahanka

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Janhavi is a Clinical Director at EAS, Bangalore. She is a QBA candidate and has completed
her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Fergusson College, Pune. At the very start of her
career she stumbled upon ABA therapy and since then has been passionate about the field.
She has been working with young kids on the spectrum, giving her a rich experience to work in
the field of “Early Intensive Behavioural Intervention”. She is solution-oriented in her approach.
Her professional interest lies in helping her clients be independent in their environment and
training them on functional communication. In her personal time, Janhavi enjoys cooking
different recipes and binge-watching TV shows.

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Arati Visala
Clinical Director – Bengaluru, HSR Layout

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Arati is a Clinical Director at EAS, Bangalore. She has spent 9 years exploring the field of Applied behavioural analysis working with early learners and young children. At the start of her career, she worked with kids in a 1:1 setup and quickly started exploring the idea of inclusive education via Group Therapy and School readiness programs. She has guided students using solution- focused approaches to address issues relating to academic performance, social skills, self-esteem, and emotional management. Arati is a recipient of the Silver Medal for Academic Excellence in M.A Counselling Psychology at Amity University, India and has also published her Research at International Journal of Indian Psychology on the “Role of Self-Concept and Emotional Maturity in Excessive Internet usage”. She is extremely passionate about the naturalistic teaching methods in ABA and aims at changing people’s perspective of ABA being ‘Robotic’.


Ansu Alexandar
Clinical Director – Bengaluru, Sahakar Nagar

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Ansu is the Clinical Director at Early Autism Services, Sahakarnagar branch, Bangalore. She completed her Master’s degree in social work, specializing in medical and psychiatric social work. Ansu is currently pursuing her certification to become a Qualified Behavior Analyst (QBA). She has rich experience working with a wide variety of clients, such as toddlers, adolescents, and neurodiverse children. She is very passionate about serving individuals and has a deep interest in learning new approaches and techniques emerging in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). She has a keen interest in perpetuating skill acquisition and behavior management, ensuring the success of clients and the satisfaction of families. She believes children making progress as a result of the successful and ethical application of ABA techniques is the most rewarding career.

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Shilpa Thangal
Clinical Director – Bengaluru, JP Nagar

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Shilpa is the Clinical Director at EAS JP Nagar, Bangalore. She is a QBA candidate and has completed her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Jain University, Bangalore. Early on in her career, she discovered ABA therapy and has been devoted to it ever since. It is her passion to work with young kids and to help them become more capable and independent. Her aim is to spread awareness about Autism and ABA therapy within the community. During her free time, Shilpa enjoys cooking, travelling, and watching series.


Satnam Agasya
Clinical Director – Vijayawada, KLU

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Satnam completed her Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the University of Florida Tech and is a board-certified assistant behavior analyst. She has a Master’s in Psychology from Nagarjuna University, Vijayawada. She has done her Special B.Ed. in Hearing Impairment from Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad.  Satnam has 10 years of experience dealing with individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in Dubai. She relies on evidence-based programs and is passionate about disseminating ABA throughout the community. 

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Vandna Sinha
Lead- Occupational Therapist

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Ms Vandna is an Occupational therapist with approximately 9 years of experience. She has completed her Master degree from SVNIRTAR, Odisha. She is certified in Sensory Integration certification module 1 and 4 from the University of Southern California. She is also certified in Wheelchair training by WHO, Brain Gym 104, Crispiany movement program and Oral Placement Therapy Level 1. She has a vast experience in working with neurodiverse children. She believes that every child has potential and equal opportunities should be provided to all. She also strives to empower parents and caregivers to become the best facilitator to their children.


Sarah Elsa Abraham
Lead- Speech Language Pathologist

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Sarah Elsa Abraham is a dedicated and compassionate speech-language pathologist whose educational journey began at Christian Medical College Vellore, where she completed her bachelor’s degree. Her time at the developmental pediatrics unit fueled her passion for specializing in speech-language pathology, leading her to pursue her master’s at the All India Institute of Speech and Hearing in Mysore.

With over three years of experience, Sarah has focused on working with children, particularly those on the autism spectrum.  As a certified feeding and oral placement therapist (Level 1), she specializes in addressing communication, speech, language, and feeding difficulties in children. Collaborating closely with a multidisciplinary team, Sarah strives to empower children to become strong communicators.

Sarah firmly believes in the unique abilities of each child and their inherent voice, waiting to be heard. Her approach involves not only working directly with the children but also empowering parents. She is convinced that when parents are equipped with the right guidance, they can unlock their children’s potential.