About Us

Mission and Philosophy

Threshold Community Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the social, emotional and educational growth of neurodivergent individuals and their families within a therapeutic learning environment.

We value all forms of diversity, identity and relationships, and we are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of equity, inclusion, and advocacy through community engagement.  

We envision a world that prioritizes respect and acceptance of every person, and we seek to make this vision a reality.

Threshold Community Program is one of only a few programs in the country that has explicitly embraced Stanley Greenspan’s Developmental, Individual-differences, & Relationship-based (DIR)/Floortime model as the foundation of its approach. We believe that healthy social-emotional development is the key to success in the social realm, the academic realm, and in the “real world.” The DIR/Floortime model is a broad framework for understanding how development occurs, how emotions relate to learning, and how we can best interact to foster growth in social-emotional and cognitive areas. In addition to using the principles of the DIR model to guide us, we also use a variety of broad teaching approaches and specific strategies to address the individual needs of each adolescent and adult participant.

Directors & Staff

Executive Directors

Beth Champ

Executive Clinical Director

Dave Nelson

Executive Administrative Director

Staff

Grace Berke

Development Manager

Janelle Broadnax

Associate Manager

Betsy Bull

Therapy Manager

Melissa Burton

Director of Transition

Sarah Champ

Director of Education

Melissa Davis

Associate Counselor

Kay Heffernan

Associate Teacher

Bethany Henson

Associate Manager

Jimmy Holt

Associate Manager

Justine Hybl

Associate Counselor

Myochi Johnson

Associate Counselor

Kendall Kruszewski

Associate Counselor

Amari Morgan

Associate Manager

Kaitlyn Morris

Director of Therapy

Kanishka Patel

Associate Counselor

Kamal Pearson

Education Manager

Trevor Perry

Associate Manager

Asante Samuels

Office Assistant

Jordan Spurlin

Transition Manager

Interns and Student Teachers

Destine Bibbs

Counseling Intern

Helena Hoffman

Counseling Intern

Dria Matthews

Counseling Intern

Shania Richards

Counseling Intern

Emily Whitley

Counseling Intern

Board of Directors

Tamara Agarwal

Board Member

Laura Akins

Board Member

Beth Champ

Executive Clinical Director

Ben Chapman

Board Member

JoJo Gilbert-Ross

Chair

Lynn Holliday

Board Member

Meredith McCoyd

Board Member

Dave Nelson

Executive Administrative Director

Jocelyn Ralston

Board Member

Employment

Threshold Community Program is looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and hard-working individuals who seek to join a community of advocacy and empowerment where contribution and collaboration are priorities. We value experience in disability support, special education, mental health, adolescent and young adult services, creative therapies and social justice work. We offer competitive salaries, full benefits packages and significant vacation time. More importantly, we are a community of dedicated professionals united in our mission of progressive support of marginalized peoples and are an equal opportunity employer. If you are interested in exploring career opportunities with us, please send your resume and cover letter to info@thresholdcommunity.org.

Associate Teacher

Associate Counselor

Field Experiences

Threshold Community Program welcomes counseling interns, student teachers and administrative interns, with start dates at the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. TCP invites colleges and universities to collaborate with our staff to train and nurture future counselors, educators and administrators. 

As an intern or student teacher at TCP, you are here as part of your undergraduate or graduate education and we want you to get as much out of the experience as possible. Internships and Student Teaching are different from other educational activities in that you are actually embedded in the organization. TCP relies on you to provide essential services to its participants and families for the duration of the field experience.

Stories

Perseverance: An Important TCP Value

For the past couple of months, our organization has been focused on perseverance, one of our six core values. This semester has started out with …

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A New Independent Living Project

I still remember my first apartment as an adult, a one bedroom unit on Cherry Street in Somerville, Massachusetts (before Somerville was cool). My father …

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From the Backyard to the Backwoods

TCP highly values the great outdoors and as such we place a large emphasis on exercise. We typically dedicate an entire day every week of …

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Our Year Has Begun at TCP!

Our year has begun at TCP! One month in, and we almost feel like we’ve always been working virtually. OK, that might be a slight …

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Standing in Solidarity

Threshold Community Program’s mission is to support the education, growth and advocacy of a marginalized population, and we are committed to creating a world in …

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Versatility & Discovery

Last August, before the start of the program year, our executive clinical director, Beth Champ, presented on our theme for the year: Versatility. I think …

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Lara’s Interview

Lara is a counseling intern at Threshold Community Program from October of 2019 through May of 2020. Lara is from South Africa and she and …

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TCP Virtual Art Gallery

We are excited to announce that the TCP Virtual Art Gallery is officially open and features artwork uniquely crafted by our participants and staff. The …

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An Extrovert’s Guide to Thriving During Quarantine

As the country settles into various levels of “stay at home” orders, everyone is trying to adjust to our new normal. I am what some …

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