Chief Program Officer
Dr. Gina Feliciano joined Anderson as Senior Program Director in 2020 and was promoted to Chief Program Officer in 2021. Dr. Feliciano, a member of Association for Behavior Analysis International, past co-chair of the Children’s Committee of the Bronx Developmental Disabilities Council, and past Board member of Equality Charter School, (2008-2010), has held leadership positions in the field of special education for many years and has had research published several times.
Dr. Feliciano earned a B.A. in psychology from Fordham University before completing a Master of Arts degree and then a Ph.D. in special education and behavior disorders (May, 2006) from Teachers College in New York, NY. In a previous role as Senior Director of Education for a preschool and day school, the doctoral-level Board-Certified Behavior Analyst oversaw regulatory compliance for NYSED, NYCDOE and NYCDOHM, along with managing the design and implementation of staff training, curriculum development, and clinical/educational programs. In addition, she co-chaired an agency-wide leadership committee and helped lead the committee for development and implementation of agency-wide staff retention practices.
In addition to being accomplished professionally, Dr. Feliciano has many personal achievements. She completed the Adirondack 46, Catskill 35, Catskill Winter 35, and NE 111. Dr. Feliciano is also an endurance and multisport athlete — a 7-time marathon finisher, 3-time Boston Marathon Qualifier and two-time finisher, and 3-time Ironman competitor, along with having multiple podium finishes in triathlon and road races. She enjoys reading, environmental activism, food and wine, and travel.