John leads our Professional Development Team and supervises all of Beyond BookSmart's coach supervisors.
John has served as a coach, supervisor, and an intake coordinator for Beyond BookSmart. In addition to coaching and tutoring before joining our team, John graduated from the Counseling Psychology doctoral program at New York University and completed his Internship in Clinical Psychology at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. John has previously taught undergraduate courses at New York University on the psychology of human learning, group dynamics, and abnormal psychology. During his training as a counseling psychologist, John treated children, adolescents, and young adults in hospitals, substance abuse clinics, college counseling centers, and community mental health clinics. These various roles have afforded John the opportunity to have experience with crisis management for individuals (and their families) at risk for substance abuse, self-harm, and suicidal behavior. Throughout his career, John has been consistently reminded of the value of empathy and understanding in helping young people overcome obstacles.
Lisa brings a wealth of Human Resources experience to her role at Beyond BookSmart, where she is dedicated to addressing the needs of each staff member.
Human Resources Manager Lisa Cambra has 15 years of expertise in strategic human resource practices and operational leadership. Lisa’s experience includes talent acquisition, organizational development, performance management, and compensation and benefits. Prior to joining Beyond BookSmart, Lisa worked for a successful Boston design/build firm as the Director of Operations and Human Resources for ten years, where she was responsible for attracting the right candidates for various roles, coaching and development of employees, compliance, and culture development. Lisa earned a degree in Business Administration and has been a member of the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) since 2017.
Tricia is the hub of Beyond BookSmart, overseeing processes including helping families learn more about coaching and connecting new clients with our coaches.
Annabel leads our research initiatives into the efficacy of Executive Function coaching. Additionally, she designs and implements our online coach training.
As part of our Operations Team, Jackie works with our Coaching Coordinators and Intake Coordinators in finding the best coaching support to meet our clients' needs.
Jacqueline Reilly earned a Bachelor of Arts with Honors at St. Bonaventure University and continued her education at the College of Saint Rose where she conducted research on collaborative assessment with speech-language pathologists and theories of intellectual ability. Within Beyond BookSmart, Jackie serves as a coach, supervisor, intake coordinator, hiring assistant, and Operations Coordinator. Credentialed as a nationally certified school psychologist, Jackie has experience working with students of all ages in both public and private settings, from preschool up through college-aged adults. In addition to her work as a school psychologist, Jackie volunteered weekly as a counselor with Crisis Text Line.
Melissa helps families learn more about coaching and connects new clients with their coaches.