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Meet Our Team

David Garofalo
Chief Executive Officer

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David brings over 10 years of health care strategy, operations, and change management leadership experience to EAS. David has experience executing large scale M&A transactions, developing target operating models and implementing care delivery models.  As Chief Operating Officer of Annie Aesthetic, David managed day to day operations, provider relations, and growth activities for the multi-state and multi-site healthcare organizations.In addition to his time in medical aesthetics, David also joins with a background in ABA gleaned through his time as Vice President of Integration and Growth at a large national ABA provider. David led new clinic development, new client intake, authorizations, and supported enterprise business operations.
David is passionate about creating the best environment for our clinicians and staff to increase access to care and drive the best medical outcomes.

Dawnita Shively
Chief Operations Officer

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Dawnita has over 20 years of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has a Master of Business Administration and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who studied at the Florida Institute of Technology. Dawnita has worked in homes, schools, hospitals and clinic settings with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities.

Over the past ten years, Dawnita has assisted organizations in growing and scaling home and clinic-based early intervention programs. In addition, she provides consultation on effective supervision and implementing safe behavior reduction strategies. She believes ethical and sustainable growth is necessary and attainable. Dawnita celebrates and embraces our staff and clients’ individuality and personal goals. She leverages the technology of ABA to support her clients in learning skills that are valuable to the individual and their community. Dawnita enjoys reading, listening to podcasts, practicing and teaching yoga, and hanging out with her three chihuahuas.

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.

Katy Huston
VP of Human Resources

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Katy has worked in HR for over 20 years, including for Fortune 500 companies PETCO and Paychex, Inc. as well as the largest travel nursing company in the US, AMN Healthcare. For 10 years she worked as an HR Consultant for small and medium sized businesses, then most recently, Katy managed payroll and client training implementation for the PEO division of Paychex.  Prior to beginning her career in HR, Katy graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) with a degree in Human Development with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorder and minors in Biology and Communication.

Katy still lives in San Diego, CA with her 2 sons, husband, dog and 2 cats.  She loves podcasts, coffee, charcuterie boards, coaching her son’s baseball team and rainy days. Katy is passionate about employee coaching and development, innovation and process improvement and cultivating company culture.