MEET THE TEAM

Learn more about our professionally trained staff

JENNIFER WILES, M.A., LMHC, BC-DMT

Director of HEARTplay, Camp Erin Boston, and Children's Services
at Beth Israel Lahey Health At Home (formerly CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice, Inc)
Jennifer is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist. Jennifer has served as the director of Children's Services, the HEARTplay program and Camp Erin Boston for the past nine years. Under Jennifer's direction, children's services has expanded significantly; bringing her award winning programs east to serve more grieving children. She is on the adjunct faculty of Lesley University's Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences, and an approved site supervisor for their Field Training Program.

KATIE McGRAIL, 
LMHC, BC-DMT

HEARTplay After-School & HEARTplay West
Pre-School Group Leader
Katie serves as Children's Services Coordinator at Beth Israel Lahey Health at Home and as Assistant Director of Camp Erin Boston. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist, and 200-certified yoga instructor. Katie's experience includes pre-bereavement and bereavement work with children and families, work with adults living with challenges including memory loss, homelessness, and acquired/traumatic brain injury as well as teaching dance and yoga to children and adults. In addition to dance and yoga, Katie enjoys reading, baking, and spending time outside!

AUDREY LaVALLEE, LMHC, BC-DMT

HEARTplay East Group Leader
Audrey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist. Her experience includes work with elders and adults living with a wide range of challenges. She has enjoyed teaching and training therapists as adjunct faculty at Lesley University and Endicott College. She is passionate about dance and performs locally when she can spare time from her two young boys! She is continually fascinated and inspired by the capacity for movement to connect us to ourselves and to each other.

JON HAZILLA

HEARTplay Percussionist
Jon has been a Professor at Berklee College for twenty-nine years. He is a certified Hospice volunteer for Aseracare Hospice. He has volunteered with various humanitarian organizations. He is a Pastoral Associate at First Parish Unitarian Universalist church in Brookline, Massachusetts and teaches in the R. E. program. He has run forty marathons and one ultra. We are fortunate to have Jon bring his incredible experience as a musician and mentor to our HEARTplay groups.

KEN BARRINGER, M.A., LMHC

HEARTplay Parent/Caregiver Support
Group Leader
Ken is the Director of the Academy of Physical and Social Development where he has worked since 1981. He is an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University Division of Counseling and Psychology. He is a consultant to public and private schools as well as mental health programs and summer camps. Ken has a private practice specializing in grief and loss.

ALEJANDRA SALAZAR, LMHC, R-DMT

Alejandra is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Registered Dance Movement Therapist.  In addition to her work with HEARTplay she is also a Supervisor for South Bay Community services as well as an outpatient therapist. Her experience includes work with child bereavement and children and youth with various mental health diagnosis such as ADHD, ODD, Anxiety, and Depression. Alejandra enjoys dancing and spending time with her dogs.
Alejandra es una Consejera Licenciada en Salud Mental y ademas una Terapista de Danza registrada. Adicional al trabajo que hace en HEARTplay, es supervisora en South Bay Community Services y terapeuta ambulatoria. Su experiencia incluye trabajo con la crisis del duelo infantil, ademas del manejo de ninos y jovenes con diferentes patologias de salud mental como desordenes de hiperactividad con deficit de atencion, transtorno de oposicion desafiante, ansiedad y depresion. Alejandra disfruta bailar y pasar mucho tiempo con su perro.
Corazón a Corazón Group Leader

SABRINA MIJARES, MA, R-DMT

Sabrina has an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Dance/Movement Therapy from Lesley University. She is currently working towards her LMHC and BC-DMT. She has experience working in adult psychiatric inpatient, grief counseling, and outpatient therapy. She currently works as an outpatient therapist with children, teens, and adults with a variety of mental health diagnoses. Her passion is working with children and teens through trauma-informed care that incorporates the expressive arts into the therapeutic space.
Sabrina tiene una maestría de artes en Consejería de Salud Mental Clínica con una especialización en Terapia de Danza y Movimiento. Actualmente esta trabajando para conseguir su LMHC y BC-DMT. Ella tiene experiencia trabajando en psiquiatría interna con adultos, consejería de duelo, y terapia de paciente externo. Actualmente, trabaja como terapeuta de paciente externo con niños, adolecentes, y adultos con una variedad de trastornos de salud mental. Su pasión es trabajar los niños y adolecentes con una practica y atención informada sobre el trauma que incorpora los artes expresivos dentro del espacia terapéutico. 

KHARY "KJ" GREEN

HEARTplay Intern
Khary “KJ” loves sharing his passion for the arts with others. He started his training in the arts at the age of 13 years old. He has performed in Paris, London, Egypt, Euro-Disney, and Norwegian Cruise Line to name a few.  Currently, Khary is a graduate student at Lesley University, studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy.  His experiences include working as an EMT, a residential counselor who worked with kids who had brain injuries, as well as teaching dance classes, workshops, and choreographing musicals. Khary is excited to be an intern at Camp Erin Boston, HEARTplay, The Academy of Physical and Social Development, and the Burke High School. He is looking forward to learning and sharing how to support people through the grieving process.

OLIVIA NAYA

HEARTplay Intern
Olivia is a student in Lesley University’s graduate program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy. Her experiences include working with teens and adults with eating disorders, running group and individual therapeutic sessions for adults with varying developmental challenges, and counseling pediatric and adult patients on an inpatient psychiatric unit at a local hospital. Olivia also has a passion for teaching creative movement to younger children, doing contemporary dance, and choreographing various movement pieces. Olivia is excited for this year and to learn how to support children and adults through the grieving process.