Meet Our Team

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Sean Rose, M.Ed.

Director of Operations

Sean has more than 22 years of experience in education, treatment, and mental health with families, children and adolescents. His experience spans leadership roles in public and non-profit sectors, and he has successfully partnered with state and local government to advocate for and serve youth with complex trauma, mental health and behavioral health issues. Over his career, Sean has successfully managed programs, from residential to recreational, aimed at enabling youth to develop to their full potential. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Lesley University (BA) and was awarded a Master’s degree in Education and School Administration from American International College (MA).

 

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Tracey Bachrach, MAPP, CTRS

Coordinator of Business Development

Tracey received her Masters of Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. As a MAPPster and CTRS, Tracey is passionate about strength development and well-being for all clients, as well as, incorporating intentional fun and experiential opportunities into therapeutic environments. Tracey loves being outside and experiencing new things. She enjoys hiking, camping, paddling and traveling.

Tracey can be reached at tracey@pointschoolpr.com or 484-450-6878.

 

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Jonathan Little

Program Director

Jonathan has 20 years of diverse experience working in residential mental health treatment including wilderness therapy, state-funded programming, ministry outreach, and residential therapy. He also has an extensive history with international service work, leading and participating in projects located in more than 20 countries. During these service trips, Jonathan has volunteered in orphanages, worked on construction, aquatics, and horticulture projects, helped create a discipleship base, led leadership trainings, and aided in business cultivation and development projects. Jonathan is passionate about helping young people understand their strengths and find direction and purpose in life. He enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his dog, Roots.

 

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Christopher Mays

Founder

Chris is the Founder of Point School Puerto Rico. He has spent over 30 years working and managing adventure-based youth development and treatment programs. In 1995, Chris co-founded Summit Achievement, a nationally recognized outdoor behavioral healthcare center and served as Director there for 17 years.  In 2003, he made Puerto Rico his permanent residence and realized all the island had to offer a young adult striving for growth and independence. He co-founded Surf House Puerto Rico and served as Director there for two years before opening the doors at Point School PR.  Chris has a safe and successful track record as Captain of sail training ships, years of managing Outward Bound programs, and working with reputable staff teams providing positive outcomes for students and families.  Program safety and the well-being of students and staff are his highest priorities.  Chris brings consistent guidance and development to the Point School team.

 

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Tina Cottone, LCSW

Director of Well-Being

Tina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 15 years of experience in a variety of practices and professional settings.   Tina has worked in both schools and hospitals as a mental health provider and clinician. She has extensive experience with young adults, families and group facilitation.  She uses a strength based resilience model to empower others to become independent and self-aware, allowing students to move beyond their pathologies and prepare for future college or independence. Tina is a graduate of Marywood University, School of Social Work.  She is solution oriented and has an impressive track-record of effective therapy with students and families.

 

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Suzy Halwick

Business Manager

Suzy attended Hartwick College and the University of Maine. She spent 8 years as crew and educator on sailing vessels studying humpback whales, and taught environmental education along the East Coast to thousands of students.

Suzy has spent over 25 years in business management, accounting and finance.  During the past 5 years, Suzy has provided support and business management to the private therapeutic school industry.  Known as an incredibly responsive and detail-oriented person, Suzy assists family’s in completion of necessary forms and payment options.  Her follow-through and clear communication provides support and confidence to family’s undertaking the process of enrolling at Point School.

 

Kathy Hall, MS

Spanish Immersion Instructor

Kathy came to Puerto Rico to get her Master’s degree in Marine Biology at UPR 35 years ago, and has remained to wholeheartedly adopt the language and culture!  She holds teaching certificates in Biology, Environmental Science, and Elementary Education, and almost finished a second Master’s in Environmental Science Education at UMET.  She also is a certified surf instructor and coach with the International Surfing Association, and gives surf, snorkel, and SUP lessons.  Kathy has taken most of her classes in Spanish, and has realized that learning another language is much easier in an immersion setting.

Kathy is president of the Liga Ecológica del Noroeste, a nonprofit environmental group she cofounded in 1992, and vice-president of Rescate Playas Isabela, where she is in charge of the coastal water testing program.  She has gotten students involved in both taking samples, and learning how to run them in the lab to measure bacterial levels.  Kathy also works with endangered species such as sea turtles and corals, and enjoys every opportunity to get students involved in protecting them.

 

 

 

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Roots

Point School Puerto Rico Mascot

Roots likes long walks on the trail, chasing leaves, gnawing on sticks and playing in the mud. In her off-time, she enjoys a good kibble followed by a lengthy nap.

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