BLAST staff come from a wide range of backgrounds including therapists, teachers, behavioral aides, summer camp counselors and directors, and others with extensive experience working with children. Staff members undergo an extensive training program that includes working with leadership team to better understand BLAST, the children that we work with, and how to be effective facilitators of social skills.
A few of our key leadership team members are:
Our founder, Dr. Peter Gero, PhD, MFT, #24438, is a marriage and family therapist in La Canada, CA and a former school teacher and camp director. He currently serves in the role of Director Emeritus, providing consultation and training to staff and parents.
Katie Enney, Psy.D. PSY28571, is the owner and Clinical Director of BLAST. She is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice in La Crescenta and Los Angeles. She has worked with BLAST since 2005 in almost every role and currently provides supervision to all staff as well as works with families on enrollment, funding, and assessment.
Andy Jung, A.M.F.T., Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#103741), is the Director of Programming at BLAST. He is an associate marriage and family therapist and has been at BLAST for many years. When he is not at BLAST, he is a therapist at Leeway School in Alhambra, CA. He is in charge of the day to day programming of BLAST.