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Introducing Our New CCO

Welcome Our New CCO

Eden Autism welcomed a new member to our team this month. John Hampel, PhD, BCBA-D was appointed as our Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) effective March 20, 2017. John is based out of the Princeton, NJ office and will report to the President and CEO. In this role and as a member of the Senior Executive Team (SET), John will provide strong leadership and oversight to Eden’s Clinical Services, where he will review and evaluate existing clinical protocols and Eden’s programs that support services in keeping with best practices; define and monitor standards of care; and ensure that Eden’s high quality of services are compliant with state and federal laws and are aligned with the organization’s goals and mission as approved by the Board of Trustees. In addition, John will manage and oversee the Clinical staff, interventionists and school consultants who provide support and guidance to The Eden School, Adult Services, and Outreach. He will partner closely and collaborate with our Chief Program Officer, Rachel Tait, in their shared responsibility to maximize Eden’s student and adult participant outcomes.


new-CCO-with-studentJohn brings to Eden more than 20 years’ experience and expertise in behavioral health, during which time he has worked with children, adolescents, and adults who have severe behavioral challenges. As a subject matter expert in clinical protocols and best practices, John will provide guidance to staff and families as to how Eden should maintain and/or evolve its treatment of behaviors.

Most recently, John served in a consultative capacity to both James Levine & Associates and the Clinton, MA public schools, where he was responsible for conducting direct observations and Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs); formulation and implementation of Behavior Support Plans (BSPs); review of criterion referenced assessments; development of IEP goals and objectives; and on-the-job training and supervision of Teachers.

John has developed, implemented, and provided ongoing oversight of behavior-analytic programs for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and their families in home settings and has provided clinical leadership at the May Institute of Adult Services; Rutgers Autism Program; New England Center for Children and the Biobehavioral Unit at the Children’s Seashore House, University of Pennsylvania. Throughout his clinical career, John has provided professional development and training to staff and parents, and has supervised individuals who were pursuing their BCBA certification.


John holds the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis, and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University.

We welcome John to Eden Autism and wish him success in his new role as Eden’s Chief Clinical Officer.