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About Us

Our Story

At New Story, we believe in the incredible potential of each child and young adult. Our education, therapeutic and clinical programs are designed to meet the needs of each child to promote their achievement, growth, and development.

We offer a comprehensive spectrum of support for children and young adults with special needs, drawing from the diverse histories, legacies, expertise, and methodologies of our network of companies. Together, we empower children and young adults to reach their highest potential.

  • 1997

    Established

  • 75+

    Locations

  • 3800+

    Students and Clients

  • 2800

    Team Members

Our Mission

Our passionate teams foster continuous learning to ensure all children and young adults we support learn and thrive in a safe and supportive environment.

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Our Purpose

We empower children and young adults to reach their highest potential.

Our Vision

To be the leader in special education and clinic services for families and communities across the country.

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Our Values

Integrity

Integrity

We are committed to honesty, trust, and transparency.

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Accountable

We are responsible for our actions. We learn from every experience.

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Collaborative

We grow and succeed together.

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Inclusive

We celebrate the value of all.

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Supportive

We build meaningful relationships. We learn from one another.

Meet Our Team

Our Executive Team works daily to expand our reach and strengthen the communities we serve.

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    Jon Bicknell

    Chief Executive Officer

    Jon Bicknell

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Jonathan Bicknell is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for New Story. He joined the company in 2021 as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and his experience spans 25+ years across consulting, financial and healthcare sectors. He brings a deep bench of expertise to the company having spent the last decade working to enhance and grow organizations he was previously employed with as a member of the executive management teams. Most notably, he was the CFO of Versant Health Inc., a national managed vision care company, served as CFO for inVentiv Health (a global clinical research organization), and as an Assurance Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He received an undergraduate degree from Middlebury College and an MBA from Northeastern University. Jon is focused on the company's operational agility and ensuring New Story continues to help children and young adults reach their highest potential in a safe and supportive environment.

    "Our New Story Schools model has proven results and our teachers, clinicians, therapists, and support teams are among the industry’s best. I am proud of the work we do every day on behalf of children, young adults and their families and I’m committed to growing our business so that we can positivity impact the lives of even more children and young adults.”

    Jon Bicknell

    Chief Executive Officer

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    Amie Carter

    Chief Growth and Strategy Officer

    Amie Carter

    Chief Growth and Strategy Officer

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    Amie Carter currently serves as Chief Growth and Strategy Officer at New Story. Amie is responsible for overseeing the Business Development and Community Relations Department, Information Technology Department, Marketing and Communications Department, and the Project Management Office (PMO) of New Story. Amie joined the organization in 2021, originally as Chief Information Officer. Before joining our company, Amie worked for Optum Technology, a United Health Group (“UHG”) company, leading IT operations and strategy, responsible for large scale national technology implementations. Before Optum, Amie was at MedExpress, one of the largest National Urgent Care providers, where she led the IT department and PMO. Prior to that, Amie was at UMPC serving as the CIO of their Behavioral Health Hospital, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. Amie holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Healthcare and IT Administration from the University of Pittsburgh and is a Certified Project Management Professional.

    “I know information is powerful and critical to the work we do. I am excited to head up the team that continues to provide technology innovations to support our students growth, and puts crucial information at our fingertips.”

    Amie Carter

    Chief Growth and Strategy Officer

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    Gregg Haddad

    Chief Financial Officer

    Gregg Haddad

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Gregg Haddad is New Story’s Chief Financial Officer. In this role, he leads financial and real estate strategy and operations to help ensure New Story’s educators and clinicians have the resources they need to operate at their full potential in serving children and their families.

    Gregg’s experience spans a range of finance and operating functions with large public as well as private companies in the health care, financial services, and technology markets. Before joining New Story, Gregg was the Chief Strategy Officer for Aetna’s Government Services business at CVS Health. Prior, he served as CFO for Avalon Healthcare, a private equity-backed health IT and value-based services business, helping grow the startup to a sizable enterprise. Previously, as a senior financial officer of WellCare Health Plans, he led a number of profitable acquisitions delivering several billion dollars in revenues, as well as the company’s first public bond offering. Other work experience includes executive operating roles at GE. Gregg is a CPA and has an MBA from The University of Chicago and BBA from The University of Michigan.

    “Having a close relative with special needs, I have a strong appreciation for the real difference that New Story’s educators and clinicians make in the lives of the communities that we serve.”

    Gregg Haddad

    Chief Financial Officer

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    Olena Maleckyj

    Chief Human Resource Officer

    Olena Maleckyj

    Chief Human Resource Officer

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    Olena Maleckyj is New Story’s Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO), driving the company’s people strategies, including company culture, talent acquisition, management and development, and benefits and compensation programs. She also has oversight for state and local HR teams, who are focused on recruiting and developing top talent. Olena joins us with over 35 years in human resource and operations experience. Prior to joining New Story, Olena served as Head of Human Resources for a national alcoholic beverage retailer, spanning 27 states and 10,000+ employees. Over her career, Olena has held several positions with increasing responsibility including Vice President of Labor Relations and Human Resources at CVS Health, where she led HR teams aimed at build high-functioning and sustainable organizations. building a world-class team through continued enhancements in culture, talent, and development.

    “Our people are our most valuable asset. I am proud to be joining the organization to head up the Human Resources team to lead our people strategies in support of our people who bring our mission to life every day one child at a time.”

    Olena Maleckyj

    Chief Human Resource Officer

Locations

Our network of schools and clinics offer children, young adults, and families integrated academic and therapeutic programs and services in support of a range of diagnosis, including autism spectrum disorder, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and/or other emotional and behavioral issues. 

Map of all New Story locations across US
  • Applied Behavioral Services (ABS)
  • Aaron School
  • Green Tree School and Services
  • Greenwich Education Group
  • New England Academy
  • New Story Schools
  • Rebecca School
  • Rivermont Schools
  • River Rock Academy
  • Sage Alliance Schools
  • The Learning Spectrum
  • Your Life ABA

Programs We offer

At New Story, we are dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of programs that cater to the unique needs of individuals