Cause Café

Cause Café

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Stacey Wohl

Founder/President

Stacy Wohl founded Our Coffee with a Cause in 2012 in response to the growing concern for special-needs individuals on Long Island who are aging out of schools to find job opportunities and a learning environment to acquire real-life skills.

Stacey Wohl brings 20 years of business experience, along with the knowledge of addressing the unique needs of teens and adults with disabilities.


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Brittney Wohl

Co-Owner

Brittney is 18 and the motivation for founding the company. She previously had been in two residential boarding schools. She has over come a lot of obstacles and persevered. Her infectious laugh and joy for life touch many people. She is non-verbal and communicates through an augmentative device.


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Logan Wohl

Co-Owner

Logan is 16 years old and is a dedicated member of the Our Coffee with a Cause team. He is a kind-hearted boy with a good spirit who always offers a friendly greeting.


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Joseph Modica

Volunteer

Joseph is 43 years old. He works for AHRC and Our Coffee with a Cause. Joseph was our first employee attending the special needs expo and the Walt Whitman mall with us. He is very friendly and outgoing and loves to grind coffee


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Christopher Hall

Volunteer

Christopher is 16 and has been bowling with Logan for five years in the after-school program in Northport at Larkfield Lanes. His sister attends the same school as Brittney and Logan. He is a very helpful and friendly guy who is a joy to be around.


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Grace

Grace is a 17-year old from Mineola and has been friends with Brittney Wohl since kindergarten. She enjoys working at the trade shows and communicates with an augmentative device.


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Will

Employee

Will knows the Wohl family from bowling at Northport and Kids Plus Programs


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Kellsey

Volunteer

She is also a member of the Northport theater club where she and her mother perform in many shows. She is a very friendly girl


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Jonathan Barksdale

Employee

Jonathan loves Disney movies and can tell you about any movie. He is extremely charming and polite and makes everyone smile



Christin Butcher

Executive Chef

Christin Butcher trained as sous chef in Savannah, Georgia under Chef Suzanne Massetti from the Tuscan countryside in Italy. She has also worked as private catering chef in the Hamptons for celebrity clients such as Tory Burch and Lyor Cohen.


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Dr. Cheryl Mendelsohn

Educational Director

Dr. Cheryl Mendelsohn has been working in the field of education for more than 30 years. She is certified as a school psychologist and elementary school teacher, as well as being a New York State licensed psychologist. Dr. Mendelsohn has worked as a school psychologist and special education administrator in various districts on Long Island and in New Jersey. She has worked as a clinical psychologist privately with children, primarily those ages one to five, delivering treatment and parent training. She specializes in working with children who present with school related issues, behavior disorders, and ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder). She has worked with general and special education teachers teaching and supporting classroom practices with students of all classifications including ASD (autism spectrum disorder) and ADHD. She has trained school personnel across Long Island regarding special education regulations and procedures. Dr. Mendelsohn formerly served on the board of the New York Association of School Psychologists.


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Janet London

MS, CCC, SLP, AAC Consultant

Janet London has been a practicing Speech and Language Pathologist for over 40 years. She has dedicated her professional life to meeting the communication needs of the Speech and Language handicapped. She has been in private practice as well as serving as a Speech Pathologist for the New York City Department of Education. As a therapist for the City she developed an expertise in working with severely physically handicapped and Autistics youngsters that included AAC (Alternative Augmentative Communication) as well as PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets).
She was a teacher trainer and staff developer for the City, where she helped prepare other therapists for the arduous task of developing a communication system for very impaired students.
She is currently retired from the Department of Education, but she continues to consult and train others working with students on the Autistic spectrum.

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