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.
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.
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.
Will knows the Wohl family from bowling at Northport and Kids Plus Programs
Jonathan loves Disney movies and can tell you about any movie. He is extremely charming and polite and makes everyone smile
Jon our assistant baker. He bakes with us with his aunt Diane. We donate to the Beacon House weekly which is a homeless shelter at The VA hospital.
Raised in an Italian home Seth began cooking at a very young age. For 20 years Seth has worked in the food service business. He graduated from Long Island culinary academy at 24 years old and has been running kitchens ever since. Seth has worked for multiple Tom Shaudel establishments over the years and helped open a few of his local spots including Tom Toms. Most recently he helped run the Huntington Yacht Club as well as run a restaurant at Watchhill in Fire Island.
Michelle Catalano has nearly eighteen years experience working in the restaurant business starting part-time work during her college years while she graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a major in communications and political science. She has knowledge of wine and beer and specializes in customer service. She has worked at such places as Canterbury’s in Oyster Bay, The Newport Yacht Club and most recently left her five-year stretch at Grassos Restaurant. Michelle has also worked with autistic children and holds a special place in her heart for our cause. Her goal is to make your dining experience everything it should be from start to finish.
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.