Executive Team

Achieve Beyond - Founders & Executive Directors

Julia Sue Matuza

MA, BCBA, LBA, Chief Executive Officer

Julia Sue Matuza is an experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated success working in the individual and family services industry. An expert in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Disabilities, and Pediatrics, Julia has held the CEO position at Achieve Beyond for over 10 years. She is passionate about providing top pediatric care with unparalleled support for families.

Before assuming the CEO role, Julia worked in every department at Achieve Beyond. This immersive participation in clinical therapy makes her uniquely qualified not only as a practitioner, but as a strong business development leader in the field.

Julia attended Columbia University where she received her M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She later pursued her BCBA/LBA licensing, with a focus in Organizational Behavior Management. Her extensive knowledge in ABA services combined with her education and experience, allow her to foster the culture of care and commitment that distinguishes Achieve Beyond.

Tara Karen, M.S. Ed, BCBA, LBA

Regional Clinical & Operations Director

Tara Karen is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst (CT, MA, NY ) who has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education since 2009. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from SUNY Stony Brook, a Master’s degree in Childhood education from Dowling College and completed her BCBA coursework at SUNY Stony Brook. Tara is a New York State certified teacher, holding multiple certificates in children with special needs.

Christina Feuge, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD

NYS Speech Clinical Director

Christina Feuge is a ASHA certified and NYS licensed Speech Language Pathologist. She received her Master’s Degree in Speech and Language Pathology from Adelphi University in 2013. Since then, Christina has been dedicated to providing therapeutic treatments and evaluations at Achieve Beyond. Christina also supervises clinical fellows and enjoys sharing her knowledge to ensure quality care for all clients. She has extensive experience in language development in children, behavioral and sensory based feeding disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. She is passionate in providing the best support to clinicians to optimize therapeutic interventions.