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Karen Rea, MA

Training & Consultation Specialist

Karen Rea provides technical assistance and coaching to the behavioral health workforce throughout New Jersey, specializing in youth and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Her areas of expertise are behavioral analysis and developmental interventions, and to her work, Karen brings her lived experience as a mother of three children, one of whom experiences developmental and behavioral challenges. She has contributed to the text, “Mental Health and Wellness Supports for Youth with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities,” and is a graduate of the New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities Partners in Policymaking program. Karen received her Master’s in Behavioral Sciences and Psychological Services from Kean University.