About Our Staff

The FAC and CPP staff are a group of professionals who cover many areas of educational and therapeutic expertise.  Together, they have decades of experience working with children both with and without disabilities.  This promotes the highest quality programming. They have years of experience in community based instruction with children.  They easily work together pulling from their areas of specialty to empower families.

For more information on each staff member click their name to learn more!

Jen Hackett
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Jen Hackett

Jen Hackett

Title / Position: Executive Director
Email Address: Jen@camppuzzlepeace.com

When not functioning as the President and Executive Director of Camp Puzzle Peace, Jen Hackett, works for the Webster Central School District where she has worked as a special education teacher for more than two decades. Since cofounding Camp Puzzle Peace, Jen has devoted countless hours developing an organization dedicated to helping children and families facing autism. Jen specializes in children with behavioral needs and limited communication and has worked with a wide range of children on the autism spectrum and their families. Jen currently is a consulting for New York State and The Open Space Institute in the creation of a new nature trail, specialized for children with ASD, in Letchworth State Park. Her passion for empowering others is evident in her dedication to families in the community.  Jen lives in Rochester, NY with her husband and two children.

Alyce Milella

Alyce Milella
Director of the Family Autism Center

Alyce@camppuzzlepeace.com
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Alyce Milella

Alyce Milella

Title / Position: Director of the Family Autism Center
Email Address: Alyce@camppuzzlepeace.com

Besides providing behavioral support for many programs offered at the Family Autism Center, Alyce is also a special education teacher in the Penfield Central School District.  Alyce has recently completed all required coursework through the University of Rochester’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis and is working on her practicum before taking the national exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She has two children, Landon who has autism, and Kennedy who has anxiety.