Dr. Hopkins is currently the Deputy Executive Director of the Eden II Programs. She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, and holds a doctorate in neuropsychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Dr. Hopkins has worked for over thirty years to provide quality services for people with autism spectrum disorders through the Eden II Programs, whose 700 caring and talented employees provide specialized supports to hundreds of children and adults each day. Her roles within the agency have changed over time, ranging from provision of direct care and teaching to her current role supporting the leadership of several departments, including psychological/behavioral services, nursing, human resources, information technology, quality assurance, and employee training and development.
In addition to her work with the Eden II Programs, Dr. Hopkins is an adjunct assistant professor for the Department of Early Childhood Education/Art Education at Brooklyn College, and serves on the board of the Staten Island Opportunities Alliance, an organization focused on strengthening organizations and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on Staten Island.