Kristine Mooney, M.Ed., LBA, BCBA, is a licensed Behavior Analyst who began working in the field with individuals with developmental disabilities in 2006. While obtaining her undergraduate degree in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences at the University of Arizona, she worked as a habilitation provider, where she was fortunate to work closely with a BCBA. Through those experiences, Kristine was able to see the positive impact that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) can have, while targeting language and behavior related challenges together. Since that time, Kristine has been passionate about continuing her education and skill repertoire as a clinician and disseminating behavior analysis through collaboration with other direct care providers, parents/caregivers and professionals. Since obtaining her master’s degree in Special Education Collaboration and Consultation, with an Autism emphasis, from Arizona State University in 2011, Kristine has gained extensive experience working directly with young children and their families, conducting assessments, developing treatment plans and protocols, analyzing data and reporting on client progress, providing supervision to behavior technicians, Registered Behavior Technicians® (RBT®s) and BCBA® applicants, leading parent trainings and consultation, and collaborating with other key stakeholders on client teams. In addition, Kristine gained widespread experiences as an assistant clinical director, related to organizational behavior management (OBM), including, but not limited to, the establishment of and maintenance of quality assurance measures, conducting competency-based assessments of team members and providing performance feedback, developing and monitoring organizational systems for sustainable growth and improved client outcomes, and coordinating interdepartmental functioning. In addition to her clinical and managerial experiences, Kristine served on the Board of Directors as the Secretary for the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA) from 2016-2021.
Dr. Diana Davis-Wilson, DBH, LBA, BCBA is a licensed Behavior Analyst, with several years of experience providing consultation and training to families, school districts, and organizational personnel nationwide. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science, a Master’s Degree in Special Education, and a Doctorate of Behavior Health with an emphasis on integrated health care management. For over 10 years Dr. Davis-Wilson served as the clinical director of an Arizona-based autism provider organization, overseeing applied behavior analysis programs for hundreds of children statewide. Through this work, Dr. Davis-Wilson created an extensive curriculum-based supervision program which included sustainable employment opportunities, staff training and professional development for hundreds of aspiring professionals and students. In addition to the experiences she gained as a clinical director, Dr. Davis-Wilson currently serves on several boards in Arizona, including the Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA), the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment Autism Advisory Council, the Glendale Community College Behavior Health Sciences Occupational Advisory Board (BHS-OAB) and as a governor appointed board member with the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners. In addition to her local experiences, Dr. Diana Davis-Wilson serves as an adjunct faculty member for universities nationwide and serves as an advisory board member of the Behavioral Health Centers of Excellence (BHCOE). Dr. Davis-Wilson has a passion for working closely with other professional organizations, providing education, advocacy and public policy guidance on early access to care, best practice, and evidence-based treatment. Additionally, Dr. Davis-Wilson has a passion for providing law enforcement training in the areas of autism, developmental disabilities, crisis response and behavior analysis.
Rebecca White, M.A., LBA, BCBA is a licensed behavior analyst who began working with children in the classroom setting while obtaining her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Western New Mexico University. During this time she was active in mentorship and leadership programs supporting upcoming Student Athletes as the President of The Student Athlete Counsel. Rebecca was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in California in 2011, starting her career off as a behavior technician working with individuals with a range of disabilities in the home and school setting. The meaningful change her clients and families experienced strengthened her passion for helping people and motivated her to continue her education and training. Rebecca expanded her experience obtaining her Masters of Arts in Psychology/ Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at National University. During this time she completed an internship providing group and individual counseling for substance abuse groups and individuals seeking reunification with their families. Highlighting the importance of behavior change, Rebecca continued to pursue the BCBA coursework at Florida Institute of Technology. Rebecca worked as a case supervisor, clinical supervisor, and staff trainer over a four year span. Coupling her background in Education, Psychology, and ABA she identified her passion in efficient and effective training, paired with strong mentorship. Rebecca is a member of the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA) and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysis (APBA).
Karalyn Semenchuk, M.Ed., LBA, BCBA is a licensed behavior analyst who began her career as an early intervention educator working with children in the home and school setting. Realizing the importance of data collection and systematic treatment approaches, Karalyn pursued higher education in Applied Behavior Analysis at Arizona State University while working under the direction and supervision of a doctorate level BCBA. Given her experiences working closely with individuals with profound deficits, Karalyn is passionate about developing life skills to keep individuals safe and included in the community. Throughout her behavior analytic career, Karalyn has excelled in quality initiatives and has spent the last four and a half years developing collaborative staff supports and trainings for BCBAs and trainees to aid in making the greatest impact on patient outcomes. Karalyn is a member of the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA) as well as the Association of Professional Behavior Analysis (APBA).
Kelli Riley, M.Ed., LBA, BCBA is a licensed behavior analyst and has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2003. Kelli holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University and a Master's Degree in Special Education from Nothern Arizona University. Throughout her career Kelli has provided ABA services both in home and clinic-based settings for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kelli demonstrates great proficiency with skill acquisition and behavior reduction program development and implementation. She is experienced in the administration of both skill acquisition and behavior assessments (FBA’s), the development of individualized treatment plans and goals, monitoring patient progress via data analysis, and providing parent and caregiver consultation and training. As a Clinical Supervisor Kelli is also passionate about staff development and training. She currently provides supervision to behavior technicians, Registered Behavior Technicians® (RBT®s), and BCBA® applicants. Kelli enjoys mentoring staff to meet their professional goals and assisting them with increasing their skill repertoire in Behavior Analysis. Kelli is a member of AzABA and is always looking to expand her knowledge and skill set in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Kelli thoroughly enjoys working with children and their families to make long-lasting and meaningful impacts on their behavior.
Meagan Sullivan, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA is a licensed behavior analyst who began working with children as a respite and habilitation provider in 2007 while obtaining her bachelor’s in elementary and special education at Arizona State University. Following her graduation, Meagan worked in the public school system with students with a range of disabilities. As an educator, Meagan had the opportunity to collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams and saw the positive impact a collaborative approach had on learner outcomes. Motivated to further her education, Meagan pursued a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2018 and began to work under the direction of skilled, licensed behavior analysts in an in-home setting. Since obtaining her credential, Meagan has worked in both in-home and clinic-based settings with individuals aged 18 months to 17 years of age. She is passionate about pursuing continuing education opportunities and actively seeks out collaborative opportunities in order to continue to expand her skill set. Meagan is proficient with the implementation of skills assessments, behavior assessments, the development and implementation of individualized treatment plans and corresponding program protocols, monitoring patient data, conveying outcomes to stakeholders, and collaborating and implementing trainings with patients and caregivers. In addition to directly supporting patients and their families, Meagan is passionate about delivering high quality supervision to behavior technicians, registered behavior technicians (RBTs), and individuals pursuing BCBA certification in order to promote improved patient outcomes. She is a member of the Arizona Association of Applied Behavior Analysis (AzABA). Meagan is committed to delivering quality services to patients and their families, providing effective supervision, and engaging in continuing education opportunities in order to support meaningful and lasting behavior change.
Laura Murray, M.S., BCBA, LBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2019. Laura holds bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Human Services from Upper Iowa University. Laura first discovered ABA and her passion for working with children and their families during an internship at a summer camp for children with autism. Laura completed her Master’s Degree in ABA from Arizona State University and supervised fieldwork hours toward certification in 2021. Laura has experience implementing skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs and training staff. She is passionate about working with staff to bring meaningful change to children and their families in their home environment. Laura is a member of Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA).
Kendall Brundrett, M.S., BCBA, LBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who began working in the field in 2019. Throughout her childhood and undergraduate experience, Kendall gained experience with working with children with developmental disabilities within school settings. While obtaining her undergraduate degree in Behavioral Neuroscience at Quinnipiac University, she discovered her true passions for working with children with developmental disabilities. Kendall completed her Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2021 and began her career in the field as a behavior technician. During this time, she provided in-home and in-school services serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Kendall is currently working towards licensure and beginning her career as a BCBA. She is passionate about providing effective services to her patients and the families she serves, training the staff she works with and collaborating with the clinical team to to create meaningful behavior change.
Jay Shoates, M.S., RBT hails from the great state of Virginia and has been working in the field since 2017. Jay joined Aspen Behavioral Consulting after working in a behavioral residential facility with children ranging up to age 17. Jay holds his undergraduate degree from West Virginia University in Sports and Exercise Psychology but didn't like the cold so he came to Arizona to get his Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from ASU. Throughout his career, Jay has provided services in home and within residential settings for children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other mental health disorders. Jay is a member of the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA) and Black Applied Behavior Analysts (BABA). Jay enjoys exploring the efficacy of ACT as viable treatment methods for a variety of mental health disorders as well as how to utilize ABA to assist black communities. Jay is currently providing training and consultative services to group homes within the Phoenix metro area.
Brittany Norris, M.S., RBT is a Registered Behavior Technician and has been working in the field of ABA since 2019. Brittany received a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and went on to receive a Master’s Degree in Child Development from San Diego State University. Brittany joined the Aspen Team in July 2019 and ever since has had a passion for working with children and teens with Developmental Disabilities. She recently completed the Graduate Applied Behavioral Analysis Program at Ball State University and will soon sit for the BCBA Exam. Brittany looks forward to continuing to support children and their families by implementing skill acquisition and behavior change programs. Brittany is a member of Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA).
Ariel Nicoara, M.S., RBT joined the Aspen Team in April 2019. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Arizona State University. Shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree, Ariel followed her passion and pursued a career in behavioral health. It was during this time that she had the pleasure of working at a group home facility with adults. Her work at the group home inspired her to pursue further education that would increase her ability to help those with severe mental illnesses as well as those with developmental disabilities. Ariel pursued her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University and completed her course work in Applied Behavior Analysis. Ariel's experiences working at Aspen. Additionally, Behavioral Consulting inspired her to write children’s books geared toward child development. Ariel enjoys providing services to group homes in the Phoenix Area and hopes that she will make a lasting impact on how behavioral services are provided in group home settings. Ariel also a member of Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA).
Kimberly “Kimmie” Garcia-Higham, M.S., RBT is a Utah native living in Arizona since 2016. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Arizona State University-West Campus in 2020. Kimmie entered the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in 2020 and joined the Aspen team as an intern while working toward her master's degree in ABA from Arizona State University-Tempe Campus. She earned the Ambition award for her Capstone project in 2022 while finishing her graduate degree. During her time with Aspen Behavioral Consulting, she has worked with young children with an autism diagnosis within the in-home setting. Through her experiences, Kimmie has developed a passion for delivering effective and compassionate services to her patients and their families. Kimmie is currently working toward completing her supervision experience and becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA®). Kimmie is a member of the Arizona Association for Behavior Analysis (AzABA).
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