As a young adult, I knew that I wanted to help people with developmental disabilities realize their full potential and lead meaningful, satisfying lives. It wasn’t until I experienced first hand the amazing impact of applied behavior analysis that I realized that this was the field that would help me achieve my professional goals. After studying and implementing ABA at the University of Kansas with some of the people who defined this scientific field (e.g., Don Baer, Mont Wolf, Jim Sherman), I found opportunities to work with people with developmental disabilities, including autism, ranging in age from 3 to 90. Helping children and adults increase their independence, improve their quality of life, and reduce interfering or problematic behaviors has been greatly satisfying.
During my career, I have worked as a: Clinical Director and School Consultant at the May Institute in Massachusetts, Director of Residential Services at Bancroft Neurohealth in New Jersey, Adjunct Faculty for the ABA Institute, a joint program of Northeastern University and the May Institute, Consultant for schools and families, and supervisor for prospective BCBA certificants.