Kerrie Kirkwood, M.Ed., BCBA, Director/Clinical Supervisor
Kerrie graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Joint Honors degree in Psychology and Linguistics, and completed her Master's Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behaviour Analysis through Pennsylvania State University. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).
Kerrie has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum since 2001, focusing on ABA since 2005. She has extensive experience with in-home and centre-based programming, has designed and implemented a variety of 1:1 intensive programs, social programs, provided parent-training, and taught a variety of workshops related to the field of ABA and autism.
Kerrie loves children (has 3 of her own!) and is passionate about helping families in need. She strives to provide the most current, scientifically-sound and ABA-based educational techniques.
Ana Anghelus, M. Psych. BCBA, Senior Therapist
Ana graduated from Saint-Joseph University of Beirut with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology in 2015. She has completed the Florida Tech's ABA professional development course and received her board certification as a BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) in 2019.
Ana has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Dubai, since 2016, providing ABA/IBI therapy in home, school and clinical settings. She has trained numerous instructor therapists and parents focusing on Verbal Behavior as well as designing and tailoring programs to each child’s individual needs in English, Arabic and French.
Ana is passionate about using evidence-based practices to help children better communicate their wants and needs and promoting independence skills.
Shannon Dolan, B.Sc, M.ADS (Candidate), Senior Therapist
Shannon graduated from Trent University in 2012 and holds an Honours Bachelor of Science with joint majors in Psychology and Biology. After graduation she completed a certificate in Psychosocial Rehabilitation from Humber College. Shannon is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis through Brock University. She is currently completing clinical supervision hours under a BCBA and plans to write the BCBA exam upon completion of her degree.
Shannon has been working with individuals with disabilities since 2013 and providing ABA/IBI therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2016. She has experience working in residential, home, and clinic settings providing therapy. She believes in promoting independence wherever possible is passionate about using evidence based practices in an applied setting.
Amber Ranich, B.Soc.C, M.ADS (Candidate), Senior Therapist
Amber graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and holds an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences degree with a major in Criminology. Amber is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) through Brock University. Upon completion of her coursework and clinical supervision hours, Amber plans to obtain her BCBA certification.
Amber has been working in the disabilities field since 2013 and has experience working with both children and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Amber has experience working in residential care facilities, as well as providing 1:1 ABA/IBI therapy in home, school, and clinical settings. Amber is passionate about helping the families that she works with, and has a particular interest in addressing challenging behaviours.
Katheryne Girard, Social Group Coordinator (East) and Staff Liaison
Katheryne has been providing ABA/IBI services in-home,in-centre,community and daycare settings through private providers since 2016 and has been working in the educational field since 2010. She graduated with honours from the Early Childhood Education program at La Cite Collegial. She has recently completed her RBT course work and is currently working towards becoming a certified RBT. She is always eager to further continue her education and knowledge in the autism field by participating in numerous seminars, courses and workshops.
Katheryne is fully bilingual and has passion for children and youth. She is passionate about working with families and collaborating to ensure the best possible approach to further their child’s education and well-being.Her love, enthusiasm, bubbly personality and determination for this field really shines through her day to day activities and is a great asset to our team.