Our Team

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, M.ADS, Senior Therapist  

Shannon graduated from Trent University in 2012 and holds an Honors Bachelor of Science with joint majors in Psychology and Biology. She subsequently completed a certificate in Psychosocial Rehabilitation from Humber College. Most recently, Shannon graduated from Brock University with a Master’s Degree in Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Behavior Analysis.

Shannon has been working with individuals with disabilities since 2013 and has been providing ABA/IBI therapy to children with autism spectrum disorder since 2016. Shannon is passionate about helping her clients acquire socially significant skills through evidence-based approaches. She believes in creating a fun learning environment and promoting independence wherever possible.

Amber Ranich, M.ADS, Senior Therapist

Amber graduated from Brock University in 2021 with a Master’s degree in Applied Disability Studies with specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Amber also holds an honours Bachelor degree with major in Criminology and minor in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Amber has completed her clinical supervision hours and plans to continue expanding upon her skill set and obtaining additional certifications in the ABA field. 

 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 therapy in home, school, and clinical settings. Amber is passionate about helping the families that she works with, and has a particular interest in using evidence-based practices to address challenging behavior. 

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Our Clinics

West Ottawa                                   2006 Robertson Rd., Unit#7                East Ottawa                                      1439 Youville Dr., Unit 21B

Contacts

West Ottawa                                    (613) 680-4700                                 East Ottawa                                      (613) 424-0442