Board Certified Behavior Analysts

The Board Certified Behavior Analysts, or BCBAs, are the lead member of your child’s treatment team. The BCBAs plan, develop, and monitor skill acquisition programs and behavior intervention plans for their clients. As the lead team member, the BCBA supervises the ABA therapists and collaborates with family members, related service providers and other agencies, as appropriate. Our BCBA team is managed by regional Quality Care Managers. To learn more about our Quality Care Managers, please click here

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ALEX S.

Alex received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University, which sparked a passion for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). After starting as a developmental therapist at Connec-to-Talk in 2020, Alex became a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and pursued a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Connecticut State University. With experience as a Case Manager, Alex has developed expertise in treatment planning, program development, and data analysis. Now a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as of 2024, Alex is committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities through evidence-based practices in various settings.

SHANE T.

Shane is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has worked in the human services field since 2010. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York at New Paltz, Shane went on to earn a Master’s of Professional Studies in Applied Behavior Analysis from Manhattanville College in 2020. Shane started a career in human services working as a direct care and respite worker, then a special education classroom aide and teacher’s assistant, special education paraprofessional, and an RBT. During this time, they became passionate about ABA therapy and continuing to grow and provide services within this amazing community. Shane joined Connec-to-Talk in 2021.

SERENA T.

Serena received her Master of Science in Education from Hofstra University in 1997 and taught elementary school. When her younger son was diagnosed with significant autism and developmental delays, she pursued knowledge and training in the field of applied behavior analysis. She received a Post-Master’s Certificate from Western Connecticut State University in 2019. Serena has been serving individuals on the autism spectrum for almost seventeen years- first as a parent, then as a behavior specialist, and now as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Serena joined Connec-to-Talk in January of 2024 and continues her mission to provide effective and compassionate care.

MEGAN C.

Megan received her Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Rhode Island in 2011. In August 2020 she received her Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Endicott College. Megan has been working with children on the autism spectrum since 2011. She has worked in a variety of settings, including schools, in-home and clinic settings. Megan joined Connec-to-Talk in January 2016 as a part-time developmental therapist, became a full time Case Manager in 2021 and became a BCBA in February 2022. Megan loves working with her clients, their families, and individualizing each child’s program to set them up for success!

MARRISA Z.

Marrisa received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a concentration in Social Work, from California Baptist University in 2016. After graduating she moved to Connecticut where shortly after she started her ABA experience with Connec-To-Talk in 2018. She has been working in the ABA field for 6 years, in mutiple different settings, and with a wide range of clients. Marrisa started as a developmental therapist, after working in the field for 2 years Marrisa decided to pursue her qualifications to become a BCBA. She graduated from Arizona State University in 2022 with her Master of Arts in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. She became a BCBA with Connec-To-Talk in 2023.

JAKE P.

Jake received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Fine Art from The State University of New York at Albany. After working as an ABA paraprofessional in public schools and seeing how ABA benefitted children with autism by giving them communication to get wants and needs addressed, he applied to and graduated from Ball State University with a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and became a BCBA in 2021. Jake has experience in home, school, and clinic environments with children on and off the Autism spectrum, ranging from ages 18 months to 18 years. He joined the Connec-to-Talk team in 2021.

VICTORIA B.

Victoria received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from New York University. Upon graduation, she began working in the field of ABA in an ABA based classroom for over 7 years. She then went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorders from Sage College in Troy, NY. She began working at Connec-to-Talk in 2021, where she completed all of her fieldwork hours toward her Board Certification. She now has 10+ years of experience with children on the autism spectrum and has worked in many settings, such as schools, clinics, homes, and community settings.

KAITLYN D.

Kaitlyn began working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2012. Kaitlyn received her Bachelors in Sociology and Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University. She went on to complete a Master’s in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University. Kaitlyn received her Applied Behavior Analyst Certificate from Florida Institute of Technology. Kaitlyn joined the Connec-To-Talk team as a Developmental Therapist in 2017 and transitioned to a BCBA in 2018.

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HEATHER K.

Heather received her Master of Arts degree in Special Education with a focus in ABA from Ball State University in 2020. Prior to working at Connec-to-Talk, Heather worked at Kennedy Krieger Elementary/Middle School (KKS) for 10 years. Of those 10 years, she worked as a behavior specialist for 5 years where she was responsible for conducting functional behavior assessments, developing behavior intervention plans, and training staff on implementation of behavior intervention plans, and crisis management procedures. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2023. She joined Connec-to-Talk in 2023. Heather has experience in the home, the school, and the clinic environments working with children with various diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from 24 months to 14 years old.

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BREANNA C.

Breanna received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Southern California in 2014. Pivoting from an intended career in PR, she began working in the field of ABA as an RBT after graduation, where she quickly fell in love with the field. Her sister has special needs, which greatly impacted her interest and passion to improve the lives of those facing similar challenges. In 2017, she completed her Master’s in Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Arizona State University and became a BCBA that same year. She has worked with children, teens and adults in the community, clinic, home and school settings. Breanna joined Connec-to-Talk in August of 2021 and loves sharing ABA with families in the Lowcountry!

HEATHER H.

Heather attended the University of South Carolina and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, with a focus in Nursing in 2018. Upon graduating she moved to Charleston , SC where she began working in the field of ABA as an RBT, providing direct care services. In 2020 Heather received her Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Clemson University and became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. In 2023, Heather finished her dual Master’s Degree in Gifted Education and Applied Behavioral Analysis from Arizona State University. Heather passed her boards in 2023, and became a BCBA in the Spring of 2023. Heather has experience working in the home, community and clinic setting with children from the ages of 2 years to 16 years old, in both the individual and group setting. Heather has been with Connec-to-Talk since September 2021, where she started as the Mount Pleasant Case Manager, and was then promoted to BCBA upon finishing her certification. Heather loves assisting in direct care, and creating a positive fun environment in the clinic setting.

MORGAN F.

Morgan received her Bachelor’ of Science degree in Infant/Primary Special Education from Towson University in 2012. She went on to complete her Master’s Degree at Queens College where she received a Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education with Foundations in Behavior Analyst and received her BCBA in 2017. Morgan has been working with individuals on the autism spectrum since 2008 after volunteering at a special needs camp. She has experience working in home, schools, community and clinic environments with individuals ranging from 18 months to 21 years old. Morgan joined Connec-To-Talk in March of 2024.