Anya is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst with a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Psychology from Marymount University. She completed her post baccalaureate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. She has 5 years experience providing 1:1 therapy to children with special needs in home and school based settings. In her free time Anya enjoys traveling and outdoor activities.
Mrs. Meredith Kimener is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst and junior consultant with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. She has over 3 years experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum disorders and other related developmental disorders. She began her career as an instructor providing one-on-one in home ABA services for clients ranging in age from 2 to 18 years old as well as center-based instruction focusing on generalizing behaviors and social skills. Meredith continued her work and now provides in-home ABA consultation in Northern Virginia. Her professional interests including working with military families, natural environment teaching, and early intervention.
Rachel earned her Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University in 2013 where she majored in elementary special education with a focus on emotional impairments. Upon receiving her degree she taught as a resource room teacher and self contained classroom teacher for students with emotional impairments. In 2017 she earned her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. Rachel began her career in ABA as a part time behavior consultant while she continued to work full time as a classroom teacher. She then transitioned to a full time position as a BCBA for a Michigan-based clinic. Rachel moved to Virginia and joined the Continuum team in 2020 as a senior consultant.
Mrs. Linda Isaza is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling with Applied Behavior Analysis from NOVA Southeastern University, a Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rochester, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Rochester.
Linda began her career in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2009. Linda received extensive training in the education and treatment of individuals with ASD, with an emphasis in adolescents at the highly respected New England Center for Children, where she conducted research, teacher training and served as a case manager. Linda spent several years in special education schools and private family homes in New England that utilize ABA as their treatment methodology for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
Linda joined Continuum in 2014 as a Senior Consultant. Since 2019, she has been part of the leadership team as the ABA Program Director. Linda has delivered presentations and training seminars as she is passionate about disseminating as much information about ABA. She conducts training and supervision of Registered Behavior Technicians as well as provides high quality supervision for individuals seeking certification. Linda has created and systemized many ABA programs for Continuum geared towards skill acquisition and increasing independence as well as caregiver training programs.
Currently, Linda specializes in caregiver training and the treatment of individuals ages 2-18 with a focus on self-management skills (including adaptive living, executive functioning, and emotional regulation), social skills and communication skills through Applied Behavior Analysis.
Nita is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who completed her BCBA coursework through Penn State University. She has a Masters in Counseling Studies from Capella University and a Bachelors in Psychology from Messiah College. She has over 10 years of experience working with a variety of special needs students ages 2-22 in school, home, and community settings across Pennsylvania and Maryland. Nita’s enjoys using each student’s interests to help them find their own level of independence for each of their environments. She has extensive experience in training and directly collaborating with families, schools, and local organizations. Her passion is to spread awareness of techniques that work for special needs students while also helping communities embrace and work successfully with these types of learners.
Amanda is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst currently serving clients and their families in the Northern Virginia area. Amanda has worked with Continuum Behavioral Health since 2014, working with clients from 4 to 18 years of age with varying behavioral and skill acquisition needs. Before becoming a BCBA, Amanda worked as a Registered Behavior Technician for four years, providing 1:1 direct therapy with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Amanda earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development at Virginia Tech and a Masters of Education with a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University.
Currently, as a BCBA, Amanda supervises Registered Behavior Technicians, offers caregiver training and provides 1:1 direct therapy. Amanda is passionate about disseminating the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to caregivers and Registered Behavior Technicians to ensure best practices are used and to improve the lives of her client’s and their families.
Chelsea Bennefield is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from The Sage Colleges. Chelsea has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum since 2013 and has been a part of the Continuum family since 2015. Her professional interests include functional communication training, teaching adaptive/daily living skills, and collaborating with parents, family members, and community supports to ensure generalization of skills to relevant individuals and environments. Chelsea previously serviced the Maryland office, but now provides distance based services through Continuum’s telehealth department.
Liza has been in the field since 2000. She worked as a consultant from 2001-2004 in North Carolina and helped start a large clinic in Winston-Salem, NC. During this time she was able to learn from Carbone in his last 90-hour class. At that time, Liza decided to pursue teaching and taught Special Education to elementary age students. While teaching, she was able to obtain her Master’s degree in Special Education but continued to seek out additional opportunities to grow in ABA. Liza also accrued her supervision hours and was credentialed as a BCBA in 2014. She has worked in home and clinic-based locations since becoming a BCBA and loves seeing the growth her clients make and continue to learn more about our field of ABA!
Liza runs the Telehealth Social Skills Groups.