Linda Isaza is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with a diverse population, including children, adolescents, and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Linda began her training at the highly respected New England Center for Children on a residential team with boys ranging in ages from 14-22 with varying behavioral needs. Linda spent several years in special education schools in New England that utilize ABA as their treatment methodology for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.
Linda has been a Senior Consultant at Continuum Behavioral Health since 2014. Currently, Linda specializes in parent and family training, the treatment of individuals ages 2-18, focusing on executive functioning skills, daily living skills, functional communication, play skills, social skills and emotional regulation through Applied Behavior Analysis. Linda conducts training and supervision of Registered Behavior Technicians as well as provides supervision for individuals seeking certification.
Linda earned 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.
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.
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.
Brianna Jenkins, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, has been working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder as young as 18 months to 18 years old since 2015. Upon introduction to the field, she began working at a school for children with autism, and over the years, has gained a wide range of experience working across a variety of settings including the in-home, clinical and community environment. After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park in 2015, Brianna took a year off to further develop her skill-set as a practitioner by earning a RBT certification in 2016. Finally, in 2018, she decided to pursue a Master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University where she ultimately earned her graduate degree. Now as a BCBA, she continues to fulfill her life’s purpose by training and/or working cohesively with parents, teachers, school staff and/or other professionals alike in order to see that her kiddos (and their families) get to experience the best quality of life possible. Overall, Brianna’s main goal as a professional is to be so effective and/or impactful, that not only are her client’s lives changed in a meaningful way, but that their families also become inspired to continue to empower themselves with the training and skills they’ll need to be life-long advocates for their child and others.
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.
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.
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.
With 15 years in the field, Gabrielle has experience with clients ranging from newborn to 45 years of age. She has her Masters Degree in Educational Psychology and completed her BCBA coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology. In the past 15 years she has worked in early intervention, intensive behavior intervention, adaptive skills training, school aged services, adult group home intervention, vocational skills training, as well as parent and family training. She is fluent in developing procedures for staff regarding client goals based on empirical recommendations.
Gabrielle lived for almost 2 year in West Africa, Conakry Guinea. Where she was the only BCBA in country. Through pro-bono work, she organized sustainable intervention for a local special needs school and local orphanage. She trained and developed intervention models for a third world location and utilized networking resources to ensure quality of life improvements for socially significant deficits. Prior to her posting in Conakry, she lived for 20 months in Malta, a small Island off the coast of Sicily. Before her arrival, there were no structured evidenced based interventions for children with developmental disabilities. Serving as the only BCBA on the island of Malta, she implemented a three-part plan to ensure evidenced based intervention and treatment for children with developmental disabilities. The structured plan, encompassing a Telehealth model, ensured continued growth after her departure and eventually secured governmental funding for ABA intervention and the continued growth of the service. Prior to her time overseas, she worked as a Clinical Director for a leading ABA company in California. Gabrielle has provided Distance BCBA Supervision for candidates in both the United States and in Europe. She continues to support in the development of Telehealth intervention models in order to further disseminate ABA services in remote locations. She is most passionate about ABA dissemination and enjoys providing BCBA supervision to help our field continue to grow.
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.