Bethany began her career in ABA in 2013 and joined Continuum in 2018 as a Senior Consultant. She has worked with children and adults with disabilities in a variety of settings to include: schools, private family homes, sheltered workshops, state hospitals and community-based group homes. Bethany has presented at the state and international levels on Work and Home Based Interventions for An Adult with Mental Illness. During her time working in residential care, she created, systemized and replicated programs geared towards adaptive skill acquisition and increasing independence. Prior to her work in human services, she had extensive supervisory experience in the fields of health care, education and operations. Bethany earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Old Dominion University and her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Shenandoah University.
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.
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!