401 S. Mt Juliet Rd
Mt. Juliet TN 37122
Phone: (615) 636.1952
401 S. Mt Juliet Rd
Ms. Mallory Smith is a licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She attended Middle Tennessee State University where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education K-6 and subsequently earned her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education, with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis, from Vanderbilt University. Mallory became Board Certified in January of 2013 and has provided family-centered services to young children with and without disabilities in a wide variety of settings. Her interests in the field include early language development, family and parent training, developing partnerships with schools to provide inclusive social skills groups, and building networks of special education advocates as a resource for families. When Mallory is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and two rescue dogs, Solito and Layla. Mallory is a scuba diver and spends as much time as possible in the sun and water. She is passionate about environmental issues especially as they relate to ocean ecosystems.
Carly Saalfrank is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She joined the Continuum team in August of 2019. Carly received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she completed a specialization certification program in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services. She went on to complete her Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis from Simmons University in Boston, MA. Carly has been working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities for 5 years in home, community and school-based settings. Her professional interested include functional communication training, natural environment training and social skills training.
Denise Malik Ochoa is a Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst that has served in the field of ABA since 2013. She and her husband have relocated from Southern California along with their 4 dogs. Denise received her Master’s degree in education with a specialization in child development from California State University, Long Beach and earned a post-graduate certificate in ABA. Prior to her career as a BCBA, she started-up multiple preschool programs including facility design. Additionally she has served over 20 years as a volunteer at her church working with adults with special needs. She was responsible for implementing an early intervention program and has provided services both in-home and in the school setting. She is a thoughtful collaborator of services in individual treatment programs and has successfully delivered social skills programs via TeleHealth. Additionally, she is well-versed introducing AAC programs for functional communication and works well with clients of all ages. Denise’s professional interests also include parent education to provide the tools and consistency families need for a successful program. When she’s not working, you can find her getting creative with gardening, home décorating or out on the lake enjoying nature.
Brittini earned her Bachelor’s degree from Northern Arizona University in 2008 where she majored in Elementary Education. Upon receiving her degree, she taught first grade in Arizona for 4 years and was introduced to the Special Education world. In 2012, she earned her Master’s degree in Special Education from Walden University.
Brittini began her career in ABA as a Behavioral Tutor in 2012. Since then, she has worked as behavior interventionist in the home and school setting, a parent trainer, and Senior Registered Behavior Technician.
In 2019, Brittini became a BCBA and in 2020, moved to Tennessee with her family and obtained her Behavior Analyst License to practice in Tennessee. In October 2021, Brittini joined Continuum Associates as a Senior Consultant. She is passionate about early intervention, parent advocacy, and parent/family training.
Janiah Knight has a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology and a Master of Science in applied behavior analysis from Lipscomb University. Her clinical interests include early language development and functional communication training. When Janiah is not working, she loves spending time with her family and friends as well as discovering new movies to watch and new books to read.
Rachel Husk is a passionate Board Certified Behavior Analyst dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate and televisable services for her clients. She has been working with individuals with special needs since her sophomore year of college starting as a Direct Support Professional. In 2016, Rachel graduated from the University of Kentucky with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology . Following graduation, Rachel worked as a Therapeutic Child Support Worker within a residential program serving foster kids with autism spectrum disorder. While working as a Therapeutic Child Support Worker, Rachel fell in love with Applied Behavior Analysis and started working as a Registered Behavior Technician in 2018. Rachel attended graduate school at the University of Cincinnati and received her Master of Education in Foundations in Applied Behavior Analysis. A few of Rachel’s professional interests include: early intensive behavioral intervention, functional communication training, Natural Environment Teaching, cognitive behavioral interventions, practical functional assessment/skills based treatment as well as trauma informed behavior analysis.
Katie Browning has been working with individuals with disabilities across different age ranges from toddlers to adults for over 10 years. Katie received her bachelor’s degree from The University of Tennessee in Special Education in 2018. She then continued onto Vanderbilt University where she received a Master’s in Special Education with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2020. Katie then became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and began teaching at a special education alternative school for students with diagnosed emotional disturbance and other disabilities that engage in high levels of aggression and other high intensity behaviors. Katie soon transitioned into the role of the school’s behavior specialist where she continued to serve students at the school while also supporting teachers in their behavioral assessment, intervention design, and intervention implementation. She now serves as a senior consultant for the Continuum team. Katie’s professional interests include functional communication training, trauma informed behavioral intervention, social skills training, and teacher/ parent/ caregiver training. When Katie is not working, she is spending time with her fiancé and two puppies, Tenley and Winston.