Staff

Stacey Shook, Ph.D., BCBA-D, QBA, IBA, LBA, Director

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Dr. Shook, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral Level since 2000, has worked closely with children with autism and their families since 1989. In that time, she has provided direct intervention to children on the autism spectrum, and training to educators, related service personnel, and families. She has conducted multiple research studies in the field of behavior analysis, many of which have been presented at international behavior analysis conferences.

Dr. Shook obtained a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Washington in 1999. During her four years at the University of Washington, she taught and assisted with a variety of Special Education courses. In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Shook served as the Curriculum and Training Coordinator for Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism), a 5-year model demonstration grant authored by Ilene Schwartz, Ph. D., BCBA-D, housed at the University of Washington’s Experimental Education Unit. Project DATA blended the best practices in the fields of early childhood education, early childhood special education, and applied behavior analysis in the provision of intensive educational services and family support for young children with autism.

Since her arrival in Seattle, WA in 1995, Dr. Shook has coordinated intensive behavioral and educational programs for hundreds of children with autism in the area, as well as Oregon, Northern California, Montana, Texas, New Jersey, Vancouver, BC, Jordan, and India. She has worked collaboratively with school districts in the greater Seattle area, providing training to teachers and related service personnel, as well as input and feedback regarding instructional strategies and curriculum adaptation, and behavioral support for learners across the lifespan.

Before moving to Seattle, Dr. Shook served as the clinical coordinator of the Haddon Heights School, the program for children with autism at Bancroft, Inc. Her responsibilities included developing all behavior management programs for the students, training staff and families, and assisting in the development of educational programs.

Dr. Shook obtained a M.Ed. in applied behavior analysis from Temple University in 1995. While at Temple, she served as a behavioral and educational consultant in the West Philadelphia School District for their Head Start programs. In addition, she worked at Children’s Seashore House, both in the BioBehavioral Unit conducting functional analyses of self injurious behavior in children with autism, and in the Pediatric Feeding program with children on the autism spectrum.

From 1992-1993, Dr. Shook worked at The Princeton Child Development Institute, a world-renowned educational facility for children with autism. While employed at P.C.D.I., Dr. Shook gained experience in the development of individualized educational programs for children with autism as well as data collection strategies for the school, home, and community environments.

She received her B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia University in 1992. As an undergraduate, she completed a child development internship at The May Institute, a well-known educational and residential facility for children with autism. She also worked in conjunction with the Quin Curtis Center at West Virginia University and county school districts to develop and train behavioral support projects for kindergarten children with developmental disabilities throughout the state of West Virginia.

Dr. Shook is a full member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, American Psychological Association (Divisions 25 and 33), Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, the Council for Exceptional Children, and the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Shook is a credentialed practitioner with most Washington insurance carriers, including Premera, Regence, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, and TRICARE. In addition, Dr. Shook is a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Washington state and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DDA licensure. Dr. Shook is a certificated International Behavior Analyst with the International Behavior Analysis Organization and holds a Qualified Behavior Analyst certification from the Qualifed Behavior Analysis Credentialing Board.

Contact Stacey Shook

Email: sshook@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 100

Christina Peters, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA, Consulting Supervisor

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Christina Peters, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level working in the field of behavior analysis since 1999. Christina completed her master’s degree in special education at Temple University in 2009 and her doctoral degree in behavioral psychology at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2021.

Christina has extensive experience working in the field. She began her career out of high school in 1999, working for NBA as a Behavior Technician. She worked her way up to Assistant Program Manager; a job which she left in pursuit of her master’s degree at Temple University in Philadelphia under the supervision of Dr. Philip Hineline. While in Philadelphia she worked for several years as Behavior Analyst at RemeD Rehabilitation in Malvern, PA. In that position she worked directly with individuals recovering from traumatic brain injuries. In 2013 she left her position at ReMeD to pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) under the mentorship of Dr. Larry Williams and Dr. Linda Parrott Hayes. During her time at UNR she served in coordination with Satellite Programs in Behavior Analysis, University of Nevada, Reno as the Practicum Supervisor & BCBA Supervisor at the Center for Autism Research at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Practicum Coordinator & BCBA Supervisor with Easter Seals of Southern California. She also served as Assistant Director of Person Centered Assessment, Treatment and Habilitation in Reno, Nevada.

After graduation from UNR, Christina worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Disabilities Studies at Brock University in Ontario, Canada. She left that position to return to Northwest Behavioral Associates as Deputy Director in the summer of 2022.

Christina has served as a member of executive council for the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and routinely volunteers her time as a Subject Matter Expert for the Behavior Analysis Certification Board®.

Her research interests center around interdisciplinary collaboration both in the basic laboratory and in the domain of applied behavior analysis. Her previous work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Peters is a credentialed practitioner with most Washington insurance carriers, including Premera, Regence, United Healthcare, Cigna, Aetna, and TRICARE. In addition, Dr. Peters is a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DDA licensure.

Contact Christina Peters

Email: cpeters@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 106

Natalia Bynum, BSEE, Director of Operations

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Ms. Bynum brings three decades of professional experience to her role as the Director of Operations. After graduating from the University of Texas at Arlington with a BSEE, she worked as an Electrical Engineer and Engineering Manager for one of the world’s largest defense contractors for almost two decades. Ms. Bynum’s focus was on development and design support, root-cause analysis, planning and execution of strategic initiatives, as well as process improvement in non-engineering settings. In her last position, she managed the engineering content of four multi-year production contracts, including Cost Account Management, with a combined approximate value of $25 million. A dedicated leader with an eye for managing multiple tasks in a high-pressure role, Ms. Bynum is excited to bring these skills to the NBA Director of Operations role.

Ms. Bynum left her engineering career in 2008 to focus on raising her family, including a son with autism. Recognizing the need for ABA behavior technicians, she began working as a behavior technician for NBA in 2009, followed by the role of Billing Manager in 2014. She continues to serve as NBA’s Lead Parent Mentor, consulting with NBA families and providing support to meet their needs.

Ms. Bynum is a mother of four adult children. Her youngest son began early intervention services at the age of 18 months, before being diagnosed with autism at age 3, so she and her husband, have been travelers on the disabilities road for many years. She completed the Arc of King County’s ACT (Advocating for Change Together) Leadership Development training in 2009 and received training as a mentor parent in the Arc’s Parent-2-Parent program. She has held several board positions in local non-profit organizations, including PTSAs and community groups focusing on inclusion of children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She is focused on parent education and support, as well as disability awareness and inclusion opportunities.

Contact Natalia Bynum

Email: nbynum@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 102

Jane Helbig, M.S., BCBA, LBA, Clinical Operations Liaison

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Ms. Helbig has worked with children with autism and their families since 1996. In 2003 she graduated from the University of North Texas with a master’s degree in Behavior Analysis. While in Texas, she received extensive training in naturalistic teaching procedures, and spent much time working in both in-home and school-based environments across the lifespan. She has had experience providing direct intervention to children, as well as parent and staff training, conducting functional analyses of behavior, providing consultative services to families and educators, and program management for a number of children.

In 1997, Ms. Helbig earned a B.S. degree in Psychology from Washington State University, where she worked closely with Dr. Tristram Smith as part of the Northwest Young Autism Project. During this time she served as both an undergraduate research assistant and home behavior technician, and received comprehensive training in discrete trial instruction.

Ms. Helbig has conducted research in the areas of play and communication skills, behavior technician training, and conversation skills. She has participated in research presentations and training workshops for both parents and professionals. Her professional memberships include the Association for Behavior Analysis International the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis. Ms. Helbig is a credentialed practitioner with most Washington insurance carriers, including Premera, Regence, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna. In addition, she is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Washington state and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DDA licensure.

Contact Jane Helbig

Email: jhelbig@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 101

Caron Cosser, M.S., BCBA, LBA, Program Supervisor

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Ms. Cosser began working with children with on the autism spectrum in 2001 while earning her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington.  After she completed her degree, Ms. Cosser worked for four years at a residential treatment facility for adolescents with emotional and behavioral difficulties while continuing her work with children on the autism spectrum in home-based therapy programs. 

In 2006, Ms. Cosser began the M.S. program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.  While working towards her degree, she gained experience using the science to provide behavioral services to a wide range of individuals in various settings.  This included working with children on the spectrum at an early intervention preschool, children diagnosed on the autism spectrum and other developmental disabilities at a school-based treatment facility, adults with mental retardation at a day program, children exhibiting behavior problems in public schools, and foster children and families through the Department of Human Resources.  At all these sites, Ms. Cosser gained experience conducting assessments, writing and implementing acquisition and behavior reduction programs, analyzing data to ensure progress, and training and monitoring others on the individualized interventions.  She earned her M.S. and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2007. 

After graduating, Ms. Cosser became Practicum Coordinator for the Master’s program at Auburn University.  In this position, she supervised graduate students and helped them learn basic principles of behavior analysis and how to apply those principles in practice.  She acted as site supervisor at two practicum sites.  The first was in conjunction with Alabama’s Department of Human Resources.  Ms. Cosser oversaw graduate students conducting workshops for parents in the system to teach them positive methods of behavior change based on principles of applied behavior analysis.  In-home services were a necessary component of these workshops and individual behavior plans were created and trained as necessary.  The second site in which she oversaw graduate students was an after school social skills program for children with developmental disabilities.  Here, she supervised graduate students as they acted as case managers for the children and provided individual and group instruction.

Ms. Cosser returned to the Pacific Northwest and joined NBA as a Program Manager in September 2008.  In May 2009, she took on the Training Coordinator position and in January 2019 she made the transition to a Program Supervisor role. Ms. Cosser is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis. Ms. Cosser is a credentialed practitioner with most Washington insurance carriers, including Premera, Regence, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna. In addition, she is a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Washington state and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DDA licensure.

Contact Caron Cosser

Email: ccosser@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 112

Garyfalia Pamer, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Training Coordinator

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From a very young age, Ms. Pamer’s dream has been to work with children and adolescents with disabilities. While pursuing her dream, she received a B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy in 2008 from the T.E.I. of Athens, Greece.  During her final year of undergraduate studies, she was provided with a European Scholarship and had the chance to complete an internship at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. She also had the privilege of observing and working in a number of Swedish elementary and secondary schools that were providing services to students with autism. The exposure to both a culture and educational system that were very different than her own, increased her interest in working with learners on the spectrum from a critical and holistic perspective. 

Upon her return to Athens, she worked for two years as a licensed OT for several private agencies that provided services to children with autism and other learning disabilities. One of these agencies operated utilized the principles of applied behavior analysis and she became hooked. 

In 2010 she moved to Seattle where she became a NBA behavior technician. During her time as a behavior technician, Ms. Pamer provided in home therapy as well as small group assistance to a number of children and youth on the autism spectrum.  She also worked directly with NBA students in public elementary school settings and in the community.

Ms. Pamer received her M.Ed. in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis in the summer of 2012. She made the transition to Program Manager upon completion of her degree. Ms. Pamer moved to the role of Training Coordinator in November 2019. Ms. Pamer is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Microsoft Certified ABA provider, a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Washington State and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DDA licensure. She is a member of the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis. She is a credentialed practitioner with most Washington insurance carriers, including Premera, Regence, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna.   A native of Greece, Ms. Pamer is fluent in Greek.

Contact Garyfalia Pamer

Email: gpamer@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 110

Randee Wagner, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Community Based Instruction Program Supervisor

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Ms. Wagner became interested in working with children with developmental disabilities at a young age through observation and assistance with her brother’s intensive services. She began formally working with children with developmental disabilities in 2007 when she received a position as an educational assistant in a behaviorally focused classroom. She assisted with behavior tracking and implementation of behavior plans by providing support both in the special and general education classrooms. In addition, she provided small group instruction in reading, writing, math and social skills to fourth through sixth grade students.

After moving to San Diego in 2008 to pursue her B.S. in Child Development, Ms. Wagner started an internship with the Center for Autism Research, Evaluation, and Services (CARES). She provided in home intervention based on the principles of applied behavior analysis to children of varying ages on the autism spectrum. After completion of her internship hours Ms. Wagner was hired as a behavior technician. During this time Ms. Wagner completed a second internship where she gained experience working with adults with a wide range of disabilities in a residential setting. She provided support during inclusive activities in the community and created leisure opportunities for the residents

In addition to her B.S. degree from San Diego State University, Ms. Wagner has a M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Washington. Her M.Ed. was completed with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. She was hired as a behavior technician for NBA in 2010 and made the transition to Program Manager in 2011. In 2014, Ms. Wagner took on the new role of Community-Based Instruction (CBI) Program Coordinator. Ms. Wagner is Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Washington State, and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DDA licensure. She is a member of the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis. Ms. Wagner is a credentialed practitioner with most Washington insurance carriers, including Premera, Regence, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna.

Contact Randee Wagner

Email: rwagner@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 115

Sierra Nolan, M.Ed., BCBA-LBA, Small Group Intervention Program Coordinator

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Ms. Nolan began working with individuals with developmental disabilities in 2007 as a middle school student; after just one semester as a Peer Tutor, she decided that she wanted to work with individuals with disabilities. Ms. Nolan volunteered with several organizations during middle and high school and found similar organizations while living in Pullman for college. Her volunteer experiences further reinforced her desire to work with individuals on the autism spectrum as a career.  

In 2016, Ms. Nolan graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in Human Development, and a certificate in Family Studies. She started working at NBA in May 2016 as an intern for her undergraduate degree in Human Development. Upon completion of her internship, Ms. Nolan made the transition to a full time NBA Behavior Technician, while pursuing her graduate degree.

Ms. Nolan graduated from Arizona State University in August 2019 with a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis. Ms. Nolan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Washington State, and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DDA licensure. She is a credentialed practitioner with most Washington insurance carriers, including Premera, Regence, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna.

Ms. Nolan accepted the position of Small Group Intervention Assistant Coordinator in August 2020 and became the program coordinator in February 2022. She develops individualized programs and data collection systems for social skills such as cooperative activities, complex conversational skills, and perspective taking skills.

Contact Sierra Nolan

Email: snolan@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 107

Anna Rosen, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Community Based Instruction Program Coordinator

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Ms. Rosen joined NBA in June 2014. She began working with individuals with autism as a Site Coordinator for the YMCA in 2013, and as an active volunteer with Washington and Idaho Special Olympics. She gained her first formal training in Applied Behavior Analysis through NBA’s Behavior Technician Program.

In 2014, Ms. Rosen graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in Human Development, a Minor in Psychology, and a certificate in Family Studies. As part of the Human Development program, she completed an internship through NBA, and she continued on as a NBA Behavior Technician. In 2017, Ms. Rosen accepted the position of Community Based Instruction (CBI) Program Assistant. Alongside CBI Program Coordinator Randee Wagner, Ms. Rosen targets functional, vocational, and leisure skills for NBA learners in their home and in the community.

Ms. Rosen graduated from Arizona State University in August 2018 with a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis. Anna is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Washington state and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DDA licensure. Ms. Rosen is a credentialed practitioner with most Washington insurance carriers, including Premera, Regence, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna.

Contact Anna Rosen

Email: arosen@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 103

Lindsay Kienzle, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Program Manager

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Ms. Kienzle has taught children since 2005.  While completing her undergraduate degree, she worked at the University of California at Santa Cruz’s Life Lab Farm where she taught children from the surrounding area about sustainability.  After graduating from UCSC, she moved to Bainbridge Island where she began her M.Ed. at the University of Washington while teaching at Islandwood. Ms. Kienzle next worked in a after school science program for high risk youth in Burien, and then became a lead teacher at a preschool in Seattle.  All of the above teaching experiences gave Ms. Kienzle an array of tools to use while working with different types of children and led her to realize her passion for working with higher-needs children.  Ms. Kienzle began formally working with children with developmental disabilities in 2009 as a behavior technician at NBA. While in this position, she gained skills such as de-escalating problem behavior, using augmentative communication devices with learners on the autism spectrum, writing individualized programs, and attending and contributing to IEP meetings.

In 2006, Ms. Kienzle graduated from University of California at Santa Cruz with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Education.  She then moved to Washington to pursue a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Washington.  While working at NBA, Ms. Kienzle decided to pursue her education in Applied Behavior Analysis, and elected to study at Florida Institute of Technology, completing her BCBA coursework.  She completed her internship practicum at NBA, and in April 2012, was hired as a Program Manager.

Ms. Kienzle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  In addition, she is also a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Washington State and a Mental Health Professional under NBA’s DDA licensure. Ms. Kienzle is a member of Association for Behavior Analysis International and the Washington Association for Behavior Analysis. She is a credentialed practitioner with most Washington insurance carriers, including Premera, Regence, United Healthcare, Cigna, and Aetna.  

Contact Lindsay Kienzle

Email: lkienzle@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 108

Bara’ Al Saleem, M.A, BCBA, LBA, CBI Training Coordinator & Program Manager

Ms. Al Saleem became interested in working with adolescents and adults with emotional and behavioral difficulties at a young age through social work at her school. Ms. Al Saleem pursued a degree in Occupational Therapy- Mental Health Rehabilitation from Hashemite University. After graduation, Ms. Al Saleem was hired as a Practicum Coordinator at three sites for the bachelor’s program at Hashemite University. She also provided occupational therapy services for all ages in teams consisting of other professionals including behavior analysts.

Ms. Al Saleem pursued an M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism. She was hired at The Star Project as a Program Manager in 2017. She received her BCBA certification in 2019. Besides her Program Manager role, Ms. Al Saleem served as a Program Manager Mentor in which she delivered assessment training, monitored case progress, and supervised service delivery.

Ms. Al Saleem joined NBA as the Community Based Instruction Training Coordinator and a Program Manager in 2023. Alongside her CBI Training Coordinator role, Ms. Al Saleem delivers functional, vocational and leisure-based programs in the community.

Ms. Al Saleem is working towards her Peer reviewed Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Certification. She is highly motivated to incorporate ACT in her daily practice.

Contact Bara’ Al Saleem

Email: balseem@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 113

Kendall Bottemiller, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Program Manager

Kendall Bottemiller began working with children with Autism while getting her bachelors at the University of Washington in 2017. While working as a home-based Behavior Technician, she quickly fell in love with the field and enjoyed working closely with learners and their families.  After completing her Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2019, she continued in home services and started working in Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) within the Experimental Education Unit at the University of Washington. While in Project DATA she practiced Applied Behavior Analysis with preschool aged children inside and outside of their preschool classroom, while also providing family support and collaborating with Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Special Education teachers.  

In 2020, she began the Applied Behavior Analysis program at the University of Washington. In their two-year program she continued to work in Project DATA but began accruing hours and practice towards her certification. She obtained her Master of Education and became a BCBA in 2022. She began working at NBA as a Program Manager in 2023. 

Ms. Bottemiller has had experience working with learners aged 3- 16, using various practices such as Discrete Trial Teaching, Natural Environment Teaching and Precision Teaching.  She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst in Washington State.  

Contact Kendall Bottemiller

Email: kbottemiller@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 119

Jesse Tibbits, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Program Manager

Jesse Tibbits began her journey with Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavior Technician in 2017 after graduating from Smith College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She worked as an in-home and in-clinic Behavior Technician at the University of Washington Autism Center.  She loved having the opportunity to watch her learners grow and gain important life skills, as well as working closely with families and learners of all ages and backgrounds.

In 2022, Ms. Tibbits received her master’s degree in education from the University of Washington Applied Behavior Analysis program. During her program, she worked at Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) in the Experimental Education Unit. There, she implemented Applied Behavior Analysis programs with preschool-aged learners and collaborated closely with their teachers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and physical therapists.

Ms. Tibbits joined NBA as a program manager in 2023. She has experience working with learners ranging from 1 to 21 years of age. She has experience with practices such as Discrete Trial Teaching and Natural Environment Teaching. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Washington State.

Contact Jesse Tibbits

Email: jtibbits@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 109

Donald Connacher, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Program Manager

Donald Connacher began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis as a Behavior Technician in 2019 when he moved to Seattle from California. He worked with learners in a clinic-based setting. He grew a passion for using behavior science and data-based decision-making to guide the teaching of skills ranging from communication to social skills.

In 2023, Mr. Connacher received his master’s degree in education from the University of Washington Applied Behavior Analysis program. During his program, he worked primarily with teens and young adults in both in-home and community-based settings. His primary focus was teaching functional living skills and emotional regulation using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Mr. Connacher joined NBA as a program manager in 2023. He has experience working with learners from ages 3 to 30 years of age as an ABA provider. He has experience using Discrete Trial Teaching, Natural Environment Teaching, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst in Washington State.

Contact Donald Connacher

Email: dconnacher@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 114

Cassidy Shevitz, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Program Manager

Ms. Shevitz began working with learners with disabilities while at college in 2015. During this time, she worked as a tutor for her University’s REACH program for students with mild intellectual and developmental disabilities. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 2017 with a degree in special education with a teaching license in learning disabilities and emotional/behavioral disabilities. She began working as a middle school resource teacher after earning her degree. On top of teaching, she worked as an in-home RBT and became interested in learning more about behavior analysis. She continued teaching middle school for another year before moving grade levels to be a preschool special education teacher. She collaborated closely with ABA, speech, occupational, and physical therapy providers in and out of school and became passionate about appropriate school services, functional communication, collaboration, and parent training. 

Ms. Shevitz was determined to further her education and moved back to the west coast for the University of Washington: Applied Behavior Analysis program. She continued her interest in early intervention during her first year of graduate school, working at Project DATA (Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism) in the Experimental Education Unit at the University. While in Project DATA, she practiced Applied Behavior Analysis with preschool-aged children, provided parents with training and support, and collaborated with other school providers. During her second year of graduate school, she branched out and worked for an ABA company that provides in-home services. She graduated with her masters in Spring 2022 and obtained her BCBA certification in Fall 2022. This past school year, she worked as a preschool special education teacher for Lake Washington School District, and she enjoyed collaborating with a co-teacher, families, and other school providers, leading IEP meetings, and taking and analyzing data.

Ms. Shevitz has experience working with learners aged 3-18 as a tutor, special education teacher, and ABA provider. She is familiarized with practices such as Discrete Trial Teaching, Natural Environment Teaching, Errorless learning, and working with PECS and AAC devices. She is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst in Washington State. 

When she isn’t working, Ms. Shevitz can be found enjoying nature with her dog Gibbs and time with family and friends.

Contact Cassidy Shevitz

Email: cshevitz@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 104

Jamie Boston, Office Manager

Contact Jamie Boston

Email: jboston@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 118

Brenna Frye, Billing Manager

Brenna joined NBA in 2021. She has been involved in the disabilities community as a sibling of a brother with autism, as well as volunteering for local non-profit organizations’’ events. She is an extremely organized “Boy Mom,” and brings a high level of efficiency, attention to detail, and dedication to an organization for which she understands, first-hand, the positive impact on families of individuals on the autism spectrum.

Contact Brenna Frye

Email: bfrye@nba-autism.com Phone: (425) 822.6442, extension 116

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