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									                              Simmons College
                       Programs in Behavioral Education

        Mentors – Supervision and Mentoring in Behavioral Analysis
                                Fall, 2006


Simmons College Program in Behavioral Education is proud to have a highly
qualified group of Supervisors/ Mentors. Each possesses a wealth of experience
and offers a unique area of expertise in the field of Behavior Analysis.

Meet the Mentors of Simmons College!


Susan A. Ainsleigh, EdD, BCBA

Susan is a full-time Assistant Professor and the Director of Mentoring at
Simmons College. She has worked with children and adults with developmental
disabilities for 15 years in public school, home-based, and private residential
settings. Susan is also a certified special education teacher. She received her
master’s degree from Simmons College and her doctorate from Johnson &
Wales University. Susan’s professional expertise is in the area of assessment
and program development. She enjoys traveling and caring for her puppies, and
is a world-known Beatles fan.


Annie Barlow, EdS, BCBA

Annie is a Behavior Analyst for Pathways, Inc, in Rhode Island. She has over 20
years of experience working with adults and children with developmental
disabilities. Annie also has expertise in physical intervention training; she is a
certified SOLVE instructor, working with SOLVE developer David Diamond.
Annie is a graduate of the Simmons Program in Behavioral Education.


Michael J. Cameron, PhD, BCBA

Michael is the Director of the Programs in Behavior Analysis at Simmons
College, and the original inspiration in their development.
He is an Associate Professor in the program and has also taught in special
education and psychology at the higher education level. Michael has over 20
years of experience working with children and adults with a variety of challenges
in public, private, hospital, and residential settings. He is widely published in the
field of applied behavior analysis and lists behavior analysis in education and
interdisciplinary applications as his professional applications. Michael enjoys
travel and has a remarkable Bonsai collection in his office at Simmons.
Elise Cooke, M.S.Ed, BCBA

Elise is currently an Autism Specialist for the Holliston Public Schools. She has
extensive experience working with young children with autism and other
developmental disabilities. Elise is a graduate of the Simmons Program in
Behavioral Education, where she conducted and presented research on
functional assessment in public educational settings. Elise also has a passion for
sports psychology and the application of behavior analysis to exercise. Elise
conducted aerobic classes for attendees of last year’s international conference
for behavior analysis and is currently conducting research on the application of
behavior analysis to exercise behavior.


Gretchen Dittrich, M.S., BCBA

Gretchen is an Assistant Director for Behavioral concepts, an organization
providing consultation services to public schools. She has been working with
individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities since 1999.
Gretchen has conducted numerous research studies on topics such as
preference assessment and the use of video-modeling for children with autism.
Gretchen is a doctoral student in applied behavior analysis and received her
masters in ABA from Northeastern University.


Elisa Hegg, M.S. Ed, BCBA

Elise is currently a Behavior Analyst Supervisor for the Canton Pubic Schools.
She has over 8 years of experience in the field of behavior analysis, primarily
with children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities.
Elise is currently a doctoral student in applied behavior analysis. She has an
M.S. Ed in Applied Behavior Analysis from northeastern University and studied at
the undergraduate level in Vancouver, BC.


Nancy Helman, M.A., BCBA

Nancy comes to our program from Florida, where she was a Behavior Analyst
and Behavior Tutor. In addition to home and school based consultation with
children with developmental disabilities, Nancy has significant experience
working with individuals with substance abuse issues in one of the largest
substance abuse treatment programs in New York City. Nancy is tri-lingual,
speaking fluent English, Spanish, and French.
Erin Houghton, M.S. Ed, BCBA

Erin has over eight years of experience teaching adolescents with learning
disabilities and emotional/ behavioral disorders in public and private school
settings both in Massachusetts. She is currently a teacher in Woburn Oublic
Schools for children with learning disabilities and moderate special needs. Erin
is a graduate of the Simmons College Program in Behavioral Education.


Katherine Johnson, M.S, BCBA

Katherine is an adjunct faculty at Simmons College and President of Advances
Learning Center in Watertown, MA. She has extensive experience working with
children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities and
learning disorders. Katherine’s organization provides extensive training to
parents, school-districts, and individuals in areas related to the treatment of
autism and other learning challenges. Katherine’s area of expertise is teaching
social and language skills and she is also an avid snow-border!


Jennifer Jones, M.S., BCBA

Jenny is the Director of Consulting for RCS Learning Center in Natick, MA. She
works extensively in the field of autism, providing training and consultation to
individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jenny is a graduate
of the Simmons college Program in Behavioral Education.


Steffanie Richard Koue, PsyD, BCBA

Steffanie come to Simmons with a wealth of experience in psychology and
behavior analysis. She is currently a clinician at the Judge Rotenberg
Educational Center in Canton, MA. She has worked with children and adults with
developmental disabilities and behavior disorders in hospital, residential, and
school-based settings, and has taught at the graduate level. Steffanie has
research interests in treating problem behaviors and working with individuals with
conduct disorders. Steffanie received her Doctor of Psychology from Pacific
University’s School of Professional Psychology.
Barbara Kyle, EdS, BCBA

Barbara has extensive experience supervising programming for young children
with autism in both public and private settings. Currently, she is the Autism
Special for Newburyport Pubic Schools, where she supervises classrooms
serving young children with autism spectrum disorder. Barbara is a graduate of
the Simmons College Program in Behavioral Education.


Russell Maguire, PhD, BCBA

Russell has over twenty years of experience in the field of behavior analysis, with
expertise in the experimental analysis of behavior, stimulus equivalence, and
discrimination training. Russell has worked for public and private organizations
serving individuals with developmental disabilities and currently provides private
consultation to school throughout the Commonwealth on the implementation of
behavior analytic programming.


Leslie Morrison, M.A., BCBA

Leslie recently moved to Massachusetts from Arizona. She has over 8 years of
experience in the specialty area of autism, having consulted for home-based,
hospital, school and private settings serving individuals of all ages. She has
taught at the graduate level and published her research in journals such as
Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions. Leslie is currently employed at the
Shriver Center in Waltham, MA. Her research interests include parent training
and applications of ABA across disciplines. She also enjoys hiking and visiting
the ocean. Learn more about Leslie at www.lesliemorrison.com


Susan O’Shea, EdS, BCBA

Susan is the Director of Training for Horace Mann Educational Associates. She
has extensive experience working with adults, children and training staff to work
with individuals with developmental disabilities. Susan is also a certified special
education teacher. Susan is fluent in sign language and provides extensive
training to individuals on issues related to alternative communication and
educating individuals who are deaf or blind. She has presented at the
international conference of the association for behavior analysis and has an
interest in memory research.
Robert Shapiro, EdS, BCBA

Rob is a Senior Behavior Specialist for Horace Mann Educational Associates and
a private consultant for schools in the Greater Boston Area. He has extensive
experience providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities and
has conducted extensive research on the application of behavioral procedures to
staff training. He has taught at the graduate level on the topic of Research
Design. Rob is an avid runner and annually participates in marathons.


John (Jack) Stokes, MS. Ed, BCBA

Jack is an adjunct faculty at Simmons College and Clinical Coordinator for
Coastal Educational collaborative. Jack has extensive experience working with
individuals with challenging behaviors, and has conducted numerous research
studies on the topic of functional analysis and treatment of challenging behaviors.
He has worked in public, private, and residential settings. Jack is a doctoral
student and a graduate of the Simmons Program in Behavioral Education. He
has presented extensively at regional and national conferences on a variety of
topics, including parent training, functional analysis, and individualized
assessment.


Amy Tsiros-Domow, M.S. BCBA

Amy works extensively throughout Massachusetts providing consultation to
public schools regarding the development of educational programs for children
with autism spectrum disorder. She has several years of experience as a
classroom supervisor and teacher. Amy received her graduate training from the
Simmons College Program in Behavioral Education and is a proud new mother to
Jonathon.

								
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