Krista is a passionate and driven behavioural therapist who loves working with children from various academic and behavioural backgrounds. She has always had a goal as a nurturer to be an essential part of the learning process and accomplishments of children. She has worked in various settings such as IBI/ABA centres, group homes with highly behavioural clients, brain injury clinics, middle schools and home-based therapy. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Honours Diploma in Behavioural Science Technology specializing in ASD and Developmental Disabilities as well as her RBT (Registered Behavioural Technician) credential. Her passion and dedication to see each child succeed is what has driven her to continue to do this valuable work within our community. In her free time, she enjoys going for walks, spending time with her cat and painting!
Kim has a Masters of Science in Psychology and has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since 2017. She feels extremely passionate about her field and how it can help many children and people reach their fullest potential. She has been working one to one and as supervising clinician for 22 years with children/teens on the Autism Spectrum. Behaviour therapy can be applied to learning, speech, social skills, and many other areas of a person’s
day. Kim is dedicated to make learning fun and thinks it is essential for parents and caregivers to be involved in the learning process. She has worked in many different environments such as IBI/ABA centres, homes, schools, and the community. Kim strives to deliver the best behaviour therapy and consultation that she can and loves to see her clients achieve their goals. In her free time, she enjoys snowmobiling, skating, skiing, swimming and anything else you can do outside!
Alicia has a Masters of Applied Disability Studies and has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since 2016. She feels extremely passionate about inclusion and how applied behaviour analysis can help many children and people be an active member in their community. Alicia has supported individuals with a range of different diagnosis in many different settings. She has experience implementing ABA out in the community, in the home environment, treatment centre as well as in the school environment. Alicia is dedicated to reaching the families goals by creating individualized programs while having parents and caregivers play a crucial role in the support plan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters and cheering on her favourite sports teams!
Sarah graduated from King’s University College with an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree, studying Childhood and Social Institutions as well as Social Justice and Peace studies. Sarah has been working with children since she was in Grade 6, volunteering at the school's daycare. Sarah has worked with children and adults in a teaching capacity for over 6 years. She is a fun and friendly child care worker who enjoys providing children with essential care and educaiton. Sarah is enthusiastic about creating an environment that is inspiring, fun, safe, and adaptive to every child’s needs. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, going for walks and keeping up with professional sports!
Julia has recently graduated from McMaster University with an honours degree in Social Psychology, where she focused her education on Child Development. She has been working with children since Grade 7, and gained experience as a camp counsellor working with children who came from various backgrounds and cognitive abilities. Julia is passionate about giving every child an environment where they can thrive and shine, and is dedicated to inclusivity and equality in the classroom. In her free time, Julia loves to go for walks in nature and play the guitar and ukulele!
Jannessa has been working with young kids/adults since the age of 13. She began her experience volunteering at summer camp, working with large groups of kids, and working 1:1 with individuals that required extra assistance. Jannessa achieved her college diploma in Developmental Service Worker (DSW) at Durham College. After graduating, she decided to continue her education with a graduate certificate program in Autism and Behavioural Science at George Brown College. Currently, Jannessa is employed at Durham District School Board as a Supply Educational Assistant. She works 1:1 with kids with intellectual or physical disabilities providing support with school curriculum, life skills, or other special needs. She also directs structured learning programs for kids on the spectrum from ages 3 - 9. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with my family & friends, spending time with her two dogs, and crafting/scrapbooking!
Dorina has recently graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours degree in Psychology and a minor in Child and Family Studies. She has been a practicing early childhood educator for the past 7 years working with infants as young as 6 weeks, toddlers and preschoolers in private daycares, and children in primary school programs. She strives to foster children's individuality and creativity through play-based and individualized learning experiences while supporting their learning and development. Dorina is a compassionate and driven individual who is in the process of obtaining her RBT certification and looks forward to using her new and existing skill set to work with children and families as a behaviour therapist. In her free time she loves to go on walks with her dog, sing, cook and travel!
Prasanthi has been in the education field since 2014. She has obtained an Early Childhood Education (ECE) Diploma at Seneca College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Humanities from York University. Prasanthi has a passion and drive to use her skills and learning experiences for children of all ages. She is grateful to be working in this field where she knows that she can make such a substantial difference in each child’s life. Prasanthi is excited to be on board with this team to help create a safe and engaging environment for children to grow, learn and play. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with her loved ones and her puppy Juno!
Cherry is a RSW (Registered Social Worker) who graduated from York University with an honours degree in Social Work and is also currently employed at Hong Fook Mental Health Association as Youth Intake and Outreach Worker. She has experience working with children, youths and families in group settings, facilitating programs and workshops, as well as working 1:1 with individuals to support and assist them through their mental health challenges and other needs. Cherry is passionate and driven to empower and evoke positive change with everyone she works with and those in the community. She strives to do so by creating a safe, inclusive and fun environment. In her free time, she enjoys working out, crocheting and baking!
Melissa is a Child & Youth Worker who graduated from George Brown College with a BA in Child & Youth Care. She has been in the educational field for the past 20 years. She has experience in behavioural and ASD classrooms, as well as 1:1 counselling, small group counselling and classroom programming. She enjoys planning and implementing programming designed to help children succeed and overcome barriers presented to them. Melissa is passionate in her field of work and pursuits to promote equality and opportunities for everyone to allow them to grow to their full potential. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends!