Owner/Operator, M.S., BCBA, LABA
Alyson is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College. She has worked in the field of behavior analysis for over 18 years. She strives to promote client success through assessment, observation, modeling and data analysis. Alyson aims to ensure effective change in each learner she works with.
In 1998, Amy graduated from the Executive Program at the Katharine Gibbs School in Providence, RI. After graduation, she spent 18 years working as an Executive Assistant at 2 successful stone contracting companies. In 2015, Amy enthusiastically accepted a position as part of the ABS family. She is dedicated to managing and assisting with business operations including insurance claim management, finance management, and payroll. Essentially, Amy strives to keep the business end of ABS Behavioral Health Services highly organized and running efficiently so that the entire clinical team is able to direct all their attention and passion into each of the amazing children that walk through the doors.
In-Home Program Director, MS. Ed., BCBA, LABA
Liz has been a member of the supervisory team at ABS Behavioral Health Services for over four years. She began her career in applied behavior analysis as an ABA technician after receiving an undergrad degree in psychology from the University of Maine. She then went on to gain a graduate degree in special education from Simmons College and a graduate certificate in autism studies from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Liz spent several years teaching special education in public school districts in Massachusetts prior to joining the ABS team.
In-Home Program Director, M. Ed., BCBA, LABA
Morgan has been with ABS Behavioral Health Services since 2016. She has been in the field of behavior analysis for over 10 years and received her Masters in ABA from Endicott College. Morgan has provided ABA services in many states across the country and in a variety of different settings including recreation programs, public schools, residential camps and in-home services.
Supervisor, M.S.Ed., BCBA, LABA
Jacqueline (Jacqui) Fernandez joined the ABS team in 2020 as a supervisor. Jacqueline initially earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Becker College. She then attended Fitchburg State University where she earned her Masters in Special Education and BCBA certification in 2019. Jacqueline has 4 years of experience in PBIS, 3 years experience in ABA, and 7 years experience with children in different settings including public school, therapeutic behavioral school, and residential. She also works at North Brookfield Public School as an Integrated Preschool Teacher.
Supervisor, MA, Ed. S., BCBA, LABA
Ashley has been a part of the ABS team since 2015. Originally working towards a profession in the mental health field with a Masters in Counseling Psychology, Ashley spent over 7 years providing care in Worcester County as both a Therapeutic Mentor and an Outpatient Clinician. In an effort to devote her career to the individuals she was most passionate about, Ashley focused on attaining an additional graduate degree and completed her Masters in ABA from Bay Path University. She is an enthusiastic worker, optimistically taking on new challenges and providing dedicated care to the families she serves.
Supervisor, M.S., BCBA, LABA
Megan has been a part of the ABS team since 2018. She began her journey with ABS as a behavior therapist and has since transitioned to a BCBA. After starting her career in Speech and Language Pathology, Megan pursued a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons College. She has over 8 years working in the public school and in-home settings with ages ranging from 3-22.
Supervisor, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA
Patricia (Trish) Herholz has a Masters in Education from Worcester State College and a Graduate Certificate in Autism Interventions from UMass Lowell. She joined the ABS team in October of 2020. Trish has over 15 years of experience providing ABA services both in school and home settings. Trish’s goal with every client is to fade her services and to ensure that clients and their families/caregivers gain the skills needed to be as independent as possible.
Supervisor, MS. Ed., BCBA, LABA
Jessica has been a part of the team at ABS Behavioral Health Services since 2017. She graduated from Bay Path University in 2016 with a Master of Science with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis. Jessica has over 10 years of experience in different settings such as residential, public school, private school and in-home providing applied behavior analysis services with an age range varying from 3-55 years old.
Training Coordinator, BFA, BCaBA, MA Teachers License in Early Childhood Education
Terry joined the ABS team in 2020 serving as Social Group Manager and currently as Training Coordinator. Terry earned her BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and spent over 30 years in Dance Education. Terry is in her 20th year in Early Childhood Education and currently an Inclusion Classroom Teacher in the Wachusett Regional School District. During her time with WRSD, she served as an ABA-PA for six years, completed her continuing education in Applied Behavior Analysis at Becker College, fieldwork experience, and earned her BCaBA certification in 2018.