Dan Canova is one of our Executive Directors of Employee Engagement who help facilitate training and support across all of BDA. With over 10 years experience working in education Dan is able to bring a former teachers perspective, as well as a clinical expertise to support in schools. As well as being a behavior analyst Dan is also a certified CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention trainer allowing him to pair clinical knowledge as well as an expertise in crisis management to the individuals, caretakers, and schools he works with.
As Vice President of Compliance for our PA branch, Elizabeth focuses on the growth of PA and compliance with Pennsylvania guidelines. Elizabeth manages Medicaid authorizations, completes client intakes, and assists our staff members with meeting all training and supervision guidelines. Elizabeth audits all aspects of PA to ensure we are providing high-quality services and maintain our state license. In addition to responsibilities in PA, she also assists with event coordination and recruitment for both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Elizabeth’s primary goal is to continue to expand our PA branch while ensuring we continue to deliver the best quality of services to the clients we serve.
I’ve been with BDA for 7 years. I went through the process of being a Clinical Associate, Clinical Coordinator and now a Behavior Consultant. I am your go-to if you want more information on applying to be a Clinical Coordinator and/or obtaining the support through your schooling and training to become a BCBA or BCaBA. I also run a cooperative play group for our youngest learners (ages 2-5) on Tuesday nights at the OLC – where we work on facilitated play, turn taking and VB-MAPP goals.
George Candia is our Vice President of Employee Engagement. With over 15 years of experience working with children and adults with behavioral disorders, George’s professional passion to support learners, their family and staff is clear. By aligning his values with core values of BDA and being a strong leader, George has been able to teach others to also become leaders and not only achieve, but exceed their work and life goals.
The addition of Joe Carter to the leadership team at Brett DiNovi & Associates has been the pivotal component allowing for continual growth. As the Vice President of Operations, Joe’s primary function is to orchestrate the fulfillment of services by over 600 consultants using principles of organizational behavior management (OBM). Only through his exceptional organizational skills paired with tenacious execution and follow up is he able to coordinate on such a massive scale. Joe also coordinates and manages most relationships and referrals for the company’s largest funding sources. Each team member at Brett DiNovi & Associates coordinates with Joe, whether it be monthly or daily, putting him at the heart of the organization. Having worked in the role of a clinical associate in both schools and homes and a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), Joe has a unique insight into the day to day services provided to our clients.
Originally from North Carolina, Mike attended North Carolina Central University where he received his undergraduate degree in psychology in 2013. In 2015 he moved to NJ to start a career in the field of behavior science in the north. He joined Brett DiNovi and Associates in 2017 as a clinical associate and worked his way up to Executive Director of Employee Engagement. With a deeply rooted passion to help EVERYONE, Mike feels as though he has found his calling in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Professional Advisory Board
Julie S. Vargas, PhD
Formerly Skinner, Author and Educator
E.A. Vargas, PhD
Vice President, B.F. Skinner Foundation