As the Senior Executive Director of Organizational Culture at Brett DiNovi & Associates, Amanda oversees our new hire coaching and training process as well as company culture initiatives. She started her career in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis ten years ago and has experience working in public and private schools, residential programs, and providing in-home services. Amanda joined the BDA family as a Clinical Associate back in 2015, and since then has held a variety of roles that helped fuel her passion for the training, coaching, and culture of the organization. Her experience in these roles, combined with the mentorship provided to her as part of BDA’s coaching program, has helped grow her experience in the subspecialty of Organizational Behavior Management. Amanda ensures that our company’s new hire experience runs efficiently and effectively through her organizational skills, work ethic, and personal experiences while working in the field.
Danielle received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis through Rowan University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Danielle has experience working with individuals of all ages, including adults across a variety of settings. She currently consults in schools and homes in the South Jersey area regularly completing Functional Behavior Assessments and curricular assessments. As the Executive Director of Clinical Compliance for South Jersey, Danielle reviews insurance authorization reports for our Behavior Consultants. Danielle provides recommendations for reports based off of insurance company requirements to maintain a high approval rate for services.
My name is Kate Wiamer, I serve as a behavior consultant at Brett DiNovi & Associates. I am the Vice President of Organizational Systems & Dissemination & Director of School Consultation. In the district setting I assist staff within the general education setting as well as special education programs. During the academic school day I overlap with registered behavior technicians, clinical associates and district staff. During my overlaps I am able to conduct assessments, collect data, assist in making sure the behavior intervention plan(s) are being followed with the utmost treatment fidelity, create treatment plans as well as collaborating with administrators. Within my role as a director of school consultation I serve as a liaison between district administration and our team of directors at Brett DiNovi and Associates.
In the home setting I work with learners diagnosed with behavior disabilities and/or learners with special needs. Within home programming I’m able to assist in creating social skills outings to shape socially appropriate behaviors within the community setting.
After work hours I assist in creating leadership meetings for behavior consultants, clinical associates and registered behavior technicians. The meetings promote a positive culture within the company, serve as learning opportunities for staff and shape an overall support system.
In addition to leadership meetings I also sit on a clinical review panel within BDA. During clinical reviews we assist and collaborate with staff on tough situations they may be experiencing within the district setting, homes and in the community when providing ABA therapy services.
Tricia Wilkinson, M.Ed BCBA has been working with children and individuals with learning differences since 2004. While obtaining her Bachelor’s of Arts in Human Development, she became passionate to support individuals with developmental disabilities through her studies and field work. Tricia obtained her Master’s degree at Arizona State University where she studied Master in Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Tricia then continued her education in Applied Behavior Analysis where she studied at Florida Institute of Technology. Tricia specializes in providing treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder through the utilization of Natural Environment Teaching and Verbal Behavior under the Medical Model.
In 2014, Tricia began her career as a Clinical Director where she created programs to guide staff development as well as create additional training such as “Sexual Development for Individuals on the Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities”. Tricia ensures treatment progression of our clients through monthly Quality Assurance Checks as well as Case Reviews. She looks forward to meeting and working with each family in our community.
Professional Advisory Board
Julie S. Vargas, PhD
Formerly Skinner, Author and Educator
E.A. Vargas, PhD
Vice President, B.F. Skinner Foundation