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Group VP of Operations | Austin, TX
Matthew Major is currently serving as the Group Vice President of Operations at Action Behavior Centers. With over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Matthew has been a passionate advocate for patient-centered care and has worked hard to improve the quality of healthcare services for the communities he loves. Building strong relationships with patients, staff, and providers has been a cornerstone of his success in healthcare. In his current role at ABC, Matthew is responsible for overseeing the operations across multiple regions. He has been instrumental in developing and implementing new programs and initiatives that have helped the organization grow and expand its services. Matthew's focus on operational efficiency, patient-centered care, and staff development has made him a valuable leader in the healthcare industry.
Senior Regional Clinical Director | Houston, TX
With over 10 years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, Veronica has honed her skills in various settings, including schools, homes, communities, and centers. In 2019, Veronica joined Action Behavior Centers as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and quickly rose through the ranks, becoming a Clinical Director for the Spring, Cypress, and Katy locations. With her impressive track record, Veronica was then appointed as the Vice President/Market Leader for the Houston and Chicago markets, while concurrently serving as a Regional Clinical Director for Houston, San Antonio, and Chicago. With her wealth of knowledge and experience, Veronica is committed to serving children and families and ensuring they receive the best possible care.
Clinical Director | At Home
Sarah received her master’s degree in advanced special education practices from Northern Illinois University. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2017. In 2019, Sarah took a leap of faith and moved down to The Woodlands, Texas to begin her career at Action Behavior Centers – Research Forest. In 2021, she returned to her home state of Illinois as part of ABC’s expansion into the Illinois market. She has been an integral part of Illinois’ growth assisting with ADOS, teammate training, and serving families across the region. When she’s not working, Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and cheering on the Chicago Cubs!
Clinical Director | Lincolnwood, IL
Sami has been in the field of ABA for over 20 years, holding leadership roles in school, home, clinic, and non-profit settings. She specializes in Verbal Behavior, Early Intensive Behavior Intervention (EIBI), Natural Environment Teaching (NET), and school-readiness skills. Sami is passionate about providing compassionate care, streamlining practices, and developing tools that ensure efficient, quality care for families. Sami enjoys spending time with her family and pets, serving on the board of a local youth soccer organization, taking walks, and baking.
Clinical Director | Burr Ridge, IL
Veni is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Clinical Director at Action Behavior Center at the Burr Ridge Center in Chicago. She began her ABA career in 2009 as a Behavior Technician working in-home with young children. Over her career, she has worked with autistic children and adolescents within foster care placement. She has provided ABA therapy and supervision in the home and school settings and held leadership roles on multidisciplinary teams within schools and pre-vocational settings. She received her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Counseling from Drexel University in Philadelphia, her Master of Social Work from Loyola University in Chicago, and her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Aurora University under the direction of Dr. Stephen Walker.
Clinical Director | Frankfort, IL
Kristin Harker is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who is currently pursuing an Organizational Behavior Graduate Certificate from Harvard Extension School. Kristin earned a master of science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Kristin obtained a bachelor of science degree in Speech, Language, Hearing Sciences from Purdue University with minors in Psychology and Linguistics. Kristin is a member of Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) Network and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA). Kristin is a committed and compassionate clinician with a passion for teaching using behavior skills training, communication, and verbal behavior. Kristin has experience working across settings including in homes, clinics, and therapeutic schools where she has worked collaboratively taking a multidisciplinary approach.
Clinical Director | Schaumburg, IL
Katerina Savino, MA, BCBA is a board-certified behavior analyst and clinical director at the Schaumburg clinic. Katerina has been fortunate enough to have worked as a BCBA across three different states, including Colorado, Florida, and Illinois. Katerina is passionate about training and mentoring current and future BCBAs. Katerina believes that mentorship should be a collaborative process in which active learning leads to the development of the practical skills needed to be a strong problem solver, decision maker, and client advocate.