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Dallas/Fort Worth Leaders
Vice President (VP) Market Leader | Dallas, TX
Kelly Tatera is the Senior Regional Director of Operations for the DFW market in ABC. She has been with ABC for over 6 years, and has taken on various roles in marketing and operations. She started her journey with Action as a Marketing Coordinator, and has since grown through the ranks of Marketing Manager, Clinic Operations Manager, Director of Digital Marketing, Regional Director of Operations, Senior Regional Direcor of Operations, and now works as Vice President and Market Leader for the DFW area. Kelly values Servant Leadership and is passionate about growing and developing top performing teams.
Regional Clinical Director | North Dallas, TX
Carrie has worked in a variety of settings, ranging from in-center, in-home, community, and school consulting. Carrie was first introduced to Applied Behavior Analysis through a family member in Lakeland, Florida where she had the opportunity to serve a nephew diagnosed with autism. After this experience, she fell in love with helping others succeed. Carrie’s experiences have included: early intervention, social skills, functional communication training, verbal behavior training, parent training, staff training, and severe targets for deceleration. When the opportunity presented itself to relocate to Texas, she and her family embraced it, and she felt drawn to the culture at ABC! The company demonstrated values that mirrored those cultivated through the years, and the partnership has proved a great fit!
Regional Director of Operations | North Dallas, TX
Delvin Camp serves as Regional Director of Operations for the DFW market. Delvin is a proud alumnus of the University of North Texas where he received a bachelor’s degree in Strategic Management and University of Phoenix with a Master of Business Administration. Delvin has an extensive background in leadership and operations primarily in the auto finance industry. Delvin joined the ABC team in 2020 as Operations Manager of the West Plano location. Delvin has a passion to help people develop professionally and perform as highly as possible.
Regional Clinical Director | Mid Cities Dallas, TX
Donna Goodman received her Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a double minor in Psychology and Child Development and Family Studies, as well as her Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis and has been a BCBA since 2014. She's provided services across center, home, school, and community environments since 2009. She has been actively involved in research to enhance the field’s understanding of the most effective techniques used to develop and enhance language and social-communicative repertoires. She has also participated in research projects to develop parent and staff training models.
Teammate Experience Ambassador | Dallas, TX
Addison in the Teammate Experience Ambassador for Mid-Cities and North Dallas. You may see Addison in your center, engaging with teammates to learn what makes each of our centers unique. She supports the DFW region in many ways, working with operators and clinicians to help make ABC the best ABA provider for our teammates. She specially focuses on building communities within centers, upholding policies and procedures across the region, and helping teammates grow and thrive during their journey at ABC.
Clinical Director | Allen, TX
Kelly began her career in providing behavioral services to children on the autism spectrum in 2011. She completed her Master’s of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2016. Kelly’s training and applied work focus on assent-based treatment and trauma-informed care, and applies function based assessment, treatment, and training in her role with ABC. Kelly believes in high ethical standards, comprehensive interventions, parental involvement in the success of her clients, and the importance of celebrating each client victory, both short-term and long-term. When Kelly is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, and gaming.
Senior Clinical Director | Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - At Home
Kaitlyn has been in the field of ABA since 2009 and has worked in schools and in patient homes. She received her masters in Developmental Disabilities in Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016 and became a BCBA in 2017. Kait lives in Richardson and loves reading and spending time with her husband and 3 dogs and 3 cats in her spare time.
Clinical Director | Benbrook, TX
Emily Hooten received a Masters of Education from the University of North Texas with an emphasis on Emotional and Behavioral Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis in 2009. Emily has provided ABA services across school, home and clinical settings over the last 11 years. She has served in roles including Behavior Specialist, Program Supervisor, Clinical Director and Area Director roles across public schools and clinical settings. Emily has been with ABC since December 2022 as the Clinical Director for the Benbrook and West Fort Worth locations.
Clinical Director | Colleyville, TX
Hiedi Kunde has worked with children with behavioral challenges including those with autism in a variety of clinical, residential, and academic settings since 2004. Her experience as a therapeutic foster parent inspired her to earn the Board Certified Behavior Analysis credential in 2018 to better advocate for young people with diverse abilities. Hiedi earned a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with Distinction from Capella University in 2018 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with Honors from American Public University in 2016.
Clinical Director | Flower Mound, TX
Miriam has been a BCBA since August 2014 and she's been with Action Behavior Centers since January 2021. Miriam started in the field of ABA during her undergrad at the University of Kansas and obtained her BCaBA certification through experience in early intervention and early childhood education. She received her Masters degree in ABA at University of South Florida. Since then, Miriam has worked in various clinical settings that focus on early intervention, treatment of maladaptive behaviors, and teaching social and play skills. Outside of work, she loves spending time outside with her husband and son and cheering for the Chiefs and Jayhawks.
Senior Clinical Director | Irving, TX
Lauren has been in the field of ABA for 10 years and was certified as a BCBA in 2015. She started out her experience in early intervention with an integrative pre-school and ABA modeled program and maintains a passion for play-based learning and language skill development. One of the biggest joys she finds in her job is supporting and growing new clinicians to lead the future of the ABA field by always pursuing the best for themselves and their clients. Lauren has served in a variety of roles throughout her professional career and strives to exhibit servant leadership and a client-first approach in all she does. She has previously assisted in trainings and presentations at various local universities and hospitals to disseminate the science of ABA to potential future educators and current clinicians in the fields of rehabilitation.
Clinical Director | Keller, TX
Tracy Gayle is the Clinical Director at our DFW Keller Center. Tracy has 10+ years’ experience in our field and comes from the public education setting. She was a teacher and then transitioned to administration, before becoming a BCBA. She has an adult son who at 5 was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome. Her son needed ABA to improve social interactions and challenging behaviors, and that was when she made the decision to change careers. Tracy has experience in all settings including home and community based, in- school and in-clinic programs and has worked with people ages 18mo.-25 years of age. She often assists our families with transitioning into the school setting. Tracy states that her mission is “To ethically advocate for and assist those people and their families who have different abilities, learn differently, and see the world differently. “
Clinical Director | Mansfield Walnut Creek, TX
Tyanna started off in the ABA world in 2012 as a behavior therapist in Michigan. During this time, she fell in love with the science resulting in the decision to start and complete the journey to receiving her Master's of Education in Educational Psychology and certification in Behavior Analysis through Wayne State University. Through her ABA journey, Tyanna worked on the board of a non-profit tailored to cultivating space for practitioners and families that identify as Black/African America as Vice President from 2019-2022, and most recently as Study Group Facilitator. Tyanna's love for disseminating knowledge and helping others grow within the field has also been present in her participation as a previous co-host for Shades of ABA and through her mentorship opportunities. At ABC, Tyanna continues to help foster relationships between the clinical and operational sides while supporting her teammates in growing to meet their goals.
Clinical Director | North Fort Worth, TX
Mercedes became a BCBA in 2018 and has been in the field of ABA for almost 10 years. Her professional pursuit has always been to serve others, even in a small way, and serving within the Autism community continues to be fulfilling and purposeful. Mercedes’ approach in the field has always been to lead with compassion and empathy while leading others to find their own path of independence and success. Her speciality has truly consisted of life skills and planning for young adults with autism but her core skills have also revolved around advocating in the insurance world to ensure clients receive appropriate and deserving services. The most rewarding job she also has is being a mom to two wonderful children, Roman and Mila. They have inspired her over the years to faithfully be her best self while continuing to strive to develop her skills as a clinician, leader, and member of society.
Clinical Director | Lewisville, TX
Prior to joining ABC in 2022, Darcy worked in a variety of settings servings individuals on the spectrum across all age groups. She began her career in early intervention and also served as a special education teacher prior to obtaining her BCBA credentials. Darcy has experience with all ages of individuals on the spectrum, including serving adults ages in a residential setting.
Clinical Director | McKinney, TX
Reagan Minear graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Educational Psychology. During her time in Applied Behavior Analysis, she has served as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), BCBA, and Clinical Director. Reagan thoroughly enjoys the science of ABA and watching the incredible impacts it has on the families and clients being served. When she is not at work, Reagan enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 fur babies, and baby boy on the way.
Clinical Director | North Plano, TX
Kendall received her Masters in ABA with an emphasis in autism from Ball State University. She has been the Clinical Director at North Plano for almost 1 year, a BCBA for 4 years, and in the field of ABA for 8 years. ABC is the place to be because everyone in the company has the same goal — to provide high-quality compassionate care to every child and their family. Kendall is passionate about enhancing the lives of autistic individuals and advocating for the autonomy of the population near and dear to her heart.
Clinical Director | North Richardson, TX
Jennifer received her undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University and her graduate degree from University of Arizona. Her professional interests include early intervention, supervision, and family guidance. Jennifer began in the field in 2011 as a respite provider and has been in love with the field ever since. She aims to lead by example with passion and authenticity, and encourages her teammates to do the same. Jennifer is passionate about finding and operating from your why, showing up as your authentic self, and advocating for the children and families we serve. She continues to blossom as a BCBA to better serve our patients, families, and teammates.
Senior Clinical Director | West Plano, TX
Courtney is an energetic and compassionate Senior Clinical Director, always with a smile on her face that received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY. During her undergrad and first semester of a different graduate program, Courtney worked at a mental health hospital where she was introduced to the field of ABA. Courtney became a BCBA in May 2013 after graduating with her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis and moved to Dallas, TX where she began her career. Courtney has experience working closely with BCBAs to develop their clinical, professional and leadership skills, as well as assisting RBTs with their growth and treatment fidelity as they are the heart and foundation of our clients' success in ABA therapy. Since 2019, Courtney's primary role and focus was to support Clinical Directors across regions with leading their teams effectively, setting and reaching personal and professional goals, and ensuring the quality of treatment provided to our clients and the quality of training provided to our teammates. Courtney is super impacted and motivated by the life change that ABA brings to clients and their families and looks forward to continuing this journey.