Nate Searle, MS, BCBA
Nate is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Nate’s addicted to the process of behavior change, the science he loves and using it to create effective and meaningful progress in students’ lives. In 19 years he’s been given the opportunity to support numerous students with various disabilities and difficult profiles. Nate is adept at analyzing behavior, putting effective interventions into place that bring about appropriate and functional change. He has worked in various capacities in British Columbia and the Yukon. Nate is a Senior Associate with the Crisis Prevention Institute. Nate’s current areas of practice include the treatment of anxiety, supports for behavior change and counselling using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Andrea Sharpe, MS
Andrea is a Behaviour Consultant with over 20 years experience working with people with developmental disabilities and their families. She completed her Masters in Health Psychology at the University of Southampton in England. She has worked as an intern in programs providing Applied Behaviour Analysis both in the UK and in California, before returning to Vancouver in 2001. Since then, she has worked as a Consultant in BC, Alberta, and Yukon. Andrea has completed a mentorship at Michelle Garcia Winner’s clinic for Social Thinking®, and specializes in developing social skills with a wide range of children and youth. In addition, she works with children and their families to develop strategies for reducing anxiety. Andrea does a combination of individual, group, and consulting work.
Bernadette Marzo, MS, BCBA
Bernadette Marzo is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who designs and implements individualized Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She obtained her Masters degree from Sage Colleges, Troy, New York, in ABA specializing in Autism and a Graduate Academic Certificate in ABA from the University of North Texas. She has been working with children with ASD and their families for over 15 years in the Lower Mainland. Her years of experience have offered her many opportunities to collaborate not only amongst her peers but also with other disciplines.
Michelle De Beer, MS
Michelle obtained her Master’s degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from St. Cloud State University. She has over 15 years experience in the field of ABA and ASD, gae training, supervision, and experience to a senior consultant level for 7½ years with the UK Young Autism Project (a replication site as part of the UCLA multi-site project) in London, England. Michelle has also published research on comparing teaching methodologies in the European Journal of Behavior Analysis. Since returning to Vancouver in 2011, she has worked with children and teens in the lower mainland and the Yukon. Michelle specializes in intensive home-based ABA programs and training staff and parents in behavioural techniques and principles to create lasting behaviour change.
Connie Ng (Cho), MEd, BCBA
Connie Ng is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who received her Master of Education with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of British Columbia. She has been working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for over 15 years in home-based programs based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a teacher for the Surrey School District and has been teaching in a classroom setting for over 10 years. Connie is also a certified PEERS® provider for both the adolescent and young adult social skills training program. Connie works in close collaboration with the family and other team members to successfully develop and implement technically sound and contextually appropriate support plans that improve student behavior and quality of life.
Andy Harrison, MS, BCBA
Andy Harrison is a Behaviour Analyst with over 10 years of experience working with individuals on the ASD spectrum. Andy earned a Master’s degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from St. Cloud State University in May 2015 and became board certified in August of that year. Andy has worked with a range of students with various skill sets and levels of challenging behaviour. Andy is available to design home-based and school-based support plans for children, adolescents, and adults with challenging behaviour.
Karen Kester, Ph.D.(Cand.), BCBA
Karen is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who has been supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families for more than 16 years. She is the Director of Linking Autism and Families, which provides home-based behavioural intervention programs for children with ASD and related disorders. She has a passion for employing a multi-disciplinary approach to intervention. Over the years she has developed a strong interest in anxiety among children with ASD which led her to pursue a PhD in Special Education at the University of British Columbia. Her current research explores supporting children with ASD and anxiety in a school setting.
Monica is a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA) who is currently working towards her Masters in Special Education with a concentration in Behaviour Disorders from the University of British Columbia. Monica has worked in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis over the last 6 years, implementing behaviour analytic programs for individuals between the ages of 3 to 36 years old. Monica’s research area of interest includes the use of positive behaviour support and clinical psychology in the treatment of Anxiety in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).