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 and counsellor-in-training who has over 25 years experience working with people with developmental differences and their families. She completed her Masters in Health Psychology at the University of Southampton in England, and subsequently worked as a supervisor-in-training in a program providing Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in the UK. She continued to follow her interest in ABA through an internship in California, before returning to Vancouver in 2001. Since then, she has worked alongside children and their families in BC, Alberta, and Yukon. Andrea compassionately supports children and youth who struggle with anxiety and social skills through a creative and individualized approach. She has completed training in the Sibshops model, and offers individual and group supports for siblings of people with developmental differences. She is the proud recipient of the 2020 Edna Nash Scholarship at UBC, where she is currently completing the last step of her Masters in Education in Counselling Psychology. Andrea loves living and playing in nature on the North Shore with her husband and her two children.
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.
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).
Ian Venables, MPEd, BCBA
Ian is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) with experience working in a variety of unique environments. His tour with behaviour analysis began in 2008 leading to unique teaching occasions in residential group homes, treatment homes, school districts, family homes, as well as operating intimate sport and social skill groups. Ian completed his Master’s degree in Professional Education, with concentration in Behaviour Analysis, from the University of Western Ontario, in 2015 and was certified in the Spring of 2018. Ian has a special interest in working with school-aged students, kindergarten and older, to promote the inclusion of members of the vulnerable sector in activity and sports-based environments. Ian is passionate about working in settings that offer a wealth of learning opportunities, branching across gross motor and physical development, self-management, and social skills, and offers services in Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Burnaby. When not promoting activity-based programming, Ian can be found in the mountains trail running, hiking, or at sea level playing volleyball, basketball, and tennis.