Our Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)
OWNER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ACCESSING ABILITIES, LLC
rachel torrance, M.ed, bcba, coba
Rachel first learned ABA at The Ohio State University while studying under the acclaimed Drs. Cooper, Heron, and Heward in the early 1990’s. As a Special Education teacher, consultant, behavior analyst and supervisor, Rachel has initiated district programs, provided supports to learners with ranges of abilities, and has trained worldwide. Primary areas of focus are 1) training professionals, 2) complex cases (dual diagnosis, multiple disabilities, long histories of ongoing behaviors) and 3) working with teams to implement positive supports and keep students in the school setting.
katie cook, m.ed, bcba, coba
Katie has been working in the field since 2009. She has worked with individuals with autism and related developmental disabilities of all ages, primarily in a school setting. Katie loves to use individuals' interests and strengths to drive their programming. She strives to help those she serves achieve independence and self confidence. Katie absolutely adores working with persons on the spectrum, and helping to educate others in the field.
amanda gillen, m.ed, bcba, coba
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corinne gist, ph.d, ncsp, bcba, cob
Corinne has worked in the school and home settings for over 12 years. She began her career as a school psychologist, working in public, private, and day treatment programs. Corinne earned her BCBA certification in 2012 and her Ph.D in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from The Ohio State University in 2019. Primary areas of interest include programming for social emotional difficulties, executive functioning deficits, and prerequisite skill gaps. Corinne also enjoys teaching and providing supervision for BCBA trainees.
ERIN JONES, M.A., BCBA, COBA
Erin has been working in the field for 6 years. She has gained experience and knowledge providing ABA therapy and behavioral support to individuals ranging from 2 1/2 to 21 in school, community, and home settings. She enjoys getting to know each child’s unique interests, skills, and strengths to help develop their individualized plan. She values working with a multidisciplinary team and families to help the children she serves thrive and reach their full potential.
JENNIFER PEARSON, M.ED, BCBA, COBA
Jennifer has been in the field for over 15 years. She specializes in working with children birth through age 8, as well as adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Focused on individualized education and behavior intervention plans, her experience includes classroom, home and the community settings. Jennifer has excelled in not only helping others learn new skills, but how to also teach parents and fellow educators the tools to expand the learner's abilities.
NICOLE PETRELLA, M.ED, BCBA, COBA
Nicole has been working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2011. She has experience working with children and adults ranging from 2 to 21 years old and has implemented ABA therapy services in the home, community, and school settings. Nicole values the collaborative approach of ABA and works closely with families and other important team members involved in the lives of those receiving her services. She aims to ensure that every individual is given the opportunity to thrive in their natural environment.
ANNE WINKELMAN, M.ED, BCBA, COBA
Anne has over a decade of experience working in a variety of settings across different ages. She has provided consultative and direct supports in private and public schools, therapeutic programming in home and community settings, job coaching and also currently works as a program leader for an innovative, social skills training program. Anne is highly specialized in assessing, developing and implementing programming for independence. She is also incredibly detail-oriented.