Meet Karlee Martineau, BCBA, MA.
Karlee has been in the field of ABA since 2015 when she began working as a paraprofessional at an Autism center in Colorado. It was here that she became fascinated with the work of BCBAs as she witnessed great behavior change and skill acquisition in her students. Following a move to Louisiana in 2016, she obtained her Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential and began working with clients in the field, as well as becoming her region's company trainer for new RBTs. In 2017, Karlee obtained her Master's degree in ABA from Ball State University and passed her board exam to become a BCBA in November of 2018. Since then, Karlee has provided services to clients, aged 2-21, in a variety of settings including classrooms, day programs, in-home, daycares and remotely. Karlee’s ambition is to be a support system to individuals on the spectrum, a role model to those new to the field of ABA, and a source of comfort to parents who are desperately searching for guidance following their child’s diagnosis.
Meet Farheen Siddiqu, M.A., BCBA
Farheen Siddiqui has been working in the field of ABA since 2006. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington. Her journey began when she accidently took a course in Applied Behavior as an Undergraduate. She fell in love with ABA after her professor, Dr. James Kopp, asked her to volunteer at an autism center. She was amazed at the children’s progress as a consequence of ABA therapy. Those children’s achievements motivated Farheen to seek a Master's Degree in ABA from Ball State University and her BCBA certification in 2018. As a BCBA, Farheen has worked in various clinics, homes, and community settings. Farheen aspires to use her education and experience to help families achieve their goals for their children.
Meet Kristen Costa M.Ed, BCBA
Kristen received a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology (2010) and Master’s degree in Education (2015) from Florida Southern College. She started working in the field of mental health and child welfare in 2011 before becoming an elementary special education teacher in 2013. Kristen has taught in self-contained autism classrooms Pre-K to 5th grade. Her experience working with these students opened her eyes to ABA and ignited a passion for providing behavior support. In 2019-2020 she was the Behavior Specialist at her school and continued consulting for them in 2020-2021 before becoming a BCBA. Kristen hopes to be able make lifelong impacts for those she works with utilizing the science of ABA!
Meet Crystal Toche, M.A., BCBA
Unbeknown to herself at the time, Crystal began using ABA principles when as a child, she would assist her sibling with special needs. She was so impacted by the progress she saw that she sought a profession that would allow her to utilize those techniques. She received her master’s degree in ABA from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2017. Her practicum experiences included clinical, school, residential, and home settings where she worked with children with ASD; consulted with schools, and served adults with IDD. While a graduate student, Crystal gave presentations at ALABA (Alabama Association for Behavior Analysis); made poster presentations at BAAMS (Behavior Analysis Association of Mississippi), and published findings from her work in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA). Crystal also has experience working with the IDD population, serving clients from ages 7 to 68. When she is not working, Crystal enjoys reading and spending time with her family.