Every child deserves a champion.

OUR STAFF

JENNIFER DOMINICK -  MPA, BSL

 

Jennifer Dominick has been in the Behavioral Health field since 2006.  Jen received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Widener University in 2003.  Jen started out as a Therapeutic Staff Support from 2006 to 2008.  In 2008, Jen received her Master of Science Degree from Marywood University and transitioned to a Behavior Specialist Consultant, and later received her License from the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine for a Behavior Specialist.  Jen is currently working as Director of the program and as a Licensed Behavior Specialist.

DANA HALL - MS, BSL

Dana Hall has been employed by Autism Behavioral Services since June of 2007. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from King's College in 2005 and became employed as a Therapeutic Support Staff in 2007. Dana later became a Behavior Specialist once achieving a Master's of Science degree from the University of Scranton in 2012. Currently, Dana holds a dual certification in Elementary and Secondary School Counseling. She earned licensure through the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and became a Licensed Behavior Specialist in 2013. Dana is currently employed as the Operations Supervisor at the agency,

DEBORAH M. KNECHT - MA, LPC, LBS

 

Deborah joined Autism Behavioral Services, INC in March of 2012. With her, she brought a variety of experience from within and around the mental health field. Deborah earned a Bachelor of Science Degree with a minor in Addiction’s Counseling from Misericordia University, Dallas, PA. She continued on to earn a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Marywood University, Scranton, PA. She extended her Master’s Program to become a National CertifiedCounselor and a Licensed Professional Counselor. In addition, Deborah is a Licensed Behavior Specialist in the state of PA. She also took Applied Behavior Analyst classes through Florida Institute of Technology. During her work service, Deborah headed Partial HospitalizationPrograms, After-School Programs, and was instrumental in creating the first School- Based Behavioral Health Program in the area. She also, at times, served a Mobile Therapist. Deborah served on the Youth Aide Panel in Luzerne County and the Positive Behavior Support Program or a local school district. She volunteers with various organizations that contribute to the

welfare of children especially fostered and special needs.

PHILLIP PRALL - MS, BSL

Bio coming soon!

 

JENNIFER RANDAZZO - MS, LBS

 

Jenn has been working in the Social Services field with children and families since 2008.  Jenn started working as a Mobile Therapist in the Behavioral Health field in 2009.  In 2013, Jenn started her work as a Behavior Specialist and then became a Licensed Behavior Specialist in 2015.  Jenn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in 2006 from Misericordia University (formerly College Misericordia).  In 2009, Jenn finished her Master of Science in Psychology from University of Phoenix.  Jenn has been employed as a Behavior Specialist with Autism Behavioral Services since 2018.  

 

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LAURA SHOVLIN - MA, BSL

Laura Shovlin earned her BA in Child Development and Psychology from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, and completed the MAT program at Marywood University, earning a Master’s in Education with K-6 Teaching Certification.  She has been employed as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant with Autism Behavioral Services since February 2009 earning her Behavior Specialist Licensure, ASD, in 2013. Prior to that, she had worked with children in a variety of settings, including as a Therapeutic Support Staff Worker and toddler teacher.  

MARIA YEAGER - M.ED, BSL

 

Maria has been a licensed BSC for two years now.  She has worked in behavioral health, as a BSC, for a total of eight years and a TSS, prior to that  for two years.  Maria earned her bachelor's degree in Education from Penn State University in 2006. After graduating, she went on to teach second grade for two years.  Maria also earned a Master's degree at the University of Pittsburg in 2010 in Education with an Autism specialization.

DR. CHARLES LAJEUNESSE

 

Bio coming soon!