Your Supportive Team
BCS goes above and beyond the industry standards for our staff by requiring multi-stage interviews, background checks, and a commitment to kindness in staff performance evaluations. Each team member is required to be registered with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
Our program consultants perform initial and ongoing assessments, design programs, analyze program data, provide IEP support, and train and supervise parents and staff. They provide ongoing maintenance of each program book and are the point of contact for concerns. Our program consultants have a minimum of five years of experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Jennifer Ann Smith,
M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Owner & ABA Program Consultant
Jennifer Smith attended Johns Hopkins University and received her Master's degree in Special Education/Severe Disabilities (2010). She received a B.S. in Psychology from George Mason University (2004) and obtained a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University (2009). Jennifer has been practicing in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2001. She began her career working as an ABA therapist and became a board certified associate behavior analyst (BCaBA) in 2007. She received her certification as a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) in 2011. Jennifer established Behavioral Consulting Services, Inc. in 2008. She enjoys making a connection with each client that BCS serves and loves receiving direct feedback from the families that she works with. Although it has been a part of her personal philosophy for years, Jennifer formally integrated "kindness" into her company's commitment and philosophy in 2018. She is active as a Goodwill Ambassador for World Kindness USA, voluntarily committing to making marked changes in her immediate community to create a kinder world. Through her efforts in 2018, her children's elementary school became the first in the state of Virginia to adopt a kindness clause and commit to placing kindness on their agenda and in their curriculum. Jennifer's passion is to marry the science of behavior analysis with compassion and kindness. She is a citizen scientist for Kindness.org, an organization committed to developing science-based evidence for the positive influence of kindness. Jennifer's dream is to bring attention, education, and awareness to autism on a global scale.
Each BCS Inc. team member is carefully selected and highly trained to provide ABA therapy in the home environment and social skills group settings. It is preferred that each team member is educated in, or is pursuing education in the field of ABA, psychology, or special education. Each therapist assigned to your case is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) or a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB).
Karen Grier, RBT: Karen holds her Child Development Associate in Early Education and is an RBT. She has been working in the educational field over 20 years. Karen has experience working for Fairfax County in their Head Start Program for 7 years, and joined the BCS team in early 2014. Karen is extremely flexible and is fluent in sign language, a tremendous asset to the BCS team.
Christy Ball, BA, BCaBA: Christy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology from George Mason University and is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. She has been working in educational settings with children for four years, and also has significant experience working in home as a caregiver. Christy developed a strong interest in ABA during her undergraduate studies and pursued her coursework from Florida Institute of Technology. Christy's interests include yoga, hiking, and spending time outdoors.
Nicole Dingus, BA, BT: Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with minors in both Childhood Development and Sociology. Nicole has applied to become a Registered Behavior Technician with the BACB. Nicole has been working with special needs children for the past three years providing respite care for their families. She also has experience working in the school system and as an in home caregiver. Nicole hopes to continue her studies to become a BCBA in the future. Her interests include spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, and attending Zumba classes.
Kelsey Floyd, Client Care Coordinator: Kelsey is working towards her Medical Billing and Coding certification from North Carolina State University. She has been working in Medical Office Administration as a Client Care Coordinator for 9 years. Kelsey prides herself on delivering an exceptional customer service experience to each and every client she encounters. She hopes to eventually pursue a doctorate in Physical Therapy and specialize in pediatrics. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family, photography, and visiting her home state of Michigan as much as possible.