Amanda Isaac, M.A., BCBA, LBA
Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science from The University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. She completed clinical experience under the supervision of Dr. James Sherman and Dr. Pamela Neidert while at KU. She gained further experience with Southeast Alabama Autism Center in Enterprise, Alabama where she earned her BCBA certification. Amanda began providing services in northeast Kansas in 2015 and formed Inspire ABA where she currently serves as the clinical director.
As the clinical director, Amanda enjoys interacting with each Inspire ABA family. She oversees all clinical treatment, conducts parent meetings, oversees all staff members, and provides supervision to BCBA and BCaBA candidates. Amanda strives to support each child in learning to navigate their world and find something to celebrate each and every day. When she is not at work, Amanda enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband David, her son Keith, and their rowdy golden retriever Sadie.
"If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn" -Dr. O. Ivar Lovaas,
Alannah Wray, M.S., BCBA, LBA
Alannah received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Appalachian State University and a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. During her time at Appalachian State she worked as a research assistant under Dr. Chris Dickinson and Dr. Ken Steele. After moving to Kansas, she furthered her research experience with Dr. Katrina Ostmeyer-Kountzman and has given several presentations at ABAI conferences. When she is not at work, Alannah enjoys rock climbing, playing games, crafting, and cooking.
Alecia Abram, B.A., BCaBA, LaBA
Alecia received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavioral Science with a minor in sociology from the University of Kansas. She completed her practicum experience with Douglas County Youth Services mentoring area youth and creating comprehensive treatment plans under the direction of Dr. Jan Sheldon. Alecia completed her clinical experience hours at Inspire ABA where she earned her BCaBA certification. When she is not at work, Alecia enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
Samantha Nott, M.S., BCBA, LBA
Samantha earned a Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Kansas and a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Her clinical experience includes two semesters of practicum at the University of Kansas, and clinical experience hours providing in-home services in Northeast Kansas. When Samantha is not at work she enjoys spending time with family, reading, and working on cross-stitch.
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Brittany Vaughn Mitchelson, MS, BCBA, LBA
Brittany received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Behavioral Science and Psychology at The University of Kansas (KU) and a Master’s in Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas (UNT). She has extensive experience implementing skill acquisition interventions, employing procedures to foster functional communication development, and applying behavior analytic principles to assist with the reduction of problem behavior for both children and adults. Throughout her career, she has developed and implemented multiple comprehensive staff-training packages for use within small and large companies as well as school districts both public and private.
In 2014, she began her own behavior analytic company. As the co-owner and director, she aspired to provide effective and comprehensive behavioral services that meet the needs and improve overall quality of life for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. During her time as owner and director, her learning only continued and more recently she felt her skills were better served at Inspire. In 2017, Brittany returned to KU to obtain her doctorate degree under the supervision of Dr. Claudia Dozier. Her goal is to utilize the opportunities KU provides to improve her behavior analytic repertoire so that she is best equipped to address the needs of her community and the clients she serves.
Brittany loves to see her clients make progress and it is her favorite part of what she does. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their 2 dogs and preparing for their baby boy (arriving May 2019).Brittany Vaughn Mitchelson, MS, BCBA, LBA