Our Team

Launch Behavioural Health

Toronto Clinic Team

Carobeth is a Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who has worked with children, youth, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, behaviour disorders, and learning disabilities since 2001. She has a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Carobeth has worked in both government funded and private practice settings, and her past consultation experience includes a wide variety of settings, including home and centre based ABA programs, schools, group homes, residential treatment programs, long term care facilities, adult day programs, inpatient mental health settings, and children’s aid societies. She also has experience working with indigenous children and youth in rural and remote communities throughout Ontario.

Carobeth is an active member of the behaviour analysis community, and has served in the following positions:

  • Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) Board of Directors member 2004-2010; 2011-2013 term
  • Chair of ONTABA’s Professional Regulation Committee (2011-2013) and Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force/Committee (2017-2019)
  • ONTABA representative for the MCYS Ontario Autism Program Advisory Committee (2016-2018)
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services Board of Directors Member 2018 to 2022 term
  • Autism Ontario Board of Directors member 2014-2017 term
  • Member of Behaviour Science and Technology Program Advisory Committee at George Brown College
  • Member of Applied Disabilities Studies Program Advisory Committee at Brock University.

She received the 2018 Gerry Bloomfield Award from Autism Ontario and the 2017 President’s Award for Service Excellence from ONTABA for her work on the MCYS OAP Advisory Committee.

Currently, Carobeth is the Executive Director of Launch Behavioural Health and Director of Quality Assurance at Dalton Associates.

Dr. Kerry Wells, C. Psych. is a registered psychologist who completed his Ph. D. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at York University. Kerry has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), intellectual/developmental disabilities, and a variety of other neurodevelopmental disorders since 2001. He has providing services in a variety of settings including schools, government programs and agencies, and residential treatment programs. Currently, Kerry is a consulting psychologist with Dalton and Associates and provides clinical supervision for IBI/ABA programs in the Toronto, Central East, and Central West. Kerry provides psychological and diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents. He also provides counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for children and adolescents.

Joan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) who completed her MA and Ph.D. from Teachers College Columbia University in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education. While completing her MA and Ph.D.  and working in CABAS Schools, Joan obtained New York State teaching certifications for regular and special education, as well as the CABAS Associate Behavior Analyst and CABAS Assistant Research Scientistranks. Joan’s experience includes working with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and behaviour disorders since 2000. In addition to providing clinical supervision for ABA programs in the Greater Toronto Area, Joan has taught graduate courses at Brock University and Western University and is supervising graduate students who are pursuing certification in behaviour analysis. Joan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA), the co-chair of the Professional Regulation Committee, and a member of the Education Task Force.She represented ONTABA in the Provincial Advisory Team for the Pilot to Improve School-Based Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2017-2018.  Currently Joan also serves on the Boardof Directors forthe Foundation for the Advancement of a Strategic Science of Teaching (FASST).

Meaghan is a Senior Therapist and the Clinic Supervisor at Launch. She is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who has been working in the field since 2013.  She has experience working with children and youth with ASD, speech and developmental delays as well as challenging or interfering behaviours. She has a Master’s Degree in Applied Disability Studies specializing in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Brock University. Meaghan has worked closely with Carobeth Zorzos since 2013 and with Joan Broto since 2017.

She has experience delivering and supervising ABA in home-based, centre-based, school-based and childcare settings.  Meaghan has experience encouraging and attending regular school meetings for her clients in order to maintain a collaborative and inter-professional approach to treatment. This enables regular progress and goal updates as well as ongoing discussion of behaviour challenges.

Meaghan is also a Psychometrist with Launch Behavioural Health within the GTA and surrounding areas. She provides psychological assessment services under the supervision and in conjunction with a registered Psychologist. She has experience working with indigenous children and youth in rural and remote communities.

Mary Plain is a Master’s level Speech-Language Pathologist registered with both the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC). Mary has been practicing as a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2005 and has expertise working with specialized populations in the following areas: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, Motor Speech and Articulation Disorders, Social-Communication Disorders, Late Talkers, and Language Disorders. In addition, she has extensive experience working with children with diagnoses such as Selective Mutism, ADHD, and behaviour and sensory challenges. Mary is also affiliated with the University of Toronto as a preceptor to Master’s level Speech-Language Pathology students and Durham College as a preceptor to Communication Disorder Assistant students. Mary practices within an inter-professional team focused on partnering with the client, family, and community to facilitate achievement of individual goals.

Milena is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and has been working within the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for over 14 years. Milena holds a Masters Degree in Applied Disability Studies with a concentration in ABA from Brock University as well as an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Milena has been working with a diverse client population from early childhood to late adulthood. She has extensive experience supporting people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and adolescents and adults with a dual diagnosis (Developmental Disability [i.e. ASD, Intellectual Disability] and a concurrent mental health diagnosis). She provides supervision for clients receiving Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) services as well as children, adolescents, and adults receiving ABA services. Milena has extensive experience conducting skills assessments, including ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP, and AFLS. She is experienced in developing and supervising programming to address a variety of skills, including school readiness, receptive and expressive language, self-help, and social skills, among others.  She supports adults with a dual diagnosis and severe challenging behaviour by completing Functional Behavioural Assessments, developing Behaviour Intervention Plans, and training staff and other mediators in implementing behaviour plans.

Milena continuously attends workshops and conferences to further her professional development. This includes participation in bi-monthly journal reading groups. In addition, Milena is a member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA), the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Milena was Board Secretary of ONTABA and Conference Co-chair for 2017 and 2018. She is a member of the ONTABA Education Task Force and was a subcommittee member of the ONTABA Scientific Expert Taskforce for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (OSETT-ASD). She is the coauthor of a chapter on the application of ABA principles for supporting individuals with Angelman Syndrome as well as a co-author of a journal article on self-injurious behaviours and pain. 

In addition, Milena has led numerous ABA training workshops for ABA staff as well as non-ABA support personnel within adult day programs. She has presented on ABA in school settings, Interprofessional Collaboration, and Behavioural Pharmacology, among other topics. Milena is currently a part-time professor at George Brown College within the Centre for Health Sciences teaching courses in the Behavioural Science Technician Program and the Autism and Behavioural Science Program.

Milena is strongly committed to supporting people with a developmental disability and their families. She is passionate about the field of ABA and is dedicated to promoting its growth and development.

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Carobeth is a Clinical Psychologist and a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst who has worked with children, youth, and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual/developmental disabilities, behaviour disorders, and learning disabilities since 2001. She has a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Carobeth has worked in both government funded and private practice settings, and her past consultation experience includes a wide variety of settings, including home and centre based ABA programs, schools, group homes, residential treatment programs, long term care facilities, adult day programs, inpatient mental health settings, and children’s aid societies. She also has experience working with indigenous children and youth in rural and remote communities throughout Ontario.

Carobeth is an active member of the behaviour analysis community, and has served in the following positions:

  • Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) Board of Directors member 2004-2010; 2011-2013 term
  • Chair of ONTABA’s Professional Regulation Committee (2011-2013) and Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force/Committee (2017-2019)
  • ONTABA representative for the MCYS Ontario Autism Program Advisory Committee (2016-2018)
  • Kerry’s Place Autism Services Board of Directors Member 2018 to 2022 term
  • Autism Ontario Board of Directors member 2014-2017 term
  • Member of Behaviour Science and Technology Program Advisory Committee at George Brown College
  • Member of Applied Disabilities Studies Program Advisory Committee at Brock University.

She received the 2018 Gerry Bloomfield Award from Autism Ontario and the 2017 President’s Award for Service Excellence from ONTABA for her work on the MCYS OAP Advisory Committee.

Currently, Carobeth is the Executive Director of Launch Behavioural Health and Director of Quality Assurance at Dalton Associates.

Dr. Kerry Wells, C. Psych. is a registered psychologist who completed his Ph. D. in Clinical-Developmental Psychology at York University. Kerry has worked with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), intellectual/developmental disabilities, and a variety of other neurodevelopmental disorders since 2001. He has providing services in a variety of settings including schools, government programs and agencies, and residential treatment programs. Currently, Kerry is a consulting psychologist with Dalton and Associates and provides clinical supervision for IBI/ABA programs in the Toronto, Central East, and Central West. Kerry provides psychological and diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents. He also provides counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for children and adolescents.

Dr. Julie Koudys is a registered psychologist and Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She completed her Ph. D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University. She has worked with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), intellectual/developmental disabilities, communication and behavioural disorders, and learning disabilities for over 15 years. Her clinical experience includes work within government programs, such as intensive behavioural intervention (IBI), educational and residential services, children’s mental health, and hospital settings, including McMaster Children’s Hospital, the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Bloorview Kids Rehab. As the former Clinical Director of Pyramid Educational Consultants, she provided consultation and training in broad spectrum Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and functional communication across Canada, developing particular expertise in implementing and providing training related to the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Dr. Koudys has also taught courses at the post-graduate and graduate levels in the Autism and Behaviour Science program at Algonquin College and the Master’s in Applied Disabilities Studies Program at Brock University. She has a particular interest in issues related to behavioural treatment fidelity, and has conducted research which identified the active ingredients in IBI, and research which explored the fidelity of implementation of augmentative/alternative communication systems. She co-authored the York System of Quality Assurance (YSQA), a comprehensive system designed to evaluate the quality of IBI services used within the regional programs in Ontario, as well as in international research. Currently, Dr. Koudys is a consulting psychologist with Dalton and Associates and provides clinical supervision for IBI/ABA programs in the Toronto, Central East, Central West, and Hamilton-Niagara regions. She also provides psychological and diagnostic assessments for children and adolescents.

Nancy discovered her passion for the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in 1998 when she first started working with children with autism. Since then, she’s had the privilege of working with hundreds of children with autism and their families across Ontario. She’s enjoyed supervising Intensive Behavioral Intervention (IBI) programs through various non-profit and private agencies, as well as training clinical staff on how to implement these programs.

A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Nancy completed her Master of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in Behaviour Analysis at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has published research in the flagship Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA) and has presented at both provincial and international conferences.

Joan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) who completed her MA and Ph.D. from Teachers College Columbia University in Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education. While completing her MA and Ph.D.  and working in CABAS Schools, Joan obtained New York State teaching certifications for regular and special education, as well as the CABAS Associate Behavior Analyst and CABAS Assistant Research Scientistranks.Joan’s experience includes working with children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, and behaviour disorders since 2000.In addition to providing clinical supervision for ABA programs in the Greater Toronto Area, Joan has taught graduate courses at Brock University and Western University and is supervising graduate students who are pursuing certification in behaviour analysis. Joan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA), the co-chair of the Professional Regulation Committee, and a member of the Education Task Force.She represented ONTABA in the Provincial Advisory Team for the Pilot to Improve School-Based Supports for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2017-2018.  Currently Joan also serves on the Boardof Directors forthe Foundation for the Advancement of a StrategicScience of Teaching (FASST).

Headshot of Anita SharmaAnita Sharma is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She received her Masters in Education from the University of Toronto, and completed the Florida Institute of Technology BACB verified course sequence.

Anita has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis for over 10 years. She has designed and supervised comprehensive and focused ABA programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ranging in age from 2 to 18 years old.

Anita has experience working in both government funded and private practice settings. Currently Anita is an Assistant Clinical Supervisor overseeing ABA programs in the Niagara Region.

Anita has experience providing supervision to staff, and also has experience working with families and other professionals to provide high quality, evidence-based services. She is a member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, as well ABA International.

Jessica Cauchi is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and Clinical Director of Atlas Behaviour Consultation. She received her Master of Science degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis from St. Cloud State University in Minneapolis. She has over 10 years of experience using Applied Behaviour Analysis to teach children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Jessica has worked with diverse populations of children with developmental disabilities and holds a strong interest in the use of ABA to teach children as is evidenced by her experience in research applying ABA methodologies to various teaching targets and populations.

Jessica has experience providing supervision of staff, training and workshop presentation, and working with families and other professionals to provide high quality, evidence-based services. She is a member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis, as well ABA International and is familiar with current research as well as government and educational policies for children in Ontario.

Kay Narula is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) and Clinical Director of Hope Autism Services. She received her Master of Applied Disability Studies from Brock University in Ontario. She has over 10 years of experience using Applied Behaviour Analysis to teach children with autism and other developmental disabilities.

Kay has experience working in both government funded and private practice setting. She also currently teaches in psychology and Autism programs at Seneca College.

Kay is an active participant in the community via various initiatives like awareness campaigns through TV & Radio interviews, workshops and seminars.

She is a member of Ontario Association of Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrics and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).

April Stauffer is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She received her Master of Arts degree in Education and Digital Technology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology in 2015 and completed the Florida Institute of Technology BACB verified course sequence. April is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers.

April has been working in the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis for over 15 years. She has designed and supervised comprehensive and focused ABA programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder ranging in age from 2 to 12 years old. Her areas of specialization include communication and language development, behaviour reduction, feeding interventions and academic programming.

April is an Assistant Clinical Supervisor overseeing ABA programs in the Durham Region. She is the Clinical Manager at One Care Inc. and also teaches part time at Durham College in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Shauna Markowitz, M.ADS, BCBA, has 15 years’ experience working with children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She earned a Masters of Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from Brock University in 2010. She became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) in October 2010. She earned an Honours B.A. in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario in 2005.  Shauna is also a member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA). 

Shauna uses ABA to help learners acquire new skills such as language, conversation skills, life skills, academics, and social skills. She believes that with ABA there is no “one size fits all” form of treatment. She customizes each intervention based on the learner’s skill set, needs, preferences, interests and family situation. Shauna has seen how early intervention and intensive treatment can lead to great outcomes.

Being a behaviour analyst allows Shauna to combine her passion for the profession with her compassion for children and their families. 

Jaime Greenspan, M.ADS, BCBA, is a Supervisor of the Behaviour Therapy Program at Children’s Support Solutions. She earned a Masters of Applied Disability Studies, with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from Brock University in 2017.  Jaime also earned an Honours B.A. in Psychology from Wilfred Laurier University in 2013. She became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2017. Jaime is also a member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and continues to develop her skills by attending workshops, conferences, and seminars throughout the year.

With particular expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Jaime has over seven years of experience working in the field of ABA with children and youth diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Jaime has experience creating and monitoring training programs for therapists, caregivers, and other professionals. She also has over six years of experience working collaboratively with other professionals, including teachers, SLPs, and OTs.

In her approach to therapy, Jaime stresses the importance of creating individualized treatment plans for her clients. Based on the strengths and areas of need, she works collaboratively with clinical teams to develop comprehensive or focused programming for each of her clients. Jaime enjoys working collaboratively with groups and being able to learn and grow professionally from colleagues.

Milena is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and has been working within the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) for over 14 years. Milena holds a Masters Degree in Applied Disability Studies with a concentration in ABA from Brock University as well as an Honours Bachelor of Science degree with a specialization in Psychology from the University of Toronto.

Milena has been working with a diverse client population from early childhood to late adulthood. She has extensive experience supporting people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and adolescents and adults with a dual diagnosis (Developmental Disability [i.e. ASD, Intellectual Disability] and a concurrent mental health diagnosis). She provides supervision for clients receiving Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) services as well as children, adolescents, and adults receiving ABA services. Milena has extensive experience conducting skills assessments, including ABLLS-R, VB-MAPP, and AFLS. She is experienced in developing and supervising programming to address a variety of skills, including school readiness, receptive and expressive language, self-help, and social skills, among others.  She supports adults with a dual diagnosis and severe challenging behaviour by completing Functional Behavioural Assessments, developing Behaviour Intervention Plans, and training staff and other mediators in implementing behaviour plans.

Milena continuously attends workshops and conferences to further her professional development. This includes participation in bi-monthly journal reading groups. In addition, Milena is a member of the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA), the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), and the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS). Milena was Board Secretary of ONTABA and Conference Co-chair for 2017 and 2018. She is a member of the ONTABA Education Task Force and was a subcommittee member of the ONTABA Scientific Expert Taskforce for the Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (OSETT-ASD). She is the coauthor of a chapter on the application of ABA principles for supporting individuals with Angelman Syndrome as well as a co-author of a journal article on self-injurious behaviours and pain. 

In addition, Milena has led numerous ABA training workshops for ABA staff as well as non-ABA support personnel within adult day programs. She has presented on ABA in school settings, Interprofessional Collaboration, and Behavioural Pharmacology, among other topics. Milena is currently a part-time professor at George Brown College within the Centre for Health Sciences teaching courses in the Behavioural Science Technician Program and the Autism and Behavioural Science Program.

Milena is strongly committed to supporting people with a developmental disability and their families. She is passionate about the field of ABA and is dedicated to promoting its growth and development.

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