Jim Phillips, PhD, LP, BCBA-D
Jim began his career in the field of developmental disabilities in 1975 while completing his B.A. in Psychology at SUNY Binghamton. He earned his Ph.D. from West Virginia University in 1984. Jim has worked as psychologist at J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, NC, and then as Director of Psychology Services at Murdoch Developmental Center. During his career, Jim established and served the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis (NCABA) and co-authored several publications on staff training and management, teaching adaptive skills, and reducing interfering behavior in individuals diagnosed with intellectual disability. Upon his retirement from the state of North Carolina in 2013, he expanded his work in the field of autism and behavior analysis, adding his professional skills to ASNC’s Clinical Department.
Jessica LeBoeuf, PhD, LP
Jessica began working with people Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities in 1995 as direct support staff. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University at Albany and later received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from Louisiana State University with a concentration in autism and developmental disabilities. While in graduate school, Jessica focused her research on challenging behaviors, autism symptoms in adults, and early identification of autism in toddlers. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with rotations focused on severe behavioral challenges and feeding disorders. Prior to ASNC, Jessica spent four years at Murdoch Developmental Center as psychologist for the specialized programs STARS and BART, which served individuals with developmental disabilities, co-occurring mental health diagnoses, and severe behavioral challenges.
Tanya Carter-Reichle, MA, LPA
Tanya has been a Psychological Associate for ASNC since April 2011. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from UNC-Chapel Hill and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from NC Central University. Tanya began her career at Murdoch Developmental Center, where she gained experience in writing and monitoring behavior intervention plans using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. Over the past 25 years, she has worked for a variety of agencies including Shigley Family Psychological Services, Autism Services, Inc., and the TEACCH Program. In these settings, she provided psychological consultation to group homes for adults with autism, conducted assessments of young children with developmental disabilities, led structured teaching sessions for families with children or adults with autism, and consulted to classrooms serving students with autism. Tanya currently works for ASNC and the TEACCH Program Carolina Living and Learning Center (CLLC). She especially enjoys working directly with individuals with autism and collaborating with their families.
Erica Brown, MA, BCBA
Erica graduated from Salem College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University, Teachers College. Erica began her career at the Mariposa School for Children with Autism where she served as both an instructor and a Program Coordinator for social skills programs and afterschool one-on-one programs that used the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis. She also developed a track-out program for students with autism and other developmental delays. While pursuing her master’s, Erica worked full-time in a self-contained preschool classroom and an inclusion first-grade classroom that employed behavior analytic principles. In 2013, Erica began working at the Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment as a consultant and later as the Director of Training and Staff Development. During this time, Erica worked with graduate students seeking the BCBA credential. In 2016, Erica joined the Autism Society of North Carolina. As a part of her role, Erica leads several LLI cases and assists in the design and implementation of training initiatives and onboarding for the department’s Registered Behavior Technicians.
Melissa Brown, Insurance Intake and Personnel Coordinator
Melissa has been with ASNC since 2015. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, she worked as the coordinator of a group home for adults with autism. She gained experience in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis by providing one-on-one therapy as a senior instructor at the Mariposa School for Children with Autism. She then worked in an autism classroom at Wake County Public Schools before joining ASNC’s LifeLong Interventions program as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). In this position, she provided intensive in-home behavioral therapy for both adults and children with autism and assisted in training incoming RBTs. In 2016, she presented a poster at the NC Association for Applied Behavior Analysis conference that analyzed treatment efficacy for adults on the spectrum and was awarded for having the Best Professional Level poster. Melissa accepted the role of Clinical Intake Coordinator in January 2017 and is excited to assist and connect with families seeking clinical services.
Maggie Zoller, MA, BCBA
Maggie joined the ASNC Clinical team in 2017 and has worked with individuals with autism since 2008. She received her master’s in Human Services Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2013. While pursuing her master’s, she worked at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD, in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Unit, where she gained valuable experience in the assessment and treatment of problem behavior, as well as parent training. Maggie is passionate about creating evidence-based programming that improves the lives of individuals with ASD and their families and is honored to provide LifeLong Interventions in the Triangle region.
Shiquita M. Hyman, MS, LPA, LPCA
Shiquita began working with people with intellectual/developmental disabilities in 2007 as a service coordinator. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Winthrop University and later received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology from Francis Marion University in 2011. Shortly after graduating, Shiquita accepted a position as a Staff Psychologist at Murdoch Developmental Center. There she gained experience in writing and monitoring behavior support plans using Applied Behavior Analysis. While at Murdoch, Shiquita worked in multiple cottages, serving individuals diagnosed with varying degrees of intellectual/developmental disabilities and problem behaviors. Her final assignment included responsibilities as psychologist for the specialized programs BART and BART Next Step, which served adult males with intellectual/ developmental disabilities, co-occurring mental health diagnoses, and severe behavioral challenges. Shiquita also provided services throughout all of Statewide Programs at Murdoch as the Special Therapies Coordinator. In her current role with ASNC, Shiquita provides clinical consultation in the Triad, Fayetteville, and Triangle regions.
Alyssa McElwee, M.Ed., BCBA
Alyssa joined the ASNC LifeLong Interventions team in 2016 as a Registered Behavior Technician and became a Clinical Professional in 2017 after obtaining certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Alyssa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Developmental Psychology from Framingham State University and completed her Master of Education degree in Foundations in Behavior Analysis from the University of Cincinnati. Alyssa has worked with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2011 across residential, classroom, clinic, and in-home settings. She also has experience working as a special education teacher for Johnston County Schools and as a developmental therapist for Cornerstone Family Services, teaching communication, skill acquisition, and behavior reduction goals to children ages birth through three with developmental delays. Alyssa is passionate about working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families, and she is excited to be part of ASNC’s LifeLong Interventions program in the Triangle.