A listing of key BCS employees
Alison Hulshof, M.A. Owner and Clinical Supervisor earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education with an Emphasis in Elementary Education from Northern State University and her Master’s Degree in Multi-Categorical Special Education with Emphasis in Learning Disabilities/Applied Behavior Analysis from University of South Dakota. Alison has worked with kids and adults with Autism and special needs for 10 years. Her primary focus is diagnosing and testing for the clinical team, developing treatment plans and programming specific to the client’s needs, developing and working with schools and families to determine appropriate services and treatment for clients.
Tracy J. Stephens, Ph.D., BCBA-D. Dr. Stephens practices as a Licensed Psychologist with Behavior Care Specialists, Inc. in Sioux Falls, SD. She earned her Ph.D. in education/school psychology from the University of Iowa. Dr. Stephens is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has extensive experience in Applied Behavior Analysis, diagnosing and providing therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as providing consultations and training for families, educators and service providers working with all individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral disorders.
Christie Reit, M.S., BCBA. Our B.C.S. Clinical Supervisor earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from South Dakota State University in 2003 and her Master’s Degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2005 specializing in Clinical Behavioral Psychology. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2010. Christie has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum for 9 years. Her primary focus is developing and monitoring ABA programs for young children with autism but she also has experience in diagnosis, parent training and presenting lectures to audiences regarding the autism spectrum.
Stephanie Snow, Special Education teacher/therapist: Stephanie earned her Bachelors degree in both Elementary and Special Education in May of 2013, and also has an endorsement in Early Childhood Special Education from May 2013. Stephanie will have an Autism Certificate by August 2014. She has worked with children with disabilities for the past 10 years as a coach, teacher and ABA Therapy Provider.
Lisa Weisbecker, BCaBA: Lisa works as a clinical supervisor at BCS who earned her Bachelors degree in community health education from the University of Kansas in 2007. She became a board certified behavior analyst assistant in 2011. Lisa has been working with children on the autism spectrum for the past six years. Her primary focus is working with families in satellite locations on ABA program writing, staff training, treatment plans, parent training, social groups, as well as working with children in the school setting. She strives to provide children and families with the best possible ABA therapy services so they are able to reach their full potential.
Patrick Millar, BCaBA: Patrick works as a Lead Therapist at BCS who earned his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from South Dakota State University in 2010. Patrick has been practicing Applied Behavior Analysis in a clinical setting for the past three years. He works with school districts and also with families in the home. Patrick works with children in a variety of ages, and also helps them learn social skills through practice and hands on experiences.
Kelli Malsom, Clinical Supervisor at the Aberdeen Learning Center: Kelli earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education/ Child and Family Studies with a minor in Special Education from St. Cloud State University. Kelli has worked with children diagnosed with Autism in a clinical setting conducting Applied Behavior Analysis therapy for the past 10 years as well as in a classroom setting. She focuses on creating programs and treatment plans specific to each client’s needs, as well as their families. She strives to provide every possible opportunity to each client in order to reach his or her full potential in life.
Heather Schwab: ABA Trainer at the Aberdeen Learning Center: Heather earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with a minor in English from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. She has taken additional coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) through the Florida Institute of Technology, and is currently working toward obtaining a Masters of Science in autism and ABA through the Sage Colleges in New York. She has been with the company since 2011, and works primarily with the non-verbal children. In addition to designing and maintaining treatment plans for children, Heather takes on the responsibility of training new staff, improving skills of current staff, and assisting with developing procedures and treatment plans that utilize the strategies of applied behavior analysis and the principles of learning.
Katherine Malsom, BCaBA: Katherine works as a lead therapist since joining Behavior Care Specialists in 2013. She earned her Bachelor’s Degrees in Psychology and Education with minors in Sociology and History in 2003 from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. She became a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in 2011. Katherine has been working with children with a variety of diagnosis including Autism since 2004 in the education, residential, home and center based settings.