Liz Van Dorn, M.S., BCBA, LBA
Liz is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who graduated from Auburn University with a master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), specializing in developmental disabilities. Liz became certified as a BCBA in 2008, although her experience helping individuals with disabilities dates back to 2005. Since becoming certified, Liz has practiced ABA in many contexts including school consultation, parent training, in-home therapy, clinic-based services, and staff training/supervision. While she has worked with school-aged children for the majority of her career, she has also had the privilege of serving individuals of all ages. From teaching young children at an early intervention preschool to supervising services for young adults at a residential program and writing treatment plans for seniors at a day facility, Liz considers herself blessed to have impacted such a diverse population of clients. Through these experiences, she has identified a clear passion for helping those with the least access to funding, especially in the areas of challenging behavior and daily living.
Maura Weaver, M.S., BCBA, LBA
Maura attended Auburn University for her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation & Disability Studies before moving to Boston, MA to pursue her master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Soon after, she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Maura has been working with individuals with disabilities in different capacities since 2011. Her expertise includes natural environment teaching (NET), verbal behavior (VB), early intervention (EI), classroom consultation, parent training, and staff supervision. She has worked as a BCBA in various environments including ABA-based schools, homes, clinics, and public/private schools. Maura has extensive experience in classroom consultation, set-up, and training. She enjoys transitioning children into regular education classrooms, and has trained many classroom teachers and aides on how to easily and successfully integrate ABA techniques in a classroom setting.
Kelsey Jackson, M.A., RBT
Kelsey graduated with her master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2014. She has worked with children and adults of all ages as a Certified Specialist of Psychometry (CSP) since 2013 and is currently a CSP at Silver Linings Neurodevelopment. Kelsey is also enrolled in the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at the Florida Institute of Technology and joined the Footsteps team in 2018 as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). With these unique opportunities, Kelsey has been able to strengthen her clinical skills both as a CSP and RBT. In addition to diagnostic testing and direct therapy services, she has also co-led social skills groups for adolescents and teens. Kelsey loves working with children and families to help them meet their goals, and she is very excited to be a part of the Footsteps team!
Susannah Torres, B.A., RBT
Susannah graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and minors in Psychology and Women’s Studies. While she has enjoyed a variety of careers, from assisting a defense attorney to producing film/video locally and nationally, her love of ABA began while providing early intervention services. Ultimately, Susannah earned her certification as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) and began providing/supervising ABA services in a classroom setting until transitioning into an administrative role. While Susannah has taken a break from ABA since that time, she is excited to return to her love of working directly with clients as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) with the Footsteps team!