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Our Team


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., BCBA, LBA

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 joined the Footsteps team in 2018 as a Registered Behavior Technician and, after completing the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program at the Florida Institute of Technology, became a BCBA in 2021. With her unique experiences conducting diagnostic assessments, Kelsey brings an extremely valuable perspective to her role as a BCBA. In addition to her experience providing ABA services to children across school, home, and clinic settings, she has also co-led social skills groups for adolescents and teens. Kelsey loves working with school teams and families to help them meet their goals, and she is very excited to continue her BCBA career with the Footsteps team!

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