Who We Are
Board Certified Behavior Analysts
Practitioners of behavior analysis provide services consistent with the dimensions of ABA. Common services may include, but are not limited to, conducting behavioral assessments, analyzing data, writing and revising behavior-analytic treatment plans, training others to implement components of treatment plans, and overseeing the implementation of treatment plans. Behavior analysts are qualified to provide services to clients with a variety of needs, including skill deficits (e.g., communication, adaptive behavior), and problem behavior (e.g., aggression, self-injurious behavior), among others. All programs and treatment plans are supervised by a BCBA.
Elizabeth Ginder , MSSW, BCBA, LBA
Elizabeth Ginder is the Clinical Director of ABA Interventions, LLC. Elizabeth specializes in working with children ages 2 through early adulthood. She has experience working with children diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, as well as children with severe, challenging behaviors. Elizabeth also has a strong background in parent, teacher and staff training. Her focus is on verbal behavior, skill acquisition and teaching children how to have fun!
"A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside."
Mary Hanks, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Jenny Baggett, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Mary graduated from the University of Washington in 2015 with a Master of Education with a concentration in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. She has experience working with individuals ages 2 to 18 with both developmental and physical disabilities in a variety of settings including school, home, community, and center-based. Mary focuses on both skill acquisition development and teaching functional living skills.
From the Director: Mary is fantastic with Natural Environment Training; I can't believe how much my own NET skills have improved since watching her in session. Her sessions look very natural and her clients are always ready to play and learn!
Jenny received her Master of Education with a concentration in Special
Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Vanderbilt University in
2012. She has worked in a variety of settings with young children with
autism through adults with dual diagnosis. She has a passion for
teaching functional communication so children can access and fully
experience the world around them. Her goal is to always provide
family-centered treatments by working on skills that are important to
Registered Behavior Technicians
The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who practices under the supervision of a BCBA. Our RBTs are responsible for direct implementation of behavior analytic services and following treatment plans and goals designed by a BCBA.
Crystal Wilson, B.A., RBT
Crystal is qualified through the BACB as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). She graduated with a Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2013. While at UT, worked as an assistant in the behavioral learning lab researching ADHD as well as conducting experiments, testing, and analyzing data.
Cresanna Kahrl, RBT
Cresanna is qualified through the BACB as a Registered Behavior Technician. She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Religious Education/Counseling from Davis College. Cresanna has 12 years of experience as an autism support provider working with children ages 3-12 in the home, schools, and community. Cresanna has strengths in behavior management, language development/verbal behavior, and parent training.
From the Director: Cresanna is the most wonderfully stubborn and strong willed therapist I have EVER supervised. With that being said, she will not give up until the child reaches mastery. She pours her energy and heart into every minute of every session. She does a great job pulling siblings into sessions and making sure the family is full involved in therapy.
Katie Wood, B.S., RBT
Katie is qualified through the BACB as a registered Behavior Technician. Katie is the ABA Interventions Lead Therapist and Coordinator of the Preschool Readiness Program and also conducts individual therapy sessions. Katie has extensive experience as a lead preschool teacher and as a preschool director. Katie's philosophy: "An educator’s role in early childhood education should be to facilitate learning in an environment that meets the individual needs and interests of each child. As an experienced teacher/director, I believe that a collaborative effort with parents is of utmost importance in order to meet a child’s unique developmental needs."
From the Director: Katie is the perfect combination of an amazing teacher and an amazing therapist. Katie has brought our preschool program to an entirely new level and truly prepares these kids for real life classroom. Katie rarely misses work, but when she is out, we hear kids all day long asking, "where's Miss Katie!??"
Emilie Conard, B.S., RBT
Emilie is qualified through the BACB as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Emilie has 6 years of experience working with children and teens diagnosed with Autism and developmental disabilities.
Cory Kleppe, RBT
Cory is qualified through the BACB as a Registered Behavior Technician. He is a
University of Tennessee graduate with degrees in Child and Family Studies and Psychology. He joined
our team as an intern in August 2017 and quickly fell in love with the methodology that ABA
Interventions uses to implement significant change in our clients’ lives. Cory has experience
with children in school settings and has a passion for helping children reach their full potential.
Diagnostic and Assessment Services
Dr. Charles Galyon
Dr. Galyon specializes in childhood disorders and behavior. He primarily works with children ages 2 through 13 years old and provides diagnostic evaluations, parent education and consultation, and direct treatment for a variety of disorders. He is also affiliated with the University of Tennessee as a clinical research associate. He has a strong background in assessment and treatment of learning disorders, challenging behaviors, tic disorders, and compulsive behavioral disorders. His focus is on helping children develop appropriate, successful behaviors and improving their long-term outcomes.
Dr. Galyon is now in Knoxville at the ABA Interventions Center full time!
Phone: (865) 983-1899
Jenna Harp, Office Manager
Jenna graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in business administration/business in 2006. She has been working in the medical field for over 20 years both on the clinical and business side since 1998. Jenna loves helping people and animals. She lives in Harriman with her husband and 3 dogs. Together, they believe that they can make a difference in this world and will continue to do their part!