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About Our Team

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Nora Coyle

CEO, Clinical Director
MA, BCBA, COBA

Nora has been working with children of all ages and disabilities since 2005. She was as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher in Colorado Springs, Colorado for 4 years and an ABA therapist in a clinic setting during the summers.

In November 2007, she received the Teacher's First Award for Southern Colorado. In 2009, Nora became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and began working with Autistic children and their families in their homes, community, and schools in Dayton, Ohio.

Nora founded Achieve Together Behavior Services, LLC in 2009 to provide children and families with the opportunity to grow and have a balanced and happy life. She has worked with children from 2 to 19 years old on the autism spectrum.  Nora received her Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-6 teaching) and a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education. Nora specializes in conversation, language and social skills.

Nora enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience of empathy in the workplace to other ABA agencies through Nora's Empathy At Work Program.

Alex has been blessed to work with ATBS since 2018. As a military spouse, Alex has had the opportunity to work in a variety of jobs over the years. She has managed international logistics accounts for a Fortune 500 company, worked in operations for national grocery store chains, and run a small health and wellness facility.  She has extensive experience in both logistics and account management and she excels at systems analysis and organization.

 

When Alex first began working at ATBS, she quickly fell in love with ABA, as a compassionate and dignified approach to helping others. Her work at ATBS soon became not only a job, but something in which she passionately believes. Her favorite parts of her job are getting to see the kids that ATBS supports and getting to know and support the amazing parents that come through these doors.

Over the years, Alex has learned that what makes a job truly special isn’t what you are doing, but the people with whom you are doing it. Alex is so honored to be working among such an exceptional team and to be able to fully believe in work that ATBS accomplishes. 

Alexandra Tyson

COO

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Jessica Johnson

MS, BCBA, COBA

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Jessica carries a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked in the field of ABA since 2009 and has welcomed all the different perspectives of the autism spectrum.

Jessica brings a high level of skill, functional tools, creativity, compassion, and kindness to every family she serves. She enjoys this work because of all the wonderful people she gets to meet, the confidence she sees kids acquire and how the lives of families change because of it.

Specializing in young children, she focuses on decreasing problem behavior and creating an environment where kids are motivated to do amazing things. She's been with ATBS since 2015.

Lily Powers has been with ATBS since 2021 and been in the field since 2019. Lily brings sunshine and light with her wherever she goes, which her happy clients can attest to. She shares her impressive knowledge and experience with augmented communication with us and her clients.

Lily has a brother with autism and has a heart for everyone blessed to know someone on the autism spectrum. Lily brings her passion, care, and effervescent personality to every aspect of therapy--for her clients, their families and their siblings.

 

Lily and ATBS hosts Sib Shops in Dayton once a quarter.

Lily Powers

BCBA, COBA

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Sarah Hudgens

Clinical Director of Learning Pods
MS, BCBA, COBA
Intervention Specialist

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Sarah Yahna (Hudgens), is an accomplished Intervention Specialist and BCBA. With 14 years of experience teaching grades k-12 in Beavercreek, Milford, and St. Louis public school districts, teaching academics, life skills, and transition/pre-vocational skills. Sarah was honored to be selected as Teacher of the Year in 2017 for Beavercreek City Schools. She served on the district’s behavior support team for 3 years, consulting and working with teachers within the district, as well as assisting in training teachers and paraprofessionals in principles of ABA.  She will provide ongoing training, and supervision of our Learning Pod program individually and in a group setting.

Sarah was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. She has been involved with children and adults with special needs the majority of her life, in the classroom, residential and group home settings. She graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor's degree as an Intervention Specialist in 2007, and began teaching children with mild/moderate/severe disabilities. Sarah attended Florida Tech Institute with a focus in behavior analysis. She enjoys the challenges and milestones that working in this field brings and especially teaching life skills and social skills.

 

Sarah enjoys running, biking, hiking and competitive Irish dancing. She has been with ATBS since 2017 providing behavior therapy and consultation as an Intervention Specialist.

Zane Ferguson has been with ATBS since 2016 and a BCBA since 2021. In 2020, he published a research article in conjunction with Dr. Fred Peterson, Psy.D. Zane became an Elevatus Trainer in 2021 to provide the community and ATBS with an evidenced based approach to increasing accessibility of sex and sexuality education for the I/DD population for ATBS. 

Zane has worked with young children, teens, and young adults. He brings with him experience in sex education, research and advocacy. He is passionate about reducing incarceration through early intervention.

Zane is excellent at working with teens, navigating complex social situations with teens and creating social group activities for all ages.

He oversees our Social Groups to ensure clients are happy to be there and feel safe to grow. Zane's impact on clients is evident by how excited the clients are when he's in their sessions.

Zane enjoys spending his personal time seeing live music, doing oil painting, and playing tabletop and board games.

Zane Ferguson

M.Ed, BCBA, COBA

Elevatus,
Clinical Director Designee
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Kate has been with ATBS since February of 2021. She graduated from Miami University with a BA in Social Psychology. Kate has a long history of customer service and mentorship. When she came to the ATBS team, she quickly fell in love with the amazing kiddos as well as the ATBS Philosophy. Kate enjoys providing the organization and resources needed for the therapists to practice such excellent therapy, but her favorite part of working at ATBS is meeting and creating those unique relationships with so many incredible families. 

 

Kate is a dedicated Yogi and has been practicing since she was 14. She is also a self-proclaimed coffee addict and thinks there is nothing better than curling up with coffee and a good book. 

Kate Whitehair

Executive Assistant
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