ABA Staff at ABA2DAY - Newtown Square and Media, PA
Alonna Marcus MS, BCBA, CEO
Alonna Marcus ( AKA Allie) is the founder and Clinical Director of ABA2DAY BEHAVIOR SERVICES. Allie graduated with her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. She received her BCBA in 2007. She is currently enrolled in an Doctoral Educational Psychology program with a focus on Special Education at Temple University.
Allie has experience working with early intervention, adolescents and adults with developmental delays and/or behavioral challenges. She has a passion for working with children, adolescents and adults with special needs. She enjoys creating programs and classes for children that will enhance independence and increase participation in all aspects of daily life.
Christian Sawyer, M.Ed., BCBA
An alumnus of the University of Delaware, Christian holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy and graduated in 2007. While pursuing a Master's Degree in Education with a focus in School Counseling from Wilmington University that year, he became a staff member at Easter Seals and worked in teaching social skills and arranging community outings for teenagers and adults in the special education program. During his coursework in Wilmington University, Christian began interning as a School Counselor at Appoquinimink High School running individual and group therapies for the students until completion of the degree.
Christian graduated in 2009 and joined ABA2DAY Behavior Services as a Behavior Therapist that same year. He continued his education by completing Penn State's certification program in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2010 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He now works as one of ABA2DAY's Behavior Consultants.
Jacqueline Godwin M.S., BCBA
Undergraduate: West Chester University; BS in Psychology. 2006
Graduate: St. Cloud State University; MS in Behavior Analysis. 2009
Jacquie first began utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis as an instructor in 2003 while she was still completing her undergraduate degree. During this time, she was responsible for implementing home and school programs as well as behavioral interventions with children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. In 2007, Jacquie began her supervisory role and continues developing and overseeing programs for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum today. In January 2012, Jacquie joined the team at ABA2DAY Behavior Services!
Julie Dunn, M.S., BCBA
Undergraduate: Penn State University; BA in Psychology and Public Relations
Graduate: Saint Joseph's University; MS in Criminal Justice with Behavior Analysis concentration.
In 2007, Julie first entered the field as an ABA therapist working in the home and school environments. Later as a Supervisor/Consultant, she began overseeing home and school based ABA treatment programs for young children with autism.
Julie joined ABA2DAY Behavior Services in May of 2012 where she continues to develop programming and behavior interventions based on functional assessment of challenging behaviors as well as provide staff and parent training.
Rachel Goldwasser M.Ed., BCBA
Undergraduate: University of Delaware; BS in Elementary and Special Education; Math Discipline
Graduate: University of Delaware; M.Ed. in Autism and Severe Disabilities; Autism teaching certification in Delaware University of North Texas; Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certificate, BCBA
Rachel was a teacher in the Delaware Public Schools where she taught students with autism and severe disabilities for eight years. As a teacher, she worked with students in kindergarten through fifth grade and provided training to staff and parents. Rachel’s passion is working with students with challenging behaviors and severe disabilities. In August 2012, Rachel joined ABA2DAY Behavior Services where she continues to work with students to develop educational programming and behavior interventions based on functional assessment of challenging behaviors as well as provide staff and parent training.
Jami Prokoff, M.Ed., BCBA
Undergraduate: West Chester University; BA in Psychology
Graduate: Temple University; M.Ed. in Education with an Applied Behavior Analysis concentration
Jami began working with children that have special needs in a residential setting in 2002 where she eventually worked her way up to a supervisor position. She learned how to use the principles of ABA to decrease challenging behaviors in addition to developing programs to teach skills necessary to increase the independence of the clients that they served. After witnessing the immense progress that can be achieved through applied behavior analysis, she decided to pursue a master’s degree at Temple University. During her time at Temple, Jami gained additional experience with early intervention using ABA/VB techniques and with the acquired brain injury population through internships and practicums.
Since earning her degree, Jami has been providing behavior consultation in the development of home programs and school consultation with children with autism. Her primary interests include Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior and language development in children with autism. She joined ABA2Day in March of 2013.