Christine has been providing ABA services to children on the autism spectrum since 1995. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development and Psychology with honors from Vanderbilt University, and then went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Special Education, also through Vanderbilt University. Christine has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2002 and became licensed by the Virginia Department of Medicine in 2012. She started the Mea’Alofa Autism Support Center with co-founder, Keri Peko, in 2006 to better meet the needs of families and children with autism in the Hampton Roads area. Since beginning her career in working with children with autism, she has assisted hundreds of children along the autism spectrum and their families.
Michelle earned her Bachelor degree in Music Performance and Education from the University of Iowa in 2001. After teaching in public schools for several years she returned to the University of Iowa and graduated with a Masters of the Arts in Special Education in 2007. Since that time Michelle has worked with children with autism and various other disabilities in public and private schools as well as clinical settings in the United States and abroad. Michelle has been a BCBA since January 2013 and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Board of Medicine. She also serves as the Exceptional Kids Coordinator for a church in Richmond. Michelle lives in Portsmouth with her husband, two children and dog. When not working, she enjoys running, yoga, home improvement projects and going on adventures with her family.
Bonnie graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from California State University, East Bay in 2007. In 2013, Bonnie completed her BCaBA certification through the Florida Institute of Technology’s program. She has worked with children with Autism and other developmental delays since 2007. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, camping, boating and spending time in the outdoors with her husband and son.
Krystal graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology and started working with children with Autism and other developmental delays soon after. She is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis at Arizona State University. In her free time, Krystal enjoys spending time with her family, completing DIY projects around the house and traveling.
Beth Schiferl graduated from Liberty University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She has worked with children with Autism and other developmental delays since 2007 and hopes to work towards her Masters degree in the near future. In her free time, Beth enjoys spending time with her family, sports and being outdoors.
Lily has been providing ABA services since 2005 first working with the Lovaas Early Intervention Institute in Ontario, CA. Lily joined the MASC family as soon as she moved to Virginia in 2009. She received her Bachelor’s in 2012 from the Culinary Institute of Virginia and in 2014 she received her Masters in Business from South University. Lily is currently working on her Master in Especial Education at Arizona State University and is looking forward to obtaining her BCBA in the near future. She has one son and spends all of her free time at Karate and soccer with him.
Liz has been working with children with special needs since she was young and is truly passionate about what she does. Liz graduated from Tidewater Community College with an Associate degree in Science and recently received her certification as a Registered Behavior Technician in April 2015. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Old Dominion University. In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing by the pool and watching romantic dramas.
Destinee Dews will graduate from Old Dominion University in December 2015 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She received her RBT certification in June of 2015. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, couponing, and crafting.
Clancey Page graduated from Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Spanish in 2013. Her passion for working with children with Autism and other developmental delays comes from her nephew who teaches her something new every day. Clancey began providing ABA services in 2014 and plans to begin pursuing her master’s degree and BCBA in the near future. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends or reading.
Michele started working at MASC in 2009. She and her family moved here from Syracuse NY, where Michele worked in human resources and the medical field for years. She enjoys spending time with her family by the pool or at the beach.