AUTISM AND BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS TEAM
Paige VanMeter, QASP-S, Director of Clinical Operations
I am an East Texas native and am passionate about serving my home community. I have a B.S. in Psychology from Texas State University. My graduate work from the University of West Florida is in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Exceptional Student Learning. I have served both adult and child clients with Autism and other behavioral concerns in the home and in a treatment center setting. I have extensive knowledge/experience in special education and the public school system; I am proud to be a resource and advocate for children and their families. My area of expertise includes early intervention, social skills training, educational advocacy and parent training. I consider myself blessed to have the opportunity to play a role in the development of every client I’m able to serve.
My life after hours is filled spending time with my family and my two dogs that I adore. I enjoy engaging in activities that allow me to be expressive and creative, including practicing calligraphy. I am also proficient in American Sign Language and spend time volunteering in the Deaf community and interpreting appointments for Deaf individuals.
Mallory Ford, Director of Operations
I was born and raised in the Kilgore/Longview area and am so thrilled to be able to bring these services home to my community. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from Centenary College of Louisiana and my graduate work is through the Florida Institute of Technology, studying Professional Applied Behavior Analysis. I have been so fortunate to study under some incredible trailblazers in our field. Post-undergraduate, I have worked consistently with young children on the Autism spectrum and with a variety of cognitive and developmental diagnoses. Having such a variety in the clients that I have served has been instrumental in providing me with well-rounded, diverse experience. I am passionate about being a support to my clients and their families by providing therapeutic services, including parent/caregiver training and vocational/life skills training.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time on my family’s farm, playing/watching sports and raising my Border Collie and Great Dane.
Janeava P. Winters, ABAT
I joined the Autism & Behavior Analysis Team as a therapist during the conception stage of the clinic and have loved every second of being able to grow alongside my clients and other clinicians. I have been a certified ABA Therapist since 2020 and have dedicated the last 3 years to honing in on my skills as a therapist through continuing education courses/workshops. I was promoted to the Program Manager role in 2022, where I am learning to assist in creating goals and plans for clients, analyze data and manage their progress.
Throughout my life, I have always felt called to serve individuals with different abilities in whatever capacity possible. In high school, I volunteered for my district’s Special Olympics events and at Truman Smith Children’s Care Center. After graduating from Gilmer, I worked as a caregiver for multiple children with different abilities. I am also on the Board of Directors for the Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo and am the rodeo’s Director of the Wrangler Committee and Director of the Float Committee. I helped to build the Handicapable Rodeo program so that all children can participate in events at the Round-Up.
In 2017, my family adopted two children, one of which is on the Autism Spectrum. My little brother has opened my eyes to a whole new world & was the final straw that encouraged me to pursue a career in Autism therapy! I believe it is my life’s purpose to make a difference in our community and to help individuals reach their fullest potential! I am thrilled to be a foundational member of the Autism & Behavior Analysis Team and can’t wait to see the growth we experience in the coming years.
Caleb Warren, ABAT
I was born in Kilgore and raised in Gladewater. I have a B.A. in Psychology from Stephen F. Austin State University. My favorite courses were Clinical Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. I plan on returning to SFA for my Master’s and pursuing a career in counseling for adolescents. I am excited to support the children of this community and help make an impact.
I was born and raised in Kilgore, Texas. I have four boys and a daughter and love nothing more in this world than being a mother. I went to college for Sociology and Psychology. From a very young age I knew I wanted to help make a difference in someones life, anyway I could. I have always had an interest in figuring out how someone thinks, and why they behave the way they do. Prior to working for the ABA I worked for Longview Fire Department.. From the second I met this team, I knew I had FINALLY found my place in this world. Being an ABA therapist brings me so much joy. It is truly such a rewarding feeling knowing that I am making a positive difference in how a person lives their day-to-day life and helping them to see how amazing they are. My only hope is that my clients look forward to seeing me just as much as I look forward to seeing them each day! I am incredibly thankful for being given an opportunity to join the Autism & Behavior Analysis Team. This team has BIG plans and I can’t wait to see where we are 10 years from now. In the near future I plan on enrolling in college to learn sign language that way I can work with more clients. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, hanging out with my kids, crafting, and shopping.
I was born in Arkansas and raised between East Texas and Eastern Central Arkansas. I have an Associate’s of Arts in Education and am currently working towards by Bachelor’s of Science in University Studies at East Texas Baptist University.
I have always felt called to serve. One of my first and favorite jobs was working with children who had different abilities at a state daycare that specialized in developmental delays and foster children. I have also worked in the Life Skills classrooms at Hallsville Independent School District. I have had the honor of serving my community by volunteering at Mission Marshall and The Boys and Girls Club. I believe that we can make the world a better place one act of kindness at a time.
I love making new memories with my family and friends. My hobbies include singing, playing guitar, being in nature, and traveling. I’m grateful to have been invited to be a part of the incredible work this team does.
Reed Tompkins, ABAT
I was born and raised in central California. In 2020, I moved to East Texas with my wife and our dog. I have found out that I have a love for working with people with all forms of disability. In California, I worked with students on improving their cognitive function. I have an AA in Liberal Arts/Social Science. I am so proud to have this new work family.
I was born and raised in Tulsa Oklahoma and moved to Louisiana to Be closer to my mom's side of the family. Now I’m here in Texas, working with the most amazing people. I am currently working on my undergraduate in psychology and after graduation I am planning to earn my Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis. I have worked in this field forfive years and still love It as much as I did the first day. There isn't a day I don't want to come to work because I look forward to seeing the clients and my co-workers, and of course I think we are all always so excited always excited to see the progress that is made every week, month, and year. One of my favorite things about this job is looking back and seeing how far the clients have come along in their development. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for everyone. I love to go running, listening to audiobooks, and hanging out with my family and friends. I also like jumping out of perfectly good airplanes (Skydiving).
I was born and raised in Tulsa Oklahoma and moved to Louisiana to Be closer to my mom's side of the family. Now I’m here in Texas, working with the most amazing people.
I am currently working on my undergraduate in psychology and after graduation I am planning to earn my Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis. I have worked in this field forfive years and still love It as much as I did the first day. There isn't a day I don't want to come to work because I look forward to seeing the clients and my co-workers, and of course I think we are all always so excited always excited to see the progress that is made every week, month, and year. One of my favorite things about this job is looking back and seeing how far the clients have come along in their development. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for everyone. I love to go running, listening to audiobooks, and hanging out with my family and friends. I also like jumping out of perfectly good airplanes. (Skydiving)
I was born and raised in Kilgore, TX. I have lived here for the majority of my life. I graduated from Tyler Junior College in December of 2021 with my Associates of Arts degree. I am currently going to UT Tyler and pursuing my Bachelors of Business Administration with hopes to start a career one day in financial management. I am the oldest of 7, so working with children has always been something I am extremely passionate about. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing my viola, and spending time with my family and two dogs.
I was born and raised in Houston Texas but have lived in East Texas since early 2022. Beginning at a young age, I had a notable passion for learning which, thankfully, followed me into adulthood. I completed my B.S. in Human services in 2013. I completed four years of Master’s Degree level course work in Biomedicine and Alternative medicine. While I have a variety of experience working in different areas of human services and behavioral health, I have worked in ABA Therapy for 5+ years, providing services to clients of all ages and am passionate about the work that I do. I married my wife three years ago and I’m blessed with a wonderful two-year-old baby girl who’s is my inspiration in all things.
I was born and raised in the Dallas area. I graduated from the University of North Texas with a B.S. in Intregrative Studies. After graduating, I worked as a special education teacher for many years. That is when I really discovered my passion for working with children with disabilities. I love being able to develop relationships with clients and helping them make progress towards their goals. I just recently moved to East Texas to be closer to family. I am excited to be here and be able to continue growing as a professional in this field as part of the ABA Team. My hobbies include playing with my dog, crafting, hiking, and baking.
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I was born and raised in the Longview/Tatum area. From a young age I knew I enjoyed helping people, and how just a little bit of help could make a huge difference in people's life. I graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a B.S. in Athletic Training. It was during my time as an athletic trainer and substitute teacher that I realized my love of working with people and seeing their growth, whether that was in their learning, in their chosen sport, or coming back from an injury. I am so excited to be apart of the ABA Team and see the growth that will occur in the team and in the client's we serve. In my spare time I enjoy reading, learning new things, playing board/tabletop games, traveling, and spending time with my family
Ruby Stone, Clinic Caretaker
After graduating from Northeast Texas Community College with my Associate Degree, I worked as a special education aide at Chapel Hill ISD. It was during my time in the classroom along with my previous experience as a home health caregiver that I learned to really admire the progress a student/patient makes towards their individual goals. I feel truly at home here at Autism & Behavior Analysis Team. In my free time I enjoy going to the gym or being outdoors. Most weekends, you can find me at the park on my skates or caddying for my husband, who has been by my side for 8 years now.
I was born and raised in Tyler and moved to Longview when I got married in 2021. I’ve worked with children with different disabilities for around 5 years. I’ve always loved working with children, it’s where my heart has always led me. I’m so happy to have found ABA, it feels like I’m finally home! I love the community and seeing the clients succeed is so rewarding! I enjoy being one-on-one, developing relationships with clients and helping them make progress towards their goals! I enjoy spending time with my husband and our dog, Bear. I am excited to be a part of the ABA Team and to continue to grow in this profession.