AUTISM AND BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS TEAM

Paige headshot 2.jpg

 

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 headshot.jpg

 

Mallory Ford, Director of Operations

 

I was born and raised in the Kilgore/Longview area. I hold a B.A. in Psychology from Centenary College of Louisiana and have begun my graduate work through the Florida Institute of Technology, studying Professional Applied Behavior Analysis. For the last 3 years, I have worked with young children on the Autism spectrum or with a variety of cognitive and developmental diagnoses. I am passionate about being a support to my clients and their families by providing a variety of services, including parent/caregiver training and vocational/life skills training.

 

In my free time, I enjoy spending time on my family’s farm, playing and watching sports and raising my Great Dane. Much of my time outside of work, though, is spent enveloped in my continuing education courses.

Tatum headshot.png

 

Tatum Fuller, ABAT

As a tried and true East Texan, I am beyond proud to be able to serve children in my hometown and to be a part of an incredible team of clinicians who share the same service-oriented mindset. After graduating from Kilgore High School, I continued my education at the University of North Texas in Denton, where I studied ABA . Go, Eagles! After graduation, I moved back home to Longview and found my way into the Special Education classroom, teaching students at Pine Tree ISD. I was fortunate enough to be able to work with students at both elementary campuses before settling in with the KPS Autism & Behavior Analysis Team. It has always been my lifelong goal and passion to serve those with special needs in my hometown & I am thrilled to be a part of the ABA Team.

 

I share my life with my wonderful husband, Nolan, and our beloved Wheaten Terrier, Wallace. In my spare time, we enjoy taking Wallace to dog parks, attending concerts & music festivals, cooking and spending time with my family.

Megan Ford headshot.JPG

 

Megan Ford, ABAT

After graduating from Tyler Junior College Nursing School, I worked as a Registered Nurse on the Trauma ICU floor at UT Health in Tyler, where I was exposed to patients with a variety of special needs, including Autism. Looking for a change of pace, I decided to shift my focus to the behavioral needs of children on the Autism spectrum, rather than their medical needs. I am thrilled to be able to play this role in the lives of children in my community.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and playing with my golden retriever. My hobbies include: traveling, shopping, camping, fishing, going on cruises, and sports activities.

 

 

jP%20headshot_edited.jpg

 

Janeava P. Winters, ABAT

Throughout my life, I have always felt called to serve individuals with different abilities however possible. In high school, I volunteered for my district’s Special Education events and at Truman Smith Children’s Care Center. After graduating from Gilmer High School, I worked as a caregiver for multiple children with different abilities. I am also on the Wrangler Board for the Gladewater Rodeo and helped to build the Handicapable Rodeo program so that all children are able to participate. 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 & has 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!

 

In my spare time, I enjoy building furniture & spending time with my family and dogs. I also love to watch sports & rodeo events. Go LSU!

Caleb W headshot.jpg

 

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.

 

In my spare time I enjoy fishing, reading, watching movies, attending concerts, and spending time with friends and family.

aaron headshot.jpg

 

Aaron McIntosh

I grew up in Philadelphia, PA but moved to East Texas 3 years ago to serve as a house director at a Christian Boarding School. During my time there, I lived in-house with struggling teenagers ages 13 to 18, teaching conflict management, emotional regulation, coping skills for anxiety and depression, among other things. I am passionate about helping people and making a difference. I am new to the ABA field but am excited for the experience and challenges that come with the job. I look forward to coming alongside people of all ages on the spectrum and making a difference in their story.

In my free time I enjoy snowboarding out west in the winter and enjoy spending time on the beach in the summer. I also enjoy sports events and music festivals. I enjoy spending time with my family when I can, as well as friends here in Longview. I plan to continue my education in social work in hopes to become a counselor.

Brittny headshot.jpg

 

Brittny Smith

I was born in Longview but grew up in White Oak. Ever since I was younger, I always had a passion to serve others. After I graduated high school I went to college to become a CNA, and I worked on the Stroke floor at Christus Good Shepherd in Longview. When I found out that one of my family members was on the autism spectrum I knew my calling in life was the be in the field of Autism therapy!

 

In my spare time I’m usually with my friends and family! Some of my hobbies include: traveling, reading, going to concerts, and helping my aunt foster dogs until they can find their fur-ever homes!

question mark_edited.jpg

 

Markeisha Nelson

Information coming soon...

ariana head shot.jpeg

 

Ariana Morgan

I was born and raised in Kilgore, Texas. I have two little boys, 9 siblings, and 9 nieces/nephews. I went to Collin College in McKinney and returned back home to East Texas shortly afterwards. I have always had an interest in sociology and psychology as I grew up around my grandmothers who is also a therapist. From the second I met this team, I knew I had FINALLY found my place in this world. I have found such fulfillment, knowing that I am making a positive difference in how a person lives their day-to-day life. 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 KPS Autism & Behavior Analysis Team. This team has BIG plans and I can’t wait to see where we are 10 years from now.

 

In my spare time, I enjoy watching my boys play sports, bike riding, and volunteering for local nonprofits. We love to explore and travel the world, in addition to camping, hiking, and crafting.

.

chloe%20headshot_edited.jpg

 

Chloe Hicks

I was born and raised in East Texas with three younger brothers. In my early high school career, I realized I had a true passion for the field of psychology. I am currently pursuing my bachelors degree in psychology and plan to graduate in the fall of 2021. That being said, I am going to be continuing my graduate studies with the goal to obtain my PhD in order to be a clinical psychologist that specializes in play therapy. Though I am fascinated about the science of psychology, I truly love spending time with the clients.

 

Whenever I am not studying or working; I enjoy conducting research on behalf of my professors, training my rescue puppy, and spending time with my fiancé. I’m so grateful to be a part of the ABA team!

question mark_edited.jpg

 

Kirstie Mills

Information coming soon...