Our Executive Team
Julie Aiello, MS. Ed., BCBA
Founder & Executive Director
Julie has been working with children of all ages and skill levels and their families for over a dozen years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, her Masters of Science in Education, Intensive Special Needs from Simmons College in Boston, and a graduate certificate in Behavioral Intervention in Autism from the University of Massachusetts.
Julie's background includes work in public schools, private schools, residential and community settings, and developing and running home programs. Her areas of expertise include behavior management, functional behavior assessment, discrete trial training, creative academic approaches, modifications and teaching, staff training and management, ABA program development and implementation, school consultations and training, and parent and sibling training and support. She truly enjoys experiencing the joy of her families and clients as they make progress toward their goals.
Stephanie Koutsky, MS, BCBA
Founder & Executive Director
Stephanie earned her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University in Boston. With over 10 years of clinical experience, Stephanie has worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Her particular areas of expertise include staff management, functional behavioral assessments, intensive ABA program development, and staff and parent training across a range of developmental methodologies.
Stephanie has presented her research at various regional and national conferences. During her five years in Boston, Stephanie worked both inside and collaboratively with nationally respected clinics, in-home ABA agencies, and adult day and residential programs. She has worked with clients ranging from as young as 2 to as old as 40. Her thesis on "Teaching Tolerance for Delay of Reinforcement to Reduce a Tangibly Motivated Behavior" helped feed her keen interest in antecedent manipulation, motivation and reinforcement techniques. She especially enjoys seeing the progress of her clients over time as they develop more positive behaviors.
We work with a dedicated, experienced team of therapists and BCBAs. ReachABA's therapists are required to have a bachelor's degree or higher in psychology or a related field. Therapists must have experience implementing ABA programming and are required to undergo our extensive training program as well as pass a skills exam.
ReachABA's BCBAs are required to have a master's degree or higher in education, behavior analysis, or a related field. BCBAs certification must be in good standing with the Board Certification of Behavior Analysis. All BCBAs and therapists must go through a background check as well as several professional reference checks.