MEET OUR TEAM

Our team of therapists provide one-to-one behavioral intervention to teach communication, social, and daily living skills in the home, community, and clinical settings. We also maintain clear communication with the parents and families of our clients to help them achieve success in every situation.

CLINICAL DIRECTOR, OWNER, Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, LBA, M. ED.

Mary Ayala

Hi, I’m Mary Ayala! I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and I am the owner of Autism Behavior Support. I am currently working towards my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. I have been working in the ABA field for the past 5 years, and I have been working with children for about 20 years. I was the Assistant Director for the Department of Education in Puerto Rico. I also worked for the Department of Defense (Army) as a liaison supporting military families with special needs children. I have 2 children and been married for 20 years. My husband and oldest son are both active duty service members for the United States Army. I like to spend my free time traveling with my family.

SENIOR TEAM LEAD, Registered Behavior Technician , BCAT

Randy Anderson

Hello, my name is Randy and I am originally from Anaheim, California and Flagstaff, Arizona. I am a military wife and moved to Texas about three years ago. I am one of the Team Leads at Autism Behavior Support, where I run sessions for our clients, support the staff, and accrue supervisee hours. When I started my first position as an ABA therapist, I got my BCAT and RBT certification. I have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology that I completed in 2015 and I am currently working on my Master’s in psychology specializing in ABA. Once I have completed my Master’s degree and supervisee hours, I plan to take my exam to become a BCBA. I continue to do trainings as much as I can so that I can support the staff and provide the best services to our clients.

TEAM LEAD, Applied Behavior Analysis Technician

Carissa Incorvaia

Hi My name is Carissa.  I have recently moved from Georgia to Texas with my husband and my 4 children.  I have been an RBT for almost 3 years now. I have a degree in Human Services and Behavioral Science and hopefully by next year I will complete the coursework for my degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis.  I have always loved working with children, so I feel becoming an RBT was a good fit.  I don’t have much free time. Like most people I balance work, school and family but when I do, I will catch up on some reading.  I also love spending weekends with my family outdoors exploring new places.

TEAM LEAD, BCAT

Mayumi Cervantes

Hello everyone, my name is Mayumi Cervantes. I’m from Guadalajara, Mexico, and moved to Houston, Texas in 2007. I recently got married to my best friend Anthony Luke in March 2020, with whom I share the love of two dogs (Bono and Amy), as well as a cat named Athena. We spend our free time playing video games, hiking, kayaking, and our favorite hobby of all, seeing live music. Fun fact: we got engaged at a Metallica concert. We met freshman year at A&M university; where I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and a minor in Women’s Studies in 2017. I currently attend the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor seeking a Bachelor of Science in Nursing with an interest in psychiatric nursing.

I am a bit shy in large groups because I get lost in the conversations due to hearing loss from my right ear, but I love one on one conversations in English and in Spanish! I have been working with children using ABA therapy for over a year, and find it extremely rewarding to watch the lives of the children I engage with get easier as they learn new skills that I helped shape. They teach me, just as much as I teach them. I am happy to be a member of the Autism Behavior Support team.

 

TEAM LEAD, Registered Behavior Technician

Sonia Stone

My name is Sonia Stone, and I’m forever young! I have 13 years of experience working in the ABA field with adults and children with all different backgrounds. I love hands on work from 1:1 in ABA to dying hair and building furniture. I’m bilingual Spanish/English and a big talker.  I love to plan events and trips. In my spare time, I like to take trips, explore new places, and try new foods. I’m a foodie, I love food.  I have two strong-willed children that keep me on my toes – never a dull moment!

Eric Merrell - BCaBA,LBA

Clinical Supervisor

Brittany Lagier

Vocational and Social Skill Coordinator, BCBA, LBA

Brandy Hess

Regional Office Manager

Kritsia Ortiz

Office Admin

Kaylani Velazquez

Office Clerk

Jasmine Crowell

Office Manager, Hippa Officer

Luis A. Ayala MSM

Owner/Operation Manager
HR Coordinator

Janelix Rivera

Behavior Technician

Xiomara Falero

Registered Behavior Technician

Krishuna Averett

Registered Behavior Technician

Bianca Little

Registered Behavior Technician

Ashley Bosque

Registered Behavior Technician

Randy Anderson - MS, BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director/Supervisor

Ana Davila

Registered Behavior Technician

Fernando Ayala

Registered Behavior Technician

Helena Aken

Registered Behavior Technician

Kelsey Foster

Registered Behavior Technician

Ashley Turner

Registered Behavior Technician

Brent Brown

Registered Behavior Technician

Georgine Clark

Registered Behavior Technician

Janie Southhard

Registered Behavior Technician

James Ashe

Registered Behavior Technician

Tricia Close

Registered Behavior Technician

Laurie Nguyen

Registered Behavior Technician

Kamiena Sharmaye

Registered Behavior Technician

Krishuana Averatt

Registered Behavior Technician

Jonathan Stange

Registered Behavior Technician

Helena Aken

Registered Behavior Technician

Kaelyn Linares

Registered Behavior Technician

Demarcus Tilley

Registered Behavior Technician

Aleksandra Bessent

Registered Behavior Technician

Michelle Fitzgerald

Registered Behavior Technician

Tamishia Daniels

Registered Behavior Technician