From undiagnosed behavior challenges to autism, we believe every individual’s needs are different and deserve the utmost care. Our team of qualified professionals practices evidence-based therapy because research shows it produces positive results. We also know that every individual has a unique experience, and other things come into play like personalities, therapy location (we serve individuals in their homes, schools, job placements, etc.), and goals. Our clients are never plugged into a preset formula. Instead, we individualize strategies to create the absolute best outcome for your loved one and for your family.
Cara Graham, M.A., BCBA – Owner & Executive Director
Cara Graham, M.A., BCBA is the Director and founder of Graham Behavior Services. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who received her Master of Arts degree in Special Education from Kean University and completed her coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University. Cara’s work focuses on providing home and community based services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. She currently serves as the Chair for the NJABA Business Practices Workgroup.
Jilian DeTiberiis, M.A., BCBA – Clinical Director
Jilian Planer DeTiberiis earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Rowan University and her masters degree at Caldwell University in Applied Behavior Analysis. While attending Caldwell University, she completed her thesis, “Evaluating Tasks within a High-Probability Request Sequence with Children with Autism.” Upon completion of her degree at Caldwell University, she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She also completed a teacher certification program and is a certified teacher in elementary K – 5 and special education. Prior to joining Graham Behavior Services, Jilian worked as a special education teacher in an autism program in a public school and also has experience working in a private school for individuals with autism. She also worked at a private agency as the Clinical and Executive Director. She is enthusiastic and excited to be a part of the Graham Behavior Services team!
Megan Miller, M.A., BCBA, EMT – Clinical Supervisor
Megan Miller is a Clinical Supervisor at Graham Behavior Services. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been working with individuals with disabilities since 2003. She worked as a paraprofessional during the summers while getting her undergraduate special education degree at The College of New Jersey. The first twelve years of her career, she loved working as a special education teacher in Hawaii and New Jersey. At Kean University, she specialized in high incidence disabilities – emotional disturbance while getting her Master of Arts degree. She received her post graduate certification in ABA from Penn State University. Any time she is not working with clients and parents or producing GBS’ podcast is spent with her husband and two little guys.
Lianna Steinheuser, M.A., BCBA – Clinical Supervisor
Lianna Steinheuser is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with children and adults diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities since 2005. She obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Delaware and her masters degree in teaching from The College of New Jersey. Lianna is a certified teacher in elementary education k-6 and special education. She completed her coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology and her clinical experience at Princeton Child Development Institute
Ashley Kemmerer, M.S., BCBA – Clinical Supervisor
Ashley has been working with children with special needs since the age of 12 and she always
knew she wanted to work with children but wasn’t sure in what capacity. During her
undergraduate studies at Northeastern University she learned about ABA from a professor and
decided to complete a co-op at the May Institute. At that point she knew ABA was the path she
was looking for. After receiving her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Northeastern
University she continued on with a Master of Science in applied behavior analysis (ABA) and
autism from The Sage Colleges. Ashley is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in applied behavior
analysis at Caldwell University. She has been working in the field of ABA for ten years and
became a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) in 2012. Ashley has spent her time as a
practicing BCBA working with children and adolescents with various diagnoses in school, home
and residential settings and spent 3 years also providing in home feeding therapy. She is
originally from Philadelphia (she moved to NJ for the Ph.D. program) and she is a huge Philly
sports fan. When she is not working or doing school work she enjoys spending her time with her
husband and her furbabies Sheeba (dog) and Bella (cat).
Christina Abadir, M.A., BCBA – Supervising BCBA
Christina Abadir is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and received her Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Caldwell University. She has been working with individuals with autism spectrum disorder for 8 years using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Christina gained clinical experience in a public school setting as well as providing services in home-based ABA programs with GBS. She is also dual certified special education teacher and continues to teach in a public school setting.
Tina Song – Supervising BCBA
Tina Song graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Caldwell University. She has 9 years of experience teaching children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities in school, home, and group home settings. Tina’s research interests include programming for generalization, teaching social skills, and the functional analysis of problem behavior. When she is not working, Tina enjoys spending time outside in nature!
Kandace Somers – Behavior Therapist
Kandace Somers originally started out as a Fine Arts major in college, but knew she always wanted to work with kids. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology a minor in Education and Art History and a certificate in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services. She is currently completing her Masters thesis at Caldwell University and will continue to the Doctorate program there. Kandace completed her clinical experience at Caldwell’s Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis providing services to children. She has been working with children who are multiply disabled and on the autism spectrum in a private special needs school since 2014, as well as providing in home ABA therapy. Kandace loves learning as well as attending and presenting at conferences. Her research interests include hygiene and self care, more specifically oral hygiene and how to use applied behavior analysis with mental health and addiction. Kandace loves all of the learners she works with; each one has taught her so much!