Meet Our Staff!
Seth Young, MS, BCBA – Clinical Director
Seth joined EIC in 2013 as a Behavioral Technician after graduating from Spring Arbor University with a degree in Pastoral Ministry. It quickly became apparent that the job was something he was interested in doing long term after seeing the positive impact the program was having on the children. In 2016, Seth received his Masters in Education- Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University. Shortly after that he passed the Behavior Analyst Certification Board exam to receive his official certification as a Behavior Analyst. He now oversees all client programming and daily operations in the role of Clinical Director. One of Seth’s favorite memories was working for months with a non-verbal client. There was a long period of time with slow and steady progress before things began to click and the client’s vocabulary began to skyrocket. It was fulfilling to see the dedication of the staff and the hard work of the client lead to such demonstrative results.
Dana Linehan – ABA Technician
EIC had the pleasure of adding Dana to our team in June, 2015. Dana has a Bachelor’s of Communication Sciences and Disorders from Wayne State University. She is in the process of earning a Master’s in Educational Psychology and looks forward to learning more about educating children. Her previous experiences include teaching life, work and home skills to adults with cognitive impairments and participating in the Wayne State University Speech and Language Center to individuals with speech and language disabilities. Her favorite memory was when she read a story to one of the students and he began to read it along with her. “He was a child who could not speak and could only utter one or two sounds when he first came to us!” Dana is very passionate about connecting with her students and helping them to connect with others.
Sammantha Asaro – ABA Technician
Sammantha recently joined our team in December of 2015. She has experience in working with children as a paraprofessional within the schools from 2005-2008 for Macomb Intermediate School District and again in 2014-2015 at Lakeshore School District. She began working within the field of ABA in September 2015 for a in-home program. She is currently a certified paraprofessional and is in the process of becoming a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) through the BACB. A special moment that Sammantha recalls is when she was a paraprofessional within the schools. “My favorite moment would have to be when the student I worked with sat at a lunch table with friends in the cafeteria. This was something we worked so hard on and to see the student so happy to be with his friends and be included was a beautiful thing!” Her passions include working with children on the spectrum and eventually seeing them master goals or tasks that they have worked with on a daily basis. She also finds it very rewarding in making a difference in a child’s life as well as their families. As for the future, Sammantha wishes to continue working with children as an ABA technician and provide them with support and skills needed to better their lives.
Wendy Quick – ABA Technician
Wendy joined EIC in September 2016. She has her undergraduate degree in history and a secondary teaching certificate from Michigan State University. She became a media specialist/librarian when awarded with her master’s degree from Wayne State University in Library and Information Science. After teaching American history, geography, world history, and being an elementary media specialist for 17 years, Wendy decided to move on to a greater challenge. She enrolled at Oakland University to obtain her second master’s degree. Wendy plans to be a BCBA in December of 2017. Wendy enjoys sharing her ideas for various learning materials and crafts with the students at EIC. “I have always loved working with children. I enjoy seeing the world through a child’s eyes.”
Mallory Kasper – ABA Technician
Mallory joined the EIC team in January 2017. Prior to being an ABA technician, Mallory taught elementary education since 2009. During her last two years of teaching, she focused solely on teaching students with various academic and behavioral needs in a small group setting. This is what made her realize she wanted to go into Special Education. Mallory is currently working on her Masters degree in Special Education, with a focus on learning disabilities. Her favorite memories from working at EIC are reading stories and singing songs with the kids.
Jennifer LaDuke – ABA Technician
Staff bio coming soon!