Annika Davis, BCBA | Clinic Director
Annika has been working with Turning Point since January 2014 as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Clemson University in 2009. In 2011, Annika earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She became interested in focusing on working with children with autism and began coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her experience includes working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs in home, clinic, and community settings. Annika's interests in the field of behavior analysis include early intervention, verbal behavior and problem behavior reduction in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Tricia Fare, BCaBA | Assistant Clinic Director
Tricia Fare holds a degree in elementary education from Towson University, completed course work in Applied Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology and obtained certification as an assistant behavior analyst in 2013.
She has worked with children from infants through middle school in classroom, community and home environments. Tricia often says children are her preferred company and feels extremely fortunate to be able to spend her days helping children achieve their potential.
Kaitlin Balka, BCBA
Kaitlin Balka has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Madison University where she concentrated in Applied Behavior Analysis. She moved to Baltimore in 2010 when she began working at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Neurobehavioral Inpatient Unit (NBU) for children and young adults with developmental disabilities who exhibit severe problem behavior. She simultaneously completed her Master’s degree in ABA from University of Maryland-Baltimore County and received her BCBA certification in January 2013. Additionally, Kaitlin has worked as a behavior analyst in a non-public school for children with developmental disabilities and as a behavior analyst for in-home programs. Kaitlin’s experiences in the field of ABA include functional assessment, research, program development, social skills, parent and staff training, and data collection and analysis. Kaitlin loves working with a diverse range of clients and watching them learn and grow.
Cassandra Davis, BCBA
Bio coming soon.
Destinee Martz, BCBA
Destinee Martz has worked with children on the autism spectrum since 2012. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degree from West Virginia University with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis. While completing her Bachelor's and Master's Degree she worked primarily in a clinic setting providing ABA services.In addition to working at a clinic, she worked in the home and in a public school using ABA techniques. Destinee earned her BCBA certification in November of 2016. She has experience with social skills, program development, staff and parent training, and assessments. Destinee has always loved working with children, and loves watching them learn and become more independent with their skills!
Ann-Marie Nataro, BCBA
Ann-Marie completed her undergraduate degree at SUNY Albany and became certified as a special educator after receiving her Master’s Degree from Fitchburg State College. Ann-Marie worked for several years as a special education teacher in Massachusetts before moving to Maryland. Ann-Marie continued teaching students with autism and intellectual disabilities at a private school in Virginia. After a few years, she decided to further her education and pursue her BCBA certification. Ann-Marie consults to a charter school in the DC area and joined Turning Point in 2014. She has over 15 years of experience working with children and adolescents with autism, intellectual disabilities as well as varying degrees of behavioral challenges. She loves having the opportunity to work with children and support them in becoming independent and successful. Ann-Marie loves to find each child’s unique motivation and encourage them to enjoy learning and be happy with every success, no matter how small.
Brittany Rader, BCBA
Brittany is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and received her certification in 2012. Brittany completed her masters degree in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis at George Mason University. Brittany has worked in the public school systems since 2011 across Virginia, Maryland, and DC. She has experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities aged 1-21 across school, clinic, and home settings. Brittany has presented at regional and national conferences. Her areas of interest include early intervention, staff training, curricula/program design, and the prevention, assessment, and treatment of problem behavior.
Jada Tucker, BCBA
Jada Tucker is a motivated BCBA who is licensed to practice in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Jada began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2009 at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD as a Clinical Assistant. Since then, she has developed a thirst for learning and practicing ABA. Jada possesses a keen interest in promoting skill building with children through naturalistic teaching instruction. Jada is also very interested in parent and staff training with interventions in the home setting. In addition, she is currently pursuing Ph.D. studies in Applied Behavior Analysis in hopes to conduct and publish further research on improving training for home based interventions.
Ashley Ferwerda, RBT
Caitlyn Powers, RBT
Madeleine Emanuel, RBT
Michael Levine, RBT
Emily Carlson, RBT
Jasmine Hardmon, RBT
Emily Mata, RBT
Brittney Mabry, RBT
Dawn Beckner, RBT
Jamie Krens, RBT
Eliza Cagle, RBT
Lydia Ferguson, RBT
Jasmin Duran, RBT