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Kathleen Kendall, M.Ed., COBA, BCBA, is the owner and CEO of Kendall Behavioral Solutions, LLC. She grew up in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and currently resides there with her husband and 2 children. She has over 11 years of experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, trauma-informed care, and other disabilities. Her work in behavior analysis has included work in schools, private inclusion settings, state schools, home-based therapies, and clinic-based settings. She received her Bachelor of Science in 2007 from The Ohio State University. She later received her Master's Degree focusing on Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. In 2015, she received her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis (BCBA) and, later that year, her Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst license. She is an approved BACB supervisor for future RBTs, BCaBAs, and BCBAs.
She is a member of the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), The Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, Ohio Association of Behavior Analysts – where she sits on the Program Committee –, and the Council for Exceptional Children. She currently sits on the Trauma-Informed Care committee for the Ohio Valley and the Human Rights Committee for the Board of Developmental Disabilities. She is the secretary for the nonprofit community organization "Project Forward" in Martins Ferry.
Kathleen started KBS in 2015. She knew the autism statistics were increasing, along with children with a background of trauma and behavior, but there was a lack of quality ABA therapy that was being provided by a BCBA in the Ohio Valley.
She wanted to be able to provide the children in the Ohio Valley with a high-quality ABA program because she feels no child should go without services. KBS has a superior team who believes in the mission and core values that set us apart from other organizations. All team members at KBS undergo extensive training upon hiring. KBS provides monthly professional developments and opportunities for team members to further their knowledge and expertise. We continuously strive to stay on top of the research, and different applications of intervention in our field to best serve the clients we work with.
The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has awarded Kendall Behavioral Solutions with a back-to-back, 3-year reaccreditation, recognizing the organization as a top behavioral service provider in the country. The accreditation celebrates exceptional behavioral health providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff satisfaction and qualifications, and consumer satisfaction. KBS has been recognized by Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted along with the Ohio House of Representatives. Kendall was selected by the BHCOE in 2021 to serve on the first Quality Measurement Peer Panel (QMPP).
KBS is built on providing high-quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children of all ages. We work closely with other agencies and schools to provide a wraparound of services to best support the child and their family. KBS works with children who are diagnosed with autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, ODD, EDD, Cognitive delays, behavioral disorders, trauma background, transitional services, and more. Services are provided in your home, the school (if contracted), and the community. Our services are provided by registered behavior technicians (who are pursuing their BCBAs) with programming and supervision by a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Kelley attended West Liberty University for her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Special Education with an endorsement in autism spectrum disorder. Kelley’s passion was to work with children with disabilities in a more therapeutic setting. Kelley received a master’s degree in Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Cincinnati, she became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2019. Kelley has been with Kendall Behavioral Solutions for over 6 years and is known as the company’s “chameleon”. Kelley has been heavily involved in providing support to families in their homes and supporting several school districts, and assisting in clinical services. Kelley was apart of the Transitions in Learning program in 2019, that worked with teachers, aides and job coaches on working with students on Occupation skills. Kelley assists in supervising behavior technicians and is a Safety Care trainer. In addition, she trains parents, school staff, and other agencies. Kelley has helped with developing a variety of skills groups to address the needs of individuals of all ages. She was born and raised in Wheeling, WV where she resides with her husband and 2 children. She loves that every day brings something new and that she gets to teach a variety of skills in individualized ways.
Since 2013, Alecia has worked with children, teens, and young adults diagnosed with various disabilities in the home, clinic, and residential settings. Alecia earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at The Ohio State University and her master's degree in ABA with an Emphasis in Autism from Ball State University. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in May 2017. After working in Columbus, Ohio for much of her career, Alecia returned to the Ohio Valley and began working at Kendall Behavioral Solutions in May of 2022. She is proud to serve her clients and their families and strives to increase her experiences in the field of ABA.
Kristen attended West Virginia University, where she obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis and a master's degree in special education and Applied behavior Analysis. Kristen became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2018. She has been with KBS since October 2017 and has loved providing support to the families of the Ohio Valley. She has experience in providing behavioral support and training in an educational setting, home setting, and clinical setting. Kristen has provided support to local preschools to provide educational needs to children with developmental delays in an initial pilot program and now ongoing behavioral support for the staff and students as the program grows. She has also worked with an organization to implement organizational Behavior Management to support the organization in developing efficient workflow and staff retention. Kristen oversees our clinical supports our Easter Seals location and Martins Ferry clinic. She loves organizing special events for our families to ensure the children we service can also have access to fun and meaningful events with support for the families. She is passionate about providing families with high quality behavioral support and lasting, meaningful behavioral change.
Katherine Winters (Katie) is the Director of In Home services at Kendall Behavioral Solutions. She lives in Washington, PA with her 4 children. Katie grew up in Lancaster, PA where she gained experience spending time with several cousins who had special needs. She attended Wheeling Jesuit University where she achieved her Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2012. It was at Wheeling Jesuit University that she first fell in love with behavior interventions and Applied Behavior Analysis. After graduating, Katie worked out of Washington, PA where she provided wraparound therapy to children with autism. She completed her Masters in Science in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2015. While completing her supervision with Kathleen Kendall, Katie worked at a non-profit in Pittsburgh as a Behavior Specialist where she continued to develop her skills developing behavior interventions and working with families. Katie joined Kendall Behavior Solutions in 2016 as Behavior Technician and passed her BCBA exam in 2018 and joined KBS full time. She assumed the role of Director of In Home services because of her passion for working with families and parents in the natural environment to help kids overcome behavior challenges. When not working, Katie enjoys spending time outdoors and playing ice hockey.
Alexis Taylor was born in Wheeling, West Virginia. She graduated from West Virginia University with her bachelor’s in Child Development and Family Studies, then decided to further her education by getting a masters degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from West Virginia University. Alexis became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the year of September of 2021. In 2022, Alexis was part of a pilot program at the local juvenile detention center applying behavior modification strategies for staff implementation. Alexis has also facilitated an Occupational Preparation Program, teaching children the skills and choices that will be needed once they graduate. Alexis runs an AIM group focusing on social and emotional skills for teens. Alexis focuses on the juvenile system and youths that have been impacted by trauma. Alexis enjoys reading, going on hikes, being with her family, watching horror movies, documentaries, and spending time with her Pomeranian. Alexis is passionate about working hard to guide teens and young adults to make independent decisions, putting them in the paths of successful lives.
Shelby started her career in ABA in 2017 when she was hired at Kendall Behavioral Solutions. She worked as a Registered Behavior Technician. She earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology with a minor in special education from West Liberty University in 2018. and her Master’s of Education from the University of Cincinnati in applied behavior analysis in 2019. Shelby became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in February of 2022. Since working for KBS, Shelby has attended many training to continue to expand her knowledge in the field. Shelby says her favorite part of her job is the clients she serves and helping them achieve their goals.