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Catherine McConnell, MEd, RSW, BCBA 

Clinical Director

 Catherine has been a provider of applied behavioural analysis services for more than 20 years, concentrating her practice in the area of early intervention for children with autism. Catherine was introduced to applied behaviour analysis as an instructor therapist in home based intervention programs for children with autism and has extensive experience with a broad range of clients, from early learners to young adults. Catherine holds undergraduate degrees in psychology and social work from McMaster University and a Master's of Education - Special Education/Applied Behaviour Analysis from the University of Western Ontario. Together with Angeline, Catherine supervises staff training, client programming and treatment implementation.

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Angeline Savard, MSc, OCT, BCBA 

Clinical Director

 Angeline began her career in psychology research, where she discovered Direct Instruction (DI).  After seeing success with DI in tutoring settings, Angeline opened The Gregory School in order to be able to offer a comprehensive education, founded on research-proven techniques and curricula, to students with special needs. Angeline received her Bachelor of Science degree from McMaster University in 1992, Bachelor of Education from Brock University in 1993 and her Master’s of Science in Psychology (Applied Behaviour Analysis) from Capella University in 2017.  Together with Catherine, Angeline supervises client programming, staff training, and treatment implementation.

Dr. Julie Koudys, PhD, C.Psych, BCBA-D

Consulting Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Julie Koudys is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and a registered clinical psychologist. She completed her Ph. D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University, with a focus on research and practice with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She has worked with individuals with ASD, intellectual/developmental disabilities, communication and behavioural disorders, and learning disabilities for over 15 years. Her clinical experience includes work within educational and residential services, children’s mental health, and hospital settings (i.e., McMaster Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Bloorview Kids Rehab), and government programs, including intensive behavioural intervention (IBI).  Currently, Dr. Koudys is an Assistant Professor at Brock University in the Centre for Applied Disability Studies and teaches graduate level course work in ABA. She is also a consulting psychologist with Dalton Associates and provides behavioural treatment for children and adolescents, including clinical supervision for IBI/ABA programs.

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Julie Koudys, PhD, C.Psych, BCBA-D

Consulting Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Julie Koudys is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and a registered clinical psychologist. She completed her Ph. D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University, with a focus on research and practice with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She has worked with individuals with ASD, intellectual/developmental disabilities, communication and behavioural disorders, and learning disabilities for over 15 years. Her clinical experience includes work within educational and residential services, children’s mental health, and hospital settings (i.e., McMaster Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Bloorview Kids Rehab), and government programs, including intensive behavioural intervention (IBI).  Currently, Dr. Koudys is an Assistant Professor at Brock University in the Centre for Applied Disability Studies and teaches graduate level course work in ABA. She is also a consulting psychologist with Dalton Associates and provides behavioural treatment for children and adolescents, including clinical supervision for IBI/ABA programs.

Dr. Julie Koudys, PhD, C.Psych, BCBA-D

Consulting Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Julie Koudys is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst and a registered clinical psychologist. She completed her Ph. D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University, with a focus on research and practice with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She has worked with individuals with ASD, intellectual/developmental disabilities, communication and behavioural disorders, and learning disabilities for over 15 years. Her clinical experience includes work within educational and residential services, children’s mental health, and hospital settings (i.e., McMaster Children’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, Bloorview Kids Rehab), and government programs, including intensive behavioural intervention (IBI).  Currently, Dr. Koudys is an Assistant Professor at Brock University in the Centre for Applied Disability Studies and teaches graduate level course work in ABA. She is also a consulting psychologist with Dalton Associates and provides behavioural treatment for children and adolescents, including clinical supervision for IBI/ABA programs.

Raluca Nuta, MA, BCBA

Case Manager

Raluca began working in the field of ABA seven years ago, and is truly passionate about helping children and their families using the science of applied behaviour analysis. Raluca holds a Masters of Arts in Applied Disability Studies from Brock University and is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. She is particularly interested in coaching parents on strategies to help their children achieve meaningful behaviour change and acquire functional skills in the home environment. In her role as Case Manager at Kalyana, Raluca designs and supervises behavioural programming for children with ASD and conducts parent and staff training.

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Kate Harrison, BA, BCaBA

Case Manager

Kate has been a member of Kalyana's instructional team for more than a decade, working with children of all ages and needs.She holds her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Specialized Diploma in Social Work from the University of Waterloo. She is a Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst (BCaBA). In her role as Case Manager, Kate is responsible for supervising client programming and behaviour treatment implementation under the supervision of the Clinical Directors. Kate is passionate about behaviour reduction strategies and helping children sleep.

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Lindsay Sanders

Quality Assurance Manager

Lindsay began her career in Applied Behaviour Analysis in the GTA nearly 20 years ago, where she provided Intensive Behaviour Intervention to preschool aged children in a nursery school setting.   Throughout her career Lindsay has provided both clinic and home based behavioural services for young children, adolescents and teens on the autism spectrum, as well as providing coaching and support to parents and caregivers.  Lindsay joined the team at Kalyana in 2015 as an Instructor Therapist and in 2018 took on the role as the Quality Assurance Manager with the focus of increasing the quality of staff training and overall delivery of service.

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519-449-1650

​Find us: 

1249 Colborne Street West, Brantford, ON  N3T 0M6