Hands On Personal Education
H.O.P.E. Behavioral Consulting, LLC was founded in 2014 with the intent to bring client-focused ABA services to the NH seacoast. Born and raised in Portsmouth, NH, Kelly Allinson Couturier, sought to bridge the gap between school services and home services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and related disorders.
Meet Our Team
Kelly Allinson Couturier, M.S., BCBA
Owner and Director
Kelly is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and founder of H.O.P.E. Kelly graduated from the Simmons College with a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Kelly became certified as a BCBA in September of 2010. She has been working in the field of ABA directly supporting individuals diagnosed with autism and their families for over 15 years and has been supervising and training behavior technicians and BCBA’s for over 10 years.
At H.O.P.E., Kelly effectively oversees a team of Behavior Technicians and Behavior Analysts in a variety of settings, including home, clinic, and community settings throughout the NH Seacoast area. Kelly’s passions in the field are creative interventions for maladaptive behavior, family quality of life, organizational behavior management, staff training and parent training.
Kelly is committed to supporting families as they navigate a new diagnosis, school meetings and any challenge that arises.
Shannon Hatch, Lead RBT
Shannon has been a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) for H.O.P.E. since 2018. When Shannon first discovered the field of ABA, she knew it would be the perfect way to express her love for children while helping others in her community. Shannon has worked in a variety of settings, including homes, schools, daycares and summer camps. She is committed to building rapport with each client and helping them succeed. She enjoys collaborating with the Behavior Analysts at H.O.P.E. to deliver the best services to her clients. Shannon’s goals are to teach clients independence and self-advocacy, as well as empowering clients to embrace their individuality.
Karli Shill, M.S.Ed., BCBA
Karli is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She moved to New Hampshire in 2017 having completed two years with Teach for America in New York City. While working for Teach for America Karli attended CUNY Hunter where she earned her master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education. Karli has a total of five years’ experience in the school setting and currently works as the Behavior Specialist at a local elementary school in Dover NH. Karli is committed to relationships built on trust. She is energetic and works tirelessly to collaborate with client’s and their families to seek a deeper understanding of individual exceptionalities. She possesses a compelling desire to serve and advocate for those individuals with unique and special differences.
Erika Edgar, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA
Erika Edgar is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and graduated from Cambridge College in 2014 with a master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 12 years working with children between the ages of 18 months and 15 years old diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has provided services to the children and their families in the home, community and daycare settings and has been supervising direct support staff for the past 6 years.
At H.O.P.E, Erika oversees and supervises Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) work with the children we serve and provides parent training to their families. Erika joined the field after working at a summer camp designed for children on the Autism Spectrum as she discovered her interest in working with these individuals. She is passionate about teaching daily living skills to promote independence, functional communication training and social skills.
Caroline Logazino, RBT
Caroline is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and has been with H.O.P.E. since the spring of 2019. Caroline brings her experience in the school setting as an assistant teacher in an autism classroom for two years, and experience in home as an RBT for one year in South Carolina to the H.O.P.E team. She is currently in her final year at the University of New Hampshire studying Psychology with a minor in Special Education. Following graduation, Caroline hopes to pursue a master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. After just one week in the ABA field, Caroline was sure that it was the right place for her. She is passionate about fostering independence in her clients and implementing daily living skill programs.
Brianna Archambault is a behavior therapist who has worked at H.O.P.E. Behavioral Consulting for three years. Brianna graduated from Elmira College in Elmira NY in 2014. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Early childhood psychology with focus in nursing.
Brianna has specialized in working with children between the ages of 2 through 18 years of age. She has been a medication administrator, a direct care specialist, and licensed nursing assistant. She has worked with many children with all different types of disabilities. Ranging from emotional, physical, behavioral, and developmental delays.
At H.O.P.E., Brianna has worked with many individuals with varied behavioral differences. She provides home and community-based services to clients. She practices and monitors the progress of the treatment plans that has been prepared by the BCBA. Brianna provides caring, patience and perseverance, analytical thinking, and clinical skills to her clients over the course of their treatment.
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