We use the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to conduct quality assessments and behavioral intervention plans. PBS is committed to producing outcomes that improve an individual’s skills and quality of life.

Our Mission

  • Create a responsive system that applies the principles of PBS to meet the needs of individuals, families and organizations we serve to produce quality of life changes that last
  • Develop an organization that attracts the most competent, enthusiastic people and turns them into proficient professionals

Why PBS?

We are different. Our vision is two-fold, focused both on the clients and families we serve and on the staff we work with and invest in developing. We are outcome driven and provide a multi-level tier of clinical support. We are not just looking for behavior analysts and technicians, but are searching for the best of each. If you want to work with a team who supports their staff, offers opportunities for professional development and growth, and focuses on our families first, PBS is for you!

Leadership Team

  • Michael Nolan
    Chief Executive Officer

    Michael Nolan Ph.D. is an excellent Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been the President of Positive Behavior Supports Corp. sinc More

  • Tahra Cessna
    Chief Operations Officer

    Tahra Cessna is a wife, mother, and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has been working with individuals with special needs since 2003. She specializes in parent education and advocacy for the ri More

  • Lindsay Hauer
    Lead Clinical Director

    Lindsay is based in Austin, Texas and has been board certified for 14 years and has extensive experience with severe behavior disorders and pediatric feeding disorders, having worked at Kennedy Kriege More

  • Jennifer Lenderman
    Clinical Director

    Jennifer Lenderman is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2008. She holds a Master's in Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Applied More

  • Amy Sulger
    Clinical Director

    Amy Sulger is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2010. She holds a Master's in Education in Special Education and Graduate Certificate in More

  • Ms. Shannon OLeary
    Clinical Director
  • Mrs. Shannon Ballinger
    Clinical Director
  • Mrs. Claudia Axelrod
    Clinical Director - Broward county, West Coast and Southwest Regions

    Claudia Axelrod completed her Master’s in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis in March 2015. Claudia became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst In September 2015. She had been More

  • Holly Downs
    Board Certified Behavior Analyst

    Holly Downs completed her Master’s degree at the University of South Florida. During her time at USF, she was a teacher's assistant for various undergraduate classes. She helped teach the following su More

  • Melissa Delgado
    Clinical Director

    Melissa Delgado is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2006. She holds a Master’s degree from Florida Institute of Technology in Behavior More

  • Robert Troxell
  • Sarah Murphy
    Regional Director

    Sarah Murphy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Special Educator, serving as the Regional Coordinator at PBS for the state of New Jersey. Sarah obtained her Bachelor’s degree in psychol More

  • Ms. Tawnya Crider
    Manager of Clinical Operations

    Tawnya earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Florida State University in 2003 and Master’s degree from University of West Florida in Exceptional Student Education with a specialization in Ap More

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