Kathleen is a behavior analyst and educator by training and has 15 years of experience in special education and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as a teacher, direct service provider, supervisor, and consultant. Kathleen is currently a Senior Behavior Analyst and an Associate Director of Early Intervention at TRIAD, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center’s autism institute. In this role, Kathleen co-leads the early intervention team in a partnership with the Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS). This 9 year partnership targets increased access to early diagnosis for children, family-based caregiver support to understand autism and evidence-based supports for young children with autism, and increase the capacity of Part-C funded early intervention providers throughout the state to support families in their communities. To date, this program has provided training to over 500 providers and support to over 1000 families. Kathleen holds a Masters degree from Vanderbilt University in Special Education and a Bachelors degree in Special Education and Spanish. Prior to her current position at Vanderbilt, Kathleen was a regional director managing multiple clinic locations for a large therapy company in another state. Kathleen has also worked previously as a special education teacher in Middle Tennessee.