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Aspire's LeadershipTeam

We are a group of seasoned experts committed to your child's development.

Between our Senior Director, Training Director and two Assistant Clinical Directors, our IBHS leadership team of Board-Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) has a combined 50+ years of ABA experience.

With formal Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) training, we are committed to implementing evidence-based practices throughout the whole organization. Some of our additional specialties include caregiver functional assessments, token systems, severe problem behavior, feeding disorders and more.

Our leadership’s academic credentials and ABA practicum experience were completed at a variety of highly regarded programs such as the Kennedy Krieger Institute, May Institute, University of Pennsylvania, West Chester University, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Temple University and West Virginia University.

Our IBHS leaders bring unique experiences and expertise to Aspire, from being published for their research, to presenting at ABA conferences and symposiums across the country.

Dr. Jaime Friedman Aspire Child & Family Services founder and Executive Director

For decades, Dr. Friedman has tirelessly practiced as a certified school psychologist and consulted with numerous agencies providing psycho-educational testing and other psychological services. Dr. Friedman started her own private practice and expanded it to offer Clinical Assessments and Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Jennie England

Chief Operation Officer, IBHS Director

Jennie has been a practicing BCBA/LBS for over a decade and has worked at the renowned May Institute and Kennedy Krieger Institute. Her specialties include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Severe Problem Behavior, Feeding Disorders and more. Jennie’s work has been published several times, on topics ranging from Functional Analysis to Parent Training.

Amanda Gill

Director of Operations

Amanda is a BCBA/LBS with over a decade of ABA industry experience which includes residential facilities, in-home, school, and clinic-based programs, and clinical training. Amanda has been published and has presented research at numerous national ABA conferences.

Monica Drowos

Training Director

Monica has worked across multiple in-home, school, and residential facilities, expanding her repertoire from problem behavior to include skill acquisition programming. Monica completed a practicum at the prestigious Kennedy Krieger Institute on the Neurobehavioral Inpatient Unit. She has presented at numerous ABA conferences on topics including caregiver functional assessments, token systems, OBM, and more.

Arielle Duinkerken

Clinical Director

Arielle is a board-certified behavior analyst and has worked in the home, community, and school settings with both children and adults. She has supervised and trained on reducing interfering behaviors, skill acquisition programming, parent education, and implementation of assessments such as the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales assessment.

Dr. Jeri Sebastian


Dr. Sebastian specializes in psychological assessment and testing primarily for autism spectrum disorders.

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