Kendra McDonald, MA, BCBA
Director of Clinical Services
Kendra began her career in behavior analysis after her son was diagnosed with autism in 2002. Following the successful implementation of his home program, she worked as an in-home ABA therapist for other families affected with autism. Ms. McDonald completed her behavior analysis coursework at UMASS Lowell and has a master’s degree in Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She earned her BCBA in June 2014. Ms. McDonald emphasizes the principles and teaching procedures of verbal behavior modalities across all teaching opportunities including communication, social skills, and academics.
Tetiana Gundyr-Butler, ABA Instructor
Tetiana is originally from Ukraine and has been in the states working as a childcare provider since 2009. She has been working at The Arc of Loudoun since March 2015 as an ABA Instructor. Tetiana is currently working at the Aurora Behavior Clinic. She is responsible for implementing behavior plans, collecting data and overseeing her students’ day to day programs. In addition to her duties as an ABA Instructor, Tetiana helps run Cannon’s Connection, a social skills program designed to improve social interaction. She is passionate about furthering her knowledge and understanding of ABA and is currently taking advanced training courses. Tetiana is committed to helping her students reach their full potential.
Sandra Gladney, ABA Instructor
Sandra began working at the Aurora School 2 years ago, and brought with her 12 years of experience working with children with behavioral challenges and intellectual disabilities. Currently, Sandra holds the position of ABA Instructor at The Aurora School. As an ABA instructor she expertly implements behavior plans, collects data and is responsible for her students’ day to day programs. In addition to her position at the Aurora School, Sandra works at the Aurora Behavior Clinic, where she continues delivering ABA services to children. Sandra strives to keep current in the field of ABA and is actively furthering her education in Applied Behavior Analysis. Sandra is passionate about helping children and loves to see the progress they make.
Faith Hendon, ABA Instructor
Faith obtained her BS/Psychology with a minor in Sociology from ODU in 2016, and is completing her MS/ABA through Sage Colleges in May 2019. She became a certified RBT early in 2018 as she transitioned from an extensive IT career into the ABA field as a behavior therapist for in-home clients. Faith has worked with many individuals on the autism spectrum throughout her IT career in a managerial and training capacity. Currently, she is an ABA instructor at The Aurora School and the Aurora Behavior Clinic. Faith has an eclectic background in music, arts, technology, and sciences, and uses these strengths and talents to find unique ways to connect with the individuals she works with daily. She believes passionately that each individual has their own unique world waiting to be unlocked, and is excited to be a part of helping each student reach and exceed their potential.
Ashley York, ABA Instructor
Ashley York joins us an ABA Instructor at The Aurora Behavior Clinic and Open Door Learning Center. Ashley has worked with children with special needs for over 14 years in different capacities through volunteer work, substituting in public school, and has a special relationship with her nephew with autism. Ashley enjoys seeing the progress kids make using ABA and related therapies, and is currently pursuing her RBT credentials.