Susie earned her Elementary Education Teaching Degree through Michigan State University, she then inaugurated her teaching career as a second grade teacher within the Detroit Public Schools. It was during this six-year teaching experience that Susie’s passion for special education and autism was ignited. Susie continued her education at Oakland University earning her MA in Special Education, with endorsements in both autism and learning disabilities. She then continued her professional career as an ASD Teacher and then District-Wide ASD Teacher Consultant within Lake Orion Community Schools, while working towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) through Florida Institute of Technology. Upon completion of her BCBA in September 2013, Susie pursued her life long dream of opening North Oakland Autism Center.
Jacqueline Panse is a BCBA and Clinical Director at North Oakland Autism Center. Jacqueline has a Masters of Science in Psychology with the emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University. Previously, Jacqueline had worked in Human Resources, but it has always been her dream to work with special needs children, helping them to discover their strengths, and teaching them how to use their own special skills. But only after moving from Germany to the US, she realized her dream. While studying and volunteering in her daughters’ schools, Jacqueline realized that ABA is not just her passion, but also her definite view of life. Based on her own experience, Jacqueline understands how important it is to treat each child as an individual and how essential it is to respectfully include a child’s family throughout the entire treatment process. She is very excited to fulfill her professional expectation as a member of the exceptional NOAC team.
Jessica Gilhool is a BCBA and Clinical Supervisor at North Oakland Autism Center. Jessica earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree with a focus in psychology from Michigan State University. She went on to earn her Master’s of Social Work at the University of Michigan with an emphasis in clinical work with children and families. While working in Flint with children with mental illness and Autism as a case manager and family therapist, Jessica realized her passion for working with children with Autism and their families and knew that she wanted to learn how to better serve their needs. She began working as a behavior analyst while completing her coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology. Jessica earned her BCBA and has been serving children with Autism in the Flint area since 2013. She is very excited to be a part of North Oakland Autism Center and to continue doing what she loves in the community in which she lives. When she is not working, she enjoys spending her time playing with her two young children at home.
Erin is a LEAD ABA Technician at NOAC. She recently relocated to Michigan shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Erin previously provided ABA Therapy through a different agency, as well as taught early childhood classes before joining our team. She also works part-time as a gymnastic coach at a local gym. Erin has always been inspired by contributing to the growth and development of the children that she teaches.
Priscilla is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and a LEAD Tech at North Oakland Autism Center. She relocated to Michigan from Virginia in early 2016. When Priscilla moved to Michigan she decided to use this opportunity to make a fresh start and pursue a career working with children, which has always been a lifelong dream. She previously worked at a child learning center as a Teacher’s Aide, as well as worked as a nanny for three children. Most recently she worked with developmentally disabled young adults where she discovered ABA Therapy and found it to be absolutely fascinating! It was then she realized she could combine working with children and ABA. Priscilla is so happy and grateful to make a difference in the lives of children and works hard each day to ensure their future is as bright as they are!
Shellie is a LEAD ABA Technician at NOAC. Before starting at NOAC, she worked as a Montessori Teacher (8+ years) where she had the opportunity to work with children on the autism spectrum. She discovered ABA after she began researching best methods for teaching her student with autism. Shellie is a lifelong learner, and is looking forward to earning her official RBT Certification (Registered Behavior Technician) this winter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
Molly is a LEAD ABA Technician at North Oakland Autism Center. She received her B.A. in psychology from The Ohio State University. Previously, she has worked with children of all ages at The Roeper School as an activities counselor. Also, Molly has volunteer experience at the Wexner Medical Center and helping high school students entering college through OSU. Through her endeavors, Molly has learned she has a passion for working with children and wishes to pursue a future career in the field. She enjoys seeing the daily strides they make and the impact she can have on children's lives. In her free time, she enjoys working out and spending time with friends and family.
Amy is an ABA Technician at NOAC. Amy loves working with children and loves animals! Amy has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from University of Puerto Rico. She is currently working on her BCBA Coursework through Ball State University’s Masters Program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Amy discovered ABA after observing an ABA Technician running ABA therapy sessions. She immediately fell in love with the profession and began researching combined BCBA & Masters University Programs. Amy is dedicated to the field of ABA and wishes to pursue her BCBA to bring the best in all the children she works with. Before starting at NOAC, Amy worked as an elementary teacher and family educator for over 3 years. Amy also loves dancing, crafting, drawing and spend time with her family and friends.
Maria is an ABA Technician at North Oakland Autism Center. Maria is currently a student at OCC for nursing but after working as an assistant teacher at a preschool for 2 years she discovered she has a passion for working with children! She plans to switch her major to something that involves children, Maria discovered ABA after researching different jobs that worked with children. While working at the preschool she got to work with children that have autism and learned she has a special place in her heart teaching and playing with children that have autism, which is why she loves being an ABA Technician. She is very excited to continue providing ABA at NOAC because she gets to have an impact on children’s lives and it brings her joy watching how proud they get after completing a goal/task. In Maria’s free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Grace is an ABA Technician at NOAC, as well as a student at Oakland University. From a very young age, Grace has always been enthusiastic about helping others reach their goals. Aside from working as an ABA Tech, Grace also works as a Dance Instructor, which is where she first discovered her joy and talent in working with young children. Working as an ABA Technician is another opportunity to impact young lives by teaching foundational skills within a fun and stimulating environment.Grace is thankful for the opportunity to work with such amazing families alongside the talented NOAC Team!
My name is Laura and I'm an ABA Technician at North Oakland Autism Center. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology. I truly enjoy studying theory and experimental psychology!
I have over 8 years experience teaching preschool where I worked with a team to identify children with developmental delays and guided families to obtain support services.
On a personal note, I've lived as a military wife and packed up and moved the family 8 times, while also fortunate enough to operate a small horse breeding business along the way! I have a child with autism that benefited profoundly from ABA Therapy. He is about to graduate from high school and will
attend Oakland University! I enjoy riding our horses, running, going to yoga and just spending quality time with my husband and 3 children.
My name is Kristen and I'm an ABA Technician at NOAC. I graduated from Clarkston High School in 2013 and then earned my Associates Degree in Arts from OCC. I am currently finishing up my Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in General Psychology at Wayne State University. I previously worked as a pre-school teacher and caregiver for over six years. As a future Speech-Language Pathologist, I am so excited for this opportunity to teach children with autism! When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with my dogs.
My name is Courtney and I'm an ABA Technician at North Oakland Autism Center. After and before graduation I have always been around children! I've worked as a personal caregiver for kids with autism, a nanny and a teacher's aide! I've always loved working with children and once I learned more about ABA, I knew I wanted to become an ABA Technician. I'm planning to enroll in university coursework to expand my knowledge in
teaching children with disabilities. Aside from being around children, I enjoy singing, meeting new people and animals! Reptiles are my thing!
My name is Gracie and I work as an ABA Technician at North Oakland Autism Center. I'm currently working towards my bachelor's degree in business marketing at Oakland University. In addition to my OU studies and working as an ABA Technician, I own my own party planning and rental business. I've always enjoyed working with children and have been gifted with natural and instinctual teaching ability! I'm looking forward to contributing to the growth of NOAC Kiddos, while working alongside the fabulous and collaborative NOAC Team.