Our team of ABA professionals includes licensed BCBAs (Board Certified Behavior Analysts) who are proficient in developing naturalistic teaching programs to help develop play skills, social skills and communication of our clients. The BCBAs are supported by energetic and expertly trained Behavior Therapists who have a passion for teaching and providing a supportive learning environment! The company is led by a doctorate-level, highly experienced autism professionals all of whom are deeply invested in each child’s growth and development.
Employee Training and Support
At South Shore Autism Center we focus on creating a healthy work environment and culture with opportunities for employee advancement. In addition to the initial onboarding and skill-based training, all staff receive continuous client support and feedback, free CEUs, tuition reimbursement, competitive pay and an excellent benefit package.
BCBA Pathway at SSAC
SSAC values professional growth and development. We offer comprehensive group and individual mentoring and supervision program that allows BCBA candidates to fulfill all supervised fieldwork requirements, as well as structured mentoring to new BCBAs as they strengthen their skills as clinicians and professionals.
Meet Our Team
Chief Executive Officer
Erin McLoughlin, PH.D., BCBA-D
Erin attended Boston College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Severe Special Needs Education, Elementary Education and Child in Society, as well as a Master’s of Education in Severe Special Needs Education. She earned her doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at Simmons College, with a focus on peer-mediated strategies to improve outcomes for young children with autism. Erin has more than fifteen years’ experience in inclusive education, special education, public school behavioral consultation, private ABA services and graduate instruction in ABA. She lives on the South Shore with her husband and five children.
Michelle Sullivan, PhD
Michelle attended UCLA where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology while working with Dr. Ivar Lovaas using Discrete Trial Training (DTT). She spent two years at the Kennedy Krieger Institute implementing functional analyses and interventions for children with challenging behaviors, followed by two years with Drs. Mark Sundberg and Jim Partington using Verbal Behavior intervention for children with autism. Michelle then earned her masters and her doctorate in Experimental Psychology with an Applied Behavior Analysis emphasis from UC San Diego while implementing Pivotal Response Treatment (PRT) with children with autism. Michelle did a post-doc at Kennedy Krieger Institute working on early detection of autism in at-risk baby siblings and a second post-doc at UNH. She also served as Clinical Director at the May Institute. Michelle is the Assistant Director at SSAC and lives on the South Shore with her husband and three children.
Jessica R. Brooks, MS Ed, BCBA, LABA
Jessica attended Case Western University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. She earned her Master’s of Education at Simmons College. Jessica has more than 15 years of experience working with children of various ages and adults with developmental, neurological and mental health disabilities. She has provided ABA services to these individuals and their families in homes, schools, residential settings, ABA programs and the community. She lives on the South Shore with her husband and son.
Chief Operating Officer
Kathy Galvin, B.A.
Kathy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Society, with a minor in Health Psychology, from the University of Rochester, NY. Her work experience includes several years in sales, and university administration at both Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. Kathy also has more than ten years’ experience in child care. She lives on the South Shore with her husband and four children.
Clinical Director - Norwell Center
Elizabeth MacIntyre, M.Ed., BCBA, LABA
Elizabeth MacIntyre attended Boston University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and then pursued her Master’s of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Certificate in Autism from Endicott College. Elizabeth has more than ten years experience in special education, ABA services and the implementation of ABA in schools, private settings and homes. She lives on the South Shore with her family.
Clinical Director - Quincy Center
Meredith Rees, M.A., BCBA, LABA
Meredith attended the University of Connecticut, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. Meredith earned her Masters of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology. Meredith has more than 7 years of experience in the field of applied behavior analysis, and has worked in multiple settings including school, home, residential and center ABA services. Meredith lives on the South Shore with her family.
Assistant Clinical Director - Norwell Center
Taylor Murphy, M.A., BCBA, LABA
Taylor attended Salve Regina University where she received a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Special Education. She then stayed at Salve Regina to earn a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis just a year later. Taylor has four years of experience in the field, two as a behavior therapist and two as a BCBA serving children and adolescents with a range of developmental disabilities. Throughout her career Taylor has consulted with school and medical professionals, conducted parent trainings and participated in research studies to help further the field of ABA. Outside of work, you can find Taylor teaching spin classes, or spending time with her friends and family.
Clinical Director - Early Intervention and Home Programs
Heather Whiting, M.S., BCBA, LABA
Heather earned her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Therapeutic Human Services from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Heather has over ten years experience in applied behavior analysis working with children ranging in ages 1-14. Her favorite part of her job includes teaching parents strategies to increase their child’s functional communication, which then decreases challenging behaviors. Heather lives on the South Shore with her husband and four children.
Family and Community Specialist
Claire McManus, M.A., STL
Claire McManus attended Rutgers University in NJ where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She received a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling at Boston College and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology (now Boston College). Claire is currently in the Masters in Social Work program at Simmons University. Claire has worked for over thirty years with adolescents, young adults, and their families in various capacities as a teacher and youth minister. Claire serves on the Board of Directors of the National Federation of Catholic Youth Ministers. Claire joins the SSAC team after serving as Director of Faith Formation for the Diocese of Fall River. Claire and her husband live on the South Shore and have five grown children and eleven grandchildren.
Human Resources Generalist
Beth attended Emmanuel College in Boston, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a concentration in mental health and counseling. She has more than 10 years experience in childcare settings and spent four years teaching special education in a therapeutic day school. Throughout her career she has worked with children with a range of developmental disabilities as a teacher, tutor, and program coordinator. She lives on the South Shore with her husband and two children.
Insurance & Authorization Specialist
Jennifer Wylie, B.A.
Jennifer Wylie attended The University of Massachusetts Boston where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. She is only beginning her career but has a passion for working with children. She can’t wait to get more involved with ABA therapy services.