Director of Finance
Kathy Petty is the Director of Finance at the Autism Center of North Mississippi. She is from Southaven, MS and graduated from Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business. She has over 25 years experience in manufacturing and corporate accounting. Kathy loves spending time with her children and grand-children, watching sports, and traveling as often as possible. Kathy joined the ACNM team in March 2021.
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Dr. Sheila Williamson
Sheila Williamson, Ph.D.; BCBA-D earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University. She received her Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology from the University of Mississippi Clinical Psychology Program. She completed an internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Williamson has worked in early intervention programs, schools, residential programs, and private practice. She is committed to continue to learn and share the most progressive clinical treatment for the children and young adults served at the Autism Center of North Mississippi. She lives with her husband, Michael, and enjoys spending time with her adult children.
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Brittany Cuevas, M.P.A., comes to ACNM with a Master’s in Professional Accounting and a B.S.B.A. in Accounting. She has five years’ experience in public and corporate accounting. Her main role at ACNM is to increase awareness and financial support for the Autism Center of North Mississippi. She is responsible for business administration, public relations, grant applications, monthly Board meetings, and all fundraising events. She uses her corporate business experience to create a professional work environment at ACNM and to network with local business developers and other non-profits. Contact Brittany via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Education Outreach
Sharon D. Boudreaux, M.A.T., BCBA, LBA, helped to found the Autism Center of North Mississippi, has previously served as the Executive Director from 2009-2013, and is currently a consultant for ACNM. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching in the field of special education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus on educating children with Autism and other forms of developmental delay. Sharon has been trained in Discrete Trial Training, the TEACCH model, Natural Environment Teaching, and Verbal Behavior. Sharon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Additionally, Sharon has completed an intensive 2-week training at Carbone Clinic to gain further expertise in teaching and promoting verbal behavior. Sharon has experience working in and consulting with school systems, providing home-based therapy, and providing A.B.A. instruction in the clinical setting. Sharon has worked at the pre-school, elementary, and middle school levels providing academic instruction, community-based instruction and life skills training. Sharon created an early intervention program based upon the principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis and TEACCH. Sharon has presented research findings and topics at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Conference at the state and national level. Within the school system, her class was recognized as a model for structured teaching, behavior modification, and use of technology in the classroom. Sharon continues assisting families by providing training, establishing a community support group, developing summer social skills programs, and within the clinic, one-on-one instructional and behavioral interventions. She is committed to providing effective instruction and behavioral supports that will increase the individual’s quality of life. Sharon conducts professional development trainings Contact Sharon via e-mail email@example.com
Samantha Kelly is the Office Manager and Billing Specialist at the Autism Center of North Mississippi. She graduated from Itawamba Community College with an Associates degree in Applied Sciences. Currently, Samantha is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications from Mississippi State University. Since starting at ACNM in 2017, she has been an advocate for all our families by working with insurance companies and connecting families with available resources in their community. For more information about services provided or insurance questions contact Samantha via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt Williams, ED, LPC, NCC, RBT- Bio coming soon! Contact Matt via e-mail at email@example.com
Jessyi Bryant Reed, M.A., BCBA, LBA, has a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Mississippi. Jessyi’s training and work experiences include working as a student researcher at the North MS Regional Center (NMRC), as an assistant teacher for students with Down Syndrome, and as a peer tutor for students with developmental disabilities. At the Autism Center of North Mississippi, Jessyi has received training in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial, and Natural Environment Teaching. She provides training for Registered Behavior Technicians, parent training, one-on-one instruction, behavioral interventions and support, program development, and school consultation. Contact Jessyi via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Haley Wood, M.A., BCBA, LBA, has a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Mississippi. Haley has experience in the clinical setting providing ABA services to children with Autism and other developmental delays. Haley has received training in Verbal Behavior at the Carbone Clinic in New York. At the Autism Center of North Mississippi, Haley has received training in Discrete Trial and Natural Environment Teaching. She provides training for Registered Behavior Technicians, parent training, one-on-one instruction, behavioral interventions and support, program development, and school consultation. Contact Haley via e-mail at email@example.com
Christy Sales M.S., BCBA, LBA has a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Memphis and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of MS. She has over 12 years of experience working with children with special needs. This includes experience as a licensed social worker in the mental health system, behavior technician experience in the public school system, a licensed inclusion teacher (license currently active), and as lead BCBA developing and implementing intensive ABA programming in a clinical setting. In addition, she has 2 years of experience as a BCBA working with adults in home and community based services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She lives on a ranch in Glen, MS where she enjoys horses and the outdoors. Contact Christy via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lindsey Davis, B.S., RBT, graduated from Mississippi State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. At the Autism Center of NM, Lindsey received training in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial, and Natural Environmental Teaching. She became a Registered Behavior Technician in 2017. Lindsey provides one-on-one instruction and implements behavioral interventions and supports. Contact Lindsey via email at email@example.com.
Morgan Kent, BSW., RBT, graduated from University of Mississippi in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. At the Autism Center of North Mississippi, Morgan received training in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial, and Natural Environmental Teaching. She became a Registered Behavioral Technician in 2017. Morgan provides one-on-one instruction and implements behavioral interventions and supports. Contact Morgan via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brittany Wright, B.S., RBT, graduated from Southern Miss in 2019 with a Bachelors in Psychology. She became a Registered Behavior Technician in May 2019. At the Autism Center of NM, Brittany received training in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial, and Natural Environmental Teaching. She provides one-on-one instruction and implements behavioral interventions and supports. Contact via email at email@example.com.