Illuminate ABA

Our Team

The Illuminate Team

Our team at Illuminate ABA consists of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) clinical director, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), and Registered Behavioral Technicians (RBTs). Each expert BCBA works closely with our clinical director to create a customized treatment plan for your child. The BCBA and RBTs together implement the treatment plan. Once ABA services begin, our data-driven analyses process ensures improved results and allows for treatment adjustments as frequently as necessary. At Illuminate ABA, we support our staff to stay updated with the best practices and ABA techniques.
Max Lowy
Chief Executive Officer

Sydney Finkenbine is a licensed and certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Sydney has been working with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with various disabilities, since 2014 in the home, school, and community settings. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Special Education from Bowling Green State University, and a graduate level certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from University of Cincinnati. Her professional interests include language building, social skills training and teaching activities of daily living (ADLs). In her free time, Sydney enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring local walking trails and spending time with family.

Scott Weissman
Director of Operations

Victoria Aprano is a licensed and certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Victoria had been working with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with autism since 2015 in the home, schools, community, and center-based settings. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. Her professional interests include early intervention, language building, social skills training, and parent training. In her free time, Victoria enjoys traveling to new places, going to the gym, and crafting.

Miriam Abish
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Essie Card has been supporting individuals with autism for over 20 years. She earned a dual bachelor’s degree in child development and psychology. She then went on to earn a Masters of Arts degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. She also earned a Pupil Personnel Credential along the way allowing her to gain experience in an academic setting. Essie earned her post graduate level certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis shortly after. She has been a certified behavior analyst since 2012 and is licensed in the state of Texas. Essie has worked in the home, school and community setting . She comes with a wealth of knowledge combining her relationship building based background with the principles of ABA. In her free time Essie enjoys spending time with her four daughters and her husband, who is also a Behavior Analyst. They enjoy frequent trips to the beach and to Disneyland.

Jamie Lee McVeigh
M.A., BCBA
Director of Clinical Training

Jamie Lee McVeigh was certified as a BCBA in 2016 and has enjoyed working with people with developmental disabilities since 2013, in a variety of settings. She earned a Bachelor of Science majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Central Florida, and Master of Arts with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis from The University of West Florida. Jamie enjoys teaching communication skills and helping new professionals in the field meet their full potential. In her free time, Jamie loves to travel, eat delicious foods, and snuggle up on the couch to watch Netflix.

Under Jamie’s watchful eye, our technicians and clinicians receive proper training to best serve our children. Any staff can expect to meet with her before starting, and throughout the initial onboarding process. She also arranges monthly trainings in order for our employees to sharpen their skills and receive the latest and the best in ABA techniques.
Sydney Finkenbine
M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director of Michigan & Ohio

Sydney Finkenbine is a licensed and certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Sydney has been working with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with various disabilities, since 2014 in the home, school, and community settings. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Special Education from Bowling Green State University, and a graduate level certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from University of Cincinnati. Her professional interests include language building, social skills training and teaching activities of daily living (ADLs). In her free time, Sydney enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring local walking trails and spending time with family.

Essie Card
Clinical Director of Texas

Essie Card has been supporting individuals with autism for over 20 years. She earned a dual bachelor’s degree in child development and psychology. She then went on to earn a Masters of Arts degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. She also earned a Pupil Personnel Credential along the way allowing her to gain experience in an academic setting. Essie earned her post graduate level certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis shortly after. She has been a certified behavior analyst since 2012 and is licensed in the state of Texas. Essie has worked in the home, school and community setting . She comes with a wealth of knowledge combining her relationship building based background with the principles of ABA. In her free time Essie enjoys spending time with her four daughters and her husband, who is also a Behavior Analyst. They enjoy frequent trips to the beach and to Disneyland.

Melissa Fraioli
Lead BCBA of New Jersey

Sydney Finkenbine is a licensed and certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Sydney has been working with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with various disabilities, since 2014 in the home, school, and community settings. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Special Education from Bowling Green State University, and a graduate level certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from University of Cincinnati. Her professional interests include language building, social skills training and teaching activities of daily living (ADLs). In her free time, Sydney enjoys trying new restaurants, exploring local walking trails and spending time with family.

Victoria Aprano
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Director of Florida

Victoria Aprano is a licensed and certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Victoria had been working with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with autism since 2015 in the home, schools, community, and center-based settings. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. Her professional interests include early intervention, language building, social skills training, and parent training. In her free time, Victoria enjoys traveling to new places, going to the gym, and crafting.

Kennan Liston
Lead BCBA of Indiana

Kennan Liston has been blessed to work directly with individuals with developmental disabilities since 2008. He has had the pleasure of working with clients across all age ranges from young children to seniors, and in a wide variety of settings and contexts. He has been fortunate to present in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in poster presentations at two professional conferences and has co-authored 3 peer-reviewed publications. Since 2017, Kennan has focused professionally on early interventions for children with Autism Spectrum disorder. He has a passion for working closely with children and their families with a focus on quality outcomes and feels fortunate to have found a life calling in service of others. In 2020 he graduated from the Master’s program in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of South Florida and became a fully certified Behavior Analyst shortly thereafter. In his free time, Kennan enjoys playing Wingspan with family, painting, and has a background in theater since the age of 8.

Yosef Glogauer
Digital Marketing Representative

Yosef brings a seasoned perspective to creative projects as the Digital Marketing Representative for Illuminate ABA. With a BFA from Toronto Metropolitan University and a certification in TV and film essentials from NYU, his driving force is his passion for creativity. With expertise in graphic design, photography, videography, and sound design, Yosef has contributed to diverse projects, from theatrical productions to impactful charity and social media campaigns. In digital marketing, he specializes in SEO and PPC, orchestrating campaigns that amplify online visibility and deliver outstanding results. Eager to stay ahead in design trends and digital marketing intricacies, Yosef is a forward-thinking professional committed to delivering innovative solutions for Illuminate ABA’s success. Book time with Yosef Glogauer

Max Lowy
Chief Executive Officer
Scott Weissman
Director of Operations
Miriam Abish
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Jamie Lee McVeigh
M.A., BCBA
Director of Clinical Training
Sydney Finkenbine
M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director of Michigan & Ohio
Essie Card
Clinical Director of Texas
Melissa Fraioli
Lead BCBA of New Jersey
Victoria Aprano
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Director of Florida
Victoria Aprano
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Director of
Florida

Victoria Aprano is a licensed and certified behavior analyst (BCBA). Victoria had been working with children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with autism since 2015 in the home, schools, community, and center-based settings. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. Her professional interests include early intervention, language building, social skills training, and parent training. In her free time, Victoria enjoys traveling to new places, going to the gym, and crafting.

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