How did we get started?
Turning Point Education Services was founded by Erica Kinnebrew, BCBA in Annapolis, Maryland in 2012. Beginning as a small company, providing ABA therapy to just a handful of clients, Turning Point now has ABA clinics in Severna Park, Crofton, Annapolis, and Upper Marlboro.
As our company has grown, our goal remains the same: to provide the most effective behavior analytic therapy for children on the autism spectrum in a joyful, respectful, caring, and playful environment. We have purposefully created environments to capture opportunities for all children to learn and grow, providing a foundation that allows us to provide more effective ABA therapy where we can most efficiently address the needs of children with autism.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” It may sound cliché but walk into a Turning Point clinic and you will know that none of us are working! We love what we do. We respect and care for our clients, their families, and each other. We find joy in every accomplishment as we play right alongside your child!
To provide the most effective behavior analytic services for the children and families we serve in a joyful, respectful, caring, and playful environment.
Meet the Team
Erica Kinnebrew, BCBA | CEO
Erica Kinnebrew is a Behavior Analyst who has worked with children with special needs since graduating with her Bachelors in 2000. She has worked in private clinics, consulted with school districts and taught in the classroom. She has worked with children ranging in ages from 1 1/2 years old to college age.
Erica has a Master's of Science from Florida State University in Emotional Disturbances and Learning Disabilities with a graduate certificate in Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and licensed in Maryland.
She is inspired by the amazingness of these kids who don't "fit society's mold." Her desire is to be a part of the change that helps children in general reach their full potential. She and her family are excited to call Orlando, FL home after years of moving all over the country with the Army.
Annika Davis, BCBA | Director of Operations
Annika has been working with Turning Point since January 2014 as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Clemson University in 2009. In 2011, Annika earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver. She became interested in focusing on working with children with autism and began coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Her experience includes working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other special needs in home, clinic, and community settings. Annika's interests in the field of behavior analysis include early intervention, verbal behavior and problem behavior reduction in children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Tricia Fare, BCBA | Director of Clinical Operations
Tricia is the first employee with Turning Point, progressing in the field from technician to assistant behavior analyst, to Board Certified Behavior Analyst in her time with us. She has a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Towson University, earned a graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis from Florida Institute of Technology while working towards BCaBA certification, and has since earned a Master's degree in special education with an applied behavior analysis concentration from the University of North Dakota while obtaining BCBA certification. Tricia's experience includes providing ABA services in the home, clinic, and community with children as young as 2 through 15 years old. Tricia's interests in the field of ABA include early intervention, staff and parent training, and disseminating information about the field to the community at large.
Destinee Martz, BCBA | Clinic Director - Upper Marlboro
Destinee Martz has worked with children on the autism spectrum since 2012. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's degree from West Virginia University with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis. While completing her Bachelor's and Master's Degree she worked primarily in a clinic setting providing ABA services.In addition to working at a clinic, she worked in the home and in a public school using ABA techniques. Destinee earned her BCBA certification in November of 2016. She has experience with social skills, program development, staff and parent training, and assessments. Destinee has always loved working with children, and loves watching them learn and become more independent with their skills!
Kaitlin Watson, BCBA | Clinic Director - Annapolis
Kaitlin Balka has a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from James Madison University where she concentrated in Applied Behavior Analysis. She moved to Baltimore in 2010 when she began working at Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Neurobehavioral Inpatient Unit (NBU) for children and young adults with developmental disabilities who exhibit severe problem behavior. She simultaneously completed her Master’s degree in ABA from University of Maryland-Baltimore County and received her BCBA certification in January 2013. Additionally, Kaitlin has worked as a behavior analyst in a non-public school for children with developmental disabilities and as a behavior analyst for in-home programs. Kaitlin’s experiences in the field of ABA include functional assessment, research, program development, social skills, parent and staff training, and data collection and analysis. Kaitlin loves working with a diverse range of clients and watching them learn and grow.
Cassandra Davis, BCBA | Clinic Director - Crofton
Cassy holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Goucher College. While working on her Master’s degree she became interested in working with children diagnosed with Autism and began course work in Applied Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology. In 2017, Cassy obtained certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Cassy has worked with children from infants to elementary school aged children, in the clinic setting, day care setting, school setting, and home setting. She enjoys early intervention, problem behavior reduction and watching her clients work towards becoming more independent.
Kate Reis, BCBA | Clinic Director - Severna Park
Kate began working with individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities in 2009 and started her focus on working with children with Autism during her Masters degree program. Kate holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Johns Hopkins University. After becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2016, Kate has worked with children aged 2-13 in the home, school, daycare and clinical settings. Kate specializes in early intervention, behavior reduction, and assessment procedures. Kate loves working with children and loves watching them grow and learn.
Brittney Mabry, BCBA | Severna Park Clinic
Brittney began her work in the field of child development in 2009, serving young learners of various ages and backgrounds in mentorship programs, public schools, and Navy/Army Child Development Centers. She holds a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and Development from the University of Alabama, and a M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Brittney began providing ABA services to children with Autism after joining the Turning Point team in the Fall of 2015. Her interests and experience include verbal behavior, early intervention, behavior assessment, program development and analysis, and caregiver training. Brittney has a sincere passion for serving children and families with special needs. She finds great joy in watching children make progress and helping children and families reach their behavioral goals.
Jenny Richardson, BCBA | Crofton Clinic
Jenny began her career a special education teacher with an emphasis in autism spectrum disorders for 10 years before becoming a behavior analyst. As a BCBA, she has worked in the clinic, home, and school settings and enjoys seeing children generalize skills across multiple settings. Jenny is passionate about verbal behavior and natural environment teaching. She completed her coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is a Maryland Licensed Behavior Analyst. Jenny is excited to see children and young adults grow in communication, social skills, and independence every day!
Justine Lee, BCBA | Crofton Clinic
Justine Lee is a Licensed, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, specializing in treating clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has provided clinical ABA services since 2015 in home, educational, and clinical environments. Justine was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Maryland, University College, a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University, and holds a certificate in Autism. Her passion is in early childhood intervention and she has worked with children ranging from ages 2 to 10. Justine’s best-loved aspect of her profession is observing a client transform by gaining independence, and acquiring crucial life skills. In her spare time Justine enjoys spending time with her 4 year old daughter, husband, and two dogs.
Jada Tucker, BCBA | Crofton Clinic
Jada Tucker is a motivated BCBA who is licensed to practice in Maryland, DC, and Virginia. Jada began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2009 at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD as a Clinical Assistant. Since then, she has developed a thirst for learning and practicing ABA. Jada possesses a keen interest in promoting skill building with children through naturalistic teaching instruction. Jada is also very interested in parent and staff training with interventions in the home setting. In addition, she is currently pursuing Ph.D. studies in Applied Behavior Analysis in hopes to conduct and publish further research on improving training for home based interventions.
Emily Mata, BCBA | Annapolis Clinic
Emily Mata received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boston College and a Master’s of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysts from Arizona State University. She has been working with individuals on the autism spectrum since 2015, starting as a Special Education Assistant in a private school in Annapolis, MD. Emily discovered her love of Applied Behavior Analysis working with children one-on-one in the school system and part-time with Turning Point. Emily transitioned to working full-time at Turning Point in 2016. She obtained her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2018 and has worked with children from ages 3-11 in the clinical and school settings. Emily’s interests include early intervention, verbal behavior, social skills training and collaborating with teachers. Emily feels very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with children, help them grow and succeed and to work with the supportive team of professionals at Turning Point!