Kristin started her career in behaviour analysis in 1998, working for New England Center for Children, recognised as a global leader in education for autistic children. During her 4 years at NECC, she worked in the residential setting with adolescents and in-home programs with preschool children. After completing her Masters in Applied Behaviour Analysis, she moved to London to work as a program consultant at TreeHouse School (now known as Ambitious for Autism), and became certified as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2003. Whilst at TreeHouse, she also led a team that opened an ABA specialist support classroom in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
After relocating to Sydney in 2007, she commenced her Masters of Speech and Language Pathology program at Macquarie University, finishing 4 years (and 2 children) later. She then worked for a year at The Shepherd Centre, a specialist service for children with hearing loss. In 2016, TMB was created.
Kristin believes deeply in the science of Applied Behaviour Analysis and the significant positive impact it can have on autistic children and their families. With TMB, she is hoping to offer a service that 1) provides effective programs of the highest standard, 2) works closely with families to provide the support they need during their journey, and 3) educates parents, teachers and allied health professionals in the application of the principles of behaviour analysis in their daily practice.
In 2019, Kristin was given an incredible opportunity to lead the development and delivery of the second graduate programs in Applied Behaviour Analysis in Australia at Griffith University. Kristin feels privileged to have such an important role in the growth of the ABA field here in Australia.
Adrienne Jackson (AJ) holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Cognitive Science from the University of New South Wales and graduated with honours in Speech Pathology from the University of Newcastle in 2015. She has over ten years experience in medical and allied health administration having grown up and worked in the north and inner west of Sydney. Adrienne is trained in AUSLAN and key word sign as well as PECS, Hanen More Than Words Program and MultiLit.
Adrienne’s final clinical placement was with the Cerebral Palsy Alliance where she fell in love with providing family centred and holistic speech and language services to children with disabilities and their families. She brings with her a devotion to helping each child reach their potential and a joy in language and learning. Adrienne relocated to join To the Moon & Back having been inspired by the ideals of the practice and the measurable outcomes that the combination of behaviour analysis and speech pathology provides in the lives of children and families.
Binta Hellemans graduated from Macquarie University with a bachelors’ degree in Creative Arts, majoring in music. Since that time, Binta has been working as a Senior Manager and a member of the executive team for a leading not for profit organisation working with autistic children and young people and their families for the past 9 years.
In her role as Senior Manager, Binta has managed over 30 staff members, managed all aspects of Human resources, office management, WHS requirements and marketing functions to name a few things.
Binta was inspired by the beliefs and mission of TMB and decided to join the team in February 2016. Binta hopes to bring her vast disability industry knowledge to the dedicated team of professionals at TMB and to personally continue to be a support for families and their children in their journey.
Having started her career in 2014, Celene is dedicated in providing exceptional care in implementing effective treatment plans for individuals on the Autism spectrum and other learning disabilities. During her 5 years working in a highly regarded ABA clinic in Malaysia, Celene enjoyed supporting early learners to acquire developmental skills in both structured and natural environment teaching and also supporting some of them on severe behaviour challenges. Since then, she has been working with a diverse client population in one-to-one and group-based therapy for different age groups from age 2 to 30. She also supervises Registered Behaviour Technicians (RBT) and provides ABA training to junior therapists, parents and school teachers.
Since relocating to Brisbane in 2019, Celene has been delivering behaviour support services to NDIS participants in a group based early intervention therapy setting alongside a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and paraprofessionals. Celene is excited to join To the Moon Back because they share the same professional belief that communication and good working relationships with parents and multidisciplinary teams, are key to effective ABA therapy. By joining TMB, Celene is looking forward to more opportunities to deliver effective intervention programs, alongside other experienced multidisciplinary team members.
Possessing a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) degree from HELP University Malaysia, Celene is also a Board Certified assistant Behaviour Analysis (BCaBA)
Sarah completed a Bachelor of Speech Hearing and Language Sciences at Macquarie University in 2017. She then graduated with a Bachelor of Speech Pathology from ACU in 2021.
Sarah has been working with children in a variety of roles for almost 10 years. She was first introduced to ABA therapy in 2018 when she began working as a behaviour therapist at a clinic in Sydney’s Inner West whilst studying at university. She joined the TMB team in 2020 as a Behaviour Therapist and Allied Health Assistant and has continued her journey here as a Speech Pathologist.
Sarah is deeply passionate about giving children with complex communication needs the ability to independently communicate with others. She loves the family-centered, play based approach TMB takes and has enjoyed seeing the benefits of pairing her speech pathology and ABA therapy skills in sessions.
Emma completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences (majoring in Hearing and Speech) at the University of Sydney in 2019. During her final year of University, Emma began working as an Administration Assistant at a clinic that provided ABA and Speech Pathology services. Due to her interest in both fields, she was trained as a Therapy Assistant and immediately fell in love with how ABA and Speech go hand in hand to effectively teach skills. Emma has had experience providing therapy services in home, school, pre school and community settings across Sydney. Working under the guidance and supervision of both BCBAs and Speech Pathologists, she has developed a strong interest in functional communication and Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). Her favourite part of being a therapist is celebrating the small achievements that significantly impact a child’s life.
Emma passed the requirements to become a certified Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) in early 2021. At TMB, she is looking forward to assisting with group programs and working in a collaborative team of health professionals.