© 2018 by AKA Consulting, Inc. - Anchor Academy

971. 258. 5555         info@anchoracademypdx.com         11481 SW Hall Blvd. Suite 104 Portland, OR 97223

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ABOUT

 

Anchor Academy is a comprehensive, early intervention program rooted in applied behavior analysis. We are a local, Oregon-based company that started in 2011 under the name AKA Consulting.  In 2017, we expanded to a commercial space, allowing us to serve more children at a central location. 

 

Anchor Academy also serves as a practicum site for Oregon Tech graduate students pursuing BACB® certification and state licensure as behavior analysts.  Our behavior technicians have daily oversight by Board Certified Behavior Analysts which allows us to maintain high levels of integrity and to address our clients' needs immediately.  

Our Staff

President & Executive Director

Alice Keyl Austin, PhD, BCBA-D, LBA

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Dr. Austin earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University and a Master of Arts in Behavior Sciences (ABA sub-plan) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.  She is a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst®, and earned her Doctorate in Special Education and Rehabilitation (specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis) from Utah State University in 2011.  She is a licensed behavior analyst in the state of Oregon.
   
Dr. Austin's primary area of expertise is ABA-based, early intervention for children with autism.  She also has experience providing ABA services to school-aged children and adults with developmental disabilities.  In addition to direct service provision, she has conducted a variety of trainings for both parents and teachers and has provided consultative services to school districts.  She is currently an adjunct professor at Oregon Institute of Technology, teaching graduate-level courses in behavior analysis.  She served as a board member to the Oregon Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board between November 2013 and November 2015 and is currently the president of the Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis (ORABA).

 

Dr. Austin and her team provide comprehensive ABA services in a center-based program for children ages 18 months to 5 years old.

Clinical Supervisor

Allison Holt, MEd, BCBA, LBA

Clinical Supervisor

Erin Reed, MEd, BCBA, LBA

Lead Behavior Technician

Nirvana Kowlessar-Hirshleifer, MEd, BCBA, LBA

Behavior Technicians

Kasey Bailey, AA, RBT, RBAI

Malaak Damra, BS, RBT, RBAI

Brooke Earnest, MS, RBT, RBAI

Abby Kirchem-Butts, MA, RBT, RBAI

Gen Mangin, RBT, RBAI

Jake McLoughlin, BA, RBT, RBAI