Our Team

Apple Boyce

Clinical Director / Behavioral Consultant HSP-PA, LBA, BCBA

Apple is a managing partner and the Clinical Director of Priorities ABA, as well as a Behavioral Consultant. Apple has been working with special needs children since she was 14, specifically choosing the ABA specialty after seeing its effectiveness. After undergoing intense and extensive training, Apple and her husband, Russell, opened Priorities ABA, PLLC in 2001. Apple also works with parents to help them understand autism and ABA, and mentors students wanting to get into the field.

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Russell Boyce

Managing Director

Russell Boyce is a managing partner and the Managing Director of Priorities ABA. Russell graduated from East Carolina University with a business degree in 1993. After graduating, he worked for Sherwin-Williams for ten years before helping Apple Boyce start Priorities ABA. Russell has helped grow the company from a one person operation to over 80 employees, with six locations helping families across North Carolina.

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Emily Cogdell

Clinical Supervisor HSP-PA, BCBA

Emily is a Clinical Supervisor at Priorities. Initially wanting to work with abused children, she changed her mind after taking an ABA class as an elective in college and beginning an ABA therapy internship. Emily began working with Priorities ABA in 2004, specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Megan Henrichsen

Clinical Supervisor, HSP-PA, BCBA

Megan is a Licensed Psychological Associate and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Priorities ABA, serving Raleigh and the surrounding areas. She provides ABA services for children on the Autism Spectrum. Megan earned her BA in Psychology and her MA in Counseling Psychology from Fayetteville State University.

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Elizabeth Paley

Behavioral Consultant, HSP-PA, BCBA

Elizabeth is a Licensed Psychological Associate and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Priorities ABA. She started her career as a Special Education teacher before joining Priorities ABA in 2005. Elizabeth has been recognized for her contributions to the ABA community, winning several awards throughout her career.

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Margaret Charbonneau

Behavioral Consultant, HSP-PA, BCBA

Maggie is a Licensed Psychological Associate and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Priorities ABA, serving Charlotte and surrounding areas. She provides ABA therapy services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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Hillary Tunstall

Behavioral Consultant, LPA, BCBA

Hillary is a Licensed Psychological Associate and BCBA. She provides ABA services in Greenville, New Bern, Jacksonville, and the surrounding areas. Hillary worked as a NC School Psychologist before discovering Priorities ABA and pursuing her BCBA.

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Erica Cooper

BCBA

Erica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Priorities ABA. She obtained a Masters degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University. She has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and other developmental and behavioral disorders. Erica provides ABA services for children with Autism in Pitt, Onslow, and Craven counties.

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Tiffany Phasukkan

BCBA

Tiffany is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Priorities ABA. She provides ABA services for children on the autism spectrum in Onslow, New Hanover, and Brunswick counties. Tiffany obtained her Masters degree in clinical psychology, with a specialization in ABA from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

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Danielle Botello-Joffe

BCBA

Danielle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Priorities ABA. She provides ABA services to children with autism spectrum disorders in Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Danielle earned her BS in Psychology from Old Dominion University.

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Amber Lydon

BCaBA

Amber is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst with Priorities ABA. Amber works under the supervision of an LPA/BCBA providing ABA services to children on the autism spectrum in Fayetteville and the surrounding areas.

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Amy Delia

Operations Manager

Amy is the Operations Manager in Greenville. Amy has an accounting background; however, when her son was diagnosed with autism she decided to get more involved in the ABA field. Amy received training in ABA therapy and worked with her son 1:1 under the supervision of a consultant. Amy began working part time at Priorities ABA in 2008 as a Parent Advocate and Office Assistant. She became the Operations Manager in 2011.

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Rose Marie Sherman

Special Projects Assistant, MA in Education, MA in Counseling

Rose Marie is a parent advocate and special projects assistant. She is a certified educator and counselor who became a strong proponent of ABA when her son was diagnosed with autism. Rose Marie utilizes her personal and professional experiences to help children and their families.

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