Carla Johnson

Director of Business Development, BCBA

Carla is the Director of Business Development for Priorities ABA, PLLC. Carla was first introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis during an internship while obtaining her undergraduate degree in Clinical Psychology. In 2006, Carla was the director of a group home where she introduced ABA methodology into the daily routine and care for the individuals who resided there. Carla graduated with honors from Simmons College with an MS in Behavioral Education and received her Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification in 2009. Carla is also a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in New York. Throughout her career, she has gained a wide range of experience working with a variety of disabilities including but not limited Autism, ODD, ADHD, and Down Syndrome. Carla has experience providing direct services, consulting, and managing programs within public and private schools, private residences, and group homes. Prior to joining Priorities ABA, Carla was the Clinical Director for company in which she grew the department from one BCBA to over 10 full time BCBAs. In addition, she expanded services from consultation services at one private school to insurance and state funded home services, 12 school districts, 2 clinics, summer camps, and social skills groups. These services impacted over 300 children throughout the state.

“I have always known that I wanted to work with children. It wasn’t until my professor recommended an internship in Applied Behavior Analysis that I found my passion. Through the internship I provided ABA therapy to 2 young children on the spectrum and was mentored by a BCBA who supported and encouraged me to pursue my BCBA. After years of working directly with children I have found that developing and expanding quality services for children on the spectrum is a challenge that I thoroughly enjoy.”