Highly trained ABA Licensed behavior analysts Milestones Staff MELISSA COCO RAYMOND MA, BCBA, LBA About Melissa Melissa Raymond, owner and director of Milestones Behavioral Services, has always had a passion for helping others. She was introduced to the field of ABA in 2004 and opened Milestones Behavioral Services in 2012. Melissa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from McNeese State University in 2006 and her Master of Arts in Behavior Analysis in 2009 from the University of Houston Clear Lake. Melissa became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2009 and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in 2014. Melissa is also a founder of Autism Scholar Inc. which is a non-profit organization with a mission to facilitate scholarly opportunities for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. She is also an active member in the Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association. Melissa's passion and commitment is passed down to her exceptional staff of BCBAs and Registered Line Technicians. Melissa’s mission is to help children reach their developmental milestones and to provide a fun and happy learning environment of all of those who are a part of the Milestones family. JENNIFER LYNNE JOLLY MS, BCBA, LBA About Jennifer Jennifer joined the team at Milestones in 2017 and currently serves in the role of Licensed Behavior Analyst. Jennifer earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Texas A&M University in 2014. Jennifer specialized in developmental psychology and received a double minor in neuroscience and linguistics. She graduated summa cum laude. Jennifer earned her master’s degree in psychology from McNeese State University in 2017. She graduated summa cum laude. Jennifer earned the credential of BCBA in August 2017 and the LBA credential in November 2017. Jennifer is passionate about the field of ABA and her interests lie in early intensive behavioral interventions, EIBI. She is particularly interested in the development of early language skills. She enjoys spending time with her husband hiking, watching movies, and traveling. SHELBY SONNIER M.ED., BCBA, LBA About Shelby Shelby entered the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in July 2015 as a registered line technician at Milestones Behavioral Services. She earned her Master’s Degree in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in High Incidence Disabilities and Applied Behavior Analysis from Nicholls State University in 2019 and became a Licensed Behavior Analyst. Shelby has a special interest in working with school aged children in the school setting and teaching life skills to create more independence for her students. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, working out, painting, or doing home improvement projects. BROOKE BERIRAM Licensed Behavior Analyst About Brooke Brooke started in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in May of 2015 at Milestones Behavioral Services. Brooke earned her Master’s in Education, Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis at Nicholls State University. She earned the credential of BCBA in June 2019 and became a Licensed Behavior Analyst in October 2019. Brooke has a special interest in staff training because she loves teaching people all about why ABA is so amazing! She is also passionate about making teaching individualized specifically to each learner’s need. Brooke loves working at Milestones Behavioral Services because she knows she always has a colleague to consult and learn from! In her free time, she enjoys being outside in the sun with her friends and family. SAMANTHA MOELLER Licensed Behavior Analyst About Samantha Samantha began working in the field of ABA in 2016 while living in California. She joined the Milestones team in 2019 and currently serves the role of Licensed Behavior Analyst. Samantha earned her Master’s degree in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2020. Samantha has a special interest in the school setting because it is fulfilling and inspiring to bring together parent, teacher and student goals. Samantha also has an interest in teaching life skills for students of all ages as well as the implementation of Natural Environment Teaching. In her free time, Samantha enjoys spending it with her husband and daughter and getting outdoors. NICOLE ARDION Licensed Behavior Analyst About Nicole Nicole was introduced to the field of ABA in 2016 and joined the Milestones family in 2018 as a registered line technician. After earning her Master’s degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University in 2020, Nicole continued her journey at Milestones as a Licensed Behavior Analyst. Nicole has a special interest in working with early learners. She enjoys teaching foundational milestones including early communication skills, play skills, and social skill. Nicole also loves teaching new staff and parents all about ABA and how to apply it to their lives at home. In her free time, Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends. VICTORIA YANITOR Licensed Behavior Analyst About Victoria Tori joined the Milestones team in January 2021 and currently works at the Jennings location as a licensed behavior analyst. She played softball at McNeese State University where she earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology and fell in love with the city of Lake Charles. She then continued her education at McNeese and received her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2020. Tori is passionate about teaching through play and expanding language though fun and engaging activities. In her free time, Tori enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, swimming, and kayaking. ABA INSTRUCTORS / LINE TECHNICIANS ABA INSTRUCTORS/LINE TECHNICIANS All of our instructors are carefully chosen to ensure that your child receives nothing but the best. All instructors receive hands on training in addition to classroom training. They are registered with the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board and have passed a national background check. All instructors have past experience working with children and possess a passion to teach and help our students learn!