Zahra Hajiaghamohseni, Ph.D., BCBA

Zahra is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She is the current president of SC ABA (South Carolina Association of Behavior Analysis). She began using Applied Behavior Analysis in 1999 while working as an Assistant Applied Behavior Specialist in New York. She primarily worked with the eight and older population in skill development as well as developing interventions for aberrant/maladaptive behaviors. She has provided an array of consultation services to individuals with autism including: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Behavior Intervention Plans, IEP development, Needs Assessments, Curriculum development, and Community Trainings on autism topics.  

She completed her Ph.D in .Special Education at the University of South Carolina. She has a special interest in using performance feedback systems to improve procedural fidelity of stakeholder interventions. She recently also completed research in the fieldwork supervision practices of BCBAs. She is dedicated to improving ABA services in South Carolina and diversifying the application and reach of ABA. She completed the Florida Institute OBM Certificate program in 2018. She has implemented organizational behavior management interventions to help SC ABA state chapter continue to make strides! 
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Zahra Hajiaghamohseni, Ph.D., BCBA

Meet the Team

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Callan Hazelbaker, M.A., BCBA

Callan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She received her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University.  She has enjoyed working as a therapist using applied behavior analysis since early 2010 with experience in the home, school, and clinical settings.  Prior to working hands on with children and adolescents, Callan worked in neuroscience at the Medical University of South Carolina studying biological and behavioral brain mechanisms.  She loves providing interactive learning sessions that motivate children to interact and excel in their environments.  Her future career goals are to combine her love of research and hands-on practice to better the lives of those living with developmental disabilities in the low country.
Ashley Eppes, B.A., BCaBA

Ashley is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2010 and received her Bachelors degree in Psychology. She completed her graduate coursework for her certification at Florida Institute of Technology in 2017.

She has always had an interest in helping individuals with special needs succeed, starting at a young age. Her parents had instilled her to accept and care for everyone, including individuals with disabilities. Growing up, her family was involved and volunteered in many non profit organizations throughout the Hudson Valley of New York.
Her goal is to aid individuals with special needs to reach their full potential to improve their life experiences within their family and local community.

She lives in Mount Pleasant, SC with her husband, Blake and they welcomed their first child, Coast in March 2019.
Katie Pineda, M.A., Practice Manager

Katie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from University of Maryland. She previously worked as a behavioral therapist using applied behavior analysis (ABA) with clients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders in clinical and home settings. 

Fascinated by ABA, she went on to receive her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, graduating with honors from Ball State University in 2014. She is very passionate about using ABA in the workplace focusing on workflow optimization and business strategies.

Laurie Linog, M.Ed., BCBA

Laurie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. She graduated from Winthrop University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2012, and received her Masters in Teaching Special Education from the College of Charleston in 2015, where she focused on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Her passion lies in working with children with moderate and severe Autism Spectrum Disorder and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.