At Journeys Autism Center, people are our greatest asset.
We are like-minded individuals who have a passion for helping others and come from various backgrounds led by Journey’s Chief Clinical Officer, Dr. Ian Melton.
Dr. Ian Melton, BCBA-D
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Melton has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and has been working with children with special needs, specifically Autism Spectrum Disorder for over 10 years in residential, educational, and clinic settings. He attended Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts for his undergraduate degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. His passion for education led to his master’s degree from Endicott College where he obtained a Master of Education in Autism Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. He then went on to earn a Doctorate degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Endicott College as well.
Dr. Melton is currently the Chief Clinical Officer at Journeys Autism Center as well as an adjunct professor and consultant for his alma mater, Endicott College. Included in his many passions is disseminating applied behavior analysis through effective collaboration. His research interests include social skills deficits, effective instruction for children with disabilities, and ethics of applied practice.
An experienced staff passionate about helping our clients
Jenilee Moody, MS, BCBA
Jen has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 5 years and has worked with adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder for most of her ABA career. Prior to ABA, she worked in early childhood education for over 10 years. Jen graduated from Grand Valley State University in Michigan with her undergraduate degree in Group Science with an emphasis in Biology and Elementary Education. Jen discovered her passion for children with special needs while working with Early Head Start in Northern California. After returning to Michigan, she became an ABA technician and decided to pursue a career in ABA. She obtained her Master’s of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from The Sage College in 2020.
Lindsey Johnson, MA,BCBA
Lindsey Johnson is a BCBA at Journeys Autism Center. Lindsey has been serving children on the autism spectrum for 6 years in various roles and has been working as a Behavior Analyst for the last year and a half. Lindsey received her Bachelor’s degree in Counseling from Grace College in 2014, and obtained a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University in 2019. Lindsey works primarily with younger children on the autism spectrum and looks forward to continuing to serve these clients and their families.
Ashly Voorde, MA, BCBA
Ashly Voorde is the Assistant Clinical Director at Journeys and has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 7 years. She graduated from Bethel University with her undergraduate degree in Psychology and received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. She has worked across a variety of settings, including both Early Intervention and Adolescent Centers. She also has experience developing and implementing ABA programs in the home while providing parent training and has successfully transitioned many clients back into the educational system. She specializes in small group instruction, reducing problem behavior, and teaching functional communication. Her passion for behavior analysis leads the clinical team in providing quality, evidence-based intervention for the adolescents here at Journeys
Britany Melton, MEd, BCBA, LBA
Britany has been in the field of ABA for over 10 years. She received her master’s degree from Endicott College in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. Britany has worked in a variety of settings including educational, residential, and clinical and is currently the Director of Research and Staff Training at Journeys. Britany has extensive experience managing ABA clinics and organizational behavior management. Her research and practice interests include compassionate care, functional long-term outcomes, and the treatment of severe problem behavior. Britany’s passion for ABA and science has led her to pursue her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis at Endicott College where she is currently enrolled.
Megan Mackowiak, MA, BCBA
Megan has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 10 years. Her focus has been directed toward adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder for the majority of her career as a Registered Behavior Technician and now currently a Behavior Analyst. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University South Bend with a focus in psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis in 2012 and received her master’s degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2020. Within the 10 years in the field, Megan has worked in various settings across the state of Indiana and Michigan, including both early and adolescent focused autism centers, both in the home, school, community, and in center locations
Allison Germann, MA, BCBA, LBA
Allison has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 7 years. She graduated with her bachelors degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Michigan State University. With her passion for working with children, she received her masters degree in Behavior Analysis from MSU and primarily worked in early intervention. She looks forward to continuing to work with clients and their families at Journeys to help them in reaching their individual goals.
Alexis Wolfe, MEd, BCBA
Alexis Wolfe is BCBA at Journeys Autism Center. She has been in the field for 4 years. She received her undergrad at IUSB in psychology and began working as a registered behavior technician in 2018. After working in the field, she fell in love with applied behavior analysis and attended Endicott college where she received a Master of Education in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis in 2021. Her primary focus is serving adolescents and transitioning them to the environments that best suit their needs.
Ryan Edgar, MA, BCBA
Ryan is a BCBA at Journeys Autism Center. She has been working in Applied Behavior Analysis for 4 years. Before working in ABA, Ryan was a teacher for early elementary school students. She earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology from Central Michigan University. Ryan found her passion for ABA working with children on the autism spectrum and earned her Master of Arts in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Ryan’s goal is to serve her clients and their families in meaningful ways to create positive impact for everyone she works with.
Thomas Litwicki, MA, BCBA
Thomas is a BCBA at Journeys Autism Center. He has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 4 years. Before getting into ABA, Thomas worked as a special education teacher for two years. Thomas graduated from IUSB with his undergraduate in psychology. He obtained his Master’s degree in special education (with an emphasis in ABA) at Arizona State University. Thomas works primarily with younger clients and has worked with adolescents in the past. He is excited to continue helping clients and their families.