1260 BUTH DR NE, COMSTOCK PARK, MI 49321, us

(616) 279-6414

Applied Behavioral Science Institution LLC

Providers of ABA therapy for children with autism in grand rapids


Thomas Hales M.Ed., Board Certified Behavior Analyst / Owner


Thomas Hales received his certification as a BCBA in 2016. He is also a certified teacher within the state of Michigan. He has worked with children with disabilities in the clinic, home, school, and community settings for the past 9 years. 

Email: Halest@appliedbehavioralscinece.org

Ashley Hales - Office Administrator


Ashley received her undergraduate degree from Northern Michigan University in 2007. She and Tom (Owner), were both raised in the Grand Rapids area and have 4 children together.

Email: Office@appliedbehavioralscience.org

Naomi Breiler M.Ed., Board Certified Behavior Analyst


Naomi is a Board Certified  Behavior Analyst. She received her certification September 2019. She has worked as a Behavior Technician with numerous agencies in the Grand Rapids area for the last 5 years.  

Email: Breilern@appliedbehavioralscience.org

Heather Kelley - Behavior Technician


 Heather is a Behavior Technician with us. She received her undergraduate degree from Grand Valley State University in 2016. Since graduation, Heather has been working in a variety of positions in the mental health field. 

Luke Kelley - Behavior Technician


Luke is a Behavior Technician who works with us. He also works full time with the Boy Scouts of America. He enjoys playing games during his free time.

Basha Libman M.S. - Lead Behavior Technician /Supervisor


Basha is our lead behavior technician. She received her M.S. from The University of North Texas in behavior analysis. She has been working in applied and experimental behavior analysis since 2010 across both universities and private agencies. She is currently collecting hours to test for her BCBA. 

Rachel Hills - Behavior Technician


Rachel is a current Hope college student working on a special education degree. She is working towards becoming a registered behavior technician. When not at work Rachel enjoys playing music.

Aaron Garcia M.Ed. - Registered Behavior Technician/Supervisor


Aaron is a registered behavior technician, and received a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, soon to sit for his boards to become  a BCBA.. Aaron also works as a music instructor. When not at work he can be found reading with coffee in hand.

Chris Cole - Behavior Technician


 Chris has been a teacher for over 20 years. Three of those years have been working specifically with students with autism. He is originally a graduate of Hope College with a bachelors degree in secondary education and history. He has a masters degree in special education from Grand Valley State University and a autism teaching certificate endorsement from the masters program at Western Michigan University.  Chris has been married to his wife Lisa for 3 years and has 5 children. 

Diana Nuñez - Behavior Technician


 Diana is a new behavior technician. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology Behavior Analysis from Northern Michigan University in 2018. Since graduation, she has been working a few different jobs. Diana works for multiple agencies that assist people with disabilities. When she gets free time she enjoys spending time with her family and animals. 

Tyler Buffin - Behavior Technician


 Tyler is working towards his bachelors degree for psychology and becoming a registered behavior technician. Tyler has worked with children with disabilities for the past two years in classrooms and at a summer camp. In his free time, Tyler plays games with his family, goes on bike rides, and plays with his two dogs.  

Kelsey Wilson - Behavior Technician


 Kelsey is a behavior technician with us. Kelsey is a former nursing technician at a neuroscience and spine unit in the hospital. She found her heart in the neuroscience part of the job and decided to peruse something closer to her passion. She is in her last year of her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and plans to continue schooling to receive her Masters in Social Work. 

Tori Richardson - Behavior Technician


Jessica Compton - Behavior Technician


Jessica received her Bachelor of Social Work from Grand Valley in April 2019. She has a passion for working with children and families and has 2.5 years of experience in the field of ABA. 

Tammy Newberg - Medical Billing Specialist


 Tammy has been doing medical billing for 10 years. She received her Associates of Applied Science from Baker College of Muskegon with her major being Medical Insurance Billing and Coding. Tammy also works as a Program Assistant with the Special Education department and is also a substitute teacher when needed.