Board Certified Behavior Analysts

Amelia Dumond Dail, BCBA LBA

Independent Contractor -Positive Impact Behavioral Services

Angel Eaton, BCBA LBA

Independent Contractor

Bethany Patterson, BCBA LBA

Bethany  Patterson is an independent contractor for Pennington.  She has her Masters Degree in  Education and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2016.  Bethany has been working in the field of ABA for over 10 years now, and  is currently attending The Chicago School of Professional Psychology for  her EdD in Educational Psychology and Technology.

Deborah Hernandez, BCBA LBA

Independent Contractor- 

Jeff Scott, BCBA LBA

Independent Contractor

Rhiannon Thayer, BCBA LBA

Independent Contractor -Anchored Behavioral Services 

Rhiannon completed her undergraduate studies at Norfolk State University in 2015 with a degree in Psychology, and her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in autism through Ball State University in 2017. As a Navy veteran and a current military spouse of over eleven years, Rhiannon has first hand knowledge of the special dynamic that makes up a military family. Since becoming an ABA service provider in Hampton Roads in 2016, she has remained committed to the exceptional clients and families she supports and to growing the field of behavior analysis. 

Shaelyn Harris, BCBA LBA

Independent Contractor - Navigate ABA 

Registered Behavior Technicians

Ali Scott, Registered Behavior Technician

Ali Scott is a Registered Behavior Technician for the Pennington Group who holds over ten years of

experience working with students with autism, developmental delay, and other cognitive and behavioral disorders.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Elementary Education from Virginia Tech. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Old Dominion University. Her love for working with the autism population developed in college when she began to substitute teach during college breaks, moving her to change her major from biology to education and begin pursuing a career in special education. Ali had the honor to work with a regional public school in the Tidewater area of Virginia, where she gained exceptional experience through being a teacher assistant, lead classroom teacher, and an educational specialist/administrator. She resides in Virginia Beach, the same city she grew up in, with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys being outside, creative projects, going to the beach, and sunsets at the bay. She looks forward to caring for your whole family by providing therapeutic instruction to your child, helping him or her achieve goals and become more independent.

Carolyn Chase, Registered Behavior Technician Billing Specialist

Emily Lawson, Registered Behavior Technician

Lisa Johnson, Registered Behavior Technician

Michelle Alberti, Registered Behavior Technician



Nancy Harmon, Registered Behavior Technician

Nancy is a Virginia Beach native and graduate of Old Dominion University. While attending ODU, Nancy worked full time as a respite care provider for children with various diagnoses, where her love for differently abled children bloomed. Her undergraduate studies are in Human Services and Special Education, where she got the opportunity to work with the Virginia Beach Early Intervention/Infant Program and enjoyed the experience so much that, after the internship was over, served on their board to help advocate for children they serve. Nancy is currently working on Behavior Analysis coursework through Florida Institute of Technology and plans to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst in the upcoming year and, after that, continuing her education to earn BCBA credentials. Her focus is clear; to support the children we serve so they can be the be best possible version of themselves.