Associates and COnsultants

Meet our Associates and Consultants

Our Practice has included over 50 diverse professionals in the capacity of associates and consultants such as behavioural therapists, psychometrists, sexuality consultants, psychologists, educational and psychoeducational consultants, communication specialists, ASD trainers and consultants.

Christina Bezerra

Behaviour Therapist

Christina Bezerra is a Board-Certified Behaviour Analyst and holds her Masters of Applied Disability Studies. She began working at Pryor, Linder and Associates as a consultant in 2019 and has been supporting individuals with autism and developmental disabilities for many years both in the community and within the SMG treatment homes.

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She has experience working in multidisciplinary teams and specializes in supporting adolescents and adults with skills programming and behaviour reduction. Christina currently assists in the community with behavioural consultations, assessments, staff training and treatment plans to agencies supporting various individuals.

Cameron Bingham, M. ADS.

Behaviour Consultant

Cameron Bingham holds an Specialized Honours of Arts Degree in Psychology from York University and a Masters in Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) from Brock University.

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He is currently completing the necessary requirements for becoming a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). Cameron has extensive experience working in the area of Applied Behaviour Analysis with children, adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities. Cameron provides behavioural consultations, assessments, treatment plans and training to a variety of community agencies and families that work with or have individuals with a range of disabilities.

Vanessa Bowden, M.A., BCBA

Clinical Coordinator of Community Behavioural Services

Vanessa Bowden is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA). She holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from McMaster University and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology – Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Specialization from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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She has extensive experience providing behavioural consultations, assessments, treatment plans and staff training in a variety of settings that serve individuals with a range of developmental disabilities and/or mental health challenges. Vanessa is a member in good standing of the Ontario Association for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

Cathy Cancilla, M. ABA

Behaviour Consultant

Cathy Cancilla holds a Masters Degree – Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

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Cathy Cancilla holds a Masters Degree – Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

Ruth Estrada, B.Sc (Hons)

Coordinator of Residential Services

Ruth Estrada graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Health Studies.

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Ruth Estrada graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Health Studies. Since 2009, Ruth has gained experience working with individuals who exhibit challenging behaviours, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and developmental disabilities. She has worked with children, adolescence and adults in homes, and school settings. Ruth is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed, and is currently working towards her certification as a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT).

Michelle Fair, M.A., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant

Michelle Fair holds a Developmental Service Worker Diploma from Humber College, a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Psychology from McMaster University, a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Northcentral University in Prescott Arizona and a certificate in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. Michelle is also a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA).

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Michelle has extensive direct care, managerial and clinical experience working with young children, teens, adults and the elderly in the field of developmental disabilities and mental health specializing, in dual diagnosis. She has worked with Ministry funded residential homes and day programs, treatment centers, school boards and in-home behaviour therapy providing behaviour assessments including analog functional analysis and behaviour treatment/support plans. She also provides cognitive behaviour therapy for various mental health challenges and pain management. Michelle is a member in good standing with the Ontario Association for Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA) and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

Joanna Foss

Behaviour Therapist

Joanna Foss has been working for Pryor, Linder, and Associates and Safe Management Group since 2016. She began as a Behavioural Therapist Assistant in the community and within the company’s treatment services. Since that time, she has gained further experience as a Behavioural Therapist. She has an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, a Post-Graduate Degree in Behavioural Science, and a Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Behavioural Analysis.

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Joanne Garrie, M.Ed

Psychometrist

Joanne Garrie holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University and a post-graduate certificate in Psychometrics (theory of test construction) from York University.

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She also obtained a Masters in Education from the Department of Educational Psychology, specializing in School Psychology from the University of Alberta. Experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Meghann Henderson, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Meghann Henderson, MA, RP holds a Master’s of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology and is a Registered Psychotherapist. She is licenced to practice the controlled act of Psychotherapy in Ontario, and is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

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She is currently working on receiving her “Certified Play Therapist” designation with the Canadian Association for Play Therapy (CAPT). Meghann is a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), American Psychological Association (APA), as well as the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

Meghann provides Psychotherapy and counselling services to children (2-10), adolescents (11-18), young adults (19-23), parents, families, and adults with developmental disabilities.

She has specialized training in Play Therapy (through the Canadian Association for Play Therapy), as well as extensive training and experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, families, and adults with developmental disabilities, and learning disabilities. She is trained in and utilizes a variety of Psychotherapy modalities including (but not limited to): CBT, Play Therapy, EFT, Attachment-based, Filial Therapy, EFT, strengths-based approaches, as well as other Psychotherapy modalities. Meghann tailor’s her approach to the unique needs of each individual or family she works with. She has experience working with individuals who are experiencing a variety of concerns including: anxiety, trauma, aggression, behavioural concerns, parental divorce or separation, adoption, or foster care, grief and loss, depression, difficulty coping with a new situation or change, school difficulties, social difficulties, learning disabilities, ADHD, developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and more.

Meghann provides Psychotherapy (individual and family), parent coaching, consultation, assessment, and treatment to a range of individuals, families, and community organizations throughout the GTA.

Sarah Kan

Psychometrist

Sarah conducts psychological assessments with adolescents and adults. She applies expertise gained through her master’s in clinical psychology from Adler University with her experiences working with diverse populations in the developmental services sector to her role at Pryor, Linder and Associates.

Bennard Kpodoe

Behaviour Consultant

Hello there! I’m Bennard Kpodoe, a passionate individual with a thirst for knowledge and a drive to make a positive impact. Holding a Masters degree in Applied Disabilities Studies with specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis from Brock University, and currently pursuing my second Masters degree in Aging and Health at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, I am deeply invested in the fields of health, aging, and behavior sciences.

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I have a bit of registered nursing (RN) in me. I also hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Behavioural Science ( also specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis )from Humber College. Dual postgraduate certificates in Occupational Health and Safety and Strategic Communication. Member of the Ontario Association of Behavioural Analysts (Ontaba) and intensely interested in green energy and saving the planet, I strive to contribute to the sustainable future we all deserve. As a Christian and a nature lover, I find inspiration in the wonders of the world around us. I believe that by combining my academic background and personal values, I can make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
I am always eager to explore innovative solutions and creative approaches to address the challenges we face in health and aging. Whether it’s finding ways to improve overall well-being, developing strategies to promote healthy aging, or advocating for a greener future, I am dedicated to making a difference. Let’s connect, collaborate, and work together towards a healthier, more sustainable world. Together, we can create a brighter future for all!”.

Bruce A. Linder, Ph.D., C. Psych., BCBA-D

Registered Psychologist

Dr. Bruce Linder is a Registered Psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Dr. Linder received his Ph.D in 1985 from McMaster University in Experimental Psychology (Developmental). He gained experience with both children and adults through his internships at the Behavioural Medicine Unit at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario and at the Hamilton Board of Education in 1984-1986. He has been registered with the CPO since 1986, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the Doctoral level and is a member of the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (CRHSPP).

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Dr. Linder’s designated areas of practice are in rehabilitation and counseling psychology for children, adolescents, adults, families and organizations. He is currently Clinical Director at Brain Injury Services of Hamilton and Consulting Psychologist to the Niagara Catholic District School Board. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour at McMaster University. Dr. Linder continues to oversee the assessment and treatment of children and adults with developmental, intellectual, mental health and complex behavioural needs, which includes providing psychological counseling, psychotherapy and behavioural therapy to these populations.

Current and past research interests have included program evaluations of school-based violence prevention programs, individualized and group remedial educational programs with learning disabled children, conflict resolution training, cognitive behavioural therapy groups and determinants of quality of life for adults with acquired brain injuries, and caregiver styles among service providers for developmentally disabled individuals.

Dr. Linder is the co-founder of Pryor, Linder and Associates, a practice that prides itself for its work in clinical and educational psychology for over 30 years. Dr. Linder is also a Director with Safe Management Group Inc. and Autism Behaviour Habilitation Services. Dr. Linder is an approved clinical supervisor for families looking for service delivery through the Direct Funding Option (DFO).

Krishan Maheswaran, B.Sc. (Hons), Adv. Dip. BST

Behaviour Technician

Krishan Maheswaren holds an Honours Bachelors of Science from the University of Ontario, with a major in Criminology.

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In addition, he has obtained a Behavioural Science and Technology (Intensive) advanced diploma from George Brown College. Krishan plans to further his studies by pursuing a Masters in Forensic Psychology, as he is currently assisting Ms. Brandie Stevenson with Forensic Assessments. Krishan also assists with providing behavioural consultations, assessments, treatment plans and training to a variety of agencies that work with individuals with developmental disabilities.

Angela Marasco, MSc. Ed., OCT

Behavioural/educational consultant

Angela Marasco holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Administration and Mathematics from Brock University as well as a Masters of Science in Education from Canisius College of Buffalo, New York.  Certified since 1995, Angela was a secondary teacher with the Timiskaming District and Peel District school boards.

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Angela serves Pryor, Linder and Associates in the role of psychometrist applying her expertise in the classroom to the assessment process supporting students with Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and social/emotional needs.  Angela is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

Nicole Marra, BCBA

Clinical Coordinator of Residential Services

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Robin J. May, B.A. (Hons.)

Behaviour Therapist

Robin May holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Exceptionality in Human Learning (Majoring in Psychology) from the University of Toronto. Robin has extensive experience with acquired brain injury rehabilitation, having worked as a Senior Rehabilitation Therapist with the Hamilton Health Sciences (formerly Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals) Acquired Brain Injury Program for eleven years.

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Robin has many years of experience in the field of applied behaviour analysis, and has worked as a behaviour therapist specializing in assessment and treatment planning for people with intellectual and behavioural challenges. In addition, Robin maintains an active case management practice, specializing in the care of people who have sustained catastrophic impairments as a result of traumatic injury. Robin is a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), as well as the Ontario Association for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ONTABA).

Daniel Parra

Behaviour Therapist

Daniel Parra is a dedicated behavioral therapist at Pryor, Linder and Associates with four years of valuable experience in the field. He earned his undergraduate degree with a thesis in psychology, and a minor in sociology at the University of Windsor and is now in his final year of the Masters in Applied Disability Studies at Brock, where he is actively engaged in a practicum at Pryor, Linder and Associates, honing his skills to make a positive impact in the lives of those he serves.

Enrico Schirru, B.A., B. Ed.

Psychometrist

Enrico Schirru joined Pryor, Linder and Associates in 2016 following 32 years in education with the Niagara Catholic District School Board. Mr. Schirru, held several positions including classroom teacher, Behaviour/Social Skills Class Teacher, Educational Resource Teacher in both elementary and secondary panels, a system-wide position as Program and Behaviour Resource Teacher in the Special Education Department and served as an Elementary School Principal.

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Enrico received his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from Brock University in 1983 and 1984, respectively and a Special Education Specialist Certificate from Brock University in 1992. Mr. Schirru applies his varied experiences in assessment and programming for learners with special learning needs as he serves Pryor, Linder and Associates in the role of psychometrist. He is a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). Working with Pryor, Linder & Associates since 2016.

Hilary Walker, M.Ped., BCBA

Behaviour Consultant

Supervising BCBA at the Discovery Centre
Skill Acquisition Consultant to SMG Treatment Homes

Hilary was drawn to the field of Applied Behaviour Analysis by her desire to help individuals with developmental disabilities achieve their full potential.

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For the last 10 years, Hilary has been working with children, adolescents and adults with Autism and behavioural challenges in IBI centres, group homes, and community settings. Hilary completed her Master’s in Professional Education from Western University in 2017 and became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst in 2018. She is passionate about designing an individualized approach for each client with whom she works and preparing them to be participating members of society.

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Pryor, Linder and Associates has been providing psychological services to individuals and agencies for over 40 years.

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1320 Cornwall Road, Ste: 202
OAKVILLE, Ont. L6J 7W5

Email: pla@pryorlinder.com
Phone: 905-849-4545
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