Kelly McConnell, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA joined The New England Center for Children in 2005 after graduating from The University of Florida. She held many positions in the residential program before moving to the ACE department. She currently serves as an ACE Training and Implementation Specialist, providing initial training and on-going support to ACE clients around the country, as well as an adjunct professor of Applied Behavior Analysis at UMass Boston and Simmons College. Kelly also enjoys public speaking and has presented her work at several national and regional conferences. Her research interests include staff training, assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, and increasing compliance with medical and dental procedures.