Faculty Biographies

Dennis P. Bradley, MA, LMHC, BCBA, holds a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University. He is a board certified behavior analyst and licensed mental health counselor. Dennis has more than twenty-five years of experience as a clinician, and maintains a private practice that focuses on treating pediatric behavior disorders and other social challenges in children, especially those with autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays, and/or complex difficulties in learning. He also specializes in treating anxiety disorders and school refusal in children and adolescents. He is the autism educational consultant at the Crotched Mountain School in Greenfield, New Hampshire as well as working with their ABA treatment program for young children with Autism-Ready, Set, Connect in Concord, New Hampshire. In addition to teaching at AUNE, he is on the faculty of Rivier College and Granite State College.

Peg Chaffee, M. A., BCBA, New Hampshire’s Clinical Coordinator previously served as the Project Director for New Hampshire’s Seacoast region, a position she held since 1993. Peg has over 30 years of experience working with children with mental health and behavioral challenges and adults with developmental disabilities requiring a wide range of supports. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Peg provides behavioral consultation to area schools and families with children and adults challenged by behavioral issues. She holds a master’s degree from Johnson State College, with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Laurie S. Denno, PhD, BCBA-D, is a board certified behavior analyst and a licensed mental health counselor. She has more than thirty years of experience working with individuals who have developmental disabilities and developmental disabilities with mental illness and has worked in public schools, private schools, vocational programs, and day habilitation programs. She has testified in educational hearings and conducted behavioral assessments for schools, parents and vocational programs. Laurie is on the faculty of Simmons College as a supervisor in behavioral education. Her primary interests are CHARGE syndrome, deafblind education, and behavior analytic applications for mental illness. Laurie is a frequent presenter at the biannual CHARGE Syndrome Foundation International Conference and also presents nationally on behavior analytic topics for children with deafblindness.

Kim M. Kelly, PhD, BCBA, is the Vice President of Clinical Services and one of the co-founders of The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc., a non-profit human service and educational organization. Dr. Kelly brings with her 30 years of experience in community services for people with developmental disabilities, education and intervention strategies for children with autism, research, and staff training. Her professional interests include autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, creating safe and respectful environments, multicultural education, and applied behavior analysis. She has published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, co-written book chapters, presented at local and national conferences and taught as adjunct faculty at several colleges. Dr. Kelly completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota, graduating summa cum laude. She earned her masters and doctorate in psychology at the University of Vermont.

Le’Ann Milinder, Ph.D., BCBA-D, the New Hampshire Clinical Director for The Institute of Professional Practice, Inc., has worked in the developmental disabilities field since 1987. Dr. Milinder provides clinical oversight for the Institute’s programs and services in New Hampshire. She also works extensively as a behavioral consultant to families and schools implementing early intensive behavioral interventions for autism, developing educational programming for children with disabilities, and addressing challenging behavior. She holds a doctoral degree in Psychology, with a specialty in Behavior Analysis, and a master’s degree in teaching. Dr. Milinder has taught Applied Behavior Analysis and Psychology courses at UNH, New England College, Johnson State College, and Fitchburg State College.

John Moran, EdD, BCBA-D, is in private practice as an educational consultant with twenty years experience working with children with autism spectrum disorders. He provides consultation services to families, school districts, and developmental disabilities agencies throughout New England. John holds a Masters in Special Education from Johnson State and a Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University. John has served on the faculty of Antioch’s Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program and also at Keene State College.

Susan O’Shea, EdS, BCBA, has been a board certified behavior analyst since 2004. She works with children and families in the foster care system as well as in the design of training protocols for families and support staff. Susan has developed a personalized system of instruction called Working Words which is used to enhance recognition and understanding of frequently used words within the human services field for ESL staff and families. This program was copyrighted in 2007 and has been used in many New England based human service agencies. Susan has been involved in the supervision of students preparing for their BCBA certification exam with Simmons College and Antioch University New England.