Ryan Wood has been a part of Ferraro Behavior Services, LLC as a Behavior Consultant since May of 2012. He received a Master of Arts degree in applied behavior analysis at Ball State University and went on to receive a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. He has worked within the Mental Health field for a number of years in many different capacities. He has experience as a direct care staff person, residential supervisor and QMRP within Waiver and group home settings. He chooses to be in this field because he thoroughly enjoys helping and serving others.
Ashley Lusco received a bachelor’s degree in social work at Indiana University South Bend. She also graduated with a master’s in social work from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Ashley has been working in the field of Social Work since 2015. Ashley's experience working with a variety of individuals from different areas in the field during this time. Ashley strives to help individuals reach their goals while utilizing all available resources possible to complete those goals.
Brooke graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Grace College. She has been involved in the field of Developmental Disabilities for over 30 years, working in a variety of roles throughout her career. Her experience includes directly supporting people with developmental and behavioral needs, training direct support and management staff as well as ensuring quality of services. Brooke has worked as a Registered Behavior Consultant for over six years in addition to her other duties and has recently decided to focus on Behavior Consulting which has always been her primary passion.
Christina received her master's degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology from Andrews University in 2000. She worked as a Principal at South Bend Junior Academy, the Chairman of the School Board for said institution and has worked for the past five years as a behavior consultant in South Bend Indiana. In 2015, Christina was recognized for outstanding advocacy from Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG). Christina's greatest strengths are her creativity, drive, leadership and insistence for consistency with all involved. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the clients' ideals for themselves.
Danielle received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a dual major in Sociology from Grace College, and graduated with her Master's degree in Social Work from Indiana University with a concentration in Mental Health and Addictions. Danielle also completed her internship at Ferraro Behavior Services prior to graduating. Danielle has worked in the field for a number of years. She has been a direct support staff working in the homes with the clients at Cardinal Services in Warsaw. She also worked for the Bowen Center as a Rehabilitation Service Provider teaching social and independent living skills to clients with a wide range of abilities and needs. Danielle truly enjoys being in the field, assisting people to improve their quality of living, building lasting meaningful relationships, and improving personal growth.or to graduating. Danielle has worked in the field for a number of years. She has been a direct support staff working in the homes with the clients at Cardinal Services in Warsaw. She also worked for the Bowen Center as a Rehabilitation Service Provider teaching social and independent living skills to clients with a wide range of abilities and needs. Danielle truly enjoys being in the field, assisting people to improve their quality of living, building lasting meaningful relationships, and improving personal growth.
Erica earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University in 2011. She taught in the public school system for 3 years before changing career paths and working in a residential setting with individuals with disabilities. She found her passion and love for the population through this position and quickly began her Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. While in school she began to work with children ages 3-18 with autism in a clinical setting where she provided 1:1 therapy. She graduated from Ball State University in 2017. Erica chose to become a behavior consultant because of the opportunities it provided her to improve individual's lives and help them make progress toward their goals.
Jodi received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Manchester College and a Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Saint Francis. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Indiana. Prior to joining Ferraro Behavioral Services, she worked at Allen County Community Corrections as the facility's Clinical Division Section Chief. In addition, she has prior experience working with adolescences with behavioral, genetic, and neurological disorders. Jodi chose to begin a career as a behavior consultant because of the opportunity it provides her to make a difference by helping clients improve his or her daily functioning.
Larissa earned her Bachelor's Degree in Educational Ministries from Huntington University and went on to earn her Master's Degree in School Counseling from Indiana University. Larissa has had a passion for working with individuals with disabilities since childhood as her brother was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Larissa has over 10 years of professional experience working with individuals with disabilities including serving as a QMRP, working in the classroom setting and has experience with individuals of all ages including early intervention through senior services. Larissa has been working with Ferraro Behavior Services since April 2016.
Suzi earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Purdue University and went on to earn her Master's degree in school counseling from Indiana University. She has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with disabilities including teaching swim lessons to children with intellectual and physical disabilities, tutoring special needs students, writing behavior plans for middle school and high school special education programs, participating in the development of a district wide autism program, and working in adult and child group homes. Suzi began working for Ferraro Behavior Services in January 2014.