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Our Team





Clinical Director

Brook Madden,


Brook Madden has worked in private clinical practice with individuals with autism spectrum disorders since 2012 and is a graduate of the BCaBA certificate program (2013) at Florida Institute of Technology, and the online Master of Education program in Curriculum and Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) (2016) at Arizona State University. Her experiences have included severe behaviors, early intervention, social skills, functional communication training, verbal behavior training, executive functioning training, instructional design, parent training, staff training, and functional analyses. Brook has also supervised individuals locally and remotely pursuing certification since 2016.


As a proponent for continued advancement in ABA as a practice, Brook began Gingerly Therapy in 2022 to focus on responding efficiently and compassionately to distressed families of children with autism. As a practitioner, Brook balances technical skills with relationship-building skills that strengthen the commitment to treatment. Brook’s vision for Gingerly Therapy centers on empathy and compassion as essential aspects of ABA as a practice.



oard Certified assistant Behavior Analyst

Lindsey Dobrowsky,


Lindsey Kern received her bachelor’s degree from California State University of Fullerton in Psychology, as well as her Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysis Certification from Florida Institute of Technology. She began her career in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016 as a Registered Behavior Technician, “where she immediately became passionate about the field and the children. Lindsey has enjoyed working with children between the ages of 2-15 diagnosed with ASD in the school, center-based, in-home and community settings. Lindsey is currently a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst.


oard Certified assistant Behavior Analyst

Lauren Mack,


Lauren started her career in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2018 as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) where she fell in love with experiencing the growth of her clients and the positive impact that ABA has on both clients and their families. She gained experience as an RBT trainer and then as a BCaBA apprentice through in-home, center-based and community settings. Lauren received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in psychology and then recieved her Board Certified assisstant Behavior Analyst certification from the Florida Institute of Technology. Lauren is currently a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst.



oard Certified assistant Behavior Analyst


Ashley Padovese


Ashley Padovese was born and raised in Las Vegas. She graduated from UNLV with a bachelor’s of science in 2011. She began her career in ABA in 2013 when she started working as a Certified Autism Behavior Interventionist (CABI). She fell in love with the field and continued on to become an RBT. Eventually, she attended the Florida Institute of Technology for her BCaBA coursework, finishing in 2019. She has worked with all ages from 2-18 years old, and has extensive experience with teaching social skills. She was a lead social skills instructor for three years, as well as a director of four social skills groups for one year. She also has extensive experience with functional communication training and the use of AAC devices, gaining advanced training in her work as a BCaBA along side Occupational and Speech therapists at her former company. Ashley is well versed in The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS-R), programming individualized treatment goals from results, and fluently training RBTs on implementation of her treatment plans.


oard Certified Behavior Analyst

Malyna Neri


Malyna Neri holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Psychology. Her journey in the ABA field began in 2013, where she started as a Registered Behavior Technician. Over the years, she has worked with individuals diagnosed with autism and various related behavioral disorders in diverse settings, including ABA center's, communities, homes, and schools. She has earned additional certifications to exemplify her work by obtaining a certification as a Safety Care Trainer and a Board Certified Advocate in Special Education. Her mission is to create a comprehensive treatment for the individuals she provides services to, looking to increase independence and create meaningful outcomes. Outside of her professional life, Malyna enjoys exploring new culinary experiences, discovering unique restaurants, admiring old school cars, and cherishing quality time with her family.

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