Clinical Team

Andrea, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Behavioral Consultant – Clinton Township

Andrea Engel has been working as a BCBA at the Clinton Township location since 2019. She started in the field in 2015 as a behavior technician. Andrea earned a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Wayne State University. In her free time, Andrea loves to travel and spend time with her family.

Heather, B.S., BCaBA, LaBA
Behavioral Consultant – Novi

Heather started working with children over 25 years ago within the Early Childhood Field. She received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood in 1996. She then spent many years as a busy stay at home mom of her two daughters. She began working at UPAC in 2009 as a Behavior Technician. Heather has held many positions throughout her years at UPAC including a Lead Registered Behavior Technician and as The Program Director. Her passion grew for ABA and she finished her bachelors of science degree in Psychology from Rochester College in 2015. She then continued her education receiving her BCaBA through Florida Institute of Technology in 2018. She then began taking clients as a BCaBA in the fall of 2019 at UPAC and has loved it. Heather’s favorite part of working at UPAC is working with the amazing children, families, and staff and making a difference is people’s lives.

Jill, M.Ed., BCBA
Behavioral Consultant – Clinton Township

Jill Idicula is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at our Clinton Twp. location. She completed her Master’s in Educational Psychology with a focus in Behavioral and Theoretical Foundations at Wayne State University. Her favorite part of the field is the focus on individualized treatment for each child and watching technicians and parents’ reactions to the continued progress the clients make! In her free times she like to hike and spend time at the water.

Mada, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Behavioral Consultant – Novi

Mada started in the field of ABA in 2013, as a behavior technician.  Within this role her passion for ABA grew into her pursuing her Master’s degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in ABA from Wayne State University, in which she graduated in 2016. Mada worked as a Behavioral Consultant and BCBA within the school system in Alberta, Canada. In order to grow her knowledge and experience Mada returned to her practicum site at University Pediatricians Autism Center, in a BCBA role in 2018. Mada’s favorite part of working at UPAC is engaging with the children and making lasting difference in the skills that are being targeted.

Molly, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Behavioral Consultant – Novi

Molly is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at our Novi location. She began working at UPAC as a Behavior Technician in February 2013; this was her first exposure to working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She had recently graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and quickly fell in love with the ability to apply her education toward meaningful and observable change in the lives of others. She received her Master’s in Educational Psychology with a concentration in Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations from Wayne State University in 2016 and became certified as a BCBA the same year.

Molly loves the personalized aspect of ABA and the individual progress made by each child and family that she works with. She has a passion for creating a supportive and informed environment to facilitate purposeful learning and development through staff and parent education and training.