Meet the Team
Brigid McCormick, M.A., BCBA
Founder and Clinical Director
Brigid jokes that she has been in the human services field since before she was born. Her parents met working with adults with disabilities, and she has volunteered or worked with agencies since before she could walk. As the Founder of Precision ABA, Brigid fosters a community centered on self advocacy and consent, commitment to learning, empathy, and fun. Before earning her Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Brigid received her teaching certification in Secondary Education from Illinois State University. As an accomplished Precision Teacher and Instructional Designer, she blends education and ABA to build strong repertoires for both learners and staff.
Brigid believes her role is to coach and empower others to meet their goals. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who currently serves as the President of the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis. Brigid truly loves working with children and their families, and coaching staff members to become exceptional clinicians. When she’s not working, you can find Brigid spending time with her family, crafting, and reading.
Kevin Schneider M.A., BCBA
Business Manager and Behavior Analyst
Kevin received his Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Kevin wears several hats at Precision ABA, including working as a Behavior Analyst and our Business Manager. As a Behavior Analyst, Kevin enjoys working with adults with developmental disabilities, and their staff and families, on building new skills and supporting new behaviors. Kevin lives for data analysis and spends his free time working on cars, building things, and making spreadsheets.
Office Manager and Behavior Technician
Haley is the Office Manager at Precision ABA. She began with us in May of 2017 as a Behavior Technician, and resumes this role from time to time. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois-Springfield. Haley has worked with children and adults of all ages, on and off the spectrum, for 12 years. She has previously worked as a preschool teacher and adult day program leader. Haley is knowledgeable in the fields of child development, ABA, and Precision Teaching.
She loves her job because she loves watching learners grow and develop new skills. Helping and understanding others is the reason Haley chose a career in the psychology field. When she's not at work, Haley enjoys being active, often spending time with friends and playing sports. She sees life as a great adventure and aims to make hers a joyous journey filled with diverse experiences.
Desiree Garcia, M.S., BCBA
Program Manager and Behavior Analyst
Desiree earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in December 2019 and has been with us since May 2018. She received her BCBA in May 2020.
As a Behavior Analyst, Desiree enjoys seeing the progress each of her clients make towards their goals and knowing that she played a role in getting them there! She also enjoys learning with her clients and coworkers. In her free time, Desiree loves going to see her favorite band, My Morning Jacket, play at venues across the country. She also enjoys practicing yoga and free dancing on aerial hammocks and the aerial hoop. When she's not doing any of those things, she is either hanging out at home with her boyfriend and pup, Remmy, or spending time with friends and family.
Kelsey Lund, M.S.
Kelsey is a Program Manager who has worked with the Precision ABA team since September 2017. She attended The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, earning her Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Before that, she graduated from North Central College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.
Kelsey loves her job because it's unique. On a typical day, she gets to hang out with kids, while helping and watching them grow, develop new skills, and meet goals, while also furthering her knowledge and meeting her own goals. And, she says, "I get to work with incredibly knowledgeable, caring, and awesome people." In her free time, Kelsey likes to travel and explore new countries, try new foods, and spend time with her family and friends.