Our Staff

At Applied Behavior Learning Center all of our therapists are RBT certified or pursuing their RBT. Our team strives to set a higher standard in autism intervention by providing each of our clients with individualized evidence based treatment. Our staff is passionate about providing the highest level of care to every client. Please continue reading below to meet our ABLC staff members!

Malena Scalise, M.A., BCBA
Chief Executive Officer

Malena Scalise is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master’s Degree in Psychology.  Malena takes an active role in training therapists, writing programs, and raising funds for ABLC.  In addition, she evaluates the children on a regular basis to ensure that all progress at a successful rate.  She has over 17 years of experience working with children with autism by utilizing the Applied Behavior Analysis Model.

Jimmie Jordan, MS, BCaBA
Director of Operations

Jimmie holds a Master’s degree in Psychology with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst Assistant (BCaBA). Jimmie is also credentialed to provide Birth to Three Services in West Virginia. She plays an active role at ABLC by overseeing day to day operations, completing assessments and consulting with families and several surrounding school districts. She has 15 years of experience in the field of ABA that includes performing therapy, training and supervising employees, conducting functional assessments, writing positive behavior plans and advocating for children in our area.

Danielle Kolb, BA, BCaBA
 Clinic Supervisor

Danielle Kolb graduated from WVU with a B.A. in Psychology in 2014. Upon graduating she provided behavioral health treatment to children and adults with varying disorders including ASD. She has been with ABLC since 2015, where she currently serves as the Clinic Supervisor. Danielle has a strong passion for helping each child reach their maximum potential, and takes pride in working very closely with our BCBA’s, families, and staff to ensure seamless implementation of each child’s individualized treatment plan. 

Karissa Keen, RBT
Lead Therapist

Karissa Keen has had the privilege of working with children of all ages and capacities since 2011. Her focus on children with ASD began in 2017, as she stepped into her role as an ABA Therapist at ABLC. She became a Registered Behavior Technician in September of 2017. Karissa is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and ABA.