Our Team - growing since 2016

Emma Kenney

Director

With almost 20 years of successful international business ownership in England and France, Emma is now the proud co-owner of GAIN Learning Centre Inc. Having immigrated to Canada in 2009, Emma has since worked as an instructor therapist, become certified as an Early Childhood Educator (ECE),  supported approximately 500 Niagara College students each year as the Placement Officer for the ECE program as well as teaching part-time. Most recently Emma  graduated from Athabasca University and worked as Academic Advisor for nine Community Service programs at Niagara College supporting over 1000 students each term. Emma is responsible for business administration and financial operations.

Karen Manuel

M.ADS, BCBA Director

Karen has over 10 years of consulting with ASD School Support Programs and Autism Ontario supporting schools and parents as they navigated the world of ASD. Karen is now the proud co-owner of GAIN Learning Centre Inc. Most recently Karen has worked at Niagara College supporting approximately 200 students each year as the Placement Officer for the Educational Assistant-Special Needs Support (EA-SNS) program and Autism Behavioural Science (ABS) graduate program as well as teaching part-time within the ABS program.

Karen is responsible for clinical coordination and operations.

Kim Kelly

B.HSc, M.Ed,

Clinical Supervisor, BCBA

Kim has been working in the field as an Instructor Therapist and Senior Therapist for over 5 years.  She has recently completed her Masters of Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis, and now is certified as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)

She now supports GAIN clients in the role of Clinical Supervior. 

Team of STs

Senior Therapists

Karen Edwards, M.Ed

Brianne Jones, B.A., M.ADs (candidate Apr. 2020)

Suzy Carey, M.Ed

Nicole Banach, M.ADs

Team of ITs

Instructor Therapists

A team of experienced ITs holding applicable qualifications to provide optimal service.

Yearly police clearance reviews. 
Education qualifications that match government expectations specific for ABA program needs. 
Ongoing supervision and training provided for all staff. 

Training Facility for College/University Practicum Students

Annually we open our doors at the request of Universities and Colleges within Ontario to host individuals as they work to complete necessary education credentials as they strive to obtain professional positions within the ABA community.

Current partners include although are not limited to:

Brock University 

Niagara College

Mohawk College

Fanshawe College

Seneca College

Algonquin College

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