Clinical Staff – East Coast

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Norah L. Wilson, Psy.D., BCBA-D
Clinical Director

Norah’s background in Autism is of a personal nature; she has an aunt diagnosed with Autism. Norah’s formal training began on the East Coast while she was completing her bachelor’s degree from St. Leo College. Upon completing her Master’s Degree in 1995, Norah moved to California to begin work on her doctorate at United States International University in Clinical Psychology. Norah was employed by the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention as a Senior Therapist before launching B.E.S.T Services, Inc in 1998. Since that time Norah has attended numerous trainings, seminars and workshops to ensure integration of current research into practices.

Most recent attendance has included:

  • PECS 2-day training workshop by Andy Bondy, Ph.D.
  • Structured Play by Pamela Wolfberg
  • Verbal Behavior and the ABBLS by Vincent Carbone, Ph.D.

Dr. Wilson’s strengths include program development for in-home clients as well as structuring school based interventions for children diagnosed with Autism. Dr. Wilson has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2006. To contact Dr. Norah Wilson please

E-mail her at [email protected].

Breanna Anderson, M.A., BCBA
Case Supervisor

Coming from a family that works in special education, Breanna has been around children with Autism and other special needs since she was young. Inspired by these experiences, she went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from San Diego State University, and then her Master’s in Teaching with an emphasis in Applied behavior Analysis. She joined B.E.S.T. Services, Inc. in 2007 and was promoted to Advising Tutor in 2008, and then to Regional Manager of San Diego and Riverside Counties in June of 2011. She received her BCBA in 2013. Breanna transferred to the East Coast in February 2016.

E-mail Breanna Anderson at [email protected].

Kelly Gilpatrick, ME.d, BCBA
Clinical Manager

Kelly Gilpatrick graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Chaminade University in Honolulu, HI in 2007. She completed her Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2016 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst shortly after graduating. She has worked in the field of ABA with young children since 2008.

Kelly started working with B.E.S.T. Services in 2010. She has held various positions during her time with B.E.S.T. and currently serves as the East Coast Clinical Manager.

E-mail Kelly Gipatrick at [email protected].

Denise WrightDenise Wright, B.A., BCBA
Case Supervisor

Denise knew from a young age that she wanted to help educate young children. In 2009, she was given the opportunity to work with children with autism as a paraprofessional for Stafford County Public Schools. It wasn’t until she moved to Virginia Beach in 2015, that she began working with B.E.S.T. Services and became a Registered Behavior Technician. In April of 2018 she was promoted to Senior RBT and since that time she graduated from Western Governors University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Educational Studies. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Her ultimate professional goal is to become a BCBA.

E-mail Denise Wright at [email protected]

Rachel Sinotte, MEd, BCBA
Case Supervisor

Rachel Sinotte graduated in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Penn State University. In 2014, Rachel moved to Virginia and began teaching at Northampton County Public Schools, while completing her masters degree in education from Messiah College. Rachel then taught at Norfolk Public Schools for 5 years. In 2017 Rachel joined B.E.S.T Services. After becoming a RBT and enjoying working with children in a new setting, she went on to earn her certification in Applied behavior Analysis from Old Dominion University. Rachel became a BCBA in 2021 and is currently working as a case supervisor.

E-mail Rachel Sinotte at [email protected]