OUR TEAM

About Us

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Our primary goal is to assist educators in teaching and improving the lives of at-risk students who exhibit challenging behaviors.  We know that true, long-term behavior change requires the participation of a team of adults. Therefore, we strive to provide high-quality support to teachers, administrators, school psychologists, behavior analysts, and other service providers. 

Amanda Wilson

NCSP, BCBA, LBA - Co-Founder

Amanda is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Nationally Certified School Psychologist, and the co-founder of Navigating Behavior Change.  She has 15 years of experience within the public school setting. In that time, she has worked with students across all disability categories, but her passion for applied behavior analysis has guided her focus primarily to students demonstrating significant maladaptive behaviors. Many of the students with whom she works experience autism spectrum disorders, emotional disturbances, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, mental health disorders, and trauma and stressor related disorders. Amanda frequently conducts functional behavior assessments, develops behavior intervention plans, and provides behavioral consultation and staff training at the classroom, building, and district level. She strives to develop behavior intervention plans with a trauma-informed approach and is passionate in providing professional development to fellow educators, especially on the topic of explicit teaching of replacement skills. Amanda received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Alaska Pacific University, before receiving both a Master’s Degree and Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Joseph’s University.

Danielle Gonyea

BCBA, LBA - Co-Founder

Danielle Gonyea is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, licensed Special Education Teacher, and co-founder of Navigating Behavior Change. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Vermont. Danielle attended the Florida Institute of Technology where she completed certification as a Behavior Analyst. Danielle started her educational journey as a paraprofessional many years ago. She fell in love with the population of students who many deemed "too dangerous" or "difficult to connect with." She quickly began her teaching career which eventually lead her into the consulting field. Much like her counterpart Amanda, the children with whom Danielle primarily works experience significant mental health disorders, anxiety, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, and autism spectrum disorder. Current emphases of her work include trauma-informed practice, classroom transformations, and organizational behavior management (OBM).

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