Ignite Behaviour Consulting

Agency Description

Ignite Behaviour Consulting is a local organization that provides ABA services, training and consultation to children and families in the Thunder Bay area. Home to Thunder Bay’s only on-site Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, the team at Ignite is passionate about empowering caregivers and helping children discover new ways to interact with the world around them.

Ignite offers Intensive Behaviour Intervention (IBI) for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ABA Therapy, caregiver coaching and consultation services for both families and professionals.



Therapist Descriptions


Carolyn Mancuso, M.A., BCBA, Executive Director

Carolyn discovered her passion for ABA when she first began working with children with developmental disabilities in 2010. She completed her Master’s Degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis at the University of South Florida, and became a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst, in 2014. She has supervised IBI programs in both Southern and Northern Ontario, and is an approved Clinical Supervisor for the Ontario Autism Program (OAP). Carolyn is thrilled to have the opportunity for her team to continue to provide ABA supports to children and families in the district of Thunder Bay.


Dominique Gagne, RBT Lead ABA Therapist

Dominique started her journey in the field of ABA in 2008. She quickly discovered a great passion and joy in working with children and families. She has her DSW and became a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT) in 2019. Throughout the years she has worked in various roles, including: Instructor Therapist, Behaviour Consultant, and ABA Therapist. Dominque joined the Ignite team in 2019 in the role of
Lead ABA Therapist. She is energized by supporting caregivers through sharing her knowledge of ABA with them! 

Drue Tinkler, ABA Therapist

Drue has been working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2016. She holds a degree in Psychology from Lakehead University and a diploma from Confederation College. Drue worked in a variety of roles, implementing ABA interventions, before joining the Ignite team in 2020. She is passionate about helping the children she works with reach
their full potential! 

Fawn Kellar, ABA Therapist

Fawn received her diploma in Early Childhood Education, from Confederation College, in 2014 and has been working in roles supporting children, and their caregivers, ever since. She joined the Ignite team in 2020 and quickly discovered her passion for the field of ABA. Fawn is energized by helping the children she works with meet their goals and
discover new ways to interact with the world around them!

Emily Chepil, ABA Therapist

Emily joined the Ignite team in 2020. She holds a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Confederation College and has been working with children, and their families, since 2014. Emily is passionate about helping the children she works with learn through exploring their creativity and curiosity.