Ignite Behaviour Consulting
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.
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!
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.
Chloe Johnson, ABA Therapist
Chloe was thrilled to join the Ignite team in March 2021. She holds a diploma in Performing Arts from the Canadian College of Performing Arts and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from Lakehead University. Chloe is currently pursuing education through Florida Tech University’s ABA Online program. Chloe found her passion in 2018 when she started working and volunteering with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. At Ignite she enjoys being her authentic self and bringing laughs to every session!
Michelle Smith, ABA Therapist
Michelle joined the Ignite team in spring of 2021 after she graduated from Lakehead University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is passionate about working one-on-one with our kiddos every day and finding out what works best for each of them individually. Michelle loves seeing the day to day progress they make along with the major milestones they achieve.