The ABAC TeamThis is the team that makes the magic happen behind the scenes. From editing, coordinating the continuing education approval process, marketing, posting events, and issuing certificates of completion the ABAC Team is the backbone of the company.
Carole Quinones, LCSW – Director of Marketing and Communications; Continuing Education Coordinator
One thing people mention when they talk about ABAC is how vibrant and appealing our graphics are. Seen on our website, across social media, and in our weekly emails, these eye catching designs are created by our Director of Marketing and Communications, Carole Quinones. Carole joined the ABAC Team in 2016 in an assistant to the CEO role (special projects manager), but with her keen eye for design, attention to detail, and an unwavering commitment to grow ABAC brand recognition, Carole was promoted to Director of Marketing and Communications in 2017. Carole is a licensed clinical social worker, with a background working in community behavioral health settings in Philadelphia. She has been a key player in expansion of ABAC programming and has identified areas where we can provide instruction in evidence-based practices to sister professionals working with individuals with special needs outside of educational or specialized clinic settings.
Cristine Grace – Managing Editor; Guest Speaker Liaison
We all play a part in communicating with our speakers, audience, and our internal continuing education committee members, but Cristine’s role as Guest Speaker Liaison specifically was designed so that each of our speakers has a concierge experience. This is not a customer service role alone, but one that coordinates all aspects of the guest speaker experience and helps define us as a company that puts our partnerships with speakers and customers ahead of everything else. With a background in fiction novel editing and publishing, Cristine has provided critical input regarding our product publishing processes, helping to streamline how our guest speakers receive and submit all the information necessary for our events to run smoothly.
Amy Lamberts – Associate Editor, Special Projects
Amy Lamberts joined the ABAC team in early 2019. She has a degree in journalism/PR and a background in human resources and employee relations and has helped complete continuing education sponsor applications, participated in product development, and has done valuable market research. We look forward to seeing Amy’s role at ABAC grow as ABAC grows.
Adrienne Fitzer, MA, BCBA – Founder and CEO; Director of Continuing Education
Starting in the field in the mid 90’s as a “home-program therapist,” Adrienne spent the majority of her early career providing instruction to children ages 3-15 in homes, public and privates schools, and community settings. She soon advanced to supervisory roles, eventually helping to start a private school for learners with autism on Long Island. In 2006, after moving to New Jersey, she took a full-time role in a public school district that maintained a strong commitment to hiring a team of behavior analysts and integrating them into the district as employees. In 2013, Adrienne left full-time work and started ABAC, with the first iteration of the business failing. Adrienne decided to leave the field for the first time in almost 20 years during the summer and fall of 2014 to work as a nature teacher at a camp and then at a local farm, doing whatever she was asked to do. Soon she was providing behavior skills training to teach others how to operate the doughnut machine and running farm tours with preschool and kindergarten age children (which she continues to do each fall). At the beginning of 2015, Adrienne returned to ABAC with renewed energy and the great idea to provide high-quality instructional opportunities to professionals on a global level. She has been working on that ever since.