MSS, BCBA, LBA, Program Director, PHILLIPS Family Partners
Carrie’s eyes light up when she talks about her mom – a woman with a big heart who has worked in the administrative side of education supporting special education for her entire career. When she talks about her parents she shares how they live by example and are her inspiration. In her junior year of high school, Carrie’s parents who had fostered several children for an occasional weekend, welcomed a six year old girl who would change their lives. Her parents would come to adopt her. The case worker who attended to their young charge’s needs opened Carrie’s eyes to the world of social work. Before long Carrie decided to change her major from education to Family & Community Services.
Carrie joined PHILLIPS as the Director of Family Partners in 2015. She joined the PHILLIPS team after working for a non-profit mental health organization for 8 years overseeing on-site and in-home services for children and adolescents with Autism, developmental delays, and other mental health needs. Carrie graduated with a B.A. in Family and Community Services from the University of Delaware. She obtained her master’s degree from Bryn Mawr College in Social Work. Additionally Carrie holds a graduate certification in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Joseph’s University.
Carrie has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2009 and she is currently a licensed behavior analyst in the state of Virginia. She is a member of VAFP, NOVACO, VCOPPA SIG, VABA, and ABAI.
Carrie lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and 2 children. Her young family enjoys attending festivals and fairs, outings to the park, long walks and an annual trip to the beach. When she and her husband have a moment to catch their breath and relax they like to cook and watch movies. Carrie is a big fan of audio books and podcasts and enjoys criminal justice documentaries.