Melissa Johnson-Graham, M.A., BCBA
Behavior Analyst, Executive Director
Mel is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and the Executive Director of Engaging Minds. She is 2009 graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences and Psychology. She was introduced to autism following her undergraduate career, and committed herself to helping and advocating for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Mel received her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a certificate in autism from Ball State University in 2013 and became Board Certified through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board in 2014. She is a member of the Hoosier Association of Behavior Analysis (HABA) and the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). She is certified as a Level 2(p) practitioner in Professional Crisis Management. Mel has experience providing ABA therapy in clinical, home, residential, community and school-based settings with learners across the spectrum.
Mel helped open our very first Kokomo center and has transitioned to Muncie to launch our second location. She grew up in Muncie and is excited to serve her home community to help individuals and their families who are facing autism using the principles of behavior analysis. Mel believes each learner should receive professional, individualized treatment by focusing on their strengths and teaching new skills to help them be successful now and in the future.
Beth Martin, M.A., BCBA
Behavior Analyst, Clinical Director
Beth has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Ball State University. She has worked in the field as a therapist, BCBA and currently works as the Clinical Director for the Kokomo center. She enjoys spending time with her husband Tim and two children Natalie and Landon whether it’s exploring the outdoors, hiking or cheering on their favorite team, the Texans. Along with these activities she loves to sing 90's songs. She also enjoys finding new restaurants, exploring new foods and having her husband cook new foods. She is excited to continue to grow and expand Engaging Minds Autism Services and provide outstanding services to those in need.
Allison (Alli) Lyons, M.A., BCBA
Alli has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2014. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Speech Language & Hearing Science through Purdue University, and her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis through Ball State University. Prior to becoming a BCBA, Alli had 6 years of experience as a Behavior Therapist and Speech Therapist Assistant. Alli enjoys outfishing her husband Adam, spending time with her son Henry "Hank", cheering on the Boilers & Packers, DIY projects, and is a self-proclaimed commercial quoter.
Lisa Schultz, M.A., BCBA
Lisa is originally from northern Wisconsin and attended Andrews University in Michigan where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. She moved to Muncie, IN with her husband Sam in the summer of 2013. Lisa graduated with her Master's degree from Ball State University in December 2o15 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in December 2016. She helped establish and leads our Muncie team. Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, and is preparing to expand her family in January.