Freya Hunter, M.Sc
Freya Hunter is the owner and director of Autism Behavioural Service Inc.
Freya has both a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Waterloo and a Master's of Science in Psychology from the University of Pheonix.
She has over 20 years experience within the autism field, supporting children, teens, and adults.
In 2007, Freya opened Autism Behavioural Services and has since built two successful clinics in Fergus and Orangeville, serving both Wellington and Dufferin Counties.
Freya is a dedicated and passionate professional who believes that all children should be given the opportunity to develop to their fullest potential.
Haley Payne, M.Ed., BCBA
Haley has been working in the field of ABA since 2011 and has been practicing as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst since 2014.
Haley holds Bachelor degrees from the University of Guelph (Applied Science, Child, Youth and Family) and Brock University (Education) as well as a Master of Education (Curriculum and Instruction, Applied Behaviour Analysis) from Arizona State University.
Haley has experience working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities in both clinic and community based settings in intensive and consultative roles. In her free time Haley enjoys spending time at the cottage and hiking with her family.
Jessica Spence, B.A
Jessica has a Social Service Worker Diploma, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Therapeutic Recreation and a Post Graduate Certificate in Accounting.
Jessica’s educational background and experience make her an exceptional asset to the ABS team! Jessica is passionate about supporting staff and families in a role that gives her a sense of purpose.
In her spare time, Jessica loves hiking, camping and kayaking.
Emily Richard, M.Ed., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor, Fergus
Emily has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Guelph and a Certificate in Autism Behavioural Science from Algonquin College. She also has a Masters of Education with a specialization in Applied Behaviour Analysis.
Emily has over 6 years experience working with children with autism and learning disabilities and has been working in the field of ABA since 2017.
In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her friends, family and most importantly, her cats.
When asked what she loves most about her job, she shared that she loves the kids, specifically, the opportunity to help them learn, develop and grow as individuals!
Kensey Butkevich, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor, Orangeville
In addition to a a Social Service Worker diploma from Algonquin College, Kensey has a Liberal Arts degree from Nipissing University and a Masters in Psychology with Specialization in ABA from Purdue Global University. Kensey has been working in the field of ABA for 14 years and has been a certified BCBA since 2020. Kensey has experience working in public and private ABA centres and educational settings.
In her spare time you can find Kensey spending time with her children and spouse, exploring farms and the great outdoors!
Avery Bettonvil, BKin, RBT
Avery graduated with a Bachelor of Kinesiology (Honours) with a minor in Psychology from Wilfred Laurier. Avery has worked with kids for 7 years and counting. Avery is currently pursing her Masters at Brock University in Applied Disability Studies. Avery is a dance instructor and also ran a fundamental movement skills program for children with disabilities while at University.
Outside of work, Avery loves to take dance classes and spend time with her family and friends. Avery loves the opportunity to make a difference (no matter how small) in the in the lives of others and working at ABS brings her so much joy. She loves helping kids build their confidence.