Tiffany Clauw, MA, BCBA, LBA
My name is Tiffany Clauw and I am the Owner/Director of STAR Behavior Consultants. I am Licensed Behavior Analyst and have been practicing Behavior Analysis for over a decade in various settings, including clinics, homes, schools, and the community. I found my niche in Behavior Analysis while pursuing my undergraduate Psychology degree in 2008. I then continued to follow my dreams to pursue my Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2010 from Western Michigan University, one of the most reputable training programs in the nation. Throughout my years in the field, my passion for behavior analysis and children continues to grow, which shows in interactions with families and staff. I work adamantly on instilling STAR's mission in all staff, which is to provide the utmost quality of care and celebrate the small victories of each child served. I deeply value a positive work environment, which promotes fun and functional learning. Those who know me have heard me say "happy staff+happy children=effective therapy", which is truly what makes STAR different.
When I’m not at STAR, I enjoy spending my time with my husband, our daughter Avery, son Max, and our "puppy son" Bear! I love being outside, traveling, learning new things, and spending time with friends and family.
STAR Behavior Consultants Team
My name is Shannon Valicevic and I am a Technician Supervisor at Star. I got my Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University, but switched careers joining the ABA field 3 years ago. It was the best decision I could have made as I have always had a passion to work with the special needs population due to growing up with a sister with special needs. It’s an honor to help our kiddos find the tools within to communicate effectively, play appropriately with friends, and learn new skills. It’s an even bigger joy to hear from families that it is carrying over at home, which is the ultimate goal to help them find themselves in all parts of their daily lives. I am also a big kid at heart so to be able to come to work everyday run around with kids, play with toys while still calling it work is a dream come true. In my spare time, I coach basketball at Macomb Community College, play sports myself and hang out with my friends and family especially my sweet little niece. I am looking forward to the future at Star for our families and staff as we have already become a close group who strive to help our kids reach the highest of goals.
Lead Behavior Technician
Hello! My name is Marina Puszczyk, and I am a Lead Behavior Technician and one of the supervisors here at Star Behavior Consultants. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Saginaw Valley State University and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Development with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Currently, I am working towards becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Prior to working at Star, I worked as an Elementary School Teacher, teaching grades from preschool up to third grade in Utica Community Schools, Waterford Schools and as a homeschool teacher for a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for six years. During my time spent as a teacher, I’ve worked with a wide range of children with different abilities and strengths. Outside of Star, I enjoy spending time with my husband Zac and our dog child Barry or “Barry Sanders”. I love being outside, enjoying time at our family cabin, attending footballs games coached by my husband and spending time with family and friends.
Working with children is a true passion of mine. I truly love working one-on-one with our clients and being a part of their growth and development. I truly feel blessed to be working at Star alongside professionals that share the same passion and heart as I do. I look forward to getting to know each one of our amazing Star families and working with your child.
Hi my name is Marissa Dulcamaro. I’ve been working as a Behavior Technician at STAR since September and have been working within the field of Behavior Analysis for over a year now. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2019 with my Psychology degree and plan to purse my Master’s degree in Social Work. I’ve always loved working with children and my passion has grown throughout the years about working in Behavior Analysis from both personal experience and learning more about the field. Outside of STAR, I also work as a server and spend my days mainly hanging out with my two cats and my best friend/roommate. I love traveling, making great memories with friends and family, and reading.
My name is Noelle Husband, I work as a Behavior Technician here at STAR. After graduating from Oakland University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Sociology I then dedicated two years of service to AmeriCorps. Within my programs I found so much enjoyment working with youth that it led me into the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Working with individuals on the autism spectrum has been a very unique experience that offers so much perspective. As anyone who works within this field, we are all trying to positively influence and make a difference. By 'striving to achieve results' it is the greatest personal reward in seeing the success of the kiddos of whom we full heartedly work with. Outside of work I'm usually at the gym, making traveling plans, dancing, and online shopping! Most importantly, spending time with friends and family.
My name is Kaitlyn Bogdanovich and I am a behavior technician at Star Behavior Consultants. I am currently a junior at Wayne State University and majoring in special education. I have always loved working with children and I can’t wait for the day that I will be working in my own classroom. ABA is something that is relatively new to me. I was introduced to ABA this summer and my passion for it has only grown since. Getting to work one on one with the kids has been such a wonderful opportunity. I can’t wait to continue to do so and learn all there is about ABA. When I’m not at school or STAR I love staying active or spending time outdoors!
Hi! My name is Allison Griffiths and I am a Behavior Technician here at STAR. I am currently in my undergrad at Wayne State University, studying Communication Sciences and Disorders, and hope to earn my MA degree in Speech-Language Pathology and become a licensed Speech Language Pathologist in the near future. I have always loved working with children and have recently discovered the field of ABA. In my short time in this field, I have been able to learn tremendously, and grow and discover my love for ABA. Without a doubt, I love working with all the kiddos here. It is incredible to watch their progress and be a part of them working and achieving different tasks and goals. I genuinely enjoy getting to interact, play and laugh with all the kids every day. When I’m not at STAR, or doing homework, I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and boyfriend. I love to be active, travel, shop and watch movies.
My names is Jonathan Hiddings. I enjoy playing sports, hanging out with friends, and going on adventures. I recently graduated from Concordia University Ann Arbor with my Bachelor's in Family Life, Community Services. My undergraduate studies developed my interest with working with families and kids. Ever since I started working in a summer camp, my passion for working with children continually grew. I started working with STAR in November 2019 and love the teamwork, attitudes, and uniqueness each and every coworker brings to the table. Watching these children on the autism spectrum grow each and every day is truly remarkable and proceeds to put a smile on my face each day at my job. Through this experience, I am currently pursuing my RBT and plan on enrolling into graduate school this summer for ABA therapy at Ball State University. My goal is to become a BCBA within the next few years and help children receive the best possible outcomes in life that they truly deserve. A quote that encourages me states, "Success isn't just about what you accomplish in your life; it's about what you inspire others to do." - Anonymous. Working at STAR has allowed my strengths to put an inspiration on these children and families, making this quote a reality in my occupation.
My name is Nicole Tedeschi. I am attending Oakland University to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and am currently working as a Behavior Technician at STAR. I have always enjoyed working with children, and have taught second grade for the past 3 years. I graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2017. While teaching, I discovered a passion in helping those that had unique behaviors, which is when I learned about Applied Behavior Analysis. I absolutely love being able to help children learning their own way! When I am not teaching or at STAR, I am spending time with my Fiancé and our kitten, Eevee. I also love to travel, exercise, and visit friends and family.
In 2008, I graduated from Providence College, an institution that specializes in the liberal arts programs. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, allowing me to take whichever path I chose for my passion of building structuring relationships. I have over 20 years of organized and collegiate basketball experience, 8 years of which includes coaching. Alongside my journey and career are my two kids, whom I adore, Nasir (son), 7 and daughter Amonce, 5.
As a firm believer that social relationships= both quantity and quality, I have spent 3 out of 10 years working in ABA as a Behavior Tech. I enjoy and feed off the positive work environment authenticated by STAR. Providing good quality social development and health, I am proud to be a part of the team and involvement in each kiddo’s success.
Hello, my name is Allison Lusky and I am a Behavior Technician here at STAR behavioral consultants. Prior to working at STAR, I worked at a childcare center as a Lead Teacher in the toddler classroom. I currently hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oakland University and plan on pursing my master’s degree within the next year.
Growing up I have always had a passion for working with children. Being able to watch them grow and learn new things is very rewarding to me. My ultimate goal is to positively impact each of the children’s lives I work with and build strong relationships with them. I love ABA because it gives me the opportunity to work with children directly to help them become successful in their future. The staff here at STAR have been very welcoming and have such positivity that make coming to work enjoyable. I am very thankful to be a part of such an amazing team.
In my spare time, I love to spend time with family and friends, watch movies, sing, and travel.
My name is Ariana Salcido and I am a Behavior Technician at STAR. Prior to coming to STAR I worked with children for over nine years in my hometown of Chicago, Illinois. During college I volunteered as a summer intern at La Rabida Children’s Hospital for four years. It was volunteering there working with Speech,Occupational and Physical Therapists that helped me find my passion for working with children in the rehabilitation setting. In 2017 I graduated with a B. S. in Communicative Disorders and a minor in Child Development from Northern Illinois University. After college I started working as a resource teacher at an early childhood center. While there I spent most of my time in the infant, toddler and young preschool classroom. In August I chose to move to Michigan and take the next step in my career. After moving, I was fortunate enough to begin working at STAR. I have enjoyed working in this field over the last six months and am excited to continue learning and growing while at STAR!