OUR MISSION

We are dedicated to improving the lives of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and behavioral disorders in the Cape Fear and surrounding regions by:

  • providing quality, empirically supported psychological treatment services based in applied behavior analysis

  • developing and refining effective treatments through clinical research​

  • disseminating effective treatment technologies through consultation, training, and publications

  • ​offering quality training experiences for undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate trainees

OUR TEAM

 

Melanie Bachmeyer-Lee, PhD, LP, BCBA-D

 

President/Founder

Clinical Director

Dr. Bachmeyer is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level. She earned a master's degree in educational psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from Georgia State University and a doctoral degree in school psychology from the University of Iowa.  She completed a predoctoral internship in the pediatric feeding disorders and behavioral pediatrics clinics at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital and a postdoctoral fellowship in the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She was faculty in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina Wilmington for 9 years. Her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in PracticeBehavioral Interventions, and Clinical Pediatrics. Dr. Bachmeyer is a past president of the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis and recipient of the Fred Keller Excellence in Behavior Analysis Award from the North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis.

Caitlin Kirkwood, PhD, LPA, BCBA-D

 

Associate Director, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program

Dr. Kirkwood is a licensed psychological associate and board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level. She earned a Master’s of Arts degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in applied behavior analysis from the University of North Carolina Wilmington under the supervision of Dr. Melanie Bachmeyer. She earned a doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Nebraska under the supervision of Dr. Cathleen Piazza. During her doctoral training, she worked in the intensive day treatment and outpatient programs of the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute and University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Intestinal Rehabilitation Program. She completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health. She has conducted research on the assessment and treatment of pediatric feeding disorders and caregiver training. Dr. Kirkwood has authored publications in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, book chapters, and training manuals.

Kayla Randall, PhD, BCBA-D

Postdoctoral Fellow, Behavior Management and Early Learner Programs

Kayla is a board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level. She earned a Master's of Education degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from Vanderbilt University. She earned a doctoral degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Nebraska under the supervision of Dr. Brian Greer. During her doctoral training, she worked in the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Munroe Meyer Institute. She completed a predoctoral internship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She has published research on the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior in the Journal of Experimental Analysis of BehaviorBehavior Analysis: Research and Practice, Behavior Modification, and Behavioral Disorders.  

Ryan Blejewski, MA, LPA, BCBA

Program Coordinator, Behavior Management Program

Ryan is a licensed psychological associate and board certified behavior analyst. He earned a Master’s of Arts degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from the University of North Carolina Wilmington under the supervision of Dr. Carole Van Camp. He completed an internship at Central Regional Hospital in Butner, North Carolina where he provided clinical services to individuals with various mental health disorders. He worked at the New England Center for Children in Massachusetts providing clinical services to children and adolescents with severe problem behavior. 

Connor Sheehan, MA, LPA, BCBA

Program Coordinator, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program

 

Connor is a licensed psychological associate and board certified behavior analyst. She earned a Master’s of Arts degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from the University of North Carolina Wilmington under the supervision of Dr. Carol Pilgrim. She completed undergraduate internships providing clinical services to individuals with developmental disabilities exhibiting severe problem behavior at the New England Center for Children in Massachusetts and the Neurobehavioral Outpatient Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore. She completed a graduate internship at the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health. 

Tiffany Kronenwetter, MA, BCBA

Behavior Management Program & Early Learner Program

Tiffany is a board certified behavior analyst. She earned a Master's of Arts degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from the University of North Carolina Wilmington under the supervision of Dr. Christine Hughes. She completed a graduate internship at the Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health. She worked as a behavior analyst for the Brunswick County Charter Schools. 

Nannette Blois-Martin, MSN, RN, C-PNP

 

Pediatric Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner, PedzFeedz, PLLC

Nannette is a board certified pediatric nurse practitioner who specializes in the medical management of children with feeding disorders. She earned a diploma in nursing from Barnes Hospital School of Nursing, a Baccalaureate of Nursing from the University of Wyoming, and a Masters of Science in Nursing (Pediatric Nurse Practitioner) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Johnson Scholar).  She developed and co-directed the feeding team in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital. Nannette relocated to the North Carolina coast and joined Coastal Children’s Services in the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology at the Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinics at New Hanover Regional Medical Center where she developed and coordinated the feeding team. Nannette has co-authored publications in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, Pediatrics, and Diseases of the Esophagus and Neuro-gastroenterology and Motility.

Tara Eichert, RD, CNSC, LDN

 

Pediatric Registered Dietitian

 

Tara earned a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of North Carolina Wilmington and completed directed independent studies in sports nutrition and therapeutic nutrition. Tara completed the didactic program in dietetics along with a dietetic internship at Winthrop University. Tara relocated to Wilmington to work as a registered dietitian where she quickly found a niche for pediatric nutrition and became certified as a nutrition support clinician. Tara has provided care to patients with a variety of medical conditions and maintains membership with the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. She enjoys working with other providers in a multidisciplinary approach to achieving successful outcomes for our patients.

University of North Carolina Wilmington Psychology Clinic

720 St. James Drive Wilmington, NC 28403

Tel: 910-660-8200

Fax: 910-660-8199

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