Program Director, Allison Petralia, BCBA

Allison grew up in Columbia, SC, and received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Converse College in 2009. Her first experience with Applied Behavior Analysis was in the fall of 2009, when she joined the Project Hope team as a line therapist. She received her master’s degree in psychology with a concentration in ABA from Auburn University in August, 2011, and her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis in September, 2011. After graduation, she began working with the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, working with adults with developmental disabilities both in residential settings and in working towards deinstitutionalization. Allison is very excited to be back at home with Project Hope, and is looking forward to helping make a difference in the lives of people and families dealing with autism.

During her free time, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband, puppy, friends, and family, and watching the New York Giants and Auburn Tigers win football games.