BSS Coordinator promoted to new Director’s position

Vanessa Bethea-Miller, a Coordinator of Behavior Support Services (BSS) for SERV Achievement Centers, recently was promoted to the new position of Director of Behavior Support Services.

“Vanessa brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field and we are excited about her new role,” said Pauline Simms, COO of SERV Centers of New Jersey, in making the announcement.

In this new position, Ms. Bethea-Miller will develop a BSS Department for both SERV Achievement Centers (intellectual/developmental disabilities) and SERV Centers (mental illness). She will oversee all Behavior Support Services that are provided to residents as well as individuals in the community. These include Functional Behavior Assessments and reviewing all behavior plans.

“I am truly thankful for this opportunity and I look forward to utilizing my skills and education to further SERV’s BSS Department,” she said.

Ms. Bethea-Miller has a master’s degree in Applied Psychology-Applied Behavior Analysis from Rider University, a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Thomas Edison State College and an associate’s degree in business administration from Mercer County Community College. She is pursuing a PhD. degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, D.C.

Her professional certifications include Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, Behavior Safety Certified Trainer in Safety-Care™ and Protecting Human Research Participants. She holds memberships in the N.J. Association of Behavior Analysis, Inc. and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts. Bethea-Miller also is a behavior consultant for Brett DiNovi & Associates in Cherry Hill, working with youth with intellectual disabilities.