Ginger has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2001. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with licenses in Tennessee and Virginia. She graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a BS in Human Ecology with a concentration in human and child development and pursued a career in education by obtaining an M.Ed. from Converse College. While in graduate school, she discovered her passion for ABA Therapy. She attended Penn State to obtain her post graduate certificate and became board certified in 2009. She has worked with ages 1 to 75 with various diagnoses, but her passion is working with young children and their families. She specializes in verbal behavior, reduction of problem behaviors using positive approaches, general developmental skill development, and replacement skill development. Ginger is a certified trauma trainer and is passionate about training teachers, caregivers, families, and therapists how to recognize the signs of trauma and how to support children to help them heal and thrive.
Mary Jo Zinnanti ( BCBA, Kingsport) began her professional career as a Kindergarten teacher in 2015. Ginger Canty introduced her to ABA the first year she taught kindergarten, it was at that point Mary Jo knew what she wanted to do. Mary Jo decided ABA was her calling and went on to earn her Master’s degree in ABA from Ball State University in 2019. She has used ABA strategies in her classroom and in the community ever since. Mary Jo and her husband Nick have a dog and 2 spit fire cats.