Over the past 15 years, Dr. Nicole McMillan has dedicated her professional life to the science and practice of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). While she’s always been motivated by serving others, she fell in love with ABA in 2008 while pursuing her undergraduate work and several years later graduated with her PhD in Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences. Nicole’s clinical experience across both skill acquisition and assessment and treatment of challenging behavior has been in a variety of settings, such a center-based programs, residential schools, in-home services, public and private schools, and early intervention preschools. Her work has focused on serving individuals across populations, including neurodiverse children and adolescents, caregivers, teachers, and behavior-analytic professionals.
Throughout her career, Nicole’s roles have evolved but incorporated several facets of clinical operations across several multi-state ABA agencies, particularly in the areas of quality assurance development and maintenance, clinical team mentorship, community outreach, executing clinically relevant research projects, university program partnerships, and training and professional development. Her passion lies with service excellence and ensuring that families are receiving the highest quality services possible from intake through graduation. Nicole believes strongly in a scientist-practitioner model and incorporating best practice guidelines into all levels of service delivery and clinical training. Her research interests include developing quality assurance systems, measuring patient outcomes, and clinical decision-making. She currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL, where she loves spending time with her husband, 3-year-old daughter, and two rescue pups.