Pediatric Autism Clinical and Evaluation Services, LLC
Meet Our Team
Our staff work individually and together to provide the best possible, evidence-based care for your child.
Stephanie Northington, Ph.D.
Stephanie is awesome!
On a more serious note, Dr. Northington grew up in the CSRA. She received her B.S. (2000) in Psychology from Clemson University. For graduate school, Dr. Northington traveled to Chicago, IL, to attend the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). For a decade, Dr. Northington lived in Chicago, received her M.S. (2005) and Ph.D. (2009) in Psychology from IIT, and began clinical practice.
In 2011, Dr. Northington returned to the CSRA and obtained her license to practice psychology in Georgia. She was offered a position in the Behavioral Medicine Department at Walton Rehabilitation Hopsital, where she worked with Evette and Allison in the Outpatient Clinic. During her time at Walton, she worked diligently to build a pediatric department and started creating lasting professional networking relationships with multiple providers in the area. She also began teaching for the Department of Psychological Sciences at Augusta University.
It was during her time at Walton Rehab that the idea of PACES was born. In 2017, she reached out to her colleagues and friends--Evette, Allison, and BriAnne--and the dream that was PACES became a reality!
In addition to providing assement, diagnosis, and psychological intervention, Dr. Northington is an avid researcher and advocate for children with developmental concerns. She consistenly presents research at national and international conferences, and she is asked to speak to parent support groups and professional groups. Her passion for providing quality services is clear! She is the only provider in the CSRA trained in PRT (Pivotal Response Treatment), and one of the few providers in the area trained to administer the ADOS-2, which is required for most ASD assessments.
While considered an expert in ASD and developmental concerns, the impact of these conditions is something Dr. Northington deals with personally as well as professionally. If anyone can understand the care, support, and advocacy you and your child or family may need, it is Dr. Northington!
She has strong family ties to the CSRA, and she worked hard to build a professional reputation in the area. In addition to being the fearless leader at PACES, she continues to teach at Augusta University. During her free time, she enjoys playing video games with her husband and kids, spending time with her dogs, and is an avid college football fan.
Evette has more than 20 years experience in medical insurance billing, coding, credentialing, and collections. She’s spent most of her years in the healthcare industry: primarily Child Psychology, Pediatric Neurology and now Pediatric Autism. She has mastered her experience with assisting with children who have developmental concerns while under the instruction of Dr. Northington. Evette met Dr. Northington in 2011 and the two establish a personal bond and became close friends as well as colleagues over the years. Evette considers Dr. Northington, not only a excellent mentor, but a true friend. Evette relocated from Roosevelt, New York in 1996 to Augusta, Georgia and has been a resident ever since. Her passions include cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Allison Baxter, M.Ed, CCC-SLP
Allison met Dr. Northington in 2011 and the two began dreaming of an autism-based clinic where children could come and receive all their therapy services under one roof. Six years later, P.A.C.E.S. is truly the culmination of those dreams! Allison has had a particular interest in autism and speech therapy since babysitting for a family with a child who had autism while she was in high school. Since that time, she has served as a therapy assistant at a autism-based speech therapy clinic, interned in a school with an autism/A.B.A. program, and focused her speech therapy clinical work in the field of autism. She graduated magna cum laude from Valdosta State University with her master's degree in Communication Disorders in 2010. Allison is certified in Talk Tools(c) oral motor therapy and the Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol. In her spare time, Allison enjoys traveling with her husband, Ryan, and spending time with their three sons.
Dr. BriAnne Sullivan, OTD, OTR/L
Pediatric Occupational Therapist
BriAnne graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brenau University in 2014 with a combined BS/MS degrees in Occupational Therapy and returned to her alma mater to complete her Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate in August 2020. Her doctorate research focused on family-centered selective eating and mealtime participation ultimately developing her own selective eating intervention she named the Your Unique Mealtime (YUM) Program. BriAnne has been working specifically in pediatric occupational therapy since 2016 and is recognized by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) as a pediatric specialist. She is currently an American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Autism Level 1 practitioner. BriAnne has advanced training in handwriting, visual, and feeding interventions and is a licensed Therapeutic Listening provider and Beckman Oral-Motor therapist. She has lived in the Augusta area since 2005 and enjoys spending time kayaking on the Savannah and at the local rock climbing gym with her husband, Alex, their young son, Cameron, and their two greyhounds, Randy and Lilly.
Lindsy Hymel, MA, BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Lindsy Hymel, MA, BCBA, earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Augusta University in 2015. She then began working as an RBT at an ABA therapy clinic providing services for children with autism diagnoses. As her passion and love for ABA therapy grew, she decided to take the next step in her field and pursue her master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis at Ball State University. While completing her master’s degree, she continued to work as a behavioral therapist in clinic, school, and home settings, and took on the responsibility of training other therapists in her clinic. Shortly after graduation, Lindsy sat for her boards and became a BCBA. Lindsy was born and raised in Augusta and enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends. She also likes hiking, kayaking, gardening, concert-going and photography.