Our Leaders

We are a committed and energized team focused on providing excellent service to young learners and their families.

Sarah Friesland | BCBA - Hampton Clinic Director

Meet Sarah

Sarah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for several years. While finishing her undergraduate degree, Sarah was seeking a job and ended up as a Registered Behavior Technician with little knowledge about the field. She soon discovered how meaningful the work was to children and their families. She was also fascinated with the various ABA techniques she was learning and seeing the clients’ progress. Sarah knew that this was the field for her. She received her B.A. in Psychology with a minor in ABA and her M.A. in ABA.


Fun Facts:
When Sarah is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Sammy and Grady.

Arisa Phelps | BCBA

Meet Arisa

Arisa is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Arisa fell into the world of ABA when searching for significant work in helping individuals reach their full potential.  Arisa has several years of experience working in the field of ABA, which has equipped her with the knowledge to support the development and growth of others. She is dedicated to providing services that are tailored to each individual’s unique needs and strengths. Arisa is committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals and is proud to be a part of a profession that has a meaningful impact on a variety of people.


Fun Facts:
Outside of work,  Arisa enjoys spending time outdoors with her two dogs (Oliver and Olivia), her three cats: (Cosmo, Oscar, and Beau), and loving husband.

Shavon Champagne | BCBA

Meet Shavon

Shavon is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working in the field for several years. Her passion for helping others began when she worked in a special education classroom while living in Germany. She continued her work in several schools after returning to Virginia. After completing her M.A. in Human Services, she knew she wanted to do more. She applied for a job as a Registered Behavior Technician and experienced firsthand how much of a difference she could make. Shavon holds an M.A. in Special Education with a minor in ABA.


Fun Facts:
When not at work, Shavon enjoys traveling and experiencing new things.

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Benefits of Working at Genesis

Great Work Environment

We care our staff and provide a supportive team environment where we value each person and we work hard to have a culture of trust and openness encouraging personal growth.

Competitive Compensation

Our compensation is competitive with what other ABA companies provide coupled with many other benefits that creates a great place to work.

Consistent Schedules

We offer consistent work schedules providing flexibility for our staff and clients’ needs but not changing daily to minimize payroll leaving our staff with inconsistent income.

Career Growth

We support our team in pursuing higher levels of certification and licensure to achieve their career goals!

No Driving to Client Homes

As a clinic-based ABA service provider, we eliminate the need for staff to spend time, gas, and frustration driving to and from clients’ homes to provide services that many other companies require.

Other Benefits

We provide a great 401(k) plan, health insurance, and a range of other benefits such as flexible spending accounts, dental insurance, vision plan, etc.