Newline Behavioral Solutions is a team of professionals who have dedicated their lives to bettering the lives of families with neurodiverse children. We specialize in ABA autism therapy, though we are skilled at treating all children that have behavioral issues or deficits in the area of socialization, language, and play. Contact us today to learn more how we can help your child reach their fullest potential! 

Meet Some of Our Team!

Jennifer Lewis, Owner & Founder

Newline Behavioral Solutions (NBS) was founded by Jennifer (Jen) Lewis, MS, LPC, BCBA. Jen has dedicated the last decade to working with children and adults of all abilities. Not only does Jen understand the struggles Autism families face through the lens of a clinician; she is also the mother to an exceptional needs child!

Jen holds a Master of Science in Counseling with a School Counseling focus degree. After obtaining her master’s degree, Jen continued her schooling and completed coursework at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology to sit for the board certification as a behavior analyst. In addition to the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification, Jen holds a Professional Educator License with a School Counseling endorsement and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Illinois. Jen values education and is passionate about continuing her education so that she stays abreast of new research and most effective ways to serve the autism population.

Jen grew up and continues to live with her family in the west suburbs of Chicago. During her off time, Jen enjoys spending quality time with her 3 children, watching her sons play baseball, her daughter cheerlead, and vacationing in Florida.


Courtney Doornbos, M.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director & BCBA

Courtney Doornbos has been in the field of ABA for over 15 years. She received her master’s degree in education from DePaul University and later obtained her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst from Florida Institute of Technology. Courtney feels strongly about the importance of compassionate care and has spent much of her career creating training curriculums and systems to enhance the quality of services. She is also passionate about working closely with caregivers and within the community to provide comprehensive treatment to achieve the greatest outcomes possible for our clients. In her free time, Courtney likes to travel, read, workout, and volunteer with community-based organizations.

Adraniece Kemp, M.S, BCBA


Adraniece Kemp received her bachelors and masters degrees in Applied Behavior Analysis from Purdue Global University in 2015 and 2017 respectively. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2018. Adraniece decided to further her studies at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she’s currently getting her Ph.D to further advance her studies and growth as a behavior analyst. Skill, patience, and commitment are the important key components that comes to her.  Adraniece takes pride in her experience working with individuals age ranging from 2-23 with different developmental disabilities. She’s also dedicated and has a great desire when it comes to helping parents receive parent training and gathering resources to help them cope with challenging behaviors and to integrate tools and key principles of ABA into their everyday lifestyle. Adraniece has over 10 years of experience of knowledge and working with individuals with a range of different needs that’s willing to take her clients to the next level of success to strive towards independence.

Melanie Sweeney M.A., BCBA


Melanie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Western Illinois University in 2010. After undergrad, Melanie focused working with neurodiverse children as a 1:1 Specialist. It was through this work experience that led her to learn more about ABA therapy and the positive impact it had on her clients. Throughout her graduate studies at Ball State University, beginning in 2014, she worked as a Behavioral Technician. After earning a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis from BSU, she was officially certified as a BCBA in May of 2019.

Melanie thrives in her career as a BCBA because of her dedication and passion for the field and clients! Melanie says watching her clients learn, grow, and thrive right before her eyes is the best part and why she loves being a BCBA so much! 

Carrissa Weakley

Agency Operations Manager

Carrissa Weakley is our Agency Organizations Manager. Carrissa is Newline’s newest member! She brings over 10 years of administrative experience in Office Management. She assists in the development and implementation of NBS policies and procedures, manages and oversees the administration of HR policies, programs and practices within NBS, she maintains accounts payable, receivables, monthly billing, and she works closely with insurance companies. She is our go to for all insurance and HR related questions! Carrissa is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, catching up on the latest flick, and spending quality time with her kids!