Brad Stevenson,

Dir. of Program Admin. and Clinical Svcs., Melmark Carolinas


Dr. Brad Stevenson oversees the development and implementation of programs and services, as well as the daily operations for Melmark Carolinas.


Brad entered the field of special education, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and human services as an undergraduate student in 2004 at Melmark New England. He accepted a position with Melmark New England in 2017 with the purpose of working with Melmark’s senior leadership on expanding Melmark’s mission footprint in Charlotte, N.C. During that time, he also served as part-time faculty in the Department of Special Education and Child Development at UNC Charlotte.


Brad completed his master’s degree in 2008 and the Behavior Analysis Certification Board course sequence at the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2009. He earned his Doctorate of Philosophy in Special Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) in 2017.


After relocating to Charlotte in 2009, Dr. Stevenson worked in the local public schools as a teacher of students diagnosed on the autism spectrum. He then transitioned to a career as a consultant, providing ABA services and working with schools, families, and other professionals to assess and design behavior analytic programs for children with autism and other developmental disabilities across North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.


Dr. Stevenson is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), North Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis, Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), and the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children.