Our Leadership

Helping children with autism reach their full potential

Mr. David Maddox, J.D.

Director (Chairman), Chief Executive Officer, President

Mr. David Maddox is our co-founder and has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, since Hi-5 ABA, Inc.’s, inception in 2018. Mr. Maddox has served as President and Director for our affiliate, ABC Behavior, since its founding in 2014, and for the corporation of which it is a division, Cornerstone Missions, Inc., which he founded in 2003. Mr. Maddox is also a founder and Director for our affiliate, Hi-5 Processing, Inc., since its inception in 2018.

Mrs. Stephanie Maddox, M.S., BCBA, LBA


Mrs. Stephanie Maddox is our co-founder and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since our inception in December, 2018. Mrs. Maddox is also the co-founder of our affiliate, ABC Behavior, and has served as a Director since 2014, and is as well a behavioral analyst for the division since January, 2015, in Warrenton, Virginia. Likewise, Mrs. Maddox has served as the President and CEO of Hi-5 Processing since its formation in December, 2018. Mrs. Maddox is a Board Certified/Licensed Behavior Analyst and holds a Master of Science degree in Counseling from NOVA Southeastern University, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Mr. Timothy Maddox

Director of Franchising

Mr. Tim Maddox has served as our Director of Franchising since our inception in December 2018. Mr. Maddox previously served as a sales manager and sales representative for Empire Today in various locations nationwide from December, 2017, to November, 2018, and from May, 2016, to May, 2017. Mr. Maddox also acted as a sales representative for Luna from May, 2017, until December, 2017. Prior to that time, Mr. Maddox was an Assistant Manager for Extra Space Storage from October, 2013, until May, 2016, in Chantilly, Virginia.

Mr. Tom Fremont

Director of Business Development

Mr. Tom Fremont has served as our Director of Business Development since our inception in December 2018. Mr. Fremont has also been with our affiliate, ABC Behavior, as its Director of Business Development since August 2018, and Director of Human Resources from November, 2016, to August, 2018, in Warrenton, Virginia, where he earned his SPHR. Mr. Fremont previously served in the U.S. Navy in multiple positions, including: Naval Flight Officer Evaluator from January, 2016, to October, 2016; Block Training Officer from April, 2014, to January, 2016; Assistant Department Head from October, 2013, to April, 2014; and Navy Flight Instructor from June, 2012, to October, 2013. During those positions with the Navy, Mr. Fremont was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

Mrs. Sara Lucas

Director of Claims, Special Assistant to the CEO, Hi-5 Processing

Mrs. Sara Lucas is a member of the Senior Management Team of Hi-5 ABA affiliates.  She has served as Director of Claims and as Special Assistant to the CEO of Hi-5 Processing since December, 2018. Before assuming those roles, she served as the Billing Director for ABC Behavior in Warrenton, Virginia, beginning in January, 2015.  As Director of Claims, Mrs. Lucas oversees billing, collections, and credentialing, and facilitates a broad range of administrative tasks and systems development.  As Special Assistant to the CEO, Mrs. Lucas performs directive oversight of special projects and speaks on behalf of the CEO toward third-parties and across the spectrum of administrative staff at Hi-5 Processing.


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