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Abby Jensen

Abby Jensen

Abby graduated from Ball State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Development. Abby is currently looking into graduate school programs to get her master's degree and become a BCBA. Abby has been around individuals with disabilities her whole life. Abby was a peer tutor and best buddy throughout high school and college, which got her more interested in Autism and in the field of ABA. Abby has now been in the field of ABA for over two years and loves working with the kids and seeing how they progress. In her free time, Abby loves traveling, cooking, and relaxing with her friends and family.

 

Abby White

Abby White

Abby graduated from the University of Saint Francis in 2015 with a degree in health and exercise science and a minor in psychology. Abby has been pursuing ABA Therapy ever since and is very passionate about her work and the kiddos! In her spare time, Abby loves to be outside with her dog, Charlie, and hanging out with her family and friends!

 

Abigail Huffer

Abigail Huffer

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Adam Simcox

Adam Simcox

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Alea Shelton

Alea Shelton

Alea Shelton was born and raised in Indianapolis. She went to Indiana University and graduated in May 2017 with a degree in psychology and minors in Human Development, Family Studies, and Human Sexuality. Alea has always aspired to work with children with disabilities because of extensive work experience at IU that opened her eyes to the field. In her free time, Alea loves to travel and go on road trios to new places with friends such as Mexico, France, and Spain. She also loves interacting with new people and going to comedy clubs for a good laugh. Two of Alea's main goals are to go to graduate school and earn a MBA in child psychology and eventually move out of Indiana to somewhere near an ocean.

 

Alexandra Zaiger

Alexandra Zaiger

Alex graduated from Ball State University in 2014 with a degree in both elementary and special education. She then went on to teach Pre-Kindergarten in Carmel for one year. Born and raised in Carmel, her hobbies include running and biking on the monon, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her friends and family. She is passionate about working with children and helping them succeed which has led her to a career in ABA.

 

Alexis Perez

Alexis Perex

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Amanda Copp

Amanda Copp

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Amy Martin

Amy Martin, COTA

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Anna Holaway

Anna Holaway

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Ashlee Cullman

Ashlee Cullman, MA BCaBA

Ashlee has experience working with children and adults with disabilities in camp, work, school, and home settings. Her favorite part of ABA is the fact that each child is unique and has a plan that is created based on their abilities and needs. Before moving to Indianapolis, Ashlee worked as a home care provider in Jacksonville, NC. Ashlee attended Kent State University and graduated in December 2011 with her bachelor’s degree, as an Intervention Specialist with a focus in Mild/Moderate needs. Ashlee has played softball since she was 10 years old and played division one softball for Kent State which took her all around the country and Europe. She is currently attending school to further her education with a Masters Degree in ABA. In her free time, Ashlee likes to spend time with her husband Tyler and dog Callie and travel as much as possible!

 

Ashley Martin

Ashley Martin

Ashley was born in Mattoon Illinois. She went to Indiana University-Purdue University. She graduated in December, 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in psychology. She loves to help people and has a passion for working with children. Her passion for working with children who have special needs started when her nephew was diagnosed with autism. Ashley intends to pursue a Master's degree in Special Education with a concentration in Autism Spectrum Disorders.

 

Ashley Miller

Ashley Miller

Ashley earned a bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University, Class of 2012, with a major in elementary education and minor in special education. She has four years of ABA experience working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and has been certified as a BCaBA since October 2016. Ashley's passions include applying ABA principles to classroom environments, successfully implementing ABA therapy in group settings, and training and mentoring behavior technicians and Registered Behavior Technicians. Ashley has 15 month-old twins, Greyson and Emerson, and currently lives in Broad Ripple. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and being outside as much as possible.

 

Audrey Rose

Audrey Rose

Audrey grew up in South Bend, Indiana, and in 2017 she graduated from the University of Notre Dame with bachelor's degrees in psychology and gender studies. Audrey was first exposed to working with children with autism when she spent a semester in London. She took a course that involved working hands on at a school for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. This experience revealed to Audrey her passion for helping children with special needs reach their full potential. Audrey enjoys reading, traveling, cooking (and eating), and spending time relaxing with her family, friends, and dogs.

 

Becky Ludwick

Becky Ludwick, MA

Becky graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2009 with a BS in Kinesiology and in 2010 with a MA in Education. She has worked with children of various ages and learning abilities. Her past experiences have been as a camp counselor, an after school tutor, teaching in a preschool setting, teaching in an elementary classroom, and as a therapist in an ABA center. Becky loves to see the children progress day to day and feels extremely grateful to be on this journey with them. She loves spending time with her husband and dog, Charlie, running marathons, and visiting her niece and nephew in Chicago.

 

Beth Weisenbach

Beth Weisenbach, MS BCBA

Beth has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2012. She attended Purdue University for undergraduate and graduate school where she earned her Master of Science degree. She also holds a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis through Ball State University. Beth has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2014. In her free time, Beth enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and massive dog.

 

Bianca Perdomo

Bianca Perdomo

Bianca was born in Puerto Rico. She graduated in June 2017 from Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico with a major in Psychology. Growing up she always had a calling for helping others and being able to be resourceful to those around her. She fully knew she wanted to dedicate her career in ABA while working in an internship during her senior year of college. Her favorite hobbies are spending time at the beach, playing sports, taking fun trips and spending quality moments with her loved ones. Her goal in the near future is to be part of a Master’s ABA program to become a BCBA. Bianca is very grateful and honored to be part of the Bierman Team.

 

Breanna Corbin

Breanna Corbin

Breanna graduated from Butler University in 2019 with a B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in special education-mild intervention. During her senior year at Butler, she worked as a student speech clinician in both the speech/language clinic and the Butler Early Language and Literacy Program (BELL) located on campus. She had the opportunity to work one-on-one and in small groups with children ranging in ages from 2-6 years old. Breanna developed an interest in ABA when she began taking classes for her minor. She became passionate about mild intervention and the use of ABA with children on the Autism Spectrum. In her free time, she enjoys reading, going to the movies, exercising, and drinking iced coffee.

 

Breanne Benke

Breanna Corbin

Breanne Benke studied health sciences at IUPUI and minored in psychology. She gained her love for ABA therapy while volunteering at a school for children with Autism. She also contributes on the weekends to Carter’s Play Place which is a gym that has inclusive play for all kids. Breanne shares her life with her 2-year-old son, Ricky. In her spare time, she spends most of her time with her son. They love to be outside hiking, camping, and exploring. Breanne plans to get her masters and become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and continue working in this field.

 

Brielle Miller

Brielle Miller

Brielle graduated from Ball State University in May with a B.S. in child development with a minor in interpersonal relations. She is currently applying for her Master’s in ABA with the goal of becoming a BCBA. Brielle worked at an ABA clinic in Muncie for a year where she also completed her internship. Brielle has also provided respite care to a child with autism since June of 2017. Brielle's passion for helping children with disabilities started on her first of four mission trips to Jamaica where she tutored children in the Jamaican school system. Brielle puts family and God above all else and treasures the time she spends with her whole family. In her free time, you will catch Brielle camping, boating, playing piano, or singing at the top of her lungs.

 

Brittany Kline

Brittany Kline

Brittany was born and raised in Northeast, OH. She moved to West Lafayette to attend Purdue University, where she received her B.S in speech language hearing science. Brittany’s love for working with children started at a young age with babysitting positions and working as a summer camp counselor for many years. Her interest in ABA started her senior year at Purdue, where she worked on a research team in the Department of Education. Brittany's first job experience with ABA started right here at Bierman. In her free time Brittany loves crafting, watching the Food Network channel, and cuddling with her golden retriever, Theo.

 

Brittany Riffle

Brittany Riffle

Brittany recently graduated from Purdue University with an education degree then immediately began work with Bierman ABA. She has a rich background in working with kids with special needs. Brittany interned at a developmental pre-school and in the resource rooms in her high school. Through college, Brittany worked as a respite provider with multiple different families in West Lafayette. In the summer Brittany helps run a camp designed for kids with special needs, Camp-We-Can. Brittany loves spending time on the lake with her family and friends. She helps out on the family farm when she can and loves playing with pigs when she gets the chance. Brittany loves to travel and has been to Europe and the Caribbean. Brittany loves helping people and working with kids. .

 

Cassi Cook

Cassi Cook, MA

Cassi graduated from Ball State University in 2015 with a speech-language pathology degree. She found a job in ABA shortly after graduation, and immediately became passionate about it. Cassi moved to Indy and joined the Bierman team in October 2016, and absolutely loves it! She got her Masters in ABA from Ball State in 2017, and will be finishing up supervision hours to sit for the boards to become a Behavior Analyst this year. In her free time, Cassi enjoys cooking/baking, reading, spending time with friends, visiting her family in Goshen, concerts, and Netflix marathons.

 

Chandler Elliott

Chandler Elliott

Chandler graduated from Grace College in 2018 with a double major in Photography and Spanish. She played softball all four years of college and lived in Spain for 6 months her senior year. Chandler loves to travel, photograph her life, and hang out with her family and friends. Chandler has always loved being around young kids and when one of her best friends told her about ABA she had to check it out. She fell in love with the family atmosphere at Bierman and has absolutely loved impacting young children’s lives in such a powerful way. Chandler was registered as a Behavior Therapist in April 2019 and is loving every moment of this new journey in ABA.

 

Courtney Embry

Courtney Embry

Courtney graduated from Taylor University in 2019 with a BA in psychology. Her passions of psychology and working with children led her to work with children on the autism spectrum in high school and she loved it. She is excited to begin pursuing her passions through ABA Therapy. In her free time she loves cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Danielle Kanosky

Danielle Kanosky

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Danoshley Bernadotte

Danoshley Bernadotte

Danoshley is a recent graduate from IUPUI who has received a BA degree in Medical Humanities and Health Studies as well as a minor in Psychology. She resides in Brownsburg, where she attended Brownsburg Community Schools and lives with her mother, father and brother. Before coming to Bierman, Danoshley worked at Brownsburg’s Early Childhood Center as an instructional assistant for 5 years where she had gained much experience with children including those with developmental needs. Her hobbies include traveling, shopping, and trying new things. Danoshley has always had an interest in working with children and is excited to start her journey here at Bierman!

 

Dr. Ed Parker

Dr. Ed Parker, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Ed Parker is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst~Doctoral and Educator. Ed has over 23 years of professional experience serving individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities as well as children and adolescents at-risk for special education services. Ed has a strong commitment to socially significant behavior development and scholarly research and dissemination. Some of Ed's behavior analytic interests include the analysis of verbal behavior, empirical validation of teaching strategies and instructional systems, and self-management technologies. Ed has served children and adolescents at intensive behavior intervention clinics and adults at an intermediate care facility for individuals with developmental disabilities and mental health needs; additionally, Ed has teaching experience in the university setting, including guest lectures and adjunct professorships. Ed has a Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from The Ohio State University. Dr. Parker’s professional experiences have provided him with a unique and wide range of consultation, supervising, managing, teaching, learning, and professional development experiences with families, school personnel, students, clinic staff, clinicians, and community leaders. In his personal time, Ed enjoys spending quality time with his wife and three sons.

 

Ellie Monares

Ellie Monares

Ellie is a 2017 graduate of IUPUI with Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She is eager to begin her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in the fall of 2018. She has more than two years of experience as a behavior technician. Before beginning her career in ABA, Ellie provided respite care for children with varying developmental and cognitive disabilities. Her favorite aspect of working in this field is watching children prosper and being a part of the process. She currently has four pets: three guinea pigs and one puppy named Tommy and hopes her fiancé will let her continue to expand her zoo. Ellie’s ultimate dream is to make ABA therapy accessible to children in Spanish-speaking countries.

 

Elise Rokke

Elise Rokke

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Elise Remissong

Elise Remissong

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Ellen Webb

Ellen Webb

Ellen is currently attending IUPUI and will be graduating in May of 2019 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. After graduation she will continue her journey towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst by pursuing a Master’s of Science degree in Psychology specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis through Capella University. Having a close bond with her 8 year old brother, Ellen has decided that ABA therapy is where she wants to pursue a lifelong profession so she can help other kiddos like her brother. With Bierman being her dream location to start her long journey, Ellen is beyond excited to be a part of the Bierman team!

 

Emily Holt

Emily Holt

Emily graduated in May of 2019 with a Bachelor's in psychology from IUPUI. She has known she wanted to work with kiddos since high school. During her time at IUPUI, she volunteered working with adolescents with disabilities. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog Bo, friends, and family.

 

Emily Hollinberger

Emily Hollinberger

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Emma Geary

Emma Geary

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Erica Paul

Erica Paul

Erica graduated from Ball State University in 2015 with a BS in psychology. She loves spending time with her husband, Matt, their two cats, Penny and Leo, and their Australian Shepherd, Olivia. She loves cats and the color pink. In her free time, she enjoys watching Disney movies and photoshopping silly pictures of her cats.

 

Erica Boone

Erica Boone

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Gabrielle Fisher

Gabrielle Fisher

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Gwen Cook

Gwen Cook, MA BCaBA

Gwen received her bachelors in psychology at Eastern Kentucky University in 2002. She completed her coursework for board certification through University of North Texas and received her BACB certification in 2008. In 2011 she earned her masters degree through The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Gwen has been working in the field of autism since 2002 and has a broad range of experience. She acquired her initial training in ABA working as a therapist in a center for early intervention (ages 3-5) for children with ASD, then further expanded her knowledge by working at a residential facility with teenage boys with ASD diagnosis. She has provided 1:1 therapy, as well as consultation services, within the home, school and center- based settings. For a few years she consulted in home and school programs prior to consulting within a center since 2009. Gwen’s clinical interests include parent training, development of play skills, social skills & toilet training. She thrives on learning opportunities for herself, is open to learning new strategies and never ceases gaining experience and knowledge regarding program development. She enjoys sharing the success of her clients with the therapists, parents and everyone who works together to make it all happen! When not working with her awesome clients, Gwen also enjoys seeing plays, movies, practicing martial arts & spending time with her husband and their pack of two dogs & two cats.

 

Haley Clark

Haley Clark

Haley Clark grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and then decided to pursue a degree at Ball State University in Muncie, IN, where she graduated with a degree in travel and tourism and telecommunication. She first fell in love with ABA when she was living in Arizona and stumbled across a job in the field. She has two years of experience working in the field of ABA in various settings such as schools, clinics, and in the community. What Haley loves most about ABA is being able to see the progress the children make every day. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, the outdoors, and cuddling with her two dogs.

 

Hannah Peterson

Hannah Peterson

Hannah graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in May 2017 with a degree in human services leadership. She found her passion for working with children with disabilities through her previous jobs as an ABA line therapist and a program director for a summer day program for children with high functioning disabilities. Her favorite part about this type of work is being able to positively impact the lives of the those she works with. In her free time, Hannah likes reading, watching movies, playing board games, cheering on her favorite Wisconsin sports teams, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

Hannah Resler

Hannah Resler

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Heather Elkins

Heather Elkins

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Jada Cox

Jada Cox

Jada graduated from Indiana University in 2013, earning a BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures with a focus in Japanese. Originally planning to use her degree teaching in a high school setting, Jada began working at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired to broaden her knowledge on children with more specialized needs. From there, she moved into the field of ABA, becoming a Registered Behavior Technician in 2017. Jada enjoys traveling, having been to Japan and Germany, and loves learning more about different cultures and historical events. She likes playing games with friends in her spare time, sewing and doing costume work, and spending time with her cat.

 

Janai Sarver

Janai Sarver

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Jason Renforth

Jason Renforth, BCBA

Jason Renforth has a B.S. in Psychology from Purdue University. He earned a Master’s of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts. Jason has been working with individuals with autism for over 10 years. He has been working in the field of ABA for 7 years. Jason has worked with a wide variety of individuals in various settings including in school, in the home, at vocational settings, and in the community. In his free time, Jason loves to play with his rescue dogs, see live music, and explore the local food scene.

 

Jennifer Clymer

Jennifer Clymer

Jennifer was born and raised in Noblesville, Indiana. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, with a major in child development and a minor in interpersonal relations. Jennifer loves spending time with friends and family outside of work. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys shopping and spending time outdoors.

 

Jenny Skaggs

Jenny Skaggs

Jenny graduated from Ball State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. Jenny has always had a passion for working with children from a young age. After graduating, Jenny was a preschool teacher for two years. She then found out about ABA and soon realized her passion for the field and decided to pursue a career out of it. Jenny has worked as an ABA therapist for over two years prior to joining the Bierman team. She enjoys having the opportunity to work with so many unique children and watching them progress over time. In Jenny’s free time, she enjoys being outdoors, exercising, sports, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Jessica Fitch

Jessica Fitch

Jessica graduated from Ball State University in 2011 with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. After graduating, she became a preschool teacher where she discovered that working with children with special needs was her true calling. Jessica has been in the field of ABA for almost 5 years now. She finds the world of ABA extremely fascinating and incredibly rewarding. In Jessica's free time, she loves cooking, being outdoors, rooting for her favorite sports teams, and spending time with her friends, family, and fiancé.

 

Jessica Gutwein

Jessica Gutwein

Jessica was born and raised in Indiana. She attended Indiana University and received her BS in Recreation Therapy. She began working with individuals with autism while in college and wanted to further her career in the field. She has worked in ABA centers in Indiana and in Washington and looks forward to continuing in Boston. Jessica is currently pursuing her Masters of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University and is working toward becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In her free time she enjoys trying new restaurants, watching movies, biking, and exploring new places.

 

Jessica Fitch

Jessica Fitch

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Jessica Healey

Jessica Healey

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Joshua George

Joshua George

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Julie Cooks

Julie Cook

Julie graduated from Ball State University in May 2015 with degrees in Psychology and Criminal Justice & Criminology. Immediately upon graduating, she began working at an ABA clinic where she found her passion for helping children with special needs. She is currently obtaining her Master's Degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism, and plans to take the BCBA board exam upon graduation. For fun, Julie likes reading, writing music, drawing, and spending time with her friends and family.

 

Kaitlin Ragan

Katlin Ragan

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Katelyn Rogers

Katelyn Rogers

Katelyn graduated from DePauw University in 2017 with a degree in English writing. After working at a summer camp for children with autism and their siblings, she decided to change her career path and immerse herself into the world of ABA. Katelyn found her passion working with children and hasn’t looked back! In her free time, Katelyn enjoys hanging out with her friends, writing, and spending time with her family.

 

Katelyn Sneath

Katelyn Sneath

Katelyn graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2012 with a B.S. in Adolescent Ministries. Right out of school, she became a preschool teacher. Over the years she has worked with kids in a variety of capacities. Katelyn enjoys being outdoors, swimming, and traveling. She also loves spending time with her husband and their son, Rowan.

 

Katie Merrick

Katie Merrick, MA BCBA

Katie grew up in Flint, Michigan and received her education from Western Michigan University (WMU), where she earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology and Spanish. Katie began working with children with autism during her psychology practicum as an undergraduate student at WMU and she knew immediately that she had found her calling. Katie went on to earn her Master's degree in Behavior Analysis at WMU under the supervision of Dr. Richard Malott. Throughout her undergraduate and graduate career, she worked with children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities ranging in age from 18 months to 5 years old. As a graduate student, Katie taught undergraduate courses in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Following graduation, Katie became a BCBA in May 2013. After receiving her board certification, Katie worked as a Consultant at an autism center for two years, where she managed a caseload of children between the ages of 2 and 8 and provided training and oversight to parents and therapists. Katie is extremely passionate about using ABA therapy to improve the lives of children with autism, as she has seen its amazing outcomes. She adores working with kids and is determined to help every child succeed. Katie's interests include acting in community theatre, singing, reading, and spending time with her husband and her friends.

 

Katrina Robinson

Katrina Robinson

Katrina attends IUPUI and she found a passion for kids with disabilities through their Motor Activity Clinic. Katrina was introduced to ABA by a friend and since sought out an internship at Bierman and swiftly followed her internship with a career. Katrina enjoys reading books, finding new music, and discovering more about the Broad Ripple scene where she recently moved.

 

Kelsey Helsper

Kelsey Helsper

Kelsey is a graduate of Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, where she earned her bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and learning & behavior disorders. Kelsey began her career working with children in a preschool setting, and after spending a summer assisting a child with Autism, Kelsey realized her true calling was in working with children with special needs. She joined the Bierman team at the Fort Wayne location in October of 2013, worked in the Westfield location as a lead therapist and training and program specialist from June 2014 - November 2016, and is currently a training coordinator in the Broad Ripple location. Kelsey is pursuing her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University and is on track to graduate in December 2017. Kelsey enjoys building meaningful relationships with her clients and their families and is amazed every day by the impact ABA has on a child’s quality of life. In her free time, Kelsey loves to travel, cook, and spend time with her family, friends, husband, and golden retriever, Khaleesi.

 

Kelsey Richards

Kelsey Richards

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Kim Carcamo

Kim Carcamo

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Kim George

Kim George, BCaBA

Kim grew up in Marion, Indiana and graduated from Indiana University in 2006. Kim has always known that she wanted to work with children and before beginning her career in Applied Behavior Analysis, she worked as a Youth Substance Abuse Counselor in Chicago. Upon moving back to Indiana in 2009, Kim was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Kim has experience working in home, school and clinical settings. Kim joined the Bierman team in 2011 and became a BCaBA in 2013. After the birth of her second daughter she decided to stay home full time with her two daughters and returned to Bierman in 2017. In her free time, she enjoys reading, live music, and spending time with her husband, Kurtis, and daughters, Zoe and Karrine..

 

Kimberly Howse

Kimberly "Kimmie" Howse

Kimmie is a graduate of IUPUI, where she studied art education. She has been around children for years, working in a variety of settings including daycare, summer camps, art camps, public schools, and most recently; direct care and respite care. She found her love of working with children with various needs during college and is excited to be in the ABA field. Kimmie is a travel bug and has spent time studying art and teaching in London, Ecuador, Italy, and New Zealand. When she's not away on her adventures, she enjoys rock climbing, yoga, her pets, and anything outdoors.

 

Kristin Kouka

Kristin Kouka, MA CCC-SLP

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Lauren McGee

Lauren McGee

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Lauren Gold

Lauren Gold

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Libby Jefferis

Libby Jefferis

Libby attended Indiana University and graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Psychology. She had the opportunity to intern at a Bierman ABA Autism Center in her hometown of Fort Wayne, IN and loved every second of it. After that experience, she knew she wanted to continue working with children with autism after graduation. Libby loves to play, laugh and learn with the kiddos and finds so much fulfillment in watching them grow. In her free time, Libby likes to run, volunteer, read and hang out with friends and family.

 

Leah Dover

Leah Dover

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Leah Simcoe

Leah Simcoe

Leah began her career in ABA three years ago and was instantly fascinated by the field. She has implemented one on one therapy with children from ages two to thirteen years of age in various settings including a client's home, schools, and center-based settings. She completed her bachelor's degree at Indiana University in 2011. Leah is currently pursuing her master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis through Arizona State University, with the goal of becoming a BCBA. She is driven to fortify her skill set to increase her ability to achieve greater impact within the autism community. Leah lives in Carmel with her beloved dog, Warren. In her spare time, she enjoys taking runs with her dog, cooking, and completing thousand-piece puzzles.

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LeahStacy

Leah Stacy

Leah graduated from Ball State University in May 2013 after studying elementary education. She had hopes of working with children outside of a school setting and after beginning ABA in August 2014 with early childhood ages, quickly fell in love with working for children with autism. She has experienced ABA across clinic, school, and home settings. Leah lives in Cicero, IN with her husband and their family of animals: one dog and three cats! She loves family time, animals, traveling, photography, and being outside!.

 

Lindsay Baile

Lindsay Baile

Lindsay graduated from Ball State University in 2013 with a degree in Special Education. While completing practicums in the schools and volunteering with various programs, Lindsay developed a passion for working with children who have autism. Prior to joining the Bierman team, Lindsay had over a year and a half of experience with ABA in a variety of settings. She loves that she gets the opportunity to work with and learn from so many amazing children and that she gets to be a part of making a difference in their lives. Outside of work, Lindsay enjoys crafting, cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her husband and dog, as well as family and friends.

 

Lindsey Ball

Lindsey Ball

Lindsey graduated from Liberty University with her Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her program focused on health sciences, social sciences, and communications. Lindsey aspires to help individuals with disabilities grow, learn, and live life to the fullest! In her free time, she loves to read, play volleyball, and drink lots of coffee.

 

Lindsey Page

Lindsey Page

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Linzey Claywell

Linzey Claywell

Linzey is a recent graduate from Ball State University. She graduated in 2016 with her B.S. in special education. Linzey became interested in ABA after working with a family this past spring and summer whos son received ABA services when he was younger and recently transition back to public schools. She absolutely loved how much ABA had helped him with his communication and independence. In her free time, she loves to be with her family, boyfriend, and dog hanging outdoors and doing things like camping and boating. She has a 2 1/2 year old dalmatian that is her real life fur-baby! An interesting fact about her is that she is a vegetarian!

 

Lynsey Gaylor

Lynsey Gaylor, MA

Lynsey is a 2012 graduate of Anderson University with a General Studies degree. Her life goal is help others in the face of adversity, as she understands that we all struggle in some way throughout our life journey. Lynsey enjoys working out, snowmobiling, skeet and trap shooting, archery, spending time with friends, husband and family, as well as, attending sporting events such as football, hockey, and NASCAR.

 

Madeline Zimmerman

Madeline Zimmerman

Madeline is a 2016 graduate of Western Michigan University where she received Cum Laude Honors for her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services. She double minored in Integrative Holistic Health & Wellness and Addiction Studies. In her free time Madeline enjoys cooking, traveling and anything to do with her two rescue dogs, Jeter and Stanley. Between philanthropy experience with Autism Speaks and an internship at The Center for Disability Services, Madeline is so excited to work with children in ABA.

 

Madeline McConkey

Madeline McConkey

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Makayla Donahue

Makayla Donahue

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Maggie Rhodes

Maggie Rhodes

Maggie earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2016 and is currently pursuing her master's degree in occupational therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She has two and a half years of experience as a behavior technician for children diagnosed with ASD, and during her undergraduate and high school years she was a volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters and College Mentors for Kids. Maggie has an almost two-year-old son named Sam and currently lives on the west side of Indianapolis. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, and reading.

 

Marlene Kane

Marlene Kane

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Megan Montgomery

Megan Montgomery

Megan graduated from DePauw University in 2018 with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Kinesiology. Her focus in college was neuropsychology with an emphasis on pathologies and how they impact movement. She’s always had a passion working with children, but she was drawn into ABA after meeting and falling in love with her fiancé’s autistic little sister. Megan loves to travel and had the opportunity to travel to Australia and Greece during her time at DePauw. When Megan isn’t hiking and kayaking, she can be found playing with her three cats. Fun fact: Megan’s cats are named after rappers.

 

Meredith Gutwein

Meredith Gutwein

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Michaele Evans

Michaela Evans

Michaela graduated from Anderson University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in social work. Soon after graduating, Michaela worked for a non-profit organization aiding children and families in need. Michaela hopes to continue her education and pursue her dreams working one on one with children! Michaela loves sports, cooking, being outdoors, and trying new things with both her husband and fur baby, Scotty!

 

Michelle Schenkel

Michelle Schenkel, MA BCBA

Michelle received her bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies and her Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus in Autism from Ball State University. In addition, in 2011 she received her BCBA certification. Michelle has over 6 years experience working with children with Autism Spectrum disorders in home-, school-, community-, and center-based programs. She is passionate about ABA and is continually amazed with the progress that children can make through ABA services. In her free time, Michelle enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends.

 

Michelle Ellis

Michelle Ellis

Michelle is a Yorktown native and graduated from Ball State University in 2018 with a bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. During her time there she volunteered extensively with Dance Marathon raising money for Riley Children's Hospital, as well as raised money for women's shelters in the surrounding areas. She has spent several summers working with children at Camp Crosley and loves creating a positive learning environment for them. Michelle is passionate about creativity and in her free time loves to crochet, spend time with friends, and cook.

 

Molly Mathias

Molly Mathias

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Nicole McClain

Nicole McClain, BA BCaBA

Nicole has been working with children who have developmental delays since 2004 and fell in love with the field of Verbal Behavior and Applied Behavior Analysis after graduating from Purdue University in 2008 with a dual major in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Education Exceptional Needs. She continued her education at the Florida Institute of Technology and received her BCaBA certification in 2011. Nicole is passionate about helping others achieve their full potential and feels strongly about early intervention as it has taught her that the sooner a child receives therapy and education, the greater their progress in development may be.

 

Niloufar Pariborzi

Niloufar Pariborzi

Nilou (pronounced “Knee-Loo”) graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in kinesiology. She has always had a passion for health and found her niche providing individualized care for children with special needs. In the future, Nilou hopes to continue her education to become a nurse practitioner. For now, her focus is working with the kiddos at Bierman and adventuring with her street pup named Dobby.

 

Rachel Delay

Rachel Delay

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Rebecca Krenzke

Rebecca Krenzke

Rebecca is originally from Michigan and graduated from Central Michigan University. Her degree is in Elementary Education with a minor in Child Development. She is passionate about helping children succeed and has had the pleasure of working with kids of all ages. She taught in private schools for four years and is excited to bring her love of learning to Bierman! Rebecca loves to travel and counts London and Florence as her favorite cities she's visited. Rebecca's hobbies include reading, playing with her dog Darby, and spending time with her husband.

 

Richard Schmitt

Richard Schmitt

Richard grew up in Jeffersonville, Indiana and moved to Indianapolis for college. He graduated from IUPUI with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He wants to use the knowledge he gained in university to help those around him live healthier, more fulfilling lives. Richard enjoys cooking and learning new recipes.

 

Robyn Smith

Robyn Smith

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Rylie Cox

Rylie Cox

Rylie graduated with a BA in psychology from Grand Valley State University in 2015. She has many years of experience working with children including lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons at a community center, working as a Behavioral Health Technician at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and providing in-home ABA therapy. Her passion for working specifically with children with Autism sparked during an internship in a pre-school-aged ASD classroom. Rylie hopes to continue her education and pursue a master’s degree in the near future. Her passion for working with children is undeniable; she also enjoys spending time outside, spin class, and a good book!

 

Ryne Ross

Ryne Ross

Ryne in from Muncie Indiana and graduated from Ball State with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. Ryne has worked with children who have autism for around 8 years and hopes to one day open his own super camp for children with special needs. Ryne enjoys tons of various hobbies and even played rugby for Ball State.

 

Sai Marakani

Sai Marakani

Sai Marakani has recently earned her Masters in Clinical Mental Health. She has extensive experience teaching, training, and empowering her clients through multiple, diverse forms of therapy. She loves working with kids and wants to enrich their lives for the better.

 

Sarah McKnight

Sarah McKnight

Sarah graduated from Indiana State University in 2013 with her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies. Sarah started her journey in the world of ABA therapy over two years ago, and could not be more excited to continue. She was born in Ft. Benning, Georgia into a military family. She has moved over 18 times in her life to a variety of states and even to Germany for a few years. She hopes to further her career with gaining her masters degree in the future. When she is not at work she enjoys running, knitting, and eating her favorite food, cheeseburgers.

 

Sarah Van Skyock

Sarah Van Skyock

Sarah completed her B.A. in educational studies with emphases in special needs and early childhood development in 2016 at Alma College. Sarah decided to join the field after her trip to Peru where she volunteered in an orphanage for children with disabilities. During college, Sarah volunteered with a program that provides opportunities for inclusion in the community to children and young adults with Autism and other disabilities. After finishing her undergraduate degree, Sarah did an internship where she closely followed a BCBA for 180 hours and was able to obtain a job working in the field of ABA. Sarah plans on finishing her master's in ABA and becoming a BCBA. In her free time, Sarah loves to spend time with her friends, play the guitar, and enjoy the outdoors. Sarah has a passion for working with children and loves that she has the opportunity to help children and their families lead a more functional life-style.

 

Seryn Crawford

Seryn Crawford

Seryn graduated from Ball State University in May of 2019 with a degree in General Arts. She took many ABA courses and has worked with children for about five years. She started working at Bierman ABA immediately following graduation to pursue her passion for working with children and ASD. In her free time, Seryn likes to read, write, swim, play soccer, spend time with friends and family, and play with her puppy.

 

Seneca Coppotelli

Seneca Coppotelli

Seneca Tonti grew up in Rochester Hills Michigan. She graduated from Western Michigan University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She first became interested in ABA therapy while working towards her undergraduate degree and have not looked back since. Prior to joining Bierman ABA she had been doing ABA therapy for over 5 years. Outside of ABA she enjoys cooking, making crafts and spending time with her fur babies.

 

Shelby Zann

Shelby Zann

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Sonya Gilbert

Sonya Gilbert

Sonya graduated in May 2015 with a B.S. in neuroscience and a minor in psychology. She has two years of experience as a Behavior Technician and is pursuing a masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. Sonya has a passion for helping others and helping them to build upon their strengths. In her free time, Sonya enjoys volunteering around the community and engaging in fun activities with her sorority sisters.

 

Sohpia Nielson

Sophia Nielson

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Stephanie Musser

Stephanie Musser

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Susan Winterheimer

Susan Winterheimer

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Sydney Green

Sydney Green

Sydney Green recently graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Anthropology. Spending majority of her high school career in peer tutoring and best buddies, she wanted to explore further into ways to help and work with special needs individuals. She has also explored working with families at homeless shelters and women at battered women’s safehaven’s. All are centered around being able to help others in an impacting way, which is her main goal at the end of the day.

 

Sylvia Leithner

Sylvia Leithner

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Tashai Mayberry

Tashai Mayberry

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Taylor Newman

Taylor Newman

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Taylor Finch

Taylor Finch

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Taylor Renie

Taylor Renie

Taylor graduated from IUPUI in 2019 with a degree in Psychology. She has lived in Indianapolis all of her life. She is looking forward to going back to school in the next few years to gain her Master’s in ABA. She loves helping others and wants to make a difference in peoples’ lives. In her free time she is either planning a trip to Disney World, playing with her cat, Luna, or spending time with her fiancé, Nathan.

 

Taylor Witt

Taylor Witt

Taylor graduated from Ball State University with a sciences and humanities degree in social work. She has three years of experience working in the field of ABA in a variety of settings including homes, schools, and within the community. Her favorite part about working with children with ASD is having the opportunity to be a part of a child's progress and growth toward independence. Taylor enjoys spending her free time with her husband and pets, DIY projects, cooking, and fostering animals through the humane society.

 

Terribeth Nelson

Terribeth Stanisz, BCBA

Terribeth graduated from Eastern Kentucky University in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in Special Education. Shortly after graduation, she began work as a preschool teacher before joining the Bierman team in April 2014. Terribeth completed her master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University in December 2016, and hopes to pursue a BCBA licensure in the near future. Terribeth's favorite part about working in the field of ABA is playing a role in helping learners with Autism grow!

 

Tessa Wilhelm

Tessa Wilhelm

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Tiara Harris

Tiara Harris

Tiara graduated from the University of Indianapolis in 2018, where she received a Bachelors of Science in Applied Psychology. Tiara has worked with children throughout her life and even has experience working at an elementary school, where her love of kids truly began. Tiara decided to pursue ABA after a family member was diagnosed with Autism, and wants to help other children. In her spare time, she likes to watch movies, read books, and play with her dog, Onyx.

 

Tiffany Elliott

Tiffany Elliott

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Tiffany Sweany

Tiffancy Sweany

Tiffany graduated from Indiana State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She plans to continue her education and pursue a Master’s degree in the near future. She has worked as a social worker for the past 2.5 years working with the aged and disabled population. This is where she developed an interest in working with children. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her dog and travel to new places.

 

Todd Mewhinney

Todd Mewhinney

Todd is originally from Carmel and now resides in Noblesville with his wife Natalie. He is a graduate of Taylor University with a degree in elementary education. He has experience working with children with autism in multiple settings including day camps, schools, clinics, homes and out in the community. Todd has been in the field of ABA since 2012, and is currently enrolled in graduate level courses to gain knowledge and credentials to better serve the Bierman team.

 

Treva Schauss

Treva Schauss, MA BCBA

Treva earned her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education through Indiana University in 2009. Treva has been working with individuals with autism since 2010 in clinical, school, and home settings. Prior to joining Bierman ABA, Treva had 2 years of experience as an ABA therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and was a teacher in an autism classroom in a school setting. Treva has been a BCBA since November 2015. In her spare time, Treva loves to root on the Indianapolis Colts!

 


Fort Wayne Team


Abbi Hoover

Abbi Hoover

Abbi was born and raised in a small Ohio town. She received her Bachelors degree in Speech Pathology from the University of Toledo in 2014. After working in a residential facility for over a year she decided to pursue a job in ABA therapy. While ABA is new to her couldn't be more excited for the opportunity. When she isn't working she enjoy's long walk's with her dog Lady and sitting in a local coffee shop reading a good book.

 

AmandaJefferis

Amanda Jefferis

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Amber Decker

Amber Decker

Amber graduated from IPFW with her bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She worked as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant and now is a ABA therapist. Amber is currently enrolled in the Master's program at Ball State to became a BCBA.

Amber's hobbies include outdoor activities, 1812 re-enactment, sewing and traveling. Amber is married and currently has one daughter that is a year old. Amber also loves animals. She has a German Shepard and Malamute mix dog named Mowgli. Amber considers Mowgli her second child.

Amber is excited to be apart of Fort Wayne Autism Center and continue to learn and grow within the company.

 

Amber Hobbie

Alysa Hobbie

Amber graduated from Manchester College in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science. During this time, Amber realized her passion was working with children with special needs. She completed her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2013. Amber is thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in her client’s lives every day.

 

BethanyFenker

Bethany Fenker

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Brooke Morin

Brooke Morin

Brooke graduated from Huntington University with a Bachelors of Social Work and minors in Psychology and Sociology. Brooke discovered her passion for children with Autism in high school while volunteering at an Autism horse camp. During a college internship at the Huntington Bowen Center, she created activities for and helped to lead Autism groups with kids of many ages. Before coming to the Fort Wayne Autism Center, Brooke worked with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder for two years, providing one on one ABA therapy. Brooke loves the support given by the BCBAs and BCaBAs, and how everyone works together to provide the best therapy possible for the kids. She is so thankful to be a part of this team!

 

ChelseyMeyer

Chelsey Meyer

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Diane Berning

Diane Berning

Diane graduated from Ball State University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development, with a minor in Psychology of Human Development. This is her first time working with children with special needs, and is enjoying the experience thus far. She enjoys spending time with her family, doing things with friends, and likes to sing as a hobby. Diane loves making a difference in children’s lives, and is excited to be a part of the FWAC family!

 

Gabrielle Weaver

Gabrielle Weaver

Gabbie attended Purdue University, West Lafayette, and is a proud Boilermaker. She has volunteered in the past for Big Brothers Big Sisters club at Purdue and was a volunteer New Student Leader for Boiler Gold Rush Orientation. Her hobbies include hanging out with her family while watching Everybody Loves Raymond. Gabbie strives to make a difference in the lives of clients and families along with anyone she meets with her positive attitude and friendly smile.

 

Heather Hill

Heather Hill

Heather graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with a dual major in elementary education and special education. She taught for two years in special education before joining the Fort Wayne Autism Center team. She enjoys working with children and adults with disabilities. The best part of this work is seeing an individual grow in his or her abilities and independence. Heather has been happily married for two years. Heather enjoys running, spending time outdoors, and cooking in her free time. She enjoys spending time with her family at her parent's lake cottage during summer weekends.

 

Heather Schillinger

Heather Schillinger

Heather Schillinger is a fun, caring, and laid-back kind of person. Heather started her professional journey in 2012 at Ivy Tech Community College, graduating with an Associates of Science in Human Services. She knew she wasn’t stopping there! Heather then went on to Trine University, and in May of 2018 acquired her Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration of addictions; Magna Cum Laude (wink face). While at Trine, Heather was also inducted into their Chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Pi, in December of 2017. Furthermore, Heather will be starting her Master of Science in General Psychology at Purdue in February 2019! Heather wants to help all those which struggle to find their own voice. This causes problems for Heather as she cannot get a master’s degree in all areas of her interest! Therefore, Heather’s hopes are to gain enough understanding in all areas which spark her fancy throughout her lifetime! First Heather focused on addictions, but while working at the Bowen Center found a soft spot in her heart for autism. Now she’s here! Heather has lived her whole life in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She became the mother to her amazing daughter Allie in 2011 and topped it off with becoming the mother of her charming son Cooper in 2014. She married her husband in 2015.

 

Holly Myers

Holly Myers

Holly graduated from Ball State University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Sociology and a minor in Interpersonal Relations. She spent her last semester of school interning at TEAMwork for Quality of Living, where she was able to work with families in poverty. This opportunity allowed her to spend time with children of all ages and create opportunities for them to learn. Holly plans to continue her education and one day earn her Masters degree in Social Work. She has a strong passion for working with children and is excited to be apart of the FWAC team!

 

Jean Thoreson

Jean Thoreson

Jean graduated from Northern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders. She has been providing speech services to children for 9 years. Her passion and enthusiasm show in her therapy sessions. In her spare time Jean enjoys sewing, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 

JennaWood

Jenna Wood

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JessicaDavis

Jessica Davis

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JocelynHoulihan

Jocelyn Houlihan

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KaitlynTurner

Kaitlyn Turner

Kaitlyn Turner graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in May of 2016. After spending her last semester interning at a local daycare center, she quickly decided she had a passion for working with children. She grew up in Logansport and graduated as a Logansport Berry in 2012. Her hobbies include kayaking, camping, and playing with her nieces and nephews. She lives with her boyfriend, Michael, who is a firefighter for the FW Fire Dept. Her passion and patience with children has lead her to work with the Bierman Autism Center.

 

KaraMorr

Kara Morr

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KaraWebb

Kara Webb

LOVES movies ( an A*List member at a theater and usually sees three or more movies a week), she loves music/concerts/singing ( used to be in show choir), and making people laugh (loves a good pun haha). Most importantly, she loves volunteering her time to organizations, individuals, and animals in need.

 

KatieOlson

Katie Olson

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KristynAtz

Kristyn Atz

Kristyn Atz is a Ball State Alumni with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. She grew up in Kendallville, Indiana and is one of six children. Kristyn traveled to Clearwater, Florida for an internship at D1 Sports Training where she trained professional athletes along with others in the general population. Some of Kristyn’s interests include sports, lifting weights, and being outdoors. One of her future goals is to attend graduate school for Sports Performance to become a strength and conditioning coach.

 

Kyrea Dean

Kyrea Dean

Kyrea graduated with her Bachelors of Science degree in the field of Human Services from IPFW. Kyrea, also,has earned minors in the fields of Sociology and Psychology. Kyrea has a strong passion for working with children who have special needs and their families in order to assist them in strengthening their ability to achieve success and stability in their lives. As an advocate and supporter of ABA, Kyrea plans to peruse earning her Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis in the near future. Kyrea believes that our successes are measured by the amount passion we put into the work we do in order to achieve our successes. Kyrea is proud to a member of the FWAC team and is excited to help create positive change in the lives of our kids and their families.

 

LatriceBolton

Latrice Bolton

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Laura Britton

Laura Britton, MA BCBA

Laura Britton is a behavior analyst at FWAC. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a Master’s degree in Special Education and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has 5 years of experience working with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Seeing day-to-day progress keeps her passionate about the field of ABA. Laura finds it rewarding building relationships with both clients and their families while teaching the skills necessary to lead meaningful, independent lives.

 

Lindsey Allen

Lindsey Johnson

Lindsey graduated from Grace College with a B.S. in Counseling and Sociology. Lindsey has been passionate about Autistic children since her first post graduate job. Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, sports, reading, and cuddling with her dog, Charley.

 

Maddie Collins

Maddie Collins, BS BCaBA

Maddie graduated from Indiana University in December of 2010 where she earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. From there she went on to explore younger ages as a preschool teacher for 3 years. She always new that working with children was her passion. She is very excited to be here at The Fort Wayne Autism Center where she can work one on one with children everyday. Maddie believes that it is rewarding to see the positive changes the children make everyday both for themselves and their families.

 

Maissie Valiyi

Maisse Valiyi

Maissie graduated from Ball State University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies and a minor in social work. She is currently working towards obtaining a Master’s degree in licensed mental health counseling with a focus on couples and family. Maissie has spent many years working with children of all ages and loves to be around them. Outside of work and school, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

 

Morgan Mick

Morgan Mick

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MorganPearson

Morgan Pearson

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Nevada Jones

Nevada Jones

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PresleyFettig

Presley Fettig

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Rachel Weigand

Rachel Weigand, MA BCBA

Rachel is a graduate of Indiana State University where she earned her Bachelors degree in Communication Disorders. She continued her education at Ball State University where she earned her Masters degree in ABA. She has worked in the field of ABA for nearly 3 years, with both early and advanced learners. In 2015, she earned her BCBA credentials and is excited to learn more about ABA. She enjoys seeing the positive impact ABA has on a child’s life! Rachel is excited for the opportunity to start a new journey with FWAC!

 

Rachel Butcher

Rachel Butcher

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Sara Callaghan

Sara Callaghan

Sara is a recent graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) with a Bachelors in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She plans to continue her education and receive her masters in Speech-language Pathology. Sara has always had a passion for children. This passion drives her to positively impact children's lives through ABA therapy. Sara is so excited and so grateful to be joining the FWAC team!

 

Thanh Hoang

Thanh Hoang

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Victoria Dunno

Victoria Dunno

Victoria is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University, where she studied Elementary Education. Victoria is passionate about our kiddos and keeping things organized. She is grateful to be part of the amazing FWAC team and to play a part in the life-changing work that ABA Therapy offers. In her free time, Victoria enjoys singing, spending time with her husband, longboarding and blogging.

 

Victoria OKeefe

Victoria O'Keefe Zulkowski

Tori graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Psychology. She loves to work with kids and watch them grow. In her free time she enjoys playing with her dog, drinking coffee, and spending time with her family and friends.

 


Boston Team


Abigail Ashmore

Abigail Ashmore

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Adrianna McMillan

Adrianna McMillan

Adrianna was born and raised in New England, and she is happily raising her two kids here as well. She enjoys the fall and winter time, and she likes to bake with her children. Before joining Bierman ABA, Adrianna gained experience working inside an accredited ABA school, program and group home settings, as well as private in-home ABA therapy sessions. Although she has worked with people of all ages, she has a passion for advocating for youth and she believes it is important for every child to find their voice and be confident in using it. Out of work, Adrianna is an avid reader. She loves studying language. She enjoys science and mostly loves learning about the brain! Adrianna is excited to join the Bierman’s ABA Greater Boston team, and she is looking forward to the future.

 

Alexandra Renzi

Allie Renzi

Allie is a recent graduate from Boston University. While at BU, Allie majored in business administration while also playing for the Boston University field hockey team. In her free time at BU Allie enjoyed volunteering for different groups such as Athletes for Autism, Special Olympics, and Women in Sports. Allie has a passion for yoga, the outdoors, traveling, connecting with people, and dedicating her time to make the lives of others better. Allie will be beginning her MA in Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Sports Psychology this fall.

 

Alysha Barros

Alysha Barros

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Amanda McGaffigan

Amanda McGaffigan

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Amanda Torrisi

Amanda Torrisi

Amanda graduated from Keene State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and minor in Addictions. During her last semester of senior year, Amanda interned at Crotched Mountain School in New Hampshire. There she worked alongside a special education teacher helping to assist in a supportive, fun, and energetic classroom of students with autism. Amanda always knew she wanted to help people, but could not quite figure out what that type of help was until she babysat a child with autism. After babysitting and interning at the mountain, Amanda has become extremely passionate in helping kids with ASD and hopes to work her way to grad school to become a BCBA. During her free time she likes to spend time with family, friends and explore the outdoors!

 

Amelia Wood

Amelia Wood

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Ariana Basel

Ariana Basel, MS

Ariana is originally from a shoreline town in Connecticut. She received her bachelor's degree in human services and rehabilitation with a minor in psychology from Assumption College. She also has her master's degree in developmental disabilities and applied behavior analysis. Ariana has been working in the ABA field for 5 years and is pursuing a career as a BCBA. In her free time, Ariana likes to work out, read and spend time outside.

 

Aseel Houmsse

Aseel Houmsse

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Ashley Ahlers

Ashley Ahlers, MA BCBA

Ashley grew up in New York. She is a BCBA who holds a Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University and a Bachelors degree in Development Sociology from Cornell University. Ashley trained at the May Center School for Brain Injury and Related Disorder while completing her Masters degree. She has several years of experience working with both children and adults with developmental disabilities and challenging behaviors in Connecticut and Massachusetts. Ashley has worked in a variety of settings including residential schools, clinics, public schools, residential group homes and home programs. She is thrilled to join the Bierman team! In her free time, Ashley loves watching TV, skiing, traveling, reading and spending time with her husband and newly rescued cat, Nora.

 

Benajamin Clarke

Benjamin Clarke, MA BCBA

Benjamin Received his B.S. in Psychology from Umass Dartmouth in 2011, and his M.S. in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in 2014. He has been providing ABA services to children and adults within homes, schools, and clinics for approximately four years, and he recently acquired his BCBA license last spring. Outside of work Benjamin loves spending time with his daughter and wife and going candlepin bowling.

 

Brooke Troup

Brooke Troup

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Brooke Barber

Bryanna Barber

Bryanna is from Bridgewater, MA and a 2018 graduate of Bridgewater State University. There she received her BS in Health Studies with a minor in Psychology. Bryanna has always enjoyed working with children and began her work with children with autism through in-home ABA therapy. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and binge watching shows with her dogs and fiancé.

 

Carmel Leonard

Carmel Anne Leonard

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Caroline Scheck

Caroline Scheck

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Carolyn Lamour

Carolyn Lamour

Carolyn is pursuing her goal of becoming a BCBA through Ball State University in Indiana after obtaining a BA in Religious Studies from Florida International University and an MAT in Elementary Education from Emmanuel College in Boston. Prior to joining Bierman, she worked as an AmeriCorps teaching fellow and as an academic tutor in behavioral health settings. In her downtime, Carolyn can be found reading, taking dance classes, or drawing poorly.

 

CassandraCoveney

Cassandra Coveney

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Cassandre Etienne

Cassandre Etienne

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Cayleigh Solano

Cayleigh Solano

Cayleigh grew up in New Jersey and spent her college years in Philadelphia. She attended La Salle University where she graduate Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science in speech pathology. Prior to beginning at Bierman, she worked at a school for children with autism based on the principles of ABA. She is currently pursuing her Master's Degree in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College in Boston. In her free time, Cayleigh enjoys running, exploring Boston, and hanging out with her friends.

 

Chelsey Barbaro

Chelsey Barbaro

Chelsey graduated Rhode Island College in 2016 with a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education. She then began her Masters at Endicott College pursuing a degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism with the goal of one day becoming a BCBA. Chelsey absolutely loves working with children and has been for the past 8 years. In her spare time Chelsey loves camping and hiking with her dog!

 

Christana Gallagher

Christina Gallagher, MEd BCBA

Christina comes to Boston from Pennsylvania. She received her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and her Master’s in Special Education with a concentration in Autism/ABA from Temple University in Philadelphia. Christina is excited to start her career at Bierman ABA. She also hopes to pursue the route of becoming a BCBA in the future. In her free time Christina loves to spend time with family and friends, explore new places, and go to the gym. She also really likes cats.

 

Cierrah Neal

Cierrah Neal

Cierrah is a senior at Bridgewater State University majoring in psychology. Cierrah has been an ABA therapist for two years now and loves working with children. After finishing her degree this coming May, she will be looking into graduate schools to become a BCBA. Throughout high school Cierrah was a substitute pre-school teacher. She was also a part of the boxer buddy program where she assisted individuals with disabilities. Cierrah is compassionate and caring with a love for children.

 

Connor Spilman

Connor Spilman

Connor graduated from Bridgewater State University in 2017 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a minor in Philosophy. Before he joined our team, he worked for the YMCA, gaining experience through summer camps, teen programs, ropes courses, after school programs, and aquatic programs. He spends the majority of his free time playing disc golf on a travel team and competing in various tournaments across New England.

 

Danielle Vitorelo

Danielle Vitorelo

Danielle Vitorelo was born and raised in Sonoma, California. She is one of five children in a large Irish-Italian family. She graduated Cum Laude from Sonoma State University with a BA in psychology and minor in applied statistics, and recently earned her MA in psychology from Boston University. While at Sonoma State, Danielle was part of the Sigma Alpha Lambda honors society, and was a member of the Collaborative Autism Training and Support (CATS) Program, earning a certificate for over 360 hours of intervention and research in the field of Autism. Danielle volunteered for 5 years at an after-school program for at-risk female youths in her county at Circle of Sisters; a program which is part of the St. Joseph's Health System. There she ran groups with activities to help participants improve in academics, social and behavioral struggles, and physical and emotional fitness. Danielle also volunteered at URJ Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, CA during weekends designated to families with children of various special needs. After college, Danielle worked 4 years as a Full Inclusion Instructional Assistant for the Petaluma School District. While at Boston University, she worked under Dr. Helen Tager-Flusberg in the Center for Autism Research Excellence, to help develop a real-time language coding scheme for speech intelligibility that may prove useful in clinical settings to replace the standard lengthy transcription process. She has also work with several families in-home to provide extra support and intervention for children on the Autism spectrum. Danielle hopes to obtain her PhD. For fun, Danielle loves hiking, reading, playing volleyball and bocce ball, winning at board and card games, painting and other artsy things, and trying new things. Her biggest passion is working with kids and helping pave a path to a bright future for them.

Eileen Oshea

Eileen Oshea

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Elizabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth Lawrence

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth in 2011 with her bachelor's in Psychology. Elizabeth has been providing ABA services to children within their home, community, and daycare settings for about 3 years. She also has experience with feeding therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy. During her free time, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, drawing, and engaging in adventurous activities, such as motorcycle rides and snowboarding.

 

Emileigh Juda

Emiliegh Juda

Emileigh graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Occupational Therapy through the accredited bachelor’s degree with Individualized Concentration (BDIC) program. While in college she volunteered with The Boltwood Project, where she worked with and supervised her own community outreach site for individuals of all ages with a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her studies allowed her to spend a semester abroad in England and she developed a passion for traveling. Emileigh is excited to be a part of the Bierman family and is looking forward to all they can teach her!

 

Emily Macrae

Emily Macrae

Emily recently graduated from Boston University with a BA in Psychology and minor in International Relations. After working with young adults at the Centré Françoise Grèmy in Paris while studying abroad, she returned to Boston to conduct research with children in the Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital, and she is extremely excited for the opportunity to continue working with kiddos at Bierman. In her free time Emily enjoys playing guitar, baking, and expanding her collection of rarely useful movie trivia.

 

Emma Hodgson

Emma Hodgson

Emma graduated from the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. This past year, she completed a ten-month commitment with AmeriCorps where she did everything from working with refugee students in Arizona to doing agricultural work in Colorado. Emma just recently moved to the Boston area from Saratoga Springs, New York. She can't wait to start exploring Boston and see everything the city has to offer! In her spare time Emma likes to read, go to concerts, and spend time with friends. Emma loves kids and is very excited to continue her work with Bierman ABA.

 

Frances McDonald

Frances McDonald

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GariShand

Gari Shand

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Gillian Schwartz

Gillian Schwartz

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Hannah Jacobs

Hannah Jacobs

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Helen Heneveld

Helen Heneveld

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Jasmine Adams

Jasmine Adams

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JeneDominguez

Jené Dominguez

Jené hails from Southern California and graduated from California State University, Northridge in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Religious Studies. While a student she volunteered for over two years on the CSUN Helpline, a crisis hotline for members of the community, and interned at Valley Trauma Center, as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and assault. Upon graduation she began to work in the field of ABA and fell in love with every aspect of it. In her spare time Jené enjoys traveling, reading any book she can get her hands on, playing her ukelele and hanging out with friends and family. She comes to Bierman with over two years experience in the field and is excited to learn more!

 

Jessie Ramdhany

Jessie Ramdhany

Jessie graduated from CUNY Queens College in Queens, NY, in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a concentration in Early Childhood Development. She is currently attending a graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis at William James College in Newton, MA. She is in the process of becoming a BCBA and a LABA dual certified in MA and NY. Jessie has always shown tremendous interest in working with children and furthermore a sincere passion for children with disabilities. Jessie enjoys working with children and being able to see them progress and grow throughout her time with them. She has been working with children for the past 8 years and will continue to grow within the flied of child development. Jessie enjoys creative outlets such as home renovations and decoration as well as discovering quaint towns to travel to on the weekends to unwind. She loves spending quality time with her family and giving back to her community through various outreach programs as well.

 

Juan Portela

Juan Portela

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Katherine Jesson

Katherine Jesson

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Kathleen Gustafson

Kathleen Gustafson

Kate Gustafson is a registered nurse who joins us from Steward Healthcare. Kate graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. She then received her Bachelor's in Nursing from American International College. Since graduating, she has gained extensive experience in a number of nursing settings. Her work has included time in a long term care setting, a pediatric unit, and a hospital setting, where she worked on a spinal cord injury unit. Currently Kate works in the home healthcare/hospice field. Outside of work she enjoys reading and spending time raising her two young children.

 

Kathryn Ward

Katie Ward

Katie is a Boston University graduate from Philadelphia, PA. She received her B.S. in Behavior and Health Sciences in the spring of 2018. She hopes to receive a graduate degree in ABA and become a BCBA in the coming years. During her time at Boston University, Katie participated in community service student organizations and was a unified partner with Special Olympics. Having previously worked as a Behavior Technician with teenagers, Katie is extremely excited to start working with younger children. In her free time, Katie enjoys playing with her 3 dogs, exploring new places, and spending time with friends and family.

 

Katie Knights

Katie Knights

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Katlin McFee

Katlin McFee

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Kayla Noble

Kayla Noble

Kayla graduated from Bridgewater State with a Bachelors in psychology! She eventually plans on going to back to school for her masters. She has done a lot of work with children in the past and loved it! In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her animals!

 

Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews

Kayla graduated with a BA in art therapy from Emmanuel College. At her practicum site her senior year, she fell in love with a group of children diagnosed with ASD that she conducted a social skills research study with. After graduation, she began her career in ABA as a behavior tech and recently spent the last year as a paraprofessional in an intensive life skills classroom. Kayla is currently pursuing her MS in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College and looks forward to becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst after she graduates. In her free time, Kayla loves hanging out with her Jack Russell, art-making, and spending weekends in the city of Boston.

 

Kayla Higgins

Kayla Higgins

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Kelly LeBlanc

Kelly LeBlanc

Kelly graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013, where she minored in Education and specialized in Developmental Disabilities and Human Services. Prior to joining the Bierman ABA team in Boston, she worked a year long internship in an ABA centered school. In addition to her internship, she has been working with children for 6 years. Kelly began working with children in a residential camp setting, and later became a preschool teacher for several years. She is currently pursuing a masters degree in Behavior Analysis at Simmons College.

 

Kristen Lombardelli

Kristen Lombardelli

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Kristie Bezreh

Kristie Bezreh

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Lara Furtado

Lara Furtado

Lara was born in the Cape Verde Islands but was raised in Massachusetts. She graduated from Bridgewater State College in 2010 with a degree in psychology and, after two years of working in the social work field, got an opportunity to study abroad in China. She completed two years of Mandarin language and a year of graduate school in the developmental psychology program. After 3 years, she decided to return home to the U.S. and was fortunate enough to be introduced to the field of working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It was then that she discovered her passion to work with children and decided this was the right career path for her. She is so excited to be part of the Bierman team and is also excited to learn new things! Lara enjoys traveling, going to the beach, eating good food, and spending time with her friends and family.

 

Lauren Frazee

Lauren Frazee

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Lauren Wehmeyer

Lauren Wehmeyer

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Mackenzie Morse

Mackenzie Morse

Mackenzie is from Littleton Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Keene State College. After college, she joined the AmeriCorps where she spent 10 months serving over 2,000 hours of community service and working with different nonprofit organizations. While she was overseas, Mackenzie worked with an after school program with some kids who had autism. She has a passion for working with kids and is excited to see where Bierman ABA takes her in her career. In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys working out, being with family and friends, traveling, and spending time in Cape Cod at her summer house.

 

Mackenzi Whalen

MackenzieWhalen

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Mairead McClean

Mairead McClean

Mairead (pronounced “Mer-Aid”) earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a major in Autism Behavioral Studies and a minor in Educational Studies. While at Saint Joseph’s University, she worked for over 2 years at their autism center. Mairead is currently studying for her Master’s degree in ABA towards her BCBA. Mairead is from New Jersey and loves to spend time traveling to new cities and countries. Mairead also loves to spend time with her family and friends!

 

Maisa Saeed

Maisa Saeed

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Maggie Rains

Maggie Rains

Maggie was born and raised on the South Shore of Massachusetts. She graduated from Lee University in Tennessee with a bachelor of arts in psychology and a passion for working with children. She has been working as a counselor for children, teens, and adults in the residential, group, and school setting since 2015. Maggie is currently in the process of obtaining her masters of education, specializing in grades 1-8. She is looking forward to impacting the lives of children through ABA at Bierman’s Randolph location!

 

Maria Bandera

Maria Bandera

Maria graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and French. She has always enjoyed working with individuals with disabilities and has been involved in the field of ABA for over two years. Maria will be starting graduate school at Endicott College to receive her Master’s degree and hopes to eventually become a BCBA. In her free time, she likes to visit friends, travel, and read.

 

Martin Kenealy

Martin Kenealy

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Matyson Rex

Matyson Rex

Maty is originally from Colorado, but recently moved to Massachusetts to be closer to family. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in biology and sociology from the University of Denver. Maty has always loved working with children, especially children that are underserved or that have developmental disabilities. In Denver, Maty worked at a research center that examined how stress effects a child’s development. She also worked in Early Intervention in Colorado for little ones that had developmental delays or disabilities. While working in Early Intervention Maty specialized in working with NICU babies and their families. Currently, Maty is working towards her Master’s degree in ABA from Simmons College. When Maty is not working she enjoys exploring New England, being outside and playing with her dog, watching football (GO BRONCOS) and enjoying time with her husband

 

Melanie Falzone

Melanie Falzone

Born in a quiet mill town of Massachusetts, Melanie left for the city in 2007 and never looked back. After graduating from Lesley University with a B.S. in art therapy, she worked with kids with a wide variety of special needs ages 5 all the way to 22. Most recently, she worked at Perkins School for the Blind in the residential deafblind program where she found a love of sign language and the incredible students there. If you live in the area, you'll probably spot her walking anywhere and everywhere in the Greater Boston Area given her love of walking (and feelings towards the MBTA). She loves all kinds of artistic expression including oil painting, modern dance, jewelry making, and collage. And loud music, of course!

 

Melissa Kuhn

Melissa Kuhn

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Melissa Godosky

Melissa Godosky

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Michaela McCarthy

Michaela McCarthy

Michaela graduated from Westfield State University with a degree in special education and liberal arts. During her time there, Michaela took part in many activities including the track and field team. Michaela has a lot of experience working with students with autism, beginning in high school as a peer mentor. In her free time, Michaela enjoys hiking and going on adventures with her close friends. Michaela also enjoys cooking and watching The Office.

 

Natalia Timm

Natalia Timm

Natalia Timm is originally from Russia. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Administration from Purdue Global 2019. Natalia started as a preschool teacher until she found that she wanted to do something more rewarding and was interested in ABA. In her spare time Natalia enjoys doing crafts, hanging out with friends, family, and traveling around.

 

Natalie Olsen

Natalie Olsen

Natalie graduated from Union College in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. During college, she worked with a young man with autism for almost two years, which was extremely inspiring. Natalie is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in ABA Therapy and Autism. In addition to furthering her knowledge of autism, Natalie plans on becoming a BCBA in the future. In her free time, Natalie enjoys exploring Boston in search of the best food and cutest dogs.

 

Nick Haz

Nick Haz

Nick grew up in Rutland, Massachusetts and graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. He is currently pursuing his masters in Autism Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. It was after 2.5 years of undergraduate education that Nick switched from being a Computer Science major to a Psychology major. Following this major switch, he discovered behavioral psychology and, specifically, ABA. He received the opportunity to apply behavioral principles at the MSPCA where he worked with many different dogs and helped increase their adoptability. This furthered his love for both dogs and behavioral psychology. He is excited for his new adventure at Bierman ABA and hopes to make a difference in the lives of kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Outside of work and academics, Nick enjoys listening to music, eating at new restaurants, hiking, playing soccer, spending time with family and friends, and most importantly spending time with his two dogs.

 

Nicholas Linderberg

Nicholas Lindberg

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Nicole Affannato

Nicole Affannato

Nicole is born and raised in the South Shore of Massachusetts. She received her B.S. in Psychology from Bridgewater State University in 2013. She recently finished student teaching and became licensed in Special Education Moderate Disabilities PreK-8. Nicole has always loved working with children and while she is new to ABA therapy, she absolutely loves it! Nicole isn't shy when it comes to food and loves going out trying new places to eat. She also enjoys reading, running, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog.

 

Nichole Eustis

Nichole Eustis

Nichole Eustis grew up in Falmouth, Massachusetts. She attended Plymouth State University where she played on the Division III Women's Ice Hockey team before transferring to Bridgewater State University, where she earned her BA in English. Nichole comes to Bierman after teaching at a public elementary school as a special education teacher. During her time there, she worked as a math interventionist and reading teacher, and was a one-to-one paraprofessional for a little boy with a dual diagnosis of Autism and Down Syndrome. Nichole thrives in a leadership role. In high school, she was the captain of two varsity programs, and went on to receive the Boston Bruins Sportsmanship Award for outstanding leadership and sportsmanship. From there she volunteered and ran the "Learn to Play" clinic for children. After college, Nichole became the volunteer assistant coach for a girl’s high school hockey team for five years. As a child, Nichole was diagnosed with a learning disability and struggled with reading and writing. She couldn't keep up with her peers and was put on an Individual Education Plan where she excelled with the help of inclusion instruction and separate classrooms. Once she was old enough to attend her IEP meetings, she decided she wanted to help children who may learn differently. Her time at Plymouth State gave her an opportunity to co-teach at a school for at-risk youths where she ultimately developed a passion for teaching. Nichole believes in the power of inspiration and carries this with her in life and in her career, and is excited to be a member of the Bierman ABA team.

 

Nicole Keane

Nicole Keane

Nicole received her B.S. from Indiana Wesleyan in 2008 and graduated from Simmons College with a Masters in Behavior Analysis. After graduating, she obtained her BCBA certification. She has been providing ABA services to children with autism for over six years, and is eagerly anticipating sitting for the BCBA exam in 2015. When she is not studying or working with clients she enjoys exploring Boston and playing with her two adorable cats.

 

Nicole Marchetto

Nicole Marchetto

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Nicole Dion

Nicole Partridge

Nicole is a born and raised Boston girl. She is a BCBA with a Master’s degree from Northeastern University and a Bachelor’s degree from Assumption College. Since her very first internship in college at a local elementary school, she knew working with children was going to be her calling. Over her career, she has worked with children with traumatic brain injury, students with emotional disabilities, and individuals of all ages on the autism spectrum, and has loved every minute. In her free time, she enjoys trying new restaurants, reading at the beach, listening to her favorite bands, and baking yummy treats for friends.

 

Nicole Ziino

Nicole Ziino

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Patricia McCann

Patricia McCann

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Rachel Rainville

Rachel Rainville

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Rachel Clarke-Pounder

Rachel Clarke-Pounder

Rachel Clarke-Pounder is a recent graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she earned her degree in Social Work. Rachel was fortunate to travel to Africa, Haiti, and places around the US to participate in volunteer work. These experiences are what inspired her to pursue a career helping people and working with children. Besides traveling, Rachel loves dogs, iced coffee, going out in Boston, the beach, and New England in the fall. Rachel previously worked at another ABA agency out of school and she became a Board Certified Autism Technician. Rachel can’t wait to get to know all the kids and staff at Bierman!!

 

Rachel Brunstrom

Rachel Brunstrom

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Rebecca Golden

Rebecca Golden

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Rekha Iyer

Rekha Iyer

Rekha grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2012 with a bachelor’s in psychology & sociology and a minor in childhood studies. Before entering graduate school, she participated in an education-based AmeriCorps program called City Year in Boston, MA. There she served as the behavior coordinator for an urban elementary school in Mattapan, and fell in love with education and working with children with special needs. Since then, she has worked as an ABA therapist both in Texas and Massachusetts. She recently graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016 with her masters in special education with a focus on high incidence disabilities and behavior disorders and is currently attending Simmons College for her advanced graduate degree (Ed.S.) in behavior analysis. When she is not in school or working, Rekha enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants, kickboxing, running around Boston, and spend time with her friends and family.

 

Samantha Meints

Sam Meints

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Sarah Doane

Sarah Doane

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Sarah Adgate

Sarah Adgate

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Sarah Malik

Sarah Malik

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Sophia Cacciatore

Sophia Cacciatore

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Stacey Francesconi

Stacey Francesconi

Stacey graduated with her Masters degree in Special Education from The College of Saint Rose in 2010. After moving to South Carolina to teach, she found her true love: ABA! She relocated to Georgia for 3 years and attended Florida Institute of Technology. Stacey became a BCBA in 2014 and continued to further her career in the field. She moved back home to upstate New York and opened an ABA clinic in her hometown. Looking for new adventures she relocated to the South Shore of Massachusetts. She enjoys hiking, obstacle course racing, and her guilty pleasure is reality TV. She is very excited for the opportunities with Bierman!

 

Stacie Cornell

Stacie Cornell

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Stephanie York

Stephanie York

Stephanie is very excited to join the team at Bierman! She has been practicing in the field of speech language pathology for over 6 years. Stephanie has been working with children diagnosed on the spectrum for nearly twenty years. Her passions in the field include social skills, play, and augmentative and alternative communication. Stephanie comes from New York, but has recently spent time living in Washington D.C. She loves trying new restaurants, traveling, being outdoors, kayaks, and a good book.

 

Sydney McKenzie

Sydney McKenzie

Sydney grew up in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. She graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. Sydney moved back to the East Coast after her undergraduate degree, where she attended Salem State University and received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy. In her free time Sydney enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and finding new shows to binge watch on Netflix.

 

Taylor Stilwell

Taylor Stilwell, M.S., BCBA, LABA

Taylor received her Bachelor's Degree of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Development Disabilities and Human Services and a second major in Public Health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2013. Taylor went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College in 2016. Working in the field of applied behavior analysis since 2012, Taylor has developed a passion for advocating for student success and watching students make progress every day. She has worked with students from ages 1-19 with a variety of abilities. Taylor enjoys country music, the beach, traveling, reading, and learning something new every day.

 

Toni Holland

Toni Holland

Toni graduated with a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Developmental Psychology from Wheelock College in 2014, with a minor in Understanding Autism. Throughout college she was a paraprofessional at a private school for students with special needs during their summer program. After graduating, Toni worked in a sub-separate classroom for students with ASD in a public school and provided in-home ABA therapy services. She is happy to be a part of the Bierman team and hopes to begin a Master's degree in Behavior Analysis in the near future. In her free time she enjoys being a newlywed, going fishing, and spending time with her cats.

 

Torielle Popstein

Torielle Popstein

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Victoria McHugh

Victoria McHugh

Victoria is a recent graduate from the University of North Texas with a BA in applied behavior analysis and minor in human development. She hopes to continue her education in the New England area and obtain her graduate degree in ABA and become a BCBA. While in Texas, Victoria worked as a behavioral therapist for individuals ranging from early childhood to early adulthood. She is excited to be a part of the Bierman team and continue working with early childhood intervention, as this is her passion. In her free time she enjoys exploring New England, traveling to the Cape to visit family and spending time with friends.

 

Vinny Carta

Vinny Carta

Vinny grew up around Boston, and graduated from Suffolk University with a B.S. in psychology. Vinny has previously worked at the Child and Adolescent OCDi at McLean Hospital.

 



Rhode Island Team

Alanna Conley

Alanna Conley

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Alanna Mensah

Alanna Mensah

Alanna is a graduate from the University of Rhode Island. She majored in Health Studies and minored in Psychology. Throughout her career she has been involved in service work and organizations on campus. Her interests are in helping others and spending time outdoors. Alanna has traveled to six different countries in the span of 3 years because of her love for travel and helping others continues to grow overtime.

 

Allessandra Fobes

Alessandra Fobes

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Brianna Wallbank

Brianna Wallbank

Brianna graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix in 2017. She found her love and passion for Autism when she started her first job at Bradley Hospital working home based with children diagnosed with Autism. Brianna was accepted into the graduate program at the University of Phoenix for early education and will be starting in 2019. From there she plans on getting her BCBA. Outside of work she loves to go shopping, watch movies, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Colin Guare

Colin Guare

Colin grew up in the seacoast area of New Hampshire and has worked as an RBT in a wide variety of education settings in NH, Massachusetts, Missouri, and Rhode Island. He is a grad student at The University of Southern Maine, where he studied ABA and educational psychology. Colin now calls Rhode Island home, and is very excited to see the Cranston branch grow and evolve. Colin enjoys the beach, reading, playing handball, and watching sports.

 

Danielle Medeiros

Danielle Medeiros

Danielle grew up in the small town of Burrillville, Rhode Island. She attended Rhode Island College where she earned her B.S. in early childhood education and special education in 2011. Not long after, she moved to Australia for three years, where she worked as a teacher for a full time early intervention and learning program for preschool aged children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It was during her time in Australia that she realized her passion for working in Early Intervention and ABA. Danielle enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends. She is excited to be part of team Rhody!

 

Dhienica Charles

Dhienica Charles

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Jennifer Drake

Jennifer Drake

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Jennifer MacNeill

Jennifer MacNeill

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Jessy Sivak

Jessy Sivak, MS BCBA

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Jessica Ashe

Jessica Ashe

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Julia Liberati

Julia Liberati

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Kaitlin Hendrickx

Kaitlin Hendrickx

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Kaylee Hogan

Kaylee Hogan

Kaylee graduated from Salem State University in 2017 with a BS in psychology. During her time at university, Kaylee interned at a private school for children of various ages with autism and other learning disabilities. In her free time Kaylee enjoys hiking with her dog, watching hockey games, and playing field hockey.

 

Kelley O'Donnell

Kelley O'Donnell

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Kelsie McGinity

Kelsie McGinity

Kelsie completed her MA in Mental Health specializing in Expressive Art Therapies from Lesley University in 2017. She interned with the Boston Children's Foundation working with children across many populations and wrote her thesis on Expressive Therapies and children with Autism. Working with children since 2012, she has taken on many different roles in Early Childhood. On her free time she enjoys adventuring, traveling, creating, and spending time with her family and dog.

 

Kerri Wall

Kerri Wall

Kerri grew up in Riverside, RI and went on to attend the University of Rhode Island, completing her bachelors in 2013 for communication studies. Kerri was first exposed to working with children with autism when she was in a partnering program in high school. She went on to work for the Autism Project of Rhode Island's summer camp as a one-to-one counselor before moving on to become a PASS worker while she was still in school. Most recently Kerri gained more experience in the field through Bradley Hospital in one of their schools working with children in kindergarten up to fifth grade in a classroom setting. This experience helped Kerri realize her passion for working with children on the autism spectrum. Outside of work, Kerri loves cooking, camping, trying new restaurants, traveling, and snuggling her pitbull, Dallas.

 

Kimberly Hermann

Kimberly Hermann

Kim graduated from the Catholic University of America in 2015 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. While at Catholic, Kim was a 4 year member of the Field Hockey team. In 2018, Kim completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling at Providence College. She has always had a passion for working with children and is excited to start her career at Bierman ABA. Kim was born and raised in Havertown, Pennsylvania. In her free time, Kim loves hanging out with her friends and family, rooting for the Philadelphia Eagles, and taking her Australian Shepherd, Leroy, on walks downtown.

 

Kody Casavant

Cody Casavant

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Lindsay Gross

Lindsay Gross

Lindsay is a graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communicative Disorders. Originally from Monmouth County, New Jersey, Lindsay is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. Previously, she has been a preschool teaching assistant, as well as a camp counselor and art specialist at a summer camp. Lindsay has also completed an Early Intervention internship where she works with speech pathologists that provide services to infants and toddlers. Some of her hobbies include playing the ukulele, singing, and drawing. She loves incorporating aspects of music and art in everything she does to encourage self-expression and creativity in those around her.

 

Liza Ashley

Liza Ashley

Liza Ashley graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Human Services and Applied Educational Psychology. She grew up on a farm in Western Massachusetts and found herself in Providence after graduation, seeking a city a little funkier than Boston. She is currently enrolled in her Master's program in Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. She hopes to become a BCBA when she finishes the program. Liza loves art, music, the outdoors, and travel!

 

Maeve London

Maeve London

Maeve has worked with children with autism spectrum disorder for eleven years in multiple capacities. She has experience in adaptive physical education programs, schools, home-based services, orphanages, and undertook a research study on animal assisted therapy for autism. Maeve graduated with a BA from Boston College in 2011 and a master's in occupational therapy from University of Sydney in 2018. Outside of work, Maeve enjoys training her therapy dog, traveling, reading, spending time with her family.

 

Margaret Rohdin

Margaret Rohdin

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Mariah Morey

Mariah Morey

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Melanie Lewis

Melanie Lewis

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Michelle Charles

Michelle Charles

Michelle began doing ABA therapy with children with autism in 2009, after graduating from Ohio State University. There, she focused on psychology and criminology. Before moving to Indianapolis, she worked as a 'Lead Teacher' for a company which provided ABA therapy to children ranging in ages from two to eighteen years old. She has spent much of her time in the field providing group instruction to children in transitional classrooms. Michelle particularly enjoys working with younger children and her favorite aspect of the field is preparing children for transitions into the school districts. She is working on completing her second novel, and hopes to one day become a published author.

 

Michelle Sawin

Michelle Sawin

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Precious MacLang

Precious MacLang

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Rachel Dalton

Rachel Dalton

Rachael graduated from The Art Institute of Phoenix in 2013 with a Bachelor's in Digital Photography. After college her path lead her to teaching art and photography to teens and adult individuals with a range of disabilities in upstate New York where her passion for the field bloomed. In 2017 she was introduced to ABA and realized a passion working with children to grow to their full potential. The continuing growth and education in this field is one of the joys as well as watching individuals of all ages grow and learn in the different ways. Rachael is from Chester County Pennsylvania with one sibling. She enjoys visiting family and friends every chance she gets. Hobbies include reading, hiking and traveling. She loves to be outdoors and has a goal to visit every state and National Park in the US.

 

Samantha Washburn

Samantha Washburn

Sam recently graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Communicative Disorders and a BA in Spanish. She loves to learn and hopes to attend graduate school in the fall to study Speech-Language Pathology. She is also an animal lover and she loves her dogs Rosie & Bandit more than anything. During her free time, you can find her at the beach.

 

Samantha Spatola

Sam Spatola

Sam graduated with a degree in Psychology from Bridgewater State University in 2016. With plans to pursue a Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis, she has been working as an ABA therapist in center based locations and within public school systems. She hopes to soon be a BCBA! Sam has also had a personal training certification for 3 years. She is a personal trainer part time! When she isn't here at the center, you can find her in the gym, at the dance studio, or somewhere on a tropical vacation. She especially loves her dog Zora more than anything on earth.

 

Samantha Pierre

Samanatha Pierre

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Shelby Mariano

Shelby Mariano

Shelby graduated from Springfield College in 2016 with a BS in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. Her concentration focused on children's developmental services and medical rehabilitation. During her time there, she interned at various settings working with children with Autism and developmental disabilities. Since graduation, she has continued to work with children with Autism in the ABA field. Outside of work, Shelby enjoys going to the beach, traveling, spending time with her friends, family, and her German Shepard, Sailor.

 


Supporting Cast


Amanda Connelly

Amanda Connelly MA, BCaBA

Amanda has a wide variety of experience with people with disabilities, from camps to respite care to group homes and other residential settings. Before joining Bierman ABA, Amanda was an ABA therapist at an accredited ABA school in Atlanta for over four years. While there, she led a classroom of elementary and middle school children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Georgia State University and is currently pursuing her Masters in ABA through Ball State.

 

Chrissy Baroksy

Chrissy Barosky, MA BCBA

Chrissy Barosky is a BCBA who began working in the field of autism in 2006. She holds a Masters degree from Columbia University in Applied Behavior Analysis and a Bachelors degree from Northeastern University in Human Services. She is also a part time instructor for Northern Arizona University in their Positive Behavior Support program. Chrissy's experience includes designing and implementing behavior intervention plans and instructional programs for children in home, center based and school settings. She is passionate about training and supervising other behavior analysts as well as mentoring future behavior analysts. Chrissy is currently working toward her PhD at Simmons College in Behavior Analysis and likes to spend her free time playing with her toddler.

 

Courtney Bierman

Courtney Bierman, MA BCBA

Courtney is a behavior analyst and has extensive experience designing, implementing, and training families over the principles and techniques of Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2003. As founder and president, Courtney is passionate about ensuring that Bierman ABA stays true to its approach in putting together quality programs. She first earned her BCaBA through the University of North Texas before completing her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis through Ball State University to earn her BCBA.

 

Eric Parham

Eric Parham, MBA

Eric was born and raised in Kentucky and moved to Indianapolis in 2001. He came to Bierman in 2013 from Community Hospitals of Indiana where he worked as the Reimbursements Manager. Outside of work, Eric enjoys travel, reading, and trying out new recipes.

 

Erin Dobbs

Erin Dobbs

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Holli Frazell

Holli Frazell

Holli began with Bierman ABA Autism Center in 2011 as a behavior technician. Prior to working for Bierman, Holli attended Butler University where she studied public and corporate communications. After working in the ABA field for several years, Holli decided to return to school for continuing education in ABA at Florida Institute of Technology. Holli has held several roles with Bierman ABA including General Manager, Director of Organizational Leadership & Development, and now, Director of Recruiting.

 

Jade Williams

Jade Williams, SHRM-CP, LSCC

When it comes to Jade Williams, it’s all about people. Her strategic mind partnered with her enthusiastic spirit make it easy for her to focus on the optimization of talent and leadership development for Bierman ABA. Jade received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a double major in Leadership Studies from Indiana Wesleyan University where she captained the co-ed cheer team. She is a Lark's Song Certified Coach and holds her Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional along with her certification as a Predictive Index Practitioner. She is a Butler University Advancing Women in Executive Leadership 2017 alumni and was named as one of the Evergreen Leadership Community Builder Award winners for 2017. A Virginia Beach native, Jade loves the ocean and spending time with her family where she grew up. In Indy, Jade serves as a Creative Strategy Coach for Lark's Song, leads the Fierce Movement Indy/Keystone Chapter, serves her church community, Common Ground Midtown, and spends weekends trying new restaurants as well as exploring and hiking with her friends and dog, Fox.

 

Jill Hensley

Jill Hensley

Jill received her Bachelor of Science and Master's degree in Business Administration from Anderson University. She and her husband, Mike, have two beautiful daughters, Valarie and Jaye. She and her family enjoy frequenting the Smokey Mountains for day hikes and river rocking. As an active volunteer in Special Olympics, Jill enjoys cheering on athletes at multiple events throughout the year. As a healthcare professional who has worked in hospital systems for twenty-seven years, Jill understands the importance of efficient and effective revenue cycle management to support our mission and core values.

 

Jonita Thomas

Jonita Thomas

Jo, as we affectionately call her, is a native of Indianapolis. She has worked in medical billing for 12 years. Jo has always felt a special connection with children. She loves spending time with her niece, nephew and god children. She also loves traveling with her friends. Jo enjoys attending sporting events with the Colts being her favorite football team and cheering on the Ball State Cardinals. She loves super heroes and Halloween.

 

Karla Webster

Karla Webster

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LeAnne Yoder

LeAnne Yoder

LeAnne brings almost 20 years of administrative experience to Bierman. She enjoys helping out people and problem solving. LeAnne and her husband of 24 years have 3 awesome children. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking and attending the many sporting events of her sons.

 

Mary Bender

Mary Bender

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Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson

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Michael Indicavitch

Michael Indicavitch

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