Meet Our Team

We believe great work is achieved by a team of awesome individuals working in-sync day in, day out. Besides the kids we work with, our team is what we’re most passionate about. We’ve built a team of people that love what they do. We hire selectively, and train constantly. All of our behavior technicians have a bachelor’s degree or higher and several are enrolled in getting their board certification (BCBA or BCaBA).

Indiana

Regional Manager

Jessica F.

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.
Ashley M.
Regional Director

Ashley M., BCBA

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.

Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Regional Director

Nicole P., BCBA

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.

New Jersey

Practice Manager

Jasna M.

Regional Director

Lauren K.

Arizona

Clinical Director

Ashley M., BCBA

Ashley started in the behavioral health field after earning her Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University (ASU) in Family and Human Development in 2012. She became passionate about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) while building relationships with families and colleagues as a case manager and clinical trainer, prior to earning her Master’s Degree in ABA, in 2016, also from ASU. Ashley enjoys working with children, their families, and other clinicians to ensure collaboration and fun are priorities when seeking outcomes and is excited to expand into the South West Region.
Practice Manager

Angela R.

Angela is an Arizona native with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development from ASU. She has experience working as an Early Intervention Specialist, and prior to joining the Bierman team, she was a Preschool Program Director. She has a passion for helping children grow through their developmental stages and loves seeing their excitement when they learn a new skill. Angela is a collaborator and eternal optimist who thinks outside the box and believes that every victory should be celebrated. She lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Coleman, and two sons, Marshall and Lincoln. In her personal time she enjoys spending time with family, managing Marshall’s hockey team, camping and exploring Arizona.

North Carolina

Clinical Director

Kristin M., BCBA

Kristin is a Licensed Psychological Associate and Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the Raleigh, NC area. She received both her Bachelors degree with Honors in Psychology, then her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Behavior Analysis from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 2012. While in graduate school, Kristin worked with Dr. Carol Pilgrim, studying the use of stimulus equivalence in teaching basic math facts to children in an elementary special education classroom. Data from this research project have been presented at ABAI and NC-ABA. Following graduate school, Kristin has worked directly with children of all ages with autism and has supervised RBTs and other BCBAs. In her free time, she loves being outdoors with her family, exploring the beautiful greenways, lakes and parks in the Triangle area.

Support: All Locations

Senior Marketing Director

Alexis D.

VP, Clinical Compliance and Quality

Allison G., BCBA

VP, Project Management Office & Development

Amanda C.

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.
VP, New Market Development

Amanda D.

Amanda comes to us with a retail background from L Brands (Victoria Secret, Pink) and Gap, where she held District Manager and Senior District Manager roles. Amanda has a passion for healthcare and helping others and our mission resonated with her career trajectory. During her District Management tenure she developed her skills In operations, performance management and resource planning while managing over 30 locations.
Director of New Hire Training

Ashlee C.

Director of CD and RDC Training

Ashley A., 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.
VP, Clinical Services

Ashley B., BCBA- D

Ashley Bennett started her career in Applied Behavior Analysis 20 years ago as a special education teacher using ABA for instructional design and classroom management. Upon receiving her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2008, Ashley transitioned to providing services largely outside of the school setting. Her areas of expertise include building efficient and effective systems for organizations, utilizing evidence-based approaches for staff development, designing curricula, and evaluating treatment efficacy. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys cooking, gardening, yoga, planning escapes to the beach, and snuggling with her two puppies. Ashley received her Bachelor of Education degree from Gonzaga University; and her subsequent master’s and doctorate degrees from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Ashley is excited to join the Bierman family to help expand their superior clinical treatment model in the Southwest region.
Chief Operating Officer

Anthony P.

Anthony’s journey in healthcare began over 25 years ago with a Bachelor’s of Science in Healthcare Administration, starting with experience on the insurance side of healthcare as well an administrator for a small family owned healthcare business. Anthony then completed a Master’s in Physical Therapy and joined ATI, which grew from a handful of clinics to 850. Eventually, this path led him back to academia and Anthony now holds a Doctorate, with an emphasis in Practice Management. After 14 years with ATI culminating in a position as Vice President of Operations, Anthony moved on to other Operations leadership roles within healthcare. He was most recently the COO for the largest National provider in the Allergy and Asthma space.
Senior Accountant

Cat M.

Cat comes to Bierman ABA after 11 years at HealthNet, a non-profit organization with a number of Federally Qualified Health Centers and programs. She has 33 years of accounting experience with a degree from Indiana University. She was born in Moline, IL but moved to Indianapolis, IN at the age of 5 where she still remains. She is a huge Indianapolis Colts fan! Cat has been married 30 years. Her oldest daughter is 27, married and in their first house. Her other daughter is 20, has special needs and lives at home. Cat also has 3 Cornish Rex cats. In her spare time, Cat enjoys reading, movies and spending time with her family.
VP of Finance

Chad F.

Chad is joining our team from Strive Health, a healthcare start-up based in Denver, CO, where he was the Director of Finance & Accounting. Chad is originally from Tennessee where he grew up and entered the military after high school. He served 14 years in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army as both enlisted and officer with some time overseas before embarking on his finance career. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a Bachelors in Exercise Science and Ohio University with a Masters in Financial Economics. He currently lives in Westfield, IN with his wife and two young boys (15 & 11) and two dogs.
Chief Clinical Officer

Christina B., BCBA

Director of Real Estate

Christina D.

Christina brings a wealth of experience from various Real Estate leadership roles. She is a commercial real estate broker with extensive experience managing the full lifecycle of real estate transactions and developing leasing strategies for a wide range of clients. Most recently she was in a Senior Vice President role for Colliers International, where she advised tenants and landlords on their short and long term goals. She was also recently recognized in South Jersey Biz in the Who’s Who in Real Estate edition.

Christina resides in NJ with her family. She loves spending time with her family outdoors; birdwatching or golfing. We are excited to have her on the team! Welcome Christina!

Director of Instructional Design and Programming

Christina G., BCBA

President & Founder

Courtney B., BCBA

Marketing Operations Specialist

Courtney B.

Courtney is the Marketing Operations Specialist at Bierman Autism Centers. She began her journey in marketing by interning at Yelp. She was driven to pursue marketing from her passion for connecting with the customer. She’s been working in the marketing industry for four years and has assisted with hundreds of email and social media campaigns. Courtney lives in Florida and loves to cook and hang out with her husband and pets.
VP, Revenue Cycle and Contracting

Emily R.

Emily Roche joined Bierman’s team in 2019 and has been working in payer contracting and revenue management for ABA organizations since 2012. Currently the VP of Contracting and Revenue Cycle Management, Emily oversees Bierman’s insurance and billing team. Through her work at ABA agencies, Emily has been involved with public policy to improve legislation for mental health services and advocacy for ABA therapy. With a background in contracting, credentialing, authorizations, and appeals, she has often provided training throughout the ABA industry on these topics and has been invited to speak at national conferences such as the Autism Law Summit and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts annual conference. After pursuing a bachelor’s in business administration from Gonzaga University, Emily completed a masters in health administration at University of Colorado. She currently lives in Indianapolis.
Chief People Officer

Erin S.

Erin comes to us with 15 years of prior experience within human resources. Prior to joining us, Erin was in leadership roles at Fallon Health and Reliant Medical Group. Erin has been a past recipient of Worcester Business Journal’s “40 under 40” distinction. She is actively engaged in community efforts such as Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Project (Worcester County) and she also currently serves on the Board of Directors for Pakachoag Music School.
Erin holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University. She lives in Auburn with her family.
VP, Clinical Quality, Outcomes and Research

Fumi H., BCBA-D

Fumi has spent her entire career working in the field of ABA starting as a therapist for children with autism. She continued working in the field while earning her PhD from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2016. She has taught semester courses for Masters’ and PhD students as an adjunct faculty in addition to her clinical experience as a BCBA. In recent years, she has been able to expand on her passion for ABA and teaching by focusing on developing trainings for new clinicians and building quality assurance systems for the organizations she has worked with. When not working, Fumi enjoys spending time with her family and friends and participating in organizations such as the Japanese Association for Behavior Analysis and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee at Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis.
IT Manager

Jonathan B.

Jonathan has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology as well as Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 20 years of achievements in providing vision, innovation, strategic planning, and execution of IT development, operations, and continuous process improvements.

Jonathan was featured in Lead Magazines 2016 Tech Power Players and has professional training in the following: N+ Certification, Microsoft Certified Professional, ITIL Certification, ShoreTel IP System Certification, PMP Certification, and Management Training and Seminars.

In 2004, Jonathan served a year in South America doing volunteer work. He has also participated and helped organize Autism Awareness fundraisers and benefits. Along with his volunteer efforts he also served on the Board of Directors for inReturn and Linden Grove.

Jonathan lives in Cincinnati, Ohio and enjoys family time, Cincinnati Sports fan (Bengals, Reds, FC Cincinnati), lake life and traveling.

Billing & AR Manager

Jonita T.

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.
Director of Supervision

Kelly L., BCBA

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 received her masters degree in Behavior Analysis from Simmons College.
Executive Assistant

Leanne Y.

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.
VP, Core Systems & Technology Architecture

Paul H., BCBA

Paul has almost 20 years experience working in the field of behavior analysis. He received his master’s degree in 2002 from the University of the Pacific and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2003. During his career he has worked in and consulted to many settings including public schools, private schools for children with autism, center-based ABA services, residential facilities, and in-home services.

Most recently Paul served as the Director of Clinical Systems at May Institute. In this role Paul was responsible for guiding the organization’s move to an electronic practice management and data collection system, creating efficient workflows related to the implementation of this software, and high level data analysis of the information in this system (both directly in the system and creating interactive dashboards using business intelligence software). Prior to entering his most recent role Paul has worked in multiple organizations focusing on the use of technology to build systems that allow for the efficient delivery of high-quality behavior analytic services.

His main professional interests include functional assessment, visualizing data, creating systems for efficient delivery of quality ABA services, and integrating technology in behavior analysis services. Paul has presented at numerous regional and national conferences on topics such as using technology to provide ABA services, data collection, data visualization, and functional assessment.

Clinical Psychologist

Samantha M.

Dr. Samantha Meints, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in Boston, MA. Samantha is originally from Indiana where she earned her undergraduate degree from Butler University and her MS and PhD from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Prior to starting graduate school, Samantha was a behavior technician at Bierman. She has rejoined the team here in Boston and will be providing mental health services to support our parents and families. She will provide individual, group, and family therapy for parents and siblings of our kiddos. These services will be tailored to meet the needs of our families and will broadly focus on helping parents cope with their child’s diagnosis and improve the quality of life for their families. Samantha will also be providing diagnostic assessments in New England. In addition to her work at Bierman, Samantha conducts research and sees patients with chronic pain at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is an adjunct professor of psychology at Suffolk University. In her free time, Samantha enjoys playing and coaching softball, watching sports, and traveling.
Director of Insurance

Sara L.

Manager of Talent Acquisition

Scott G.

Scott brings a wealth of experience from various recruiting roles from both agency as well as corporate. He lives in Phoenix, AZ, but was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. Scott is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals and Blues fan, but due to the football Cardinals moving to Phoenix when he was 8, Scott roots for the KC Chiefs. Scott is married and has two sons that are 9 and 4, as well as a miniature Schnauzer. In his spare time, he assists with Cub Scouts, karate (Scott is a black belt in Chinese Kempo), soccer, and was an avid bowler.
VP, Clinical Training

Simone P., BCBA-D

Simone started working with behavior analytic interventions in Brazil, where she is from. She has been working in the field for more than 15 years. Throughout her career, she has implemented interventions based on the principles of behavior analysis to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, as well as anxiety, depression, ADHD, hearing impairments, among others across several settings and environments. Since moving to the United States in 2010, Simone has worked with individuals age ranging from 18 months through 22 years old, and across multiple settings including: in-home, public and private schools, early intervention centers, and residential programs.

Simone received her M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis through Northeastern University and recently received her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis through Simmons University. She is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst (LABA) in the state of Massachusetts. Currently, she is also an Adjunct Faculty at Simmons University.

In her time outside of work and school, she enjoys traveling, going out to restaurants, video chatting with her family, and hanging out with her husband and with friends.

Team Experience Manager

Taylor C.

Payer Relations & Contracting Manager

Angela S.

Angela Shanks joined Bierman’s team from Texas in 2020 as the Manager of Contracting & Payor Relations. While new to the ABA field, she comes from over 20 years of experience in insurance collections and many years of experience in single case agreements, appeals and fighting for patient’s benefits owed to them by the insurance company. She is a single mom of 4 kids, (2 girls; 1 is a Marine Vet while the other is studying Zoology at A&M & 2 boys: 1 studying criminology at UTSA and 1 studying elementary education at Texas State.) as well as just welcomed her first granddaughter this year. She enjoys her time on her hobby farm with many animals and crafts.

Speech and Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapist

Helen H.

Occupational Therapist

Maeve L.

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Speech Language Pathologist

Connie L.

Connie is a licensed and ASHA certified speech-language pathologist, and she has been working in the field since 2019. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science, and she received her master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Wichita State University. She is excited to work at Bierman where she can collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to build a fun environment for children with ASD to express themselves.

Speech Language Therapist

Kate D.

I’ve been a speech therapist for four years. I received my undergraduate degree from The University of Rhode Island and my Master of Science from East Carolina University in North Carolina. I’m excited to be a part of the Bierman team!
Occupational Therapist

Rachel M.

Rachel has been in the occupational therapy field for 1 year after earning her Masters of Occupational Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2020. She is most excited to work at Bierman as she loves watching her clients become more independent in skills they may not have had before and seeing their joy (and the families) when they realize that they have gained a new skill.

Occupational Therapist

Madison M.

Madison graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Wellness and Occupational Studies in 2019. Madison then went back to school to receive an Associates of Science Degree from New England Institute of Technology to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant in 2020. Before joining Bierman, Madison had experience in both school and clinic settings working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder across a variety of ages. She is currently in school to receive her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. In her free time, Madison enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her family, friends and dog Tucker and always finding new shows to watch on Netflix.

Occupational Therapist

Megan D.

Megan received her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She found her passion working in pediatrics through experiences in the public and collaborative school setting, as well as in the NICU. Megan looks forward to continuing her career with Bierman Autism Center, and building strong and resilient minds in children with ASD.

Occupational Therapist

Evan H.

Evan Hunter graduated with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Tufts University. She has experience working with spinal cord injuries and psychiatric diagnoses, and she has found her passion in working with kids. She also has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Music from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. In her free time, Evan enjoys playing music, running, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She could not be more excited to join the Bierman team!

Occupational Therapist

Alyssa F.

Alyssa has been an Occupational Therapist since 2019. She attended Syracuse Univeristy for her Bachelors in Health and Exercise Science, then went on to receive her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Bay Path University. Alyssa loves the fun and creativity she gets to utilize as a pediatric OT, as she is truly a “kid at heart.” In her free time, Alyssa loves baking, going to the beach, and hiking with her dog, Bear.

Occupational Therapist

Abigail Z.

Abigail has been working as a pediatric occupational therapist since graduating from the University of New England’s  M.S.O.T program in 2019. Abigail is passionate about working with children because she loves watching them grow and surpass their goals through their primary occupation of play! She continues to follow her passion by working as an occupational therapist with Bierman ABA. In her spare time, Abigail enjoys painting, dancing, and going on hikes with her two dogs Mulligan and Luna.

Occupational Therapist

Cali C.

Cali started her career in Occupational Therapy in May 2021. She attended Seton Hall University for her undergraduate degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences with a minor in Psychology. Cali went on to receive her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy. Cali is excited to work with Bierman ABA to create a fun environment where her clients can learn and grow!
Director of Speech Therapy

Julianne T.

Julianne started her career in Speech Language Pathology over 10 years ago. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. Julianne strongly believes in the importance of developing a solid rapport with children and families. She enjoys using her fun and flexible personality to engage children in various activities to improve their overall functional communication skills. She continues her career as Director of Speech Services with Bierman ABA. In her free time, Julianne likes to spend time with her husband, Jake, her daughter, Reagan, and her spunky Boston Terrier, Rocco. She enjoys traveling and going to the beach.

Speech Language Pathologist

Sarah B.

Sarah has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist for 6 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN and her master’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. Sarah began her career working in Florida and returned to Indiana in 2019. Sarah has worked at two ABA centers during her career and loves the fast-paced atmosphere and opportunities to collaborate with other professionals. Sarah strongly believes in providing children with a fun, language-rich environment to help facilitate their functional communication skills. Sarah loves working with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices, working on feeding skills and engaging in play-based intervention. In her free time, Sarah likes traveling, watching reality tv and spending time with her boyfriend, Jeff, and her two dogs (Buddha and Layla) and cat (Bella).

Occupational Therapist

Maggie R.

Maggie graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a masters in occupational therapy in 2020. She worked as an RBT for Bierman within their Avon, IN clinic for 3.5 years while finishing graduate school, and has been in the OT role with Bierman in Broad Ripple since July of 2020. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, playground hopping with her son (almost 6yo), and running on the Monon trail. Her favorite part about Bierman is the incredible collaboration/team approach, which encourages growth and learning within all of our client’s meaningful occupations.