Our Team

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Maura Wamsley, MA, BCBA

Owner

Maura received her BA in English from Lake Erie College and her MA in educational psychology from Kent State University. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2010.

Maura has worked with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities since her undergraduate years. She has also worked with individuals with dual diagnoses and severe behaviors. Maura's research interests include verbal behavior skill acquisition in early learners, OBM, and assessment and diagnostics of autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. 

Please contact Maura with questions about billing. 

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Meredith Loscialpo, MS, BCBA

Practice Director

Meredith received her BS in elementary education from Towson University in 2006 and her MS in behavior analysis from Simmons College in 2012. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2012. Meredith has worked with individuals with autism ages 18 months to 16 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge in practice management and clinical oversight to the company. In her spare time, Meredith enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and dog. She loves to listen to ABA podcasts.

Please contact Meredith about funding, schedules, and general questions.

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Liesa Scholze, MA

Care Coordinator

Liesa received her BA in occupational therapy from Grosshennersdorf College and her MA in social work from Hochschule Zittau/ Goerlitz in her native country of Germany. 

She assists families in navigating the complicated funding structures in Colorado to ensure that children are receiving all the care and funding streams that they require. She also facilitates coordination among service providers and doctors to create collaborative and cohesive care for our clients. She often works remotely from her sweet riverside home above Aspen on Independence Pass. 

Please contact Liesa if you have questions about funding streams, applying for Medicaid, or care coordination. 

Front Range Division

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Rachel Meech, MS, BCBA

Regional Clinical Director: North Denver

Rachel received her BS in communication sciences and disorders from Florida State University and her MS in applied behavior analysis from Sage Colleges. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2017. 

Rachel has experience working with children of all ages. Her research interests include diagnostic assessments and implementation of effective parent training. 

Please contact Rachel with questions about your child’s therapy and goals.

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Allison Hunter, M.Ed., BCBA

Regional Clinical Director: South Denver

Allison received her master's in education from Arizona State University in 2016 and has been a BCBA since 2016. She has worked with children ages 3-18 with autism spectrum disorder. Allison enjoys traveling, culinary arts, reading fantasy novels, and hiking with her husband. 

Please contact Allison with questions about your child's therapy and goals.

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Shannon Martinez, MSP/BH, BCBA

Regional Clinical Trainer

Shannon joined the team at ABA Services of Colorado as our regional clinical trainer. She directs and designs our training program to produce exceptional therapists and behavior analysts. She also serves as a consultant on some cases on the Front Range. Shannon is a BCBA and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in behavior analysis. 

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Alexandra Salcedo-Mira, MS, BCBA

Consultant and Bilingual Coordinator

Alex received her master's degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2015 and has been a BCBA since 2017. She has worked with children with autism spectrum disorders ages 2-15. Alex is originally from Colombia and supports our bilingual population on the Front Range as well as in Glenwood Springs. In her free time, Alex enjoys being outside, furthering her education, and spending time with her dog, Iker. 

Stephanie Bendush, ABA Colorado consultant

Stephanie Bendush, MA, BCBA

Consultant

Stephanie is from Berkeley Heights, NJ. She earned her BS in neuroscience from Lafayette College in 2015 and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Caldwell University in 2018. She has been a BCBA since 2018. Stephanie has worked with individuals aged 3-24. Her master's thesis is titled "The Effects of 'Both' and 'Neither': Alternative Response Options on Equivalence Class Formation."

Andrew Buchanan, ABA Colorado consultant

Andrew Buchanan, MS, BCBA

Consultant

Originally from Hendersonville, NC, Andrew earned his BS in psychology from East Tennessee State University in 2011. His MS from Florida Institute of Technology, completed in 2016, focused on ABA and OBM. He has been a BCBA since 2016. Andrew's professional and research interests include verbal behavior in all populations. He has worked with individuals with autism, dementia, and intellectual disabilities.

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Jessica Cooper, MS, BCBA

Consultant

Jessica earned her BS in communication disorders and BA in communication studies from Southeast Missouri State University in 2013, and her MS in applied behavior analysis from Simmons College in 2016. She has been a BCBA since 2016. Jessica has worked with clients of all ages with autism, emotional behavioral disorders, and global developmental delays. Her research and professional interests include verbal behavior, language development, play skills, and matrix training.

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Lauren McLoughlin, M.Ed., BCBA

Consultant

Lauren received her BS in health sciences from Marymount University and her M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Arizona State University. 

Lauren has experience working with ages 3 to 18 with a wide range of developmental disabilities. Her research interests include skill acquisition differences in autism spectrum disorder and feeding disorders. 

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Sophie Vail, MA, BCBA

Consultant

Sophie received her BA in psychology from Indiana University and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State. 

She has been a BCBA since 2017. Sophie has experience working with individuals with various developmental disabilities, ages 2 through adulthood. Her research interests include Social Thinking and early intervention. 

In her free time, Sophie and her husband enjoy the full range of city life: restaurants, theater, and the arts. 

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Anthony Baldasarri, BA, RBT

Consultant-in-Training

Anthony received his BA in neuroscience and psychology from the University of Colorado and is currently pursuing his MA in professional behavior analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. 

Anthony has worked with individuals of all ages with a wide range of developmental disabilities. His research interests include the use of ABA with individuals with traumatic brain injuries and individuals with co-morbid mental health and developmental disabilities diagnoses. 

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Margaret Gertzog, MA

Consultant-in-Training

Originally from Fairfax, VA, Margaret earned her BA in psychology from Dickinson College in 2012 and her MA from University of Auckland, New Zealand, in psychology in 2017. Margaret has worked with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and developmental disabilities, as well as adults with intellectual disabilities. Her professional interests include translational research on choice-making and applications of the IISCA. 

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Mike Piechowski, BA, RBT

Consultant-in-Training

Michael moved to Denver from Green Bay, WI. He studied psychology at St. Norbert College and proceeded to work for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project from 2015-2017, an ABA program specialized to serve young individuals with autism spectrum disorder. With a love for the mountains, the move to Denver was a natural fit. Michael is currently pursuing his BCaBA certification. In his free time, Michael enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and skiing, but also has a passion for video games when he can’t be outside.

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Katie Roberts, MS, RBT

Consultant-in-Training

Katie earned her BA in journalism from the University of Missouri in 2017 and her MS in applied behavior analysis from Arizona State University in 2019. She has been an RBT since 2018. Katie has worked young children through teenagers, with ASD, BPD, ODD, and Down Syndrome. Her research and professional interests include stereotypy and verbal behaviors.

Alicia Robinson, ABA Colorado

Alicia Robinson, BS, RBT

Consultant-in-Training

Alicia is a Denver native. She earned her BS in human services from University of Nevada, Las Vegas, in 2017. She is currently working on her master's degree in special education with an emphasis on applied behavior analysis, also through UNLV. She has been an RBT since 2017. Alicia has worked with individuals 2-22. Her professional interests encompass adolescents and social skills.

Courtney Russell, ABA Colorado

Courtney Russell, BA, RBT

Consultant-in-Training

Courtney, originally from Sugar Land, TX, earned both her BA in neuroscience and her BA in psychology from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2016. She is currently pursuing her Psy.D. in school psychology and BCBA-D with University of Colorado at Denver. She has been an RBT since 2017. Courtney has worked with individuals 2-21 with varying developmental disabilities and psychopathologies. Her research and professional interests include attenuation of physically aggressive behaviors, psychometric properties of ASD assessment tools, and early childhood mental-health intervention.

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Lindsey Tyrrell, MSE-ASD, RBT

Consultant-in-Training

Lindsey is originally from Kittanning, PA. She obtained her BS in communication disorders from California University of PA. She earned her dual master's degree in special education/autism spectrum disorders and applied behavioral sciences from the University of Kansas. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys coaching competitive cheerleading at Gymtegrity Gymnastics and Cheer and loves spending time with her boyfriend (Vincent) and two Pomeranians: Layla and Jackson.

Melis Miller, ABA Colorado therapist

Melis Miller, MS, SLP

Therapist

Melis is from Indianapolis, IN. She earned her BS in communication sciences and disorders from University of Cincinnati in 2000 and her MS in speech pathology from Miami University of Ohio in 2012. ASHA-certified in speech pathology since 2003, Melis has worked as an SLP in schools and early-intervention programs with children up to 14 years old. She enjoys yoga, cooking, hiking, and being with her husband and four children.

Ashley Setzer, ABA Colorado

Ashley Setzer, BA, RBT

Therapist

Ashley is originally from Norwood, CO. She earned her BA in psychology from Adams State University in 2015. She is currently working on her master's degree in behavior analysis from Simmons University. She has been an RBT since 2018. Ashley has worked with children aged 2-16 with autism spectrum disorder. Her professional and research interests include desensitization training.

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Rebecca Titcomb, BA, RBT

Therapist

Originally from Henniker, NH, Rebecca earned her BA in neuroscience from Bates College in 2017. She has been an RBT since 2018. She has worked with a wide range of individuals, from preschoolers through geriatrics. Her professional and research interests include the neurological underpinnings of mental health, abnormal psychology, and holistic medicine.

Roaring Fork Valley Division

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Michelle Szydlowski, MA, BCBA

Regional Clinical Director

Michelle earned her BA in psychology, with a minor in neuroscience, from the University of Connecticut in 2006, and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University in 2015. She has worked with individuals of all ages, managed adult residential care and behavioral needs, and supervised a wide range of staff. Michelle's research and professional interests include developmental disabilities and organizational behavior management.

Please contact Michelle with questions about your child's therapy and goals.

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Sam White, M.Ed., BCBA

Regional Clinical Director

Sam received her BS in psychology from SUNY Oneonta and her M.Ed. in applied behavior analysis from Endicott College. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2016. 

Sam has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of diagnoses in clinic, residential, and home settings. Her research interests include PECS, synthesized functional analyses, and the Early Start Denver Model. 

Please contact Sam with questions about your child's therapy and goals. 

Autum Harman, ABA Colorado consultant

Autum Harman, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Consultant

Autum received her BA in psychology from Mesa State University in 2004, her MA in special education (emphasis on autism) from University of Hawai'i at Manoa in 2009, and her Ph.D. in applied behavior analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2015. She is a licensed K-5 teacher. Autum's research interests include verbal behavior, stimulus equivalence, relational frame theory, and differential outcome effect.

Karlie Colia, ABA Colorado

Karlie Colia, MSW, RBT

Consultant-in-Training

Karlie received her master's in social work from the University of Denver in 2015. She has worked with a wide range of individuals both in and out of ABA settings. She is a Glenwood Springs native and recently purchased a home in town.

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Marie Dohm, BS, RBT

Consultant-in-Training

Marie received her bachelor's in kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2016. She started her career working in day programs with adults with developmental disabilities. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in applied behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. 

Karen Murphy, ABA Colorado consultant-in-training

Karen Murphy, MA, RBT

Consultant-in-Training

Karen earned her BS in special education and early education from Radford University and her MA in special education from the University of Northern Colorado. Karen has worked with students from preschool through eighth grade and in group homes with adults with special needs. She has experience working in many roles in the school district and is currently pursuing her BCBA certification.

Katie Alderson, ABA Colorado therapist

Katie Alderson, BA

Therapist

Katie, originally from Mt. Pleasant, IA, earned her BA in performance art from the University of Northern Iowa in 2013. She is a multilingual artist. Katie has worked with youth services and is an infant specialist.

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Tom Desiderio, MS

Therapist

Tom received his BS in natural resource management from Rutgers University in 2009 and his MS in natural science education from the University of Wyoming in 2017.  He has experienced students in both public and private schools, with various learning styles and needs for significant emotional support. Tom's professional and research interests include pedagogy, andragogy, epistemology, and interdependence.

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Boris Kulwiec, RBT

Therapist

Originally from Rifle, CO, Boris received his high-school diploma and is an RBT. Boris has worked with children ages 3-10, and his research interests include school, home, and community behavior. Boris loves the outdoors and deep, inspiring conversations with his peers.

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Tracy Lynn, M.Ed., RBT

Therapist

Originally from Asheville, NC, Tracy received his BS in biology from College of Charleston in 2003 and his M.Ed. from Western Carolina University in 2008. Tracy brings a rich background in education to our Glenwood Springs location, with almost two decades working with young children and their families. His research interests include early intervention.

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Katherine McCourt, M.Ed., RBT

Therapist

Originally from Plymouth, MA, Katherine received her BFA from Roger Williams University in 2013 and her M.Ed. from Lesley University in 2016. She is pursuing her BCBA coursework. Katherine has taught in inclusive classrooms, including high-risk students, children on the autism spectrum, and English-language learners. Her research interests include education for refugee children.

Monique Parsons, ABA Colorado therapist

Monique Parsons, M.Ed., BCBA

Therapist

Monique received her master's in special education from the University of Utah in 2010 and has been a BCBA since 2017. She directed an early intervention program at the University of Utah for many years. Monique enjoys rock climbing, camping, and photography. 

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Estrella Portillo, AA

Therapist

From Glenwood Springs, Estrella earned her associate's degree in psychology from Colorado Mountain College in 2014. She has worked with children in preschool through high school, including high-risk students, those on the autism spectrum, and English-language learners. Estrella is interested in working with culturally and linguistically diverse families, and her research and professional focuses include language development, play skills, social and cognitive development in children, and effective parent training.

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Malorie Sanchez, BS, RBT

Therapist

A Colorado native, Malorie received her BS in psychology from Colorado State University in 2010. She is currently working on her MA in psychology from American Military University. Malorie has more than 15 years of experience in child care and has worked with military children since 2014. Malorie's research and professional interests include human thought patterns and how children with ASD view the world.

Becky Viboolsittiseri, ABA Colorado therapist

Becky Viboolsittiseri, M.Ed., RBT

Therapist

Originally from Aurora, CO, Becky earned her BA in history from Ashford University in 2016 and her M.Ed. from Colorado Christian University in 2019, focusing on special education. She has been an RBT since 2019. Becky has worked with at-risk youth in schools and individuals with autism (aged 2-15) cerebral palsy, and learning disabilities. Her research and professional interests include possible causes of and links between trauma and autism. She also enjoys reading, hiking, and camping with her family.

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Cayla Ware, BS, RBT

Therapist

Originally from Charlottesville, VA, Cayla received her BS in psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. Cayla has worked with preschoolers and young adults, and her research interests include speech therapy and early intervention.

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