Our Team

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Maura Wamsley, MA, BCBA
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Founder/CEO

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 neurodevelopmental disorders 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 neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Please contact Maura with questions about billing. 

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Meredith Loscialpo, MS, BCBA
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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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Rachel Meech, MS, BCBA
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Senior Clinical Director

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.

Front Range Division

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Allison Hunter, M.Ed., BCBA
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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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Sophie Vail, MA, BCBA
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Regional Clinical Director: North Denver

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 neurodevelopmental disorders, 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. 

Stephanie Bendush, ABA Colorado consultant

Stephanie Bendush, MA, BCBA
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Consultant and Regional Clinical Trainer

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 ages 3-24. Her master's thesis is titled "The Effects of 'Both' and 'Neither': Alternative Response Options on Equivalence Class Formation."

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Jessica Cooper, MS, BCBA
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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 neurodevelopmental delays. Her research and professional interests include verbal behavior, language development, play skills, and matrix training.

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Margaret Gertzog, MA, BCBA
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Consultant

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. She has been a BCBA since 2019. Margaret has worked with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and neurodevelopmental disorders, 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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Katie Roberts, MS, BCBA
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Consultant

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 a BCBA since 2019. Katie has worked with young children through teenagers, with ASD, BPD, ODD, and Down Syndrome. Her research and professional interests include stereotypy and verbal behaviors.

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Kyle Bacon, BS, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Kyle earned his BS in human development and family studies from Colorado State University in 2012. He is pursuing his MA and Psy.D. in school psychology, along with his BCBA. He has been an RBT since 2018. Kyle has served clients ages 2-19, with the majority of his experience in working with children with emotional and behavioral disabilities in affective needs centers that provide educational services for K-12. His professional interests include implementing functional analyses in a variety of settings, and he  seeks to learn more about Relational Frame Theory.

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Anthony Baldasarri, BA, RBT
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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 neurodevelopmental disorders. His research interests include the use of ABA with individuals with traumatic brain injuries and individuals with co-morbid mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders diagnoses. 

Liz Budwit, ABA Colorado consultant-in-training

Liz Budwit, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Liz earned her BA in psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2011 and is currently pursuing her MS in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University. She has been an RBT since 2018. Liz has worked with individuals ages 3-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her research and professional interests include learners with AAC devices, services for transition-aged youth, and social skills training groups.

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Mike Piechowski, BA, RBT
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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.

Courtney Russell, ABA Colorado

Courtney Russell, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Courtney, originally from Sugar Land, TX, earned both her BA in neuroscience and her BA in psychology from University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2016. She is currently pursuing her Psy.D. in school psychology and BCBA-D with University of Colorado, Denver. She has been an RBT since 2017. Courtney has worked with individuals ages 2-21 with varying neurodevelopmental disorders 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.

Melissa Schuh, ABA Colorado CIT

Melisa Schuh, MSE
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Consultant-in-Training

Melissa is originally from Hartford, WI. She earned her BA in psychology from University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2018 and her MS in special education from University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, in 2019. Melissa has a graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis and is a transition specialist and an autism specialist. Her professional and research interests include multidisciplinary practices, transition services, and school consultation/training. Melissa has worked with those in early childhood as well as with adult and vocational transitions.

Ashley Setzer, ABA Colorado

Ashley Setzer, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

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 ages 2-16 with autism spectrum disorder. Her professional and research interests include desensitization training.

Rebecca Titcomb

Rebecca Titcomb, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

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.

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Ryan Horneman, BS
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Therapist

Originally from Media, PA, Ryan earned her BS in psychology from High Point University in 2017. She has worked with both elderly clients and youth. Ryan enjoys krav maga, yoga, and skiing.

Abigail Kern, ABA Colorado therapist

Abigail Kern, BA
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Therapist

Abigail is from Littleton, CO. She earned her BA in psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2017. She is pursuing her MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University. Abigail's professional interests include traumatic brain injuries and long-term effects of early intervention. She has worked with children ages 3-18 with ASD, ADHD, and processing disorders; she has also worked with adolescents and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and behavioral concerns.

Roaring Fork Valley Division

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Michelle Szydlowski, MA, BCBA
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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 neurodevelopmental disorders 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
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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. 

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Autum Harman, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Consultant and Regional Clinical Trainer

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, 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.

Kristi Strickland, ABA Colorado consultant

Kristi Strickland, LCSW, BCBA
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Consultant

Kristi is from Duluth, MN. She received her BS in psychology and business administration from Valparaiso University in 2004, and her MSW from Indiana University in 2008. She has been a BCBA since 2014. Kristi has worked with individuals from toddlers through seniors, with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders and mental illnesses; she specializes in autism spectrum disorder. Her research and professional interests include changing rule-governed behavior by changing the rules, as well as biological markers of ASD.

Karlie Colia, ABA Colorado

Karlie Colia, MSW, RBT
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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
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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 neurodevelopmental disorders. She is currently pursuing her master's degree in applied behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. 

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Katherine McCourt, M.Ed., RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

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.

Karen Murphy, ABA Colorado consultant-in-training

Karen Murphy, MA, RBT
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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.

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Malorie Sanchez, BS, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

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.

Karina Baker, ABA Colorado therapist

Karina Baker
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Therapist

Karina is from Lima, Peru. She earned her high-school diploma in 2001. Karina has worked as an early childhood educator and with many populations, including Hispanic and Latino communities.

Rocio Bautista, ABA Colorado therapist

Rocio Bautista
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Therapist

Rocio's hometown is Eagle, CO. She earned her GED through Colorado Mountain College, Edwards, in 2007. Rocio has taught preschool to children ages 3-5.

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Tom Desiderio, MS, RBT
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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 been an RBT since 2019. 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
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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.

Mattea Pedersen, ABA Colorado therapist

Mattea Pedersen, BA
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Therapist

Mattea's hometown is Glenwood Springs, CO. She earned her BA in psychology from Colorado Mesa University in 2019. Mattea has worked with individuals ages 12-70 with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her professional interests include human growth and development as well as abnormal psychology.

Hannah Poole, ABA Colorado therapist

Hannah Poole, BA
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Therapist

Originally from West Monroe, LA, Hannah received her BA in psychology from Louisiana Tech University in 2019. She enjoys travel, painting, movies, concerts, and the outdoors. 

Becky Viboolsittiseri, ABA Colorado therapist

Becky Viboolsittiseri, M.Ed., RBT
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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 (ages 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
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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.