Our Team

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Maura Wamsley, MA, BCBA

Owner, Regional Clinical Director: Glenwood Springs

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. 

If you are on the western slope, please contact Maura with questions about your child's therapy and goals. 

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Meredith Loscialpo, MS, BCBA

Practice Director

Meredith received her Master's degree 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 with any questions 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. 

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Rachel Meech, MS, BCBA

Regional Clinical Director: Northern 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 any questions about your child’s therapy and goals.

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Sam White, M.Ed., BCBA

Regional Clinical Director: Central Denver

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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Annette Groen, Ph.D, BCBA

Regional Clinical Director: Southern Denver

Annette Groen received her BS in Psychology from UCLA and her Ph.D in Educational Psychology/Developmental Studies from UCLA. She completed her post doctorate work at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital. She has been a BCBA since 2015. 

Annette has extensive experience working with early learners doing intensive behavioral intervention. Her research interests include telemedicine, achievement motivation theory, peer play/friendships in children with ASD, and dissemination of early intensive behavioral intervention. 

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

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Shannon Martinez, MSP/BH, BCBA

Regional Clinical Trainer

Shannon Martinez joins the team at ABA Services of the Front Range & Roaring Fork Valley as our regional clinical trainer. She will be directing and designing the 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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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 in working with individuals with various developmental disabilities, ages2 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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Allison Hunter, M.Ed., BCBA

Consultant

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 her her husband. 

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Sandra Vandergoot, BCaBA

Consultant-in-Training

Sandra is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. She is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. She has worked with children with autism spectrum disorders ages 2-18. In her free time Sandra enjoys hiking and skiing. 

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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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Lauren McLoughlin, BS

Consultant-in-Training

Lauren received her BS in Health Sciences from Marymount University and is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. 

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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Alexandra Salcedo-Mira, MS, BCBA

Consultant-in-Training

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 Columbia and supports our bilingual population on the Front Range as well as Glenwood Springs. In her free time, Alex enjoys being outside, furthering her education, and spending time with her dog, Iker. 

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Laura Macy, MS, RBT

Consultant-in-Training

Laura received her BS in Psychology from San Diego State University and is currently pursuing her MS in Applied Behavior Analysis from Purdue University Global. 

Laura has experience working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders in a wide range of school settings. Her research interests include long term planning for individuals with developmental disabilities and education law. 

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Mike Piechowski, BA, RBT

Therapist

Michael Piechowski moved to Denver from Green Bay, Wisconsin. 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, and Michael began working as a Behavior Therapist for ABA services of the Front Range. 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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Lindsey Tyrrell, BS, RBT

Therapist

Lindsey is originally from Kittanning, PA. She obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in Communication Disorders from California University of PA. She is currently working on a dual Master's Degree in Special Education/Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavioral Sciences at 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.

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Chelsea Nottoli, BA, RBT

Therapist

Chelsea Nottoli has been fascinated with all that is behavior from a very young age. Born in 1988 to an Air Force family of 6, she has moved every couple years, learned to adapt, and observed people grow from states all over the country. Her love for behavior therapy grew after volunteering at a summer camp focused on individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, aged 6-18. She graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and is currently working toward her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis. Chelsea offers a supportive and enthusiastic environment, with a lot of encouragement and skill building!

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Michelle Szydlowski, MA, BCBA

Consultant

Michelle comes to ABA Services of the Roaring Fork Valley after many years of working in adult residential services. She has managed adult residential care and behavioral needs, as well as supervised a wide range of staff. She is excited to be working in an applied behavior analytic clinic. 

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Karlie Colia, MSW, RBT

Consultant-it-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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Jennifer Buckendorf, BS, BCaBA

Consultant-it-Training

Jennifer received her BA in Psychology from the University of Wyoming and her MS in Developmental Psychology from Walden University. She has been a BCaBA since 2018. S

She has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities and severe behaviors in the home and clinic setting. Her research interests include the collaboration between applied behavior analysis and developmental psychology.  

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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. She enjoys rock climbing, camping and photography. 

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Marie Dohm, BS, RBT

Therapist

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. 

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Karen Murphy

Therapist

Karen has lived in Glenwood Springs for a number of years. She has experience in working in many roles in the school district and is new to the ABA world. She is currently pursuing her BCBA certification.