• Elizabeth Raszka, M.Ed., BCBA
    Elizabeth Raszka, M.Ed., BCBA Owner and Director of In Home Program

    Liz began working in the field of ABA in 2009 as a behavior therapist for children with Autism. She graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor’s degree and completed her BCaBA later that year. After obtaining her BCaBA, she worked for an agency in Denver as part of a Family Preservation program. She worked with at risk families and with youth at risk of being placed out of the home due to challenging behavior. While working in conjunction with a Psychologist, family and child therapist, she worked with children and adolescents that had a wide range of diagnoses. Liz graduated with a Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2013. She then completed her BCBA, and joined Behavior and Learning Group. Since 2013, she has worked with children in their homes, in schools, and in community settings. Her professional passion is spending time working with children in Foster Care or in the adoption process to help smooth the transition process. In her free time, Liz enjoys spending time with her family, travelling, and playing soccer.

  • Kaitlyn Taylor, MA, BCBA
    Kaitlyn Taylor, MA, BCBA Assistant Director of In Home Program

    Kaitlyn began working in the field of ABA in 2007 as a behavior therapist providing in-home therapy to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She completed her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2011. After graduating, she worked for a centered-based ABA program, while obtaining her BCaBA. After completing her BCaBA, she joined Behavior and Learning Group while working on her Master’s degree, before relocating to Northern Virginia. For 3 years, Kaitlyn worked in a large school district in Northern Virginia as an ABA coach. While in Northern Virginia, she completed her Master’s degree from Ball State University, and obtained her BCBA in 2014. Kaitlyn was able to rejoin Behavior and Learning Group in 2016 and took the position of Assistant Director and Supervisor of the BCBA Candidate Program in December of 2017. Her professional passion is working with clients to advocate for their educational and behavioral needs in school settings, as well as building capacity in school staff to utilize ABA in the classroom.

  • Shasta Brenske, MS, BCBA
    Shasta Brenske, MS, BCBA Owner and Director of Bright Behavior Inc (Center Based)

    Shasta started working in the field of Behavior Analysis as a behavior therapist at an Early Intervention program at Western Michigan University in 2000. After graduating with her Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University, she started teaching Special Education at Spectrum Center in California, a school that specializes in behavior services. In 2004, she moved to Minnesota and received her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2006 from Saint Cloud State University. Since 2007, she has been working as a BCBA. She has worked with a variety of populations including geriatrics, autism, and brain injury and her research has been published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. She joined Behavior and Learning Group in October 2016 and is the owner of our Center based location which opened in the fall of 2017. Shasta was elected Treasurer of the Colorado Association for Applied Behavior Analysis for 2017-2018. You might see Shasta and her husband hiking the trails with their Husky and Saint Bernard in Colorado Springs.

  • Sarah Reimondo, M.Ed., BCBA
    Sarah Reimondo, M.Ed., BCBA Authorizations Coordinator

    Sarah began her journey in the ABA field in January of 2007 while working as a behavior therapist providing in-home ABA therapy. During that time Sarah acquired ABA experience in school, clinical, and in-home settings. Also during that time, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Colorado- Colorado Springs in Special Education as well as her Colorado SPED teaching license. She subsequently acquired a Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Autism and ABA from the University of Massachusetts- Lowell in 2011. She completed her BCBA in April of 2012. Throughout her experience in ABA she has developed a passion for in-home ABA therapy. Sarah feels that ABA is very effective when administered in naturalistic settings that allow students to apply knowledge immediately to real life situations. She enjoys seeing the progress when able to address behavioral concerns where they typically occur. Sarah is a Colorado Springs native and plans to stay in Colorado for the rest of her life. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and scrapbooking.

  • Sheena G. Schultz, MS, BCBA
    Sheena G. Schultz, MS, BCBA RBT Training Coordinator

    Sheena has been a BCBA working with individuals with Autism since 2013.  Prior to that, she was a RBT/therapist since 2010 working across home, center, community and school settings.  Sheena received her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science in Counseling, Allied Health Studies (2005) from College of Mount Saint Vincent in New York.  She has worked with at risk youth in a residential setting for a non profit organization in New Jersey.  She has also worked with adults in psychiatric group home setting.  Sheena moved to Colorado in 2010, and her first job as a therapist implementing ABA therapy, made her pursue her post graduate work in ABA towards her BCBA certification.  Since then, she was a BCBA and the Clinical Director for a center-based program in Hawaii from 2013-2017, before moving back to Colorado.  Sheena has two young boys, and loves to spend time with her family and friends, enjoying the outdoors and traveling.

  • Jessica Conedy, M.ED, BCBA
    Jessica Conedy, M.ED, BCBA Senior BCBA

    Jessica began working in the field of ABA in 2007 as a behavior therapist for individuals with Autism. She completed her Master’s degree in 2010 from Chaminade University in Honolulu, Hawaii. While obtaining her Master’s degree she taught Special Education at the high school level in Kaneohe, Hawaii. She then worked toward obtaining her BCBA while simultaneously working as a Special Educator and behavior therapist at a clinic in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since obtaining her BCBA in 2012 she has worked with children and young adults within a clinic setting, in their homes as well as in school settings. Jessica joined Behavior and Learning Group in 2017. Her professional passion includes working closely with families to help ensure progress not only with their child but together as a family unit by utilizing ABA. In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

  • Katherine Donahoe, MS, BCBA
    Katherine Donahoe, MS, BCBA Senior BCBA

    Katherine was introduced to ABA as a behavior technician an early intervention clinic at West Virginia University, where she received a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication Studies. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities through Auburn University, where she worked in preschool, outpatient, and residential settings with clients from 3-21 years old. After graduating from Auburn and becoming a BCBA in August 2015, she completed a year-long fellowship at the Virginia Institute of Autism. Katherine has been providing ABA services in Colorado Springs ever since, and she joined Behavior and Learning Group in 2018. Throughout her career, she has presented collaborative research in the behavior analytic and pediatric psychology fields and has enjoyed teaching paraprofessionals, undergraduates, families, technicians, and graduate students to work with the clients she served. Her goal is for clients to live their most independent and fulfilling lives and to prioritize teaching skills that extend that improved quality of life to clients’ loved ones. Her professional passions include reducing severe challenging behavior as well as utilizing ongoing training to nurture technicians’ skills and excitement within the field. In her free time, Katherine enjoys reading, coffee, live music, and her dogs.

  • Lizzy Harrington, M.Ed., BCBA
    Lizzy Harrington, M.Ed., BCBA Senior BCBA

    Lizzy started her career as a behavior therapist while obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology through Louisiana State University in 2006. After graduating, Lizzy chose to work as a caseworker for children in foster care. During that time she realized her passion for ABA and in 2009, she began working as a behavior therapist in an in-home setting. In 2012, Lizzy received her Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in ABA through the University of North Florida. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2013. Lizzy has worked in both center based and in-home settings. She has provided services for a broad range of ages from 18 months to 19 years of age, as well as functioning levels. Her professional passion is teaching social skills and has been able to host several social skills groups for children and teens. Her biggest joy is seeing behavioral changes that are socially significant to both her clients and families’ lives. In her spare time, Lizzy enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and lab. They enjoy hiking and traveling as a family.

  • Jennifer Hackney, M.A. BCBA
    Jennifer Hackney, M.A. BCBA BCBA

    Jennifer began working in the field of Behavior Analysis in 2011 as a behavior therapist providing center based and in-home early intervention therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She earned her Master’s degree from Rowan University in Southern New Jersey in 2014. Through her graduate studies, she worked in a youth crisis stabilization center and transitional campus providing intensive ABA services to high risk children and young adults with autism. She has presented at the international conference for ABA in 2013, 2014 and 2016. In 2016, Jennifer became the Director of Behavior Health Services heading an effort for delivering in-home services for adults with autism in Center City Philadelphia and across Pennsylvania. Jennifer received her board certification in Fall 2016. In March 2018, Jennifer moved west and joined Colorado Behavior and Learning Group as a BCBA. Her professional passion is seen through her work with families and clients with autism. She believes education and using a collaborate approach with family members is best practice for supporting her clients in achieve their morst independent and fulfilling lives possible. Her goals include reducing severe challenging behavior and increase skills that allow for clients to connect to their everyday life in more meaningful ways. Jennifer enjoys teaching others, traveling and spending time with her family.

  • Jay Burton, MA, BCBA
    Jay Burton, MA, BCBA BCBA

    Jay entered the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in his Senior year of College. After only a month of working as a Registered Behavior Technician he decided he wanted to do this for the rest of his life. After graduating from University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2016 with his Bachelors degree, he began his Master Degree program in Applied Behavior Analyses at Ball State University. Jay graduated in 2017 with a Master’s of Arts in Applied Behavior Analyses and has been working as a BCBA since 2018. His course work and experience has predominately been focused on Early Intensive Behavior Intervention but he has worked with ages ranging from 18 months to 21 years of age.

    Jay enjoys spending his spare time hiking, camping, occasionally fishing, and during the winter he hits the slopes for some poorly executed skiing.

  • Esther Harris, BA, BCaBA
    Esther Harris, BA, BCaBA BCaBA

    Esther was introduced to ABA therapy while working as a para-professional in a pilot preschool program for children with Autism in 2009. Soon after, Esther enrolled at Florida Institute of Technology in the Applied Behavior Analysis program.  She received her BCaBA in 2012 after having worked two years in the preschool program. After leaving the preschool program, Esther worked in both in home and clinic settings working with both children and adults. She has experience developing programs, and supervising staff programs. Esther returned to in-home practice with Behavior and Learning Group because she feels that the family life gives children the foundation of social life. She has had the pleasure of teaching caregivers ABA strategies and enjoys witnessing the application within the home. Esther has a great love for children (she must, she has 7 of her own!) and enjoys helping them acquire the skills needed to move through life. Her professional passion is helping families, so that the family may relax and enjoy their children and their home life. Esther has illustrated two books in a series entitled Peebles Beaubian: The Giraffe with Autism and she looks forward to illustrating more in the series. The personal joys in her life are her husband and her children and granddaughter. Children are gifts to be treasured.

  • Rylee Mielecki, BA, BCaBA
    Rylee Mielecki, BA, BCaBA BCaBA

    Rylee began working in the field of ABA in 2014 as a behavior therapist providing in-home therapy to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She graduated in 2012 with her Bachelor’s degree. After graduating, she began her coursework for her BCaBA. She spent a year abroad teaching at a University in Brazil before entering the field as a behavior therapist providing in-home therapy in Michigan. In 2015, she moved to Colorado to begin a Master’s degree. For two years, she worked with children, teenagers, and adults that had a wide range of diagnoses, obtaining her BCaBA along the way, in 2016. Rylee joined Behavior and Learning Group, and began her coursework for her M.Ed. and BCBA, in August 2017. Her professional passion is working on language acquisition and functional communication training in individuals with developmental disabilities to further reduce challenging behaviors and increase their quality of life. Rylee enjoys spending time in the mountains with her two huskies.

  • Ronni Clark, M.Ed., BCBA
    Ronni Clark, M.Ed., BCBA

    Ronni began her journey in ABA when she participated in a practicum in which she worked one-on-one, providing intensive behavior therapy in a public preschool for children with autism. Subsequent to receiving her BS in Psychology at WMU in 2003, she accepted a position with Applied Behavior Consultants in Duarte, California where she was trained in assessment, supervision, PECS, parent-training, and clinical skills. During this time Ronni also became a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (2007). After briefly teaching, she returned to ABA in 2009 at ACES in Orange County, CA. She began supervising for various ACES locations, including Colorado Springs, CO, and Tacoma, WA. After relocating to the Colorado office, Ronni remained with ACES until she became interested in working in private practice. Ronni has worked with Behavior and Learning Group since 2012. She graduated with her MEd in Special education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2015. Subsequently she became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in November of 2015. Ronni currently works with Behavior and Learning Group as an independent behavior consultant and as a provider for TriCare/United, Medicaid, and Anthem Blue Cross in Colorado Springs, CO.

  • Corrine Kirsch, MS, BCBA
    Corrine Kirsch, MS, BCBA Owner and Director of Creative Kids Behavioral Consulting (In Home)

    Corrine has been providing ABA services to children with Autism since 2003, when she began working as a behavior therapist in a home-based program in Milwaukee. In 2006 she completed her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and subsequently earned certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. In 2011 Corrine established Creative Kids Behavioral Consulting and began collaborating with a team of other home-based ABA providers under Behavior and Learning Group. Over the years she has worked with children of all ages, though her strength is in teaching social skills and activities of daily living to teens. She has also done research on teaching safety around strangers, reporting injuries, and pill swallowing. Corrine has been living in Colorado Springs for 10 years although she will never miss a Green Bay Packer game! She enjoys the sunshine, running, and hiking.

  • Daniel C. Felde, MS, BCBA
    Daniel C. Felde, MS, BCBA

    Dan began working in the field of ABA in 2009 after completing a Master’s degree in School Psychology with a Specialization in Clinical Child Counseling from the University of Hartford. After obtaining a Graduate Level Certificate in the Behavioral Treatment of Autism from UMASS Lowell, he completed his BCBA in 2011. He has worked in clinic, community, school based, and residential settings throughout his career and has experience with clients ages 16 month-22 years old. Recently, he spent 6 months in India where he was a consultant for Behavior Momentum India and had the good fortune to provide parent training, case consultation, and staff training (in addition to running social groups) in that area of the world. He joined Behavior and Learning Group as a consultant in July of 2017 and currently spends the bulk of his time in the Center based setting. His professional passion is focusing on teaching and working on the most useful and functional skills at all times as well as working with complex behavioral presentations. He has been a Colorado resident since 2011 and thoroughly enjoys all the recreation, sunshine, and peace of mind that this area has to offer.

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