Lisa has been in the clinical field since 2008, working with children and adolescents in research, inpatient and outpatient settings. Lisa has extensive training in neuropsychological and developmental assessment, and is committed to evidence-based assessment and intervention. Lisa seeks to integrate skills-based approaches drawn from clinical psychology and behavior analysis to provide individualized support for her clients and their families. She loves troubleshooting to come up with creative solutions, and is committed to collaborating with families and other providers to ensure a proper range of care if provided. Lisa has a particular interest in utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)with both parents and clients, as well as targeting interventions related to cognitive flexibility, and delay tolerance. Additionally, Lisa enjoys working with individuals who struggle with co-occurring social-emotional disorders. Lisa received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology and Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Denver, and her M.S. in Behavior Analysis at Simmons University. Outside of work, Lisa enjoys spending time outside with her two dogs, Ralley and Layla.
Becca is Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Clinical Supervisor at CAC. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Montevallo, and her Masters of Special Education, with focus in Applied Behavior Analysis, from George Mason University. Becca has provided educational and behavior support services with individuals with disabilities in the home, school, and community setting since 2013, and has practiced as a BCBA since 2017. She enjoys working with her clients to build communication and skills that build independence and open them up to new social experiences and opportunities. Becca moved to the Denver area from Northern Virginia at the start of 2021, and is loving the Colorado life. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new places, live music, reading, and spending time with friends and family.
Amanda was born in Boulder, CO and has lived in this beautiful state since then! She started her journey working at a coffee shop that offered vocational experience for adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Denver about four years ago. She has since discovered ABA and fallen in love with the field. She is passionate about offering individualized, well-rounded, and inclusive programs that hone relevant life skills and encourage autonomy. In her free time, Amanda likes to bike, hang out with her cat and dog (Roux and Rudder), and eat food that her partner makes.
Nicole is originally from New Jersey and attended her undergraduate years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in both Psychology and Communication Disorders. Nicole currently lives in Denver and began her journey to become a BCBA in September 2020 when she started her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with Simmons University. Before moving to Colorado, Nicole lived in Boston where she had her first hands-on experience with individuals with disabilities working in the speech department as an SLPA. When Nicole isn’t at work or studying for school, she enjoys live music, hiking, camping, skiing, hanging with friends, and just about all the amazing things Colorado has to offer!
Sarah is originally from Southern California and received her Master’s from Arizona State University in Special Education with an emphasis in ABA. She began her ABA journey providing in-home services to clients of all ages, and then moved to center based services for early intervention. She has been in the field for over 5 years and loves working with clients of all ages. She moved to Colorado 2 ½ years ago and loves the mountains. In her spare time she enjoys rock climbing outdoors or at the gym, as well as relaxing with her dogs.
Kjersten was born and raised in Wisconsin. They relocated to Denver after their recent graduation from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor’s of Psychology and Spanish. Throughout their undergraduate schooling, Kjersten worked for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project in which they found a passion for working with children with autism. They also used Spanish speaking skills to study abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica - where they compared cultural differences of diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder between the USA and Costa Rica. With this experience, they found a drive for encouraging and implementing outreach opportunities for those of the Spanish speaking populations and brings that enthusiasm with them to the CAC team. Outside of work, Kjersten enjoys camping, playing guitar, creating artwork, and spending time with family and friends!
Melanie is originally from Michigan, where she started her undergrad classes in Early Elementary Education. She holds a BA in psychology from the University of Colorado Denver. Melanie has been working in the ABA field for over 20 years and has been working as an RBT for over 6 years now. Melanie has worked as a paraprofessional in all different school programs in Michigan and has worked as a behavioral therapist in the Denver area for the past nine years. She enjoys sitting in the beautiful Colorado sunshine, hiking, boating, paddle boarding, spending as much time with her family and friends as possible and enjoying all that life has to offer!
Nicole is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a master degree in special education with a specialization in severe special education. Nicole has served children, adolescents and adults with autism and their families for over 15 years. She has worked in home, center-based, and school settings using evidence-based interventions and a developmental approach to provide meaningful, effective treatment. Nicole values intervention that is engaging, naturalistic, incorporates the strengths and interest of the individual and promotes generalization. Outside of her work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, cooking, the outdoors, and traveling.
MiKaila was born and raised in Aurora, Colorado. MiKaila started her career path in 2018, first volunteering with her husband at a daytime facility for adults with disabilities. After a couple months of volunteering, MiKaila decided that working with people with different needs was what she was meant to do. Her journey started at an Elementary school in Aurora, working with children between Kindergarten and 5th grade in groups, as a classroom, and sometimes one-on-one. This is where MiKaila’s passion for working with children started. She eventually transitioned to Hinkley High School where she continued working with older children with severe needs in groups and one-on-one. While working for Aurora Public Schools, MiKaila got an opportunity to work for a company called The Foundation Behavioral Services, which is where her love for ABA therapy bloomed. There, she spent two years working with children between the ages of 5 and 19. The Foundation was a combination of ABA and respite care, sometimes working in groups and other times, working one-on-one. After spending the majority of their lives in Aurora, MiKaila and her husband decided it was time to move somewhere quiet. After moving to Flagler, Colorado in 2020, MiKaila started working at the Flagler Public School as a severe needs para and behavioral interventionist. She started out working one-one-one with students her first year at the school. She now works with children of all ages with a variety of disabilities and challenges. MiKaila is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a focus in ABA through Purdue Global University.
Ashley was born and raised in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. She became passionate about ABA during her undergraduate experience and decided to work towards her masters in ABA at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Since then, she has moved back to Colorado to expand her experience working in the field and build fulfilling relationships with various individuals. She is currently working towards becoming a BCBA. She enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with family in her free time.
Cameron was born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. He attended Brigham Young University and received a BS in Psychology. He is currently attending the University of Denver to receive an MA in Sports and Performance Psychology. He has always had a passion for sports and psychology and how the two fields are connected. Along with that, Cameron has strong interest in being able to serve others and be a support to everyone he gets to work with. Further he is bilingual with being able to speak and write fluently in Spanish and English. In his free time, Cameron enjoys going to the rec center to play basketball, watching sports, or watching the newest movie or tv show he can find.