Our Team

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Alexa Suich​

Occupational Therapist

Core Values: Kindness and Compassion

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Allison Hunter​

Behavior  Analyst

Core Values: Adventure

Ashley Gibbs

Clinical Director Hochheim & Stuttgart

Core Values: Empowering others

Benjamin Brody

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Being curious

Carla Meikle

Executive Clinical Director

Core Values: Heart & Resilience

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Catalina Ortega

RBT

Core Values: Adaptability and service 

Danielle Trzil

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Compassion & Mindfulness

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Daria Brazhenkova

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Authenticity and service

Emily Berman

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Connection & Encouragement

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Estela Oltra

Behavior Technician

Core Values: Challenge

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Gillienne Nadeau

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Compassion & Curiosity

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Heather Burchett

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Being flexible & Showing kindness

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Jenna Sady

Behavior Analyst / Parent Coach Specialist

Core Values: Connection & Compassion

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Kara Duran

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Humility & Adventure

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K. Alexis Fox

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Encouraging others

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Katie Accordino

Behavior Analyst / Parent Coach Specialist

Core Values: Compassion

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Katya Shchurskaya

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Humility & Connection

Leif Erik Hack

Co-Founder and CEO

Core Values: Truth

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Le Li

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Integrity, Kindness and Courage

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Lydia Wattigny

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Adventure, Curiosity & Compassion

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Mallory Yeager​

Clinical Administration

Core Values: Integrity

Miriam Quarterman​

RBT & Officer Manager

Core Values: Connection & EmpathyRBT

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Noemi Lovera

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Acceptance & Collaboration

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Samantha Cimirro

Occupational Therapist

Core Values: Dignity

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Sarah Weßling

Occupational Therapist

Core Values: Authenticity

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Sara M.C.​

Billing Specialist

Core Values: Authenticity

Sean O’Neill

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Respect & Compassion

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Stephen Buckley

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Being courageous & challenging myself

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Tenny B. Chalian

Clinical Director Amberg

Core Values: Teaching and learning something new everyday.

Veneta Dimitrova

Co-Founder and Steward of Vision

Core Values: Discovery & Awe

William (Billy) Moulden

Behavior Analyst

Core Values: Integrity

Lexi is from Georgia, where she received her Masters in Occupational Therapy from Georgia State University in 2020. She discovered her passion for occupational therapy 8 years ago when volunteering in an orthopedic rehabilitation clinic as well as working as an adaptive sports coach for the Special Olympics. She has a passion for working and collaborating with patients to increase functional independence in daily activities and age-appropriate tasks. As a military spouse frequently relocating, Lexi has had the opportunity to work as an OT with diverse populations in various settings in North Carolina and Arizona. She has experience in orthopedics, neurology, cardio-respiratory conditions, critical care, cognition, and developmental delays ranging from pediatrics in outpatient clinics, geriatrics in nursing facilities, and adults in acute care hospitals. She is continuing to learn and grow every day within the field of occupational therapy as new evidence and research arises. Outside of work, Lexi enjoys hiking, reading, crafting, and traveling to new countries with her husband and dog. She speaks English as her mother tongue.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy – OTR
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist – State of Arizona
  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED certified
  • Certified Physical Agent Modalities Practitioner, PAMPCA LLC
  • Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Certified

 

Education

  • Georgia State University: MOT, Master of Occupational Therapy
  • Georgia Southern University: B.S., Kinesiology with emphasis in Exercise Science

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English

Allison began her career in ABA as a line therapist shortly after completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida. She was offered an opportunity to learn more about the field and gain an assistant behavior analyst certification. Allison completed her coursework through Florida Institute of Technology and received a BCaBA in 2014. Knowing this was her passion, she immediately started her coursework for a Master’s in Education from Arizona State University. She received her degree and the BCBA certification in 2016.

For over a decade, Allison has worked with individuals affected by Autism (ASD) and other behavioral disorders ranging in age from 2 to 22 years. Dedication and compassion lead to advancement through a variety of roles, including leadership and mentoring. Before relocating to Germany in 2022, Allison worked in homes, clinics, schools, and community settings in Colorado and Kentucky. 

Allison enjoys traveling and spends her free time attending festivals, hiking, touring museums, and preparing for the next big adventure with her husband.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment Level 3
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

 

Education

  • Arizona State University: M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in ABA)
  • Florida Institute of Technology: Applied Behavior Analyst Basic Series
  • University of Central Florida: BS in Psychology

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English

Ashley directs our Hochheim and Stuttgart clinics as well as oversees all occupational therapy services. Ashley is a native New Yorker, but grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.  After several years of working with children in a multidisciplinary setting as an occupational therapist and seeing the gains her clients made when they received ABA services, Ashley felt called to return to school and pursue certification as a behavior analyst. During this time, Ashley developed a passion for bridging the gap between what she read in research journals and what practitioners could feasibly do within their clinics. She is particularly interested in interventions that facilitate generative language and derived relational responding in children with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities and has had her work published in multiple behavior analytic journals. Ashley is currently working on her dissertation as a doctoral candidate in the Educational Psychology program at Georgia State University. As a BCBA and an OT, Ashley has had experience working with clients from birth to adolescence with a variety of diagnoses and abilities. Ashley believes in treating the whole child and working in collaboration with client’s families and providers across all disciplines to build autonomy and independence. 

Outside of work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her son, reading, and traveling. In the fall, you can find her wearing red and black and cheering for the UGA Bulldogs in NCAA football. She is now learning German.
 

 

Past & present licenses and certifications:

  • National Board Certification in Occupational Therapy
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist in Georgia
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment Credential Level 3
  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner 1
  • First Aid &  CPR

 

Education

  • Georgia State University, Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology
  • Georgia State University, M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • Augusta University: Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy
  • University of Georgia: 90 Occupational Therapy prerequisite hours as a Psychology major 

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English

Ben has worked with children and teens with autism ranging from 18 months to 18 years. He began his career as a behavioral therapist in Phoenix, Arizona in 2017. This lead to him completing his master’s degree in psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University in 2020. He enjoys providing direct therapy for children and adolescents, and developing individualized programs to help them succeed.

Ben enjoys riding his bike to work and reading research from the field of neuroscience.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications: 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner 2
  • First Aid & CPR

 

Education:

  • Capella University: M.S., Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Eckerd College: B.A., Creative Writing

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English

Carla directs our Kindsbach clinic as well as oversees all ABA services we provide in Germany. Carla has almost two decades of experience working with children with special needs and their families. At Carthage College, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology, she served as Chapter President of Psi Chi and presented research at the American Psychological Association Convention.

She obtained her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism and was nominated by her peers to run for President of Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis. Carla joined our company in 2018 and played a key role during our company’s response to the COVID pandemic in 2020.

She was the first Clinical Director for Teaching Tree (now Ausblick Therapie) and recently was promoted as Executive Clinical Director. Carla’s empathy and willingness to empower often create tricky dilemmas for her which invite her continuously to grow and expand her comfort zone. An anonymous survey in 2023, showed that 86% of the clinical staff Carla manages reported a decrease of  work-related stressors compared to the stress levels from their previous positions.

Carla plays soccer competitively, hikes with her dogs, and travels as much as possible with her husband and two boys.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • PEAK Level 1
  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner 2

 

Education

  • Ball State  University: MA, Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Carthage College: BA, Psychology

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English
  • Advanced working proficiency: Spanish
  • Elementary proficiency: German

 

Catalina, originally from Colombia, followed her passion for special education after earning her bachelor’s degree from Universidad Pedagógica Nacional in 2010. Advocating for inclusive education, she dedicated four years to teaching in Colombian schools. Seeking new horizons, Catalina embarked on a significant journey as she relocated to the United States, where she established herself, built a family, and pursued fresh career opportunities. It was during this transformative period in the States that Catalina stumbled upon her newfound passion for ABA while working as an RBT. This experience laid the groundwork for her future aspirations. Driven by her newfound passion, Catalina decided to further her education. She enrolled in a master’s degree program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Saint Joseph University in Philadelphia. Despite residing in Germany, she completed her studies in 2023, marking a pivotal turning point in her professional journey. This transition marked a new chapter for Catalina. In Germany, she applied ABA principles while supporting schools as a long-term substitute and aide in DoDEA schools. Catalina’s dedication to integrating ABA techniques fostered more inclusive and supportive learning environments.

 

Previous and current licenses and certifications

  • Basic Life Support First Aid and CPR

 

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in special education, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Colombia, 2010
  • Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, Saint Joseph University, Philadelphia, 2023

 

Languages

  • Muttersprachliche oder zweisprachige Kenntnisse: Spanish and English

     

Danielle has worked in a variety of childcare settings throughout her professional career since 2015. She discovered her passion for working with neurodiverse populations while working in a research lab and conducting parent training. She was inspired by the positive outcomes of the ImPACT curriculum to then pursue a career in Applied Behavior Analysis. Danielle initially worked as a behavior technician and assistant behavior analyst before becoming a BCBA in 2021. She primarily has experience working with children ages 18 months to 6 years with a range of developmental disabilities. Danielle is passionate about promoting socially meaningful behaviors and skills in the populations she works with using naturalistic, neurodivergent affirming, and empirically validated methods. She enjoys spending her free time traveling, spending time with her family, and crafting. 

 

Past and present licenses & certifications: 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • First Aid & CPR

 

Education

  • Whitworth University: MA, Applied Behavior Analysis 
  • University of Washington: BA, Psychology and Early Childhood & Family Studies double major 

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English 

Daria began her journey in ABA in 2010 becoming one of the first few practitioners in Russia. As she was very passionate about making difference and changing lives for better, she immediately fell in love with the science of Behavior Analysis. She completed both her course of training in Behavior Analysis and Master’s degree in Psychology in 2014 and got certified the same year. 

Daria enjoys working with children of different ages, as well as with teenagers. Some of her areas of professional interest include assessment and correction of severe problem behavior (PFA/SBT) and sexual education for people with developmental disabilities, she constantly deepens her knowledge in both of these topics. 

 

Past and present licenses & certifications: 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • Basic Life Support First Aid and CPR

 

Education 

  • Moscow State University of Psychology and Education: MA in Psychology, Developmental Psychology

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: Russion and English

Before joining us in 2018, Emily worked for an ABA company in California, climbing her way from behavior technician to clinical director. During this time, she gained experience working with toddlers, children, and young adults in home, school, and community settings. Emily has experience with Early Start Denver Model, Pivotal Response Training, attending IEPs, providing community training events, and collaborating with large teams of autism service providers. She always aims to provide individualized ABA service focusing on the highest priorities of the families she works with. When Emily is not building block towers or facilitating social skills opportunities, you can find her hiking, cooking and exploring new cities. 

 

Past and present licenses & certifications: 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • ESDM Therapist Certification candidate
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner 1

 

Education 

  • Russell Sage College: M.S., Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism 
  • California State University Monterey Bay: B.A., Global Studies

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English
  • Advanced working proficiency: German

Since childhood, Estela has always been interested in understanding human behaviour, which led her to study psychology. After graduating, she specialised in child psychotherapy, ABA, neuropsychology and school counselling. She worked with children with autism, high intellectual ability and learning problems, as well as with people with neurodegenerative disorders. She is currently completing her ABAT certificate. In her free time, she likes to travel, read and do yoga.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • Qualified Behavior Technician (an International Certification)
  • First Aid & CPR

 

Education

  • Loovas Foundation: M.A., UCLA young autism program: Applied Behavior Analysis training for professionals
  • Malaga’s University: M.A., Children and youngster assesment and psychological treatment
  • Malaga’s University: M.A., School Counselling
  • Malaga’s University: M.A., Health Psychology
  • Valentian International University: M.A., Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Malaga’s University: B.A, Psychology

 

Languages

  • Fluent Spanish, English and German.

Gillienne is from Philadelphia, where she studied theatre and worked as a theatre teacher for children and adolescents. It was in Hawaii in 2011 where she fell in love with behavioral science, eventually earning a master’s degree in Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies from Sage College. Gillienne loves both the science of behavior and getting to engage with amazing children and teenagers while watching them grow and learn. She is especially passionate about helping children learn through their natural environment and giving them the tools to express themselves as individuals. She has presented research to the Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis, Learning Disabilities Association of Hawaii, Association for Behavior Analysis International, and The Autism Community in Action. Gillienne loves dancing, baking, riding her bike, and every cat she meets. She stays involved in theater, performing whenever she can.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • First Aid & CPR

 

Education

  • Sage Colleges: M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Studies
  • University of Rhode Island: B.F.A. Performing Arts

 

Languages

  • Native or Bilingual Proficiency: English
  • Elementary Proficiency: German

Heather is a mother of two children and has been married for 20 years. She began her career in Missouri at the Judevine Center for Autism. There she worked with the University of St. Louis together to introduce a public training program to educate about autism awareness and acceptance in the community. Since her husband joined the Army, she has assisted individuals and families in 6 different states and now in 2 countries. In the last 18 years, she has worked as a community coach, registered behavior technician, Certified Behavior Analyst Assistant, Director of Special Education in New York State preschools and now as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She said, “One of the most rewarding aspects of my position is to listen to the families and caregivers, to really listen to them. In this way, I can help them to identify their strengths and offer them support.” Heather’s strength is the use of alternative and supported communication (AAC) tools to encourage people to find their voice. She worked with PECS, Proloquo, NovaChat, Dynavox and LAMP to help others with communication.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • International Behavior Analyst (an International Certification)
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst (US Certification)
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • First Aid and CPR 
  • Assistant Behavior Analyst Certificate Florida Institute of Technology
  • Social Work Certificate?
  • Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment Credential Level 1

 

Education 

  • University of Cincinnati : M.Ed., Foundations in Behavior Analysis Curriculum.
  • Florida Institute of Technology (FIT): Assistant Behavior Analyst Certificate 
  • College of the Ozarks: B.A. in Sociology Minor: Psychology with Social Work Certificate

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English

 

Jenna, a California native, discovered her passion for behavior analysis a decade ago while working in a preschool autism classroom. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas and later achieved her Master’s degree from the University of South Wales. Her experience has encompassed various roles within the field, spanning clinics, school districts, and community-based settings, allowing her to work with individuals of different diagnoses and age groups. Jenna’s deepest commitment lies in disseminating the science and collaborating with others to empower individuals and families in achieving meaningful, long-term goals. She thrives on continuous learning, constantly seeking new knowledge and experiences to refine her skills as a BCBA, ensuring the best service for her clients. In every interaction, Jenna is committed to cultivating compassion and fostering connections, aiming to build meaningful relationships and promote understanding.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Jenna spends her free time reading, exploring new destinations, enjoying new cuisines, and cherishing moments with her loved ones. While fluent in English, she’s also on a journey to learn the German language!

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • Advanced Course: Using Project ImPACT curriculum with families
  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner 1
  • First Aid and CPR

 

Education

  • University of South Wales: M.S., Behaviour Analysis and Therapy
  • University of North Texas: B.S., Applied Behavior Analysis Minor: Psychology

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English
  • Elementary proficiency: German

Alexis has been working in the field of behavior analysis since 2016. She began her career in Boston, MA as an ABA therapist at an early childhood intervention in-home consulting company. She then worked as an RBT in Atlanta, GA at a multidisciplinary clinic. In 2018, she received her Master of Science in Behavior Analysis from Simmons University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst that same year. She continued to work in Atlanta as a BCBA, where she worked with physical therapists, speech therapists, nutritional therapists, occupational therapists and behavior analysts to ensure the most effective and efficient treatment for her clients. She also founded a dance company for the neurodiverse community in Atlanta in 2020 called Ability to Groove. She looks forward to continuing her passion for working with this community here in Germany!

 

Past and present licenses & certifications: 

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • First Aid and CPR

 

Education

  • Simmons University: M.S. in Behavior Analysis
  • Eastern Kentucky University: B.S. in Psychology with a Minor in Special Education

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English

Katie was born and raised in New Jersey. As a psychology student at Rutgers University, she began working with people with autism and discovered her passion for ABA. In 2021, she received her master’s degree in special education with a concentration in applied behavior analysis from Rutgers University and is a certified teacher of students with disabilities. For six years, she worked at the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center, an ABA-based school program at Rutgers University, where she worked with students ages 8 to 21. She places great emphasis on working closely with other professionals and her clients’ families to provide them with personalized and effective services. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking and exploring new places with friends.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • NJS Standard Teaching Certificate Grade K-6
  • NJS Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TOSD) Endorsement
  • Advanced Course: Using Project ImPACT curriculum with families

 

Education

  • Rutgers University: Ed.M., Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Rutgers University: B.A., Psychology with a minor in Health and Society 

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English

Katya began her career as a language instructor at Minsk State Linguistic University. A few years later she started looking into Applied Behavior Analysis, as her own son was developing with a speech delay, and immediately fell in love with the science. Her keen interest in the area grew into a new profession – she completed the ABA program and obtained her Master’s degree in Psychology in 2020. For some time, Katya combined her teaching job at the university with work with children with special needs implementing behavior analysis in both settings, but eventually transitioned to the latter. She is truly passionate about her work, as both its process and result give her immense joy and inspiration. Katya is a constant learner, has a vibrant curiosity for new places, people and experiences. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, hiking and reading.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment Credential Level 3
  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner 1
  • Basic Life Support First Aid and CPR

 

Education

  • Belarusian State University: M.A., PsychologyMinsk State Linguistic University: B.A., Linguistics and Foreign Languages (teaching)
  • Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis: B.A., Applied Behavior Analysis

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: Russian, Belarusian, English

Leif’s professional journey spans from a year-long voluntary work at a therapy center for children with motor delays and physical challenges, IT security consulting and business leadership. He spent 10 years working in the banking sector as a free-lance business analyst until he was gradually (gently and sometimes not so gently) guided into our company by the loving influence of his wife, Veneta. Here, he started helping out with the IT department, later moving into office management, and finally stepping into his current position as a CEO. Leif developed for Ausblick a custom-made internal tracking IT system which helps with the quality assurance, audits and financial aspects of the company, allowing the clinical team to focus on what is truly important for them – teaching.


Leif’s deep interest in mental and physical health topics led him to believe that health is a communal and holistic endeavour that encompasses all aspects of life. Simultaneously, he developed a vigilant eye for the upheavals and major challenges of our time. He views these through the lenses of contemporary spirituality, philosophy, as well as science and systems theory. In his current role, Leif tries to integrate these frames of reference into his practice and attempts to incorporate his understanding of health and the observation of current time trends into the company’s mission and management.


His major task these days is finding ways to create a company with locked assets where profit-for-purpose replaces business for profit.


Education

  • Fachhochschule Furtwangen, Computer Networking

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: German, English

Le Li, A software engineer turned into a passionate behaviour analyst. She is on a mission to improve the quality lives of children with autism because that is what her passion lies in. She held an undergraduate degree in social science from Dublin Business School and was awarded with first class honours.  She then went on to complete her M.Sc. in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) in Trinity College, Dublin. She has qualified as a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) by the Behaviour Analysis Certification Board (BACB) since 2022.

Before moving to Germany in 2024, she has mainly worked in schools and home settings to support both autistic children and their families through delivering NDBI based naturalistic teaching and parents’ coaching.  She has enjoyed working with children with autism and their families across diverse cultural settings over the years. Her strong Christian faith gives her hope, joy, strength, and perseverance to compassionately serve the children and their families.

Le Li loves cooking, travelling, hiking, meeting new people all over the world.

 

Previous and current licences and certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American certification)

  • First aid

 

Education

  • Dublin Business School: BS in Social Science

  • Trinity College, Dublin: M.Sc. in Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)

  • Dublin City University: BS in Computer Applications

  • Dublin City University: M.Sc.  in Software Engineering

 

Languages

  • Native speaker or bilingual skills: English &  Mandarin

Lydia was born and raised in Southern Louisiana, an area of the state steeped in French heritage.  She graduated from the State’s French Immersion Bi-lingual Education Program and continued studies in French and Spanish during in her university years.  Lydia majored in Psychology at University of Louisiana at Lafayette and started working in the ABA field in 2013 during her undergraduate years.  For further studies, she attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where she obtained a Master  Degree in Applied Developmental Psychology.   In 2018, Lydia obtained her credentials as Board Certified Behavior Analyst. 

She first practiced in New Orleans, Louisiana, but then moved to Berkeley California in 2020.   She has a broad range of therapy experience with children aged 18 months to 23 years old and has collaborated with speech therapist, occupational therapists, and physical therapists in various settings.  Lydia enjoys collaborating with other professionals when in service to her clients and their families.  She is excited to continue her professional development through collaboration, research and practice using strategies and tools to best serve her clients. In her free time, she enjoys playing her musical instruments, attending concerts, cooking, practicing her second languages and spending as much time outside as possible.  

 

Past and present licenses & certifications: 

  • Basic Life Support First Aid and CPR



Education

  • George Mason university: M.A in Applied Developmental Psychology.
  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette: B.S. in psychology w/ a minor in criminal justice 

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English 
  • Advanced working proficiency: French and Spanish 
  • Elementary working proficiency: German 

Mallory was born and raised in Texas. Soon after completing her undergraduate degree in Business from Arizona State University, she moved back to Texas to pursue a career in family advocacy where she discovered ABA. Prior to joining Ausblick Therapie, Mallory spent multiple years working in the field of ABA where she helped set up and establish denovo clinics. She enjoys making connections and working with families to help them navigate the world of ABA.

Mallory likes being with her family and friends. She also enjoys exploring new destinations as well as hiking and trail running.

 

Education

  • The University of Arizona: B.A., Business Administration

 

Languages

  • Native or Bilingual Proficiency: English
 
Miriam was born in Heidelberg, Germany. She is the mother of 3 children and has a background in assistant elementary school teaching. During her time as a military spouse, she moved to Rhineland Palatinate and returned after several years in the icy tundra, also known as North Dakota. While living in Minot, North Dakota, she worked as a Experienced Support Parent Specialist for Early Intervention and was a member of Family Voices of North Dakota, which provides support and information to families of children with disabilities and special needs. She was also actively involved with CHASA, the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, and authored a proclamation to the Governor of North Dakota to establish a National Pediatric Stroke Awareness Day. In addition to being RBT, Miriam is a mom of an autistic son who survived a stroke in utero, so she is very familiar with the parenting side of the autism world. Her son even inspired her to become an RBT. Miriam has since taken on the role of office manager. She is fluent in German and English and has basic language skills in French and Spanish. She has a love of food and therefore enjoys cooking and baking. She has even turned her love of baking into a small business. When Miriam is not working or baking at the center, she enjoys spending time with her 3 children, and her dog.
 
 
Certificates
 
  • Personal Crisis Management Practitioner 1
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Registered Behavior Technician 
 
Education
 
  • University of Education Heidelberg – basic studies in elementary school education. 
 
Languages
 
  • Native or Bilingual Proficiency: German and English
  • Elementary working proficiency: Spanish and French
 

Noemi was born and raised in San Jose, California. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2015, she found work as a Behavior Specialist for the Comprehensive Autism Program (CAP) in the school district. Ranging from 3 to 16 years old, most of the students had limited verbal and social skills and high levels of aggression. It was here that she was introduced to mentors and colleagues who showed her how ABA could be used to design individualized treatment precisely and efficiently for each student. Over the next several years, she immersed herself in her newfound passion, while traveling summers to Southeast Asia to volunteer teaching English, supporting local special needs programs, and building housing and other infrastructure. She began a master’s degree in behavioral psychology from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California, and in 2021, she passed her board examination as a behavior analyst.

Noemi enjoys visiting new countries, learning local customs, eating food from all over the world, and playing soccer in her free time.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner 1
  • Basic Life Support First Aid and CPR
  • TEFL/ TESOL certification

 

Education

  • Pepperdine University: M.S., Behavioral Psychology
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo: B.A., Sociology

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English 6 Spanish

Samantha was born and raised in New Jersey, USA. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stockton University. While pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology, she met an occupational therapist at a residential school for children and adults with severe and profound disabilities. She was inspired. She changed course and spent the next 2 years working full-time and taking night classes to qualify for the Masters of Occupational Therapy program at The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. Samantha graduated 2 years later with high honors and proceeded to work with pediatrics to geriatrics in homes, schools, and private and state facilities. As Teaching Tree Clinic’s occupational therapist, she intends to continue to expand her training and become a certified feeding specialist. Having struggled with sensory processing differences as a child, especially in the area of eating, gives her the perspective to understand and empathize with what her clients and their family are going through. She enjoys cooking, reading, live music, playing video games, traveling, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

 

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • Registered and Licensed Occupational Therapist
  • Registred Behavior Technician (a North American Certification)
  • SOS Approach to Feeding Trained Therapist
  • Beckman Oral Motor Trained Therapist
  • Basic Life Support First Aid and CPR
  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner 1

 

Education

  • The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences- Masters of Occupational Therapy
  • Stockton University- B.A. Psychology

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English
  • Elementary proficiency: German

Sarah is our occupational therapist in Hochheim. She uses a playful approach to support children in their development and combines passion and expertise in her work. In her daily interactions she places an emphasis of the individual needs of each child.

She enjoys travelling and dreams of visiting each continent. She loves horses, has been riding since a small child and has a deep connection to her own horse which spans more than half of her life. Recently she has become really fond of baking.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications

  • Qualified Behavior Technician (an International Certification
  • Basic Life support First Aid certificate

 

Education

  • Völker Schule Osnabrück – Occupational therapy
  • Sarah is going to start her bachelors in OT in January

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: German & English

Born and raised on a small island called Menorca, Sara splits her time between Spain and Germany for the past 3 years. However, she is slowly setting down roots in Germany.

She studied tourism management and, for 5 summer seasons, worked with children as an entertainer. She also completed the certification requirements for Registered Behavior Technician and worked briefly with clients under the supervision of BCBAs. Making children and their families happy whether be it as an entertainer or a behavior technician is fulfilling for her.

Sara is currently our billing specialist. Sara loves nature, animals, arts and crafts, Zumba and traveling.

 

Certificates

  • Registred Behavior Technician (a North American Certification)

 

Education

  • IES Juniper Serra, Certificate of Higher Education (HNC) in Tourism accommodation Management

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: Spanish, Catalan and English
  • Elementary proficiency: Italian and German

Sean is a behavior analyst and began his training in the field of ASD in 2010 at the New England Centre for Children. Following this he returned to Ireland and continued to work in the area of autism carrying out applied research and providing behavioral support in Special Education Schools whilst completing his doctoral studies at Ulster University. Sean was an incoming DOCTRID and ASSISTID Marie Curie Fellow at Dublin City University and carried out research that involved ASD students attending University. More recently he has worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast, and is currently a Visiting Scholar at Queen’s. Here he carried out research in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT. He is committed to the advancement of knowledge in the field of ASD, to being of benefit, and to helping those with ASD achieve outcomes that are meaningful to them. In our Kindsbach clinic, Sean will serve as a mentor for psychological flexibility assessments and curriculum implementation.

 

Recent publications:

  • May, R.J., Salman, H., O’Neill, S.Jet al. Exploring the Use of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) in Special Education Settings. J Autism Dev Disord (2024). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-023-06194-1
  • O’Neill, S.J. & Sinéad Smyth, S. (2024) Using off-the-shelf solutions as assistive technology to support the self-management of academic tasks for autistic university students, Assistive Technology, 36:2, 173-187. http://doi.org/10.1080/10400435.2023.2230480

 

Past and present licenses and certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral (a North American Certification)
  • Completion of a 1-year course in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with ACT NOW Ireland
  • Basic Life Support First Aid and CPR Certification

 

Education

  • Ulster University 2015: Ph.D. in Behaviour Analysis
  • Bangor University 2015: Postgraduate Diploma in Behaviour Analysis
  • Ulster University 2008: Master’s in Research
  • Ulster University 2007: B.Sc. Psychology

 

Languages

  • Native or Bilingual Proficiency: English

Stephen hails from Ireland, and it is there that for many years he lived alongside the children, teenagers, and adults with disabilities with whom he worked as a carer. He found that the people he worked with grew and became happier when they experienced encouragement from carers who showed interest, compassion, and empathy for them. However, he eventually noticed that many of people he worked with also appeared to be “stuck.” Over the years, they did not significantly expand their activities, access to educational opportunities, social circles, or self-help skills. Indeed, they would even regress, like by engaging in self-harm behaviours. After researching therapies that offered to increase the self-help and social skills of people with disabilities, Stephen learned of a scientifically validated method proven successful with all types of individuals to improve all types of socially significant behaviour. In 2015, he returned to school to obtain a second master’s degree, this time in Applied Behaviour Analysis. As a trainee, Stephen introduced ABA-based strategies to a large residential centre in Ireland that had come under scrutiny for poor practices, cultivating a culture of Positive Behavioural Support. Since then, his practice has centered on consulting with German families with infants and children with autism.


Past and present licenses & certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • Practical Functional Assessment and Skill-Based Treatment Credential Level 3
  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner 1
  • First Aid and CPR


Education 

  • University College Cork: M.A., Applied Psychology
  • Trinity College Dublin, M.Sc. Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • College Cork: B.A., Applied Psychology


Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: English
  • Elementary proficiency: German

Tenny manages our clinic in Amberg, Bavaria. She has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2009. She obtained her Master of Art degree in Psychology with a concentration in Clinical Behavioral Psychology from California State University, Northridge. The main focus of Tenny’s University based supervision training has been on prevention of problem behaviors and conducting different kinds of functional analysis in a safe and human manner. She has worked with individuals with Autism and other Developmental Disabilities at home, school, and in the community for several years. As an Autism Program Specialist in the Behavioral Health Department at one of the largest health plans in Los Angeles, Tenny conducted training for other ABA providers, reviewed treatment plans and through community outreach she educated the families about Autism Spectrum Disorder and the resources available in their community. Furthermore; she collaborated with other team members in clinical matters to facilitate coordination of care for the beneficiaries. She believes that teamwork makes the dream work, especially when it comes to helping families who have children with special needs. She is passionate in applying the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis using safe and dignified treatment plans and assessment methods. Tenny loves to travel, take long walks, hike in nature and learn something new every day.


Past and present licenses & certifications:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)

  • First Aid and CPR


Education

  • California State University Northridge: M.A., Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Clinical Psychology
  • California State University Northridge: B.A., Psychology


Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: Armenian, Farsi
  • Advanced working proficiency: English and German

Veneta Dimitrova is a behavior analyst in recovery who wrestles herself over the edges of what she knows, she thinks she knows, and she will never know. Two decades of direct work with survivors of domestic violence and human traffic, elementary schoolers, individuals with autism and their families, obliged her to begin unlearning things she learned in the ivy-league towers of objective truth.

She attempts to balance her competence with curiosity, her expertise with awe, her sharp-edges with parasympathetic calm. Her teachers include children who could conjure up a behavioral storm, mothers who have forgotten sleep, willow trees, love and grief. Since Veneta established Teaching Tree in 2014, the American US-Military families’ access to ABA services has increased by 1900%. She also helped the establishment of two independent providers of ABA in the area.

Veneta wonders what would the quality of her work be if she integrates science with heart and strives to model and evoke playful, curious and authentic responses to the world. Veneta finds intriguing the fact that indigenous cultures rarely have a word for disability. She strives to see the human beings behind the colonial, neoliberal or DSM-5 labels they have been given. She has many unanswered questions and is clumsy at showing compassion.

Instead of trying to fix problems or people, Veneta tries to develop new ways of understanding, shedding old futile patters of behaviors, and embracing more useful perspectives. Veneta is devoted to the type of learning that breaks her open, that threatens her rigid identity, and makes more room for otherness.

 

Past and present licenses & certifications:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • Qualified Behavior Analyst® (an International Certification)
  • Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling® (an International Certification)
  • NYS Teacher Certification: Teacher of Childhood Ed 1-6 Grade
  • NYS Teacher Certification: Students w/ Disabilities 1-6 Grade 
  • NYS Teacher Certification: Early Childhood Education B-2
  • NYS Teacher Certification: Students w/ Disabilities B-2
  • Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises TRE® 
  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner 2

 

Education

  • Teachers College, Columbia University, NY: MA, Applied Behavior Analysis – Dual Certification
  • Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski: BS, Psychology

 

Languages

  • Native or bilingual proficiency: Bulgarian, English
  • Limited working proficiency: German
  • Elementary proficiency: Macedonian, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, Russian

 

Honors & Awards

  • Scroll of Appreciation for contribution to the EAMNE Conference and TEAMM Summit May 2016, issued by US Army Medicine: Regional Health Command Europe
  • International Dissemination GrantInternational Dissemination Grant, awarded by Society for Advancement of Behavior Analysis · May 2010

 

After earning his bachelor’s degree in psychology, William began working at Eden Autism in New Jersey, where he discovered his career. He has been working in the ABA field for 6 years, starting as a teaching assistant with middle school-aged children. William earned his master’s degree in applied psychology with a concentration in applied behavior analysis from Rider University in New Jersey. He completed his BCBA training in the adult program at Eden Autism. William has worked with both children and adolescents and adults with a primary diagnosis of autism ranging in age from 6 to 70 years old.


Past and present licenses & certifications:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (a North American Certification)
  • Professional Crisis Management Practitioner level 1
  • PEAK Level 1 Certification
  • First Aid and CPR


Education

  • Rider University: M.A. Applied Psychology: Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Washington College: B.S. Psychology with focus on Behavioral Neuroscience


Languages

  • Native or Bilingual Proficiency: English
  • Elementary Proficiency: German