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Executive Team

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Farrell Weiers,
PhD, BCBA

Executive Director

Farrell Weiers, PhD, BCBA is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist licensed in the state of Missouri who has spent the last 25 years working with families and children.  In her private practice, Behavioral Solutions, she specializes in psychological evaluations and therapy for children ages 2 – 19 years.  Family First Center for Autism and Child Development is her brainchild and her passion. 

Sara

Sara Kovac, MA, LPC, BCBA

Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Sara Kovac, MA, LPC, BCBA is licensed in the state of Missouri as a counselor and behavior analyst.  She is also licensed in the state of Kansas as a behavior analyst.  Sara provides ongoing supervision for behavior specialists and parent support for families.  In addition, she is responsible for developing treatment plans and monitoring progress.  

Wendy

Wendy Walker, BCaBA

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

 Wendy Walker is currently enrolled in a Masters level program in Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology.  Wendy assists with many day to day operations including parent support, reviewing and updating treatment plans, and providing support to staff.  

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Janet Walker-Downing, MS, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Janet Walker-Downing is licensed in the state of Missouri and Kansas.  Janet has her Masters degree in Autism.  Janet provides ongoing supervision for behavior specialists and parent support for families.  In addition, she assists with many day to day operations.  

Lead Administrative Team

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Cindy Loelkes

Cindy Loelkes, Office Manager, is our Human Resources/Payroll Manager who handles any and all issues with the facility and staff.

Joan

Joan Jones

Joan Jones, Lead Office Administrator, is our Receptionist who schedules appointments, manages the telephones, collects insurance co-pays, and schedules sessions at the Center. 

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Behavioral Specialists

All of our behavior specialists undergo a minimum of sixty hours of intensive training in the principles of ABA and effective teaching strategies using both classroom instruction and hands-on training.  In addition, all staff undergo an extensive background check and meet the requirements of the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry prior to working independently with children.  We have several behavior specialists who are licensed Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) or are enrolled in graduate programs working towards licensure in behavior analysis.  In addition to initial training, all of our behavior specialists are provided with ongoing supervision and support. 

 

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Alexandria
Anderson, RBT

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Brianna
McCall, RBT

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Hannah
Power

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Kelsey
Lindberg, RBT

Matt

Matthew
Dickinson, RBT

Meg

Meg
Hinemeyer, RBT

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Amanda
Moon, RBT

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Bryan
Padilla, MS

Colin

Colin
Callahan, RBT

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Hannah
Cahill

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Jeffery
Gatton

Teresa

Teresa
Hayden, RBT

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Amy
Parsons, RBT

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Carol
Batchelor, RBT

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Chelsey
Reel

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Emily
Gaffery

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Jessica
Werner, RBT

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Jacqueline
Pierre

Ashley

Ashley
Cross, RBT

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KimbraLee
Adams

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Mark
Weiers, RBT

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Tanner
McLaughlin, RBT

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Sam
Clark, RBT

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Tiffany
Thomas, RBT