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Meet The Team

Executive Team

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Alyssa (Lucy) Perala
M.A., BCBA

Chief Executive Officer and President

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Alexis (Lexi) Leach
M.S., BCBA

Chief Operating Officer

Clinical Managers

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Ashley Roberts
MSW, LICSW

Qualified Supervising Professional

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Lyndsey Frogner
M.A., BCBA

Director of Clinical Services

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Lexie Freeman
M.S., BCBA

Program Manager (Baxter)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst 

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Andrea Zieba

Clinic Director (Rogers)

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Amber Beckman

Program Manager (Cambridge)

ABA Clinical Support Roles

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Abigail (Abby) Olson

Team Trainer (Rogers)

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Lauren (Gracie) Butler

Team Trainer (Cambridge)

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Kyra Shepherd

Team Trainer (Baxter)

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Rachel Remkiewicz

Level 2 Program Coordinator

(Rogers)

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Marilyn Elis

Level 1 Program Coordinator 

(Baxter)

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Elise Splittstoser

Level 2 Program Coordinator

(Cambridge)

Occupational Therapists

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Malorie Jordan
M.A., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist

(Baxter)

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Katie Sweeny
M.S., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist

(Baxter)

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Karie Montgomery
M.A., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist

(Baxter)

Psychotherapists

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Samantha Mckay
M.A.

Qualified Supervising Professional

Clinical Trainee

 (Baxter)

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Jessica Stauber

Clinical Trainee

(Rogers)

Administrative Team

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Halee Goodrich

Office Supervisor

(Baxter)

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Ryleigh Laplante

Medical Receptionist

(Rogers)

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Julie Rouse

Office Supervisor

(Cambridge)

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Jackie Swedeen

Medical Receptionist

(Cambridge)

Autism Matters has up to 60 professionals dedicated to the mission of treating children and focusing on making our clients as successful as possible in a variety of settings.  Autism Matters is an approved worksite by the Florida Institute of Technology's (FIT) graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  This approval ensures that our clients are receiving proper ABA treatment under the direction of Board Certified Behavior Analysts who possess the appropriate clinical knowledge.

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Staff Positions

Administrative Department 
(Human Resources, Office Supervisor, and Medical Receptionist)

All administrative employees are trained to assist the clinical teams and families with any questions, concerns, or needs that may arise day to day.


ABA Therapy Program (Director of Clinical Services, QSP, Program Managers, Program Coordinators, Team Trainers, Lead Behavior Therapists and Behavioral Therapists.)

All behavior therapy employees qualify as Mental Health Practitioners (MHP) in the state of Minnesota and have been trained by professionals with decades of collective experience in programming.  Within the MHP qualifications, employees may have other qualifications such as being a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) or a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT).  Besides being MHP qualified, Autism Matters has Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) on-site at each location to help oversee the ABA/VB program.
 

Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists

All Speech-Language Pathologists and Occupational Therapists are licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health, nationally certified, and members of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) or the American Occupational Therapy Associations (AOTA).

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