Meet The Team

Executive Team 

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Alyssa Perala

M.A., BCBA

Chief Executive Officer and President

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Alexis Leach
M.S., BCBA

Chief Operating Officer
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Management Team

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Kim Buller
MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resource &
Scheduling Manager

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Ashley Roberts
MSW, LICSW

Clinical Supervisor

Licensed Independent Clinical
Social Worker

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Rebecca Knight

M.S., BCBA

ABA Program Manager (Plymouth)
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Lyndsey Frogner
M.A., BCBA

ABA Program Manager (Cambridge)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Kyle Gangl
B.S.

ABA Program Manager (Rogers)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst Trainee

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Lexie Freeman
M.S., BCBA

ABA Program Manager (Baxter)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst 

ABA Clinical Team

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Jayden Tuorila
Level 2 Provider

Program Coordinator (Baxter)

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Katlin Pieters
B.A.S.

Program Coordinator (Plymouth)

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Sarah Nicosia
M.S.

Program Coordinator (Plymouth)
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Trainee

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Jasmine Benda
B.A.

Program Coordinator (Rogers)
Board Certified Behavior Analyst Trainee

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Samantha McKay
M.A

Qualified Supervising Professional Clinical Trainee

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Rachel Horton
B.A.

Program Coordinator

(Cambridge)

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Hilary Duff
B.A.

Team Trainer

(Plymouth) 

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Briana Wroge
B.S.W

Part-Time Team Trainer

(Plymouth) 

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Kyra Shepherd

Part-Time Team Trainer

(Baxter)

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Kaitlin Bakker

Part-Time Team Trainer

(Baxter)

Speech-Language Therapists 

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Allison Athmann
M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist Supervisor (Rogers)

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Tim DeYoung

M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Plymouth

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Hannah Judovsky
M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Baxter

Occupational Therapists

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Victoria Larkin

M.S., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist Supervisor

Rogers

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Adelaide Meier

M.A., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist

Plymouth

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Katie Sweeny

M.S., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist

Baxter

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Malorie Jordan

M.A., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist

Baxter

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Karie Montgomery
M.A., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist

Baxter

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Angelique Creger
M.A., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist

Cambridge

Administrative Team

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Heather Lindahl

All-Site Intake Coordinator 

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Janelle Vesely

Office Supervisor (Baxter)

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Devonta Stringer

Medical Receptionist (Plymouth)

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Laura Hinton

Medical Receptionist (Rogers)

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Jackie Swedeen

Medical Receptionist (Cambridge)

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Nicole Brattlund

Medical Receptionist (Baxter)

Autism Matters has up to 70 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 
(HR, Scheduling, Receptions, Intake Coordinator)

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
 (Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Director, ABA Program Managers, Program Coordinators, Team Trainers, Lead 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).