Meet The Team

Executive Team

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Alyssa Perala

M.A., BCBA

Chief Executive Officer and President

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Alexis Leach
M.S., BCBA

Chief Operating Officer

Upper Management Team

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Kim Buller
MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP

Human Resource &
Scheduling Manager

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Ashley Roberts
MSW, LICSW

Director of Clinical Services

Licensed Independent Clinical
Social Worker

Program Managers/Supervisors

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Lexie Freeman
M.S., BCBA

Program Manager (Baxter)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst 

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Samantha McKay 
M.A

Qualified Supervising Professional Clinical Trainee

(Baxter)

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Lyndsey Frogner
M.A., BCBA

Program Manager (Cambridge)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Kyle Gangl
M.A., BCBA

Program Manager (Rogers)

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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Jasmine Benda
M.S.

Program Supervisor -BCBA Trainee

(Plymouth)

ABA Clinical Team

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Jayden Tuorila

Program Coordinator Level 2

(Baxter)

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Kyra Shepherd

Team Trainer

(Baxter)

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Rachel Horton
B.A.

Program Coordinator/Lead Therapist

(Cambridge)

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Cambridge TT

Team Trainer

(Cambridge)

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Greta Nundahl

Team Trainer

(Plymouth)

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Megan Manty
M.S. LPCC

Part-time Evaluation Specialist

Speech-Language Therapists 

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Allison Athmann
M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist Supervisor

(Rogers)

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Kelsey Rodgers
M.A., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

(Rogers)

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Bernadette Schultz
M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

(Baxter)

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Lakken Meredith
M.A., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

(Plymouth)

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Taylor Boraas
M.A., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

(Plymouth)

Occupational Therapists

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Victoria Larkin

M.S., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist Supervisor

(Rogers)

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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)

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Malorie Jordan
M.A., OTR-L

Occupational Therapist

(Baxter)

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Mariah Winkels
B.A., COTA

Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant (Plymouth)

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Vianney Sanchez
 OTD

Occupational Therapist 

(Rogers/Cambridge)

Administrative Team

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Halee Goodrich

Office Supervisor (Baxter)

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Nicole Brattlund

Medical Receptionist (Baxter)

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Laura Hinton

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 100 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 Supervisors, 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).