Lindsay Knez, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA – Founder
Lindsay is the founder and Director of Clinical Services for K1ds Count, LLC. Lindsay realized her purpose and career path while working at a group home for children with autism. She spent 4 years working at the group home while studying speech pathology at Indiana University. The children’s struggles with speech and language often led to severe behavioral problems and prompted Lindsay to attend graduate school at IU to learn more about speech and language disorders and treatment. She graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in speech and hearing sciences and psychology in 2005 and went on to receive a Master’s degree from IU in speech language pathology in 2007. Lindsay then spent 2 years studying autism and applied behavior analysis at Ball State and has been a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) since May 2012. She has experience working with over 250 children with autism as a speech therapist and BCBA in a variety of settings including a residential school, public and charter schools, outpatient clinics, First Steps, and ABA centers. Through K1ds Count, it is Lindsay’s goal to combine the best of each therapy discipline to holistically serve each child with autism individually.
Amy Pickett, MA, BCBA – Director of Behavioral Services
Amy is a licensed teacher and received her masters in ABA therapy from Ball State. She completed her student teaching on a reservation and has worked with children with autism at a residential school as well as in several clinic based settings. Amy’s strengths include creating individualized behavior intervention plans, collaborating with other disciplines, and communicating and teaching therapists and families about behavioral strategies.
Allie Krumb, RBT, General Manager
Allie graduated from IUPUI in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education and a minor in Psychology. Allie has worked with people with disabilities for 10 years and truly enjoys impacting people’s lives. Allie first started in the field by being a Transitional Living Consultant, helping adults with disabilities transition to independent living. Through this Allie learned about ABA and soon transitioned to a center. Prior to joining K1ds Count, Allie had four years of experience as an ABA therapist and team leader. Allie has worked in a variety of settings including schools, center, and homes. Her clinical interests include assessment and treatments of challenging behaviors, functional communication, and sibling interactions. Allie is pursuing her Masters in Special Education with an emphasis on ABA, and looks forward to becoming a credentialed BCBA.
Alexa Henry, BCBA
Alexa is a native of South Bend, IN. The oldest of three siblings, she naturally gravitated toward caring for her younger brother and sister. This lead to babysitting and nannying positions throughout high school and college. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University in May 2013. Alexa learned about ABA the summer after she graduated from Purdue and began her career in ABA as a therapist, working her way up to clinical coordinator within her first two years. Alexa became a BCaBA in February 2016 while enrolled in graduate school. She received her master’s degree in ABA and Autism from Ball State University in May 2016. Her next career goal is to become fully credentialed as a BCBA. She has worked with a variety of clients from the ages of 2-14 in both school and clinic settings. Alexa’s clinical interests include traumatic brain injury and ABA, AAC devices and language acquisition, and social skills development.
Meghann Raub, BCBA
Meghann Raub is a Program Manager with a Masters degree in ABA from Ball State University. She has a B.S. from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she was a full-scholarship gymnast. Meg enjoys hiking, sports, exploring state parks, her adorable pup Molly, and anything involving a good competition. Meg loves working with children on the spectrum, helping them reach their maximum potential using ABA techniques and interventions. Meg has a passion for traveling, taking multiple mission trips to Africa and Nicaragua.
Laura Brown, M.S., CCC-SLP
Laura was born and raised in Terre Haute, IN where she received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders and Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Indiana State University. She later relocated to an Autism clinic in Phoenix where she discovered her passion for helping these children learn the beauty of communication and interactive play. Laura has worked with individuals diagnosed with various disorders including sensory feeding issues, receptive and expressive language delay, pragmatic language delay, voice disorders, dysarthria, and dysphagia. Laura strives to help individuals increase their independence with communication, participation in activities of daily living, and safety to one day become independent members of society.
Allison Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP
Allison grew up on the north side of Indianapolis. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech and hearing sciences and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Indiana University. Allison realized her passion for helping children with special needs while providing therapy in a life skills classroom as a graduate student. Allison enjoys helping children of all ages and abilities to improve their communication skills and is excited to collaborate with the K1ds Count team.
Courtney McGill, M.S., CCC-SLP- Program Manager
Courtney is originally from Illinois, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Illinois State University in Speech Language Pathology. While working as a speech-language pathologist, Courtney realized that she could best serve her kiddos needs by combining both behavioral and speech interventions. This realization encouraged her to pursue a Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University. At Kids Count, she hopes to be able to collaborate with multiple disciplines in order to best serve the needs of children as a whole.
Amanda Brindle, MA, CCC-SLP
Amanda is originally from Brownsburg and graduated from Brownsburg High School. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington where she received a BS in Speech and Hearing Sciences. She then moved to Louisville where she obtained her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. While in graduate school, Amanda participated in clinical practicums in an outpatient clinic for children and adults, a clinic for children with orofacial anomalies, an adult day program, a hospital with a skilled nursing facility, as well as a residential facility for adults with severe cognitive deficits. Out of graduate school, Amanda remained at the residential facility as a full-time therapist. There she focused on low tech augmentative communication and swallowing disorders. After moving back to Indiana in 2007, she began to work in a specialized school serving children with autism, emotional disability, and other developmental disorders. In addition to their diagnoses, all the children also demonstrate behaviors that impede their ability to be successful in a more traditional school setting. In the school setting, Amanda has experience with articulation disorders, expressive and receptive language disorders, low and high tech augmentative communication, and pragmatic language deficits.
Karen Talbot, M.A., CF-SLP
Karen was raised in Westfield, Indiana before attending The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. She found her passion for working with children in high school where she volunteered in a local elementary school and in summer camps. In particular, Karen grew to love working with children with special needs during her graduate experience while working at the speech and hearing clinic on campus and in schools in the greater Washington DC area. Karen’s goal is to help each child live a fun and loving life by improving their ability to communicate with peers and their families.
Jamie Gronkowski, M.A., CF- SLP
Jamie grew up in Chicago Illinois. She obtained a Bachelor degree in speech and hearing sciences from University of Illinois and a Masters in communication sciences and disorders from Truman State University. Her career goal is to help all children be able to communicate with their peers and family. Jamie enjoys running and watching sports as well as spending time with her family. Jamie is excited to learn from the children that she will be working with at K1ds Count!
Danielle Winkler, OTR
Born and raised on the south side of Indianapolis, Danielle attended the University of Indianapolis to complete her bachelor’s degree in psychology and went on to pursue her Master of Occupational Therapy. She believes in the holistic approach of therapy, integrating the unique physical, emotional, and psychosocial components of the child while embracing their abilities. A child’s potential extends beyond the boundaries of a diagnosis and she strives to break the environmental barriers to maximize their success and growth by incorporating family values into therapeutic intervention. Her background includes program development and curriculum design of community based outreach programs for at-risk populations, designed to promote character growth and skill building. She has worked in community, outpatient, and home-based settings with children and young adults of many backgrounds and circumstances. Her clinical interests include implementation of visual and sensory supports to reduce behavior and improve overall participation in activities of daily living while fostering a sense of independence for the kids we serve. She is most excited about the opportunity to collaborate with other passionate team members!
Chelsea Domiano, OTR
Chelsea was born in southern California and then moved to Warsaw, IN as a child. She attended the University of Indianapolis to complete her bachelor’s degree in psychology, and then went on to get her Masters of Occupational Therapy, graduating in 2015. Chelsea has been working with children with special needs since she was in high school as a peer tutor. Her passion for OT came from working alongside the school OT in high school. She has had various experiences working with a variety of age groups from NICU babies to teenagers with various special needs. During college, Chelsea was able to work with college age students on the Autism Spectrum to help with their transition to college and increase their social experience. When completing graduate school, Chelsea went to Belize for two weeks to serve the children of Belize by doing OT in various settings from outpatient to home visits. She has had experiences treating various conditions including; Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, TBI, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, feeding/eating concerns, and handwriting. She is excited to work with ABA therapist, program managers, and BACAs to collaborate to increase the functionality of all the kiddos.
Hillary Ott, OTR
Hillary grew up in Franklin Township on the southeast side of Indianapolis. She attended the University of Southern Indiana where she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in health services with a minor in psychology, as well as her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. Hillary is passionate about the fundamental constructs of OT, placing importance on inclusion, well-being, and the capacity for enhanced quality of life for all individuals. At the end of her high school career, Hillary worked as an aid for children diagnosed with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders, and knew her passion for helping kiddos with disabilities fit hand-in-hand with the profession of OT. While completing her pediatric fieldwork in Nashville, TN, Hillary had the opportunity to work with children diagnosed with down syndrome, autism, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder, and various psychiatric diagnoses. Hillary enjoys employing sensory integration techniques to enhance the child’s ability to complete tasks, and places great importance on collaborating with parents, ABA therapists, and other K1ds Count professionals in order to facilitate the greatest progress for each child’s journey.
Joanna Holsapple, OTR
Joanna was born and raised near Bloomington, Indiana. She decided that she wanted to be an Occupational Therapist after her sister, a physical therapy assistant, introduced her to the field of OT. Joanna attended the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville and graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in 2014 and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy in May 2015. While in college, Joanna had the opportunity to work as a patient care technician in an acute care hospital, which solidified her decision to pursue Occupational Therapy. She completed two fieldwork rotations while in OT school working with the pediatric population, including children with feeding disorders, cerebral palsy, developmental delays, autism, sensory processing disorders, as well as adults with developmental disabilities. She also participated in a community service project while in OT school about ADA compliance in regards to playground accessibility and as a result, is passionate about inclusion in play. Joanna’s clinical interests including working with children who have difficulties with feeding, sensory issues, social skills, and handwriting. She enjoys working with children and is passionate about providing each child with the means to successfully perform meaningful occupations independently. Joanna is very excited to work with a team that will impact the lives of children and their families for years to come.
Kayla Rider, RBT, PM
Kayla grew up in the small town of Elwood, IN. After high school, she went to the University of Indianapolis for Athletic Training, but ended up switching her major to psychology when she learned about ABA and Autism. She had one class in undergrad that really opened up her eyes to the field of ABA. After that class, she knew this was the field for her! She had always loved working with individuals with special needs and volunteered at a special needs camp in high school. After graduation, she went to work as an ABA therapist in a center for 3 years before joining the team here at K1ds Count. After working in that center for 2 years, she decided to go back to get her masters in ABA. She attended Ball State University (online) and just recently received her masters in ABA with a concentration in Autism. She has future goals to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) when finished receiving supervision.
Lori Lathrop, RBT, PM
Lori graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences in 2014. Lori’s experience working with children started as a lifeguard where she taught swim lessons for 6 years. She also worked as a camp counselor for children and young adults who stutter. While she was in college, she was the volunteer coordinator for the organization Operation Smile and still enjoys volunteering throughout the community. She began working as an ABA therapist upon graduation and has in-home and clinic experience. Lori loves building relationships with all children and their families at K1ds Count while also working with others as a team. Lori has recently enrolled in a master program for ABA therapy and looks forward to becoming a BCBA in the future.
Lexy Phelps, RBT, PM
Lexy grew up in Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University with a degree in Recreational Therapy. She spent time working with adults and adolescents in inpatient psych after graduation. After spending time working at a retirement community as a Recreational Therapist she decided to take a career switch that would allow her to work with children. Lexy is currently pursuing her Masters in ABA at Ball State to become a BCBA. She enjoys cooking/baking, spending time with family and friends!
Shannon Conners, RBT, PM
Shannon grew up in small town in Northeast Indiana. She graduated from DeKalb High School in 1999 and went on to obtain her undergrad degree in psychology from the University of Indianapolis in 2003. While attending the U of I, she was introduced to the field of ABA by a professor that thought she might be a good fit. She began working with an 8 year old girl on the autism spectrum in her home and has not looked back since. Shannon has worked as an ABA therapist since 2001 in homes, clinics, schools, daycares and churches. She is currently enrolled at Ball State to obtain her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in autism and is set to graduate in July 2016. She hopes to become a credentialed BCBA and continue in the field.
Sonia Hall, RBT, PM
Sonia received a bachelors’ degree in Human Services from Purdue University. She has been doing behavioral therapy for over 3 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading books. Sonia is currently pursuing her masters’ degree in ABA from Capella University. She hopes to finish in the next year.
Kara Gogolew, RBT, PM
Kara Graduates this May with her BA in psychology from Ball State. Kara enjoys learning about ABA and gaining experience serving children with autism. After Kara graduates, she is interested in pursuing advanced education in occupational therapy.
Rusana Bailey, RBT, PM
Rusana grew up in the small town of North Judson, and graduated in 2015 from Indiana Wesleyan University where she received a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She enjoyed being involved in an organization (Wildcat Academy) that helped high school kids with developmental disabilities transition into a college environment. After graduating college she came across ABA and have seen nothing but positive impact on the kids and families lives. One of her favorite parts of the job is building relationships with the kids and their families. After working as an RBT for close to a year, she’s decided to pursue a Masters Degree in ABA to become a BCBA. Ru looks forward to continue growing as a Therapist and being apart of Kids Count.
Lindsey Ashley, RBT
Lindsey grew up in Hendricks County and is a 2001 graduate of Tri-West High School. During high school, Lindsey became interested in working with individuals with special needs through a project with the school special education class. During this time, Lindsey discovered her passion for working with individuals with developmental disabilities and severe behavioral needs. Lindsey then moved to Phoenix, Arizona and attended college at Mesa Community College and Arizona State University, graduating with her bachelor’s in Social Work in 2006 and after an intensive advanced master’s program, received her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2007. After graduating from college, Lindsey moved back home to Indiana to be closer to her family and start her career as a Behavior Consultant for the Medicaid Waiver program. Lindsey provided behavior management to adults and children with developmental disabilities and their families or support staff in a variety of settings, including home, school, employment, community, and social settings. Lindsey began to develop a significant interest in working specifically with children with Autism again and served as a Behavior Specialist and later became a Clinical Manager of a residential unit of 10 boys with Autism, ages 6-12. Lindsey has been working for the past 2 years specifically as an ABA therapist and is so excited to be a member of K1ds Count team! Lindsey loves the kids and families that she works with and is so rewarded by seeing the progress that these children make on a daily basis!
Taylor Knapp, RBT
Taylor graduated in 2012 with an associates degree in Early Childhood Education with a focus in special education inclusion. During her time in school, she had the wonderful opportunity of working with children with developmental and emotional disabilities at a developmental preschool. She then taught in an inclusion center for three years where she worked with children with a wide variety of developmental and emotional disabilities before coming to K1ds Count. Taylor is currently pursuing a degree in child psychology. She has always had a deep love for ABA therapy because of the wonderful impact that it has had on the lives of my her own family members. She is especially excited to be a member of the K1ds Count team because of their family first approach and community involvement.
Katie Wurtz, RBT
Katie grew up in Carmel, Indiana. She recently graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with a B.S. in Psychology and a focus in pre-occupational therapy. Katie is interested in eventually furthering her education and returning to graduate school for occupational therapy, but is taking time off to work and gain valuable experience working with kids. She is very excited to be with K1ds Count and loves watching these kids learn and grow!
Allie Johnson, RBT
Allie graduated from Purdue with a degree in Sales Management. Allie made a career change to pursue her passion for children and desire to make a difference. Allie is also a mom to her amazing daughter, Jade. Allie is excited to grow as an ABA therapist and to use her experience as a mom to help the children at K1ds Count!
Kristi Woo, RBT
Kristi graduated as a medical assistant from Sanford-Brown. She became interested in this field through her own personal experience with her 3 year old daughter. Kristi is flexible, interested in learning, and determined to become a registered behavior technician and grow within K1ds Count.
Cori Keen, RBT
Cori grew up in Northern Indiana but moved to Indianapolis to pursue a BA in Psychology at IUPUI. She became interested in ABA therapy when her nephew was diagnosed with Autism. While pursuing her degree, she volunteered at a children’s shelter and worked with adults and children who had developmental and physical disabilities. The more she worked, she realized that this was the career path she belonged in. She plans to attend graduate school and get her Master’s in ABA. She is very excited to continue to learn and grow at K1ds Count.
Randa Andrews, RBT
Randa grew up on the south side of Indianapolis, and graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Randa enjoys gaining experience serving children with autism, and is looking forward to grow within K1ds Count!
Madison Baxter, RBT
Madison grew up in Danville, IN and then eventually moved to Lebanon, IN. She is a senior at IUPUI, majoring in sign language and psychology. She graduates this winter. She would like to go back to school for recreational therapy or sing language interpretation. As far as experience goes, she has been a Sunday school teacher in a special needs ministry, worked as a respite care provider, have been a peer mentor, and have been involved with the Special Olympics. She truly enjoys seeing changes in the kiddos and being able to impact those changes.
Katelyn Kozma, RBT
Katelyn grew up in a very small town in Illinois, but moved to Indiana in middle school. It was a couple of years later, when she started babysitting her neighbor’s children, that she realized her passion for working with children. After one of her neighbor’s children was diagnosed with Autism, Katelyn researched the disorder and, having such a strong connection with the child, was moved to pursue Special Education. Katelyn graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Anderson University in May of 2016. She is excited to grow in her knowledge of ABA and in her passion for the work she is doing in her clients’ lives.
Erin Sheets, RBT
Erin grew up in Carmel, Indiana, and graduated from Purdue University in 2010 with a degree in Special Education. After college, Erin worked for six years as a special education teacher, serving preschoolers and elementary school students with a variety of disabilities including autism, emotional disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, ADD/ADHD and learning disabilities. The majority of Erin’s teaching experience comes from developing programming for self-contained classrooms for students with high behavioral needs. After being interested in learning more about ABA for several years, she is excited to have the opportunity to expand her knowledge and grow at Kids Count.
Luci Marburger, RBT
Luci grew up in Zionsville, Indiana. She is currently studying special education and elementary education. She will graduate from Western Governor’s University in 2018. Luci is very excited to be apart of the Kids Count team and is working to obtain her registered behavioral technician certification.
Jessica McElravey, RBT
Jessica graduated from Purdue University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Now she is working toward her Masters degree. She has always wanted to make a difference in people’s lives. After helping out at a pediatric dentist office she realized that she enjoyed working with children. When Jessica found out about ABA she thought it would be a good fit for her. She would be able to make a difference while working with children. Jessica is looking forward to growing within K1ds Count.
Sara Weinzapfel, RBT
Sara graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in May 2016. During her time at UIndy, she was given the opportunity to tutor an autistic student for 1.5 years through the PeerXChange mentoring program. This sparked her interest and passion for working with children with autism. She is currently enrolled at IUPUI to obtain her Masters in Counseling & Counselor Education in order to become a licensed school counselor. She hopes to use the knowledge and experience she’s gained as an ABA therapist to help others in a school setting. She is very delighted to be a member of the K1ds Count team and be able to make a positive difference in the lives of these kids!
Maura Higgs, RBT
Maura graduated from the University of Arizona in May with a degree in Neuroscience with an emphasis in communication. Having grown up in Arizona, she is excited to escape the heat. She is interested in becoming a Speech Language Pathologist and is excited to learn more about ABA therapy as well. As a student, she worked in speech and behavioral labs and is excited to be working in this field as a therapist!
Lauren Carver, RBT
Lauren was raised in Rochester Hills, Michigan; She recently relocated to Crawfordsville, Indiana. Her experience working with kids began with watching the neighborhood kids. She has known from a very early age that she wanted to work with kids. Prior to K1ds Count, she had one year of ABA experience. Lauren attended Baker College in Michigan for Early Childhood Education and looks forward to continuing her education in Indiana. Her favorite part about working with the kids is watching them grow and develop new skills. Lauren is determined to become an RBT and is excited to grow with K1ds Count!
Jasmine Al-Anzi, RBT
Jasmine obtained her bachelors degree from the University of Indianapolis where she majored in human biology and ran for the school’s cross country and track team. She was voted team captain her junior and senior years where she was able to be a team motivator and leader. Jasmine continued schooling and is currently in a masters program for Occupational Therapy. Upon certification as an occupational therapist she hopes to continue to work with and motivate kids to make developmental progress.
Michelle Becker, RBT
Michelle recently graduated from Purdue University with a degree in kinesiology. She has always had a passion for working with kids and helping them through their medical difficulties. While at Purdue, Michelle dedicated her time to raising money for Riley Hospital for Children. Michelle hopes to continue on to physician assistant school in the near future, but loves working directly with all the kids at Kids Count.
Katie Kelp, RBT
Katie grew up in the town of Crawfordsville. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 2011. She has always had a passion for working with kids, and was a nanny before discovering the world of ABA. When she is not working, she enjoys the theater and acting. She obtained her RBT in May of 2016. She looks forward to continuing her work at K1ds count! It is like working with family each and every day.
Jenna Burkhard, RBT
Jenna graduated from Zionsville High School in 2015. She started working with kids at an Early Childhood Development School in Zionsville, where she was an assistant teacher. She currently is a sophomore in college where she has transferred from The University of Southern Indiana to attend IUPUI, where she plans on graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She started working for K1ds Count Therapy during the summer of 2016. It took one summer for her to change her career from Gerontology to Psychology, after learning about ABA therapy and experiencing working with children having autism. She has always loved working with kids and has a strong interest in learning about how the human brain functions. Once graduated from IUPUI with a degree in Psychology she hopes to return to K1ds Count.
Ember Shephard, RBT
Ember has at Kids Count LLC for over a year. She is a registered behavior technician who tends to work with children who are non-verbal, but enjoys the individuality of each client that she is placed with. She came into this career field after her own child was diagnosed with autism two years ago. Ember is also an Indiana Family Advisory Council Member for Children with Special Health Care Services where she works to express the importance of ABA programs and autism services such as Kids Count, within our state. She intends to complete her degree in behavior psychology and move into the master’s program for ABA therapy.
Samantha Grimmer, RBT
Samantha graduated from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a BS in Psychology and a focus on school age children. While in college she was the director of a preschool gymnastics team and had the opportunity to work with children with special needs. After college Samantha worked as an ABA therapist in clinics, homes, schools, and daycares for two years before moving to Indiana. She is excited to be RBT certified and grow within K1ds Count!
Brittany Doulen, RBT
Brittany is a recent college graduate of Indiana University in the field of Psychology & Brain Sciences. She plans to go back to school for Speech Pathology once adjusted to the new move to the Indy area. Brittany has always known she wanted to help people physically and mentally, but recently narrowed that passion into mental disabilities and ABA therapy.
Danyelle Bonebrake, RBT
Danyelle is an RBT at our Crawfordsville location. Previous to K1ds Count, she worked with disabled adults and also with troubled teens within group homes. She has also worked as an assistant preschool teacher. She enjoys sunshine, canoeing, sports, and spending time with friends and family. She wants to continue learning ABA and grow within the field.
Carin Lafollette, RBT
Carin has been with K1ds Count since May of 2016. She previously worked as a paraprofessional in an Emotional Disability classroom. She grew up in Darlington and participated in 4-H for 10 years. She has always had a passion for working with kids. She is currently a mom to two dogs and loves them to pieces. Some is very excited to spend many more years at K1ds Count and considers her coworkers family.
Allie Boyd, RBT
Allie is 22 years old and a student at IU. She is a Mom to two children. She has previously been a nanny for 6 years to a boy with autism. She has been a volunteer at a handi-capable camp for 8 years, and has always spent time working in child care. She enjoys sewing and painting.
Shelby Day, RBT
Shelby is from Brownsburg, Indiana. She is a Purdue University graduate. She has been in the field of ABA for 2 years. She is an RBT, float, and ABA therapist at K1ds Count. She has been a part of our team since February. She’s on the path of becoming a BCBA through Ball State University. In her spare time she loves to be outside and stay active.
Emily Johnston RBT
Emily is originally from Missouri, but has spent most of her life in Indiana. She graduated high school in 2009 and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Ball State University in 2013. While Emily enjoyed teaching, she always felt something was missing. With being a special needs math tutor in high school as well as having multiple family members with disabilities, it gave her the idea to look into special education programs. During her second year teaching, Emily had a student with ASD, and her student’s parents credited his success on Applied Behavior Analysis. Emily researched ABA and decided to look for jobs within the field at the end of the school year and, as they say, the rest is history. Emily has been a Registered Behavior Technician since January 2016 and is currently pursuing her Master’s in ABA through Ball State with an anticipated graduation date of July 2017 with the eventual goal of becoming a BCBA. Emily loves working with the children on a personalized level and likes seeing the growth they make on a day-to-day basis. She believes the best part of ABA is seeing children acquire new skills that will help them with their daily lives and comparing their growth from their first days all the way to the present – it can be like night and day! Emily looks forward to continuing her career with K1ds Count!
Brittny Gibbs – RBT
Brittny grew up in Pittsboro Indiana. Brittny enjoys raising her 4 great children. She graduated from Ivy Tech with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She was a nanny for 10 years. Her career goal is to further her education with a degree in Occupational Therapy. Some of her hobbies are sewing, crafting, hiking.
Sandi Earl, RBT
Sandi grew up in Harlan, KY. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ivy Tech. Her husband is ex navy, and they have 2 daughters, ages 13 and 4. She previously worked for Avon Community Schools in the Life Skills classroom. She enjoys photography and scrapbooking, and is RBT certified. She is very excited to be a part of the K1ds Count family and looks forward to many years to come!
Aaron Prulhiere, RBT
Aaron graduates in December from IUPUI with bachelor’s degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology. He was drawn to ABA as a means of putting his education to use in making other’s lives better. Aaron is excited to bring his energy and dedication to bear in helping the children at K1ds Count grow and thrive!
Danielle Dean, RBT
Danielle grew up in Hobart Indiana and graduated high school in 2007. She studied business at Ivy Tech and made a career change to ABA last year. Danielle wants to continue her education and advance her career within the ABA field at Kids Count. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Danielle loves working with and impacting the lives of children.
Andrea Ettenberger, RBT
Andrea grew on a farm in Northwest Indiana. She graduated from Purdue with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Andrea graduated from University of Phoenix with a Masters of Education in Administration and Supervision. Her career goal would be to earn a Doctorate in Special Education. She loves being a mother to her 2 beautiful girls. Andrea also likes to travel when she can.
Veronica Purdue, RBT
Veronica is a 2012 graduate of Brownsburg High School. Veronica started at K1ds Count in the Spring of 2016. She is very excited to be in the field and loves working with the kids. She lives in Jamestown with her husband Parker and puppy Shiloh.
Morgan Willhite, RBT
Morgan is from Hillsdale Indiana. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis with a bachelor’s degree in Pre-Art Therapy. Her career goals are to help children with disabilities. She would eventually like to teach ceramic classes with children who have disabilities. Morgan’s hobbies are going to concerts, attending sports events, making pottery and spending time with her loved ones.
Neely Lane, PT, NCS
Neely is a Tennessee native who moved to Indiana four years ago. Neely graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1993 with a BS in Kinesiology, and from East Tennessee State University in 1998 with a BS in Physical Therapy. She became an APTA certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist in 2006, and has headed outpatient Vestibular Rehabilitation programs for over ten years. Neely became interested in becoming a PT while volunteering in a rehabilitation hospital while in high school. She is a new member of the K1ds Count team and is excited to learn more about this amazing program. Her pediatric experience includes infants to teens, with diagnoses including congenital torticollis, gross motor developmental delay, Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury, wound/burn care, complex seizure disorders, sports related injuries, and multi-trauma. Neely has been married 28 years, and has an 18 year old son and a 14 year old daughter.
Alice Dancler, ABA
Alice grew up in Danville, IN and is the mother of 3 kids. Her kiddos are ages 14, 8 and 2. Alice runs a non-profit basketball club that provides workout opportunities for kids in between running kiddos around to sports. She attended IUPUI and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Her career goal was to work with kids and she is doing just that. Alice was a teacher for several years and was blessed with the opportunity to be a stay at home mom with each of her kids prior to coming to K1ds Count.
Carolyn Beatty, Office
Carolyn grew up in Northeastern Ohio. She then moved to Chicago, IL to attend DePaul University where she graduated with a BA in Sociology in 2010. It wasn’t until her last semester when she learned about autism and knew that it was the field she wanted to pursue a career in. Upon graduating, Carolyn moved to Indiana and immediately began working as an ABA therapist. She also has experience working in a developmental preschool with children of various developmental disabilities. Connecting with children and finding the most meaningful way of teaching them is Carolyn’s greatest passion. She is so excited to be a part of the K1ds Count team!
Katie Tymorek, Office
Katie has been in ABA for 2 ½ years and is an RBT. She graduated with a degree in Psychology but eventually wants to get her Master’s in ABA. She loves the genuine spirit and kind hearts of the kids we work with.
Myshia Simon, Office
Myshia grew up on a farm in Montgomery County, Indiana. When growing up, she always knew she wanted help others by encouraging growth within their lifestyle. Myshia has helped coached gymnastics with her mom since she was 16. They have coached children ranging in age from 2 to 18. Myshia worked in customer service for a total of 6 years with the same company. She then completed an E.M.T course in 2010 and worked as an E.M.T for 2 years. In 2016, Myshia graduated from Brown Mackie College with an Associates of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assisting. She then went on to work in a nursing facility and realized she wanted to pursue a career in a pediatric environment. Myshia joined the Kids Count team in September of 2016. She is supported by her husband, Brian and all of her family members.