Little Leaves is an organization of professionals who are passionate about working with children.

Our program is supervised by master’s and doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and delivered by highly-trained therapists. We believe that our children’s families and caregivers are integral members of the treatment team and we treat them that way.

Little Leaves knows that providing the highest quality services to your child requires a team effort, and that is how we work. Within Little Leaves, we have created a model for our professionals to collaborate on treatment approaches, share best practices, and continuously learn from each other. Your child will be supported not just by his or her immediate team, but also by the decades of experience and expertise of all of our clinicians, many of whom have studied and trained in the finest ABA programs in the world.

Leadership Team

Marina Major

Amie Perl
SVP of Operations

Heather Jennett, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Vice President of Clinical Services

R. Justin Boyd, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Regional Director (DC Metro)

Erin Camp Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Regional Director (Baltimore)

Barbara Davis, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Regional Director (South Florida)

Kendra McDonald, M.A., BCBA, LBA, Regional Director

Jennifer Wade, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA, Regional Director

Center & In-Home Directors

Jessica Garcia, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Angela Malo, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Jess Poyer, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Maureen Rushton, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Jana Murgia, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Bianca Vassare, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA

Abby Brown, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Lisa Guerrero, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Supervising Behavior Analysts

Leslie Brittain, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Brittney Lazor, M.A., BCBA, LBA,

Carrie Scheffenacker, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Maureen Grajewski, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Yudelkis Fuste, M.S., BCBA

Rebecca Strawbridge, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Cristina Palacios, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Matthew Halstad, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Jessica Schuwer, M.Sc., BCBA, LBA

Lisa Beard, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Amanda Menke, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Meacha Coon, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Melissa Spear, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Stephanie Orozco, M.S., BCBA

Tina Dang, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Caitlin Selden, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Natalie Odio, M.A., BCBA

Megan Orth, MSEd, BCBA, LABA

Sarah James, M.Ed., MSW, BCBA, LBA

Mikhail Ignatov, BCBA, LBA

Jannette Puisseaux, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Sarah James, BCBA, LBA, LLC

Behavior and Training Specialists

Tara Brightbill, M.A., BCBA

Sabrina Sanchez, M.S., BCBA

Daritza Lahoz, RBT

Paulina Lauria, M.S.

Ashley Panetta, RBT

Emma Rauscher, RBT

Maggie Boldry, RBT

Madison Foster, M.S., RBT

Diana Le, RBT

Kristin Pennewill, RBT

Maaham Usmani, RBT

Sarah Bendekovits, M.Ed., RBT

Carmen Albernas, BCaBA

Megan Walberer, RBT

Dyana Cabal, RBT

Abigail DiGate, RBT

Kilee Sullivan, RBT

Miranda Courteaux

Kaleigh Vesely, M.S., BCBA

Alyssa Goldsmith, RBT

Tori Smith, RBT

Samantha Sterbenz, M.S., BCBA

Jennifer Pratt, M.Ed, BCBA

Nicole Herrera

Iness Smadhi, RBT

Behavior Technicians

Behavior Technicians work under our Supervising Behavior Analysts and implement the treatment according to the plan. Our therapists have extensive experience working with children and a true passion for what they do. Before working with your child, all therapists receive intensive training from us both in the theory of ABA and how to work specifically with your child. They either have or are pursuing certifications as Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).


Catherine “Cassie” Raley, Director of Operations

Erin Schaller, Talent Acquisition and Career Development Manager

Jasmine Robinson, MSW, HR Coordinator

Mel Valier, Billing Manager

Lisa Mummey, Billing Manager

Rebecca Reese, MBA, Marketing and Development Manager, Florida

Georgia Edet, MPS, Recruiter

Stephanie Palmer, MSW, Family Support Specialist

Jacob Schafer, Clinical Support Coordinator

Trish Sprekelmeyer, ABA Authorization and Financial Consultation Specialist

Molly Bednar, M.A., BCBA, LBA, Director of Clinical Quality Assurance and Compliance

Nicole Hollins, Ph.D., BCBA, LBA, Director of Training and Professional Development

Autumn Keener, Director of ABA Programming

Maria Pineda, Operations Manager

Jennifer Polkes, Marketing Manager