The Big Team

Our staff are full time employees, many of whom are enrolled in an ABA graduate program. Also, in order to be system-wide, the CABAS® approach is applied to the whole organization. Therapists are taught to be scientists, decision-makers and leaders. All are working through a set of individualized modules set up by Columbia University. BIG therapists receive intensive training, and their skills are assessed on an ongoing basis to ensure that standards are maintained. Staff training is an integral part of the CABAS® system, which believes that investing in the staff is investing in the child’s future. CABAS® research has shown a direct correlation between the expertise of the instructional personnel and the eventual outcome for children.

Cassie Bradford, Executive Director
Renee Cole, Executive Director
Dr. Grant Gautreaux, CABAS® Consultant & Senior Behavior Analyst / Assistant Research Scientist
Dr. Derek Shanman, CABAS® Consultant & Associate Behavior Analyst
Donyelle Clark Kennedy, Director of Staff Development/Director of School Consultation
Kakie Fontenot, Director of Academy
Katie Jenkins, Director of Early Intervention
Julie Mendes de Gouveia, Supervisor
Anna Sturgeon, Supervisor
Sarah Hebert, Supervisor
Khylee Egasti, Supervisor
Kimberley West, Supervisor Intern
Ashley Thorgeson, Instructional Support Therapist 
Danyelle Hodges, Lead Therapist 
Celia Charles, Lead Therapist
Erin Wiltse, Lead Therapist
Kourtney Gautreaux, Lead Therapist
Kaylie Krepinevich, Lead Therapist 
Lanie Chiquet, Lead Therapist
Crystal Blanchard, Lead Therapist
Megan Blanchard, Lead Therapist
Amber Washington, Lead Therapist


LEAD THERAPIST ASSISTANTS

Brittany Bonin
Cameron Brandt
Courtney Williamson

Emily Miller
Kelsi Walker

Lin Schexnayder
Payal Patel

Sara Fontenot
Trinese Hall


LINE THERAPISTS

Abbye McDonald
Alexandra Dupree
Alexis Wider
Amber Shepard
Arrieonna Brown
Ashton Morales
Bailey Daigle
Beau Marabella
Breland Sylve
Chris White

Courtney Kissinger
Courtney Seals
Danielle Thomas
Darrick Bell
Eukira Hunter
Gency Vallery
Heather Vaughn
Jazmine Stephenson
Jennifer Whipple
Kadeisha Slaughter

Kadijah Hoard
Katelyn Schrimsher
Katherine Lirette
Kristen Breland
Lauren Dugas
Morgan Silvey
Petra Antoine
Priya Talati
Rosarielle Jamison
Sean Riley

Shaquawna Fleming
Shay Shivers
Sydney Walls
Tammy Wray
Taylor Meche
Tiffany Stelly
Toni Cambre
Topaz Johnese
Whitney Abadie


ADMINISTRATIVE

Jeni Greeson, Office Administrator
Bill Abraham, Chief Financial Officer 
Dina Tortorich, Insurance Coordinator
Jill Achberger, Receptionist
Ashton Saldana, Administrative Assistant
Morgan Shiver, Office Assistant
Kimberly Clark, Nurse Practitioner