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
Kakie Fontenot, Director of Academy
Katie Jenkins, Director of Early Intervention
Julie Mendes de Gouveia, Assistant Clinical Director
Sarah Hebert, Assistant Clinical Director
Kimberley West, Classroom Supervisor
Celia Charles, Classroom Supervisor
Marion Davis, Classroom Supervisor
Anna Lovelace, Classroom Supervisor
Crystal Blanchard, Classroom Supervisor
Ashley Thorgeson, Instructional Support Therapist 

BCBA Apprentices


Abbye McDonald
Alexandra Dupre Alexandra Garner
Amber Shepard
Ashley Hurst
Beau Marabella
Brittany Bonin Brooke Walls Bryce Kaufmann
Cara Winter Chelsey Cating
Cheyanne Rimmer Chris White Conner Granger Courtney Foret

Courtney LeBeau Dariane Breaux Darrick Bell Elizabeth Harmon Elle Keegan Emily Hyman
Emily Miller
Eukira Hunter
Gency Vallery
Hannah Carter Hannah Duran
Hudson Farmer Jennifer Whipple Kadijah Hoard Katelynn Schrimsher

Katherine Lirette Kayla Higgins
Kennedy McCausland
Lauren Dugas Lauren Maranto
Lin Schexnayder Madeline Hales Megan Garretson Miranda Tassin
Molly Germany
Morgan Silvey
Priya Talati Quynh Nguyen Rachel Lang
Rosarielle Jamison

Sarah King Sara Fontenot Shannon Fitch
Shay Shivers
Sydney Walls
Tammy Wray Terrianne Martin
Tiffany Stelly
Toni Cambre
Topaz Johnese
Trinese Hall
Veronica Hessler
Whitney Abadie


Jeni Greeson, Office Administrator/HR Manager/HIPAA Compliance Officer
Bill Abraham, Chief Financial Officer 
Dina Tortorich, Insurance Coordinator
Jill Achberger, Receptionist
Ashton Saldana, Administrative Assistant
Morgan Shiver, Human Resources Assistant
Marcee Pirie, Registered Nurse