Behavioral Treatment Therapists

Behaior Treatment Therapists head up the teams who work with children. They are responsible for making sure the child is on a productive track as well as keeping everyone on the team understanding and performing the programs correctly.

Madison

Katie Moureau is an Advanced BT Therapist at the Madison Clinic. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a minor in Family and Health Studies. Katie began working for WEAP in 2003 as a line therapist. Her special clinical interests include Social Skills Classes, Parent Training Classes, and staff training. Katie has provided training for families, professionals and community groups, and has supervised programs for over 50 children in the state of Wisconsin. Katie is Currently working on her BCaBA .

Robin Nelson grew up in Janesville, WI and attended UW-Whitewater. She graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Psychology. Robin began working part time for WEAP as a line therapist in July 2000 and became a senior therapist in October 2002. Robin stated that she began working for WEAP because it combined her desire to teach kids with her interest in why people think and behave as they do.  Robin stated “I look forward each day to going to work. I feel such pride each time a child learns something new. It feels great to know that what I am doing can and does make a difference in a child’s life and in the family’s life.”

Amy Sunby graduated from UW-Milwaukee in May of 2008 with a Bachelors degree in Education. While in school at Milwaukee, Amy was a therapist for childen with Asperger's and fell in love with the job. This love continued after Amy was hired by WEAP, first as a BT Technician and then as a BT Therapist. Each of her kiddos adds their own bit of spice to Amy's life and she wouldn't want to do anything else. Amy has clients in Rock, Jefferson, and Dane counties. She also loves to run Social Skills and Speech groups whenever she can. Currently, Amy is going to school for her Master's Degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis with an emphasis in Autism from Ball State University.

Stephanie Wille has been working as a BT Therapist Since 2008. She grew up in Madison Wisconsin and graduated with a BA in Psychology from Lawrence University, in Appleton WI. Shortly after graduating, she began working as a BT Technician in September 2006. Stephanie has always loved working with children, and especially enjoys working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders because they consistently suprise and delight her with new skills daily. Currently Stephanie works with clients in Dane, Columbia and Dodge county.

Brenda Boehm is at our Madison clinic. She graduated from Lakeland College in Sheboygan with a B. A. in Psychology. Brenda is currently pursuing her Masters in Special Education. In 2004 she witnessed a presentation by a classmate who worked at WEAP about autism. Shortly thereafter she made the choice to join us and has been a valuable asset for our families ever since.

 

Green Bay

Leah Czarneski is a BT Therapist at our Green Bay clinic. She grew up in Denmark, WI and attended Carthage College in Kenosha where she received her BA in Elementary Education. She has been a full time WEAP employee since 2001. "I knew I always wanted to work with kids and went to college to be a teacher.", Leah explains. "One day a Professor had WEAP come to a class and I have worked for WEAP ever since."

Jodie DeRuyter is a Lead BT Therapist at our Green Bay clinic. She grew up in Sheboygan, WI before achieving her Bachelors Degree in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Her Behavioral Psycholgy Professor there recommended WEAP and she began work with us in our Milwaukee clinic in 2000 before relocating to our Green Bay clinic in 2003.

Heather Hendricks is a BT Therapist at our Green Bay clinic. She grew up in Oshkosh, WI before enrolling in the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. There she achieved her degree in Psychology and Human Development. In 2006 Heather attended an intensive session at a family friend's house for their child. Upon seeing how far he had progressed, she new WEAP is where she wanted to work.

Katy Tackaberry is a BT Therpist at our Green Bay clinic. She grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois and received her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. "I have always loved working with children. I used to work at summer camps and babysat. I learned about autism in Psychology class and became very interested. I heard about WEAP through a friend. After I graduated, I stayed in teh Green Bay area to continue working with WEAP."

Erica Lancour is a Liscensed Professional Counselor at our Green Bay clinic. She grew up in Sturgeon Bay, WI before attending the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. There she achieved a BA double major in Human Development and Psychology. Erica began working for WEAP in 2002. "I have always enjoyed working with children", she explains. "Since being given the opportunity to work with children on the spectrum, I am thrilled every day to see the gains that each child and their family makes." When not conducting Diagnostic Evaluations, IQ and Language testing and Outpatient Appointments, Erica enjoys spending time with her own 3 children.

Alyssa Preder is an Advanced BT Therapist at our Green Bay clinic. She grew up in Random Lake, WI before attending the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh where she achieved a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She began working with WEAP in 2007. "I became interested in autism because my nephew is diagnosed with PDD-NOS. I worked with a variety of populations in a therapeutic setting during graduate school, but I found working with children to be the most rewarding because they make gains each day." Alyssa works on social skills classes at the clinic and is working on a Masters of Science in Art Therapy and Community Counceling.

Samantha Zellner is a BT Therapist at our Green Bay clinic. She grew up in Denmark, WI before attaining her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of Wiswconsin at Steven's Point. She has been with WEAP since October of 2009. "I really enjoy working with kids", she says. "Weap was experience for my major decided I loved it so much that I just wanted to stay with the company".


Eau Claire

Kally Luell began working for WEAP in 2001 while attending the UW-La Crosse. She recieved her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education in 2004. Kally discovered her passion for working with children with autism through her experience teaching middle school. Kally is currently an Advanced BT Therapist in the Eau Claire clinic. She intends to further her education by pursuing a Master's Degree in Social Work.

Anne Brehmer earned a BS in Early Childhood Education from UW Stout in 1996 and a MS in Human and Community Resources with an emphasis in Child and Family Studies from UW-Stevens Point in 2004. She has been employed with WEAP since March 2003 starting as a Line Therapist and becoming a BT Therapist in May 2007. Anne lives in Wisconsin Rapids and works in the center part of the state.

Heather Cross received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 2005, and began working with WEAP at that time. As a student she became interested in pervasive developmental disorders, and started working with children with autism. Heather enjoys her work because “the children are joyful, funny and they bring out the kid in me. They amaze me with what they are capable of achieving, and I am proud to be a part of that.”

Katie Gleason is the Clinical Director at the Eau Claire Clinic. Katie has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Carthage College. She has been providing autism treatment, supervision, and training in Wisconsin for nearly 10 years. She began as a line therapist out of the Milwaukee clinic in early 2000. In the past five years she has trained and supervised staff out of the Green Bay, Eau Claire, and La Crosse clinics. She is also licensed to provide Treatment Foster Care with LSS and enjoys have children on the Autism spectrum in her home.

Erin Junemann is an Advanced BT Therapist in the Central Wisconsin Region. She has been with WEAP since 2001. Erin received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from UW-Stevens Point with a major in Psychology and a minor in Child and Family Studies. Erin is currently working on her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis through St. Cloud State University. Erin lives in Stratford, Wisconsin with her husband, Kevin and two children, Victor and Lydia

Brittany Schumacher lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with her husband, Charles and two English Bulldogs, Brutus and Bella. She earned a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from UW Eau Claire in 2007. During her time at the university, she worked in the Campus Autism Program as well as in the homes of children with autism. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. Brittany started working for WEAP in 2008 as a BT Technician and started as a BT Therapist later that year. 

Cassie Sedlacek lives in Eau Claire, Wisconsin with her husband, Greg.  She began working for WEAP as a BT Technician in 2002, shortly after graduating with her BA in Psychology and Public Relations from UW-Eau Claire.  She is currently a BT Licensed Supervisor in the Eau Claire clinic. Cassie is currently working toward a Masters Degree in Social Work from UW-Madison and plans to be licensed as a Clinical Social Worker. She enjoys working with all the children, their families, and the rest of the Eau Claire clinical staff.  "I truly feel fortunate to be surrounded by such wonderful people in such a rewarding career."

Mariah Tricker lives in Northwestern Wisconsin with her husband, Dan and two children, Makensie (9) and Milo (2). She has worked with the Wisconsin Early Autism Project, Inc. for 4 years and has 8 years of previous experience working with students and adults with developmental disabilities (DT&H, Student Transition Center, ICF-MR, SLS, etc.). Currently, Mariah has her Bachelor's degree in Business Management and has plans to pursue her Master's degree in ABA next fall.


Milwaukee

Renee Bellows is a BT Therapist at the Milwaukee Clinic. She grew up in Muskego, Wisconsin and has earned a degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. She first became interested in autism by an ABA class there. She has been with WEAP since 2001.

Heather Drury grew up in Delavan, WI and moved to Racine, WI during her college years at UW-Parkside. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.  As a part time job that related to her field, Heather began working with her first child at WEAP as a BT Technician in August 2000.  She quickly fell in love with the position and began working with more families. Heather has been a senior therapist since 2003. She is currently a part time senior with WEAP as she is a full time mom at home. Heather is grateful for this job saying "It truly is a job that challenges you and rewards you all in the same day."

Laura White grew up in Castro Valley, California before moving to Kenosha, Wisconsin in 2003. From there she attended the University of Wisconsin- Parkside where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in 2008, though she had started working for WEAP 2 years prior. "My younger brother has autism and went through the WEAP program", she explains. Laura now lives in Cudahy and plans to achieve a Masters Degree in Speech Therapy.

Heather Ivy-Bania is an Advanced BT Therapist in our Milwaukee Clinic. Heather grew up in Big Bend before attending the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. Heather graduating with a BS in Human Development and Psychology. "I started working with WEAP in 2001 as a Line Therapist my last semester of college. I loved it and knew this is what I wanted to do.", Heather explains. "Working with children with autism is such a rewarding experience. Though there are always challenges, I end every day knowing I have made a difference in that family's life."

Linda Klotz grew up in the Milwaukee area and attended UW-Milwaukee where she received her Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2003. Looking for a career working with children, she began working as a line therapist for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project in May of 2003 and enjoyed being a part of changing these children’s lives. In 2006, Linda became a BT Therapist and cannot imagine doing anything else. She loves what she does, stating, “everyday is different and it’s so rewarding to watch these children learn something new and know that you are a part of helping them do so.”

Leisa Slusher is a BT Therapist at the Milwaukee Clinic. She grew up in Eureka, Illinois and graduated with a degree in Psychology: Health Studies from Marquette University out of Milwaukee. While attending she did volunteer work with other schools which introduced her to autism. She has been with WEAP since 2007.

Nichole Hintzke grew up in Waukesha and graduated with a degree in Psychology from Carroll University there. After studying autism in college she began work for WEAP in February of 2006.

Michelle Guenette is a BT Therapist at our Milwaukee clinic. She grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and received her B.S. in Psychology and Human Development from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay. A friend of Michelle's recommended WEAP to her and she began working part time while still a student. Upon graduating, she went to full time. Michelle has special experience working with children with visual impairments.

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