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Executive Team

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Farrell Weiers,
PhD, BCBA

Executive Director

Farrell Weiers, PhD, BCBA is a Child and Adolescent Psychologist licensed in the state of Missouri who has spent the last 25 years working with families and children.  In her private practice, Behavioral Solutions, she specializes in psychological evaluations and therapy for children ages 2 – 19 years.  Family First Center for Autism and Child Development is her brainchild and her passion. 

Sara

Sara Riley, MA, LPC, BCBA

Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Sara Riley, MA, LPC, BCBA is licensed in the state of Missouri.  Sara provides ongoing supervision for behavior specialists and parent support for families.  In addition, she is responsible for developing treatment plans and monitoring progress.  

Wendy

Wendy Walker, BCaBA

Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

 Wendy Walker is currently enrolled in a Masters level program in Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology.  Wendy assists with many day to day operations including parent support, reviewing and updating treatment plans, and providing support to staff.  

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Janet Walker-Downing, MS, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Janet Walker-Downing has her Masters degree in Autism and completed additional course work in Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology.  Janet provides ongoing supervision of RBTs and behavior specialists, as well as parent support for families.  In addition, she is responsible for developing treatment plans and monitoring treatment progress over time. 

Lead Administrative Team

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Cindy Loelkes

Cindy Loelkes, Office Manager, is our Human Resources/Payroll Manager who handles any and all issues with the facility and staff.

Joan

Joan Jones

Joan Jones, Lead Office Administrator, is our Receptionist who makes appointments, manages the telephones, collects insurance co-pays, and schedules sessions at the Kansas City center. 

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Amanda Moon

Amanda Moon, Lead Office Administrator, is our Receptionist who makes appointments, manages the telephones, collects insurance co-pays, and schedules sessions at the Leavenworth center.

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