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 30 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. 

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Brooklyn Shields, MS, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Brooklyn has her Masters degree in Autism and completed additional course work in Behavior Analysis at the University of South Florida.  Brooklyn 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. 

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Jarrod Vaughan, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Jarrod Vaughan is a BCBA and is working toward being licensed in Missouri and Kansas. Jarrod oversees treatment implementation and provides ongoing supervision to behavioral specialists as well as parent training for our families at our Liberty Location.

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Ashley Oakes, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Ashley Oakes is a BCBA licensed in Missouri and Kansas. Ashley oversees treatment implementations and provides ongoing supervision to behavioral specialists as well as parent training for our families at our Liberty Location.

Lead Administrative Team

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Cindy Loelkes

Cindy Loelkes, Executive Coordinator, is our Human Resources/Payroll Manager who handles any and all issues with office management, facilities and staff.

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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, MO center.

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Jazmine Greer

Jazmine Greer, Lead Office Administrator, makes appointments, manages the telephones, collects insurance co-pays, and schedules sessions at the Liberty, MO center.

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Brigit Roe

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

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Julie Wallis, Speech Language Pathologist

Julie provides speech and language services to children and adolescents who receive ABA therapy at our Kansas City and Liberty centers.

Behavioral Specialists

Our therapists have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, or Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) credential, including intensive training and supervision in behavioral techniques, basic life support, background screening, and meeting the requirements of the Missouri Family Care Safety Registry. Several are working to obtain Board Certification. Our therapists have great enthusiasm for helping kiddos learn new skills/behaviors generalize to new people. The added benefit is that the therapists stay fresh and provide the best care possible.