Paul McComas, MS, BCBA

Paul McComas, MS, BCBA

CEO

Paul McComas has spent the past 12 years in the field of behavior analysis. He holds a graduate degree in Behavioral Psychology and, in addition, has completed post-graduate studies in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Prior to moving back to Fort Wayne in 2005 he was the Vice President of Intervention Services for TLC, Inc., a behavior analysis services provider in central Florida. His experience also includes consulting in public schools, providing extensive training to parents and foster parents, and serving as a consulting behavior analyst to human service agencies. More recently, he was the Senior Behavior Analyst for AWS, Inc. and a consulting Behavior Analyst at the Children’s Autism Center in Fort Wayne. In addition to his clinical work, he has served as adjunct faculty at Ball State University and continues to teach at both Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Grace College where he teaches courses on autism, ABA, and Behavioral Sciences. He also is a founding member and President of the Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis.

Ashlee Keuneke, MA, BCBA

Ashlee Keuneke, MA, BCBA

Clinical Director

Ashlee has an abundance of experience and training in working with children with autism. She began working in California Schools and was heavily involved in REACH, an ABA program based out of Riverside County. During her tenure there she dealt primarily with early intervention, working in-home and in the classroom addressing each individual’s behavioral concerns and treatment goals. Upon moving to Indiana, she worked for three years for the Adams County/ Wells County school district as an Autism Itinerant teacher where her responsibilities included writing intervention plans, running social skills groups and generating IEPs and IEP goals for the students she worked with. Throughout her time with corporation she also supervised the Bluffton Autism program and worked with students in all of the 6 districts of Wells and Adams County. Ashlee worked one year at Children’s Autism Center as a behavior technician providing in-home services while working for her BCBA. She completed her graduate degree from Ball State University in May 2011 with a certification in autism and is also a licensed special education teacher covering all age groups. She is a consulting BCBA for the Jay County school corporation where she works alongside general and special education instructors. Ashlee loves working with kids and loves the positive behavioral changes she sees in them using the ABA approach. In her spare time she enjoys crafting, swimming, biking and traveling. She is an avid reader and admits that she is addicted to almost any show on the BRAVO! channel.

Clinical Team

AJ Amstutz

AJ Amstutz

MA, BCBA

Angela Amstutz began working with children with autism at the Learning and Development Center (LDC) in Fort Wayne, Indiana while completing her undergraduate degree at Taylor University. She worked at LDC for five years and provided in home ABA therapy, in home parent training, school based support, natural environment training and Center based ABA. She spent the next five years at the Children’s Autism Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she provided one on one ABA therapy and was a Program Manager. She has been part of the IABAI team since September 2011. In her spare time, Angela enjoys being outdoors, Notre Dame football, and spending time with her husband and two children.

Alicia Frick

Alicia Frick

MA, BCBA

Sara Hammond

Sara Hammond

MA, BCBA

Sara graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Indiana University, and a master’s degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis. She worked as a behavior technician for a year and a half prior to obtaining her BCBA. She says her favorite thing about working with children using ABA is seeing the huge gains they make. Every day is different and there is never a dull moment! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking her dog on walks, and reading.

Jenn Moreland

Jenn Moreland

Schedule Coordinator, Registered Behavior Technician

Jenn Prater graduated from Huntington University with her bachelor’s in social work in 2010. Prior to her employment with the Institute as a behavior technician, she worked at Charis House as a children’s coordinator focusing primarily on children at risk. While at Charis house, Jenn also mentored, taught positive parenting classes, and conducted varieties of therapy sessions with children in need. She loves the fact that so many children behave so truthfully and authentically and takes great pleasure in using the ABA approach in sharpening their abilities.
Jenn is very excited to be providing services for the Institute, and her future plans include pursuing her Masters in Social Work.

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

MA, BCBA

Heather Stauffer graduated with a bachelor’s in Psychology and English in 2008 from the University of Saint Francis and received her master’s degree in ABA with a concentration in autism from Ball State University in 2012. She worked as a senior behavior therapist at Children’s Autism Center for three years and has worked for one year with the Institute as a behavior technician. She also worked for LEL home services as a direct support professional for one year. Heather loves her job in that every day is different and that there are unending amounts of situations that make her smile. She names the effectiveness, positivity, and scientific approach as a few of the aspects she loves about the ABA process as well as its ability to change the well-being of someone’s life overall. In her spare time, Heather likes to run, participate in Les Milles workout classes, and play video games!

Amy Sheefel

Amy Sheefel

M. Ed., BCaBA

Amy currently works as a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst for the Institute. Amy taught special education for four years and three years in elementary education in a public school setting prior to joining the IABAI team full-time. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Special Education, from IPFW. She completed her BCaBA course sequence through Florida Institute of Technology. Now that she is with the Institute, Amy continues to enjoy working with children and their unique and fun personalities. She loves using the ABA methodology in teaching them new skills. In her spare time, Amy loves to travel to warmer climates and spending time with her two young kids and husband as her favorites!

Kyle Steury

Kyle Steury

BCaBA

Kyle is a BCaBA at IABAI. He completed his course sequence at Florida Institute of Technology, and has a degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management through Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne.
Prior to his work at the IABAI, Kyle worked with developmentally disabled adults at Bethesda Lutheran Communities, where some of his many responsibilities included direct support, and working with individuals in achieving financial goals.
Kyle chose a career in ABA due to the socially significant change he sees in the people he gets to work with.
In his spare time, he loves hanging out out with his wife and two sons, playing guitar and keyboard for a local band, reading, and traveling.

Beth Jackson

Beth Jackson

M. Ed., BCBA

Beth graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in early childhood education. She received her post-graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. She loves ABA because it is an effective strategy that meets individuals at their level while providing just enough guidance to support growth. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, softball, and spending time with her family and friends.

Chelsea Wahl-Bridge

Chelsea Wahl-Bridge

M. Ed., BCBA

Chelsea graduated from IPFW in 2011 with a bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Psychology.
She completed her post-graduate degree in applied behavior analysis at the University of Cincinnati.
Chelsea enjoys working with children with autism and making an impact in their lives and lives of families. In her spare time she enjoys quilting, shopping, and drinking Starbucks.

Behavior Technicians

Chelsea Bridge

Chelsea Bridge

Registered Behavior Technician
Chuck Cannon

Chuck Cannon

Behavior Technician
Vicky Cearbaugh

Vicky Cearbaugh

Behavior Technician
Blake Costello

Blake Costello

Registered Behavior Technician
Kelly Evans

Kelly Evans

Registered Behavior Technician
Haley Hunter

Haley Hunter

Behavior Technician
Kacie Langham

Kacie Langham

Registered Behavior Technician
Kyleigh Fair

Kyleigh Fair

Behavior Technician
Brittany Falkenstern

Brittany Falkenstern

Registered Behavior Technician
Sylvia Gossard

Sylvia Gossard

Registered Behavior Technician
Jessica Harrison

Jessica Harrison

Registered Behavior Technician
Dan Jordan

Dan Jordan

Registered Behavior Technician
Shannon Joseph

Shannon Joseph

Behavior Technician
Anna Lake

Anna Lake

Registered Behavior Technician
Jason Langham

Jason Langham

Registered Behavior Technician
Alyssa Leeper

Alyssa Leeper

Behavior Technician
Lauren Marshall

Lauren Marshall

Registered Behavior Technician
Mark McCowan

Mark McCowan

Behavior Technician
Kris McKinley

Kris McKinley

Registered Behavior Technician
Ashley McMahon

Ashley McMahon

MS, Registered Behavior Technician
Paco Michelson

Paco Michelson

Registered Behavior Technician
Kaylee Richey

Kaylee Richey

Registered Behavior Technician
Moriah Richey

Moriah Richey

Behavior Technician
Christiane Rogers

Christiane Rogers

Behavior Technician
Manda Schmidt

Manda Schmidt

Registered Behavior Technician
Brian Smiley

Brian Smiley

Behavior Technician
Ariana Snyder

Ariana Snyder

Registered Behavior Technician
Kat Steele

Kat Steele

Registered Behavior Technician
Megan Walli

Megan Walli

MA, Registered Behavior Technician
Jesse Yoder

Jesse Yoder

Registered Behavior Technician