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Our Staff

Meet Our staff

We are proud of our dedicated staff hard at work in each of our locations.
Get to know those serving our children.

Sarah Ashe M.Ed, BCBA

Founding Director
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Bio- Serving in the Autism community as a teacher and therapist since 1988.
Fun Fact- She loves her therapy dog Jade and Starbucks coffee.

Ellen Bradish, M.Ed, BCBA

Clinical Director
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Bio - Over 10 years experience working with children and young adults with autism.
Fun Fact- When not working, she can be found with her dogs exploring the mountains and forests of Washington State (and beyond)!

Sherri Peedin, M.S., M.A., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Bio- Worked with children with disabilities since 2015
Fun fact: When she is not at work, she is with: her dogs or traveling (mostly to see her kids, but occasionally out of the country)

Tanna Chesser M.S., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Bio- I graduated with my master's degree in 2017 and I started my journey with CFNB January 2020 as an RBT. I gained my certification as a BCBA in 2022.
Fun Fact- If I'm not working, I am always traveling around the states/world with my husband and kids or reading. I love to travel and spend time with family and friends.

Jennifer Blanchard, M.A., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Bio- Has volunteered with teens and young adults with disabilities for over 10 years and worked in the field of ABA since 2015 
 
Fun fact- Outside of work, she most often is found crafting, reading, or adventuring around Washington state.

Sarah Nell Townsend M.A., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Bio- Special Education graduate from University of Georgia with 6 years of working/volunteering with the special needs community.
Fun Fact- She could eat a cheeseburger every single day and loves to travel with her husband and dog, Charlieatter. 

Christy Word, RBT

Clinic Manager Waynesboro Clinic

Bio -Teaming up with Sarah Ashe as a parapro in the schools, she joined CFNB in 2010 as a therapist.
Fun Fact - She loves her job and her kids, but mostly the beach.
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Larissa Mrad-Crawford, RBT

Clinic Manager Evans Clinic

Bio- I started as a RBT in 2020, after years of watching my son in ABA therapy. 
 
Fun Fact- I'm married to a state trooper, we have 4 kids and a fur baby. When I'm not at home I'm at the ball field cheering my kids on. I love to read and go to the lake/pool.

Krystal Allen, RBT

Clinic Manager Millen Clinic

Bio -Supporting our clients since 2019
Fun Fact - She loves crafting, decorating and all shades of blue

Kim Boothe, RBT

Billing Specialist Lead

Bio- Has worked with kids since college; RBT at CFNB since 2017
Fun Fact- No matter what she's doing, music makes it better.

Faith Edmondson, M.S., RBT

Executive Director
Bio- Serving in many roles as counselor, teacher, and director since 2005
Fun Fact- All her family is bilingual in English and American Sign Language.

Jessica McCormick, B.S., RBT

Director of Operations

Bio- Serving the autistic community since 2011, helping her little brother since 2004
Fun Fact - On weekends you can find her tidying up her island in Animal Crossing.

Tracey Ouzts

Office Manager
Bio- Serving the autism community since 2008 in our office at CFNB
Fun Fact- If she’s not at CFNB, look for at her camper out in the woods.

Job Openings

Are you considering a career in therapy? We would love to talk to you about the different options at the Center. Come shadow for a day or become an intern with us. Many of our staff began as volunteers and found their passion. See if this field is right for you.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) position – An ABA therapist who assesses a child, writes the treatment plans and oversees how the plan is carried out.

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) position – An ABA therapist who implements the treatment plan directly with the children under the supervision of a BCBA.

Natural Environment Teaching (NET) position – An assistant who works with RBTs to guide a child through skill development in the play environment.

Join Our Team

Waynesboro
Clinic Staff

Hollie Algier
Anna Coble
Samajhe Hall
Gena McKinnon
Kadeshia Ready
Jacob Shryock

Vyctoria Gaines

Timesha Garner

Brooke Harris

Katelyn Maruca
Hope Stewart (Tutor)
Patricia Bailey (Office)

Millen
Clinic Staff

Sagwoya Green
Kamiyah Seabrooks

Savanna Bradham

Ethan Adams

Quianna Wadley

Anijah Coney

Rebecca Ash

Whitney Chance
Virginia Myers (Billing)

Evans
Clinic Staff

Laurel Darr

Meredith Schwanke

Sylvia Selitto

Tori Calia

Taylor Hill

Mia Wagner

Shae Reynolds

Lauren Wilder

Halie Spires

Grey Gleason (Office)

Jenn Joye (Billing)

WHY WORK HERE

The atmosphere here at the Center is just the type you want out of your work environment- fun, educational and positive. Everyone here is part of a team that tries to provide a unique, fun, and thriving experience. – Gena