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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, MS, MA, 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 MS, BCBA

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

Hannah Prescott, MHS, OTR/L, RBT

Occupational Therapist
Bio- She began as NET worker in high school and now proudly serves as our Occupational Therapist and a member of our admin team.
Fun Fact- If she is not at CFNB, she’s volunteering at Camp Lakeside (YMCA) or Wrens Church of God or working out while binge-watching a TV show

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.

Kim Boothe, RBT

Clinic Manager Millen Clinic

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

Sarah Nell Townsend MA, RBT

Clinic Manager Evans Clinic

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. 

Faith Edmondson, MS, 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, BS, RBT

Director of Operations
Bio- Serving the special needs 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

Clinic Staff

Hollie Algier
Krystal Allen
Shayna Barnett
Sarah Boothe
Anna Coble
Samajhe Hall
Autumn Hill
Mallory Inman
Gena McKinnon
Kadeshia Ready
Jacob Shryock
Alden Stewart

Vyctoria Gaines
Dee White
Hope Stewart (Tutor)
Patricia Bailey (Office)

Clinic Staff

Sagwoya Green
Kamiyah Seabrooks

Savanna Bradham

Ethan Adams
Emma Whitlow
Virginia Myers (Billing)

Clinic Staff

Laurel Darr

Grey Hill

Larissa Mrad-Crawford

Meredith Schwanke

Sylvia Selitto

Hannah Urbanik

Marissa Meeks

Jillian Marasco

Taylor Bennett

Summer Bentley

Jenn Joye (Billing)


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