Our Team

Each learner has a team of therapists, including a Clinical Supervisor, a Lead Interventionist, and several Interventionists. The Clinical Supervisor is responsible for ongoing assessment, treatment plan development, and supervision of the team as they provide therapy to achieve treatment goals. The Lead Interventionist assists the Clinical Supervisor in keeping therapy protocols updated and monitoring progress on goals, as well as ensuring that materials are available for therapy sessions. Lead Interventionists and Interventionists conduct daily therapy sessions and work together with parents/caregivers and other team members to create the most effective and therapeutic learning environment possible. Our Lead Interventionists and Interventionists are Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionists in the state of Oregon. We pride ourselves in exceeding state requirements for supervised time and in creating a company culture that supports the professional development and growth of our team members.

Clinical Director

Clinical Director: Jenny Fischer PhD, Licensed Behavior Analyst/BCBA-D

Jenny has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and behavioral interventions since 2001. Born and raised in Central Oregon, Jenny has been committed to improving access to effective therapies for children and adults with developmental disabilities in rural areas of Oregon. Jenny earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, where she first began working with learners on the autism spectrum during a practicum course. Jenny completed her Master of Science in Psychology (Behavior Analysis specialization) from California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock, CA in 2007, and completed her PhD in Psychology (Behavior Analysis specialization) at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles Campus, in May 2016. She has been actively involved in legislative advocacy for insurance coverage of ABA, has served on the board of the Oregon Association for Behavior Analysis and the Oregon Behavior Analysis Regulatory Board. She enjoys partnering with community organizations to expand and improve the resources available to Oregon’s families. In her free time, Jenny enjoys traveling and hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing with her dogs.
Clinical Director: Jenny Fischer PhD, Licensed Behavior Analyst/BCBA-D

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For more detailed information about Jenny’s training and experience, please email a request for her curriculum vitae/resume. jenny.fischer@cascadebehavior.com

Clinical Supervisors

Clinical Supervisor: Sheridan Gaxiola, MEd, Licensed Behavior Analyst/BCBA

Sheridan Gaxiola, MEd, Licensed Behavior Analyst/BCBASheridan joined our team in 2017, completed her Masters in Special Education at George Mason University in 2019, and earned her BCBA in 2020. Sheridan has become an incredible team leader, demonstrating kindness and patience with our learners, as well as positive, collaborative relationships with supervisees and parents. After work, Sheridan enjoys playing with her two dogs, paddle boarding on the river, trying out new restaurants around town, and painting.

Clinical Assistant: Maddy Rogers-Barajas, MA, Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst/BCaBA

Maddy Rogers Bend Cascade Behavioral InterventionMaddy completed her BS in Psychology at University of Oregon, where she was actively involved in multiple research projects involving preschool-aged children. She then completed her Masters of Special Education and Behavior Analysis program at Arizona State University in 2021. With her attention to detail and warm personality, she has been a great addition to our team! Outside of work Maddy enjoys exploring Central Oregon with her family.

Clinical Assistant: Holly Jackson, M.Ed., Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst/BCaBA

Holly Jackson, BS, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist/RBTHolly completed her BS in Human Development and Family Science at OSU Cascades with an emphasis in early childhood development, and her M.Ed. in Special Education at George Mason University, with a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She joined our team in 2018, and her positive, professional attitude and eagerness to learn are assets to our team! In her free time, Holly enjoys outdoor activities like hiking, slacklining, and paddle boarding.

Clinical Assistant,: Alecia Wright, MS, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist/BCBA

Alecia Wright, MS, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist Alecia began working as an interventionist since 2019 and completed her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2022 at Oregon Tech, where she completed her Masters Thesis on the topic of community safety skills for children on the autism spectrum. She was born and raised in Bend and she enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water with her dogs.

Interventionists

Lead Interventionist: Melia Millican, BS, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist/RBT

Melia Millican, BS, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist/RBTMelia is originally from Albertville, Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama – Huntsville with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in philosophy. She has been with CBI since 2018 and received her RBT certification during that time. When she’s not at work, she enjoys going to the dog park with her goldendoodle, Ladybird, or riding her bike around Bend.

Lead Interventionist: Alex Vanderheid-Nye, MA, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist

Alex Vanderheid-Nye, MA, Registered Behavior Analysis InterventionistAlex joined our team in 2021. She completed her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University in 2021, and began her work in the field in Eugene, OR. We are happy she made the move to Bend and joined our team!

Lead Interventionist: Emma Dayberry, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist

Emma Dayberry Behavior Analysis Interventionist Emma made the move from her hometown of South Lake Tahoe, CA, to continue studying Psychology at OSU Cascades. She has worked in the field of ABA for over one year and joined CBI in 2021. For a school project, Emma raised funds to build an adaptive sit-ski, specialized for one of her closest friends who’s a cancer survivor, paraplegic, and diagnosed with ASD. Emma’s background in music and competitive sports has inspired her to advocate for more inclusivity for children to access sports/activities. Her favorite hobbies include snowboarding, slacklining, cooking, and exploring with her dog, Banksy!

Lead Interventionist: Hannah Martynowicz, BS, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist/RBT

Hannah Martynowicz, BS, Registered Behavior Analysis InterventionistHannah joined our team in 2021. She graduated from the University of Oregon in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology with minors in both special education and legal studies. While at the University of Oregon Hannah was a research assistant at their Stress Neurobiology and Prevention (SNAP) research lab, for projects focusing on the impact of interventions on caregiver and child outcomes. In addition, she spent time as a reading tutor at CTL Clinic at HEDCO where she supported the reading needs of children with dyslexia and ADHD. Born and raised in Bend, Oregon, Hannah enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, and spending time with her family. Her positive attitude and eagerness to help our learners thrive has made her a great addition to our team!

Lead Interventionist: Elizabeth Kilpatrick, MA, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist/RBT

Elizabeth Kilpatrick, MA, Registered Behavior Analysis InterventionistBiz joined our team in 2022. She completed her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University. She has been working in the early child education field since 2012 in many different parts of the country. She has lived in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, and now Oregon! She has worked as a preschool teacher, in ABA centers, and did her internship at a school for the deaf. She spends her free time with family and dogs. She especially likes to take her daughter, Brielle, paddle-boarding on the river.

Lead Interventionist: Lauren Taylor, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist

Lauren Taylor, Registered Behavior Analysis Interventionist Lauren joined our team in 2021 after moving to Bend from Southern California, where she worked for several years in a school with kindergarten and first grade students. She is very excited about the opportunity to work one on one with kids. In her free time, she likes to draw, cook, and explore Bend with her partner.

Administrative Staff

Office Administrator: Jackie Navarro

Jackie NavarroJackie has been with CBI since 2014, and keeps the administrative side of the business running smoothly. She is an essential part of our team and does so much more than her title suggests! Jackie enjoys playing pickle ball and creating art in her free time.