Our Leadership Team

At Child’s Play Autism Centers, we want to make the most of your child’s life, as well as your family’s. And we think that experience is key to making that happen. This is why our staff is comprised of experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts as your child’s assigned individualized clinician, along with an experienced Coordination support team that receives intensive ongoing direct training and supervision, several of which are BCBAs as well. With the addition of licensed clinical psychologists to the team, Child’s Play is adding additional mental health services, including marriage counseling and diagnostics to our clients and families. All of Child’s Play’s staff is Safe Crisis Management certified and we are dedicated to supporting children on all levels of the spectrum. We also train and maintain all lead staff in American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED in-house with our certified trainers. We take pride in knowing each client and their families personally and are compassionate, receptive and competent in our work.

Our Mission

To embrace the life and potential of all individuals through competent and sincere supportive services. To ensure that children on all levels of the spectrum, no matter how aggressive or disruptive, along with their families can receive care that addresses their particular needs and are not excluded from the scope of care available to them.

It’s your life – and together, we take it seriously.

Jason Shaw, BCBA

Jason Shaw, BCBA

President & CEO

Jason joined Child’s Play at its founding in 2014 as one of the original behavior analysts. Prior to Child’s Play, he had management experience with a variety of companies in retail, service, and healthcare industries, and comes from an extensive family of entrepreneurs. Jason earned a dual bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Photojournalism from Ball State University and master’s degree from Ball State University in Special Education, concentrating in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism.

Jason is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, specializing on functional analysis of problem behavior, sexual behavior management, precision teaching and clinical transitions. As requested, he offers consultation to other clinical operations, assisting in organizational behavior management and policy making related to healthcare practice.

Rebecca Fulcher, BCBA, CBIS

Rebecca Fulcher, BCBA, CBIS

Director of Clinical Programs

Becki joined Child’s Play at its founding in 2014 as one of the original behavior analysts. Becki oversees the clinical aspects of Child’s Play’s network of extended service programs. She has provided behaviorally analytic intervention services in Illinois, Tennessee, and Indiana for both adults and children with various disabilities. Her clinical experience has focused on individuals with severe aggressive and self-injurious behaviors.

Rebecca is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and earned a dual bachelor’s degree from Tri-State University in Criminal Justice and Psychology and went on to earn her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS).

Aleta Hosier

Aleta Hosier

Director of Operations

Aleta joined Child’s Play at its founding in 2014 as one of the original therapists. As the company grew, she played an integral part in developing and stress-testing our systems of practice. As Director of Operations, she now oversees Child’s Play’s practice model across its locations of extended services. Aleta works every day to drive Child’s Play’s vision to expand the availability of quality, medically-driven therapy programs and support.

Aleta earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana and an undergraduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. She went on to earn master’s degree in child development from Erikson Institute in Chicago, IL.

Marlene Parker, Psy.D. HSPP

Marlene Parker, Psy.D. HSPP

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Marlene Parker is a 2003 Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) graduate from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL. She completed her graduate work at Washington University in the George Warren Brown School of Social Work in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Parker brings to Child’s Play a history of varied mental health and social work experiences, including being Lead Psychologist at a correctional facility and a consulting psychologist and life coach.

At Child’s Play, she assists in clinical program development and is working on expanding our mental health service offerings, with particular interest in parental services, counseling, and diagnostics.

Marlene has been with Child’s Play since 2017.

Tiffany Shaw, BCBA

Tiffany Shaw, BCBA

Clinical Coordinator, Behavior Analyst

Tiffany joined Child’s Play at its founding in 2014 as one of the original therapists. She now works across all Child’s Play locations, assisting the clinical teams consulting on client caseloads, and assists with Registered Behavior Technician oversight and certificate management. Tiffany specializes in consulting on early learners and verbal behavior acquisition, as well as increasing the speed of new skill development with young clientele.

Tiffany earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Ball State University and a master’s degree from Ball State University in Special Education, concentrating in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Allison Jack

Allison Jack

Training Director & First Aid Instructor

With a bachelor’s of science in psychology from Indiana University East, and a graduate certificate in ABA from Ball State University, Allison uses the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to develop training protocols for newly hired staff entering into Child’s Play’s Autism team. Allison is currently preparing for her BCaBA exam in the future. As Training Director, Allison leads staff on their first three weeks of their journey to becoming RBT certified therapists for our clinics in NE Indiana. She teaches skills, guides progress, models techniques, and provides intensive instruction to offer the best support possible to our newly-acquired staff before they are ever assigned a client at their final workplace. Allison also assists as an American Red Cross CPR /First Aid/AED Instructor.

Allison has been with Child’s Play since 2015.

Monica Phillips, OTRL

Occupational Therapist

Monica earned her Master of Science in occupational therapy degree from Western Michigan University, and a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary health services. She has experience serving a variety of clients both professionally and in practicum, from children with disabilities to veterans with mobility and adaptive feeding needs.

Monica is aiding the launch of OT into Child’s Play’s integrated service model. She will see existing clients receiving ABA therapy in consultation with their existing clinical team, offering additional perspective on needs and intervention that can be increased behaviorally. She will also be offering clinical services to clients seeking OT as a standalone service from Child’s Play.

Monica joined Child’s Play in 2019.

David Sober, BCBA

David Sober, BCBA

Clinical Consultant, Fort Wayne Glenbrook

David joined Child’s Play at its founding in 2014 as one of the original therapists. David earned a bachelors degree in speech pathology from Ball State University and earned his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University.

He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, consulting on client caseloads at his clinical location at our Fort Wayne Glenbrook location, overseeing direct care of the clients served there.

Mindy Fairchild, BCBA

Mindy Fairchild, BCBA

Clinical Consultant & SCM Instructor, Jefferson Park

Mindy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and earned her Masters degree from Ball State University, with undergraduate work from Huntington University. She is responsible the implementation of clients’ programming plans and assisting client-assigned clinicians as a caseload assistant and Behavior Analyst.

She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, consulting on caseloads at our Jefferson Park location, overseeing direct care of the clients served there. Mindy also fills the role of one of Child’s Play’s SCM Instructors.

Mindy has been with Child’s Play since 2014.

Laci Boxell, BCBA

Laci Boxell, BCBA

Clinical Consultant, First Aid Instructor, Huntington

Laci joined Child’s Play in 2015, coming from the human services field. Laci earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and religious studies from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and went on to complete her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University.

She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, consulting on caseloads at our Huntington location, overseeing direct care of the clients served there. Laci also fills the role of one of Child’s Play’s CPR/AED/First Aid Instructors.

Erica Dammann, BCBA

Erica Dammann, BCBA

Clinical Apprentice

Erica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and earned her Masters degree from Ball State University. She is currently assigned to Child’s Play’s Autism Apprenticeship Program. Erica travels between all of Child’s Play’s offices, shadowing the clinical team under the Clinical Coordinator and Director of Operations’ supervision, and participates in the processes of Child’s Play’s ABA clinical services.

Erica has been with Child’s Play since 2016.

Jordyn Furnish, BCBA

Jordyn Furnish, BCBA

Clinical Apprentice

Jordyn is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and earned her Masters degree from Ball State University, and her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Indiana University. She is currently assigned to Child’s Play’s Autism Apprenticeship Program. Jordyn travels between all of Child’s Play’s offices, shadowing the clinical team under the Clinical Coordinator and Director of Operations’ supervision, and participates in the processes of Child’s Play’s ABA clinical services.

Jordyn has been with Child’s Play since 2017.

Matt Swick

Matt Swick

Training Coordinator, SCM Instructor, Fort Wayne Glenbrook

Matt is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and earned a degree in psychology from Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne, and uses that education to work one-on-one with clients working to develop their life and social skills in both clinical and natural environments, encouraging client independence. As Training Coordinator, he is responsible for directing staff efforts, performance feedback, staff reinforcement programs, and monitoring and performing ongoing staff training at assigned Child’s Play locations. Matt also assists as one of Child’s Play’s certified Safe Crisis Management (SCM) instructors.

Matt has been with Child’s Play since 2015.

Kristen Hibiske

Kristen Hibiske

Program Coordinator, Huntington

Kristen is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and earned her bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from Liberty University. As Program Coordinator for our Huntington location,  Kristen is responsible for creating and bringing to life all of the programming and target directives given by our Clinical Consultants. She is responsible for effective data collection and program design that drives clients’ progress every day. Our Program Coordinators support our Clinical Consultants and Behavior Technicians to deliver the best therapy possible to our clients.

Kristen has been with Child’s Play since 2015.

Ashley Truitt

Ashley Truitt

Training Coordinator & First Aid Instructor, Huntington

Ashley is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and earned her bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in business, from Manchester University. She was also the recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship. She enjoys 1:1 interaction and working on social skills, watching the progression of skills in the natural environment and establishing and maintaining a passionate, energetic, and safe environment to provide ABA therapy for children. As Training Coordinator, she is responsible for directing staff efforts, performance feedback, staff reinforcement programs, and monitoring and performing ongoing staff training at assigned Child’s Play locations. . Ashley also assists as an American Red Cross CPR /First Aid/AED Instructor.

Ashley  has been with Child’s Play since 2016.

Rachael Hope

Rachael Hope

Training Coordinator & SCM Instructor, Huntington

Rachael is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Huntington University. She enjoys 1:1 interaction and working on social skills, watching the progression of skills in the natural environment. As Training Coordinator, he is responsible for directing staff efforts, performance feedback, staff reinforcement programs, and monitoring and performing ongoing staff training at assigned Child’s Play locations. Rachael is currently working towards a Masters in ABA through Ball State and preparing to sit for her BCBA credential in the future. Rachael also assists as one of Child’s Play’s certified Safe Crisis Management (SCM) instructors.

Rachael has been with Child’s Play since 2016.

Denisa Rizvic

Denisa Rizvic

Training Coordinator, Fort Wayne Jefferson Park

Denisa is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. As Training Coordinator, he is responsible for directing staff efforts, performance feedback, staff reinforcement programs, and monitoring and performing ongoing staff training at assigned Child’s Play locations.

Denisa joined Child’s Play in 2016

Amanda Dize

Training Coordinator, Fort Wayne Glenbrook

Amanda is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and earned a bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Purdue University, Fort Wayne, with a minor in Psychology. She completed a full year’s internship with Child’s Play while in college and applied to stay on after graduation. As Training Coordinator, she is responsible for directing staff efforts, performance feedback, staff reinforcement programs, and monitoring and performing ongoing staff training at assigned Child’s Play locations.

Amanda has been with Child’s Play since 2016

Ben Dehr

Ben Dehr

Program Coordinator, Fort Wayne Jefferson Park

Ben is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and earned his bachelor’s degree in Photojournalism from Ball State University. As Program Coordinator for our Jefferson Park ABA Clinic, Ben is responsible for creating and bringing to life all of the programming and target directives given by our Clinical Consultants. Ben is responsible for effective data collection and program design that drives clients’ progress every day. Our Program Coordinators support our Clinical Consultants and Behavior Technicians to deliver the best therapy possible to our clients.

Ben has been with Child’s Play since 2017.

Joe Miller

Joe Miller

Program Coordinator, Fort Wayne Glenbrook

Joe is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Huntington University, and is currently enrolled in Purdue Global’s master’s in applied behavior analysis program. As Program Coordinator for our Jefferson Park ABA Clinic, Ben is responsible for creating and bringing to life all of the programming and target directives given by our Clinical Consultants. Ben is responsible for effective data collection and program design that drives clients’ progress every day. Our Program Coordinators support our Clinical Consultants and Behavior Technicians to deliver the best therapy possible to our clients.

Joe has joined Child’s Play in 2017.

Megan Swaidner

Megan Swaidner

Program Assistant, Fort Wayne Glenbrook

Megan is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and earned her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne with a triple-minor in psychology, human services and sociology. As Program Assistant at our Glenbrook location, Megan is responsible for filtering, logging, and organizing all of the client behavioral and program tracking data that moves across her desk. Our Program Assistants support our Program Coordinators to ensure that our Behavior Technicians have all of their programming materials, supplies, and equipment they need to follow the direction of the Clinical Consultants to deliver the best therapy possible to our clients.

Megan joined Child’s Play in 2018.

I feel incredibly blessed by my child’s support team. I pinch myself everyday when I think about how lucky we are to have found Child’s Play. My child is loved, supported, and encouraged every step of the way, and it shows–he is thriving!

-Caregiver Review, Online