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 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

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 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. 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.

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

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

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Parker has been assisting Child’s Play since 2017. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mindy Fairchild, BCBA

Program Coordinator & SCM Instructor, Behavior Analyst, Huntington

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.

Her day-to-day responsibilities include clinically targeting programming needs of our clients as well as managing caseloads of the Child’s Play staff. Mindy also assists as one of Child’s Play’s certified Safe Crisis Management (SCM) instructors.

Mindy has been with Child’s Play since 2014.

Jordyn Furnish

Program Coordinator, Fort Wayne Glenbrook

Jordyn is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), having earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Indiana University. She is currently a student in Ball State’s Masters in ABA program, and preparing for her BCBA credential as an active participant in Child’s Play’s supervision program. Jordyn is responsible the implementation of clients’ programming plans, and also to ensure that complete and proper records exist for our BCBAs to make clinical decisions. Her day-to-day responsibilities include clinical target programming needs of Fort Wayne clients as well as managing caseloads of the Child’s Play staff.

Jordyn has been with Child’s Play since 2017.

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 training efforts, feedback, and staff reinforcement programs, and directly oversees all new 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.

Allison Jack

Training Coordinator & First Aid Instructor, Jefferson Park

With a bachelor’s of science in psychology from Indiana University East, Allison uses the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to help develop life and social skills through one-on-one therapy for her clients at Child’s Play. Allison is currently working on her certificate and supervision to qualify to take the BCaBA exam in the future. As Training Coordinator, she is responsible for directing training efforts, feedback, and staff reinforcement programs, and directly oversees all new staff training at assigned Child’s Play locations. Allison also assists as an American Red Cross CPR /First Aid/AED Instructor.

Allison has been with Child’s Play since 2015.

Ashley Stahl

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 training efforts, feedback, and staff reinforcement programs, and directly oversees all new 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.

Brittany Shearer

Program Assistant, Fort Wayne Glenbrook

Brittany is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and currently working to finish her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services. As Program Assistant to our Fort Wayne Glenbrook location, Brittany 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.

Brittany has been with Child’s Play since 2015, and is currently on leave for six months with her newly born twin boys! Congratulations!

Erica Dammann

Program Assistant, Fort Wayne Glenbrook

Erica is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Ball State University. Erica is currently a student at Ball State University in their Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis program, and is an active participant in Child’s Play’s group and individual supervision program while she works toward her BCBA credential board exam. As Program Assistant to our Huntington location, Heather 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.

Erica has been with Child’s Play since 2016.

Heather Fishburn

Program Assistant, Huntington

Heather is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and earned her Associate’s Degree in early education from Ivy Tech Community College. As Program Assistant to our Huntington location, Heather 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.

Heather has been with Child’s Play since 2015.

Rachael Hope

Training Assistant & 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 a Training Assistant, Rachael works alongside the Training Coordinator to actively assist and facilitate growth and exceptionalism in the training and effectiveness of their staff. 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.

Amanda Dize

Training Assistant, 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.Now as Training Assistant, Amanda works alongside the Training Coordinator to actively assist and facilitate growth and exceptionalism in the training and effectiveness of their staff. Amanda works directly with new staff through their on-boarding process and RBT training curriculum for their first few months of employment at the Glenbrook facility.

Amanda has been with Child’s Play since 2016

As a parent it is hard to watch your child struggle and not make progress in normal child development areas such as verbal, social, emotional and academic skills. As a family we were at a level of deep frustration and didn’t know where to turn to get help. Thankfully, you made a commitment to our community to provide ABA therapy services.

Child’s Play has provided us with an opportunity to address all of the issues our son has with a program that is comprehensive and customized. Other programs we’ve utilized only address speech when it is the allotted speech time, etc. At Child’s Play Autism Center, they formulate a unique plan for each individual child and work on deficient skills with a precise calculated strategy so your child can attain multiple goals with the completion of one task.

More than just the therapeutic processes provided, the staff genuinely care for my child and his progress. ABA therapy has been a blessing in our life. We have a long way to go but every week we see some sort of progress in speech or behavior. Child’s Play is making a difference in our entire family’s life for the better and they are a great community asset.

-Caregiver Review, Online