Our Team

AFA Academy’s Certified & Experienced Staff helps children learn, grow, and attain their potential, while providing a safe, nurturing, positive therapy and learning environment to ensure each child’s success.

ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

The Administrative Team at AFA/AFA Academy is dedicated to providing gold-standard Programs for children to ensure they reach their potential.
Please contact the Administrative Team with any questions.

Brad Buechler

Brad Buechler

Executive Director

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • ABA Implementer
Brian Buechler

Brian Buechler

VP – Events

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Masters in Business Administration
Sheila Charlton

Sheila Charlton

VP – Financial Assistance

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Masters in Business Administration
Monica Combs

Monica Combs

VP – Communications

Degrees/Certifications

Jennifer Kostecki

Jennifer Kostecki

Academy Director - Pierside

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelors in English
  • Masters in Special Education
  • Extensive ABA Training and Experience
Ms. Stephanie S

Ms. Stephanie S

BCBA

Degrees/Certifications

Ms. Shamel S

Ms. Shamel S

Billing Manager

Degrees/Certifications

  • Medical Billing Specialist
Ms. Linda S

Ms. Linda S

Receptionist

Degrees/Certifications

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ABA THERAPY TEAM FOR IBI-PRESCHOOL/TODDLER PROGRAM

The Intensive Behavior Intervention (IBI) Program is staffed with a strong team of BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs, and Implementers, including certifications in ESDM, as well as Masters-Degreed Professionals specializing in autism and related fields.

Ms. Stephanie S

Ms. Stephanie S

BCBA

Degrees/Certifications

Ms. Liz H

Ms. Liz H

BCaBA

Degrees/Certifications

  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Christy L

Ms. Christy L

Lead ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Child and Family Development
  • Masters of Arts in Teaching
  • Masters of Arts in Education – Special Education
  • Completed coursework to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Ms. Julia A

Ms. Julia A

Lead Assistant ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Joey S

Ms. Joey S

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Danielle B

Ms. Danielle B

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Teresa L

Ms. Teresa L

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Ritu D

Ms. Ritu D

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Julia M

Ms. Julia M

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Jessica T

Ms. Jessica T

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Holly S

Ms. Holly S

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
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ABA THERAPY TEAM FOR IBI-ELEMENTARY PROGRAM

The Intensive Behavior Intervention (IBI) Program is staffed with a strong team of BCBAs, BCaBAs, RBTs, and Implementers, including certifications in ESDM, as well as Masters-Degreed Professionals specializing in autism and related fields.

Ms. Stephanie S

Ms. Stephanie S

BCBA

Degrees/Certifications

Ms. Eryn M

Ms. Eryn M

BCBA

Degrees/Certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Liz H

Ms. Liz H

BCaBA

Degrees/Certifications

  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Amber F

Ms. Amber F

Lead ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Jen D

Ms. Jen D

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelors in English
  • Masters in Special Education
  • Extensive ABA Training and Experience-Lead Implementer
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Patricia O

Ms. Patricia O

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Mr. Brian W

Mr. Brian W

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
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ELEMENTARY PROGRAM TEAM

The Elementary Special Ed Program is staffed with a great team of Certified Teachers and Assistants.

Ms. Eryn M

Ms. Eryn M

BCBA

Degrees/Certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Jessica V

Ms. Jessica V

Program Lead

Degrees/Certifications

  • Special Education Degree
  • Cross Categorical Certification
Ms. Christie K

Ms. Christie K

Program Assistant

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Kelly G

Ms. Kelly G

Program Assistant

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
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INCLUSION PRESCHOOL AND K-PREP PROGRAM

The Inclusion Preschool Program is staffed with a professional team of Teachers and Assistants.

Ms. Liz H

Ms. Liz H

BCaBA

Degrees/Certifications

  • Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Lisa Y

Ms. Lisa Y

Assistant/ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Deb S

Ms. Deb S

Program Assistant

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
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MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

The Middle/High School Program is staffed with a talented team of Certified Teachers and Assistants.

Ms. Shannon M

Ms. Shannon M

BCBA

Degrees/Certifications

  • BA Psychology
  • MS Behavior Analysis & Therapy
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Jean G

Ms. Jean G

Lead Teacher

Degrees/Certifications

  • Masters of Teaching in Special Education
  • Certification in Special Ed Mild/Moderate Cross Categorical Special Education K-12
  • Certification in Early Childhood Birth to 3rd grade.
Ms. Danna H

Ms. Danna H

Lead Teacher

Degrees/Certifications

Ms. Anna Z

Ms. Anna Z

Teacher Assistant

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Marian V

Ms. Marian V

Teacher Assistant

Degrees/Certifications

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Ms. Erin C

Ms. Erin C

Paraprofessional

Degrees/Certifications

  • B.A. in Psychology
  • M.A. Certified ED Counseler
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THERAPY TEAM

AFA Academy’s therapy staff offers ABA, Speech, Occupational, Physical, and Aqua therapies, in both a push-in and pull-out approach.

Ms. Ruth R

Ms. Ruth R

Therapy Director & Speech/Language Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Speech Language Pathology
  • Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Missouri Speech-Language Pathology Certification
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence with ASHA
Ms. Amanda S

Ms. Amanda S

Aqua Physical Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • Masters Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Bachelors Degree in Health Science
Ms. Brooke Z

Ms. Brooke Z

Speech/Language Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

Check Back Soon!

Ms. Carol S

Ms. Carol S

Physical Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

Check Back Soon!

Ms. Christi F

Ms. Christi F

Occupational Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy and Occupational Sciences
Ms. Laurie D

Ms. Laurie D

Speech/Language Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

Coming Soon

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