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
Sheila Charlton

Sheila Charlton

Executive Vice President

Degrees/Certifications

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

Monica Combs

VP – Communications

Degrees/Certifications

Megan Krusemark

Megan Krusemark

Academy & Therapy Director

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Special Eduction
  • Certified Teacher
  • ABA Training
Ms. Shamel S

Ms. Shamel S

Billing Manager

Degrees/Certifications

  • Medical Billing Specialist
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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. Katie P

Ms. Katie P

ABA Program Coordinator

Degrees/Certifications

  • Coming Soon
Ms. Allie H

Ms. Allie H

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Ritu D

Ms. Ritu D

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Masters of Science in Food & Nutrition
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Gracie S

Ms. Gracie S

ABA Implementer - Lead

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Emma P

Ms. Emma P

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Rachel M

Ms. Rachel M

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Xinia P

Ms. Xinia P

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Arizona M

Ms. Arizona M

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. Elizabeth H

Ms. Elizabeth H

BCBA & ABA Program Coordinator

Degrees/Certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Karri L

Ms. Karri L

Program Coordinator

Degrees/Certifications

  • BS in Elementary Education
  • Missouri State Teaching Certification
  • ABA Training
Ms. Christie K

Ms. Christie K

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Communications
  • Masters Degree in Elementary Education
  • ABA Training
Mr. Brian W

Mr. Brian W

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Ebernee' W

Ms. Ebernee' W

ABA Implementer

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. Elizabeth H

Ms. Elizabeth H

BCBA & ABA Program Coordinator

Degrees/Certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Karri L

Ms. Karri L

Program Coordinator

Degrees/Certifications

  • BS in Elementary Education
  • Missouri State Teaching Certification
  • ABA Training
Ms. Karmen Y

Ms. Karmen Y

Program Lead

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Peggy H

Ms. Peggy H

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. Danna H

Ms. Danna H

Lead Teacher

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Masters Degree in Teaching
  • Safety Crisis Management (SCM) Certified
  • ABA Training
  • Curriculum Training in Brigance, Corrective Reading, and Kagan Discipline
Ms. Christine B

Ms. Christine B

Lead Teacher

Degrees/Certifications

  • Coming Soon
Ms. Marian V

Ms. Marian V

Teacher Assistant

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Erin C

Ms. Erin C

Paraprofessional

Degrees/Certifications

  • B.A. in Psychology
  • M.A. Certified ED Counseler
Ms. Jessica V

Ms. Jessica V

Teacher Assistant

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • ABA Training
Mr. Derrion C

Mr. Derrion C

Teacher Assistant

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Laura A

Ms. Laura A

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Associates Degree in Business
  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) Coursework
  • Med Technician Certified
  • Extensive Experience in Autism Field
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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.

Megan Krusemark

Megan Krusemark

Academy & Therapy Director

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Arts in Special Eduction
  • Certified Teacher
  • ABA Training
Ms. Marilyn B

Ms. Marilyn B

Speech/Language Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders
Ms. Ngozi I

Ms. Ngozi I

Speech/Language Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • Coming Soon
Ms. Laurie D

Ms. Laurie D

Speech/Language Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

Coming Soon

Ms. Kelly E

Ms. Kelly E

Occupational Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Occupational Science
  • Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Certificate in Interprofessional Practice
Ms. Alicia N

Ms. Alicia N

Occupational Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • COMING SOON
Ms. Andrea S

Ms. Andrea S

Physical Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Ms. Amanda S

Ms. Amanda S

Aqua Physical Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • Masters Degree in Physical Therapy
  • Bachelors Degree in Health Science
Ms. Carol S

Ms. Carol S

Physical Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

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