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.

Sheila Charlton

Sheila Charlton

Executive Director

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing
  • Masters in Business Administration
Brad Buechler

Brad Buechler

Executive Vice President and Controller

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • ABA Implementer
Monica Combs

Monica Combs

VP – Communications

Degrees/Certifications

Ms. Emily S

Ms. Emily S

Academy Director, Therapy Director, and BCBA

Degrees/Certifications

  • BA in Human Environnmental Studies
  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Tammy T

Ms. Tammy T

Billing Manager

Degrees/Certifications

  • Medical Billing Specialist
  • 1


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. Elizabeth H

Ms. Elizabeth H

BCBA & ABA Program Coordinator

Degrees/Certifications

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst
  • Early Start Denver Model Training
Ms. Arizona M

Ms. Arizona M

RBT/ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Senayit

Ms. Senayit

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Nikki L

Ms. Nikki L

RBT/ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Alabama

Ms. Alabama

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Jordyn

Ms. Jordyn

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
  • 1


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. Emily S

Ms. Emily S

Academy Director, Therapy Director, and BCBA

Degrees/Certifications

  • BA in Human Environnmental Studies
  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Molly S

Ms. Molly S

Program Coordinator

Degrees/Certifications

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

Ms. Christie K

RBT & Lead Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Communications
  • Masters Degree in Elementary Education
  • 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. Brittany L

Ms. Brittany L

RBT/ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
  • 1


INCLUSION PRESCHOOL AND K-PREP PROGRAM

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

Ms. Emily S

Ms. Emily S

Academy Director, Therapy Director, and BCBA

Degrees/Certifications

  • BA in Human Environnmental Studies
  • MA in Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Molly S

Ms. Molly S

Program Coordinator

Degrees/Certifications

  • BS in Elementary Education
  • Missouri State Teaching Certification
  • ABA Training
Ms. Nickie B

Ms. Nickie B

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Sarah B

Ms. Sarah B

RBT & Lead Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Breanna H

Ms. Breanna H

RBT & Lead Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
Ms. Lauren C

Ms. Lauren C

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician Training
Mr. Nick

Mr. Nick

ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
  • 1


MIDDLE & HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM

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

Ms. Angela W

Ms. Angela W

BCBA

Degrees/Certifications

  • BA in Social Welfare & Justice
  • MA in Special Education
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Licensed Behavior Analyst
Ms. Kim D

Ms. Kim D

Lead Teacher

Degrees/Certifications

  • Master of Science, Education
  • Bachelor of Arts, Human Services
Ms. Christine B

Ms. Christine B

Lead Teacher

Degrees/Certifications

  • Coming Soon
Ms. Marian V

Ms. Marian V

Paraprofessional & Teacher Assistant

Degrees/Certifications

  • ABA Training
Ms. Jessica V

Ms. Jessica V

Teacher Assistant

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology
  • ABA Training
Ms. Gracie S

Ms. Gracie S

RBT/ABA Implementer

Degrees/Certifications

  • Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
  • 1


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. 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. Kelly E

Ms. Kelly E

Occupational Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Occupational Science
  • Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy
  • Certificate in Interprofessional Practice
Ms. Andrea S

Ms. Andrea S

Physical Therapist

Degrees/Certifications

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • 1

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