OUR STAFF

Meet Our Executive Staff

Brooke Guidry

CEO / Founder

Brooke Guidry is the CEO and Founder of TCA. Brooke has had the privilege of serving children with Autism and their families in the field of ABA since 2009. In her years of working in the field of ABA, Brooke has gained experience in both center-based and home-based therapy. During her center-based experience, Brooke worked as an ABA therapist at another ABA Center in Lafayette until its closing. She then began to provide home-based therapy to her former patients Acadiana area. As her home-based caseload began to grow at a rate she could no longer tackle on her own, Brooke saw a great opportunity to create a center that would provide a better setting and extra hands to help her continue doing what she loved: serving those with developmental delays. In May of 2011 Brooke began forming the plans to open Therapy Center of Acadiana. TCA officially opened its doors as a full service ABA clinic in August of 2011.

As TCA’s CEO, Brooke oversees the daily operations of the center, community outreach and marketing, conducts all consultation and admission services, she is also in charge of scheduling and human resources. Brooke also oversees all clinical operations and ensures that TCA maintains a strong success rate in all of our patients’ therapy programs.

Brooke enjoys focusing her efforts on TCA’s vision of providing the highest quality therapy services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and ensuring that all patient’s and their family’s needs are being met with the highest level of satisfaction. Brooke is also CPR and First-Aid certified.

Brooke studied Special Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as well as Child and Family Studies at Louisiana State University in Eunice. During her studies at ULL and LSUE, Brooke acquired many hours of training and observation while working with individuals of all ages with various developmental disorders. Brooke has been an active participant in various non-profit organizations in Acadiana such as the Autism Society of Acadiana where she has been a guest speaker at several support group meetings around the Acadiana area, The Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana, The Special Olympics, LARC’s Treats in the Village and Big Brothers Big sisters of Acadiana. Brooke is excited to see her long-term plans for TCA unfold as the business continues to grow and expand the services they offer.

Brooke can be reached via phone at (337) 233-1167 or via email at TCAcadiana@yahoo.com

Jenny Jordan

Chief Financial Officer

Jenny is a 2008 Graduate of Louisiana State University with a BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Throughout her years in Baton Rouge, Jenny gained valuable management experience and decided in the fall of 2011, that she would move back to Lafayette to pursue her Master’s Degree in Business Administration at ULL. She accepted a Graduate Assistantship position at the Louisiana Small Business Development Center on ULL’s campus where she gained experience in business planning, financial analysis and forecasting, project management, and event planning.

Jenny was brought on as TCA’s CFO in order to assist Brooke with business development, financial planning, and insurance billing. She graduated with her Master’s in Business Administration in December of 2013. At ULL, Jenny was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and the MBA Association. Jenny is excited to use what she has learned through her experience and education to contribute to the continued growth of TCA.

Jenny can be reached via phone at (337) 233-1167 or via email at Jenny@TCAcadiana.com.

Amanda Carlin

Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst

Amanda Carlin began working for TCA in August of 2014 and became one of TCA’s clinical supervisors in May of 2015. Amanda graduated with her BA in 2011 and with her MA in 2013 from McNeese State University in Psychology with concentration of Applied Behavior Analysis. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in August of 2014. In September 2015, she became a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Louisiana. She has been working with children with developmental and language delays for the past 4 years. She has a passion for helping children with developmental delays and she’s excited to be helping the families in the Acadiana area. Currently, she holds professional memberships with ABAI and Louisiana Behavior Analysis Association.

Amanda can be reached via phone at (337) 233-1167 or via email at Amanda@TCAcadiana.com.

Libby Faulk Feucht

Office Manager

Libby has been with TCA since April of 2015. She graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in December of 2011 with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Business Management. She started off with our staff as an office assistant and has recently been promoted to office manager. You will often see her signing in patients, as well as helping with billing and training new employees. Before being on staff at TCA, Libby has volunteered for Walk of Hope as well as for Camp Jonathon. Throughout her time at TCA, Libby has developed a passion for working around children and being able to see them learn and grow. She has been a wonderful asset to our team.

Libby can be reached via phone at (337) 233-1167 or via email at Libby@TCAcadiana.com.

Brandon Orso

Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Licensed Behavior Analyst

Brandon Orso has been a member of the TCA family since the summer of 2012.  In December of 2010, Brandon received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology (with a minor in Spanish) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.  Brandon also received his Masters of Science in Applied Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in December of 2013.  During his time as a graduate student, Brandon underwent two student internships with TCA; one in the summer of 2012 and the other in the fall of 2013, which together totaled around 500 hours of training at TCA.  During this time, Brandon developed a strong passion for ABA therapy and the work that we do at TCA.  In July of 2014, Brandon returned to school to pursue board certification in the field of behavior analysis.  From July 2014 to July 2015, Brandon took classes specializing in behavior analysis, and underwent 1,500 clinical supervision hours under TCA’s other BCBAs.  Brandon received his Post-Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University in July of 2015, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in August of 2015.  In February of 2016, Brandon met all of the qualifications to become a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in the state of Louisiana.  As one of TCA’s clinical supervisors, Brandon continues to have an active role in the Lafayette community by attending numerous events put on by the Autism Society, and promoting TCA’s internship program which he was a part of years ago.

Brandon can be reached via phone at (337) 233-1167 or via email at Brandon@TCAcadiana.com.

Michael Carey

Lead ABA Therapist

Michael Carey has been an ABA Therapist with TCA since its inception. Mike now serves as TCA’s lead therapist. Mike received his BS and MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Administration from the ULL. While working on his MBA, Michael spent two years interning with University Medical Center in various areas of administrative services and sociological/psychological arenas to help implement TQM and CQI principles of management, behavioral analysis, and personnel improvement. Mike recognizes the need for such services as ABA Therapy and is actively involved in its application at TCA. Michael will also obtain continuing education hours and continue ongoing training throughout the year as a requirement for all ABA instructors. Michael is also a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He is First Aid and CPR certified.

Meet Our Therapists

Alyson Giesemann

ABA Therapist

Ashley Toups

ABA Therapist

Bekka Romero

ABA Therapist

Brianna Tregre

ABA Therapist

Cheyne Galan

ABA Therapist

Christine Kharbet

ABA Therapist

Emma Todd

ABA Therapist

Greyson Butcher

ABA Therapist

Hannah LaHaye, M.S.

ABA Therapist

Jessica Doll, M.S.

ABA Therapist

Kirstin Perry

ABA Therapist

Leanna Mooney

ABA Therapist

Lindsay Perry

Social Skills Curriculum Coordinator/ABA Therapist

Lydia Wattingy, M.A.

ABA Therapist

Marissa Clanton

ABA Therapist

Mary Voitier

ABA Therapist

Molly Stelly

ABA Therapist / Runner

Shea Fisher, M.S.

ABA Therapist

Stanley Kuczynski

ABA Therapist / Maintenance

Tanner Young

ABA Therapist

Meet Our Support Staff

Ann Petitjean

Administrative Assistant

Stanley Kuczynski

Runner/Maintenance

Molly Stelly

Runner

Janitorial Partner

Outside Billing Provider

Meet Our UL-Lafayette Interns

In November 2011, TCA Executive staff members met with facility members of the Psychology Department at ULL and created their first ever, hands-on Behavioral Psychology internship. Interns are offered the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. They meet all employment standards and complete the required training within their first 3 weeks of internship to become certified ABA Therapists, as well as additional internship standards. The internship at TCA is highly competitive and only a limited number of students are accepted. Those applying for the internship tend to be highly motivated student leaders with an interest in graduate programs in psychology.

Jessica Auzenne

ABA Therapist

Rachel Harvey

ABA Therapist

Kirsten Kidder

ABA Therapist

Tabitha Grebinger-Martin

ABA Therapist

Kirstin Marcotte

ABA Therapist

Madison Knox

ABA Therapist

Staff Qualifications and Consultations

What is a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA)?

Each LBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who meets the requirements for licensing by the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board (LBAB) and is duly licensed to practice behavior analysis in Louisiana.  In order to become licensed, a LBA must provide proof of a master’s degree, pass a national exam relating to the principles and practice of ABA, take and pass the Louisiana jurisprudence exam issued by the LBAB, complete a thorough Criminal Background Check through the Louisiana State Police, and provide proof of good moral character as approved by the LBAB.

At TCA, the LBA will be the primary form of contact for each patient’s caregivers.  It is the LBA’s job to supervise assessments conducted through direct observation and measurement of behavior (whether it be problematic behavior, or skill deficits) of each patient.  Once assessments are complete, a LBA creates plans based on the results. All interventions within a plan are based on scientific research within the field of ABA. Promoting a fun, reinforcing, and safe environment for each patient is crucial. The LBA also trains each Registered Line Technician (RLT) working with patients on how to carry out the individualized treatment plan written for each patient. Rigorous supervision is conducted by the LBA to ensure that each RLT implements the treatment plans with high integrity.

Consultations

Consultations are our staff’s opportunity to sit down with parent or guardian and the potential patient in order to obtain the necessary information prior to beginning services. This time is intended to gather the necessary background information including the patient’s medical and personal history. Furthermore, it allows an opportunity to observe the patient to briefly assess them to better facilitate formalized assessment of skills.

The consultation is a time for our staff members to assess the parent or guardian’s goals of the treatment. We will ask you a series of questions to ensure we have a complete understanding of the patient’s skill level. After the consultation, you will be asked if you are interested in seeking treatment with us. At this point, we will begin filling out the necessary paperwork to begin the Formal Assessment.

After the consultation, a Patient In-Take Meeting will be scheduled. This is the time for our Behavior Analyst to review the results of the formal assessments and to make suggestions for an individualized treatment plan. You will have the ability to consent or refuse all proposed aspects of the individualized treatment plan.

What is a Registered Line Technician (RLT)?

Each LBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who meets the requirements for licensing by the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board (LBAB) and is duly licensed to practice behavior analysis in Louisiana.  In order to become licensed, a LBA must provide proof of a master’s degree, pass a national exam relating to the principles and practice of ABA, take and pass the Louisiana jurisprudence exam issued by the LBAB, complete a thorough Criminal Background Check through the Louisiana State Police, and provide proof of good moral character as approved by the LBAB.

At TCA, the LBA will be the primary form of contact for each patient’s caregivers.  It is the LBA’s job to supervise assessments conducted through direct observation and measurement of behavior (whether it be problematic behavior, or skill deficits) of each patient.  Once assessments are complete, a LBA creates plans based on the results. All interventions within a plan are based on scientific research within the field of ABA. Promoting a fun, reinforcing, and safe environment for each patient is crucial. The LBA also trains each Registered Line Technician (RLT) working with patients on how to carry out the individualized treatment plan written for each patient. Rigorous supervision is conducted by the LBA to ensure that each RLT implements the treatment plans with high integrity.