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Brittany McDonald


After graduating from The Ohio State University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology in 2013, Brittany was hired as a behavior technician and instantly fell in love with the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis. The passion she gained inspired her to further her education, and in 2018 she graduated from Ball State University with a master's degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Collaborative Care Behavioral Therapy was created out of a desire to bring much needed services to our rural area. In her spare time, Brittany enjoys time with her wonderful husband and daughter and learning all she can about gardening and homesteading. 


Aimee Opperman

Lead RBT

Aimee graduated from The Ohio State University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science.  After graduation she found a job teaching dance with WEBBY Dance Company in Cincinnati, before purchasing her own WEBBY franchise which she has run for over 10 years.  During this time, she attended Cincinnati State Technical and Community College where she studied to become a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant.  In 2021, she got married and relocated with her daughter to the area.  She has a passion for working with children and is excited to grow and learn while working with CCBT.  Along with her husband and daughter, Aimee has 2 dogs and 3 cats that keep her house full of energy. 


Makynna Cease


Makynna originally joined CCBT as a summer intern in 2022 to gain experience working with children of various needs. However, after that summer, she fell in love with the field and decided to stay on part time while she finishes her degree! She is currently going into her fifth year of college at Bowling Green State University, working toward her bachelor's degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education. She has always loved working with children and watching them learn and grow is something she has always enjoyed. In her free time, Makynna enjoys hanging out with her friends and family.

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Tasha Kramer


Tasha graduated from Wright State University Lake Campus with an Associates Degree in Social Work. In the future, she wished to continue her education to work with children with special needs. During college, she found a job working with adults with various disabilities. Tasha is excited for her future at CCBT. In her spare time, Tasha enjoys spending time with her son, husband, extended family and friends. She also enjoys the outdoors and working on crafting projects. 


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Ayana Rowe


Ayana is currently enrolled at OSU Lima working toward her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She took a Psychology course in high school and fell in love with the subject. This inspired a fascination with the human psyche and a desire to further her studies in this topic. She grew up with a loved one who was diagnosed with Asperger's, and so she can empathize with the families of individuals who are affected by autism. She is excited to bring this experience to CCBT and our clients! Her future aspirations include furthering her studies in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis by earning her board certification as a BCBA and earning a PhD. She would like to continue her work with the autism community and teach others to do the same in a university setting. In her free time, Ayana likes to settle down to a relaxing television show with her friends and family.

Katy is currently an Elementary Education (K-5) major at Wright State University Lake Campus, and she also works part-time as a Certified Pharmacy Technician at Walmart in Wapakoneta. Katy also is a licensed Advanced Esthetician, and has taken several life paths before she discovered the one she feels is her true calling-- working with and teaching children. She is extremely excited to be working with CCBT to gain both life and job experience and to help children reach their full potential. Katy feels she is her best self when she works with children and finds her fulfillment in doing so. In the future, Katy plans to work as a teacher and obtain a master's degree as either an Intervention Specialist (K-12) or a School Counselor, depending on where she feels lead, while also building her own family. In her spare time, Katy enjoys hiking, playing video games, embroidery, baking, volunteering with her church, and spending time with friends and family.

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Shae Hines

Behavior Technician

Shae is a Van Wert native but has recently relocated to the St. Marys area. In the past, Shae has worn many hats, including working in the retail industry, being a server in a restaurant setting, and most recently, working with special needs adults. Growing up, she knew she had a passion for the special needs community, and she is excited to bring that passion and drive to clients at CCBT. Shae is a self-described homebody who loves spending time with her daughter and fiance. On the weekends, you would find her snuggled on the couch with a warm blanket watching the latest action flick.

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Kelly Romer

Administrative Assistant/BT

Kelly is a native of the southeast Ohio area but has lived in Celina for the past 17 years. She has filled various roles over the years, including optical lab manager, daycare/preK teacher, and medical office administration. Kelly has a deep passion for children, especially those with special needs who just need a little extra love and someone to look out for them. That passion has led her to CCBT, and she is excited to bring her experience working with young children and medical office administration to the team. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys shopping (especially antiques and finding good bargains!), watching her high school daughters in their various sports and activities, visiting with her adult son, date nights with her husband, and snuggling her little dogs.

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