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OUR TEAM

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Brittany McDonald

BCBA, COBA, Owner

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. 

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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. 

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Makynna Cease

Lead RBT

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. After finishing her bachelor's degree at Bowling State University in Inclusive Childhood Education, she decided to work toward her masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball state University. She aspires to become a BCBA. Watching children learn and grow is something she has always enjoyed. In her free time she enjoys crafting and hanging out with family and friends.

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Tasha Kramer

RBT

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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Leuviah Blakma

Behavior Technician
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Ayana Rowe

RBT

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 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.

Leuviah is currently enrolled at The Ohio State University working toward her bachelor's degree in Psychology.Working with young children has been a passion of Leuviah's throughout her educational career, in which she has volunteered in a daycare setting, tutored children, and worked as a research assistant in a laboratory focused on child development. She considers herself to be family-oriented, so she loves to spend time with them when she has the chance. She also enjoys learning French, keeping up with fashion trends, going to the movies, and hanging out with friends.

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Kaley Schnarre 

RBT

Kaley joined CCBT in May 2023. Kaley is currently pursuing her bachelors degree in Criminal Justice at The University of Phoenix, after obtaining her bachelor's she aims to obtain her master's degree in social work.

 Kaley has always had a love for working with and helping children who have various needs. In her free time, she enjoys taking her girls to the horse barn, photography, event planning, and spending time with her family.

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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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Laura Highly

Billing Administrator

Laura is from Southeast Ohio and West Virginia. She moved to St. Marys almost 15 years ago when she married her husband. In the past she has worked as a receptionist at a Nursing Rehabilitation Center, in the customer service field as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for both retail and hospital pharmacies. She has completed courses in Medical Office Administration including medical coding and billing. Laura is a Mama of two beautiful children.In her spare time she enjoys watching cooking shows and dreaming of attempting to create the "fancy" dishes. Laura also enjoys puzzles, crochet and gaming nights with her family. Laura is excited to be a prat of the CCBT team and her favorite days are being in the office with the kids and seeing the hardworking on both sides. 

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