Our friendly staff love working with children with autism. We get to watch them learn and grow as we help to address their developmental needs through the utilization of Applied Behavior Analysis. Most of our staff meet the training requirements of Registered Behavior Technician as laid out by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB). If you would like to join us, please click below, type either “BCBA” or “behavior technician” into the search bar, and an application will populate.
Paige is the director of the Treatment and Learning Center. She was born & raised in Tyler, TX. She received her undergraduate degree in Special Education in 2015 and her master’s in special education with an emphasis on Autism in 2017 from Texas A&M University and soon after became a BCBA. In 2018 she began working at TLC PRN before moving to Nicaragua to begin a non-profit ABA program for children with no access to special education or other resources. After having her first baby, Paige and her husband decided to move back to Texas to be close to family. She still has a passion for helping children with Autism and their families and is excited to continue doing that at TLC in her new role of director.
Paige Sanchez, Director, BCBA
Mollie Eaton graduated from UT Tyler with a Bachelors of Science in Journalism in 2008 and graduated with her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University in 2013. She completed her Applied Behavior Analysis certification through The University of North Texas in 2016. Mollie became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in November of 2016. She is an Athens native and worked as a teacher in Athens ISD before pursuing her career in ABA. The Treatment and Learning Center brought her on as a BCBA in January of 2017. She is married to Preston Eaton and they recently moved to Chandler Texas with their dog Brody. She is very close to her niece and nephew who live in Athens and she is excited to be close to them again. She is an avid fan of College Football, Gig 'Em Aggies, Taylor Swift, Netflix and all things pink. Mollie is happy to be back in East Texas!
Mollie Eaton, BCBA
Shameka Espree was born and raised in South Louisiana. She has been in East Texas for a few months now and is currently working on her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice at Southern New Hampshire University. She is looking forward to later pursuing her Masters in Forensic Psychology. She is new to the field of ABA as well as IDD, but her passion has always been to help others. She loves working with the kids and the staff. She is thankful and excited to have this opportunity.
Shameka Espree, RBT
Genessa Maines, BCaBA
Caitlyn has been at TLC for over 8 years and has been leading teams of staff, guiding new staff and working with a wide variety of clients over the last several years. She takes on much of the operations within TLC's Comprehensive Program. She is working on a Bachelor's degree in English and hopes to teach elementary and middle school age children. Before coming to TLC, Caitlyn did not have experience in ABA or with any type of Autism or other diagnoses; working at the clinic has increased her interest in the field and she will continue to learn throughout her time in this position.
Caitlyn Dunphy, Comprehensive Unit Manager
Whitney Hunt, Intake Specialist
Cheyli was born in Chiapas México and raised in Tyler, TX. She has been working with special needs children for 4 years. She worked at an elementary as a life skills paraprofessional for 2 years. She enjoys volunteering, playing soccer and rugby. She is extremely thankful for the opportunity of getting to work with such an amazing team
Cheyli Perez, RBT (Lead)
Colby graduated from Christ for the nations institute in Dallas, with a religious studies degree. His desire to make an impact in his work led him to TLC! Colby has fallen in love with the world of ABA, and has decided to pursue a career as a behavior analyst. Colby is excited at the opportunity to learn more about ABA in this environment with such a great team!
Colby Durham, RBT Training Coordinator
Wendy was born and raised in the East Texas area. She received her associate's degree through Tyler Junior College and then transferred to the University of Texas at Tyler to complete her bachelor's in criminal justice. After becoming the proud mom of two children, Novaili and Damir, as well as previous experience working with children, she has decided to shift her field of study. She is fascinated by the world of ABA and is very excited for this career change of teaching and learning from children on the spectrum.
Wendy Cervantes, RBT
Abigail Fernandez started as a Behavior Technician at The Treatment and Learning Center in 2022. She graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at The University of North Texas. Abigail is excited to continue her career with Autism Services.
Abigail Fernandez, RBT
Miranda Mize has a Bachelors of Art in Psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler. She learned about the Treatment & Learning Center through an internship for her classes. Miranda quickly fell in love with the TLC students and staff. She found Applied Behavior Analysis fascinating and wanted to learn more about it. Her goals for the future are to attend graduate school at UT Tyler to earn a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.
Miranda Mize, RBT
Raychel Hall holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master’s degree in criminal justice and public administration. She is passionate about providing intervention and education in the community to improve individuals’ quality of life. She recently began working towards becoming a BCBA and is excited to see how this career development can open new doors of serving her community.
Raychel Hall, BA2
Jimeshia has been at TLC since 2021. She graduated from Kilgore High School and has a background in healthcare as a CNA. She is new to the field of ABA, so she is learning something new every day. She enjoys working with the kids, they keep her on her toes and bring joy into her life!
Jimeshia Dennis, RBT
Jenna Stanley graduated with a B.A. in Psychology, magna cum laude, from Texas State University in 2019. During her coursework, she realized she had a passion for working with kids. Shortly after graduating, she began teaching pre-k in Austin, Tx, which she stayed at for two years. However, being an East Texas native, Jenna eventually decided to go home and continue her education at The University of Texas at Tyler. While looking for work, she found the job she was looking for at the Treatment and Learning Center. Jenna is so excited to learn and grow from the clients and staff here at TLC and to have a job that will illustrate the subject matter she is learning in her coursework.
Jenna Stanley, RBT
Hannah Coyne was born and raised in the Tyler area. She completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology at Stephen F. Austin State University and received her master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. She spent a year living in Germany with her husband and traveling Europe, and then moved back to the Tyler area to continue pursuing her passion of working with children with autism. Hannah is currently working towards national certification.
Hannah Coyne, RBT
Jaye Doughtie was born and raised in East Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and a minor in Psychology. Jaye started working as a Behavior Technician at TLC in March 2022. She is currently working towards her Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas. Jaye has a passion for helping others and working with children and is excited for her future in the field of ABA.
Jaye Doughtie, Lead RBT
Hannah Huffman started at TLC in 2022. She has completed a Bachelors of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with a Certificate in Trauma Informed Care. Prior to working at TLC, Hannah has worked with adults with IDD through volunteer opportunities. She enjoys art and reading. She is excited and thankful to work with the kids here at TLC as an RBT.
Hannah Huffman, RBT
Destiny Jacobs, RBT
Ashlee Regester, RBT
Audra Hasenmyer grew up near Dallas, TX, and moved to East Texas to study Psychology at the University of Texas at Tyler. She currently has her Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and is studying to get her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. After interning at TLC, Audra joined the team in 2023. She loves working with children and practicing ABA, and is excited to continue working with amazing staff!
Audra Hasenmeyer, RBT
Celest Rivera graduated from Tyler Junior College in 2023 with an Associate degree in Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Texas at Tyler and will graduate in the spring of 2025. She has plans to receive her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology shortly after. She has a heart the size of Texas and wanted to reach out to the community in a beneficial way, so she decided to be a part of our local TLC team. She looks forward to gaining professional insight on Autism Services being able to contribute to its cause!
Celest Rivera, RBT
Ericka started at TLC in January 2022. She has experience working with kids in a behavioral health setting. She has a Bachelor's in biology, is working on a Master's in Neuropsychology and plans to pursue a PhD. Her goal is to become a pediatric neuropsychologist. She loves interacting with the kids at the center and knowing that she is making a difference!
Ericka Carter, RBT
Gabrielle Mercado is a student at UT Tyler, currently working on getting her Bachelor of Science, in Psychology. She plans on pursuing a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis after graduating. The Treatment and Learning Center hired Gabi as a Behavior Technician in May of 2022. This was after shadowing around the Andrews Center as a student intern, she became interested in ABA and wanted to learn more. She has been working with children since high school, and has always known she wanted to continue doing so.
Gabrielle Mercado, RBT