Our Staff

Our friendly staff of behavior technicians love working with children with autism. We get to watch them learn and grow as we help to address their developmental needs. Most of our staff meet the training requirements of Registered Behavior Technician as laid out by the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB).

 

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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

Rachel received her Bachelor's in Psychology at UT Tyler in 2013. Around this time, she began an internship at the Andrews Center's Autism Outreach program for three months until she was offered a full time position for (what was called then) a Classroom Trainer. In 2015, she started working for an in-home provider implementing ABA and received her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Applied Behavior Analysis. In 2016 she returned to where it all started, the Andrews Center, and shortly after she sat for the BCBA exam for the first time and passed! Besides her high interest in ABA and Autism, Rachel is also a volunteer for Autism on the Seas, active in the Autism community of East Texas, and is a Master PMAB Trainer. She truly enjoys the opportunity to work with each child she encounters and hopes to make an impact on the special needs community of Tyler.

Rachel Massey, 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

Jonathan lives in East Texas, but was raised elsewhere. He moved to Brazil with his family at age 10 and lived there for 7 years. He went to Union University in Jackson, TN, and graduated with a Bachelor's of Art in Theatre and Speech. He moved to East Texas through his connection with Pine Cove Christian Camps. After a year in New Zealand as an au pair (live-in nanny) with a family with a son with autism, he returned to East Texas and spent a year in a leadership development/discipleship program at Pine Cove, where he decided to pursue working with children with special needs. He found TC and began working in the ABA field in May 2013. He has gained experience in clinical settings, in the home, and now in the Focus program. He enjoys being in the field, educating others about Autism and ABA and is excited to see where it will lead.

Jonathan Lambach, BCBA

Steve has been a BCBA at TLC since April of 2019. He first came to TLC in February of 2017 where he worked as an RBT to gain experience in ABA while working towards obtaining a Master of Science degree in Psychology, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis

Steven Burgess, BCBA

Raychel Hall oversees the IDD Crisis programs, a subdivision of TLC. She 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, IDD Crisis Director

Vivian Hernandez, IDD Crisis Special Assistant

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, IDD Crisis Provider

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

Yasmin Newhouse, Billing Coordinator

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 (Lead)

Trinity graduated in 2020 with a Bachelor's of Social Work Degree from Freed-Hardeman University in Tennessee, she moved to east Texas shortly after and began working to help people. After learning of the impact she could make on others at TLC, she actively sought a position at the clinic, so that she can better serve the children of her community.

Trinity Boucher, RBT (Lead)

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

Shanequa has been at TLC since May, 2022. She has worked with and been a mentor for children since she was 17. She desires to be a bridge for kids to reach their full potential and be the best they can be. She loves to laugh and joke around. She earned an associates in communications in 2020 and is working on a Bachelor's in Personal Communication. She loves the people here and feels that they have really brought out the best in her. She is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Behavior Technician (CBT).

Shanequa Fleming, BT

Abigail Fernandez graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. She will begin pursuing her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2022. The Treatment and Learning Center brought her on as a Behavior Technician in May of 2022. Abigail is excited about her future and is committed to continuing her career with Autism Services. Her ultimate goal is to become a Licensed Professional Counselor for children on the spectrum and their families. She is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Behavior Technician (CBT).

Abigail Fernandez, BT

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

Miranda Mize is currently pursuing a BA in Psychology at the University of Texas at Tyler. Her future plan is to earn a MS degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and become an Licensed Professional Counselor. She loves working with kids and helping them become the best version of themselves. She found a family in the staff of TLC and loves her job! She is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Behavior Technician (CBT).

Miranda Mize, BT

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 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. She is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Behavior Technician (CBT).

Jenna Stanley, BT

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. She volunteered for an organization that works with children with special need for all four years of her college career. She has a passion for helping others and working with children and is excited for her future at TLC.

Jaye Doughtie, 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, BT

Ashley Thompson is originally from Greenville, Mississippi, and have lived in Texas for seventeen years now. She is new to Tyler and have just completed her master's degree in Education for Special education. Ashley also has a bachelor's degree in Applied arts and science , and an associate in applied art and science in early childhood development. Her passion has always been working with children of all ages and becoming a BCBA. She enjoys traveling with her family, reading books, and watching old movies.

Ashley Thompson, RBT