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14415 E. Smoky Hill Rd.

Aurora, CO 80015

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Call: 720-524-7648

Fax: 720-542-9098

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Center based services in Aurora 

Keelee Burtch, PhD BCBA

Executive  Director and Co-Founder

Dr. Burtch has been in the field of developmental disabilities for  over eighteen years, she has a Masters of  ARts in Special Education, a Doctorate in Philosophy in education and Human Resources, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Dr. Burtch spent the first seven years of her career in public schools as a special education teacher, autism specialist, and eventually a district special education administrator. She eventually left public education for higher education where she was an Associate Professor of Special Education. She wrote and developed a four-course certificate program in autism intervention strategies for teachers. Dr. Burtch opened a private practice in 2008 that focused on in-home behavioral therapy for children and adults with developmental disabilities. The practice grew throughout Colorado and was acquired in 2011 by a national behavioral health organization where she remained the Regional Operations Director until 2012 when she accepted a leadership position at a local non-profit. After four years in non-profit management, her entrepreneur spirit was ready to venture into private practice again. She dreamed of providing quality behavioral services as well as offering respite care and community access for people with developmental disabilities. Dr. Burtch is a member of Association of Behavioral Analysis International (ABAI), Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Four Corners Association of Behavioral Analysis, and Colorado Applied Behavioral Analysis Association (COABA). Dr. Burtch is a past treasurer of the Colorado Coalition of Autism Professionals (COCAP). Her research area is in the supervision of paraprofessionals working with people with developmental disabilities, language development for children with autism, as well as organizational behavior management. Dr. Burtch has three sons. She loves spending time with her family, traveling, golfing, watching football, and running.  

Jessica Low, MA BCBA

Clinical Director and Co-Founder

Jessica began working with children with developmental disabilities in 2001 as a paraprofessional in the public education system. While working in the public education system, she began providing in-home therapy and community based services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities through a local community center board. Jessica completed her Bachelor's of Arts with a Special Education Teaching Licensure in 2009 from Metropolitan State College of Denver. Jessica taught early elementary (K-3rd grade) students in a day treatment facility and also provided behavior consultation services (all grade levels) within the school district she taught. In 2011, Jessica pursued her Masters in Early Childhood Education and Development and BCBA licensure at the University of Colorado Denver. At this time, she also left teaching and began working full time providing direct in-home ABA services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities. In 2013, Jessica obtained her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education and completed her BCBA course work. In 2014, Jessica completed her Board Certification and licensing process to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as well as the requirements to be a supervisor in the field. Jessica's areas of expertise are in developing and implementing individualized and effective treatment plans that address socially significant behaviors, including those behaviors that present with risk of harm. Jessica has over 10 years of experience working directly with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in a variety of settings (i.e. educational settings, home, community and clinic). Jessica has worked with children as young as one all the way up to middle age adults. Jessica is committed to improving the quality of life for the individuals she has the privilege to serve. Jessica is married to a math teacher, and has two sons who she loves spending time with.

 

Janet Carrillo, MS BCBA

Behavior Analyst

Originally from California, Janet grew up bilingual, speaking bothe Spanish and English. She has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities since 2008. After graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Janet began to work directly with clients both in the home and school settings providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services and discovered this was her passion. When Janet and her husband had the opportunity to move to Colorado she decided to pursue becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) through Florida Institute of Technology. In 2014, Janet also received her Master of Science in ABA and Autism through Sage Graduate School. Now working for Elevation Ability Services as a BCBA. Janet looks forward to great experiences working with a variety of populations and settings. When she is not working or studying, Janet enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and son exploring Colorado!

Jane Rolland, M.A.Ed., RBT

Behavior Specialist

After receiving her bachelor's degree fro the University of Alabama, Jane went on to pursue her Master of Arts in Early Childhood Special Educatio from the University of Texas. Upon completion, she moved from Austin to beautiful Colorado just over a year ago. Jane has worked as a behavior therapist at an ABA therapy clinic and with individuals with disabilities for three years turning her passion into an eager pursuit in a career as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is looking forward to developing additional skills and building positive relationships with clients and families. When she is not working, Jane enjoys hiking with her dog, Winni, snowboarding, camping, reading and going to concerts.

Whitney Miller, MA

Behavior Technician

Whitney grew up in North Dakota, where she received her Bachelor’s in Child Development and Family Science with a minor in Individual and Family Wellness. After finishing school Whitney moved to Colorado in 2008 where she started her career doing in home ABA therapy. She has been in the field for 12 years. Whitney then received her Masters in Special Education along with receiving a teaching degree. For 3 years Whitney taught in a severe needs classroom where she implemented ABA principles, conducted IEP meetings, and communicated daily with parents. Whitney is currently residing in Castle Rock with her husband.

Dana Ready

Behavior Intern

Dana Ready is a School Psychology Psy.D candidate in the BCBA certification program at the University of Colorado at Denver. She joined the Elevation Ability Services' team to gain additional experience as she works toward her doctorate. Dana  has teaching credentials in both Colorado and California, and has worked with students in both urban and rural settings.  Dana went to Colorado State University for her undergrad, and has spent a total of 7 years in Colorado. When Dana isn't working or studying, she enjoys running, reading and cooking.

Jamie Wair, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Jamie, as a Colorado native, attended high school and college in the Denver Metro Area. After attending Metro State University for two years, she decided to take a break from school in pursuit of field experience. She worked as a Paraprofessional for the Douglas County School District working mainly with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She decided to take a break from work to raise her two young, energetic girls. Six years later, she decided to continue on with her passion in working with children and joined the team at Elevation. Jamie received her Registered Behavior Technician certificate in July 2017 through the ABA Board and is currently attending the University of Phoenix to receive her teaching license in early childhood education.

Crista Holland, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

The younger of two girls, Crista was born in Japan because her Dad was serving in the Air Force at the time.  The family moved stateside when she was a toddler. Crista found she had a passion for kids with disabilities while she was a nanny of two children diagnosed with Autism.  Because of this, Crista pursued a Bachelor's Degree in Developmental Psychology in Savannah, Georgia at Armstrong State University.  Crista has been working as a Registered Behavior Technician for three years and is planning on returning to school soon to pursue her BCBA. Crista enjoys snowboarding  during the winter and attending concerts at Red Rocks in the Summer time. 

Megan Wiedman

Behavior Technician

Bio coming soon!

Haley Sparks, BS

Behavior Technician

Haley was born and raised in Northern California. After graduating with her BA in Psychology, she moved to Phoenix Arizona to work at a wilderness therapy program where she worked with teens with behavioral challenges. After working in the wilderness for a year, Haley began her career working with children with developmental delays as an assistant teacher and then at a clinic providing ABA services. She hopes to continue her education in ABA after completing her Masters in Counseling. When she’s not working she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and yoga. 

Michelle Aichlmayr

Behavior Technician

Michelle grew up with two brothers in a small town in Montana. She went to school at the University of Montana and received a Bachelors in psychology and human biology. Then Michelle moved to Seattle and worked there as a behavior therapist for 1.5 years. Michelle moved to Colorado with her fiancé in May. In her spare time she is enjoying  hiking, going to the gym, and trying new food places. In July  Michelle will be starting school to obtain my Masters in Psychology with ABA coursework so she can pursue becoming a BCBA.

Kyle Bacon, BS

Behavior Technician

Bio Coming soon

Breanna Blackburn

Practice Administator

Breanna is a Colorado native who grew up in Colorado Springs. After graduating from high school, she had a strong desire to do something with her life that made a positive impact in people’s daily lives. That is the exact reason she enjoys working at Elevation Ability Services. Most of her time is spent completing administrative tasks, but she loves getting to know clients and their families as they come in and out of the center. Breanna has experience working in early childhood development, customer service, healthcare administration and working as a paraprofessional in both Cheyenne Mountain and Cherry Creek school districts. She is married, enjoys spending time cooking and being at the local coffee shop with her friend, or in her backyard garden.

Mary Forest

Mary was born and raised in Centennial, Colorado; graduating from Arapahoe High School in the spring of 2017, she decided to pursue a career in Elementary Education. Mary is now attending the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado to get her degree in Elementary Education. Mary has been teaching swim lessons for 2 years at Lifetime Fitness. When she is not working Mary enjoys going to the gym, swimming, and spending time with friends and family.