Organizational Leadership

Elizabeth Conran, EdD 

Dr. Conran has an undergraduate degree in Special Education, Masters degrees in Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction, and a Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Study.

Laura Mann. PhD,  BCBA-D
Vice President

Dr. Mann has a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Nikki Paplaczyk, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Research & Development

Dr. Paplaczyk has an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, Masters degree in Education Administration,
Masters degree in Business Administration, and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Study.

Lynne Nicolas, Psy.D.
Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Nicolas has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology,  Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology.

Kenneth Carwell, MS
President Emeritus
Mr. Carwell has an undergraduate degree in Education and Masters degree in Clinical Social Work.

Brian McGowan, BA, CPA
Chief Financial Officer

Kathy Burwell, MS
Regional Business and Grant Manager

Rory Conran, MEd
Chief Operating Officer

Kristyn Cooper, MEd
Curriculum & Instruction

Barb Daugherty, MSW, Ed.S
Southern Illinois Regional Director

Colleen Fleisher, BA, MA
Director of Curriculum and Literacy Development

Jason Kudelka, MA
Chief Operating Officer

Betty Lambert, MA
ELL Development

Tgichona Martin, Ph.D.
Director of Behavioral Services

Nicole Regis, BA
Director of Human Resources

Danyell Taylor, MSW, M.Ed
Director of Operations

Heather Bakken

Sam Bonney, MSE
Transition Specialist

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