Panel of Professional Advisors

We are excited to bring together a community of autism providers and professionals to advise and support the work of the Autism Society here in Central Texas. The primary interests and goals of this group are networking, sharing information and resources, developing collaborative programs and funding, and providing a local support group for our autism providers and professionals. We schedule quarterly meetings to network and discuss professional autism issues that may arise in our community. Please contact us if you’re interested in participating in this group.




Alison Baucom, M.Ed., BCBA

Owner, Behavior Analyst

Baucom Behavioral & Educational Services


Allison Gouris, M.Ed., BCBA



(512) 656-1835


Andrea Bieberich, Ph.D., LP, PLLC


(512) 627-6259


Bryant Silbaugh, SpEd PhD Candidate, M.A., B.C.B.A.

Behavior Analyst

Trendline ABA, LLC


Caren Arnold, OTD, OTR

Owner, Occupational Therapist

Big Sky Pediatric Therapy

(512) 306.8007


Christine Gaharan, OTR/L

Owner, Occupational Therapist

KidSensations Pediatric OT

(512) 233-4000


David Pfeiffer

Business Development Manager Central Texas

Cole Pediatric Therapy, Cole Academy


Dori Chappell

Marketing Coordinator

Big Sky Pediatric Therapy


Dr. Claire Schutte, Psy.D., BCBA-D

The Johnson Center for Child Health and Development

(512) 732-8400


Dr. Kris Robinson, PsyD, LP

Hill Country Psychology & Testing

(512) 920-3356


Dr. Lindsay Evans


Erica Harren, MS, BCBA

Owner, Behavior Analyst


Gus Marwieh



(512) 822-0561


Imelda Rodriguez

Program Coordinator




James Williams, MRC, CRC

Director of Marketing/Outreach

Bloom Consulting, LLC


Jenny Sangave

Center Director

Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes


Jessica Beecher, Ed.S, BCBA

Regional Coordinator

Positive Behavior Supports

(855) 832-6727 Ext: 3004


Julie Burke, MA, LPC-Intern

Clinical Associate; LPC-Intern supervised by Susan Gonzales

Austin Family Counseling

(512) 580 – 3791


Kathy Palomo, M.Ed.

Owner, Consultant

Autism, Education & Behavior Consulting

(512) 577-2266


Kelle Rich,M.Ed.,BCBA

Owner and Executive Director

Central Texas Autism Center


Laura Alison Kruse, M.Ed, BCBA


First Leap

(512) 887-2126


Leslie Polvado

National Director

Independent Living Experience


Lindsay Birchfield, M.S. BCBA

Regional Director

Behavioral  Innovations


Maria Hernandez

Executive Director



Meredith Brinster, Ph.D.


Pamela Buchanan

Faculty, Disability Studies

University of Texas – Austin

(512) 232-9390


Rany Thommen

Executive Director

ABA Today, LLC



Sharon Wisnieski, MS, OTR/L

Owner, Occupational Therapist

Line Leader Pediatric Therapy


Tamara Garfield

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Austin Counseling Center


Tracy L. Smith, Ph.D., LPC, NCC