Albuquerque, NM

Molly Boxall, M.Ed. BCBA – Director of Clinical Services

Before working at JumpStart, Molly earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Hearing Science as well as a Bachelor of Science in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University.  She then spent some time in Germany as an au pair before joining the JumpStart team as a Behavior Interventionist in 2012.  Molly became the first intern at JAC in 2014 while she earned her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University.  Molly’s favorite part about working at JumpStart is the culture and heavy focus on collaboration and teamwork.  Outside of JAC she enjoys crafting and sewing, trying new recipes on Pinterest, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two kids.


Sabrina Contla, M.Ed., BCBA – Assistant Director of Clinical Training

Sabrina began with our JumpStart team in 2013 as a Behavior Interventionist as she was finishing up her Bachelors in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of New Mexico.  She originally wanted to be a speech-language pathologist and was looking for more experience working with children with developmental delays. She volunteered at a camp with children with ASD, then searched for a job within the field and found JumpStart.  Finding her passion for serving individuals with ASD, she completed her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University in 2016.  Sabrina notes, “Seeing progress with our learners is definitely the most rewarding aspect of this field. I also enjoy my time at JumpStart working with other really talented and motivated behavior analysts and behavior technicians that are constantly learning more and doing better than they did the day before.”  In her spare time Sabrina enjoys buying and smelling candles, reading books, watching documentaries, and talking about behavior analysis with my friends.

Professional activities and associations:

  • Member of the Colorado Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Member of the Arkansas Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International
  • Member of the Association for Professional Behavior Analysts
  • Member of the Standard Celeration Society

Callie Kennard, M.Ed., BCBA

Callie joined the JumpStart team in October of 2016.  She earned a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of New Mexico.  Callie notes, “I wanted to work with children and continue my passion for science and psychology” so she continued her education by receiving a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Arizona State University.  In her spare time Callie enjoys kayaking, board games and painting.


Rebecca Coan, M.Ed., BCBA

Rebecca earned her undergraduate psychology degree from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ.  After graduation she was looking for any psychology related field and someone talked to her about working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in a clinical setting. She recalls, “I had no idea what a job like that would entail but I applied to the position anyway, was hired and immediately fell in love with the ability to make meaningful progress and change children and their families lives!”  Rebecca then went on to receive a Master of Education from Arizona State University.  She would one day like to be more involved in research related to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment to further strengthen interventions that will allow for more children to make progress in improving their quality of life.  Rebecca loves meeting new people, going to unique restaurants and breweries, and spending time with her fiancée and their White Labrador Eevee.


Samantha Sonntag Olivas, M.A., M.Ed., BCBA

Samantha came to JumpStart in 2015 after receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Master of Arts in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico.  She notes, “I have worked with kids all of my life and some with special needs, and when I was looking for a part time job I never expected to find something I would fall in love with and change my entire career for. I came to work at JumpStart and found my passion.”  She then went on to earn a Master of Education from Arizona State University in 2018 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  Samantha loves that she is always learning something new, from new interventions to help increase communication, to fun games the kids make up on the spot.  She also notes, “I love the supportiveness of our coworkers and the joy we get in small victories every day.  I have a very close friend who is on the Spectrum, and witnessing his struggles and triumphs as an adult with Autism is an inspiration to me to help all people have the supports they need to thrive, regardless of their differences.”  In her spare time Samantha enjoys hiking, writing, and creating art, and volunteers with Reading is Fundamental, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, and the Albuquerque BioPark.

Professional activities and associations:

  • Member of the New Mexico Association for Behavior Analysis

Sophie Rane, M.Ed. BCBA

Sophie earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2011.  She notes, “I started in the education field teaching middle school Language Arts, but heard about Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from a colleague and quickly grew to love the individualized approach it offers to clients and families.”  Sophie joined the JumpStart team in 2015 as a Behavior Interventionist and reflects, “I love sharing client successes with clients, families, and team members. I feel extremely lucky to work with such talented and dedicated staff, and am so grateful for our amazing families.” In 2017 Sophie received her Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University and she strives to continue to further her knowledge of the most current ABA strategies and research to promote the best outcomes for her clients, and to support the expansion in availability of ABA services across New Mexico.  In her spare time Sophie enjoys hiking, traveling, reading, knitting and working on her Spanish.


Veronica Tighe, M.A. BCBA

Veronica earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Mathematics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) endorsement from the University of New Mexico.  Veronica reflects, “I began as an elementary and early childhood teacher. I have had the opportunity to support parents, teachers and community partners with effective interventions for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and continue to have a passion to do so.” She then went on to receive a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of New Mexico and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Veronica notes, “As a behavior analyst I enjoy the ongoing learning experiences and challenges that each day brings and I hope to continue to mentor staff, families and teachers. My goal is to support the professional and personal development of behavior analysts in our community to continue to best serve individuals with ASD.”

Professional activities and associations:

  • Community Liaison for the New Mexico Association for Behavior Analysis

Faith Lyle, RBT- Senior Clinical Trainer

Faith came into the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) field sort of by accident! She was interviewing for a job in Colorado Springs at a therapy center for military families and was interviewed by the director of the autism center because the therapy center director was out for the day. She asked Faith if she had ever worked with children or if she was interested in working with children. She was open to it and was hired as a Behavior Technician. “I guess you can say I have found my calling. I truly love what I do and am thankful for the community I work in.” says Faith.  She became part of the JumpStart family in March of 2016 as a Behavior Technician and now trains our staff as a Senior Clinical Trainer.  She notes, “I love the people I work with at JAC. Everyone is so driven and committed to their jobs and helping families. Being able to see the impact that our work has on families and the individual is what keeps me motivated.” Faith earned her Associate of Arts in Psychology from Pikes Peak Community College and enjoys being a mom, cooking, horseback riding, hiking, and traveling.


Richard Fortenberry Jr., RBT- Senior Clinical Trainer

Richard came to JumpStart in 2015 after a close friend recommended it as a place to grow in the field of psychology and learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). He recalls, “She shared how rewarding the experience was for her, and I truly enjoy being able to help young individuals grow in their developmental journey. It’s amazing to see them consistently practice and grow in various skills that benefit both their lives and those around them. I feel it allows for more autonomy, and the fact that we get to promote independence is amazing!” One of his professional goals is to use technology to increase learning curves and help provide more perspective on how to approach large and seemingly out of reach problems. Instead of trying to take on something impossible, he’d like to empower individuals to analyze an issue and figure out how to make an actionable trail to the end goal. Richard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Mexico and in his spare time he enjoys music production, video editing and web development.



Services in Colorado

Englewood, CO 80112
info@jumpstartaba.com
(303) 284-7328


Services in New Mexico

Albuquerque , NM
Rio Rancho, NM
info@jumpstartaba.com
(505) 828-3837

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