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Our Team

Our team members are making a difference every day

At Touchstone, we are blessed with a terrific team of caring individuals. These women (and a few men) see life-changing events every single day. Whether it's a child who finally masters toileting or a youngster finding the right word for the first time. There is joy and empowerment behind these accomplishments. And we are honored to facilitate that for the families we serve.

 

 

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs)

Lauren Becnel
MEd, BCBA, LBA, CABAS Teacher 2
Hammond Site Based Supervision

Lauren is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Before joining Touchstone, Lauren worked as a Behavior Interventionist at a private school in Baton Rouge. She earned her bachelor's degree from LSU in General Studies-Social Sciences in 1986 and her master's degree in High Incidence Disabilities: Applied Behavior Analysis from Nicholls State University in 2014. Lauren has been at Touchstone for 4 years and loves how ABA empowers children and their families.

Mandi Bonvillain
SSP, BCBA, LBA, CABAS Teacher 1, LSSP, NCSP
School and Home-Based Supervision and Services, Safety Care Coordination

Mandi is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Before joining Touchstone, she worked as a Certified School Psychologist in a local parish. Mandi has earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2009 and a Specialist in School Psychology degree with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2013 from Nicholls State University.

Tricia Clement
Phd, BCBA, LBA, CABAS Teacher 2
Bayouland Area Regional Supervision

Tricia is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Before joining Touchstone, she worked as a Teacher of Applied Behavior Analysis (TABA) in a local parish.  She earned her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education & Intervention in 2009 & her master's degree in High Incidence Disabilities: Applied Behavior Analysis from Nicholls State University in 2012. She also received her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2019. She likes how ABA is applied in Touchstone to all levels of the organization making it a comprehensive approach.

Laura Darcy
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, CABAS Master Teacher
School Consultation
Grant Gautreaux
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, CABAS Senior Behavior Analyst, Assistant Research Scientist
Services Consultation-Operational Coordination
Janice Huber
Supervisor BCBA, LBA
Parent Education
Janice is a Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst and currently works as a member of  Touchstone's Parent Support Team.  She travels to the different  sites and conducts group and individual parent education sessions.  She has been with Touchstone ABA since the spring of 2017. Janice received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Southern Methodist University and her Master's degree in Mental Health Counseling from LSU.  As a parent of a child that benefited from ABA, Janice went back to school and completed the ABA course sequence from University of North Texas and became a BCBA in 2006.  Her passion and commitment is to provide support, information, and coaching to help parents and caregivers in their care for their loved ones.  She is excited to be part of a company that provides such extensive family support services for their clients.
Mary Johnson
MEd, BCBA, LBA, CABAS Teacher 2
Baton Rouge Site Based Supervision

Mary is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) along with teaching certificates in Type A Early Intervention, Mild/Moderate Elementary (1-12), Severe/Profound Elementary (1-12). Before joining Touchstone, Mary was the Ascension Parish Schools Special Educator Coordinator. She has been at Touchstone for 5 years now. Mary likes working at Touchstone because she gets to work with terrific children, amazing co-workers, and continues to learn something new every day. She received her Bachelors in Elementary Education and then went on to get her Masters of Education.

Dolleen-Day Keohane
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, CABAS Senior Behavior Analyst, Associate Research Scientist
Research Consultation
Danica Savoie
MEd, BCBA, LBA, CABAS Teacher 1
Lafayette Site Based Supervision
Sierra Savoie
MEd, BCBA, LBA, CABAS Teacher 2
Thibodaux Site Based Supervision, Safety Care Coordination

Sierra is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has worked at Touchstone for almost 5 years starting as a line technician. Before joining Touchstone, Sierra was a bartender for 4 years while attaining her Bachelors from Nicholls State University, which she received in 2014. She received her Master's degree from Nicholls State University in 2017 in High Incidence Disabilities with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. Sierra loves being in a field that allows her to help children every day. She finds building relationships with her students and celebrating their achievements very rewarding.

Lori Scott
MEd, BCBA, LBA, CABAS Teacher 1
Thibodaux Site Based Supervision

Lori is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Before joining Touchtone, she worked as a teacher at a local charter school. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education grades 1-5 & High Incidence Disabilities 1-12th in 2011. In 2013 she earned her master’s degree in High Incidence Disabilities: Applied Behavior Analysis from Nicholls State University.

Derek Shanman
PhD, BCBA-D, LBA, CABAS Associate Behavior Analyst
New Orleans/Capital Area Regional Supervision
Angela Moran
MA, BCBA, LBA
New Orleans Site Based Supervision

Angela is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with certifications for an Early Interventionist (Birth through Age 5), a Special Education Teacher (PreK through Grade 6), and a General Education Teacher (PreK through Grade 6). She enjoys working at Touchstone, because it allows her the opportunity to help children acquire repertoires that allow them and their families to participate more in their community. She’s also passionate about the behind-the-scenes work that Touchstone does to motivate and train their employees through the use of Organizational Behavior Management. She received her Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on leadership and social change from Virginia Tech in 2011, a Dual Master's from Columbia University and Teachers College (New York, NY) in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education in 2015. She is also about to receive a Certificate of Completion of coursework  from Florida Institute of Technology in Organizational Behavior Management. She has been at Touchstone for 2 years. Before joining Touchstone, Angie worked as a BCBA for a public school system, piloted an early intervention class, and was a middle school special education teacher. She also worked in early intervention and elementary CABAS accredited classrooms in New York and New Jersey.

Alfred Tuminello
MA, BCBA, LBA
Multi-Site Based Supervision

Alfred is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as well as a former Chairmen of the Louisiana Behavior Analyst Board. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from McNeese State University and then a Master's in Psychology with an ABA Concentration from UL Lafayette. Before joining Touchstone, Alfred worked providing both in-home and in-clinic services throughout Louisiana and into East Texas,  including a 3-year term as Director of the McNeese State Univeristy Autism Program. He has been with Touchstone for 2 years and enjoys the opportunity to help families access greater quality of life as a whole. "I do this not just for the kids, but also for the parents, siblings, and community." He also cherishes his role as Appeals Coordinator for Touchstone, helping families to gain access to healthcare coverage where previously unavailable.

Paula White
MEd, BCBA, LBA, CABAS Teacher 2
Houma Site Based Supervision

Paula began working at Touchstone in 2014. She is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), a CABAS Teacher 1, a Board Certified Educational Diagnostician, & a Certified Special/Elementary Education Teacher. Paula earned her master's in Learning Disabilities from Nicholls State University in 1993 & has since completed coursework for certification as an Educational Diagnositician plus 30 hours in High Incidence Disabilities/Applied Behavior Analysis. Before joining Touchstone, Paula served the students of Terrebonne Parish for over 26 years as a Special Education Teacher, an Educational Diagnostician, Autism Specialist and an IEP Facilitator. Paula enjoys working at Touchstone because working closely with the clients enables her to make a difference in the clients’ and their families’ lives.

Kelsey André
MEd, BCBA, LBA, CABAS Teacher 1
Baton Rouge Site Based Supervision

Kelsey is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  Before joining Touchstone, she worked at Raising Canes while earning her bachelor’s degree. She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology  with a minor in Art from Nicholls State University in 2016 then went on to attain her Master's in High Incidence Disabilities: Applied Behavior Analysis from Nicholls State University in 2018.

Alisha Autin
MEd, BCBA, LBA
School and Houma Site Based Supervision

Alisha is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has been at Touchstone for a year. Prior to Touchstone, Alisha worked as a special education teacher. She received her Bachelor's degree from Nicholls State University in 2012 in Birth to Five, Early Intervention and then her Master's in 2015 in High Incidence Disabilities: Applied Behavior Analysis. She loves working at Touchstone because she is passionate about incorporating Behavior Analytic strategies in the classroom.

Kalyn Graphia
MEd, BCBA, LBA
Multi-Site Supervision

Kalyn is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  Before joining Touchstone, she worked as a behavior technician and Board Certified Behavior Analyst at a local clinic.  Kalyn earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from LSU in 2014 and a master’s in High Incidence Disabilities: Applied Behavior Analysis from Nicholls State University in 2017.