Hillsboro Clinic

Lindegard Therapy

3669 NW John Olsen Place
Hillsboro, OR 9712
Phone:  (503) 927-1179
Email: info@lindegardtherapy.com

Hillsboro Clinic Staff

At Lindegard Therapy, our technicians are extremely dedicated. Our supervision to technician ratio goes above and beyond board standards and all of our technicians are RBAI certified and go through extensive training prior to working with children.

Leanne Bergman

B.A., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

Leanne began working as a Behavior Therapist in 2012, serving children and adolescents with autism between ages 2 and 18. She has worked across a variety of environments including preschools, homes, and in-clinic. Leanne brings energy to her sessions and is not afraid to get creative in quirky ways to connect with children and make learning fun. She loves to make kids laugh but is very serious about providing quality services in which clients gain communication, social, and functional daily living skills. She believes listening and understanding are most important when working with kids with ASD, and she is proud to be part of a compassionate team that sees each client as an individual with unique needs and learning styles. Leanne earned a B.A. from West Chester University of Pennsylvania where she is originally from and is now very enthusiastic about living in the Pacific Northwest and plans to further her education here.

Outside of the ABA field, she is passionate about rescue dogs (she has two German Shepherds), the environment, animal welfare, and social justice issues. She loves being married to her best friend, adventures, memoirs, TED talks, and people with a great sense of humor. People she admires include: Brene Brown, Michelle Obama, and Dr. Megan Miller. Her weaknesses are technology and coconut milk matcha lattes!

 

Sarah Cabala

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

Sarah has always been motivated to help people. Throughout high school and college Sarah coached gymnastics at local gyms as well as for the Special Olympics. In 2018, Sarah graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Upon graduating, Sarah began to learn more about ABA at The Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Research in Kalamazoo, MI. In March of 2020, Sarah packed up and moved across country to Portland where she plans to pursue a Masters in ABA. Sarah is excited to continue her journey with the Lindegard Team! 

 In her free time Sarah enjoys hiking and exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, traveling, and spending time with friends.

 

 

Raymond Chen

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

Raymond obtained his Bachelor’s degree from University of Oregon where he majored in psychology with an emphasis in child development and a minor in computer science. Prior to joining Lindegard Therapy he worked as a Behavior Technician in homes for a company in Portland, Oregon where he discovered his interest and passion in working with children with ASD. 

Raymond was recently accepted into the ABA Masters program at SE Missouri State University.

In his off time, Raymond enjoys working out, traveling, and trying out new foods.

Kerri Cook

B.S., RBAI

Kerri was born and raised in Oregon, where she grew up playing competitive soccer. She went on to play Division 1 at Middle Tennessee State University and in 2018 Kerri completed her B.S. in Liberal Studies, majoring in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and minoring in Psychology. She furthered her undergraduate studies at the University of Georgia where she studied Early Childhood Education and English as a Second Language (ESL).

Upon returning to Oregon, she completed a Post-Baccalaureate in Communication
Sciences and Disorders from Pacific University and began shadowing SLP’s who worked with individuals impacted by disabilities.

Throughout her experience as a student-athlete, Kerri has developed a deep-rooted sense of commitment and dedication to her studies. Kerri is thrilled to begin to apply this same level of dedication to her job as an ABA Therapist with Lindegard.

In her free time you can catch her marathon training, on a soccer field, or with a book in her hand.

Emily Dawes

RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

Emily has had a passion for neurodiversity for as long as she can remember. Her experiences range from working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in classrooms, recreational facilities and clinics. Her journey has led her to pursue a bachelor’s in Psychology at Portland State and she plans to eventually become an Occupational Therapist. Emily is excited to be a part of a team that believes that a collaborative approach works best for children with Autism.

In her free time, she loves to explore nature with her 2 dogs – a pit bull mix named Teddy and a border collie lab mix named Satin. Emily also loves cooking and spending time with her friends.

 

Kumulani Kaai

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

For as long as she can remember, Kumulani has always been fascinated by human behavior. Her love for working with children came from growing up in a large family and always being surrounded by the younger generation. In 2020, She earned her B.A. in Communication Studies along with a minor in Sociology as well as a certificate in Educational Studies, from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. she has had the opportunity to work with elementary, middle, and high school students in the Special Education department at local public schools in Hawaii. After graduating, Kumu moved to Oregon with plans to continue her education in Applied Behavior Analysis. Prior to working for Lindegard Therapy, Kumu gained previous experience providing home-based ABA throughout the Portland metro area.

In her spare time, Kumu loves watching new movies, spending time with loved ones and being as close to the ocean as possible!

Megan Pauls

B.A., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist

Megan earned her B.A. in Music at Northwest University and began working with children with Autism in 2018. Megan joined Lindegard in 2021 with extensive experience under her belt. Megan is passionate about integrating her musical background into therapy sessions and she is very interested in furthering her education in the field of ABA or Speech Pathology.

When she’s not working, Megan enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, volleyball, paddle boarding, and going to the beach. She also loves to sing and can never get enough of friends and family.

 

Kara Romriell

B.A., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist

Kara obtained her B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Oregon in 2017 where she got to help international ESL students pursue their dreams of attending an American university. After graduation, her love of human behavior blossomed and she found her way to ABA, through joining Lindegard. At Lindegard, Kara applies her background in linguistics with human behavior and she hopes to continue to expand her skillset in Grad School in either Psychology or Applied Behavior Analysis. She can’t wait to further explore best practices for helping children on the Autism spectrum achieve their full potential.

 

In her free time, Kara is an artist – she enjoys painting, illustration, and animation. She also loves cooking, gardening, and spending time with her three cats!

 

Jennifer Sanche

B.A., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

After finding herself constantly fascinated by human behavior especially in child development, Jenny obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Alberta with a major in psychology. She began her academic journey researching and applying evidence-based interventions for children with developmental disabilities within the classroom environment. Jenny has honed her skills working in a variety of inclusive and special education classrooms for 2 years, discovering her passion in supporting children’s functional learning, life skills and communication needs. Jenny joined the team at Lindegard in 2020 and is pursuing a masters in Applied Behavior Analysis.

In her spare time Jenny loves art, training and hiking with her Australian Shepard, Finley, and continuously exploring the pacific northwest in all its natural beauty.

 

Amanda Yakscoe

B.A., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

Amanda has always had an interest in helping others and working with children. Throughout high school and college, Amanda worked as a nanny with children ages 1-12. In 2017, Amanda earned her B.S. in Psychology from Portland State University. Upon graduating, Amanda worked as a Nursing Assistant in multiple Skilled Nursing Facilities, focusing on Memory Care patients. After doing this for a few years, Amanda realized she wanted to get back into working with kids while using her experience in memory care. Amanda joined the Lindegard team in 2020 and is excited to learn more and continue her journey in ABA.

In her spare time, Amanda loves to explore the PNW with her Bluetick Coonhound, Phoebe, stay active and spend time with family and friends.

 

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