Seattle Behavior Consulting and Therapy

About Us

Mara Oblak, Ph.D., BCBA-D 
Director   
BCBA-D #1-09-5509
LBA #BA60770271


Seattle Behavior Consulting and Therapy was founded by Dr. Mara Oblak, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2012. Dr. Oblak received her BA in Special Education and Elementary Education from Gonzaga University in 2005. Following graduation, she moved to New York to study Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis at the Teachers College at Columbia University. She received her MA (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) along with Associate Behavior Analyst and Assistant Research Scientist ranks from the program.

      While in NY, Dr. Oblak worked with middle school children with emotional and behavioral disabilities and elementary aged children with ASD. She also served as preschool teacher for 4 years at a preschool for children with and without disabilities. In 2010, she moved to Southeast Louisiana to teach an inclusion classroom using behavior analysis techniques to individualize instruction for both the regular education and special education students in the classroom. Dr. Oblak also trained undergraduate and graduate students from the local university on the use of those techniques in the classroom. As a native Seattleite, she is excited to be back in the Pacific Northwest to provide services to children and their families.

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SBCT Program Supervisors



Rachel Kakach, M.Ed., BCBA , LBA
Supervisor
BCBA #1-13-14953
LBA #BA60769899


Hi! I’m Rachel. Born and raised in Minnesota, I moved out to Washington to attend the University of Puget Sound where I majored in Psychology and French Literary Studies. After I graduated from college, I worked at the University of Washington Autism Center as an interventionist on the Early Steps Study, which provided intensive early intervention services to young children with autism using the Early Start Denver Model. Through this experience, I learned how important it is for an individual’s team – the parents, teachers, ABA therapists, BCBA, and other related-service professionals – to work together to ensure that everyone is on board with the child’s plan. This ultimately led me to go back to school to pursue my Master’s in Education in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Washington. I passed the BCBA exam in September of 2013. I am excited to join the SBCT team!


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Joshua Haegele, MAAL, BCBA, LBA
Supervisor
BCBA #1-16-23295
LBA #BA60769850



Josh has recently relocated to Seattle from the greater St. Louis area. Joshua studied German and French at Southern Illinois University and earned his masters in Applied Linguistics (Foreign Language Teaching) at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. Joshua jokingly calls this his “3rd Career” and has previously worked in diverse fields such as translation, procurement, and IT before settling on the ABA field. Joshua passed his BCBA exam in August 2016 and is looking forward to putting his skills to use. Joshua is currently working on an MBA. In his free time he enjoys reading Sci-Fi and Non-fiction, writing, learning languages, and playing STO or SWOTR. 


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Haley Scheer, M.A., BCBA, LBA
Supervisor
BCBA # 1-18-32982
LBA # BA60931005




Haley grew up on Vashon Island and after 5 years of living abroad she has returned to her hometown of Seattle. Haley lived in St. Andrews, Scotland, for 4 years while pursuing her Master of Arts in Psychology. She has always had a passion for working with children and has developed and expanded her skills in this area through various experiences such as volunteering (and living at!) an orphanage in Peru for a summer, working as a nanny, and interning at a local residential behavioral health facility for children. Following her graduation from the University of St. Andrews, she fulfilled a lifelong dream by buying a one-way ticket to Bangkok and spent an entire year backpacking solo around Southeast Asia. She obtained her yoga teacher training license along the way and hopes to eventually teach here at home. Haley loves to travel and has currently been to 33 countries! She hopes to continue adding to this list. Haley has been working at SBCT for over 2 years now and is pursuing her BCBA credentials. She has been working full time while studying for her Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Ball State University, and will be graduating in May 2018. Haley is thrilled to achieve this next step in her ABA career and is thankful for all of the support that SBCT has provided along the way. Haley is currently working as an RBT while finishing up her degree, and in her spare time loves hiking, sailing, yoga, painting and photography.
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Mark Flores, M. ed., BCBA, LBA
BCBA # 1-18-34271
LBA # BA60934035



I graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in psychology. Prior to working at SBCT, I interned and worked with children at the Ruth Dykeman Children's Center (Navos Mental Solutions) and also worked part-time at the Children's Center at Burke Gilman (by Seattle Children's Hospital). One my time off from SBCT, I enjoy hanging out with friends, spending time with my family, shooting pool, attending music concerts and relaxing in the comfort of my home!
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Kavinda Seneviratna, M. Ed., BCBA, LBA
Supervisor
BCBA #1-10-6995
LBA #BA60912835   


     Kavinda received his BSc in Psychology from the University of Southampton, UK, and in doing so discovered Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). He moved to the US from his native London to pursue an MA in Teaching as ABA from Teachers College, Columbia University, graduating in 2007. Kavinda has worked for ABA schools in London and the south-east of England as well as working independently with schools, families, children’s charities and Local Authoritiesover the past 11 yearsHe became a BCBA in 2010. Kavinda has recently relocated to Washington with his family and is incredibly excited to serve young people and their families, and explore this wonderful part of the world. 

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SBCT Certified Behavior Technicians

Tracey Comella, CBT, RBT
CBT #CB60768636
RBT #RBT-16-22124    


Tracey Comella joined the SBCT team in May of 2016. Tracey received her education in Early Childhood Teaching from Glassboro State University where she excelled in hands on classes working with children with disabilities. Tracey found she truly loves working with children with challenges and after a successful career in business, returned to early childhood education. From 2005 to 2016, Tracey worked hands-on in the highly acclaimed early intervention “Stepping Stones” program in Fair Lawn, NJ where she received hands-on training in ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis). With her Substitute Teacher Certification, Tracey ran a “Stepping Stones” classroom for several months as she covered a teacher on maternity leave. Tracey also worked for the Bergen County Special Services where she provided home programming services – training to both the children and parents in academics and life skills.

“They are not Autistic Children, they are children with Autism. – They are children first who just happen to be challenged by Autism. We can help them work through their challenges.” – Tracey Comella

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Veronica Molina, CBT, RBT

CBT #CB60813240
RBT #18-57831


I graduated from Washington State University with a B.S. in psychology. Prior to SBCT I was a nanny and have experience with most age ranges. I enjoy working with kids and teaching them new skills. I want to further my education in the near future and continue to work with children. During my free time, I like to go hiking, watch movies, and spend time with my family and friends. 
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Emily Repp, CBT, RBT
CBT #CB60809676
RBT #18-52062


I was born and raised on the Seattle Eastside, and I recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a BA in Psychology. After working for a time as Dietary Manager in a nursing home, I decided it was time to pursue my real passion, so I started looking for jobs working with special needs children, and I have been loving doing ABA therapy here at SBCT since. In my free time, I like to play one of my many instruments, hang out in coffee shops, and spend time with my friends. I'm so happy to be a part of the SBCT team!
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Marah Seaver, CBT, RBT
CBT #CB60775061
RBT #16-22135




My name is Marah Seaver. I was born and raised in a small town near Grand Rapids, MI.I attended Northern Michigan University on the south shore of Lake Superior, and graduated with a bachelor's degree in Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis. Before working for SBCT, I was a direct support professional working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. In my free time I enjoy hiking, traveling, and photography. 
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Gregory Atchison, CBT

CBT #CB60882173 
RBT #18-70020

I am from Louisville, KY, and moved up to Seattle after completing my B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Centre College of Kentucky. I moved out here to find greater opportunities within the field of child developmental psychology in order to have a better chance at giving back to the autism and child psychology community that so helped me when I was young. Through my time in college and various volunteering opportunities back home and here in Seattle, I was turned towards the field of ABA to start my journey towards helping those like myself diagnosed with ASD and Asperger’s to lead as full a life as they can achieve. In my free time I like to play games with friends, try my hand at cooking, and go for runs in the park. 
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David Waade, CBT, RBT
CBT #CB60946237
RBT #19-86182




I graduated University of Washington with a B.A. in psychology and am passionate about working in the field. I have lived in Norway for about four years since my fathers side of the family is all from there. In my free time I like to hang out with friends and family, be out in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and play basketball and soccer. I am planning on continuing my education in psychology and am also working on my private pilot license. 
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Romina Kim, CBT, RBT
CBT# 609-78950
RBT# 19-96367


My name is Romina and I am excited to be a part of the SBCT team! I have worked as a camp counselor, tutor, and mentor for children and young adults throughout my life. In my free time, I enjoy sudoku, reading, and spending time with my pup and loved ones. I look forward to putting my best foot forward and making a difference as best as I can!
  
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Rebecca Wang, CBT
CBT# 609-59140
RBT# 19-97998



My name is Rebecca Wang. I am originally from southern California but moved up to Seattle for school. I received my BS in Psychology from UW in March of 2019. Psychology is my passion and I love working with kids because it is so fulfilling. Outside of work, I enjoy drawing and devoting my time to my cats.

  
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Miranda Stowell, CBT
CBT# 609-95123






Hi, I’m Miranda! I knew from a very young age I wanted to help others and give back to the community, which eventually led me to SBCT. I attended and recently graduated Central Washington University with my B.A in Psychology. I’m planning eventually to expand my education in Psychology, but for now I’m happy where I’m at. From working with children in my church to working in a senior center, I found my passion with helping others and giving back to the community. I’m excited to be apart of this team and give back. In my free time, I’m usually watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S, hanging out with my fiancé, my dog, my friends, or my family, and going on adventures.

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HiuSze Noom, CBT, RBT
CBT# 608-83062
RBT# 19-91337



I originally graduated from Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Chemistry and Biology; however, I never felt being a scientist was the final goal of my career. After soul searching for several years, I decided to go back for my second degree for a Bachelor of education in special education; so I can work for special needs children for the rest of my life. 
At home, I have a lovely husband and a four year old daughter. My favorite activities are running outside and working out.

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Jailene Celballos, CBT, RBT
CBT# 609-85959
RBT# 19-94296

More Information Coming Soon!


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Benjamin Fowler



Hello, I’m Benjamin. I was born in Seattle and have spent most of my life in the beautiful PNW. Before starting at SBCT I worked for the Greater Seattle YMCA for 6+ years. Within those 6+ years I spearheaded a personal training class ‘Specialized Recreation’ for youth with developmental disabilities. I was also the regional manager for a series of climbing structures for the Y. I facilitated both a team of staff as well as all youth within the programs. I spent most of my professional time at the Matt Griffin YMCA in SeaTac which is the most diverse Y in the state. I bring my extensive work experience to the table as well as my passion for working closely with families and youth and creating meaningful and lasting inter-personal relationships. I derive a strong sense of enrichment and community from my work. Helping people has always been a passion of mine. When I’m not at work you will most likely find me performing at a local music venue such as Pike Place Market, perusing old record crates at Easy Street Records in West Seattle or traveling the world in search of great live music! If you see me around, don’t be shy! Say hi! 


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Kashara Hyder




Hi, my name is Kashara and I’m from Yakima Washington. I graduated from Yakima Valley Community College and moved to the Seattle area soon after that. I worked as a caregiver before SBCT. I Have three younger siblings ages eight, seven, and four and I spend most of my free time with them. I also enjoy reading, watching tv/movies, roller-skating, and camping.


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 Support Staff

Adrienne Bohannon
Speech Therapist
SLP# LL60647793




Adrienne earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication and sociology from Wake Forest University. She also has a Masters of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology from Indiana University. She began her career at Riley Hospital for Children (Indianapolis, IN) and later, Duke Children's Hospital (Durham, NC).  Adrienne's private practitioner experience includes schools, clinics and home-based intervention.  Most recently, she worked at an ABA clinic, Collaborating for Kids (Bloomington, IN), treating patients individually as well as a variety of groups: language groups, social skills groups and feeding groups.  Adrienne and her husband, Patrick have two children (Lucy, 7; Andrew, 5).  In her free time, Adrienne enjoys reading, cooking, gardening and traveling.

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Nicholas Freelove
Billing Specialist




Hello, my name is Nick and my work with SBCT involves general billing and administrative responsibilities on a part time basis. Currently I am a student at Edmonds Community College, re-attending school for Medical Coding and Insurance Billing. I was born and raised in the Puget Sound, and devote most of my time to spiritual and community activities. I am grateful to be team member at SBCT and involved in providing care to our clients. 

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Kelly Bogart
Executive Assistant
My name is Kelly and I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. I graduated from Colorado Tech with my Bachelor's degree in Healthcare Management. I have a profound love for all things administrative, organizational, and that involve helping our local community. SBCT has a very special place in my life as I am able to incorporate my love for all of those things here. In my spare time, I can usually be found playing with my pug, Talulah, or out exploring for new hikes, coffee shops, or fun activities in our community.

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Diane Moseley
Administrative Assistant


	In my spare time I enjoy being with my husband, our 4 daughters, 8 grandchildren and our dog - Fergie and our 3 grand dogs - Buster, Sadie and Biscuit Rose. Any extra time you will find me relaxing by reading biographies and Social Psychology. Let me know some of your favorite books and I’ll add to my reading list.  
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Annabelle Rogers
SBCT Scheduling




Hiya! My name is Annabelle and I’m thrilled to be the SBCT Scheduler and a member of the admin team. I’m working on completing my degree in Human Services in hopes of continuing to increase my skills in social work and working with diverse communities. When I’m not working I’m either out hunting for retro video games for my collection, drawing traditional and digital art, and spending time with my two siamese kitties. I look forward to meeting all of the wonderful clients.

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Milo
Office Companion

     Often on SBCT premises, Milo can be seen everywhere from sleeping in his bed with his favorite Seahawks blanket, to scurrying around the clinic in between sessions. He officially adopted Mara Oblak 10 years ago at a shelter in New York, and he originates from the Texas/Mexico border. Milo, a Pisces, enjoys short walks on the beach and a water bowl within reach. Occasionally, he will jump in and run the office while Administrative Staff are out of town. A valuable asset to SBCT, Milo continues to spread enthusiasm and expresses an authentic and barky personality. 



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