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


Jenny Cronier, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director 
BCBA 1-14-16889
LBA # BA60770271



            Jenny is a graduate of Nicholls State University's Teaching as Applied Behavior Analysis Master's program and holds an undergraduate degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While pursuing a certification in Elementary Education from Nicholls, she felt the need to further her education to better serve students with special needs.  

While completing her graduate studies at Nicholls State University, Mrs. Cronier worked in a variety of educational settings identifying students' developmental cusps and capabilities and  implementing verbal development protocols. With years of special education under her belt, Jenny felt the need to extend her talents to their fullest extent by pursuing her national certification and state licensure in Applied Behavior Analysis. Now a mentor herself, Jenny finds immense gratification in passing her knowledge on to the next generation of graduate students. 


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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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Stefan Horbanczuk, M.Ed., BCBA , LBA
Supervisor
BCBA # 1-17-28353
LBA #60829125




Hi! I have been working for SBCT since May of 2015. I previously worked for another ABA agency for a year and truly love what I do. I recently finished my Master's Degree in Special Education at the University of Washington, with a concentration on ABA principles. I also recently passed the BCBA Exam in November of 2017. I enjoy hiking, being with my dog, Ruby, and spending time with my family. I also love listening to music and being in this wonderful part of the country!

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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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Mark Flores, CBT, RBT
CBT #CB60775014
RBT #RBT-16-21957    




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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Veronica Molina, CBT
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
CBT #CB60809676



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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Haley Scheer, CBT, RBT 
CBT #CB60768468
RBT #16-20414




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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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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Natalya Zwar, CBT, RBT 
CBT #CB6077211
RBT #17-40842



I have my Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Washington. I was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority where I took on the position of philanthropy chair, heading our chapter's fundraising and volunteering with Autism Speaks. I have worked with the UW Autism Center as well as the Puget Sound autism community. I am looking forward to working as an RBT and administering the strategies of Applied Behavior Analysis. I know these children have as much to teach me as I have to teach them!



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Grant Harmon, CBT
CBT #CB60857372
RBT #18-69236







I am originally from San Francisco and moved up to Seattle to go to the University of Washington where I got my B.A. in psychology. During my education, I volunteered at different schools and found that I enjoyed helping and teaching kids. After I graduated, I thought SBCT would be a great fit for what I was looking to do. In my free time I enjoy listening to music, playing games with my friends and hanging out with my cats.    


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Linnea Eldred, CBT
CBT #CB60851684



Hello! My name is Linnea and I was born and raised in Arizona. I completed my degree in Zoology at Colorado State University. While leading camps at the Phoenix Zoo, I found my love of teaching children. I moved to Seattle about two years ago and became a preschool teacher. Throughout my professional career working with children, I have enjoyed working with children with disabilities the most. I'm excited about joining the SBCT team!

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Aaron Swanberg, CBT
CBT #CB60882426 






My name is Aaron Swanberg. I am currently pursuing my studies to obtain a degree in psychology. I have landed a very fortunate opportunity to acquire real world experience while pursuing my degree. ABA appeals to me because we are the frontline to implement a learning curriculum to influence positive changes for children who are so often overlooked. I take pride in my career path and I look forward to making a difference! When I am not at SBCT, you can find me in the gym or our exploring the Pacific Northwest. 


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Freedom Berhe, CBT
CBT #CB60838047
RBT #18-69268



Hello, my name is Freedom. I recently graduated from University of Washington with a BA in Psychology.  Prior to SBCT, I worked with Sounders FC youth camp teaching children coaching children how to play soccer. In the near future, I plan to continue my education and earn my Master’s degree in Psychology. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, snowboarding, and spending time with my friends and family. I am very excited to part of the SBCT team!
 

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Support Staff

Stella Wilson-Frey
Scheduling & Authorizations Manager


I come from a giant family in California. I studied Sociology and have an affinity for people and their patterns of behavior. I strive to live in a world with social and racial equity. I like music, laughing, making lists, reading, birds, and games.
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Lixi Colmenero
Executive Assistant




Lixi is a graduate from University of Washington. She shares a background in the legal field and programming and recently decided to join SBCT to explore a long passion for children. In the near future, she plans to incorporate her diverse educational background, all in one.  She holds a strong belief of investing in the education of children, for happy healthy children will bring about a generation of healthy happy adults.  She enjoys writing in the afternoons, embraces family time, and is fond of solo-traveling and outdoor activities

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Irina Coman-Tremblay
Administrative Assistant


My name is Irina and I joined SBCT Team as an administrative assistant in September 2018. I'm interested in visual arts and I spend most of my time taking online classes for expanding my knowledge in art & design, marketing, psychology and philosophy. I feel forever grateful for discovering my passion for photography and I'm hoping to turn it into my career. I get inspired by everything that touches my mind and heart in a positive manner. I believe that surrounding ourselves with compassionate, open-hearted and open-minded people is crucial for our personal development. Nice to meet you! :)

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Adrienne Bohannon 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



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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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 9 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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