Welcome to Holland

COMMITMENT, COMPASSION, INTEGRITY & ALWAYS STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE

Holland Center Staff

Jennifer Larson
Owner, CEO
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Mark Blaxill
Chief Financial Officer
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Stephanie Taft
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Advanced Certification Holder
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinic Director
Holland Center West

Started February 2012
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Marietta N. Janecky
M.Ed., BCBA
EIDBI Advanced Certification Holder
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinic Director
Holland Center East

Started September 2013
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Alexandra McCannel
M.A., LMFT
Qualified Supervising Professional (QSP) and CMDE Provider
Holland Center East

Started June 2022
Patricia Brown
M.A., LMFT, CNTP
Qualified Supervising Professional (QSP)
Holland Center West

Started June 2022
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Lindsay McMillan
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Advanced Certification Holder
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Senior Behavior Analyst

Started May 2013
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Jamie Kragseth
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Senior Behavior Analyst
Holland Life Plus+
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center East

Started June 2013
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Kathryn Lippitt
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center West

Started May 2007
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Melanie Dion
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center West

Started March 2015
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Jessica Thorn
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center West

Started June 2016
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Ellen Breen
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center West

Started September 2017
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Taylor Lundgren
M.S., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center East

Started December 2017
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Rachel Schuth
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Life Plus+

Started December 2017
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Leah Willett
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center East

Started December 2017
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Sydney Wolfbauer
M.A.
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center East

Started March 2020
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Tori Belisle
M.S., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center East

Started July 2020
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Katy Fuller
B.A.
Billing Specialist
Holland Center East
Started March 2011
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Nicole Miller
B.S.
Intake Coordinator
Holland Center West

Started February 2013
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Kristin Paulson
B.S.
Intake Coordinator
Holland Center East
Started February 2016
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Caroline Riese
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Manager
Holland Center West
Started August 2020
Whitney Swenson
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Manager
Holland Center West
Started August 2020
Kevin Van Patten
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Manager
Holland Center East
Started September 2020
Kayla Novak
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Manager
Holland Center East
Started January 2021
Acacia Flowers
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Manager
Holland Center East
Started April 2021
Samuel Ray
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Program Manager
Holland Center East
Started July 2021
Zack Kolb
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Manager
Holland Center West
Started August 2021
Laura Suflita
M.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Manager
Holland Center East
Started September 2021
Samantha Lydick
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Manager
Holland Center West
Started June 2022
Braden Farley
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Program Manager
Holland Center East
Started September 2023
Bethany Olson
RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started February 2022
Haley Rogers
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started May 2022
Bella Bowlin
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started June 2022
Nicole Gerogeorge
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started August 2022
Jasmine Moore
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started August 2022
Amber Eismann
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started September 2022
Naicary Calzada
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started September 2022
Maddy O’Grady
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started October 2022
Emily Singleton
M.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started January 2023
Mason Olsansky
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started March 2023
Madison Braun
B.S.W., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started June 2023
Ashley McDew
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started July 2023
Kate Paal
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started July 2023
Gabe Lowney
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started September 2023
Gabby Stensland
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started September 2023
Casey Terzich
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started September 2023
Katelyn Schmuck
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started October 2023
Francesca Stewart
B.S.
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started October 2023
Lauren Berndt
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started January 2024
Vanessa Centeno
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started February 2024
Lydia Dahlager
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started January 2024
Joey DiFuccia
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started January 2024
Maria George
M.S.
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started March 2024
Katie Byzewski
B.A.
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started April 2024
Abbi Forbrook
B.A.
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started April 2024
Karenna Obilade
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started April 2024
Gabrielle Tselos
B.A.
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started April 2024
Dayanara Mora Zengel
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started April 2024
Kelly Gherity
B.S.
Office Manager
Holland Center West

Started February 2014
 
Morgan Timmerman
B.S.
Office Manager
Holland Center East
Started January 2018
Jay Janecky
Kitchen/Custodial Support
Holland Center East
Started September 2019
Kalli Holman
Administrative Assistant
Holland Center West and East
Started September 2021
Lexi Arnold
B.A., RBT
Daycare Lead
Holland Center East
Started July 2020
Tira Erdman
B.A.
Daycare Lead
Holland Center West
Started October 2022
Eric Bye
B.S.
Daycare Aide
Holland Center West
Started November 2022

Facilities

CHEMICAL-FREE FACILITY

Holland Center strives to create the best learning environment possible for our clients. This includes minimizing chemicals from the environment that may be harmful to the children.

Our center uses chemical-free, non-toxic, and plant-based cleaning products. Holland Center also uses hydrogen peroxide for cleaning.  We hire a professional carpet cleaning company that uses enhanced water that is electrolyzed and oxidized, instead of chemicals, to create a powerful cleaning solution.

There are no pesticides or herbicides used on the grounds. All students, staff, and visitors are requested to remove their shoes or wear center only shoes while at Holland Center.

The paint used throughout the center is no-VOC paint which eliminates exposure to volatile organic compounds.  The cove adhesives used are rated green and no-VOC as well.

The floor on the main level is marmoleum.  Marmoleum is a non-toxic, anti-bacterial flooring.  The upper level is carpet that has been completely outgassed.

Wood or metal is chosen whenever possible for center needs. We strive to lessen any plastic, especially soft plastics, which can be toxic. We strive to be compliant with European Union standards of safety.

Staff are asked to refrain from wearing scented products such as perfume, lotions, and shampoos.

The playground contains two Rainbow Play Systems built with Redwood. The wood is untreated to reduce potential toxins.

For more information about how chemicals impact our environment, please visit:
http://www.ewg.org/about-us

GLUTEN / CASEIN / PEANUT / ARTIFICIAL COLOR FREE

The benefits of dietary intervention have been supported by researchers in the autism community. Our therapists work with professionals to understand these dietary interventions and help assist families in their implementation. Our therapists also understand the need for vitamin and mineral supplementation and are trained to administer these supplements as well as other prescribed medications.

Holland Center is a gluten- and casein-free facility. Research has shown that some children with autism have been found to have insufficient amounts of the DPPIV enzyme that breaks down the gluten and casein molecules. In order to provide these children with the safest environment possible, we do not permit clients to bring foods containing gluten and casein into Holland Center.

For more information about gluten- and casein-free dietary interventions, please visithttps://tacanow.org/family-resources/diet/

Artificial food coloring is not permitted in items that are meant to be consumed at the center. These dyes have been linked to hyperactivity, hypersensitivity, behavior issues, and tumors.

For more information about artificial colors, please visit:
https://cspinet.org/new/pdf/food-dyes-rainbow-of-risks.pdf

In order to best meet the needs of our clients with peanut allergies, we are a peanut-free facility.