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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Alexis Waldin
M.S., BCBA
EIDBI Advanced Certification Holder
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Senior Behavior Analyst

Started January 2013
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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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Melanie Vankuiken
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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Taylor Lundgren
M.S., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center East

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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Jamie Kragseth
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center East

Started October 2020
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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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Nicole Miller
B.S., MHP
Intake Coordinator
Holland Center West

Started February 2013
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Kristin Paulson
B.S., MHP
Intake Coordinator
Holland Center East
Started February 2016
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Katy Fuller
B.A., MHP
Billing Specialist
Holland Center East
Started August 2021
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Genna Joyce
M.S., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Senior Trainer
Holland Center East
Started July 2019
Kate Lippitt
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Team Trainer
Holland Center West
Started May 2007
 
Rachel Schuth
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Team Trainer
Holland Center West
Started December 2017
 
Danielle Detloff
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Team Trainer
Holland Center West
Started April 2018
Emily Sample
M.A.
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Team Trainer
Holland Center East
Started September 2018
Katie Dvorak
M.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Team Trainer
Holland Center East
Started January 2020
Emily Sechan
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Team Trainer
Holland Center East
Started August 2020
Paige Holman
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Supervisor
Holland Center West
Started January 2019
Maggie Russell
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Supervisor
Holland Center West
Started September 2019
Emily Boxrud
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Supervisor
Holland Center East
Started April 2020
Sydney Wolfbauer
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Supervisor
Holland Center East
Started March 2020
Sydnie Sybrant
M.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Supervisor
Holland Center East
Started May 2020
Tracy Nguyen
M.A., BCBA
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Supervisor
Holland Center East
Started July 2020
Adrianna Garcia
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Supervisor
Holland Center East
Started August 2020
Caroline Riese
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Supervisor
Holland Center West
Started August 2020
Tori Belisle
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Supervisor
Holland Center East
Started January 2022
Zack Kolb
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Program Supervisor
Holland Center West
Started August 2021
Laura Jacobson
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started May 2020
Joe Tonda
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started July 2020
Whitney Swenson
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started August 2020
Kevin Van Patten
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started September 2020
Kayla Novak
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started January 2021
Ramla Warsamee
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started March 2021
Acacia Flowers
B.S., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started April 2021
Andrea Dienslake
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started May 2021
Samuel Ray
RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started July 2021
Kathryn Wohlberg
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started August 2021
Laura Suflita
M.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 1 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started September 2021
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
Deni Zoff
B.A., 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
Samantha Lydick
B.S.
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started June 2022
Grace Wolgemuth
B.A., RBT
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started June 2022
Tianna Rasmussen
B.S.
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started July 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 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started August 2022
Thaine Swirtz
B.A.
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started August 2022
Amber Eismann
B.S.
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started September 2022
Kaelan Lucas
B.S.
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started September 2022
Charles Trombley
B.A.
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started September 2022
Naicary Calzada
B.A.
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started September 2022
Maddy O’Grady
B.A.
EIDBI Level 2 Provider
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started October 2022
Kelly Gherity
B.S., RBT, MHP
Office Manager
Holland Center West

Started February 2014
 
Morgan Timmerman
B.S.
Office Manager
Holland Center East
Started November 2020
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
Child Care – Infant
Holland Center East
Started July 2022
Tira Erdman
B.A.
Daycare Lead
Holland Center West
Started October 2022
Eric Bye
B.S.
Daycare Aide
Holland Center West
Started November 2022

Holland Connections Staff

Brittany Fink, MOT, OTR/L
Holland Connections Division Director

Started July 2018
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Kaitlyn Hirvela
M.S., CCC-SLP
Team Lead – Eden Prairie Outpatient
Holland Connections
Started June 2019
Sophie Wilmshurst
COTA/L
Team Lead – Mendota Heights
Holland Connections
Started June 2019
Marina Underberg
COTA/L
Team Lead – Minnetonka
Holland Connections
Started September 2019
Abigail Ihli
MOT, OTR/L
Team Lead – Holland Life
Holland Connections
Started March 2020
Keri Derauf
M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathology Trainer
Holland Connections
Started January 2021
Jenna Barbeln
MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy Trainer
Holland Connections
Started October 2019
Kari Luedtke
COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Holland Connections
Started September 2019
Kenzie Larson
COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Holland Connections
Started November 2020
Tyler Gansen
MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Holland Connections
Started November 2021
Cassie Hagen
M.S., OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Holland Connections
Started January 2022
Megan Farley
COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Holland Connections
Started April 2022
Savannah Schmaltz
COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Holland Connections
Started April 2022
Jacob Quinton
CF-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Holland Connections
Started May 2022
Nicole Stahlberg
COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Holland Connections
Started June 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.