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Welcome to Holland

COMMITMENT, COMPASSION, INTEGRITY & ALWAYS STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE

Holland Center Staff

Jennifer Larson
Owner, CEO
Opened May 2004
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Dr. Nicole Smith, Psy.D., LP
Clinic Director
Holland Center West

Started November 2011
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Marietta N. Janecky, M.Ed., BCBA
Clinic Director
Holland Center East

Started September 2013
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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

Started February 2016
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Brittany Fink, MOT, OTR/L
Lead Occupational Therapist

Started July 2018
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Susan Carkoski, M.A., CCC-SLP
Department Head of the Speech-Language Pathology Department

Started December 2019
Stephanie Taft, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center West

Started February 2012
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Alexis Waldin, M.S., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center West

Started January 2013
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Lindsay McMillan, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center West

Started May 2013
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Melanie Vankuiken, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Holland Center East

Started March 2015
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Kelly Gherity
B.S., MHP
Team Trainer
Holland Center West

Started February 2014
 
Taryn Lee
M.A., BCBA
Team Trainer
Holland Center East

Started May 2014
 
Joe Carlson
M.A., BCBA
Team Trainer
Holland Center West
Started June 2014
 
Tim Freeman
B.A., MHP
Team Trainer
Holland Center West
Started June 2015
 
Taylor Lundgren
M.S., BCBA
Team Trainer
Holland Center East
Started December 2017
 
Chloe Goldstein
B.A., MHP
Junior Explorer Lead
Holland Center West
Started May 2014
 
Rachel Schuth
B.A., MHP
Adventure Club Lead
Holland Center West
Started December 2017
 
Kate Lippitt
B.A., MHP
Program Supervisor
Holland Center West
Started May 2007
 
Bridgette Pumarlo
B.S., MHP
Program Supervisor
Holland Center West
Started September 2015
 
Jessica Thorn
M.A., BCBA
Program Supervisor
Holland Center West
Started June 2016
 
Stephanie Polizzi
MSW, RBT, MHP
Program Supervisor
Holland Center West
Started June 2017
 
Leah Willett
M.S., BCBA
Program Supervisor
Holland Center East
Started December 2017
Danielle Detloff
B.S., MHP
Program Supervisor
Holland Center West
Started April 2018
Ellen Sahli
M.A., BCBA
Program Supervisor
Holland Center East
Started September 2017
 
Fabien Dubbe
B.A., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started February 2018
 
Wyatt Brooks
B.S., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started June 2018
 
Marie Haugen
B.S., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started July 2018
Emily Sample
B.S.E., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started September 2018
Alissa Vasko
B.S., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started December 2018
Paige Holman
B.S., RBT, MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started January 2019
Caprice Dye
B.A., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started February 2019
Dan Ewen
MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started February 2019
Raquel Martin
M.A., RBT, MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started February 2019
Shannon Regan
B.A., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started April 2019
Stephanie DeLong
B.S., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started June 2019
Genna Joyce
B.S., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started July 2019
Kylie Hardman
B.S., RBT, MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started August 2019
Amanda Day
B.S., RBT, MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started September 2019
Maggie Russell
B.S., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started September 2019
Stephanie Sylvester
B.S., RBT, MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started September 2019
Amber Nasers
B.S., RBT, MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started October 2019
Grace Pool
B.A., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center East
Started November 2019
Matthew Misoni
B.S., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started November 2019
Katherine Berthiaume
B.A., MHP
Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started November 2019
Maddie Greelis
Part-Time Behavior Therapist
Holland Center West
Started June 2018
Brenna Dedeker
M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Holland Center East
Started November 2019
Kaitlyn Hirvela
M.S., CF-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Holland Center West
Started June 2019
Jenna Neis
MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Holland Center West
Started October 2019
Briana Hedge
MOT, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Holland Center East
Started November 2019
Aubrianna Kolb
COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Holland Center East
Started August 2018
Sophie Wilmshurst
COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Holland Center West
Started June 2019
Kari Lenneman
COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Holland Center West
Started September 2019
Marina Underberg
COTA/L
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Holland Center West
Started September 2019
Grace Pederson
B.A.
Office Manager
Holland Center West
Started June 2019
Ashley Goette
B.S.
Office Manager
Holland Center East
Started September 2019
Lisa Liszt
Administrative Assistant
Holland Center West
Started April 2015
Jay Janecky
Kitchen/Custodial Support
Holland Center East
Started September 2019

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.

About

Holland Center is a MN autism center and a day program for treatment of children with autism.

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Holland Center

10273 Yellow Circle Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55343

952.401.9359

info@hollandcenter.com