ABOUT US

SERVING THE AUTISM COMMUNITY SINCE 2015

 

OUR FOUNDERS

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KIEL RAGER

Founder & CEO

Kiel is a native Hoosier and attended Indiana University for both undergraduate and MBA programs. Kiel’s early career, and his unfortunate experience with “unsavory” ABA companies, shaped his focus and ideals to create a new breed of ABA therapy organization; one focused on clinical integrity, customer service, clinical outcomes, and always doing the right thing. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL with his wife Kate and their miniature dachshund, Kingsley.  

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KATE RAGER

Director, Contracting

Kate is the Co-Founder and Director of Client Experience of InBloom Autism Services. Kate is originally from Northern Indiana and attended Purdue university in West Lafayette. Kate brings an unmatched dedication to customer service and healthcare to ensure that each InBloom family is treated like a member of ours. She lives in Fort Lauderdale with her husband Kiel and their miniature dachshund, Kingsley.

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

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ELLEN FITTRO, M.S., BCBA

Chief Clinical Officer

Ellen works every day to ensure InBloom maintains the highest standards of ABA services and has been instrumental in developing the systems, culture, training methods, and support system for the entire clinical team. With 19 years of experience in the field of ABA, Ellen received her BA in Psychology with an emphasis on ABA from West Virginia University, her M.S. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in ABA from Nova Southeastern and has received intensive training and work experience on the neurobehavioral unit at The Kennedy Krieger Institute at Johns Hopkins University. When asked why she's passionate about serving the Autism community Ellen said "Having the ability to implement research-based ABA interventions, that have proven to be effective for children with ASD time and time again, is both comforting and fulfilling. With these tools, we can make big changes in a person’s current quality of life, as well as provide an everlasting impact for his/her future. I can’t imagine anything more gratifying than that!"

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WILL POSTHUMUS

Chief Marketing Officer

Will leads the InBloom Marketing and Creative team, with the daily goal of making sure the world gets a chance to understand the "why" behind InBloom Autism Services. Will received his BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Broadcasting and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. He comes to InBloom with 11 years of leadership experience in branding, marketing, and event presentation in the world of professional sports and entertainment. When asked why he left pro sports to join InBloom, Will said "Sports Entertainment has been amazing to me, but I was coming home after late nights and long weekends feeling unfulfilled. My wife Lainey is a Clinical Integrity Officer at InBloom and over time she exposed me to the true value of ABA. Yes, the science of ABA is incredibly valuable, but I'm talking about the impact it makes on the children and the families that the InBloom team works with every day...that is the true lasting value. If I can use my experience to help InBloom reach new families and appeal to more talented behavior professionals, then that is what I want to be able to do."

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KEVIN McGOVERN

Chief Financial Officer

With over 20 years of executive financial leadership experience, Kevin has built finance teams from the ground up, and successfully helped grow and transform companies by establishing key business drivers, process improvements, and budgeting enhancements. Most recently, McGovern led organic growth and cost-containment initiatives at MEDNAX, which was a key part of the company’s operational initiatives and transformation over the last 2-years. When asked why he chose to join InBloom, McGovern said, “I have family and friends who are living with Autism. I have seen firsthand the positive impacts that early diagnosis and an effective ABA treatment plan can have on improving outcomes for children, so I am excited to be joining an organization that shares my passion for improving the lives of those impacted by Autism.”

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ANDREA WILSON, M.S., BCBA

Vice President, Clinical Operations

As InBloom's VP of Clinical Operations, Andrea provides clinical support, training, and guidance to our various Regional Clinical Integrity Officers throughout the country. Andrea received her Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University, and is currently working on her PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. When asked why she is passionate about what she does, Andrea said "I am passionate about helping the Autism community because nothing is more fulfilling than helping someone find their voice while learning to advocate for themselves. I'm grateful that I get to be a part of that every day!"

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SCOTT ALLEN, Psy.D.

Director, Diagnostic Services

As Director of Diagnostic Services, Scott Allen, Psy.D. leads InBloom’s team of licensed Psychologists in an effort to make high-quality comprehensive evaluations for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in young children more affordable and accessible than ever. Dr. Allen provides support to our Diagnostic Services team throughout the country, as well as conducts all evaluations himself in our Austin, Texas service area. Dr. Allen received his Doctorate of Psychology in 2006 from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology, and since that time has dedicated his career to working with individuals with ASD. He has also been trained by some of the pioneers of autism intervention and has coordinated research studies and contributed to the growing base of knowledge of ASD. Most recently, Dr. Allen developed a social-skills training program for college students with ASD and challenges with executive functioning. His knowledge and experience in supporting a wide variety of individuals living with ASD makes him an essential part of our leadership team. When asked why he wanted to lead our Diagnostic Services team, Dr. Allen said “I’m personally excited because we have the opportunity to intervene at a point in development that really counts and we’re able to have a lasting impact on the kiddos and families that we get to meet. Many of our service areas throughout the country do not have many clinicians who offer thorough, targeted evaluations at an affordable price so families can get the evaluations they need in a reasonable amount of time. I’m also very excited to help build a new program from the ground up with the help of several outstanding psychologists.

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ALEXANDRIA SILKWORTH

Director, Training & Performance

Alex works every day to apply the science of Behavior Analysis to the organization to optimize performance and quality of services. Training is also a major focus of Alex's at InBloom, and she works with various teams to brainstorm solutions to promote a culture where learning is a continued endeavor, and training meets the needs of the clients and their therapy team. Alex was previously an RBT with InBloom, and is currently pursuing her Certification in Organizational Behavior Management at FIT. When asked about her experience as an RBT, Alex said "It introduced me to a new world that I wanted to be a part of--a community who passionately celebrated individual differences in neurodiversity, and one that also facilitated opportunities at a more independent life. "

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MELISSA GEHRET

Director, Client Experience

Melissa's main focus is to establish and develop strategic partnerships while helping to build and maintain strong, long-lasting relationships within the
Autism community throughout the United States in order to help more families receive the services they need. Melissa also supports the Care Team which is the first point of contact with all new clients. After spending nearly 15 years working in business development, Melissa knows what truly drives great partnerships in communities. She grew up in South Florida and attended the University of South Florida. After attending USF, Melissa went right into business development and has since been contributing growth to the healthcare industry for nearly 10 years. "I personally love educating people all over about ASD and how early intervention with ABA can truly impact kiddos and families. "

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LUCAS MATHENY

Director, Human Resources

Lucas Matheny provides strategic guidance and leadership focusing policy and procedure development, compliance, and other aspects of Human Resources for the entire InBloom family. With 10 years of healthcare experience, Lucas has come to truly love the world of healthcare and the benefits it afford others. When asked about his favorite part of InBloom, he said, “InBloom has provided me a perspective into the world of pediatrics, showing me how ABA can change each individual and family."

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SAMANTHA LAMBERT

Director, Recruiting

As the leader of the InBloom recruiting team, Samantha believes that strong relationships, enthusiastic communication and a positive outlook are keys to building the best ABA team in the industry! Samantha holds her BA in Business Administration from Strayer University and a Professional of Human Resources certification from HRCI. She has worked in healthcare recruiting and human resources for 15 years. When asked why she joined InBloom, Samantha said, "Who wouldn't want to join InBloom!? We have the extraordinary privilege of making a difference in the lives of, literally, thousands of children. That's the good stuff!"

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JILL McGARRY

Director, Revenue Cycle Management

Jill brings over ten years in healthcare revenue cycle management experience to Inbloom’s leadership team. She is a hands-on leader with extensive experience in providing creative yet practical solutions for insurance claims processing, helping ensure services continue uninterrupted. Jill earned her bachelor’s degree from The Florida State University, and she continues to advance her education, holding certifications as a Certified Revenue Cycle Specialist- Institutional (CRCS-I), Certified Denial Recovery Specialist (CDRS), and Certified Revenue Cycle Representative (CRCR).  Jill is a second-generation South Florida native and currently resides in Fort Lauderdale with one of InBloom’s Clinical Support Center’s pups, a Shih Tzu mix named Cullen. “I am extremely grateful to be part of the Inbloom team. I take pride in contributing to an organization that is enhancing the lives of thousands of children and their families through ABA across the country every day.”