Founder and CEO
Hello! I am Kirsten Masrelian, a state licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst, or BCBA for short. I graduated with a undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in Behavior Analysis in 2012. During my time spent at Eau Claire, I spent three semesters working at the on campus Autism Treatment program, known commonly as CAP. After college, I moved to Florida where I continued my work in the field, becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, or BCaBA for short. After some time I moved back home, and continued working in the field in the Fox Valley. I finished my Master's degree in Behavior Analysis in September 2017, and officially became a BCBA in December of the same year. I opened Milestone's because I recognized the lack of center-based services in the area, especially in my home town of De Pere. This is to bring much needed services, acceptance and awareness to the community I love.
Director of Operations
Hello! I am Shannon Mihalic the Director of Operations for Milestones! I'm in charge of running the center behind the scenes, and making sure we are appropriately staffed and trained. I began my career working in home as a technician before transitioning to center based. All in all I have logged over 5,000 hours as a line technician. I have also become the scheduling extraordinaire over the past few years as well. Recently graduated from my Human Resources program in December of 2019 . My favorite thing about this job is the big impact we get to make - every day brings a new opportunity!
Early Intervention Clinic
M. Ed., BCBA
Hello! I am Carissa VanAsten, the Clinical Director for Milestones. I graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in Human Services in 2015. While in college, I started my career in ABA through a center-based provider. After moving my way up from a Technician to a Behavioral Treatment Therapist, I decided to take my education to the next level and enrolled in a Master's program at Texas State University. I graduated with a Master's degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis in August of 2018. In the Spring of 2019 I completed my proudest accomplishment and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I am so excited to put my education and extensive experience to good use here at Milestones.
Assistant Clinical Director
Hi there! My name is Emily Baumler and I am the Assistant Clinical Director here at Milestones. I am originally from Michigan where I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry at Michigan State University. My love for science and working with children naturally led me to the rewarding field of ABA. I graduated with my Master of Science degree from Simmons University in August 2019, and I have been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since December 2019. I have experience with individuals ages 2 to 22 across three different states (Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin). I have worked in home, school, and center-based environments. My knowledge of and passion for ABA has allowed me to grow as a clinician and leader. I am so grateful to be part of this community while working with the wonderful clients and staff at Milestones! On the weekends I am usually reading a good book, cooking up a new recipe, or hiking/camping with my dog (Griffin) and and husband (Stephen).
"Hello! My name is Hannah Marose and I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Milestones. I graduated with an undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2018. While there I worked at the Campus Autism Program and as an in-home technician. After graduating I moved to Omaha, Nebraska where I received my Masters degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. While in Omaha, I provided center and school based ABA services to children and adolescents. I graduated with my Masters degree in May 2020 and passed my board exam in June 2020. I am excited to bring my knowledge of ABA to Milestones and continue to learn and grow as a clinician.
Hello! I am Jenna Ryczek, a Behavioral Treatment Therapist (BTT) for Milestones. I graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in Psychology in 2016. During my time spent in college, I began my career in ABA by becoming an in home technician. Since then, I have worked in both in home and center based facilities as a technician. After graduating UWO, I became a BTT in a center based program before coming to Milestones in the Fall of 2018. In the Spring of 2019 I became a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). I have vast experience with kiddos aged 2 to 14 and I can't wait to continue to learn and grow within the field.
Intensive Behavior Unit
Hi! I'm Christy Jahns, a Licensed Supervisor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) here at Milestones. I attained my undergraduate degree in special education as well as my teaching license at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. I then studied behavior analysis with a focus on the assessment and treatment of problem behavior exhibited by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. From this experience, I have developed proficiency in designing, conducting, and supervising staff to implement functional-based behavioral interventions that focus on the development of new skills. I graduated from Marquette University with my Master's degree in May of 2019 and passed my board exam in August. Due to the lack of services, it's been my goal and dream to return to this area and serve our community. I am so excited to continue to serve with other experts in the field here at Milestones.
Hello! I am Kaylea Quinn, a Licensed Supervisor and a BCBA here at Milestones Intensive Unit. In 2016, I graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology/Behavior Analysis. From there, I moved to Massachusetts to further my education in the field. Just recently, I graduated from Western New England University with a Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. There I was able to refine my skills as both a clinician and a researcher. Additionally, during my time in Massachusetts, I had the wonderful opportunity to work within a residential program for children diagnosed with autism and related disorders. I am so excited to be here at Milestones and can't wait to begin working with the children of Wisconsin!