Dana Donaldson- Impact Director
Dana has been a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst since 2001 and is currently licensed in the state of Oregon. Dana received her BA in Psychology from Western Michigan and her Masters in Special Education from Columbia University. Dana loves working in the ABA field because she has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and families who have been unable to find help elsewhere. In her spare time, Dana enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters.
Myriam Sindihebura- Impact Manager
Myriam loves working at Impact because she's surrounded daily by clients that make her smile and a staff that makes her laugh. In her spare time, Myriam loves searching for new restaurants, listening to podcasts, and traveling to warm places. Something a lot of people do not know about Myriam is that she's bilingual!
Erica Heuer- Ignite Program Manager
Erica got her Bachelors in Liberal Studies from Oregon State University. Erica previously worked for Aim High as a RBT back when Impact first started in 2017. She is currently a Board Certified Assistant Behavioral Analyst (BCABA) . In her time between Aim High she worked in Bend helping children with autism in the school district’s Early Intervention program. Erica loves being back in Impact and is excited about how much it has grown since she’s been gone! She loves how the Impact Program is able to adapt to meet the needs of each client. In her free time she enjoys going to the movies and to the beach with her husband and dog.
Adam Johnson- Registered Behavioral Technician
Adam's favorite part about working at Impact is seeing the remarkable amount of progress his clients make. In addition, Adam loves helping clients build self-confidence and become more independent. In his free time, Adam enjoys backpacking and playing soccer. Something that a lot of people don't know about Adam is that he was able to attend a meditation retreat in India!
Andrew Carbungco- Registered Behavioral Technician
Andrew enjoys working at Impact because of the community and the way in which everyone plays their roles and helps each other on a daily basis. Andrew loves to play the piano, snowboard, and trying/eating/cooking all of the foods. In fact, Andrew won a cooking competition when he was in college!
Charlotte Fisher- Behavioral Technician
Charlotte worked at a five-story printing press for a phone book factory while in EMT school. Charlotte loves learning different peoples’ perspectives and working together towards bettering the community. Charlotte likes her close-knit team at Impact and also seeing the kids gain confidence in their skills!
Jessica Burton- Behavioral Technician
Jessica's favorite part about working for Impact is getting to work with an awesome group of kids and witnessing their hard work culminate into new skills. Some of Jessica's interests include painting, exercising, and watching Grey’s Anatomy. In 2016, Jessica co-wrote an after-school program for high school-aged girls through a women's nonprofit organization.
Erika Goonan- Registered Behavior Technician
Erika loves her co-workers and finds watching her clients learn something after countless hours of hard work to be very rewarding. Outside of work, Erika enjoys studying Tae Kwon Do and spending time with her family. Erika also has a pet snake named Lucifer.
Erin James- Behavioral Technician
Erin loves being able to make a positive impact she's making with each of the kids shes works with. She also loves to see their growth and progression and being able to see so many smiling faces everyday. In her spare time, Erin enjoys camping and fishing with her family.
Hannah Blake- Behavioral Technician
While working towards her Bachelors of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Portland State University, Hannah worked at Mt. Hood Camp Kiwanis for children and adults with disabilities for her senior capstone. Post graduation, Hannah wanted to continue to work with individuals with disabilities which is what brought her to Aim High! Hannah loves Aim High because of the collaborative and communal environment.
Harrison Hess- Behavioral Technician
Harrison likes working at Impact because he gets to be around such an awesome group of people every day. When he's not working, Harrison enjoys playing Pokemon videogames. Something cool about Harrison is that he used to dress up as the mascot, Buddy the Bulldog, when he attended University of Redlands.
David Gettel- Behavioral Technician
David appreciates how helpful the staff are here at Impact. He enjoyed working with people with disabilities when he lived in Michigan and wants to continue to do so as a career. David has also played semi pro soccer for a year when he lived back in Michigan!
Chantell Johnson - Behavioral Technician
Chantell likes to play volleyball, playing the piano and cooking. Chantell joined Impact to get hands on experience helping kids with autism. Chantell was drawn to ABA because she loves human behavior and loves kids! Chantell hopes to make a difference in their lives anyway possible.
Lauren Beane - Behavioral Technician
In Lauren’s free time, she enjoys photography, going on hikes, camping or just enjoying the outdoors. Lauren is also highly fascinated by the human brain, which is why she decided to work with people who have neurological disorders. Lauren discovered ABA when she moved to Portland after earning her bachelors in science. Lauren was drawn to Impact based on its multifaceted program and workplace support.
Paige Wagner - Behavioral Technician
Paige started at Aim High in the Summer of 2019. She moved to Oregon from New York where she was previously doing in-home ABA. Before that, she taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade at a residential, animal therapy based, school for children with social and emotional disorders. She received both her Bachelors Degrees in Childhood Education and Early Education, as well as both her Masters Degrees in Special Ed covering birth to 6th grade, from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh. In her free time, Paige enjoys hiking with her dog, Oakland, meditation/yoga, snowboarding, camping, and painting!
Mary Barber - Behavioral Technician
Mary recently graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelors in Human Sciences in Human Development and Family Studies. She has worked with children of all ages in diverse settings; from rural Alabama to the bustling streets of Kathmandu, Nepal. A few of her passions include: working with minority groups, psychology, poetry, traveling, and anything involving the great outdoors! Her favorite part about Aim High are the kids, of course! She says, “Each child has their own unique personality, and it makes going to “work” fun and enjoyable. There is never a dull moment at Aim High and I am overjoyed to be apart of this team!”
Vyktoria McFarland - Behavioral Technician
Tori's favorite part about Impact is the amazing group of staff and awesome kiddos, especially seeing the kids improve their skills every day. Tori's favorite place is the beach, she loves sea animals (especially turtles!), and just loves being outside in general.
Zach Hewson - Behavioral Technician
Zach graduated from Pacific University with a degree in Public Health. Zach joined Aim High in 2018 because he wanted to work with disadvantaged youths and help make a difference in their lives. He loves seeing how much the kids learn and improve after working with everyone here. In his free time Zach enjoys weightlifting, camping, and playing with his dog, Chewy! Zach is also a Certified Personal Trainer and uses his skills to help the kids exercise.
Mariah Boger - Behavioral Technician
Mariah joined Aim High in the Summer of 2019. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Development and Family Science from Purdue University and has been working as a math tutor for 7th and 8th graders with AmeriCorps just outside of NYC. She wanted to get a more hands on experience working with under-served youth and that’s what brought her to Aim High! She loves the staff environment and how much everyone truly cares about the kids. In her free time she likes being outside near water or inside binging TV. Fun fact: she’ s been to 10 countries outside the U.S!
Erin Stuhldreher - Behavioral Technician
Erin’s hobbies are weightlifting, coaching volleyball and reading crime books! Erin joined Impact because she loves working with children with special needs and wants to have a positive Impact on their lives and the lives of those around them. Erin was drawn to ABA because it’s teaching children with special needs functional skills to improve their overall quality of life.
Molly Penalver - Behavioral Technician
Molly graduated from George Fox University with a Bachelors in Social Work and is excited to work in a field where she is continually learning new skills while applying what she learned in school. She chose to work at Impact because of the awesome work everyone does in helping children and families through ABA. She loves the supportive staff environment, along with the opportunity to work one-on-one and in group settings with the kids. Molly enjoys running, swimming, hiking, and going to the beach!
Presley Kosmecki - Behavioral Technician
Presley joined Impact after receiving her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology at University of Oregon. She loves seeing the kids' hard work result in every day victories. In her free time, Presley can usually be found spending time with her family and boyfriend. She will always have plenty of photos of her two dachshunds, Koda and Frankie!