My name is Maggie Miller, I have one year of experience as an RBT, but am new to the SpectrumCare team as of August 2022. I fell in love with ABA because I have seen how it can change lives. Helping a child grow through all the changes life may bring is one of the best feelings you can have. When I’m not working with our sweet kiddos, I am coaching Middle School girl’s basketball. I’m so excited to work with such an amazing team and have the opportunity to help change lives!
Tanya • Operations Manager
Miranda • RBT
Jessica • MS,
My name is Kathryn Brown but please call me Kat! I am an RBT here at Spectrum Care. I started as an intern May 2022 completely new to the world of ABA and quickly fell in love. Being able to see clients progress and building bonds with clients and their families feels amazing. I am incredibly lucky to have an amazing team by my side and am excited to see myself grow and what the future holds for me.
Jordan • RBT
Hi all! My name is Priscilla Severance. I am from Columbus, OH and recently moved to Portsmouth! I received my Exercise Science undergrad degree from Otterbein University in 2021. While in undergrad, I played all 4 years for the Otterbein Women’s Soccer team. I then became the graduate assistant for the Otterbein team. I received my Healthcare Administration graduate degree in 2023. Despite my degrees, I have a true passion for working with those diagnosed with autism and I am so excited to start this new adventure with SpectrumCare!
Rachel • Clinical Director
BCBA, M. Ed, COBA, COTA
Kat • RBT
Sarah • RBT
Shania • M. Ed., RBT
Our company's founder, Leah Ann Joyce, has more than 20 years of experience working with and designing supports for children with developmental disabilities. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), with a Masters degree in Education with a focus in the foundations of ABA from the University of Cincinnati, with additional graduate level coursework from the University of Massachusetts and Tiffin University in Educational Leadership and Behavior Intervention and Autism.
Leah Ann and her husband Dan-COTA/L, are co-owners of SpectrumCare, as well as, parents of an adult son with ASD.
My Name is Jordan Stone. I have been an RBT at SpectrumCare since May of 2022. I have also been a one-on-one at Vern Riffe School since then. I love working with my one-on-one. It gives me a sense of accomplishment when I watch his growth in accomplishing his goals and improving his skills. I have just started at SpectrumCare and I can't wait to begin working with everyone. I'm excited to be able to work with the kids and watch their progress and grow. I have always loved talking and being around kids that are on the spectrum. They amaze me with how they see the world and each other. They bring so much laughter and silliness that we sometimes need to be reminded how beautiful the world and everyone who live on it truly are.
Hi my name is Miranda Dunn. I am aspiring to be a child clinical psychologist. I am excited for this journey as a registered behavioral technician. I want to specialize in autism, and this job fits my interest. I can’t wait to meet your children and make a difference in their life. I know they will make a difference in mine, thank you!
My name is Shania Smith! I am currently a Registered Behavior Technician and Case Manager at SpectrumCare. I am also working towards my M.ED in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Cincinnati. I have been with SpectrumCare as an employee since January 2020, but I completed an internship in the Fall of 2019. I absolutely love this job, all my kids, and their families! My favorite thing about this job is when it clicks with a client! When all our hard work pays off and they learn a new skill! Seeing the happiness that it brings the families gives me so much joy! I am so thankful for SpectrumCare and all the opportunities I have been given.
Priscilla • BT
SpectrumCare's Clinical Director is Rachel Rawlings. She is multi-talented, holding many roles within our team and has been with SpectrumCare since 2018.
Rachel is involved in all facets of managing our ABA clinical teams in the field and in the clinic. Rachel is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a valued asset of the core team! Within the occupational therapy team, she holds the role of occupational therapy assistant as well.
My name is Molly McCullough, I am a Case Manager and RBT at SpectrumCare! I started working at SpectrumCare in June of 2021. I have always been passionate about helping people and ever since I started here it really has confirmed I am in the right field of work, I love seeing progress with each of my clients. I am a recent grad of the University of Cincinnati achieving my M.ED, I completed undergrad at Morehead State University. I am honored to be part of the SpectrumCare team and cannot wait to see what my future holds for me.
Hello, I’m Jess! I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and I earned my masters degree in psychology with a specialization in ABA in 2021. I have been working in the field of behavioral health since 2017, but I have over 25 years of experience working with people of all ages and stages. I love working with children and working alongside their team to see new skills become learned skills. And of course, I enjoy celebrating a child’s progress with them and their families! I am excited to work with the team here at SpectrumCare and I look forward to the possibilities ahead.
Leah Ann • Owner, BCBA,
M. Ed., COBA
Maggie • RBT
Hello I’m Sarah Ginn! I am a mom of a toddler with ASD and beginning my own journey of becoming a RBT with SpectrumCare. I look forward to working with the kids and families to achieve their goals and hopefully one day their dreams!
I’m also looking forward to growing with our team and our families and very excited to help make progress!
SpectrumCare's Operations Manager is Tanya Benbow. She has been with us since 2018. She is the voice of our office as the intake coordinator and handles getting new clients into our services. Tanya worked as an RBT for a year prior to taking on the administrative roles at SpectrumCare. She has worked in many office roles in many industries over the years but says this about us, "The services our team provides to our community are meaningful and it feeds my soul to be part of such an impactful team. Making a lifelong positive influence in any individual’s life has always made my heart full. I am grateful to have the opportunity to work in a field that truly makes a difference to the community it serves. The people you will encounter on our team are by far and large some of the best humans I know."
Hello! I’m Bradie Chapman and I have been at Spectrum Care since July of 2020. I have found this position to be so rewarding in many ways. I love helping the kids to learn skills that will help them throughout their lives and seeing how appreciative the parents and family members are to see the growth in their child. I enjoy working with the kids and seeing that “aha moment” when a trial that we have been working on for a while comes to them and then they surge forward another step in their journey.
I have a Master’s in Education and taught in the university setting for 13 years before coming to Spectrum Care. I am also a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH, Intl.) and have been active in the field since 2003. I have taught many participants both in and out of the saddle about horses and how they can have an effect on their lives, physically, mentally, and emotionally. I have enjoyed working with children and adults with various therapeutic needs.
Bradie • RBT
Molly • M. Ed,