Who are the Elevaters?

Cori Gushikuma (she/her), BCBA, LBA

Hi! I'm Cori. I'm a BCBA for Elevate with a will to help and serve others. I've practiced in clinics, schools, and in the home. I moved to Washington from warm and sunny Hawaii, hoping to bring the sun shine with me. Although I haven't managed to do that, seeing my kiddos shine with confidence and happiness is all the warmth my heart needs. In my free time I'm a foodie and bottom shelf wine connoisseur who likes to travel, do arts and crafts, and snuggle with my puppers, Momo.

Neill Dorn (he/him), BCBA, LBA
Owner

Neill began working with children with Autism in home-based programs in 1998.  His graduate training took place at the New England Center for Children and Northeastern University in Boston from 2000-2003 when he earned his Master's of Applied Behavior Analysis and BCBA. Since then, Neill has served as a supervising behavior analyst for early intervention, school and home programs, residential programs, and state institutions. Neill has written and taught coursework, and supervised dozens of BCBAs through Northeastern University, the University of Massachusetts and the University of Washington. While working for the University of Massachusetts, Neill co-wrote and secured a NIMH-funded grant to develop a novel method of computer-aided Momentary Time Sample data collection. Presently, Neill serves as a consultant to families with children with Autism. Neill lives in Bellingham, WA where he enjoys hiking, boating and spending time with his children and his dogs. 

Anthony Kidd (he/him), CBT

Hello! My name is Anthony Kidd and I'm a behavior therapist for Elevate. I have been with Elevate since 2019, and have experience in working with kids on the autism spectrum dating back to 2012. I'm passionate about building a positive relationship with clients and their families, as well as work in a fun and safe environment daily. On my free time I like to workout, play basketball, fish, read, and online shop (clothes/shoes). I'm excited about the upcoming school year and the progress each client within Elevate will receive both academically and socially.  

Katie Weisend, BCBA, LBA (she/her)

Val Grasso (she/her)

CBT

Hi! My name is Valeria and I’ve been working with kids for the last 5 years in many different types of school settings. I love getting the opportunity to create a safe space for kids as they are growing into who they want to be, and being a support through that process. In my free time I enjoy hiking, spending time with friends/family, and traveling to new places!  

Audra Hitz (she/her)

Chief of Operations

Leiah Andres, LABA (she/they)

Hi, my name is Leiah! I have been in the field for 7 years and I’m working towards becoming a BCBA. I’ve worked with children and adults in community, school, home, and clinical settings. I like to spend my free time outdoors and with my family.

Megan Cox, BCBA, LBA (she/her)

Jill Schwartz, BCBA, LBA (she/her)

Ryan Foucht, (he/him)

Site Director

Ashleigh Nero, BCBA, LBA 

Katie Cole, BCBA, LBA 

Preston King, CBT (he/him)

Hi there! I’m Preston and I’ve been working with kids for 10 years. I’ve worked in a variety of settings and it brings me joy to see the kids have fun and be themselves. I love spending time with my own little ones, hiking, and playing guitar when I am not working.  

Adrian Heap, CBT (he/him)

Hello! I’m Adrian and I’ve been working with kids for 4 years as a music teacher and behavioral therapist. I’ve worked in the school, clinic, and community settings. I enjoy helping clients achieve anything they put their mind to.

Davis Harris, CBT (they/them)

Hello! I’ve been working in ABA for 3 years and am currently enrolled at Seattle University while I work to get my masters in psychology. When I’m not working or reading textbooks, I am playing guitar or going on hikes. 

Megan Brown, CBT (she/her)

Hi there! My name is Megan and I have been working with kids for the last 4 years in both school and clinic settings. I am currently in graduate school to be a School Psychologist, and when I have free time I love creating art and traveling to new places.

Aisha Mohamed, CBT (she/her)

Hi there! My name is Aisha and I’ve been in the field for 3 years now. I’ve worked in school and clinic settings. In my free time I enjoy traveling to different countries and immersing myself in different cultures.   

Austin Donnell, CBT 

Manuel Gomez (he/she/they)

Marygrace Watson, CBT 

Stephanie Rochefort, CBT (she/her)

Sarah Little, CBT (she/her)

Pets of Elevate!