Jennifer Lanham, President and Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Jennifer Lanham is the President and Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Bridges Autism Therapies. She is creating high-quality, comprehensive ABA (Applied Behavior Analysist) treatment centers for children and adolescents with Autism and other related disorders. Knowing that Autism has touched 1:68 children, Jennifer has turned her passion for service into treating persons and families impacted by Autism and mentoring staff to ensure top-level training and outcomes.
Katie Steinkamp is a BCBA for Bridges Autism Therapies. Katie was born and raised in Evansville, IN and recently moved back to the area. She graduated from Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2014. Upon graduating, Katie moved to Aurora, IL, were she started her career in ABA working as Registered Behavior Technician with children with autism. In 2016, Katie graduated with her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis from Aurora University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). After becoming certified, Katie moved to Indianapolis where she worked with both children and teens with autism. Katie has always known she wanted to work with children. Her passion for children with autism started when a family member was diagnosed and has increased with each child she has worked with. Each day brings a new challenge and a different success and Katie loves what she does and feels so privileged to be able to help so many individuals.
Ali Anderson has been working in the field of ABA since 2003 and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since May 2010. She began her journey as a behavior technician in a home program while earning her undergraduate degree, during which she developed a great passion for delivering behavior analytic services. In 2007, she began working as a behavior technician for an Indianapolis based ABA provider offering center-based services. In 2008, she began providing behavior consultation services at the same facility to clients as a Program Coordinator while working on requirements to become a BCBA. A few years later, as a BCBA, Ali began specializing in staff training and performance management, taking responsibility for tasks such as modifying company-wide performance standards and monitoring systems for behavior technicians, developing needed content for Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) training, providing and overseeing supervision to BCBA candidates, and supporting and facilitating the continued professional growth of certified BCBAs and BCaBAs on staff. Most recently, she has spent the last two years providing remote supervision to BCBA candidates for a large ABA provider based in Michigan before joining the Bridges Autism Therapies team in November 2018.
She received her Bachelors in Psychology from Butler University in 2005 and her Masters in School Psychology from Ball State University in 2006. She completed her behavior analytic coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Hoosier Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) and a certified Instructor for Professional Crisis Management. Outside of work, Ali loves to spend time with her husband and two dogs, run half marathons, cheer for Butler basketball, and take trips to Disney World!
Daryl Thompson, Intake and Marketing Coordinator
A native of south central Indiana, Daryl relocated to Indianapolis to begin a banking career spanning over 20 years. As Vice-President of corporate banking, training and development for Indiana and Kentucky, he gained regional recognition for team building, relationship management and compliance. Daryl’s career changeover to Bridges of Indiana began in Employment Services. Working in concert with Vocational Rehabilitation, Daryl secured employment for individuals with disabilities. Today, Daryl and the Intake team are passionate about determining needs, expectations and goals of consumers we serve. Moreover, he enjoys developing relationships with business partners and engaging in community events expanding Bridges of Indiana’s mission.
Meet Tabitha Tison, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA) and an ABA Therapist for Bridges Autism Therapies in Evansville. Tabitha was born and raised in Evansville. She is a proud Aunt, enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her animals. Tabitha holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services with a minor in Gerontology from University of Southern Indiana. Tabitha became a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant after graduating from USI’s OTA Program in 2014. She loves utilizing her skills as an occupational therapy practitioner and ABA therapist to serve children and their families impacted by Autism.
Please meet Jaysa Wilson, ABA Therapist. Jaysa was born and raised in Terre Haute and she attends Saint Mary of the Woods online Human Services Bachelor program with minors in Psychology and Equine Assisted Therapy. Upon completion of her Bachelor’s degree, Jaysa plans to transfer to Ball State to pursue a Masters in ABA, emphasizing Autism.
Samantha Woods is an ABA therapist for Bridges Autism Therapies and is studying to take her RBT exam. Samantha was born and raised in Chicago and recently moved to Evansville. She attends Illinois State University and is studying psychology with a focus in pediatrics. She loves her cat Periwinkle and playing guitar and bass in her free time. Samantha has a deep passion for working with children and families touched by Autism and is proud to be a part of the Bridges Autism Therapy team.
Trina Stocks is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) with Bridges Autism Therapies. A Kentucky girl at heart, Trina moved to the Evansville, Indiana area from Owensboro, Ky 5 years ago. Trina has a Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University with a focus of Social and Behavior Studies. Trina is currently enrolled in graduate school pursuing a Master’s degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis at Ball State University, with a completion date of May 2019, upon completing Trina will test to become a licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). In her spare time she enjoys spending her time with her husband and 5 dogs. Her passion for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services stems from seeing the progress made from the individuals that she is privileged to work with.
Peggy is so excited about becoming part of the BAT team. She is a mother of three, her son who is 17 is on the Autism Spectrum. So, being apart of the BAT team is extra special to her and she loves the work we are doing here. Her son was diagnosed when he was 4 and she wishes that they would of had this wonderful resource at that time in their lives. She is looking forward to getting to know all the kids and their families and hopes that she can be helpful to any one who comes through our doors.
Chelsea was born and raised in Evansville. She started working in ABA at the beginning of February 2018 and it swallowed her heart whole from the beginning. She is currently pursuing her bachelors in Psychology at USI, and hopes to further her career in ABA.
Justin was born on Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama and moved to Vincennes IN when he was young. He is an avid rugby Union and Brazilian jiu-jitsu fan. This spring he will be returning to school to finish his bachelor’s degree in special education. He then plans to attend graduate school for ABA. His interest in working in the special needs field stems from growing up with a cousin who has Autism. He started working with the population while in high school and became an RBT in September 2018.
Where Our Story Begins
Our family owned and operated agency was born out of a mother’s love for her son, and over the past 15 years has transformed into a national company serving people with disabilities as well as the aging population across the United States.
By experiencing and fundamentally understanding the hurdles those in the disability community face each day, Bridges will always keep our focus on you, the families and individuals we support. Our service delivery model reflects our passion, understanding and experience.
Bridges of Indiana promises to provide the quality services that our founder, Peggy Burlison, would want provided to her son.
Bridges’ CEO, Jonathan Burlison, continues to carry out his mother’s vision of a world where people with disabilities have the same rights, respect, and opportunities as everyone else. Our Indiana agency values changes and advancements in technology and utilizes them to better the way in which we provide services to the people we support. We recognize the importance of working hard to gain your trust and build the reputation of a quality provider of services to people with disabilities. We vow to always provide the individualized supports required to individuals and families in Indiana. We are honored and privileged to be a reliable and invaluable resource for those we serve.
Our Mission and Values
Bridges’ Mission is to provide the services necessary to allow individuals with disabilities, with the support of their families and friends, to live, learn and work where they choose within the community.
We believe all people with disabilities have the right to choose where and with whom they live and work. We have a strong commitment to the rights, dignity and freedom that people with disabilities share with everyone. We believe people with disabilities, with the support of their families, can have the expectation of a full life as participating members of their community.