In 2008, Lani left a 15 year career in logistics and technology related companies, and in 2009 he co-founded Trumpet Behavioral Health, a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis and related services to individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Since that time, Lani has been active in the ABA provider community, advocating for access to services and developing and sharing organizational and clinical standards. Lani was a founding board member and the first treasurer of The Council for Autism Service Providers (CASP), a nonprofit association focused on cultivating, sharing, and advocating for provider best practices in autism services. Lani has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Georgetown University and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Paula Kenyon is a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has been working in the field of Behavior Analysis since 1996. She currently serves as guest reviewer for a variety of peer-reviewed research journals, including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, and Psychological Records. Her own research can be found in a multitude of peer reviewed journals including the European Journal of Behavior Analysis and Nature. Dr. Braga Kenyon’s research interests include stimulus control and discrimination learning. In addition, Dr. Braga Kenyon serves as adjunct faculty at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. With more than 20 years of professional experience, she has held various leadership positions in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis across the United States and Brazil. Dr. Braga Kenyon has led clinical teams in non-public school settings, served as the director for residential and severe behavior programs, and was responsible for the oversight of clinical teams across several states providing services thru health care funding.
Matt has dedicated his professional career to developing innovative programs for individuals with disabilities. He has worked as a special education teacher, behavior analyst and administrator. He is also a speaker and consultant working at the local, national and international level. McAlear’s major professional interest centers on the therapeutic and educational needs of young children with autism spectrum disorders. He is dedicated to providing empirically based interventions at what he sees as a critical juncture in a child’s life.
“One of the few things everyone in the disability community agrees on is the value of early intervention — the earlier the better,” McAlear says. “Early and intensive intervention can have a profound impact on the quality of life for both children at risk and their families.”
McAlear holds a bachelor’s of social work from Marist College, a master’s of special education from San Francisco State University and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. McAlear lives in Oakland with his wife, daughter, son and their dog.
Anne has conducted a successful career as an energetic, disciplined visionary. As the Chief Financial Officer, she has been a significant contributor to the innovative growth and success of many organizations, from a healthcare organization to internet start-up companies to multi-billion dollar investment companies.
A CPA and sought after speaker, Anne is excited to be leading the finance and administrative functions at KOI, while working closely with Matt and their team to support the organization’s growth. “Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to work with people that are the best in their field, driven to succeed and know how to have fun. Being a part of KOI is all of those things and more!”
Anne holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Boston University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She resides in Oakland with her husband and two children and is very active in volunteering for local causes in her community.
Dr. Coby Lund received his BA degree from the University of Nebraska, his MS degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University, and his PhD in Cognitive Behavioral Science from Florida State University in 2000. That year, Dr. Lund, along with his wife, Dr. Janet Lund, founded Integrated Behavioral Solutions, which provides ABA services for individuals with developmental disabilities, particularly children with autism.
Dr. Lund is a founder and the past CEO of DataFinch Technologies, an ABA data collection software company. He is a past president of the Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Janet Lund received her MS degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University in 1995 and her PhD in Cognitive Behavioral Science from Florida State University in 1999. She and her husband, Dr. Coby Lund, founded Integrated Behavioral Solutions, a clinical practice in Atlanta, GA in 2000 which provides ABA services for individuals with developmental disabilities. She is a Founder of DataFinch Technologies, an ABA data collection software company. She is a past president of the Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis. Janet’s interests also include Organizational Behavior Management and she worked as a Senior Consultant with Aubrey Daniels International from 1999-2016.
Janet is passionate about the power of ABA to improve the lives of not only the clients she works with but also the colleagues and friends she works alongside.
Craig Mercer joins Kadiant as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Kadiant, Craig spent 13 years at McKesson Corporation, a Fortune 10 healthcare services company, in various finance roles within corporate and business unit operations, including investors relations, FP&A, M&A, controllership, and financial reporting. During his time at McKesson, he gained experience working with clinic-based operations when he supported a $2+ billion acquisition, integration, and operation of US Oncology, a Houston-based oncology practices business with operations across the United States.
Craig began his career as an auditor at accounting firms Coopers & Lybrand LLC and PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, before he moved into controller positions at two technology companies followed by a financial reporting role at private mortgage insurer, PMI Group, Inc. He received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley and is a certified public accountant (inactive).
Sheila received her BA in Anthropology from Princeton and her MBA in Finance and Marketing Strategy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Now a seasoned marketing executive, Sheila got her start in developing a brand when she founded Cruz Blanca Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to building schools and hospitals near her hometown in Mexico.
Sheila also gained experience in strategic marketing, business development, and leadership at McKinsey & Company, One Medical Group, and most recently, Visa, before joining the Kadiant family.
Tammi has over 15 years’ experience in designing, building and managing compliance strategies, initiatives, programs and audit plans in health care. At Kaiser, she designed and co-led the national compliance function for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan (KFHP) with 8 regions in 8 states and DC. Tammi directed numerous insurance and provider compliance audits in leading the KFHP regulatory compliance internal audit team in addition to building and leading the reimbursement compliance function covering billing and risk adjustment, coding, medical record documentation.
Her healthcare experience has also reached the autism and respite services industry, where she customized privacy compliance program for an company in Southern California.
Tammi earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration and a MPA from The University of Texas at Austin.
Dr. Guiou currently holds certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral level (BCBA-D) and is both a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA) in the state of Ohio. Her passion for providing high-quality and meaningful treatment over the last 25 years continues today, and joining Kadiant allows her to extend that passion to a larger pool of clinicians and families. Her diverse experience includes assessment and treatment of individuals with ASD and their families, both individually and within groups; those treatment settings have ranged from in-home to schools to a community-based outpatient hospital setting and her clients have ranged in age from two to 26.
She held multiple Board positions for the Ohio Association of Behavior Analysts (OHABA), including that of President. Dr. Guiou is also a longtime member of the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA), Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA), and American Psychological Association (APA).
In her spare time, Dr. Guiou enjoys spending time with her husband, teenage children, and their two dogs. They root for the Bruins, Buckeyes, Huskies, and the Packers and love to travel when time and opportunity permit.
Mr. Sjoerdsma brings more than 25 years of experience in human resources to his position at Kadiant. Prior to his current role, Sjoerdsma served as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Second Genome where FORTUNE and Great Place to Work were honored as one of the 2019 Top 10 Best Workplaces in Biopharma. He also served as Vice President of global human resources for Genencor at all stages of its growth – from start-up to publicly traded to its acquisition by DuPont BioSciences. While at Genencor, he developed a corporate culture that led to the company’s recognition as a “Great Place to Work” in four countries, including awards as the #1 company by FORTUNE. Sjoerdsma earned his master’s degree in business administration from Nova Southeastern University and his bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Cornell College. Sjoerdsma holds an executive certificate in strategy and organization from Stanford University.
Mark has held a variety of executive leadership positions in healthcare services companies since 1997. He most recently served as President of Capitol Dental Care, the largest provider of oral healthcare services in Oregon. While at Capitol, Mark focused on reaching underserved and disadvantaged populations, including serving on the board of Exceptional Needs Dental Services, a non-profit organization that provides care to disabled and elderly individuals. Prior to Capitol Dental, Mark was CEO of Cancer Care International (CCI), a provider of cancer solutions to developing countries, and was President, Operations of Vantage Oncology, the second largest independent owner and operator of cancer centers in the United States. Previously, Mark held executive positions with DaVita, a leading dialysis provider. Mark is an outdoor enthusiast, received his undergraduate degree in economics from UC Santa Barbara and holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.