Meet Our Staff
Jan Seager, BCBA, LLP
Jan Seager is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Limited Licensed Psychologist. She has a bachelor’s degree in biopsychology & cognitive science from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Northeastern University. Jan trained at the New England Center for Children in Boston, Massachusetts, where she completed her thesis on teaching generative play behavior to children with autism. Jan has held positions at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, and Hope Network Rehabilitation Program, Grand Rapids. In 2013, she co-founded Behavior Solutions, providing therapeutic services to children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and individuals with brain injuries. Jan is passionate about her work and loves collaborating with families and treatment teams. Jan has been working with individuals with special needs since 2001.
Kathy Prieur, BCBA
Kathy Prieur is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University. Kathy has nine years of teaching experience, including six years working for Grand Rapids Pubic Schools Ken-O-Sha Program. She has taught in Ghana and has organized several fundraisers to gather supplies to transport to Africa. Kathy’s energetic, passionate, and fun-loving personality bring a lot of smiles to Behavior Solutions’ team. Kathy enjoys collaborating with families, schools and Behavior Solutions staff to create comprehensive plans for children with Autism. She became the ABA Program Director in September 2015.
Chris Seager has master’s degrees in materials engineering and flight test engineering from Purdue University and the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, respectively. Prior to co-founding Behavior Solutions in 2013, Chris served as an operational and test pilot for the United States Air Force. He flew the A-10, F-16 and T-38 aircraft during his service with the Air Force. As chief A-10 developmental test pilot, Chris had the unique opportunity to fly the first ever jet aircraft powered exclusively by bio fuel. Chris’ leadership and management experience gained as an Air Force officer serves him well as the administrator for Behavior Solutions.
Hannah Britton has a bachelor’s degree in communicative sciences and disorders along with a minor in early childhood education from Saint Mary’s College. She plans to continue her education, specializing in speech and swallowing studies in hopes to help give children a voice of their own. Hannah also spends time as a Behavioral Health Technician working with children with various disorders and disabilities. She brings lots of creative thinking and passion to each home. Hannah joined the Behavior Solutions team March 2018.
Lucas Cardosa is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in recreational therapy at Grand Valley State University. He has previous experience working as a residential care provider for children with maladaptive behavior. Lucas’ calming influence has been instrumental in helping children process their emotions to achieve developmental gains. Lucas is a reliable, fun-loving, and active tutor who handles difficult situations calmly and professionally. Lucas joined the Behavior Solutions team in November 2013.
Elizabeth Decot graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Aquinas College in 2015 and participated in important research on Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) training for autistic children as a research assistant at Western Michigan University. Elizabeth has been a vital member of the Behavior Solutions team since joining in October of 2016. She brings a dedicated, engaging and energetic attitude toward every child she works with. Elizabeth plans to further her endeavors of supporting children in need by returning to school to obtain her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology.
Tori Glass has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Central Michigan University and is currently working on her master’s degree in counseling education at Western Michigan University. Tori has extensive experience working with various populations of youth, including children with autism. Tori has also served as an AmeriCorps member where she worked with foster care youth and other various youth populations in the Grand Rapids community. Tori loves to make a positive impact in every family and child she works with. She brings an outgoing, warm and compassionate approach to her tutoring.
Kaitlynd Hamstra has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Valley State University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in school psychology at Grand Valley State University. Kaitlynd is also completing coursework to obtain her certification as a behavior analyst. Kaitlynd has experience tutoring children with autism in home and clinical settings. Kaitlynd is a problem-solver who communicates effectively with families and team members. Her friendly, out-going, and creative personality brings warmth to the children she treats. She joined Behavior Solutions in October 2015.
Ian Hoefelmeyer has a bachelor’s degree in history from Saginaw Valley State University. He plans to pursue his master’s degree in applied behavior analysis in the fall of 2018. Ian has a variety of experience working with individuals with special needs. He worked in a community living support program while attending college and has been working with kids on the autism spectrum since 2009. Ian brings a creative and energetic approach to each therapy session and is quick problem solver. Ian joined Behavior Solutions team in September 2016.
Jenna Jordan has a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University with majors in both human biology and psychology. Jenna aspires to attend graduate school to earn her certification as a behavior analyst. Jenna has 4 years of experience working with patients with traumatic brain injuries. She also volunteers for Puzzle Partners, an organization offering autism support in Kent County, Michigan. Jenna is an enthusiastic, imaginative, and dedicated tutor. She is quick to problem-solve concerns with parents and think creatively to promote learning. She joined Behavior Solutions in June 2015.
Kali LaHaie has a bachelor’s degree in music from Grace Bible College. Kali aspires to continue combining her gifts of teaching music and providing ABA therapy to help people in need. She recently traveled to Tanzania, Africa where she taught piano and music theory. Kali is a kind, intelligent, reliable tutor. Children light up when she arrives at their homes. Kali joined Behavior Solutions in September 2013.
Elizabeth Likhnovskyy has a bachelor’s degree in recreation parks and leisure services administration (concentration in therapeutic recreation) from Central Michigan University. She also has an associate’s degree in American Sign Language interpretation from Lansing Community College. Elizabeth works in education as an American Sign Language interpreter, in neuro-rehabilitation as a certified therapeutic recreation specialist, and has been providing ABA therapy with the Behavior Solutions team since April 2017. Elizabeth’s expertise in American Sign Language has been a valuable resource to many families. Her warm and knowledgeable personality is highly regarded.
Amber Lowery has a master’s degree in social work from Western Michigan University. She is a licensed social worker and certified brain injury specialist. Amber enjoys running as a hobby and has completed three half marathons and one full marathon. Amber is hard-working, outgoing, and encouraging. She establishes wonderful rapport with each child. She has worked with Behavior Solutions since July 2015.
Stephanie Nalepa has a bachelor’s degree, in education and english from Grand Valley State University. She also obtained her michigan elementary teaching certificate with a language arts endorsement. Stephanie has over ten years of experience working with children, particularly those with emotional and cognitive impairments. She previously worked as a preschool teacher, and also as a behavior interventionist in an Early Childhood Special Education Center. Her fun and friendly personality allows her to develop authentic relationships with both her clients and their families. Stephanie also plans to attend graduate school in the future to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Amy Poole has a bachelor’s degree in public & nonprofit administration and sociology from Grand Valley State University. She has over ten years of experience working with children with special needs and their families in a variety of settings. Amy is a kind, patient, and encouraging tutor. She works creatively with each child and is quick to problem-solve any concerns. She joined Behavior Solutions in September 2015.
Megan Wierenga has a bachelors’s degree in psychology from Hope College. She is passionate about her work with children and participated in a mission trip to Uganda, Africa in 2014. Megan aspires to work as a child life specialist and to provide services to children in the hospital setting. Megan is an engaging, creative, and warm tutor. She joined Behavior Solutions’ team in August 2017.