Meet Our Team

Natalie Cliften
M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Director

Natalie is the Co-Owner of Catalyst Behavior Solutions and is the Director over our ABA Programs. She has a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Endicott College and is currently certified as a BCBA. Before creating Catalyst, Natalie worked as a Support Coordinator and State Behaviorist for The Division of Services for People with Disabilities in Utah, and was also the Co-Founder of Apex Behavior Consulting.   Natalie has worked in numerous capacities in this field for the past 18 years, and specializes in working with adults and adolescents with autism.

Heather Blair
MS, CMHC

Director

Heather has a Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix and is currently pursuing her BCBA. Heather is licensed as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor and in addition to family and individual counseling, she works as a masters level behaviorist. Heather is the Director of Operations here at Catalyst, and also oversees our mental health and behavior consulting departments. She has over seven years of experience working with people with disabilities and specializes in problem behavior.

MEG WARD

Assistant Director of Catalyst Operations

Meg is currently pursuing her degree in Business Administration from Weber State University. Before joining the Catalyst team as an RBT and administrator, Meg had worked with children for almost 10 years as a general studies tutor, a small business manager, and volunteered in numerous leadership positions within peer support groups and other non-profit organizations. Meg is one of our most dedicated and knowledgeable employees and oversees all our HR, billing, contracting, authorizations, and marketing needs for Catalyst. If you're not sure who to talk to at Catalyst, go to Meg! She is extremely passionate about the field of ABA and mental health, and looks forward to future success and continued growth at Catalyst. 

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Bekka Doyle

M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Assistant Director of ABA Operations

Bekka graduated from Ball State with a Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She assists in managing the day to day operations of our ABA programs mainly handling scheduling, intakes, and authorizations. She has worked with children and individuals with disabilities for most of her life and is passionate about helping the children and families she works with to reach their full potential. Bekka specializes in working with individuals with severe behavior problems and adolescents and teens with autism.

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Brittany Carroll

Human Resources

Brittany is part of the Human Resources team at Catalyst Behavior Solutions and is involved in recruiting, new-hire intake, policies and procedures, employee benefits, and other administrative duties. As a prior small business owner, she understands the value of employee and client relations, and strives to develop and maintain strong relationships throughout the company and with client families. Brittany has obtained her Health and Life Insurance Licenses in the states of New Mexico and Utah, earned her bachelor’s degree at Southern New Hampshire University, and is working toward her M.Ed. at Weber State University. She is also a Registered Behavior Technician and delights in seeing positive changes take place in the lives of clients at Catalyst Behavior Solutions. 

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Brigitte Ferguson
M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Training and OBM Manager

Brigitte graduated from the University of Koblenz in Germany with a Master's degree in Education with specializations in Social Work and Early Childhood Education. Brigitte is a BCBA that brings extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of Organization Behavior Management (OBM) and has also created an in depth training for our Registered Behavior Technicians. She has several years of experience working with individuals of all ages and abilities, and has a strong background in Functional Assessment and behavior reduction.

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Jennifer BrighT
MS, ACMHC

Social Skills Manager

Jennifer graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of Phoenix. Jennifer is licensed as an Associate Clinical Mental Health Counselor, engaging in individual and family counseling. As the Social Skills Director, Jennifer helps write and create our social skills curriculum and oversees our social skills groups. Jennifer is also a Behavior Consultant and is working toward becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Danielle Merritt
M.Ed

ABA Supervisor

Danielle has completed a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, and a certification in Autism.  She will soon be sitting for the BCBA exam. She has extensive experience working with children within the school setting, as she was previously an elementary school teacher at a local charter school. She is extremely knowledgeable in the area of IEP and 504 plans for students with special needs, including autism, ADHD, and learning disabilities.  Danielle has many years of experience working with individuals with autism and enjoys seeing the significant changes that applied behavior analysis provides to the clients and families she serves.

Valerie Gunther

M.Ed, MHTD

Valerie Gunther is a Behavior Consultant & Behavior Analyst in Training while she works towards becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has a double Masters degree including a Masters in Education from Montana State University. Valerie provides behavior consultation under the DHS contract, serving System of Care and Foster Care families throughout Utah. Before joining Catalyst, Valerie worked in the field in various other states including Idaho, Washington, and Oregon. Valerie has worked with adults and children with disabilities for the past 14 years.

Meagan Mickelsen
MSW, M.Ed

Behavior Consultant

Meagan has graduate degrees in Social Work from Walla Walla University, along with a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Endicott College. Meagan works as a Masters level behaviorist and she is currently pursuing her BCBA. Meagan has over ten years of experience working with individuals with a wide variety disabilities, but specializes in those with severe behavior problems or mental illness.

Kenon Wakefield
MA

Behavior Consultant

Kenon graduated from Brigham Young University, with an undergraduate degree in Human Development.  She later completed a Masters Degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Phoenix.  Kenon worked as a youth counselor in the juvenile justice system for several years.  After taking a break to raise 5 children, Kenon started working as a behavior consultant three years ago and is currently pursuing her BCBA.  

Brittany Ovalle
LCSW

Mental Health Therapist

Brittany graduated from Utah State University with a dual bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Family and Human Development with an emphasis in Family and Community Services. She later attended the University of Utah, and earned a master’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Mental Health. Brittany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is a Mental Health Therapist at Catalyst Behavior Solutions.

Our RBT’s

Catalyst’s team of Registered Behavior Technicians are highly trained and certified in Applied Behavior Analysis. They provide behavioral interventions in home, community, and school settings and use ABA interventions to teach communication, social, and daily living skills and reduce problematic behaviors. Catalyst RBT’s receive extensive ongoing on-the-job training in the areas of data collection procedures, implementation of skill acquisition and behavior reduction interventions, and the principles and procedures of behavior analysis.

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207 E Gordon Ave Suite 4, Layton, Utah 84041

Phone number:  801-918-4710

Email: info@catalystbehavior.com