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Firefly Autism House

Firefly, an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) facility, works 1-on-1 with children from 18 mos-21 yrs. ABA treatment is considered to be the "gold standard" of treating autism. We make it possible for children to make improvements that can be charted and proven not in years, but in weeks and months.

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Staff

Part Time Staff:
12
Full Time Staff:
97
Contract Staff:
2
Volunteers Annually:
24
Retention Rate:
70%

William Kirschner, Controller
Start Date: 2016

Mr. Kirschner leads and supervises the accounting department and is responsible for cash and banking management, accounting, payables, payroll, financial statements, coordination of financial audits and billing supervision. He holds a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Colorado. He has been with Firefly since August of 2016.

David Sevick, Vice Pres. - Marketing & Development
Start Date: 2016

Mr. Sevick oversees all of Firefly's fundraising, marketing, media, public relations, and communications efforts, as well as directing and overseeing all fundraising events. He has more than 25 years of experience in non-profit management and leadership, but his strong public speaking ability stems from having spent the first six years of his career as an on-air radio and television personality in his home state of Michigan. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Northern Michigan University, and attended graduate school at Michigan State.

Allison Moffett, Clinical Liaison
Start Date:

Clinical Liaison

Amanda Kelly, Director of Home Based Services
Start Date:

Dr. Amanda Kelly, BCBA-D, joined the organization from Ireland in January 2013. Amanda was promoted to Director of Home Based Services effective February 2015. In her role, she supervises the Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Behavior Technicians who work in the home and community with our clients and families. Amanda has been in the field of ABA, working primarily with children with autism, for 10 years. She completed her Undergraduate Degree in Psychology, and Masters and Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from the National University of Ireland in Maynooth. Her previous research efforts lie in the area of Relational Frame theory, encompassing Derived Relational Responding and the Implicit Relational Assessment Procedure. She has presented her work multiple times at national and international conferences, and has also published her research.

Miranda Foley, Center Clinical Director
Start Date:

Miranda Foley has worked at Firefly since 2014. She is the Center Clinical Director and is responsible for the Early Intervention, School-Age, and Transition programs. Prior to taking the position of Center Clinical Director, Miranda held the position of Firefly School-Age Program Coordinator. Miranda has a Masters Degree in Psychology and is a licensed teacher. Prior to Firefly, Miranda worked in various school districts in ABA program development and execution.

Ken Winn, Chief Clinical Officer
Start Date:

Ken Winn, BCBA is the first Chief Clinical Officer for Firefly Autism, joining the organization in August of 2014. He is responsible for overseeing the work of all our clinical staff in both Denver and Grand Junction. Mr. Winn brings more than 25 years' experience as a behavior consultant, working with children and adults with behavioral challenges and/or an autism diagnosis. He has held key positions in state government in Florida. He has been on the forefront in developing policies and regulations regarding the ethical and effective delivery of behavioral services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. In the brief time he has been in the West, he has assumed the role of chair for the 2016 Four Corners Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) conference, held next year in Denver.

Diane Osaki, Founder
Start Date:

Jesse Ogas , CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2015

Jesse Ogas, Executive Director (effective 7/1/2015).
Previously he served for three years at Firefly Autism as the VP of Social Responsibility and Development. Jesse's leadership over the years has dramatically increased significant relationships and support to the organization and was instrumental in recent state regulatory and policy changes positively impacting all families with autism in Colorado. Previous to serving with Firefly, Jesse was the Director of Community Relations for Denver Public Schools. He is a mayoral appointee to the Board of the Mental Health Center of Denver. Among his many board and committee member positions, he served as board chair for Escuela Tiateloco, was past co-chair of the Board of Latina Safehouse, and was a board member to The Arc of Aurora.

Boards

Board Type:
Local
Meetings per Year:
9
Term Length:
3
Term Limit:
3
Total # of Board Members:
Clients on Board:
Yes
# of Client Board Members:

Board Demographics:

Female:
4
Male:
9
Transgender Female:
0
Transgender Male:
0
Gender Other:
0

Black or African American:
1
Asian:
0
White:
10
Hispanic or Latino:
2
Multiracial:
0
American Indian or Alaska Native:
0
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander:
0
Other Ethnicities:
0

Average Number of Years Current Board Members Have Served on Board

Attendance Percentage for Board Meetings

75%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute Dollars

100%

Percentage of Board Members that Contribute In-Kind

46%

Percentage of Board Members that have Completeted the Colorado Secretary of State's Nonprofit Board Member Course:

0%

Nonprofit completed the Colorado Nonprofit Association's Excellence in Principles & Practices Recognition Program?

No

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Strategic Planning

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