Who We Are

About Us

For ABA therapy progress and results start at the Epicenter.

We use a collaborative, individualized approach with Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy for individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

​Epicenter ABA believes that all children deserve to reach their full potential and succeed as contributing members of society. We are passionate about creating evidence based, individualized programs that incorporate your family values.

We provide in-home, clinic, school, and community based services. Included in our dedication to providing the highest quality service is ongoing staff training to ensure they are up to date with the most effective interventions for your child. We are committed to collaboration with outside professionals and parents to not only teach generalization, but also provide tools and programs to make your child most successful in all environments.

Our mission is to provide intense ABA therapy so that your child can decrease difficult behaviors that block learning, while teaching new skills in order to build and encourage independence.

Meet The ABA Therapy Team

The Epicenter Team Members are well educated, continually learning, passionate, dedicated, and compassionate to your child’s needs.

We pride ourselves on going above and beyond your wants and needs for your child, and exceeding your expectations.

Meet Our Founders

Welcome to our Epicenter ABA family!

We are a family-owned business, have a genuine passion for this community and compassion for the children and families that we partner with. We are thrilled to be celebrating 4 years of best-in-class Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy in the Greater Cleveland area.

Our mission is simple: provide individualized treatment that allows every child to reach their maximum potential and independence. 

We look forward to working with you, supporting you, and being your partner on this journey,

Marnie & Mark

Meet Our Leadership Team

Mara ‘Marnie’ Katz, MA
Founder & Director of Operations
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Mark Shankman
Founder & Director of Marketing & Sales
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Stephanie Dixon, M.S.
Clinical Director, BCBA, COBA
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Meet Our Cleveland East Team

Nicole Hajma
M.Ed.Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Early Intervention Specialist
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Samantha Platko
M.S. Board Certified Behavior Analyst, BCBA, COBA
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Dan Bartell
QBS & RBT Trainer | Registered Behavior Technician III
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Jorge Santana
Registered Behavior Technician | Practicum Fellowship
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Marissa Taylor
Case Manager & Registered Behavior Technician III | Practicum Fellow
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Mikaiah Truitt
Registered Behavior Technician II
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Tariel Ashie
Client Service Coordinator | Registered Behavior Technician
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Zack Metz
Registered Behavior Technician II
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Meet Our Cleveland West Team

MA, BCBA | Board Certified Behavior Analyst
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M.Ed, BCBA EIS | Board Certified Behavior Analyst | Intervention Specialist
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Aolani Cavida
Registered Behavior Technician
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Caryle Nelson
Behavior Technician
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Gina Bowser
Registered Behavior Technician
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Mikaiah Truitt
Registered Behavior Technician II
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A Day in the Life

Copy of Alyssa Jansen

Epicenter has been the most supportive team that I have worked for. I highly recommend considering joining the team at Epicenter if you are interested in the field of ABA!

- Alyssa Yesenko Jansen, Epicenter ABA Staff

Join Our ABA Therapy Team

This job is hard work, but you get to change a child’s life and future. You teach children life long skills to be independent in their family unit and community. You can teach a nonverbal child to communicate with the world!  Every day matters to the kiddos you service!