Team

Our team at Bertling ABA is the heart and soul of our company. Comprised of dedicated and experienced professionals, we bring a wealth of knowledge and a passion for positive change to every client we serve. Our team includes board-certified behavior analysts (BCBAs), skilled behavior therapists, and caring support staff who collaborate seamlessly to provide top-notch ABA services. We pride ourselves on our commitment to ongoing professional development, staying at the forefront of the latest ABA research and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients. Each member of our team shares a deep sense of empathy and a genuine desire to make a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Together, we work tirelessly to create personalized, evidence-based interventions that empower individuals and their families to thrive and achieve their goals. When you choose Bertling ABA, you’re not just choosing a service provider – you’re choosing a team of dedicated professionals who are ready to support you every step of the way.

Meet our Founder

Myra Bertling, MA, BCBA, founder and owner, has been working with children with special needs and their families for 20 years. She started her career off as a developmental therapist in Early Intervention. Working in Early Intervention, she was exposed to many children with Autism and had the opportunity to work collaboratively with their BCBAs. She grew to love the ABA methodologies and decided to obtain her Masters in ABA and become a BCBA herself. Because of Myra’s passion for helping children with special needs, Bertling ABA, Inc. will remain small by design.

Myra Bertling, MA, BCBA
Nina Swistara

Nina Swistara

Human Resources Generalist

Nina graduated from Lewis University in Romeoville in 2023 majoring in Business Administration. She enjoys volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank and the 3:11 Project with her family.

Trista Kotek

Trista Kotek

Board Certified Behavior Analyst / Supervision Coordinator

Trista has been working as a BCBA for 9 years. She completed my undergrad studies at North Central College and her Masters degree at Nova Southeastern University.

Brendan Lawler

Brendan Lawler

Board Certified Behavior Analyst / IT Manager

Brendan completed his Master’s in Special Education from George Mason University with a certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2021. He started at Bertling ABA as a Behavior Technician while working towards his BCBA.

Casey Trasatti

Casey Trasatti

Board Certified Behavior Analyst / Early Learner Program Coordinator

Casey completed her Masters in Behavior Analysis and Therapy at Southern Illinois University in 2017. She has been in the field of ABA for almost 10 years. Casey started her journey working with children with disabilities when she was 16 (21 years ago), tutoring children with ADHD. Since then, she has had the privilege to work with individuals on the Autism spectrum, ADHD, ODD, CD, among others. She has experience with learners 2 years- senior. She has worked in home, clinics, and group homes. She prefers the home setting, and having a connection with the learner and their family.

Amy Kruchten

Amy Kruchten

Senior Registered Behavior Technician

Amy served in the United States Navy and studied Education at JJC.

Ash Fedanzo

Ash Fedanzo

Clinical Trainee/Registered Behavior Technician

Ash holds two undergraduate degrees in both Communicative Disorders and Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services and Disabilities from Northern Illinois University and a Masters degree in Special Education with an Emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Arizona State University.

Cyndy Wollenweber

Cyndy Wollenweber

Clinical Trainee/Level 1 Registered Behavior Technician

Cynthia is currently in grad school working on her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and therapy. She also has a degree in Recreation Therapy and is a CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist).

Nina Nielsen

Nina Nielsen

Level 2 Registered Behavior Technician / BCaBA

Nina received her Masters in Education and Education Specialist degrees from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I completed classes at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale to get my BCaBA certification.

Osvaldo Ochoa

Osvaldo Ochoa

Level 2 Registered Behavior Technician

He has experience working in home and in school based settings. He has been working in healthcare for 4 years.

Angelica Calascibetta

Angelica Calascibetta

Level 1 Registered Behavior Technician

Angelica graduated from Elmhurst University in 2016 with a BS. She is currently in school pursuing her Master’s Degree in Behavior Analysis with a projected graduation date in September 2023.

Tana Carson

Tana Carson

Level 1 Registered Behavior Technician

Tana currently volunteers helping an 86 yr old man assisting him with household chores, making/driving him to all medical appointments, and providing him with companionship. She also volunteered for a few years with Secret Santa DuPage County providing Christmas (all the way down to stockings and cookies for Santa) for underprivileged families.

Mary Kragel

Mary Kragel

Level 1 Registered Behavior Technician

Mary has a Bachelors in Special Education. She has specialized foster care for 19 years leading to the adoption of 3 boys on the spectrum.

Alexa Ronzio

Alexa Ronzio

Level 1 Registered Behavior Technician

Alexa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology Degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has also obtained a Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Certification from the QPR Institute.

Charlotte Vicente-Brandon

Charlotte Vicente-Brandon

Level 1 Registered Behavior Technician

Charlotte is pursuing dual certification with 2nd being a BCBA candidate. Her first certification is a licensed Physical Therapist. She obtained her bachelors degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences and a master’s degree in Psychology with ABA concentration at Eastern Kentucky University.

Aleena Cyriac

Aleena Cyriac

Level 1 Registered Behavior Technician

Aleena graduated from University of Illinois of Chicago with a Bachelors Degree in Neuroscience.

Jessica Ahon-Sanchez

Jessica Ahon-Sanchez

Level 1 Registered Behavior Technician

Jessica received her BA in Kinesiology from UIC and my MA in Biomedical Sciences from Roosevelt. She has a background in healthcare and hold a current BLS certification. In her free time, she volunteers at a free clinic in Chicago as a Spanish-English interpreter.

Tina Pembroke

Tina Pembroke

Behavior Technician

Tina graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelors of Science in Therapeutic Recreation. She has worked with individuals with special needs for over 20 years. Currently, she also works for Easterseals serving Chicagoland and Rockford as an Employment Partnership Coordinator working with students ages 16-22.