Creating the best results for every family!
Colleges: Western Washington University, Southern Illinois University Degrees: BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders, MS in Communication Disorders and Sciences Memberships: American Speech Language and Hearing Association
Acknowledgments: Contributor to the book, The Mislabeled Child by Brock Eide, M.D. and Fernette Eide, M.D.
- Management Development with RAC curriculum Executive Education in Leading Teams and Organizations, University of Notre Dame
- Executive Education in Leadership Skills, University of Notre Dame
- Certified in Level I of Pivotal Response Treatments
Dan is a Washington native. He grew up in the city of Marysville. He attended Western Washington University, earning his Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. He then attended Southern Illinois University (SIU), earning his Master of Science in Communication Disorders and Sciences. Dan has been studying and working in the field of Speech and Language Pathology since 2000. During his time at Southern Illinois, he helped create a rural outreach program for children with autism in collaboration with the Behavior Analysis and Treatment program. This program provided treatment, education and parent support. After graduating SIU he returned to Washington and worked in a variety of settings always maintaining a caseload of children with autism. Dan then began his own private practice, providing intervention in the home environment. During this time he was able to learn a significant amount about the needs of the children, and utilizing the experiences he had from his past, he had a vision to create a comprehensive facility that supported the needs of children with autism all in one place. By integrating providers, allowing them to team around treatment he felt that this would create the best outcomes and future for the children. Since opening ICAN Center for Autism in 2009, the facility has grown to include 7 different disciplines, 22 treatment providers and 12 plus programs. Dan and his wife Amy have four daughters, Bailey, Peyton, Madden and Britton. He loves spending time with his family, traveling, sports and being out on the water.
Vice President of Operations
“I love working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders because, it has been such a positive experience to see all the progress, growth and achievement that they make here at ICAN. I get to work with amazing people.”
Colleges: Bellevue College, Renton Technical College
Degrees/Certifications: Associates in Applied Sciences, CCS-P, MAA, CMBS
Shari’s past experience has been providing direct client service for the past several years with management, marketing and sales. The last few years Shari has been working in the health care industry. She is excited to be part of LCA and is always happy to assist families with any insurance inquiries. She is a native to the area, growing up in Newcastle Washington. Shari would not rather live anywhere else than the beautiful Puget Sound area. Her and her family love to get out in nature, kayak, and hike and spend time together.
M.Ed., BCBA, ABA Director
“I love working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders because every day is an opportunity to see growth. Some days that growth is achieved more easily than others, but when we get to see it, it is the most beautiful thing in the world.”
Colleges: University of Michigan, University of Washington Degrees: BA in Psychology, M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis Certifications/Credentials: BCBA #1-11-7992,
Certified as a teacher in Washington for Early Childhood Special Education Chelsea is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with individuals with special needs for 10 years. Her focus has primarily been working with children with autism and their families across settings. Chelsea is passionate about family collaboration, staff training, inclusive practices and of course, progress for the amazing children she gets to work with. Chelsea is originally from California and began working in the field of ABA while living there. Upon visiting Washington for the first time, she knew that this was where she wanted to settle. She graduated from the University of Washington with her Masters in Early Childhood Special Education in 2010. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, hiking, swimming and camping.
MS, OTR/L, Rehab Director
“I love working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders because every day brings new challenges but also new successes and causes for big celebrations! I am also passionate about family education and whole family involvement in intervention. “
Front Office Manager/Marketing
Front Office Coordinator
Patient Account Specialist
I love working with children with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders because I am a firm believer in “It takes a village to raise a child” The proverb which means that it takes an entire community to raise a child: A child has the best ability to become a healthy adult if the entire community takes an active role in contributing to the rearing of the child and I enjoy being able to do my small part.
Patient Account Representative
Patient Account Representative