Meet the Officers


Ali Baucom, BCBA

Ali is a certified special educator and behavior analyst with over 10 years of experience providing behavior analytic services to individuals of all ages and abilities. She has taught and trained in inclusive preschools, treated problem behavior in children and adults, taught special education in public schools, and managed ABA therapy programs in homes, clinics, and non-profits. In 2013, she established her private practice exclusively offering parent and professional training programs based on the principles of applied Behavior analysis (ABA).

Vice President

Jenna Taylor, BCBA

Jenna Taylor is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and received her Masters in Autism and ABA from Texas State University, and a B.A. in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She has over 8 years of experience teaching and providing services to individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities as an ABA provider and classroom special education teacher. Jenna has a passion for working with transition aged students and adults. In November 2019, Jenna got 501(c)3 approval for her non-profit, Independent Identity.


Ben Seifert, BCBA

Ben received his B.A. in Psychology from Purdue University in 2008 and his M.A. in ABA from Ball State University in 2010. Ben received his BCBA certification in 2011. He has been an instructor for the ABA program at Ball State University and is currently working on his doctorate in Special Education at Ball State University. Ben has been working in the field of ABA since 2003 under the supervision of Dr. Carl Sundberg, Dr. Patrick McGreevy, Dr. Mark Sundberg, Dr. John Esch, Dr. Barbera Esch, and Dr. Peter Gerhardt. He has experience working with all ages in home programs, schools, and center-based therapy. Ben joined the CTAC team in 2014 and is currently the Supervisor of the Bridges Program.


Ellen Carter, BCBA

Stay tuned for Ellen's bio!

Event Coordinator

Jenny Saavedra, BCBA

Since 2001, Jenny has been using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to teach children and young adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in home, school, and community settings. Jenny has been an in-home therapist for families with responsibilities from curriculum development to treatment management and school consultations, a special education teacher for children with autism, and has worked as an autism specialist in a local school district. As a consulting behavior analyst, Jenny specializes in teaching children with autism and other developmental disabilities beginning communication to conversation and social language skills; pre-academic and academic skills; and social skills. She also enjoys teaching others about effective teaching procedures, the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, and program development and management. Jenny is able to teach others through workshops for educators and parents and as an Academic Associate at Arizona State University.