Meet Our Leadership Team

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Shaya Bates - Chief Executive Officer / Founder

Shaya is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and co-owner of Link to Learn.  She founded Link to Learn with a mission to provide a network of support for children with unique learning needs and their families.  She began working in the field of ABA in 2007.  She holds a Master's degree in Special Education with a concentration in Autism. Shaya takes pride in her attention to detail and making Link to Learn a stand-out company with a positive culture! 

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Kari ShewardChief Operating Officer / Co-owner

Kari is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and co-owner of Link to Learn.  She is passionate about the field of Behavior Analysis and believes in a fun collaborative approach to services.  She holds a Master's degree in Psychology and has vast experience in mental health services.  Kari enjoys working with families and learners across various stages of life.  Kari is active in the Autism community and brings great energy to our team!

Behavior Analysts

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Kimberly George

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Tia Jaenicke

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Gina Nicolini

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Olivia Miller

Learning Specialists / Team Leads

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Shelley Hall

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Bailie Dillingham