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Discover Opya

At Opya, we want all children with autism to grow to their fullest potential. We strive to help every child living with autism in our care achieve their best outcome by being a leading provider of early intervention autism therapy recognized for our high clinical quality and exceptional service delivery.

Our Story

Our founder, Jonathan Wright, grew up admiring his mother, an adolescent psychiatrist who devoted her entire life to the care of children with severe mental illnesses. After a career spanning more than 20 years in the healthcare and technology sectors, Jonathan realized that he too could make a difference. He answered the call by creating a better autism therapy option for young children and their parents. 

And so, Opya was born. The “Op” in Opya sounds like the “Op” in optimism and represents the company’s desire to bring hope to every family with a young child diagnosed with autism.

As a leader in early intervention behavioral therapy, we use proven therapy strategies combined with our proprietary connective technology to achieve the best outcomes, optimize communication, and ease the burden on parents and clinical teams.

Your Care Team

We are proud of our amazing clinical team of highly trained, compassionate BCBAs, RBTs, Speech Therapists, and Occupational Therapists that have dedicated their lives to helping children diagnosed with autism reach their full potential.

If you want to make a dramatic difference in the lives of children and their families, a career in at Opya may be your calling. Click here to learn more about open positions at Opya.

Opya Care Team

Executive Team

Our executive team is dedicated to building a company that helps as many children diagnosed with autism and their families as possible.

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Alden Romney
CEO 

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Keiko Ikeda
Chief Clinical Officer

Brad Kerstetter
CFO

Rhonda Marion

Chief People Officer

Vivian Creasy
COO

Leadership Team

Our leadership team is comprised of high integrity individuals who have dedicated their professional careers to supporting others and operate with a commitment to excellence and the best outcomes possible.

Acey Blanco

Director, Learning & Development

Diana Baekey

VP, Clinical Quality & Outcomes

Doug Sykes

Director, Clinical Experience

Christina Sanders

VP, ABA Clinical Operations

Lindsey Tapia

Clinical Director

Maddie Houghton

Clinical Director

Maria Pryputniewicz

Controller

Michael Farley

Director, Human Resources

Stephanie Ahn

Director, Strategic Operations