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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 

Alden is an accomplished healthcare leader with close to 20 years of experience in executive and CEO roles of businesses with $5M to $500M in revenue. Prior to Opya, Alden was the CEO of Pacific Fertility Center, where he and his team helped thousands of people achieve their dreams of having a family. Today, Alden is intent on transforming early intervention autism care with Opya’s unique approach of tech-enabled, multi-disciplinary therapy for children newly diagnosed with autism. Alden joined Opya in 2019 and is leveraging his passion and leadership to help as many children and families as possible. When he’s not leading his team at Opya, Alden can be found surfing the Pacific coast.

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Keiko Ikeda
Chief Clinical Officer

Keiko Ikeda is Opya's Chief Clinical Officer, she has over 25 years of healthcare experience, initially as a speech and language pathologist providing direct care services for pediatric populations, and now as Chief Clinical Officer for Opya. Her passion for improving the lives of clients and families led her to take on leadership roles such as the Associate Director of Therapies at Easter Seals Bay Area, where she supported a team helping hundreds of kids with autism.

Keiko joined Opya in 2016 and leads the company’s clinical operations, and she believes that the power of a multi-disciplinary approach to early intervention leads to better outcomes. When she’s not guiding our amazing clinical team, Keiko can be found off-road camping in Death Valley.

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Brad Kertetter

Brad Kerstetter
CFO

Brad has over 30 years of experience as a controller, finance manager, and CFO, and prior to Opya held financial leadership roles at the autism-focused organizations Center for Social Dynamics and Easter Seals Bay Area, where he helped support the growth and stability of the businesses. With extensive experience in finance and accounting, Brad is a strategic partner to both the operations and clinical teams. Brad joined Opya in 2021 because he’s passionate about making a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with autism. When he’s not managing the books, Brad can be found road biking the Tri-Valley area.

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Vivian Creasy

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.

Stephanie Ahn

Director, Strategic Operations

Acey Blanco

Director, Learning & Development

Michael Farley
Director, Human Resources

Maddie Houghton
Clinical Director

Maria Pryputniewicz
Controller

Christina Sanders

VP, ABA Clinical Operations

Doug Sykes

Director, Client Experience

Lindsey Tapia

Clinical Director