Helena Huckabee, PhD, BCBA-D
Licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst
President of Emerge
Dr. Huckabee is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her bachelor’s degree in Geological Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston. Dr. Huckabee completed her Internship at Baylor College of Medicine with Post Doctoral Fellowships at DePelchin Children’s Center and JFK Partners at the University of Colorado. Her clinical experiences include working with autism, borderline personality disorder, head injury, AD/HD, developmental disabilities, adoption, anxiety, and mood disorders. Dr. Huckabee’s research studies have involved understanding intelligence and language skills in children with autism, the role of serotonin in mood disorders, self-injurious behaviors, brain anoxia, and treatment outcome in autism. Dr. Huckabee has previously held administrative leadership positions at five clinics for autism. With compassion and competence. she provides counseling for individuals and couples as well as leads parent groups in the community. Dr. Huckabee is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Colorado Psychological Association and the Association for Behavior Analysis. Dr. Huckabee and her husband serve the community in many ways. Together they are parents of their son with autism and their daughter adopted from China.
Tasha Jamroz, MA, BCBA
Vice President Director of Business Development
Tasha Jamroz is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and serves as Vice President of Emerge. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Saint Louis University and her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado Denver. Tasha has been with Emerge since its inception in 2005 and has worked in the field of treating autism spectrum disorder since 2003. Her clinical experiences include working with individuals of all ages affected by autism, anxiety, mood challenges, AD/HD, and developmental disability. She has significant expertise successfully working with individuals who have autism as well as comorbid conditions such as anxiety, mood disorder, or medical complexity. Throughout her career, Tasha has supervised and mentored many clinicians in the field of ABA and sought to develop training and supervision systems that sustain Emerge’s reputation for high-quality clinical services. She is also passionate about developing business practices that sustain ethical and effective multidisciplinary care for all. When she is not at Emerge, Tasha and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time taking in Colorado’s beautiful landscape with their two sons.
Suzanne Purcell, MS, BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Suzanne is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Assistant Director of ABA Services at Emerge. In 2006 she received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Rollins College in Florida and her master’s degree in Counseling and Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis at Nova Southeastern University in 2013. She discovered her passion for working with children and families affected by autism during her senior internship at a center-based ABA program. Since that time, she has been working with children, teenagers, and adults on the autism spectrum in a variety of settings. Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as hiking in the beautiful Colorado mountains.
Jaclyn Hamlin, BCBA
Originally from New York State, Jackie received her Bachelor’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Russell Sage College in Troy, NY where she concentrated in Dance/Movement Therapy. She found her passion in 2006 when she began working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Jackie has worked with this population in a wide variety of roles including school paraprofessional, respite care provider, in-home habilitation worker, Medicaid service coordinator, and creative arts instructor. She has experience working with people with disabilities throughout the lifespan. Prior to joining the Emerge team in 2014, Jackie provided ABA-based services in Colorado Springs. She is currently completing her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Autism through Ball State University (Muncie, IN), and is a student member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Jackie is pursuing certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Kendall is a Behavior Specialist at Emerge. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Nevada, Reno where she began providing services in the home, clinic, classroom, and research settings. Kendall has been a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) since 2016. She has experience in providing clinical services directly with clients and families in a variety of settings. She is passionate in the areas of teaching and strengthening social skills, parent training, and application of organizational behavior management. Kendall is currently completing her master’s degree in Professional Behavior Analysis with Florida Institute of Technology, and plans to pursue certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Hannah Nurnberger, BCBA
Hannah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Case Supervisor. Though originally from the state of Wyoming, Hannah obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Northwestern University-Saint Paul in 2012 and her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from Ball State University in 2016. Hannah has practiced in the field of Psychology for over a decade and has specifically served children with ASD since 2014. She has experience in implementing treatment in an ABA clinic setting, developing individual treatment goals for clients, providing parent training, and conducting social/academic/structured play groups in a variety of settings. In her free time, Hannah enjoys creating music with her guitar, going for walks with her dog, dreaming of Europe travels/the creation of a tiny home, and spending time with her husband. She greatly looks forward to working with you!
Madison is originally from Central Texas and has always been passionate about helping people with disabilities to achieve their best. She is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Denver. After taking an intensive course on Autism, Madison became increasingly enthusiastic to get involved in related clinical work. After her expected graduation in June 2019, Madison plans to pursue a doctorate in psychology in order to further her ability to help individuals in a clinical setting. Before joining Emerge, Madison worked as a teacher at an early learning center. In her free time, Madison enjoys reading, doing puzzles, and spending time with loved ones.
Amelia is a Behavior Specialist at Emerge. In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Amelia has been working with individuals with autism since 2014, and has previous ABA experience across clinical, school, home, and community settings. Recently, she completed classes for the BCaBA through Florida Institute of Technology and will start graduate school at the University of Northern Colorado (Extended Campus) for a Special Education Master of Arts- Intervention Specialist: Applied Behavior Analysis Program in January 2019. Outside of work, Amelia enjoys hiking and camping in the Colorado mountains and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers.