David Barton, MA., BCBA, Clinical Director Adolescent Program
David Barton is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with individuals with disabilities since 2010. David graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with his bachelor’s degree and from the University of Denver wuth a Master’s Degree in Education. David was previously the Center Clinical Director in charge of the Early Childhood Program, the School-age Program and the Young Adult Program for a large center in Denver, CO. David is passionate about working with individuals to taylor fit a behavioral program that will not only teach functional skills but replace problem behaviors. David has presented behavior analytic research at numerous conferences around the country on topics such as Differential Reinforcement Procedures, Demand Fading, Decreasing Prompt Dependency, Choosing Alternative Methods of Communication, and Functional Social Skills Programming. David was also a High School Social Studies Teacher and Pole Vault Coach before changing paths towards behavior analysis. In his free time, David loves running, woodworking, terrible puns, training his pet parrot “Pavlov” and spending his time with his family.
Case Manager/Behavior Technician, Jennifer Whorl
Jennifer was born in Germany and raised in Illinois, following early high school graduation she moved to Michigan in 2009. She then went on to pursue her bachelors degree in Special Education from Central Michigan University. She graduated in 2014 with her bachelors in education and decided to take a different route. She then began working at an ABA clinic in Ann Arbor. She joined CBF in July of 2016. She is currently pursuing her masters degree from Ball State University where she is to complete in May of 2017 and will go on to sit for the BCBA exam in August. She is really excited to continue her career and education in something she is SO passionate about. All of her life she knew she wanted to work with individuals on the spectrum, and in her spare time she volunteers with the Autism Alliance of Michigan, tutors individuals on the spectrum and is studying for her boards exam! When she has extra time she loves traveling, spending time with her family and being outdoors!
Case Manager/Behavior Technician, Kadejah “DJ” Batey
Kadejah was born in Detroit but moved to Inkster, MI where she went to high school. In December 2015 she graduated from Eastern Michigan University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Social Work. She always knew she wanted to help every type of individual and especially had a passion with working with youth and adolescents. After school she found herself at a center for rehabilitation for individuals with traumatic brain individuals. There she knew she wanted to continue assisting individuals with special needs and disabilities. She learned a lot at the center about taking care of people with disabilities and searched for something where she could help individuals and happily discovered CBF. Kadejah enjoys spending time with family and friends and cooking.
Case Manager/Behavior Technician, Heather Shafley
Heather grew up in a small town called Grass Lake, just outside of Jackson MI, where she currently is raising her two children. Heather has always had a passion for children, but her passion to teach children and teens on the Autistic Spectrum came when her son was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Heather taught preschool for a number of years in a classroom that consisted mostly of special needs children. She ran a summer camp program for children on the Spectrum, and worked in the homes with children and teens on the spectrum doing ABA therapy. Heather obtained her degree in Human Services from Baker College of Jackson in 2011. In her spare time, she enjoys watching her daughter compete in gymnastics, and playing video games with her son. She loves riding horseback, dirt bikes, and enjoys long walks in the county. She is very excited to be a part of Creating Brighter Futures adolescent program and hopes that her 14 years of personal and professional experience will help make a difference, not only with the children, but also with the families.
Case Manager/Behavior Technician, Janna Chairet
Janna joined the CBF team in August. She is originally from the Pacific Northwest where she earned a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Northwest University. After teaching 5th grade for a couple of years she then spent several years providing adult foster care. Janna often spends her free time milking cows on the family dairy farm or playing with her dogs.