The Cogwheel Clinic Team

Meet our team of providers

Claire believes the work she does at Cogwheel with clients helps foster inclusion in their communities, and emboldens families to become advocates and agents of change in their children's lives. In her spare time, Claire enjoys cooking, music, and playing outside in the beautiful Pacific NW. Claire has worked in Early Childhood Special Education for the last 10 years, and holds a Master’s in Education from the University of Washington.

CLAIRE SHERMAN, M.ED, BCBA, LBA

Behavior Analyst



Joana started her ABA journey in 2014 primarily working in the community, schools and client's homes using Precision Teaching and NET. She graduated from Seattle University with her Bachelor's in Psychology and English. Currently in pursuit of her Master's in ABA from Northeastern University, Joana enjoys spending her spare time reading, playing games, and hanging out with family and friends.

Joana Bednar, LABA

Lead RBT

I have been working with children with special needs since 2011. I have provided in-home services, worked at a public elementary school and within a clinic environment. Outside of work I enjoy being outdoors and crafting. I moved from California to Washington in 2017.

DANIELLE ARELLANO, MA, LABA

Educational Director

Karli SILVERMAN, Lead BCBA, LBA

Behavior Analyst

Hannah Grady, RBT/CBT

Senior RBT

Nicholas Lindberg, RBT/CBT

RBT

Katarina Meinzinger, RBT/CBT

RBT

Kaitlyn Drafton, RBT/CBT

RBT

Surbhi holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from GND University, India. Her experience prior to RBT at Cogwheel includes working as a Mental Health Counselor for 9 years with children. She dealt with various emotional, behavioural, and cognitive difficulties in children. She enjoys in her spare time painting, listening to music, and spending time with family.

Surbhi Nandan, RBT/CBT

RBT

Katherine Call

RBT

Kelsey has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for four years as a Certified Behavior Therapist. She received her Master’s at Arizona State University and her degree in early childhood education from Warner Pacific University. She enjoys watching children progress throughout their education and helping them with their academic and emotional growth.

Kelsey Bates, RBT/CBT

RBT