The Cogwheel Clinic Team

Meet our team of providers

daniela ferdico, PsyD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Founder

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

Jayden hails from Monroe, Washington and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. He enjoys psychological testing and hopes to continue his education in a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Jayden loves reading, gaming, and playing tennis in his free time.

Jayden Goodwin



Karli Silverman, Lead BCBA, LBA

Behavior Analyst

Jamie is a board certified and licensed OT who earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Portland State University and received her Master of Science in OT at San Jose State University. She chose to become an OT because she is passionate about promoting health and well-being in children and adults with special needs. Besides practicing OT, she also loves coaching adaptive swimming, gymnastics, and yoga.

Jamie Frank, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

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

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

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


Hannah Grady, RBT/CBT

Senior RBT

Katarina Meinzinger, RBT/CBT


Nicholas Lindberg, RBT/CBT


Katherine Call


Kaitlyn Drafton, RBT/CBT


Justin Lippard

Patient Coordinator

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


Isabel is a web developer and UX designer. She has dedicated her professional life to the creation of educational technology for children within the spectrum. She has a M.Ed. in Special Education, and is studying Human Center Design Engineering at University of Washington. Her goal is to create innovative solutions tailored to the needs of children with ASD and other developmental disabilities, to help them reach their full potential and have access to better opportunities.

Isabel Chacon

UX Design/Development

Aparna is a Certified Professional Biller from AAPC. She completed her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and has 15 years of experience in Revenue Cycle Management Domain. For the last 3 years I am specializing in ABA billing services, and also has worked in all aspects of ABA back-office support and HIPAA requirements. Her passion is a great team to meet children's ABA needs.

Aparna Suresh, CPB

Billing Manager