About Us

Founder & Executive Director

Jennifer Kaut-Hines M.Ed., BCBA

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Jennifer received her Master’s degree from Texas State University with a concentration in Autism and Emotional Disturbance. She has been in the field of Developmental Disorders for 25 years treating all ages, and founded Inspire in 2008.

She conducts Individual Educational Evaluations (IEE) for school districts, provides expert court testimony, Ad Litem services and treatment for teens and adults with severe challenging behaviors. Jennifer’s expertise and interests are in Autism Spectrum Disorder, AD/HD, Global Developmental Disorders, Self Injurious Behavior and Severe Anxiety Disorders, establishing new residential and crisis intervention options for those with Autism or IDD.

Clinical Director & Co-Owner

Tarsah Dale M.Ed., BCBA

Tarsah DaleBoard Certified Behavior Analyst

Originally from Oregon, Tarsah lived throughout the country until ultimately settling in Austin, Texas. She has her B.A. from Wesleyan University (Middletown, Connecticut) and received her Master’s Degree in Special Education at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. She has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities, (children and adults) since 2002, and began working at Inspire Behavior Therapy in 2010. Additionally, Tarsah has worked in a variety of settings, including clinical, in-home, classroom, and residential facilities. She specializes in challenging behavior, social skills groups, AD/HD, and severe disabilities.

In 2014, Tarsah decided to act on her passion and commitment to Inspire by partnering with Jennifer to become Co-Owner. Her goal is to help slowly expand the services and programs offered, while maintaining the exceptional quality for which Inspire is known.

Administrative Staff

Joyce Dale

Joyce Dale 2016 picOffice Manager

Joyce spent several years providing part-time billing services for Inspire remotely from Oregon until the Fall of 2015. At that point, she and her husband relocated to Texas, after being talked into moving and providing full-time support by her daughter, Tarsah.

Joyce has previously worked in banking, as well as property and restaurant management. As she settles into her new home and state, she hopes to acclimate to a new gardening season (one of her favorite pastimes!) and continue exploring the local parks and hiking trails as well.

Behavioral Staff

Jeannie Aguilar, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Jeannie picBoard Certified Behavior Analyst

Dr. Aguilar has experience working with individuals with disabilities from early childhood through adulthood. She completed her education at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned a BA with Honors in Psychology, an M.Ed in Special Education with a dual specialization in Early Childhood Intervention and Autism and Developmental Disabilities. She completed her Ph.D. in Special Education in 2013. She has over 12 years experience working with individuals with disabilities and received her BCBA in 2007. She continues to work with individuals of all ages, teach adjunct courses in Special Education, and supervise students working towards their BCBA certification.

Pamela White, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Pamela WhiteBoard Certified Behavior Analyst

Dr. Pamela White is well into her second decade working with individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, and other differences. She earned her B.A. in Psychology at Brandeis University and completed her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Autism and Developmental Disabilities at The University of Texas at Austin. From residential schools to educational technology, Pamela has used Applied Behavior Analysis across places, people, and a diversity of behaviors. She also has published research in several peer-reviewed journals. She and Dr. Aguilar (another of the Inspire team) have a recent article published in the Journal of Behavioral Education. Additionally, Pamela has been a guest lecturer at colleges across the country. Outside of the disabilities arena, Pamela might be found playing disc golf or board games, or cheering her Buffalo Bills during football season.

 Dana Dawson M.Ed., BCBA

Dana DawsonBoard Certified Behavior Analyst

Dana received her B.A. in psychology from Texas Tech University and her M.Ed., with a concentration in Autism/ABA from Texas State University. She has been supporting individuals with special needs since 2002 in a variety of capacities including direct care, administrator, supervisor and therapist. Dana is experienced working with children, adolescents and adults with various intellectual and developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injury, mental health issues, and severe challenging behavior. She provides services within various settings, including residential facilities, family homes, and consulting/coaching within schools.

Erica Harren M.S., BCBA

Dana DawsonBoard Certified Behavior Analyst

Erica has a bachelor of applied science degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Duluth, and received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University. Erica has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with various intellectual and developmental disabilities and has worked in school settings, in-home, and in the community. Some areas of interest to Erica are the assessment and treatment of challenging behavior and acquisition of language and social skills. Erica is passionate about using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis to help those she works with live their best lives. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, outdoor activities, and spending time with her family and friends.