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Rebecca Urbano Powell, M.A., BCBA

Executive Director

Rebecca has been working in our field of ABA since 2001 in clinic, community, home and school settings. From 2005-2014 she helped start and grow the ABA program at Tustin Unified School District in Orange County, CA to 80+ staff and 120+ students. In 2022, Rebecca was elected Treasurer on the COABA (Colorado Association for Behavior Analysis) Executive Board.  She is a member of the team which helped draft the bill for Medically Necessary Treatment in Schools and successfully helped lobby for its passage. She is on the Public Policy Committee advocating for Medicaid provision enhancement and assists on the Professional Development Committee with the goal of providing educational webinars to Colorado clinicians for improving the quality of services in the state.


Rebecca was appointed to the Advisory Board for Therapy Brands with the intent to improve ABA practice management and data collection systems to meet the needs of ABA clinicians.  She co-chairs a Special Interest Group for the Council of Autism Service Providers for Therapy Brands users to gather data on what providers need from their software platform.  She is passionate about representing providers across the U.S. as one universal voice. 

She has co-authored and led teacher/staff trainings in ABA, behavior management, and inclusive schooling for district employees and BCBA level clinicians.  Rebecca brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to her role and seeks out others who are eager to collaborate.  In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, and cooking.

Brad Powell, PMP

Chief Operating Officer

Brad has been working in Finance and IT for 18+ years.  In 2007 he transitioned from delivering financial solutions for Merrill Lynch customers to delivering software solutions for Salesforce customers.  At Salesforce, he was accountable for the success of a $30M+ professional services organization, which included customers like United Healthcare, Children's Hospitals, UCHealth, Centene, Magellan Health, UCLA Health, Piedmont, CommonSpirit Health, SCL Health & Intermountain Healthcare.  He was responsible for guiding customers through assessing their business domain areas and prioritizing resources that would focus on large impact projects, delivering increased value for healthcare providers operating on Salesforce.  In 2004, Brad obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems from the Ivy College of Business at Iowa State University.  He earned his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification in 2010.  He is 3x Salesforce certified; Administrator, Sales Cloud Consultant, Service Cloud Consultant, and the recipient of the West Super-Region Inukshuk Award (2012) and Salesforce Services Project Team of the Year Award (2014) for leading teams of 10+ Salesforce Consultants on customer engagements.  Brad continues to advocate for organizations focused on building Enterprise Cloud Products around the People & Processes.  When he is not focused on work, he enjoys hiking, traveling and woodworking.

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Emily Vick, M.Ed, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Emily received her Master’s Degree in Special Education in 2009 from Appalachian State University in North Carolina. She taught in the South Carolina Public School System for six years in a variety of settings working with elementary school-aged children. Her interest in the field of ABA developed as a teacher when she saw firsthand how ABA changed the life of one of her students. Soon after, she enrolled in her BCBA Coursework and Supervision Experience.  Over the past several years, she has gained experience working in the clinic and home settings and she also had the pleasure of developing programming and working at an ABA Summer Camp. She looks forward to continuing to grow in the field and learning from all the families and clients she works with. In her free time, she enjoys watching home improvement shows, hanging out with her cat, shopping, and exploring all the great outdoor adventures in Colorado with her husband.

David Hughes, M.S., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

David has worked with children, adolescents, and adults with developmental, intellectual, and emotional disabilities for over a decade. He has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2010 and earned a Master’s degree in ABA in 2016 from St. Cloud State University. David has a passion for blending the extensive science of human behavior with each individual’s unique profile to help bring the joys of growth and independence to all of his clients. In his free time David enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family, traveling to new places, and reading.

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Meaghan Dugger, M.S., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Meaghan started her career with an undergraduate in Rehabilitation and Human Services from Penn State University, where she developed a passion for working with special needs individuals. Following graduation Meaghan began her first job in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in 2015 as a Behavior Therapist. Meaghan immediately knew that this was the type of career she wanted to be involved in after observing first-hand the impact and potential ABA provided for her clients, while also having fun! Meaghan graduated with her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2019 from the Sage Colleges. After passing her board certification she moved back home to Colorado where she joined Seven Dimensions Behavioral Health. Meaghan has experience working in homes, schools, and clinics with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In her free time Meaghan enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and hanging out with her rescue dog and her fiancé.

Jenell Schnabel, M.A., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Consultant

Jenell started in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in August 2004 after completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology. In the Spring of 2017, Jenell completed her master’s degree program at Ball State University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in November 2017. Jenell has worked in a variety of settings with individuals aged 2-23 in California, then in Colorado, where she currently resides with her husband and two dogs. When not working, you will find Jenell most likely traveling to a Disney Theme Park with her husband or best friend. Jenell absolutely loves working in the field of ABA and being able to see the progress in the individuals she works with on a daily basis.

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Madison Balue, M.Ed, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Madison’s passion for people with disabilities started when she was young and continued to build through her time in college. She graduated from Colorado State University with a Master’s in education and began teaching in a special education classroom. She has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis alongside teaching for the past 5 years. Madison continued her education in ABA at the University of Colorado where she pursued her BCBA. Madison believes in creating an environment that is fun, inclusive, and focused on reaching individual goals and potential. In her free time Madison enjoys rafting, reading, traveling to adventurous places with her family, and being outside.

Dr. Jeff Kupfer, Ph.D, BCBA-D

Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctorate

Jeff Kupfer received his doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Florida, specializing in the experimental analysis of behavior. He has conducted research in animal models of complex learning and psychopathology, as well as research examining environmental influences on bipedal travel in persons with visual loss. Jeff is a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts, Colorado, and Nebraska, a doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and a lecturer at the University of Colorado-Denver. He was the first president of the Four Corners Association for Behavior Analysis and is a Founder and Trustee for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies.  Jeff has been practicing behavior analysis since 1984 specializing in the treatment of severe behavioral disorders in persons with brain injury, developmental disabilities, mental illness, and other neurological disorders. He has published in the areas of behavior analysis, pharmacology, and visual impairments, and has served as a guest reviewer and guest editor for professional journals including The Behavior Analyst, Perspectives on Behavior Science and Brain Injury.  His research interests include delay discounting and impulsivity in persons with brain injury. Jeff enjoys hiking, training for triathlons, and walking with his two dogs.

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Christina Ferris, M.A., BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Ever since she was old enough to work, Christina has pursued jobs working with children and has since developed a passion for working with children and adolescents with special needs. Christina received her undergraduate in Psychology from Appalachian State University in 2015. After graduation, she worked as a mental health technician in residential facilities, then found a smaller company in Charlotte, North Carolina where she pursued her career in Applied Behavior Analysis. She started as a Registered Behavior Technician in 2016, earned a Master's degree from Ball State University, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2019. Seeking a change in scenery and a desire to be close to the Rocky Mountains, Christina then moved to Colorado in the summer of 2021. 
During her time as an RBT and BCBA, Christina has had the privilege of working with clients and families long-term and seeing significant progress first-hand as a result of staff dedication, family participation and satisfaction, and creating a reinforcing environment for clients. She has had experience working with clients of different ages and diagnoses, and has worked in a variety of settings including clinics, homes, and schools. Christina has a passion for teaching others socially significant and essential skills which will allow her clients to reach their full potential. In her free time, Christina enjoys running and training for races, hiking and exploring new trails in Colorado, playing with her puppy and two cats, and spending time with her partner.

Shaina Tonge, M.Ed, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

A profession in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) seemed almost destined for Shaina. From a young age, Shaina’s interests were piqued in learning about the human mind and how it translated into behavior. Peeking at her mother's college psychology textbooks and observing people and their interactions with the world around them, her interest continued to be cultivated. This led to Shaina pursuing her own undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley.


After graduation, Shaina began her journey into the field of ABA, which combined her interest and experience working with kids, teens, and young adults, as a Behavior Technician. In this role, she found her inspiration to learn more and make a positive difference, leading her to obtain a Master's in Education, with a focus on ABA curriculum and instruction from Arizona State University. Years of experience and the support of mentors and peers led her to ultimately become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2017. All these years later, she is just as motivated to learn, grow her skills, and ensure she is following the best evidence-based and ethical practices. 


Shaina's experience with ABA includes working with individuals between the ages of 2 to 22 years old with various levels of support needs, their caregivers, and other services providers. She has conducted her work in a variety of settings including homes, schools, camps, and in the community. Her strengths include implementing neurodivergent affirming teaching and support for increased communication, independence, social skills, and self-advocacy.


Outside of behavior and ABA, Shaina enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and two cats; gardening; spending time in nature; and exploring new interests and potential hobbies.

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Julia Bartolo, M.S., CAGS, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Julia has worked in the educational and ABA field since 2017 where she started as an RBT. In 2020, she received her Master’s in Applied Educational Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University. In addition to receiving her board certification, Julia is currently obtaining her Nationally Certified School Psychologist license. Julia originally worked primarily in the home and clinic setting focusing on early intervention using traditional ABA techniques. While in graduate school she gained experience in both the elementary school setting working with students with varying social-emotional and behavioral needs, and at a residential organization working with adults on building social and vocational skills. In 2021, Julia moved to Colorado to complete her school psychology internship at a local high school in Denver. Julia has a passion for utilizing both cognitive-based techniques and behavior management strategies when working with clients and other stakeholders. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her dog and fiancé, exploring the outdoors and trying new restaurants.

Brooke Cheney

Onboarding Specialist

After graduating from Stephen F. Austin State University in the fall of 2015 Brooke moved to Colorado. Her first few years post grad were spent working with children in preschool settings and as a nanny. During this time she realized she wanted to work with children in need of specialized one on one services. In 2019 Brooke found the field of ABA and felt she had finally found a career path she was passionate about. Since joining the Seven Dimensions team in 2020 Brooke has enrolled in an applied behavior analysis program with Portland State University in order to obtain her BCBA certification. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her many animals and significant other, as well as time in the mountains, and growing houseplants.

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Emily Nelson

Administrative Assistant

Emily has been active in the field of Education since 2008 in a wide range of roles including private tutoring, classroom teaching, administrative leadership, and curricular development.  These experiences have shaped her professional mission to ensure that the needs of children and their caregivers are consistently met, empowering them to achieve their highest potential.  Emily is dedicated to building processes that support both clinicians and clients, so they can focus on therapeutic goals.  Outside of work, Emily enjoys hosting Trivia nights, singing, hiking, reading, learning languages, cooking, and baking.