Our Leadership Team

Jaclynn Bosley

Owner and Executive Clinical Director

Jaclynn has twenty years experience teaching children on the autism spectrum across all ages and skill levels.  Jaclynn is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst, and licensed Principal with the state of Ohio. Jaclynn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education (John Carroll University 2003), a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (John Carroll University 2007) and obtained her post-graduate certification in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University (2010).

Spanning two decades in educational and behavioral instruction and consultation, Jaclynn’s career experiences have included positions as a private home behavioral therapist (2000-2003),  Coordinating Teacher and Educational Coordinator at the Lerner School at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism (2003-2009), public education experience as a Special Education Supervisor for Riverside Local Schools (2009-2012), and most recently Educational & Behavioral Consultant and Director of Program Development for KidsLink, a non-public, private separate facility serving children with autism (2012-2019).

Jaclynn has utilized her expertise in the area of autism and special education to partner with districts and families on educating them of the importance of intensive intervention.

Jaclynn has presented at the local and regional level on a variety of topics related to Special Education, Autism, Behavior Modification, Executive Functioning Skills and Applied Behavior Analysis, specifically on the following topics: function of behavior, treatment of severe aggression and self-injurious behavior, reinforcement principles, executive function deficits, discrete trial teaching, behavioral modification, and crisis intervention.  In addition, Jaclynn is a registered instructor in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention through the Crisis Prevention Institute.

Colleen Studzinski

Director of Operations

Colleen received her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fullerton in Child and Adolescent Studies. She has been in the field of education for 15+ years with experience in both neuro-typically developing and special need students ranging from 18 months to 18 years. Colleen has held positions in both private and public educational settings.  At her previous employer, she worked as the School Administrative Manager for a private, separate-facility servicing school aged children with autism.

Colleen is excited to bring her expansive knowledge in both her administrative capacities and student-based services to Thrive Early Learning Center.

Rebecca Embacher

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Rebecca is an experienced, dually licensed Intervention Specialist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has spent over 15 years practicing in the field of education and behavioral services.  Rebecca has held esteemed positions in the region’s top specialized learning centers for individuals with autism and brings her expertise in curriculum development, behavioral plan design and professional development training to the Thrive.

Kristin Kitzmiller

Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst

Kristin Kitzmiller is a seasoned educational professional with 20 years experience working in a variety of educational and behavioral settings.  Kristin’s most recent experiences include educational leadership in a private separate facility serving students on the autism spectrum and behavioral consultation within the public school setting.

Our Related Services Team

Kelli Thompson

Speech & Language Pathologist

Kelli oversees speech & language services at Thrive. Kelli’s experience includes 15+ years of working with children on the autism spectrum. Kelli has specialized training in the Circles of Communication and the SOS approach to feeding.

Lauren Baird

Occupational Therapist

Lauren directs Occupational Therapy services at Thrive. Lauren is a licensed, registered board certified occupational therapist. Lauren has been working with children since 2013 and focuses her services in school & clinic based therapy.

Jaclyn Walton

Speech & Language Pathologist

Jaclyn is a speech pathologist at Thrive.  She brings with her years of experience specifically working with students along the autism spectrum in both private and public educational settings.