Meet Your Midwest Team

Choosing the right care team for your child is one of the most important steps in your family’s Autism journey. 
At Midwest, our goal is to connect you with the highest quality care teams. To do that, we recruit Master’s level Board Certified Behavior Analysts from all across the U.S. to lead our care teams. And, we work hard to keep our staff case loads small so you can be sure that when you enroll at Midwest, your getting a care team who knows your family inside and out. 

Iowa Clinicians

Shayna landsberry, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Altoona, Iowa | Accepting New Clients
She/Her | English

Shayna Landsberry is a Licensed Board Certified Behavior Analyst coming to us from Reno, NV! She graduated with her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Nevada and went on to earn her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis at Capella University. Prior to sitting for her board exams, Shayna worked as an RBT in Reno. Her areas of expertise include behavior shaping, differential reinforcement, and teaching verbal behavior.

Michaela Smith, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Ankeny, Iowa | Accepting New Clients
She/Her | English

A graduate of the University of N. Texas, Michaela Smith was mentored by Doctors Richard Smith, Traci Cihon, and Joseph Dracobly in the application of behavior principles, administration of functional assessments, and the use of behavior analysis to increase community engagement. Her passion for those on the Autism Spectrum started early through a family connection. Michaela continues to examine complex social issues through a behavioral lens and celebrate client milestones big and small!

Rowan Langbehn, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Hybrid, Iowa | Waitlist for new clients
They/Them | English

A graduate of Simmons College and the University of Aberdeen, Rowan has joined us as a hybrid BCBA working onsite, primarily at our West Des Moines office, and with several home-based clients. Rowan has ample experience building programs for school-aged children based on the Essential for Living curriculum, and supporting high-needs students who are unable to attend traditional schools due to behavior severity and limited functional communication skills.

Shawna Johnon, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Waukee, Iowa | Waitlist for New Clients
She/Her | English

Shawna Johnson received her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons University. In addition to her Board Certification in Behavior Analysis, she is also completing her Certification of Clinical Competency in Behavioral Feeding therapy and obtaining a second Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. Shawna has been working with children in early intensive developmental and behavioral intervention for over 5 years. She says the best part of working with this age group is being able to be creative and goofy while watching them learn valuable life skills.

Shane Olson, M.S., BCBA, LBA

West Des Moines, Iowa | Waitlist for New Clients
He/Him | English

Shane Olson, a graduate of the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Trinity Christian College, began working in the Autism services field as a school-based paraprofessional at the Scottsdale Children’s Institute, in Scottsdale, AZ. Through this experience he was introduced to the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis and went on to earn his board certification as a Behavior Analyst in 2017. Shane brings with him a wealth of experience in both center-based and home/community-based care.
Minnesota Clinicians

Melanie Bren, M.Ed., BCBA

Edina, Minnesota | Waitlist for New Clients
She/Her | English

Melanie received her Master’s of Education Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2018 and she has been working in the field ever since! Melanie has a passion for working with early intervention-age kids and is fascinated by how our environments impact our learning and behavior. She finds tremendous joy in watching her clients meet their milestones and watching their families cheer them on.

Alison Beyel, M.S., BCBA

Woodbury, Minnesota | Waitlist for New Clients
She/Her | English

Alison earned her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Simmons University in 2021. She loves working with children and watching the kiddos accomplish their individual goals and milestones. One of Alison’s favorite things is to do community outings with kids and their families to support the generalization of skills to new settings and environments!
Convenient Locations In Iowa & Minnesota INFO
Enroll now in Altoona, Ankeny, Waukee, West Des Moines, Edina, or Woodbury.