Our LeadershipDedicated to being a leading ABA provider
Chuck Karpinske is our President. He graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Finance. He has over 30 years of experience leading start-up companies in achieving both accelerated growth and profitability.
Chuck has a proven track record of establishing teams and system infrastructures that allow companies to be able to achieve sustainable growth. These companies include a hospital equipment supplier (Sterilmed), a senior living safety and security solution provider (RF Technologies), and a consumer water filter company (Recovery Engineering, creators of Pur Water Filters). He brings not only financial discipline but strong operational strategic planning skills to AHSS. Chuck has worked with multiple private equity organizations to grow companies from $30 million in revenue to more than $100 million in revenue.
Chief Clinical Officer
Erica Pozzie is Chief Clinical Officer. Erica holds a BA in Psychology from Bradley University and a MS in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. In addition she is certified in Picture Exchange Communication System (Pyramid) and as a Quality Behavioral Solutions (QBS) Safety Care Trainer.
Erica joined AHSS as a BCBA for the Northwest region in 2013. She was promoted to LBCBA for the newly established Far Northwest Region; and then to Network Director for all the north regions. She is responsible for launching AHSS’ Center Based Therapy as well as establishing high clinical standards throughout the organization. Prior to AHSS, Erica worked as a behavior analyst with Trinity Services in the Northwest Chicago suburbs, where, in one case, she taught functional communication skills to an individual with autism that reduced target behaviors from 200 per month to 10. Erica has deep clinical skills and has been leading teams of clinicians for more than 8 years. She has distinguished herself with her team building skills and built a reputation for great leadership.
Dr. Tracy Crowe
Manager of Center Based Clinical Operations
Dr. Tracy Crowe is AHSS Manager of Center Based Clinical Operations. She is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with over 10 years of experience supporting children on the Autism Spectrum and their families. She completed her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Iowa where she studied under Dr. J. Bruce Tomblin. After working in elementary schools and through the Missouri First Steps (EI) program, she completed a PhD. of Special Education in Autism at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Tracy has worked collaboratively with a variety of professionals in home, school, and clinical environments. At the Thompson Center for Autism in Columbia, MO, she served on the Clinical Assessment Team (a multidisciplinary diagnostic team including a clinical psychologist, SLP, OT, and pediatricians) and Intensive Behavior Intervention Team where she worked closely with BCBAs to design intervention protocols to reduce target behavior by increasing more expected means of communication. She has an interest in both low tech and high tech forms of communication and a passion to find the modality that best fits each child she serves.
Director of Family Support
Rich Maston is our Director of Family Support. He began with AHSS as a Family Support Coordinator and became a favorite with clients and employees alike. He has subsequently and deservedly been advanced to the title of Family Support Director. He brings to the team significant experience as a director of clinical services for Lauren’s Institute for Education, where he supervised an interdisciplinary team of more than 40 speech, music, physical, occupational, and habilitation therapists. Previously he has also acted as principal/director, providing individual and group music therapy services, as well as developing marketing strategies for both commercial ventures and nonprofit human services agencies. Rich received his Bachelor of Arts in business economics with a minor in music from the College of Wooster in Ohio. He has also completed the music therapy equivalency program at Arizona State University and the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst program at Penn State University World Campus. Rich is an excellent resource for any parent with a child on the spectrum and is able to offer great insights into successful therapy.
Director of Marketing
Shelly Andrews is Director of Marketing with AHSS. Andrews brings nearly 15 years of experience in healthcare marketing. She has developed an agile marketing approach supported by strong creative capabilities and an energetic team that drive revenue and growth for AHSS. She has built relationships with Autism community experts and hosted events showcasing leaders in behavior analysis. Shelly is always looking for ways that Autism Home Support Services can support our communities and has partnered with local groups to increase awareness and acceptance of autism. Shelly earned a Bachelors of Science in Public Relations from Northwest Missouri State University.