our mission

We provide innovative clinical care using better technology and smarter operations to create a superior care experience for children on the autism spectrum and their parents. We are seeking to empower parents with the ability to make better decisions through actionable education content, better access to more satisfied, better trained and highly skilled employees, to clearer data and health information, and to powerful tools to help coordinate care.

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright

Founder & CEO

Jonathan is a founder and the CEO of the Optimus Outcome. His passion for solving difficult problems combined with a deep commitment to helping others continue to drive him to do work that significantly impacts people’s lives. More

John  Armstrong

John Armstrong

CTO

John has been a software developer for over 25 years and currently serves as CTO of Optimus Outcome. As the original architect of our technology platform, he brings valuable expertise and skills to help us create a superior care experience for our clients. More

Robert Lerner

Robert Lerner

CFO

Robert is currently self-employed as a Consulting Chief Financial Officer to Optimus Outcome and several technology-focused software and media companies. He has held executive financial roles at various public and private companies. More

Keiko Ikeda

Keiko Ikeda

Chief Operating Officer

Keiko serves as Chief Operating Officer at Optimus Outcome, Inc. and is responsible for the day-to-day leadership and general management of Clinical Operations. She brings with her over 20 years of experience working with adults, families and children of all ages. More

Ruby Flores

Ruby Flores

Controller

Ruby earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of the Philippines. She brings a vast amount of experience and knowledge to Optimus Outcome. More

Sani Kautai

Sani Kautai

SCHEDULING & HR MANAGER

Sani is an accomplished professional with over 10 years of experience working in the healthcare field. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources from Cal State East Bay. More

Rachael Maier

Rachael Maier

Intern

Rachael is a junior at Santa Clara University in the Leavey School of Business. With a passion to help others, she strives to positively impact those around her. More

Marina Miller

Marina Miller

Regional Director

Marina completed a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership in Behavioral Health and is currently completing her doctoral research through Grand Canyon University in Arizona. More

Cindy Adrian

Cindy Adrian

BCBA

Cindy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2010. More

Jennifer Ardon

Jennifer Ardon

Administrative Assistant

Jennifer holds a degree in business administration from College of San Mateo and will be providing administrative and clerical services at Optimus Outcome. More

Manpreet Grewal

Manpreet Grewal

Clinical Scheduler

Manpreet graduated from California State East Bay with a Bachelors in Health Science, Pre-Clinical. She is very enthusiastic about pursuing an administrative role with Optimus Outcome. More

Sarah Spofforth

Sarah Spofforth

BCBA

Sarah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of California, Davis. More

Maddie Houghton

Maddie Houghton

BCBA

Maddie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her MA in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College and her BCBA from Florida Institute of Technology. More

Kimberly Anunta

Kimberly Anunta

Junior Recruiter

Kim earned her MSW from Cal State Northridge and a BA in Sociology & Law at UC Riverside. She is passionate about social impact, social capital, and better business practices. More

Judy McCrary Koeppen, MS, SLP

Judy McCrary Koeppen, MS, SLP

DIRECTOR OF SPEECH AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Judy holds a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Wisconsin. She is licensed by the state of CA and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. More

Izzy

Izzy

Facility Dog

Izzy (short for Izabelle) is the Facility Dog working at Optimus Outcome. Izzy was trained and provided by Canine Angels. More

Stephanie Nguyen

Stephanie Nguyen

Intervention Specialist

Stephanie has over 14 years of experience in working with children with developmental disorders. Her vast clinical experience before joining Optimus Outcome includes working with children at home, in school, and in community settings. More

Izzy Bee

Izzy Bee

Service Dog

Izzy Bee (short for Isabella Bijoux) is our recruiter Kim’s shelter rescue German Shepherd service canine. Izzy Bee understands commands in English, German, and Thai. More

Adrienne Gatan

Adrienne Gatan

INTERVENTION SPECIALIST

Adrienne has a passion for working with children who have special needs. She holds a Master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and is currently preparing to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. More

Anjanette Aquino, M.A.

Anjanette Aquino, M.A.

Intervention Specialist

With over 13 years of experience in ABA, Anjanette has worked with children ages 1-12 with a variety of diagnoses from developmental delays to autism. More

Chelsea Chow

Chelsea Chow

Intervention Specialist

Chelsea has a B.A. in Child Development and Family Studies from California State University, Long Beach, and holds a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. More

A’kitra Moore

A’kitra Moore

Intervention Specialist

A’kitra received her Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento and her Master of Arts in Education with an Emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. More

Megan Payne

Megan Payne

Occupational Therapist

Megan holds a Master of Occupational Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine. She has developed a special interest in pediatrics and sensory integration. More

Amanda Rodriguez

Amanda Rodriguez

REGISTERED BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN

Amanda has worked with the special needs population in a diverse amount of settings, including schools, camps, private homes, community settings, and job sites. More

Amol Deshpande

Amol is a founding investor and advisor of the Company. Amol is CEO and Co-Founder of Farmers Business Network, big data AgTech company. Prior to FBN, he was a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Badri Rengarajan,M.D.

Badri currently serves as Medical Affairs Lead for the ASPIRE unit at Actelion Pharmaceuticals, US. Badri earned an A.B. in Biology and Public Policy from Harvard University and an M.D. from Yale University.

Staci Bauer

Staci Bauer

Registered Behavior Technician

Staci holds a B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Special Education from The University of Oregon. Prior to joining Optimus Outcome, she taught preschool for 7 years in Washington, DC. More

Lauren Sloane

Lauren Sloane

Registered Behavior Technician

As an Indiana native, Lauren earned her BA in Psychology from Goshen College. She earned her accreditation while working as a Behavioral Technician before moving to the Bay Area. More

Dalton Montoya

Dalton Montoya

Registered Behavior Technician

Dalton is completing his education at Cal State East Bay with a major in Psychology. His experience working with kids has come from being a 2nd grade teacher, a tutor and a soccer coach. More

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Registered Behavior Technician

Daniel graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Psychology and earned his teaching credential at Touro University. More

Jason Kletter, Ph.D.

Jason is President of BAART Programs. BAART Programs is a multi-site, multi-service organization providing opioid use disorder treatment and rehabilitation for patients across the country. He has 20 years of operational, managerial and executive leadership experience in the health care services sector.

Jessica Owens

Jessica founded Acumen and was its CEO. Currently, Jessica is the Head of Product Marketing at Grail Therapeutics. Previously, she was an EIR at Versant Ventures and before that a partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

Joseph Schohl

Joe is the Founder of GeneralCounselWest, a corporate law firm focused on providing emerging companies with strategic legal advice to help them grow. Joe previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of DaVita Inc. Prior to joining DaVita, Joe was corporate counsel at Baxter Healthcare.

Lalitha Pai

Lalitha Pai

Registered Behavior Technician

Lalitha previously worked as a specialized instruction assistant for the Cupertino Union School District. She has also been an interventionist, an assistant teacher, and a Behavior Analyst Tutor. More

Ned Sander, ARM

Ned is a Principal and Senior Vice President at AHT Insurance, a full-service insurance brokerage, employee benefits and consulting firm. His focus is on growth-oriented companies with less than $750,000,000 in revenue.

Monica Tabora

Monica Tabora

Behavior Technician

Monica Tabora is a graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle with a B.A. in Communications and Psychology. She has worked with children for almost ten years. More

Amy Hofmann

Amy Hofmann

Registered Behavior Technician

Amy holds a BS in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from University of San Diego, and a Masters in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. More

Stephanie Sanchez

Stephanie Sanchez

Behavior Technician

Stephanie is a graduate from Menlo College with a B.A. in Psychology. She attributes her enthusiastic attitude to her experiences working with kids as a soccer coach and nanny. More

Julia Bartolo

Julia Bartolo

Registered Behavior Technician

Julia holds a B.S. in Health Science with a concentration in Health Promotion/Disease Prevention from California State University Fullerton. More

Laura Lund

Laura Lund

Registered Behavior Technician

Laura has two Bachelors Degrees in Psychology and Anthropology from Kennesaw State University and a Masters in Biological Anthropology from Georgia State University. More

Cheyenne Grant

Cheyenne Grant

Behavior Technician

Cheyenne is a Psychology major at Menlo College. She is a sympathetic and caring individual who is very excited to begin working at Optimus Outcome. More

Kelsy Wallace

Kelsy Wallace

Behavior Technician

Kelsy is an Oregon State University graduate with a BS in Human Development and Family Sciences. She volunteered for California Children Services and has 5 years of child care experience. More

Via Espiritu

Via Espiritu

Behavior Technician

Via holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Centro Escolar University-Manila, Philippines. She has a background in working with children ages 5-14. More

Nick Castellanos

Nick Castellanos

Behavior Technician

Nick is a sophomore at Menlo College studying to earn his B.A. in Psychology. His past experience includes working with children in child care and as a counselor at Camp Suzanne. More

Mary Nguyen

Mary Nguyen

Behavior Interventionist

Mary is a graduating senior at Sacramento State majoring in Child Development with a concentration in Social & Community Settings. More

Alania Sabankaya

Alania Sabankaya

Behavior Interventionist

Alania holds a B.A. in Early Child Development from Sonoma State University. She has been working with the special needs population in schools and private homes. More

Aisha Alhour

Aisha Alhour

Behavior Technician

Aisha is a sophomore at San Francisco State University majoring in Biology and concentrating in Physiology. She has enjoyed working with children for over 5 years. More

Sharon Guillen

Sharon Guillen

Behavior Technician

Sharon is a sophomore at Foothill College earning her A.A. in Psychology. Her current goal is to transfer to a four-year university in the Bay Area to become a BCBA. More

The economic impact of autism in the U.S.

According to a 2015 report in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, the financial impact of autism in the United States peaked at nearly $268 billion. Over the next ten years, projects relating to ASD will rise to around $461 billion, barring any rises in the rates of reported cases. However, if autism’s existence continues to rise as projected until 2025, costs could swell to over $1 trillion. These numbers compare to costs for care relating to diabetes and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and are even greater than those attached to stroke and hypertension.


These numbers not only correspond to direct caregiving associated with the treatment of autism, but also in an indirect manner as well. The issue of lost productivity in the form of wages and benefits for caregivers is also a factor. It is important to remember these numbers and their effect on society as autism advocacy is further explored in the years to come. Source: NCBI


ESTIMATED COST OF AUTISM IN THE U.S. (PER YEAR)

2015 Estimated Dollar Cost

2025 Projected Dollar Cost