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

Donald Gallagher

Donald Gallagher

Regional Director of Northern California

Donald is the Regional Director of Northern California Behavioral Health Services at Optimus Outcome and is responsible for development and oversight of all behavioral health clinical processes. 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

Shelly Smart

Shelly Smart

BCBA

Shelly is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been in the field of ABA for about 6 years. Shelly received her Masters Degree from the University of Texas at Austin with a concentration on early childhood development and early intervention. More

Rich Scott

Rich Scott

BCBA

Rich is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has worked with individuals on the autism spectrum and their families since 2008. 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

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

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

Shannon Lee

Shannon Lee

INTERVENTION SPECIALIST/ OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Shannon has over 5 years of experience working with children in a school setting with a specific and dedicated focus on the Autism spectrum. 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 Slone

Lauren Slone

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

Kathleen Dung

Kathleen Dung

Registered Behavior Technician

Kathleen holds a B.S. in Speech Language Pathology and a minor in Child Psychology from the University of the Pacific. She has worked with the special needs population in various settings. 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

Christopher Cruz

Christopher Cruz

Behavior Technician

Christopher is a graduate from San Jose State University. He brings to the team years of experience working as a personal caretaker for differently abled individuals. 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

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.

Christina Dennis

Christina Dennis

Behavior Technician

Christina is currently a senior at Palo Alto University majoring in Psychology and Social Action. Christina is very family-oriented and loves working with children. More

Janelle Cisneros

Janelle Cisneros

Behavior Technician

Janelle is currently a senior at Palo Alto University, majoring in Psychology and Social Action. Janelle enjoys working with children all along the spectrum. More

Monica Tabora

Monica Tabora

Admin Asst/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

Myriam Ramirez

Myriam Ramirez

Admin Asst/Behavior Technician

Myriam has 4 years of experience in the public school system. She has worked as a paraeducator and community liaison, connecting families with local neighborhood resources. More

Rachael Maier

Rachael Maier

Intern

Rachael is a sophomore 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

Amy Hofmann

Amy Hofmann

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

Laura Lund

Laura Lund

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

Julia Bartolo

Julia Bartolo

Behavior Technician

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