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

Steven Forth

Steven Forth

Director of ABA Therapy

Steven is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Masters Degree in Education. He has been an educational and behavioral consultant to for public and private schools for over 15 years. 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

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

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

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

Christina McMorrow

Christina McMorrow

INTERVENTION SPECIALIST/ CONSULTING MFT

Christina comes to Optimus Outcome as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked in clinical, school-based and community settings for the past 7 years. 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

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.

Max Freiberger

Max Freiberger

REGISTERED BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN

Max grew up in the Bay Area. He has an extensive and interesting background working with children on the autism spectrum or facing other challenges. More

Jaimee Johnson

Jaimee Johnson

Registered Behavior Technician

Jaimee holds a BA in Psychology from San Francisco State University. Her years of experience taught her that childhood is the most important period of development to influence growth and change. 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

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

Dalton Montoya

Dalton Montoya

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

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

Kathleen Dung

Kathleen Dung

BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN/CONSULTING SLPA

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

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

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Behavior Technician

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

Joseph Livelo

Joseph Livelo

Behavior Technician

Joseph is currently a senior at Palo Alto University majoring in Psychology and Social Action. He hopes to utilize his education to help support children and families affected by ASD. More

Liz Hammond

Liz Hammond

Behavior Technician

Liz has worked in the field of Special Education for more than 13 years on both coasts. She received her Masters Degree from Queens College in New York City. 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

Sonia Berrios

Sonia Berrios

Behavior Technician

Sonia is currently a senior at San Jose State University. She hopes to utilize her education to help children with ASD and their families. 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

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