Traverse City, MI, February 4 2019 – The Autism Centers of Michigan (ACM) is pleased to announce that Brie Elsasser, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), has joined the company as the Director of Quality and Compliance, effective January 28, 2019. Brie comes to ACM with a wide range of of experience, to include Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services in Columbus, Ohio; Manila, Philippines; and San Diego, California; and most recently as a Department Specialist for the Children and Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder Section at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) where she and her team were primarily responsible for overseeing Medicaid ABA policy and services across the state of Michigan.
“Autism Centers of Michigan’s reputation for providing high-quality ABA services to individuals and families proceeds them,” Brie said. “The culture around ABA has changed drastically all across the state since Autism insurance legislation reform in 2012. The prospect of joining such an exceptional team who has risen to the top amidst such rapid changes and who continues to keep a focus on quality at the heart of what they do at all levels is truly an exhilarating opportunity. I couldn’t be more excited to bring my experience to such a motivated top-notch team and have the chance to help further ACM’s mission to improve the lives of both individuals and families impacted by autism.”
About the Autism Centers of Michigan
The Autism Centers of Michigan (ACM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Acorn Health, is a leading provider of intensive, evidence-based applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum and related disorders. ACM is certified as a Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE), serving hundreds of families at homes and clinical centers across the state of Michigan. Founded in 2013, ACM is headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan. Acorn Health is a national provider of ABA therapy, with locations in Michigan, Virginia, and Florida.
Macrina Cipa, Client Development