People

Matt Enyart

Matt J. Enyart, MS Ed, KIPBS Director
KMHPBS Project Coordinator

email: menyart@ku.edu

Matt Enyart leads both research and training teams across KIPBS activities. Matt’s research interests include organization and community applications of PBS, quality of life, individual-centered planning, juvenile corrections, interdisciplinary collaboration, systems of care, sexuality, transition, disability, policy, and state-wide evaluation. He leads multiple Kansas PBS projects, facilitates PBS Kansas, and chairs the International Home & Community PBS Network. His experience includes providing individualized PBS interventions and implementing layered PBS supports in family homes, schools, I/DD organizations, mental health organizations, juvenile detention centers, and acute care hospitals. Matt also provides PBS and related training to human service organizations in a variety of formats. He has worked with children and adults with behavior support needs for more than twenty years.

Aaron Gates

Sara Quick, PBS Training Specialist
email: squick@ku.edu

Sara Quick has been involved with the Kansas Institute for Positive Behavior Support since 2006, first as a student, then a facilitator, regional trainer, and was hired onto the project as a Research Assistant in March 2013. Sara has a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis on Autism and behavior analysis. In her spare time, Sara loves to cook, be with friends, watch KU sports, and spend time with her husband and two young children.

Aaron Gates

Aaron Gates, Research Assistant
email: agates@ku.edu

Currently a graduate student in Counseling Psychology at KU, Aaron helps the KIPBS team with data analysis, evaluation, survey development, audio/video editing and production, multimedia design, and web design. Aaron has years of experience working with collaborative research teams in the fields of psychology and education, along with experience as a counseling intern in a community mental health center. Aaron devotes much of his spare time to the creation of electronic music.

Jeffry Lewis

Chris Rathmel, MLS, Web Developer
email: crathmel@ku.edu

Chris develops web applications for KIPBS, creates and edits web content, and offers technological support to the KIPBS team and its partners. Chris has a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the University of Kansas and a Master's Degree in Library Science from Emporia State University. In his spare time, Chris hangs out at home with his wife and two daughters. At night he enjoys reading, dabbling in foreign languages, and binge-watching episodes of BBC crime series from the 80s and 90s.

KMHPBS Instructors/Mentors

Beth Blubaugh, Instructor/Mentor

Beth Blubaugh has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Friends University. She is a licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist, LCMFT, and has completed the KIPBS training. She has worked as an attendant care worker and case manager for a Community Mental Health Center, as a therapist for children at risk of out of home placement for a family preservation program, and as a clinical therapist providing consultation work with early intervention and infant-toddler mental health services for children 0-5.

Nan Perrin, Course Evaluator

Nan Perrin is a Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D) and has graduate degrees in Human Development and Special Education from the University of Kansas. She has worked with individuals with disabilities for since 1990. She has been a BCBA since 2001. She is appointed to the Kansas Governor’s Commission on Autism as the BCBA member. She has overseen consultants working in the areas of Positive Behavior Support facilitation, Autism Waiver Services, behavioral consultation and Targeted Case Management. Her primary areas of focus are autism, behavior support for individuals and families, as well as policy and systems change. Her passion continues to be working with children, families, schools and providers to reach the best outcome for individuals.

Marci Ramsay, Instructor/Mentor

Marci Ramsay is a licensed specialist clinical social worker (LSCSW) and has a graduate degree in social work from the University of Kansas. Marci works as a mental health clinician and behavior consultant for Douglas County Child Development Association (DCCDA) in Lawrence, KS, serving children ages birth to age 6. In addition, Marci leads the effort of implementing Program-Wide Positive Behavior Support in local early learning centers with the assistance of her team at DCCDA. Marci completed the KIPBS Facilitator program in 2012 and is currently a Regional Trainer for KIPBS.

Leslie Stevens, Instructor/Mentor

Leslie Stevens, Instructor/Mentor
Leslie Stevens has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree and Clinical License in Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition to being a Regional Trainer with KIPBS, Leslie is a Mental Health Specialist working with children and families at Rainbows United, Inc. in Wichita. Her focus at Rainbows is on Mental Health and Early Intervention for children ages 0-5. Leslie is also a Facilitator for PBS services in Sedgwick County.

Katie Zerr, Instructor/Mentor

Katie Zerr has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the University of Kansas. She has worked with individuals with Autism for approximately eight years. Her primary areas of focus are early intervention for children with Autism and providing Positive Behavior Supports services. Katie has provided Autism Specialist services through the Autism Waiver and Positive Behavior Support facilitation.