Our Team

The Minnesota Autism Center’s therapy team is composed of experienced Mental Health Professionals and other licensed therapy specialists skilled in providing individualized therapy services to children and adolescents affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders. Each of MAC’s therapy teams include Doctorate level Psychologists, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, or Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors trained in the planning and implementation of all MAC services.

Each program above is individualized by our therapy team to meet the needs of your child, adolescent, and family, and created around the scientifically supported concepts and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Total therapy hours per day vary depending on the program(s) your child or adolescent is best suited for, but are available for a maximum of 40 hours per week.

All program data obtained during your child’s or adolescent’s therapy time at MAC will be collected, reviewed and analyzed by our therapy team to ensure your child or adolescent is achieving an array of challenging and relevant benchmarks as outlined by their Individualized Treatment Plan (ITP).


MAC’s Executive Leadership Team


Jeff Nichols
Chief Executive Officer
(952) 767-4209

Denise Raunig
Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
(952) 767-4221

Linnea Bantam, Vice President of Services – Region I
(612) 242-2816

Jen Diederich, Vice President of Services – Region II
(612) 245-5933

Laura Gilbert, Vice President of Clinical Services
(612) 554-3842

Carol McFarland, Vice President of Communications & External Relations
(952) 767-4217