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Our Team

ABOUT CCABA

Our Team

Our leadership team

Proud to Serve You

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Keith Laabs

Chief Executive Officer

Keith Laabs

Chief Executive Officer

Keith Laabs oversees CCABA’s employee and external relations functions. He is responsible for ensuring that our team members are equipped to excel in their roles and for driving our strategic priorities. Keith holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Psychology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
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Brandon Garcilazo

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Brandon Garcilazo

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Brandon Garcilazo leads CCABA’s business and financial operations. He focuses on optimizing operational processes to ensure CCABA is easy to work with and for. This allows our clinical team to put their efforts into driving clinical outcomes. Brandon holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BSE in Electrical + Computer Engineering from Duke University.
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Denise DeCandia

Founder and Head of Clinical Development

Denise DeCandia

Founder and Head of Clinical Development

Denise DeCandia is a pioneer in autism services in North Carolina. Having founded one of the earliest ABA providers in the state, she is passionate about expanding access to high-quality services. She leads CCABA’s recruiting efforts and introduces new clinicians to the field. Denise is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a MS in ABA & Autism Treatment from Sage Graduate School.
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Kerin Weingarten

Clinical Director

Kerin Weingarten

Clinical Director

Kerin Weingarten leads CCABA’s team of highly trained clinicians. She defines our standard of care, continually expands the team’s skillsets, and supports individual cases with particularly challenging problem behaviors. Kerin holds a PhD in Behavior Analysis from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a MA in ABA & Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.