Our Team

Our Team

Jessie Smedley

Chief Executive Officer

Jessie Smedley comes to Bright Behavior, Inc. with an impressive background in healthcare. She has over 20 years of experience in strategic planning, operations management, team building, and training. 

During Jessie’s previous roles in healthcare, she served as the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing daily operations and performance across a network of post-acute care facilities. Her commitment to ensuring quality, compliance, and efficiency aligns seamlessly with the mission of our organization. Jessie‘s collaborative approach bridging clinical and business teams has been instrumental in implementing growth while prioritizing the best possible care and outcomes for her patients and staff in her past positions.

We are thrilled to have Jessie leading the team to continue achieving the best clinical outcomes for our patients.

Sarah Bunch, M.Ed., BCBA

Director of Clinical Operations

“Every child deserves to live and access their best life. While working with children and their families, I’ve seen the profound impact ABA has had on improving the quality of lives for the patients we serve. I could not ask for a better way to serve my community.”

Sarah started her career in special education in high school where she volunteered as a peer model. She received her bachelor’s degree in special education in 2009 while working as a special education paraprofessional in an autism program. Sarah taught special education for five years and worked as a behavior technician in the evenings while earning her master’s degree in special education. She then went on and completed her BCBA coursework and became a BCaBA before becoming a BCBA in 2015. Sarah has worked with early learners, teens and adults with developmental delays in various settings during her career. She joined Bright Behavior Inc. in 2022 after searching for a compassion based ABA provider.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys exploring Colorado with friends and traveling to historical landmarks.

Hannah Loucks, M.A., BCBA

Regional Director

“Providing an enriched and compassionate environment for children to grow and thrive should be at the core of what we do. That is why I am here.”

Hannah received a bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI) with a major in psychology. After graduating from Aquinas, she moved to Colorado and began her career in ABA as a registered behavior technician while pursuing a master’s of science degree in ABA with an emphasis in Autism from the Sage Colleges (Troy, NY). Hannah acquired a BCaBA credential followed by a BCBA credential in the same year. During Hannah’s career, she has supported children, teens and young adults diagnosed with Autism, Down syndrome, and other developmental delays and disabilities alongside their families. She joined the staff at Bright Behavior, Inc. in the Winter of 2022

In her spare time, Hannah enjoys spending time with her husband and seven pets by being outside, camping and exploring Colorado.

Sarah Urlacher Micklewright, M.Ed., BCBA

Director of Clinical Standards and Board Certified Behavior Analyst
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“I couldn’t be more excited to be part of such a caring and knowledgeable team!”

Sarah received a bachelor’s from Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA) in 2007 with a major in special education. After graduating from Gonzaga, she spent just over two years in the Peace Corps in Romania. Upon completing her Peace Corps service, she began a master’s program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. In 2012, Sarah obtained a master’s in early childhood special education from Vanderbilt; she also completed the BCBA certification requirements while at Vanderbilt. Sarah taught early childhood special education in the public school system for three years before starting work full-time as a BCBA in 2015.

Sarah and her family moved to Colorado in the spring of 2018 where she worked as a BCBA treating children and teens. She joined the staff at Bright Behavior, Inc. in the summer of 2019.

In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, reading, baking, and being outside.

Brittany Barnhart, M.A., BCBA

Apprentice Coordinator and Board Certified Behavior Analyst
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“Being able to treat children during their most critical and early development stages gives me great satisfaction because I’m preparing them for their road ahead.”

Brittany started her ABA career while completing a bachelor’s and practicum program with infants and preschoolers at the University of Kansas. Upon graduation, she worked at a Montessori preschool as a teacher and then as the assistant director.

In 2011 Brittany moved to Florida where she began working as a behavior therapist at Pediatric Behavioral Services providing therapy to children and teens in center, home, and school settings. In 2013 she acquired a BCaBA credential and in 2015 started working at a non-profit school for children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, while also completing a master’s in ABA from Ball State University. Brittany and her husband moved to Colorado in 2016 where she began working as a BCBA with children and teens. She joined Bright Behavior, Inc. in April of 2018.

In her spare time, Brittany enjoys taking her dogs on long walks and spending time with her family.

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