New Director Named as Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center Enters Next Phase


Dr. Maryellen Koch Jensen has been selected as the new director of Truman’s Greenwood Interprofessional Autism Center.

The Greenwood Center has transitioned from the planning phase to the launch phase, and beginning March 1, Jensen began oversight of the facility now that more activity is taking place on site. In the previous two years of the planning phase, Dr. Brandon Herscovitch worked remotely to help establish the Greenwood Center. During the transition, Herscovitch and his group, Partners ABA, will continue to provide consulting services.

Jensen is the program director of applied behavior analysis and clinical assistant professor of applied behavior analysis at Truman. She also worked as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at Greenwood before March 1.

As a former longtime resident of Kirksville, Jensen has been involved in applied behavior analysis for the last 14 years. Initially, she served as a special education teacher at the Early Childhood Learning Center in the Kirksville R-III School District where she was the lead teacher in an early intensive behavior intervention classroom for four years. She spent her remaining years as a special education teacher working with students on the autism spectrum and those with developmental disabilities.

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