Behavioral Services

At Duet, our licensed clinicians conduct Functional Behavioral Assessments. Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is used to determine the function of challenging behavior in order to identify the most effective strategies to reduce the frequency and intensity of challenging behaviors. Functional Behavioral Assessment includes a diagnostic interview, records review, interviews with family and direct support staff, and direct observation of the behavior in the home, day program site, and/or community setting in which the challenging behavior occurs. Throughout the FBA, data is recorded and interpreted with specific treatment recommendations that can be used to develop a formal Behavior Support Plan (BSP) and Safety Plan. Recommendations for additional services that may be beneficial, such as Physical Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Speech Therapy, and/or Occupational Therapy are also made during the FBA.

Clinical Coordinator

Dona Holland

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Dona Holland

Clinical Coordinator

Dona Holland is a Licensed Independent Mental Health Practitioner. She graduated from Bellevue University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, and the Association for Adult Development and Aging. Dona has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Behavior Modification. She has worked in the mental health field since 2011. Dona started out providing direct therapeutic services and gained experience in working with adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental delays, severe behavior problems, and severe and persistent mental illness. She has since provided clinical supervision to community-based programs. In her current role, she provides administrative oversight and clinical supervision to the Behavior Support team at Duet. Dona joined Duet in December 2019.

Clinical Consultants

Tressa Rosone

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Tressa Rosone

Clinical Consultants

Tressa Rosone is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She completed her undergraduate degrees in the areas of special and elementary education from Greenville University. Tressa obtained a Master’s degree in Special Education from Liberty University. She is a member of Nebraska Applied Behavior Analysis. Throughout her career, Tressa has held positions to include Direct Support Professional, Registered Behavior Analyst, and Special Education Teacher. Tressa has extensive experience working with children and adults who have been diagnosed with Autism. In her current role, she conducts Functional Behavior Assessments and provides clinical oversight of behavior modification programs. Tressa is a Certified Mandt Instructor and facilitates the curriculum to Duet agency staff. Tressa joined Duet in April, 2020.

Matthew Dennis

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Matthew Dennis

Clinical Consultants

Matthew Dennis is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Midland Lutheran College and a Master’s of Clinical Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis Specialization from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Matthew is a member of the Nebraska Association of Behavior Analysis. He began working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in 2002. He began his career as a technician at an aquatics therapy clinic that provided Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech Therapy services to persons diagnosed with IDD and then worked as a behavior technician implementing behavior analytic programs to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Matthew obtained his BCBA in 2010 and worked for the State of Iowa for 10 years. Matthew joined Duet in April, 2020.

Regina (Gina)

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Regina (Gina)

Clinical Consultants

Regina (Gina) Brant is an Advance Practice Registered Nurse (APRN). She attended Clarkson College and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). In 2018, she graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she obtained a Master’s in Nursing. Her area of specialty is Adult Gerontology. She is a Board Certified Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP-BC). Gina is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), American Nurses Association (ANA), and the Nebraska Nurses Association (NNA). She began her nursing career in 2003. Gina has held many positions within the nursing field to include Certified Nursing Assistant, Registered Nurse, and Nurse Practitioner. Gina began working at Duet in 2013 as a Nurse in one of Duet’s Medical Support Units. In her current role, she conducts Functional Behavior Assessments and provides clinical support to Duet staff and supported persons.

Program Development Specialists

Sara McCormick

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Sara McCormick

Program Development Specialists

Sara McCormick joined Duet 25 years ago. During her time with the agency, she has held several positions to include Direct Support Professional, Direct Line Supervisor, and Program Development Specialist. Sara is a certified Mandt instructor and a regional trainer for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. Sara facilitates training for new Duet Direct Support Professionals. She also leads Circles groups, a social skill building curriculum, for supported persons.

Ryan McGlothlin

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Ryan McGlothlin

Program Development Specialists

Ryan McGlothlin began working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities 14 years ago. Throughout his career, he has been involved with program development as well as direct care. He joined Duet 10 years ago and throughout this time, has held several positions within the agency to include Direct Support Staff in both vocational and residential settings and Program Development Specialist. In his current role, Ryan facilitates new hire trainings as well as Circles group for persons supported through Duet. Ryan has been involved in Special Olympics as a coach and has volunteered his time to assist with Duet sponsored events. Ryan is currently attending Metro Community College. He is working towards a degree in the Human Services.

Patty Gammel

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Patty Gammel

Program Development Specialists

Patty Gammel graduated from Dana College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education (Speech / Theatre and a minor in English). Patty began her career at Duet 34 years ago and throughout that time, she has held several positions within the agency to include Residential Direct Support Professional, Residential Manager, and Program Development Specialist. She is a Certified Mandt Instructor and a regional trainer for the National Task Group on Intellectual Disabilities and Dementia Practices. She is also a member of the National Task Group for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. In her current role, Patty leads Circles groups, a social skill building curriculum, to persons supported through Duet as well as new hire training for Duet Direct Support Professionals.

John Foy

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John Foy

Program Development Specialists

John Foy attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he obtained a Bachelor of Art in Psychology. John began his career at Duet over 40 years ago. Throughout his career, he has held many positions within the agency to include Program Manager, Residential Manager, and Behavior Support Specialist. In his current role as a Program Development Specialist, John leads Circles groups, a social skill building curriculum, to persons supported through Duet as well as new hire training for Duet Direct Support Professionals.

Stefany Headley

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Stefany Headley

Program Development Specialists

Stefany Headley graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience. She has 10 of experience working with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Stefany’s employment experience includes working as a direct support professional, data analysis, and case management. She has additional, specialized training in the areas of clinical research and data analysis. Stefany is certified through the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative in Good Clinical Practice. In her current role, Stefany facilitates new hire trainings as well as Circles group for persons supported through Duet. Stefany joined Duet in January 2021.