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John Kattelus, MA, LPC - Agency Director
John Kattelus began working with individuals with disabilities as a "Houseparent" in a residential facility in 1973 while completing his Bachelors Degree in Psychology at Michigan State University.  He has worked on a Psychiatric Unit at a hospital, been the Director of a Work Activity Program for adults with developmental disabilities, a Case Manager working with persons with acquired disabilities, and a Consultant to school districts.  He received a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1978 from the University of Michigan and is a licensed Professional Counselor.  He was the Administrator for a residential/out-patient rehabilitation program for more than 10 years, working with individuals with traumatic brain injury.  In 1995 he started CBI with Robert Pilon and Kris Curtis. They developed CBI Rehabilitation Services, Inc. in 2007.

Robert Pilon, LMSW - Agency Director
Robert Pilon has been an Agency Director since the founding of Community Based Interventions in 1995.  He has a Bachelors Degree in Social Science and Behavioral Psychology from Western Michigan University, and a Masters of Social Work from the University of Michigan where his studies focused on behavioral methods in social work.  He has extensive experience in applied behavioral analysis across a wide range of program areas including; special education, vocational training, mental health, and rehabilitation.  He has directed programs serving adults and children with disabilities including developmental disabilities (particularly autism), traumatic brain injury, and multiple disabilities.  His clinical focus has been on interventions designed to reduce severe challenging behaviors including aggressive behaviors.  He has extensive experience in program development and management including organizational development, organizational behavioral analysis, supervision, and compensation systems.  Robert has experience in human service policy development and has provided advocacy services across multiple social and educational systems.

Kris Curtis, MA, CRC, LPC - Agency Director
Kris Curtis has provided rehabilitation counseling services to individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injury since 1984.  Kris has a Bachelors Degree from Central Michigan University and a Masters Degree from Central Michigan in Counseling.  He is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor as well as a Licensed Professional Counselor.  Kris has worked as a Clinical Director of one of the first Residential Post Acute Programs in the state, and was a Director of Vocational Services working with individuals with disabilities.  Prior to the founding of CBI he was the president and CEO of a community based Traumatic Brain Injury program.  Kris also does specialty cognitive and behavioral work for individuals with jobs in jeopardy and in home and educational environments.

Jacie Behm, MA, CRC, LPC - Program Manager - Community Living/Vocational/Residential Programs

Tyler Curtis, MA, CRC, LLPC - Program Manager - Administration/Residential Programs/Licensing
Tyler joined the professional team at CBI Rehabilitation Services in 2011.  Tyler holds a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Michigan State University and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Limited Licensed Professional Counselor.  Tyler oversees the company's administrative and HR departments, marketing and business-related items, is the company's Licensee Designee for all licensed facilities and oversees one of the three adult residential programs.

Scot DeCaire, CBIS - Program Coordinator - Community Living Program
Scot has worked for with the agency since 1998.  During his time with CBI he has worked with children with developmental disabilities and adults who have sustained traumatic brain injury.  He began as a Behavioral Aid working in family homes and was later promoted to the position Program Coordinator for the adult apartment program in 2003.  He has extensive experience in all programs that CBI has to offer.

Herbert Griffin, Program Coordinator - Community Living Program

Jacob Ellsworth, CBIS - Program Coordinator - Vocational Program                                    Jake began his employment with CBI Rehabilitation Services in 2006.  Jake earned his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University.  He is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Jake has a proven track record of effectively implementing vocational training programs for individuals with disabilities. 

Samantha Ellsworth, LLMSW, CBIS - Program Coordinator - Adult Residential Progam
Samantha began her employment with CBI Rehabilitation Services in 2004.  Samantha earned her Bachelor's Degree Psychology from Michigan State University and her Master's Degree in Social work with the University of New England.  Samantha is a LLMSW and Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Samantha has extensive experience working with individuals with disabilities.

Christina Larsen, Program Coordinator - Adult Residential Program
Christina began her employment with CBI Rehabilitation Services in 2010.  Christina earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.  Christina has worked extensively during her time with CBIRS in residential programs providing services to adults with traumatic brain injuries.

Lonny Robinson, Program Coordinator - Adult Residential Program

Richard Green, Program Coordinator - Community Respite Supports
Rich earned his Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, during his time at MSU, Rich was active in the Diversion Project working with at risk youth.  Rich began his employment with CBI Rehabilitation Services in 2008.  During this time, Rich has continued to develop his skills working with children with behavioral challenges.