Founder and CEO Stacy Ertle Stays Involved in Every Step

Bridges Founder and CEO Stacy Ertle has dedicated her career to creating breakthroughs for children and adults with Autism. She has spent more than two decades as a clinician providing personal, focused, and successful support to children, adults and their families. She continues to offer that personal touch today at the helm of New Mexico's largest, most respected Autism treatment organization. Ms. Ertle has led Bridges' efforts to increase impact by expanding the number of clients and families Bridges serves by double digits each year. Named one of the state's fastest growing companies by Albuquerque Business First, Bridges has garnered accolades and attention for the outstanding level of care team members offer clients and their families. Ms. Ertle is the recipient of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Chamber's Entrepreneurial Spirit Award and was named both a Top Performing CEO and among New Mexico's Women of Influence by Albuquerque Business First.

Ms. Ertle also volunteers her time to support the Autism community. She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Best Buddies of New Mexico and past- Vice President of the New Mexico Autism Society. She is active in the public policy arena. She has testified for various committees at the New Mexico Legislature on behavioral healthcare needs for individuals with Autism and supported legislative breakthroughs on behalf of the Autism community.

Ms. Ertle is a member of Albuquerque Economic Forum and she holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology.

Bridges' team of professionals is well diversified in the field of Behavioral Health

Bridges staff includes Board Certified Behavior Analysts, a nationally recognized distinction for Autism service providers. This certification allows Bridges to provide the highest quality applied behavior analysis services. Additionally, our experienced and professional therapists have Master's degrees in social work, psychology, and special education. Our staff is committed to our clients and their success.

Clinical Team

Susan Fule

Susan Fule, LCSW

Intake Coordinator

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Dr. Kovatch

Dr. Catherine Kovatch, BCBA

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Jennifer Reilly, BCBA

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Taeja Kluge, BCBA

Senior Center BCBA

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Evelyn Cashara, BCBA

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Carly Graf, BCBA

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Abby Hoeksema, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

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Leadership Team

Mike Miller

Mike Miller

General Manager

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Laura Wuest

Laura Wuest, CPA

Accounting Manager

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Nadine Sanchez

Nadine Sanchez

ABA Center Manager

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James Houston

James Houston

RBT Director

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