Meet the Team

Dr. Nicole Beurkens, PhD, CNS

Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified LENS Practitioner, Certified Special Education Teacher

In 2003 I founded Horizons, along with my incredibly supportive husband, with the intent of offering summer programs for area children with autism and related disorders. Over the past 10+ years … Read More

Erin Roon, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Feeding Specialist, Certified LENS Practitioner, Certified Special Education Teacher

Autism became a passion of mine approximately 13 years ago and I have been learning ever since. I can’t believe how lucky I was to have Nicole introduce me to family based treatment … Read More

Courtney Kowalczyk, MS LLP

Limited Licensed Psychologist, Rhythmic Movement Training Provider, Certified LENS Practitioner, Certified Special Education Teacher

I joined the Horizons family in 2005 and have loved the journey my life has taken ever since. I have the privilege of working with families impacted by autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions every day and I am … Read More

Salina Bisson, LLMSW

Social Worker

I’m Salina Bisson and I am so excited to be part of the team here at Horizons! I always knew working with children was my passion, but I never knew it would lead me to a great place like this … Read More

Jamie O’Connell, BA

Instructional Assistant

Hi! I’m Jamie O’Connell and I am thrilled to be a part of the team here at Horizons! For as long as I can remember I have wanted to teach and interact with kids on a daily basis… Read More

Bill Beurkens

Instructional Assistant and Facility Manager Extraordinaire

Being married to Nicole for almost her entire professional career has enabled me to watch her take a dream of helping families of children with autism and make it a reality in this clinic. Now I get Read More

Heather LaHuis

Business Manager

I am the business manager here at Horizons. Although most of my professional experience has been working in commercial construction accounting and management for many years, I find my work here to be Read More