Our Team

ABOUT KBH

Our Team

Our leadership team

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Keith Laabs

Chief Executive Officer

Keith Laabs

Chief Executive Officer

Keith Laabs oversees KBH’s strategic priorities and external relations functions. He is responsible for ensuring that our team is equipped to excel and for driving our standard of excellence continually higher. Keith holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Psychology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

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Brandon Garcilazo

Chief Financial Officer

Brandon Garcilazo

Chief Financial Officer

Brandon Garcilazo leads KBH’s business and financial operations. He focuses on optimizing operational processes to ensure KBH is easy to work with and for. This allows our clinical team to put their efforts into driving clinical outcomes. Brandon holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BSE in Electrical + Computer Engineering from Duke University.

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Denise DeCandia

Founder and Head of Clinical Development

Denise DeCandia

Founder and Chief Business Development Officer

Denise DeCandia is a pioneer in autism services in North Carolina. Having founded one of the earliest ABA providers in the state, she is passionate about expanding access to high-quality services. She leads KBH’s recruiting efforts and introduces new clinicians to the field. Denise is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a MS in ABA & Autism Treatment from Sage Graduate School.

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Kerin Weingarten

Chief Clinical Officer

Kerin Weingarten

Chief Clinical Officer

Kerin Weingarten leads KBH’s team of highly trained clinicians. She defines our standard of care, continually expands the team’s skillsets, and supports individual cases with particularly challenging problem behaviors. Kerin holds a PhD in Behavior Analysis from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and a MA in ABA & Clinical Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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Michelle Gutierrez

Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Gutierrez

Chief Operating Officer

Michelle Gutierrez is a dedicated leader at KBH, where she oversees operational functions with a focus on enhancing caregivers’ and clinical team members’ experiences through systems and process enhancements. With a decade of experience in leading ABA Operations, Michelle is committed to driving growth in the industry through effective people leadership and strategic initiatives.