We’re the leading experts in the treatment of Autism.
Bridges team of committed, experienced professionals care for the well-being of clients and their families by providing high quality, effective and timely service. The staff stays current on the latest research and has the expertise and credentials to achieve life-changing outcomes.
Our Mission Statement
The mission of Bridges is to improve the quality of life for individuals with Autism and those who support them by providing exceptional behavioral healthcare and related services.
Founder and CEO Stacy Ertle Leads Inside and Outside the Organization
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 offering new services such as Autism Diagnostic Evaluations, Speech Therapy and the creation of our new ABA Center. By building our capacity of providers and offering these services, Bridges is able to expand our impact by meeting the needs of increased numbers of children, adults and families in New Mexico. Named one of the state’s fastest growing companies in 2014 and 2019 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 former 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 clients and families benefit from our Comprehensive Care Model of services, provided by a multidisciplinary team of clinicians.
Bridges staff includes Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors, Speech Therapists and Registered Behavior Technicians. Our staff is committed to our clients and their success.
Susan Fule, LCSW
Dr. Catherine Kovatch, BCBA
Taeja Kluge, BCBA
Senior Center BCBA
Carly Graf, BCBA
Abby Hoeksema, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
Jaime Baker, BCBA
Erin Smith, BCBA
Jaxcy Odom, BCBA, PsyD
Kyle Gundling-Childs, BCBA
Kyle Wortman, BCBA
Laura Wuest, CPA
ABA Center Manager
Sarah Baca, MBA
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