Helping you and your Family

Serving our Colorado community through a transdisciplinary approach to intervention

The OBC Difference

We have been serving children, families, and individuals in Colorado for over ten years. Every day, and in every way, we work to be the leading provider of speech, occupational therapy, applied behavior analysis (ABA), mental health, and diagnostics in the state. Our approach is always person-first and grounded in compassion and trust.

Our highly specialized team, working out of our two locations, is exceptionally qualified and focused on achieving positive outcomes and implementing evidence-based strategies that better the lives of our clients. At Oliver Behavioral Consultants, we believe that the best way to change the world is to give people the tools to change the world.

Hours of Operation

Weekdays:

8:00AM – 7:00PM

Saturday:

By Appointment

Sunday:

By Appointment

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Dr. Patricia Oliver

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dr. Patricia Oliver is the founder of Oliver Behavioral Consultants. For more than 20 years she has worked with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families, and communities. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2003. Before starting OBC, Dr. Oliver ran the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities chapter at Florida Atlantic University. From there she joined the University of Colorado Denver where she developed the online Behavior Certification Program. Since founding OBC in 2010, she has led an interdisciplinary team of Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, and mental health therapists, always with the goal of providing a strong team approach to comprehensive intervention for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

In her own words: “I’ve always believed in immersing oneself in the community. We design our supports around the needs of our families in Adams County and surrounding areas. Our community is our family away from home.”

If you were to describe OBC in ONE WORD, what would it be? Collaboration.

Favorite outside of work activity. “My favorite activity outside of work is to cook for my family and friends. It helps me relax after busy days.”

Dr. David Hatfield

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dr. David Hatfield is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst-D who specializes in child, adult, and family practice issues, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, intellectual disabilities, disruptive behavior disorders (e.g., ADHD, oppositional, and conduct issues), anxiety disorders (e.g., trauma, social anxiety, panic, and school refusal), mood disorders (e.g., depression and bipolar issues), and pediatric psychology (e.g., medical complications, adjustment to diagnosis, medical adherence and compliance, and traumatic brain injury). Dr. Hatfield was appointed the only service provider on the Autism Commission for the State of Colorado in 2008, received the Autism Society of Colorado Outstanding Autism Service Provider Award in 2011, and was an invited content expert for the BACB in 2013-2014, 2019-current. He obtained his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida State University, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  

In his own words: “I don’t want to be doing anything else. I think the best way to change the world is to help people change the world. I love OBC because it’s dedicated to folks that deserve love and support but don’t always get it. When the kids get it and they do something for the first time, and they’re so proud of themselves, that’s when it hits you.”  

If you were to describe OBC in ONE WORD, what would it be? Family.

Favorite outside of work activity: Dr. Hatfield has three sons. He enjoys hiking, landscaping, and spending time with his family. He actively supports the Sierra Club.

Dr. Sarah Jenkins

DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL QUALITY AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Sarah Jenkins, is director of clinical quality and staff development. Her responsibilities include managing senior staff caseloads and productivity, developing training and onboarding experiences for clinical staff, and creating clinical tools to enhance service delivery. Sarah is a BCBA-D and graduated from the University of Kansas with a Ph.D. in applied behavioral science. Before coming to Oliver Behavior Consultants, Sarah worked as a senior training manager for an agency serving individuals with autism.

In her own words: “What I love about Oliver is the opportunity to work with providers who are not only good at what they do, but who also care very deeply for their clients. I love being able to collaborate with providers from multiple disciplines, with the common goal of improving the quality of life for our clients.”

If you were to describe OBC in ONE WORD, what would it be? Inclusive.

Favorite outside of work activity: “I LOVE pancakes! And in my free time, you can find me making muffins and going for walks with my family.”

Sam Smalley

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL QUALITY AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Sam Smalley is OBC’s ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CLINICAL QUALITY AND STAFF DEVELOPMENT and is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). As a BCBA Sam works with RBTs and BT to teach them how to run various programs she has created based on assessments to create meaningful behavior change in clients’ lives. As the assistant director, she works closely with senior leadership to ensure that the staff is supported, given opportunities to grow their skill sets, problem solve various concerns, and is able to work toward establishing an enjoyable work environment for all. For Sam, the favorite part of her job is watching a client learn, grow, and be better able to interact with the beautiful world around them.

In her own words: “As a lead member for the behavior department, ABA is the core of what we do and how we can bring all of our disciplines together. We are able to be the catalyst between all of our departments to enact the most benefit to our kiddos by bringing all of our teams together and using science and data to change our kiddos lives.”

If you were to describe OBC in ONE WORD, what would it be? Family.

Favorite outside of work activity: “I enjoy camping on the weekends with my significant other and our dogs! My favorite place in the world is Door County, WI. Not only because it’s beautiful and remote, but because I get to see my immediate family and a part of my family I would not have had the privilege to know otherwise.”

Waleshka Melo

DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Waleshka Melo heads up Oliver Behavior Consultants’ billing department. This important, behind-the-scenes role is instrumental in facilitating the administrative duties that keep each of the OBC service areas functioning and equipped to continue their critical role in helping the community. As a native Spanish speaker, Waleshka helps interpreting for Latino families. She

enjoys advocating, and helping families, and enjoys being involved with clients and her coworkers as much as she can.

In her own words: “We are an inclusive practice, eager to help our community no matter the obstacles.”

If you were to describe OBC in ONE WORD, what would it be? Family.

Favorite outside of work activity: “I like being outside with my family, camping, skiing, and hiking. I love to try new restaurants, and I love the beach, food, travel, and animals.”

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