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Helping Hands

Our Team

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Ericka Braggs, MS, BCBA

My journey started with my own struggles to stay focused and do well in school. When I first became a parent, I parented how I was parented. I found myself in many moments where I just didn't know the "right" thing to do. I felt alone on the journey. I decided to learn about behavior.

I'm a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), curriculum developer for the public school system, and counselor. I've worked with families in the school system, in the home, and thanks to the pandemic, on zoom. 

I have a passion for parent education. This is arguably our most important job. It's also the job where we get the least support.

It takes a village to raise a child and we shape that village with every thought, word, and action. I love partnering with other parents to share what I've learned about the science behind behavior and the possibilities that open up when we intentionally and thoughtfully create a family system.


Venessa Tostado MS
Pursuing BCBA

Venessa Tostado is an aspiring BCBA with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Science from Stony Brook University. After spending years in a career fueled by her love of the environment and animals, she received her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Venessa's passion for people has driven her to complete the Growing Opportunities for Leadership Development certification program, giving her the ability to maximize the potential of her peers by building effective teams. She believes with good leadership, consistency, and teamwork, dynamic problems are broken down into manageable solutions. Above all, Venessa is a mom to a baby girl who shares her love of the outdoors and motivates her to aim higher in all she does.


Treichae Holmes, MS

Treichae Holmes is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst . She serves caregivers, employers, and educators of individuals with neurodiverse needs through evidence-based coaching and training. Her specific area of expertise is in helping parents meet the unique needs of their children through evidence-based practices that put the needs of their child first. She has over 12 years of experience in the field of behavior analysis and likes to use her knowledge of the science, and experience as both an Autistic woman and as a parent of an Autistic child, to help individuals navigate the needs of their loved ones ages 2-40. Additionally, she is a birth and postpartum doula.


Shawna Benge

Shawna Benge is a coach at Shape Our VIllage. In her role as a coach, Shawna partners with families in order to identify challenges, design individualized plans for support, and provide partner coaching to implement support. When a child shows a need for specialized care, it can lead to frustration and sometimes despair in families not equipped to support them. As a coach, Shawna connects families and individuals to strategies and resources necessary for building their ability to confidently support their child. 
Shawna is a veteran Education Specialist with extensive work in Behavioral/Emotional Disabilities. She is also a Program Specialist for Learning Support and Student Engagement. Shawna is dedicated to supporting families and individuals to build healthy habits and connections to live and thrive.
Shawna is the proud and crazed mom of two precocious boys, ages 12 and 17. She finds joy in nature, food, and traveling. She looks forward to partnering with you to build a deeper understanding of your child and your family in a supportive village community.

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