Meet our Staff

Behavior Analyst

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Mary Collins

Psy. D, BCBA, LABA

We are excited to welcome Mary Collins, Behavior Analyst to our team. Mary is originally from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She received both her Bachelor and Master Degrees from the University of St. Francis-Fort Wayne in the field of psychology. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University. Mary also has her Autism Certification and Applied Behavior Analysis Certification through the University of the Minnesota- Twin Cities; and is a Certified Parent Child Interaction Therapist (PCIT). Mary has over 10 years of experience working with children who have developmental disabilities and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Mary’s professional areas of interest include self-injurious behaviors; Augmentative Alternative Communication; Learning Theory; and helping children and their families achieve their goals. Mary is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and a Licensed Applied Behavior Analyst.

When Mary isn’t helping her patients and their families, she enjoys spending time outside with her husband, Mitch, and 11-month-old son, Fischer, swimming and going to the park, boating at the lake and playing with their rescue dog Delilah. 

Mary joined the Pediatric Partners team in fall 2017. 

Mental Health Counselor

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Cathy Hjelle

LPCC, LICSW

Cathy has over 25 years’ experience in the Fargo-Moorhead community as a mental health counselor. Cathy specializes in child/adolescent and family therapy, often utilizing a child-centered play therapy approach when focusing on mental health services for children who present a variety of disorders including: ADHD, anxiety disorders, cognitive disorders and much more. Cathy also has specialized training in attachment therapy.

Cathy a mother of three enjoys reading mystery novels, gardening and nature, cooking and movies. Cathy joined the Pediatric Partners team in May 2017.

Neuropsychologist

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Dr. Justin J. Boseck

Ph.D, L.P., ABPdN, C.B.I.S

Dr. Justin J. Boseck earned his Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology from Ball State University. He then went on to complete internship and residency in clinical neuropsychology working with children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, acquired brain injuries, and psychiatric illnesses.

Dr. Boseck currently focuses on assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders and psychiatric concerns including, but not limited to, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, learning disorders, mood disorders, behavioral dysregulation, anxiety, and brain injury. Dr. Boseck is a Licensed Psychologist, Board-Certified Pediatric Neuropsychologist, and Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

In Dr. Boseck’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his children, playing & watching sports of any kind, music, and being outdoors as much as possible.

Dr. Boseck joined Pediatric Partners Neurobehavioral Health in March 2017.

Occupational Therapists

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Susan S- Clinic Coordinator

MS, OTR/L

Susan received her master of science in occupational therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck. She has worked in mental health, adult, and pediatric settings such as in-patient, partial hospitalization, school systems, and with community-based therapy.  

Susan continues to advance her learning through the Beck Institute in cognitive behavioral therapy.

In her spare time Susan enjoys biking, swimming, baking and spending time with her husband and their children.

Susan joined sister clinic Pediatric Therapy Partners' team in 2014, and was recently promoted to Therapy Coordinator at Pediatric Partners Neurobehavioral Health.

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Anna Peinovich

MOT, OTR/L

Anna is a Fargo native. She received both her bachelors and master’s in occupational therapy from the University Of North Dakota. She gained fieldwork experience in pediatric care as well as mental health hospitalization. Anna’s past work experience includes working in an adolescent mental health clinic and working as a Certified Nursing Assistant through college. Anna is very interested in all aspects of adolescent mental health. She is NBCOT and CPR certified.

Outside of OT, Anna spends her time playing volleyball, enjoys yoga daily, and spending time at the lake with family and friends.

Anna joined our team in the spring of 2017.

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Brooke Schaley

COTA/L

Brooke attended North Dakota State College of Science to earn her Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant License. Brooke has experience in transitional care, acute care, pediatric outpatient and mental health. She has additional training in zones of regulation, challenging behaviors and sensory integration. Brooke is NBCOT certified, as well as CPR/AED certified.

When she’s not helping patients and their families, she enjoys spending time at the lake, playing and watching sports, and being with family.

Brooke joined the OT team at Pediatric Partners in October 2017.

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Sarah, a Grafton native, received both her bachelors and master’s in occupational therapy from the University Of Mary in Bismarck. She gained fieldwork experience in pediatric care with a focus in sensory and reflex integration; she also worked in a private practice prior to joining Pediatric Partners. Sarah’s areas of interest include handwriting, orthopedics, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and sensory & reflex integration.

Outside of OT, Sarah enjoys being active and outdoors, music, acting, reading and is a fourth degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Sarah joined our team in June 2017.

Speech-Language Pathologists

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Ashley Hovde

MS, CFY-SLP

Ashley Hovde has joined Pediatric Partners Neurobehavioral Health as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Ashley earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Dakota and Bachelor of Science Degree in the field of Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences from Minnesota State University of Moorhead.

Ashley has a variety of experience working in early childhood, pediatrics and with the adult population. Her experience ranges from providing treatment for swallowing, language disorders, articulation, pragmatics, and fluency. Ashley enjoys the variety that being a pediatric speech therapist brings every day.

While Ashley isn’t taking care of her patients she enjoys going to the lake, trying new recipes and spending time with friends and family.  

Ashley joined Pediatric Partners in August 2017.

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Danielle Olson

MS, CFY-SLP

Danielle earned her Bachelors and Master’s Degree from Minnesota State University of Moorhead. Danielle has experience in neurology and outpatient pediatrics. Her professional interests include feeding, language delays and Autism Spectrum disorder. She likes the variety that being a pediatric SLP brings and the opportunity to learn something new every day!

When Danielle isn’t seeing patients, she enjoys outdoor activities, spending time with friends and family, cooking and loves dogs!

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Stephanie Jordan

MS, CCC-SLP

Stephanie received a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and a Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences from Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Stephanie has experience in the public school system serving early childhood special education students and children with a variety of speech and language disorders. Her areas of interest include language disorders, literacy, and feeding disorders. Stephanie is also certified in SOS Feeding Therapy and Hanen's It Takes Two to Talk language therapy. 

When not seeing patients, Stephanie enjoys the outdoors, especially biking and climbing.

Stephanie joined sister company Pediatric Therapy Partners in 2013 and transitioned to Pediatric Partners Neurobehavioral Health in May 2017.

Front Office

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Nicole Schuler

Office Manager

Nicole holds a Medical Secretary degree from Northwest Technical College in East Grand Forks, MN. She has extensive experience in the industry, including 10 years at an inpatient psychiatric unit, three years as an office manager for a chemical dependency center, and seven years as an intake coordinator for victims of domestic violence.

When she’s not serving patients and their families, Nicole enjoys spending time with her husband and their young daughter, watching her daughter play soccer, and watching UND hockey. Nicole also enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.

Nicole worked at sister company Pediatric Therapy Partners, and was recently promoted to Office Manager of Pediatric Partners Neurobehavioral Health.

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Anna Olson

Office Assistant

Anna is originally from Maddock, North Dakota. She has worked in an office setting for over thirty years.

In her free time Anna enjoys spending time with her husband of almost forty years, her children and grandchildren. She also enjoys going to the lake, quilting and just started her long time wish of learning to play the violin.

Anna joined Pediatric Partners in the Fall of 2017.

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Shannon Brendefur

Office Assistant

Shannon attended NDSCS for two years; she has over ten years of experience in an office setting, over five years working with children and has worked in the school system.  Shannon is AED and CPR certified.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, going to the lake, concerts and likes to explore a new travel spot every year.