About – Shields Therapy Solutions

About

Meet Our Team

Taylor Williams, M.A., BCBA

Behavioral Health Director

Taylor Williams, M.A., BCBA

Behavioral Health Director
Taylor has been a resident of Colorado since 2021, when she moved from Houston, Texas, to Denver with her partner Spencer and their Schnoodle Coco Chanel. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Business Management in 2012 from the University of Houston. Taylor later completed her Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorder, at Ball State University in 2017. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst that same year. Taylor has been working with neurodiverse individuals since 2014, implementing ABA therapy services in intensive behavioral support clinics, schools, home, and community settings. She has also provided ABA services across the lifespan, working with children, adolescents, and adults. Taylor has worked closely with the community, advocating for increased support services and providing training to educators, parents, caregivers, and other support staff. Partnering with other therapies and professionals, she has coordinated treatment services with speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists, medical, and school staff. On the weekends, Taylor enjoys watching football with her partner, having a good brunch, and spending time at home.

Alicia Vozel, M.Ed., BCBA

Senior Clinical Supervisor

Alicia Vozel, M.Ed., BCBA

Senior Clinical Supervisor

Alicia Vozel, BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who provides behavioral services at Shields Therapy Solutions. She was born and raised in Texas, where she attended the University of North Texas for her undergraduate degree. She then moved to Phoenix, where she attended Arizona State University for her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been providing ABA services since 2013 across Texas, Arizona, California, and Colorado and has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. In her free time, she loves hiking with her Rhodesian Ridgeback, Teddy, and exploring new restaurants in Denver.

Melinda Sprinkel, B.S., RBT

Associate Clinical Supervisor

Melinda Sprinkel, B.S., RBT

Associate Clinical Supervisor

Melinda (“Lindy”) Sprinkel is a Registered Behavior Technician who has worked with Neurodivergent individuals for over 12 years. She is a Colorado Native who also lived in Virginia for 14 years. She attended The University of Phoenix, attained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, and is currently attending Capella University for her graduate degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis. She has been providing Applied Behavior Analysis services across the greater Denver area since 2019. Lindy has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and has served a population with high needs at a severe behavior treatment center. In her free time, she loves to grill, camp, and ride ATVs with her husband and son.

Robert D. Plowden

Chief Executive Officer

Robert D. Plowden

Chief Executive Officer

Robert has a passion for promoting growth by helping people achieve what may be seen by others as impossibility, but Robert believes that dreams can only be achieved if you continue to move forward no matter how hard it might be to achieve a goal. In 2015, he was awarded the District Minority Teacher of the Year in St. Lucie County, a prestigious honor that he holds dear to his heart as it is one of his biggest accomplishments.

Being an educator, Robert thought his path would lead him to become a school administrator. However, Robert path led him to entrepreneurship where he opened Shields Foundation. One tool that Robert has found to be most effective while working with consumers, is the importance of establishing and maintaining effective relationships. Robert motto for life is “Healthy relationships begin with trust and a mutual understanding that failure isn’t an option when effort is the driver and consistency is the main tool in every aspect of life.” – Robert.

In 2016 as a Host Home Provider, Robert was introduced to his first client who had various mental health and behavioral needs. He and this individual got very close which manifested into him fully submerging into the IDD world and never looking back.

Robert is an advocate for education, equality, and equity across the board. These advocacy pillars have evolved into him being a community activist. He successfully created and organized events to promote awareness for life-altering experiences such as life-threatening illnesses, sudden loss, and rights movements. Robert enjoys watching sports, time with family, but what brings him the most joy is helping others.

Andrea

Office / Bilingual Coordinator

Andrea

Office / Bilingual Coordinator

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