MaKena has been with Behavior Change Institute since January 2017. She started as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) where she implemented Applied Behavior Analysis therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in her community. In July of 2019, she accepted the position of Clinical Scheduling Coordinator. Within this position she has the opportunity to assist families in finding a technician that suits their individual needs. Alongside her clinical scheduling duties, MaKena continues to provide RBT services to families in the Albuquerque area.


The National Society of Leadership and Success, member since 2015
Psi Beta, The National Honors Society in Psychology, member since 2014

Areas of Interest

Communication Skills
Care Coordination
Healthcare in Underserved Communities
Early Childhood Development and Psychological Principles.


B.A., Psychology, University of New Mexico
A.A., Psychology, San Juan College

The BCI Mission and what it means to me

Behavior Change Institute is a team dedicated to serving others. MaKena has always had a passion for helping others, and early childhood development. Growing up in a rural area herself, she is proud to be part of a team who thrives on helping families in underserved communities. Coming from an RBT background, it is important to her that each family is paired with a technician that is compassionate, understanding, and provides a high-quality of service.