A Mission-Driven Approach

LEARN Behavioral originated from the idea of creating data-driven, culturally-relevant, and customized treatment plans that meet the diverse needs of children with autism. It should come as no surprise, then, that our leadership team takes a mission-driven, collaborative approach to leading LEARN into the future of autism treatment, with a growth-oriented mindset in tow.

Meet Some of Our Leaders

Michael Maloney

Founder and CEO

Michael serves as LEARN Behavioral’ s CEO, having founded LEARN in 2007 with a bold mission: to help all children succeed in school and life. Before LEARN, Michael spent 14 years in the education industry in various leadership roles in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from Catholic University of America and is passionate about services that offer a family-focused approach, utilize evidence-based practices, and ensure deep respect for every client’s individual needs.

Hanna Rue, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Chief Clinical Officer

As the chief clinical officer at LEARN, Dr. Hanna Rue oversees quality assurance, training, data systems, professional development, and clinical research. She brings to her role more than 20 years of work with individuals with developmental disabilities in home, school, clinic, and residential settings. Previously, Hanna held a joint position at May Institute as the vice president of Autism Services and the executive director of the National Autism Center, where she chaired the second phase of the National Standards Project. More recently, as part of a global team, she helped develop a standard set to define outcomes and measurement tools for treating autism spectrum disorder with the International Consortium of Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM). Hanna holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Dakota and maintains board certification as a behavior analyst.

Justin Funches


As president of LEARN, Justin oversees the organization’s autism services team. He brings to the position more than a decade of experience working with clinicians serving children with autism and other special needs at LEARN and Progressus Therapy (now Invo Healthcare). He holds both a B.A. and an MBA from Harvard University and is a founding board member of the National Coalition for Access to Autism Services.

Rob Haupt, M.S., BCBA

Executive Vice President

Rob oversees LEARN’s partnership department and clinical support teams, which manage administrative operations functions, including payor contracting, credentialing, intake, scheduling, authorizations, clinical compliance, and operational systems. He brings to the position 20-plus years of experience working with individuals with disabilities, having led the expansion of Autism Spectrum Therapies (AST) from southern California to northern California and eight additional states. With an M.S. in counseling, Rob is a board certified behavior analyst and has served on several boards and taught at California State University, Los Angeles.

Sabrina Daneshvar, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Senior Vice President, Clinical Services

Dr. Sabrina Daneshvar oversees service delivery and clinical operations across several states at LEARN. An active member of the autism community, Dr. Daneshvar has presented at many state and national conferences, authored articles for peer-reviewed journals, and served as a guest grant reviewer for Autism Speaks and a guest reviewer for the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions. With a Ph.D. in developmental psychology, she teaches graduate-level courses and is a board certified behavior analyst and licensed psychologist. Recently, Dr. Daneshvar was selected for Chief, a membership network that connects and supports female leaders.

Don Scheeler

President, LEARN Academy

As the president of LEARN Academy, a division of LEARN Behavioral, Don oversees the organization’s special education and academic intervention services and programs. Previously, he worked with the Sylvan/Educate family of companies and served as the president and CEO of Progressus Therapy (now Invo Healthcare) and the general manager for the higher education startup 2U (formerly 2tor). He holds a B.S. in finance from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University, and serves on the boards of Dream Big Baltimore and the University of Maryland Foundation.

Ronit Molko, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Strategic Advisor

Dr. Ronit Molko is a strategic advisor and board member for LEARN Behavioral and works alongside LEARN’s leadership team to advocate for high quality standards and best practices in autism services, identify new and innovative technology solutions and seek out partnership opportunities. Dr. Molko is the co-founder and former CEO of Autism Spectrum Therapies acquired by Learn It Systems, (the predecessor to LEARN) in 2014. Dr Molko serves on multiple for profit and nonprofit boards. Dr. Molko’s educational credentials include a PhD in Applied Behavioral Science & Family Life from the University of Kansas. Dr. Molko is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (CA & WA) and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

Yolanda McGee

Senior Vice President, Revenue Cycle Management

Yolanda McGee is a revenue cycle management executive with more than 15 years of healthcare experience. She is known for her strategic perspective, operational acumen, and growth mindset. Her secret weapon? Her unwavering commitment to mission. Yolanda’s leadership style is all about coaching, inspiring change, and busting organizational barriers. Having honed her skills in the behavioral health field at Pathways Health & Human Services, Yolanda now brings her transformational vision to LEARN. Here, she’ll continue to drive growth, improve efficiency, and build engaged teams.

Margaret “Maggie” Ruvoldt

Chief Human Resources Officer

As the chief human resources officer at LEARN, Maggie Ruvoldt is the driving force behind the company’s human resources strategy. She oversees HR, talent acquisition and onboarding, HR technology, total compensation, and talent management. She brings a wealth of experience in her role, with more than three decades spent in human resources, business operations, and account management. Before joining LEARN, Maggie spent more than a decade in the EdTech sector, including as the chief people officer for 2U, Inc. Her passion lies in nurturing leaders and contributing to mission-driven organizations. She holds a bachelor’s in psychology from Connecticut College, a master’s in human resource management from Rutgers University, and a master of business administration from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler’s Business School. 

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