Common Ground Cooperative (CGC) provides individualized services and education to children, families, and communities in need of academic and social-emotional support with a foundation in behavior analysis. We value each family and community's distinct views, ethics, and treatment preferences, and vow to operate with respect and socially valid treatment for each client.
Meet the Founders
We believe in the strength and potential of individuals working in a community spirit of collaboration as a means of problem solving. It is with that spirit that this team began its journey. Our passionate team consists of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, MNPS Teachers (including both Exceptional Educators and General Educators), and individuals with experience in Social Work, Public Administration, and Child Development. We look forward to expanding capacity by growing our network to provide collaborative opportunities with a diverse group of local partners.
Heidi Snow-Witzeman, M.Ed., BCBA
Prior to co-founding CGC, Heidi worked with children in the field of ABA for over 7 years as both a sole-proprietor and as a therapist and lead-teacher at a local child development center for children with special needs. Heidi's experiences include supervision, programming, and 1:1 & group therapies based in Behavior Analysis.
Heidi steers and supervises Common Ground Cooperative programs and operations as the head executive. Heidi provides vision and leadership for the organization and is a key representative of CGC in the community. Heidi also provides ABA services to clients as the Supervising BCBA. She offers supervision and support to Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and members of the ABA therapy team.
Director of Education
Michael J. Jackson, M.Ed.
Michael is a co-founder of CGC and currently serves in an executive advisory capacity. Michael provides leadership on fundraising, grant writing, community advocacy, and is working to develop CGC after-school and out-of-school support programs. Michael is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in education and is a special-education teacher with Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Director of Consultation
Morgan McCall, M.S. Applied Behavior Analysis; BCBA
Morgan brings six years of experience in the field as a sole-proprietor and lead-teacher at a child development center for children with special needs. In addition to providing 1:1 and group ABA therapies, Morgan works to build local consultation partnership to help develop local capacity through consultation support programs for schools and organizations that work with youth. Morgan also provides focused-ABA hours to clients as a member of the ABA Therapy Team.
Director of Operations & Development
Kean Snow-Witzeman, MPA;
Kean brings nine years of nonprofit leadership and teaching experience to CGC. For the past five years, Kean taught in Metro Nashville Public Schools and Kingsport City Schools. As an AmeriCorps team leader, he supervised staff and worked directly with youth in schools in California. Kean works to support the internal operations of CGC and develop the organization into a strong and sustainable nonprofit serving the needs of children and families in Middle Tennessee.
Meet our Growing ABA Therapy Team
Heidi Snow-Witzeman: M.S. Spec Ed; BCBA
Morgan McCall: M.S. ABA; BCBA
Chelsea Shannon: M.S. ABA; BCBA
Bethany Pittman: M. Ed; BCBA
Korie Hendrix: RBT
Rachel Olive: RBT