Tiffany K. Mrla, PhD

Tiffany K. Mrla, PhD

Title: Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Company: SageWay Behavioral Health
Location: Springdale, Arkansas, United States

Tiffany K. Mrla, PhD, Founder at SageWay Behavioral Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in behavioral health.

After coursework at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois from 1991 to 1993, Dr. Mrla obtained a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1998 and followed with a Master of Arts in education from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky in 2004. She later continued her education with a Doctor of Philosophy in education curriculum and instruction from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2016. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Dr. Mrla has been a tireless advocate for treating children with autism spectrum disorder, as well as other developmental, learning and behavior disabilities. She provided superior service as a teacher and district Autism consultant for Spencer County Public Schools in Kentucky and a district behavior specialist with the Springdale Public Schools from 2009 to 2017.

As founder and chief executive officer of SageWay Behavioral Health in Springdale, Dr. Mrla’s responsibilities include supervision and mentorship of staff, coordinating clinic openings across the state, and ensuring that services rendered are compliant, evidence-based, and of the highest quality. Additionally, for the past five years, she has excelled on the board of the Arkansas Association for Behavior Analysis as Vice President, President-Elect, President, Past President and Secretary. Dr. Mrla also serves as the legal and ethics committee chair and the practitioner’s committee chair.

Dr. Mrla has augmented her expertise with certifications include Applied Behavior Analysis, Teaching English Language Teaching Children with Learning and Behavior Disabilities and Certificate in Teaching Reading. Her memberships include the Council of Autism Service Providers, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, the Association for Behavior Analysis International, the Council for Exceptional Children, the Association for Curriculum Development and the Arkansas Association for Applied Behavior Analysis.

In the coming years, Dr. Mrla intends to open additional clinics in rural areas. In addition, she is working on an advocacy piece that focuses on removing the barriers to access not just children with autism but also to children with Down Syndrome.

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