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Discover Opya

Our mission is to prepare young children diagnosed with autism to reach their full potential, while making the therapy experience as easy as possible for parents.

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Our Team

We are proud of our amazing clinical team of highly trained, compassionate BCBAs, RBTs, Speech Therapists, and Occupational Therapists that have dedicated their lives to helping children diagnosed with autism reach their full potential.

If you want to make a dramatic difference in the lives of children and their families, a career in at Opya may be your calling. Click here to learn more about open positions at Opya.

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Leadership

Our leadership team is dedicated to building a company that helps as many children and families as possible. We hire and train the best therapists and support them with our proprietary technology so we can best serve our clients.

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Alden Romney
CEO 

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Keiko Ikeda
Chief Clinical Officer

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Brad Kerstetter
CFO

Our Story

Our founder, Jonathan Wright, grew up admiring his mother, an adolescent psychiatrist who devoted her entire life to the care of children with severe mental illnesses. After a career spanning more than 20 years in the healthcare and technology sectors, Jonathan realized that he too could make a difference. He answered the call by creating a better autism therapy option for young children and their parents. 

And so, Opya was born. The “Op” in Opya sounds like the “Op” in optimism and represents the company’s desire to bring hope to every family with a young child diagnosed with autism.

As a leader in early intervention behavioral therapy, we use proven therapy strategies combined with our proprietary connective technology to achieve the best outcomes, optimize communication, and ease the burden on parents and clinical teams.

Service Areas

We’re continuously expanding our services. Tell us where you’d like to see us next!

Alden Romney, CEO

Alden is an accomplished healthcare leader with close to 20 years of experience in executive and CEO roles of businesses with $5M to $500M in revenue. Prior to Opya, Alden was the CEO of Pacific Fertility Center, where he and his team helped thousands of people achieve their dreams of having a family. Today, Alden is intent on transforming early intervention autism care with Opya’s unique approach of tech-enabled, multi-disciplinary therapy for children newly diagnosed with autism. Alden joined Opya in 2019 and is leveraging his passion and leadership to help as many children and families  as possible. When he’s not leading his team at Opya, Alden can be found surfing the Pacific coast.  

Keiko Ikeda, Chief Clinical Officer

Keiko has over 25 years of healthcare experience, initially as a speech and language pathologist providing direct care services for pediatric populations, now as Chief Clinical Officer for Opya. Her passion for improving the lives of clients and families led her to take on leadership roles such as the Associate Director of Therapies at Easter Seals Bay Area, where she supported a team helping hundreds of kids with autism. Keiko joined Opya in 2016 and leads the company’s clinical operations, and she believes that the power of a multi-disciplinary approach to early intervention leads to better outcomes.  When she’s not guiding our amazing clinical team, Keiko can be found off-road camping in Death Valley.

Brad Kerstetter, CFO

Brad has over 30 years of experience as a controller, finance manager and CFO, and prior to Opya held financial leadership roles at the autism-focused organizations Center for Social Dynamics and Easter Seals Bay Area, where he helped support the growth and stability of the businesses. With extensive experience in finance and accounting, Brad is a strategic partner to both the operations and clinical teams. Brad joined Opya in 2021 because he’s passionate about making a difference in the lives of children diagnosed with autism. When he’s not managing the books, Brad can be found road biking the Tri-Valley area.