Amanda Brott


Amanda Brott is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy. Amanda began work at Hope as a Behavior Analyst in the summer of 2005.  In this role, Amanda worked with children on overcoming problematic behavior as well as teaching them more appropriate alternative behaviors.  In her tenure at Hope, Amanda has held several positions.  These diverse roles within the organization have provided her the opportunity to immerse herself in all aspects of Hope; ensuring that Hope continues to provide leading edge care to the children they serve. She currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Hope and the TAP Program Manager.



Leigh Grannan


Leigh Grannan serves as Director for The Autism Clinic at Hope, located in Springfield, Edwardsville, and  St. Louis, MO. Leigh, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, earned a Master of Science in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She worked as a Clinical Instructor and School Coordinator for eight years at The Autism Program (TAP) of IL at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. There she collaborated with the program’s Speech-Language Pathologist to provide supervision to graduate students in the Behavior Analysis and Therapy and Communication Disorders and Sciences programs. In addition to clinic therapy services, she supervised graduate students providing consultation services in area schools. Leigh is a graduate of the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) training program. She has conducted research in language acquisition with children with ASD and is trained in administration of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule – 2nd Edition. Leigh has provided didactic trainings on a number of topics including challenging behavior, toilet training, and supporting students with ASD in the classroom. She also serves as the TAP Clinical Director.

Jodi Ogilvy


Julie Bilbrey-Smeltzer


The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) administrative offices are operated by Hope and are located in the Hope Pavilion, 5220 S. 6th Street Rd., Suite 2200, Springfield, IL 62703. Telephone (217) 585-5178