Clinical Support Team

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    Susan Stark

    M.S., CCC-SLP
    President

    Susan has been in private practice for over ten years in the Bay Area. She is a graduate from Eastern Illinois University and received a Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Texas Tech. Susan has expertise in the management of neurological communication disorders and language learning disorders with extensive experience as a speech/language pathologist in hospitals, medical facilities, special education settings, and home health care.
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    Jenny Ogar

    M.S., CCC-SLP
    Director of Behavior Intervention Services

    Jenny received her Master of Science in Communicative Disorders at San Francisco State University in 2000. She has a wide range of experience working with speech and language disorders in both children and adults, as a clinician, researcher, university instructor and SLP/CF supervisor. Jenny has published a number of research articles related to primary progressive aphasia (PPA), apraxia of speech and variants of aphasia due to stroke. She has also developed apps, books and parent education related to early literacy. Her areas of interest include aphasia, semantic dementia, ADHD, dyslexia, autism and motor speech disorders. She has particularly enjoyed working with multidisciplinary diagnostic teams to develop school-based and family-centered treatment plans.
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    Lucy So Lee

    M.A., BCBA
    Program Supervisor

    Lucy has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for over 15 years, with children and adults. She received her Master's Degree in Human Behavior and then pursued her BCBA certification. She began her career working in the home setting providing ABA services to children before transitioning to providing school based supports and consultation. Lucy has overseen behavioral programming in home programs, and school programs and takes a particular interest in working with school teams to ensure the success of the students she works with.
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    Tricia Dausses

    M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
    Clinical Supervisor

    Tricia received her Master Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from California State University, East Bay in Hayward. After several years of working in acute, sub-acute, and long term medical settings with adults, Tricia followed her passion to work with children. For the past ten years she has focused on pediatrics; assessing and providing treatment to children with speech and language delays and disorders associated with the Autistic Spectrum. She has extensive experience in early intervention focusing on implementing communication strategies such as Picture Exchange Communication Systems (PECS). She has provided both professional and parent training as well as supervision for CF clinicians, graduate interns, and SLPAs in a center-based setting.
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    DeAnna Mercier Glass

    M.Ed., BCBA
    Clinical Supervisor

    DeAnna has worked in the field of Behavior Analysis since 2002. She earned her Master's Degree in Education, Children's Mental Health and Applied Behavior Analysis from Johnson State College in her home state of Vermont. Since becoming Board Certified in 2006, DeAnna has overseen behavioral programming in non-public schools, provided extensive training and consultation to large groups of special educators, has supported intensive in-home programs, and spent 10 years mentoring and supervising a large group of Behavior Analysts within a private ABA Company. DeAnna is passionate about helping students learn in the least restrictive environment and also supporting special educators and behavior technicians with developing an understanding of behavior so they may be more successful in their work.
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    Leah Huang

    M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
    Clinical Supervisor

    Leah received her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders from California State University, East Bay and is a certified Board Certified Behavior Analyst. From accent modification therapy to pragmatics and social skills, Leah has provided services in schools, private, and hospital settings, working with the early intervention through adult populations. Leah has special interests in Autism Spectrum Disorders, specifically in Special Day Class programs and parent/caregiver training and collaboration. In addition to clinical supervision, Leah has worked both locally and abroad for the Bosnia Autism Project with SPG: Children Services International. As a behavior analyst, Leah has had experience supporting Registered Behavior Technicians, collaborating on Functional Behavior Assessments, and implementing behavior intervention strategies for students with special needs.
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    Judy Simon

    M.S., BCBA
    Clinical Supervisor

    Judy Simon has supported students, teachers, parents and colleagues for over 20 years. She has worked as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2001 and has nearly a decade of experience working as a credentialed Special Education Teacher. Judy has a passion for working with educational staff and parents helping them develop their ABA strategies to increase student learning and socially appropriate behaviors. If someone were to ask Judy what her dream job would be, she would say "Training others!"
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    Paul Zaporteza

    B.S., BCaBA
    Clinical Supervisor

    Paul Zaporteza has been working in the field of behavior for the past five years. Prior to his current role as a BCaBA Clinical Supervisor, Paul provided intensive one-to-one services as a Registered Behavior Technician to students with a wide range of behavioral needs in different classrooms throughout the Bay Area. Paul loves what he does. He enjoys mentoring, training and collaborating with educational staff and parents to develop ABA interventions to increase learning and social appropriate behaviors. He plans to pursue his master’s degree and BCBA certification in the near future.
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    Kathryn Germer

    M.Ed., BCBA
    Clinical Supervisor

    Kathryn received her Master's Degree in Special Education from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She is a credentialed special education teacher in both California and Tennessee in addition to being a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Kathryn has experience providing applied behavior analytic services in the school setting as special education teacher for middle school students with severe disabilities, as well as district-wide behavior specialist. In addition, Kathryn has taught graduate-level course work in special education at the University of Kansas and supported professional learning series to train school-based teams in designing, implementing, and evaluating functional assessment-based interventions for students with the most intensive behavioral needs. Kathryn has co-authored peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters related to classroom management strategies, systematic screening and identification of students at-risk, and schools' use of tiered interventions to support students' academic, behavioral, and social development. Kathryn is committed to supporting the multiple needs of students across environments through RBT supervision and collaboration with school-based teams.
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    Jody Slendebroek

    M.Ed., BCBA

    Jody has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2010 after studying under Drs. Lynn and Robert Koegel at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She later went on to get her Master’s Degree in Education and Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Jody spent three years providing fundamental ABA training to new staff, families and public schools and later went on to set up and support intensive in-home therapy programs for a private ABA company. Jody is passionate about teaching school staff and behavior technicians the fundamentals of applied behavior analysis so that they feel confident working with different types of individuals in various settings, while also seeing their students/clients progress and thrive in inclusive environments.