- Susan Stark
PresidentSusan 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.
- Jenny Ogar
Director of School-Based ServicesJenny 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.
- Lucy So Lee
Program SupervisorLucy 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.
- Tricia Dausses
M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
Clinical SupervisorTricia 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.
- DeAnna Mercier Glass
Clinical SupervisorDeAnna 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.
- Leah Huang
M.S., CCC-SLP, BCBA
Clinical SupervisorLeah 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.
- Laura Kellogg
M.A., Senior BCBA
SupervisorIn her role as a BCBA, Laura provides direct supervision to RBTs who are currently working with students in special day classes, as well as full inclusion settings. Laura has worked in education and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for over ten years. She has worked in both the school setting and the home setting providing ABA services. She received her MA from Alliant University in San Diego, CA in School Psychology and has her Pupil Personnel Services credential. In 2013, she became certified as a Behavior Analyst. She enjoys working with children and their families to support their growth both in the school and home settings.
- Coming Soon!Paul Zaporteza
B.S., RBT, Behavior Program Supervisor (coming soon)Paul received his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Cal State East Bay. As SPG's RBT Program Supervisor, Paul mentors and supports behavior technicians who are working towards Registered Behavior Technician certification. He has worked directly with students with a wide range of needs in school districts throughout the Bay Area and draws from this experience to mentor others and assist the entire behavior team. Paul is passionate about helping students achieve meaningful change and is looking forward to pursuing a master’s degree to become a BCBA.
- Erin Brady
M.A., BCBA, Board Certified Behavior AnalystErin has worked in the field of special education and Applied Behavior Analysis for over 15 years. She received her Master’s Degree and Teaching Credential in Special Education from San Francisco State and then went on to become a BCBA. Erin taught a special education autism class for San Francisco Unified School District before moving on to a special education administrator position in Monterey. Erin has overseen behavioral programs in schools, homes, and in the community, and has worked for school districts as well as non-public agencies. She uses her experience as a teacher and behavior analyst to supervise behavior technicians in the classroom and has a passion for collaborating with teachers to help students more effectively in a whole-child approach. Erin takes special interest in teaching children functional-life skills in an inclusive environment to enable students to be as independent as possible, in and out of the classroom.
- Shirley Sastiel
M.S., CCC-SLP, Senior BCBAAs one of SPG’s Senior BCBAs, Shirley has co-developed and implemented ABA trainings for behaviorists who are on track for certification as RBTs. She is an adjunct professor with National University and currently teaches courses for BCBA students who will become dually certified SLPs/BCBAs. Shirley provides direct supervision to RBTs working one-on-one with students in SDCs and other educational settings. She has provided speech and language services in both school-based and private clinic settings since earning her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from New York University in 2010. She obtained her BCBA Certificate in May. She has provided both speech-language and behavior services to students in SDCs and other educational settings.
- Judy Simon
M.S., BCBA, Board Certified Behavior AnalystJudy 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!"
- Coming Soon!Jody Slendebroek
M.Ed., BCBAJody 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.