- 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 Behavior Intervention 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.
- Coming Soon!Katie Bassard
Clinical SupervisorKatie Bassard was born and raised in Northern California. She earned a graduate degree in Special Education from the University of Washington, Seattle and has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2015. Katie has provided ABA services – consultation, assessment and trainings - to children across various settings and currently works with K-12 students.
- 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.
- Coming Soon!Shayla Duda
Clinical SupervisorShayla is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 15 years of experience working with families and schools. She has a Master in Education degree from UC Berkeley and is a dedicated, collaborative team member who is committed to high quality service to students, parents and teachers.
- Kathryn Germer
Clinical SupervisorKathryn 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.
- 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.
- Coming Soon!Rubilene Noguera
Clinical SupervisorRubilene has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 1994. She earned her Master degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Nevada Reno and her BCBA in 2004. Her experience ranges from working with children and adults in both home and school-based programs. In her role as a BCBA, Rubilene provides supervision to RBTs, assessments and trainings in general and special education programs. Additionally, she has also provided mentorship to individuals pursuing their BCBA. Rubilene is passionate about using behavior analytic technology across settings and populations, particularly in accounting for student and staff motivation and in teaching students’ social skills.
- Coming Soon!Lindsey Osborn
Clinical SupervisorLindsey has been working in the field of behavior intervention since 2001 in public education systems, non-public schools, residential facilities, in homes, early intervention settings, and adult day programs. She earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University in 2007 and has been working as a BCBA since that time. As part of her work, Lindsey has provided extensive ABA-based trainings to special and general education teachers and paraprofessionals, as well as parents and families. Lindsey is passionate about supporting children and educators with ABA to help provide the best quality educational programming.
- Coming Soon!Irene Quiambao
Clinical SupervisorIrene has been working in the special education field in various capacities for over 20 years. She began working as a special education teacher and has been a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SLPA) since 2005. She saw the usefulness of ABA in her therapy practices and in 2015 Irene obtained her a Master degree in Teaching specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst Irene is committed to providing the best possible service to students, parents and their school teams.
- Judy Simon
Clinical SupervisorJudy 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!"
- Jody Slendebroek
Clinical SupervisorJody 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.
- Coming Soon!Jacob Sosine
Clinical SupervisorJacob received his Master of Arts Degree in Professional Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from California State University, Chico. Jacob has consulted in a variety of settings including schools, homes, and care facilities. Jacob is passionate about making socially significant changes with the individuals we serve.
- Paul Zaporteza
Clinical SupervisorPaul 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.