Ali Chiu, M.S., BCBA is a Clinical Supervisor in our Orange County office. She has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), providing services to individuals with developmental and genetic disorders/disabilities, for 5 years—both through direct intervention and as a supervisor. She graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Communicative Disorders and a minor in Child and Adolescent Studies from California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). She then earned her Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in July of 2016, and received her board certification in November of the same year. While at CSUN, Ali participated in a research lab focused on functional behavior assessments—functional analysis to be specific—which continues to be a passion of hers today.
Before Ali decided she wanted to be a behavior analyst, she had a passion for working with children, and demonstrated that by volunteering at various non-profit agencies all focused on the well being of children and their families. Her passion for the field is hard to deny and her dedication to help the entire family unit, can be seen in every interaction you have with her. Helping and supporting those in need are what feeds her drive/love for ABA and she ultimately aims to do that every single day.
Cecilia Sanchez, M.A., BCBA, is a clinical supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. She joined the team in 2013 upon graduating from California Polytechnic State University where she earned her degree in Biology. Cecilia completed her Master’s degree in Teaching with a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from National University. Cecilia Sanchez obtained her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credentialing in June of 2016.
In the past three years, Cecilia has been promoted from junior therapist to senior therapist then on to become a case manager and most recently a promotion to clinical supervisor. Cecilia’s extensive knowledge and experience has afforded her opportunities to work with an array of children affected by autism, Down’s syndrome and other developmental disabilities.
On her spare time, Cecilia volunteers for organizations such as Medical Centers, Hospitals and Non-profit organizations.
Jennifer Manley-Stanley, M.Ed., BCBA has a BA in psychology and received a Masters in Education with a specialty in applied behavior analysis. She has been an board certified behavior analysis since November 2015. Prior to earning her BCBA, she worked as a direct service provider through a non-public agency and worked in schools, homes, and the community with children aged 3-19 years old.
Jennifer has been working with children of varied abilities for over 20 years in multiple contexts. She believes in working with each student to assist in expanding their communication, social, and self-help skills so that each person will be as independent as possible throughout their lives.
Jordan Dunham, M.A., BCBA, has had over 5 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). She graduated from the University of California, Irvine in 2012 with a major in Sociology and minors in Cognitive Psychology and Education. She earned her Master’s degree March 2016 in Teaching with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis from National University, Jordan obtained the recognition of Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in June of 2016.
Jordan started with Creative Solutions for Hope as a junior therapist and has moved her way up from senior therapist to social skills leader to case manager and currently as clinical supervisor. As a social skills leader, Jordan worked with kiddos to gain skills including perspective taking, conversation skills, choral directives, and much more! Jordan has a passion working with individuals affected with autism spectrum disorders and their families in order to come up with a plan to improve everyone’s daily life.
Randi Ann Ethridge, M.S., BCBA Graduated from CSULB with a major in Child Development and later went on to complete a dual teaching program, credentialed to teach both general education and special education. She is a certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a master’s degree in special education and has been working in this particular field for over 16 years. Randi Ann has also had the opportunity to work in the OceanView school district with a preschool SDC classroom. The passion for working with families continued to pull her back to a more clinical setting. Randi Ann worked at an early global development center and learned beside SLP’s,OT’s, PT’s and fellow behavior therapists under one roof, learning various foundational knowledge in each discipline, only enhancing her overall behavioral approach. For 15 years Randi Ann’s focus was in the area of pediatrics and behavioral treatment. As a parent educator she has been able to bring necessary skills and useful strategies to aide families in connecting and communicating with their young children. Randi Ann is trained in Pivitol Response Training (PRT) and Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Verbal Behavior (VB) and Functional Communication Training (FCT). Randi Ann’s most recent role as a mother of beautiful little girl has brought much more depth and understanding to her teaching approach with parents. “It is one of the best jobs to be a mother and yet one of the most challenging, but worth every second”. Randi Ann is excited to be joining the CS4H family.
Roya Beheshti, M.A., BCBA is the Assistant Clinical Director of the Orange County office. She has been working in the Applied Behavior Analysis field for over eight years and has provided services for children and families diagnosed with Autism and related disorders. Roya received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in 2008 at the University of California Riverside and received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2012. Roya received her BCBA credential in August of 2014.
Roya’s life passion is helping the children and families she serves and witnessing the progress they make on a day to day basis. She has had experience implementing behavioral intervention programs, conducting direct therapy, conducting parent training sessions, report and functional behavior assessment writing, early intervention therapy, daily living skills programming, functional communication training using Verbal Behavior and supporting direct support staff through supervision practices. Roya is also fluent in Spanish and Farsi. Her goal is to facilitate a supportive environment for the clients and staff in order to render the most effective treatment possible.
Sarah is a Regional Director at Creative Solutions for Hope. She has been working for CSH for over eight years providing Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) services for children and families diagnosed with Autism and other related disorders. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2008. Sarah earned her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in March of 2016 and earned her BCBA credentialing in September of 2016.
Sarah has experience in developing and implementing behavioral intervention programs, one-to-one therapy, educating parents through parent training and consultation within the home and community settings, report writing, supporting staff, and developing and conducting company-wide staff trainings. Sarah has had comprehensive training in the principles of behavior analysis and various methodologies, such as: Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Training, Functional Communication Training, and various technologies of ABA, such as: prompting, fading, task analysis, chaining, shaping, and generalization.
Case supervisor William Chong’s passion for helping children has invigorated his 12 years of practicing applied behavior analysis. His extensive training in the field, including verbal behavior and pivotal response training, enables him to provide the best possible outcome for his charges. His love of sports has led him to emphasize physical activities, such as movement and play, in his natural environment training program, giving children a fun and engaging way to work on modifying their challenging behaviors and improve their verbal skills. William has set up programs to help children and their parents both at home and in school.
William has been devoted to helping children overcome behavioral problems and physical disabilities since before 1999, when he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Soon after graduating, he decided to focus on behavior therapy, believing that coaching can help almost any child can get along better in daily life. In 2006, William joined Cornerstone Therapies, a center that specializes in aiding children with serious developmental issues. There, he worked as a behavior therapist and physical therapist assistant, aiding children with disabilities such as Autism, Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Since then, he has continued to help children of many ages and disability levels.
Now, more than 12 years after beginning his professional education, William’s desire to help disabled children reach their full potential has not waned.
Our team of experienced board-certified behavior analysts, licensed psychologists, supervisors, senior behavior therapists and behavior therapists have a combined experience of over 100 years in helping children who face a variety of challenges.