Angie graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2012 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. Shortly after she entered the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) where her passion to help kids with developmental disabilities grew and prompted her to further her role as a behavioral analyst. In the summer of 2017, she completed her Master’s program for ABA at Ball State University. Angie first entered into Creative Solutions for Hope as a Senior Therapist and received a promotion within her first two years and is now a Case Manager. She is currently working towards earning credits and has plans to sit for her BCBA certification in the near future.
Angie has been working in the field for over 4 years with children diagnosed with Autism and related disorders between the ages of 2-18. She has had experience implementing behavioral intervention programs, conducting one to one direct therapy, and parent consultation in the home, school and community setting. She also trains and supports staff in implementing ABA strategies and uses her creativity to create fun, and engaging stimuli for our clients. In addition, she also has experience conducting Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), and Verbal Behavior (VB) such as implementing a Picture Exchange Communication System. With her new role, she is becoming more familiar with goal writing, program progressions, behavior support plans (BSPS), and report writing.
Gloria is a case manager at Creative Solutions for Hope. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology in 2012. Her passion for helping people has led her to the field of ABA as a Behavior Therapist in 2013. After seeing her clients’ progress and the impact she made in the families’ lives, she furthered her education and earned her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at National University in 2017.
Gloria has experience in one-to-one therapy and educating parents through parent consultation in the home, school, and community settings, supporting staffs, developing and implementing behavior intervention programs, conducting assessments, and report writing. Gloria has had comprehensive training in Verbal Behavior (VB), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Functional Communication Training (FCT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and various technologies of ABA, such as: prompting, fading, task analysis, chaining, shaping, and generalization.
Kinsey is currently a Case Manager trainee and Social Skills leader at Creative Solutions for Hope. Kinsey started with Creative Solutions in 2015 and quickly found her passion working with kids and teaching them new skillsets utilizing her creativity. As the Social Skills Leader, where she is devoted to creating fun, creative, and educational classes for all age groups. After graduating from California State University Long Beach with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2015 she decided to continue her education by working towards her Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis at National University. After earning her Masters in ABA she will continue on the road to becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analysist.
Staci Lightfoot has been in this field for about ten years. Staci started her career off as a 1:1 therapist, was promoted to senior therapist, and then became a case manager. Staci’s experiences include working with clients from ages three to nineteen with Autism and other developmental disabilities. She has worked in the school and home settings and found them both to be very rewarding in very different ways. Staci’s professional background includes a Masters Degree in Arts and Teaching and is currently working towards completing the BCBA coursework and going to continue on to a Ph. D. program in early 2019.
Stephanie enjoys bringing her unconventional perspective and expertise to the Creative Solutions For Hope (CSH) team. In June 2014 she completed a Master of Arts in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and passed the necessary examination to obtain her certification as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Her coursework focused on aiding individuals with exceptionalities to live fuller, more independent lives by facilitating them in gaining and sustaining rewarding employment. Additionally, in June 2014, Stephanie completed the coursework for a second masters, this one in Public Administration. During this time she developed skills necessary to lead/manage within an organization and communicate and interact effectively with a diverse and ever changing workforce. Her exposer to the field of behavioral health began in 2013 as an instructor at the University Center for Developmental Disabilities. Since then, she has been a Program Coordinator, Training Manager, and Social Skills Supervisor. She fervently believes in CHS’s mission statement and gains great satisfaction in supporting individuals in meeting their full potential.