Candice Orejel, M.A. is a Case Supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Social Behavior in 2008. In 2013 she earned her Master of Arts in Psychology from Pepperdine University. She is currently finishing up her BCBA coursework at the Florida Institute of Technology, and looks forward sitting for the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. For six years, Candice provided ABA services as a case manager and a clinical supervisor in school settings,for children who met eligibility for autism, emotional disturbance, learning disability, and intellectual delay. She is experienced at developing and implementing behavior intervention programs, writing reports, supervising and supporting staff, and conducting staff training for new and veteran therapists. Candice is new to working in the home setting, but excited to gain new experience in the field of ABA.
Josephine Castillo Coble, M.A. is a case supervisor for the Los Angeles Office at Creative Solutions for Hope. She has worked for a several NPA’s (non-public agency) that cater to the behavioral and personal development of children on the Autism Spectrum. She graduated from the University of Great Falls, Montana with her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. She then attended Ryokan College, attain her Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology. Most recently she has completed her Board Certified Behavior Analyst coursework and supervision hours through Brandman University and is anticipating taking the BCBA exam February 2016.
Josephine has experience in managing 1:1 therapy, treatment plan and report writing, educating parents and school administration through consultation, and leading entry level staff trainings. Josephine has worked in the field for the past 7 years, beginning as a group home direct support staff and working her way up to a case supervisor. She believes whole heartedly in the fundamentals of Applied Behavior Analysis and its strong correlation with seeing progress in those diagnosed with Autism. Josephine is also passionate about working with early intervention and severely mentally delayed children. “There needs to be a lot more emphasis on what a child can do instead of what he cannot, the only thing that distinguishes between the two is , opportunity.” –Dr. Temple Grandin
Melissa Doble, M.A. earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at California State University of Fullerton in Human Services with a concentration in Mental Health. During her undergraduate studies she interned at numerous non-profit organizations. She provided services to young adolescents and adults with special needs. Her journey with Creative Solutions for Hope began in December 2013 as a 1:1 junior therapist. She soon demonstrated her passion in the field as she grew into the role of a senior therapist in November 2014. She has continued to pursue her desire in Applied Behavior Analyst (ABA) and has worked her way to the role of a Case Manager. Over the years she has gained experience across numerous educational programs, as well as Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ACC) devices, in addition to various ABA interventions. Melissa received her Master’s Degree in Teaching with a concentration in ABA at National University in March of 2016. In addition, she is prepping to sit in for the exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.
Theresa Talbot, M.A.
Case manager Theresa Talbot has 7 years of experience working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities. She graduated from Chapman University in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has completed her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, as well as, earned credits to sit for the Board certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. Her brother was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 3 and is her inspiration and motivation to not only grow within the field, but to help and support other families as well. Her career started at a preschool working with children diagnosed with autism during her senior year of college. After working at the preschool for 2 years, she discovered in-home ABA therapy and has worked her way up to being a case manager. She started as a junior therapist and has moved up to being a senior therapist and eventually a Parent Consultant where she acquired experience goal writing, report writing and behavior training with parents. Over the 7 years, Theresa has also gained experience in Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal response Training (PRT), Functional Communication Training (FCT) which includes Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Proloquo2go.
Stefanie Wimberly, M.S., is a case supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope (“CSH”). She has been working with CSH for over five years directly working with children with Autism and related disorders. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies in 2009 with a concentration in “multiple subjects” teaching. She currently is finishing her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology as well as earning credits to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam. Stefanie has diligently worked her way up from being a junior therapist, to a senior therapist, to now being a case supervisor thereby, building phenomenal rapport with families over time. She provides families with parent consultation and staff training as part of her case supervision role. Additionally, Stefanie has experience in drafting case specific goals for children, report writing, and creating stimuli. Furthermore, she conducts “Meet and Greets” with new families that join the CSH company. Moreover to working at CSH for over five years, she has worked with children with autism and related disorders for a total of over eight years in various settings such as Y-Inclusion at the YMCA and as an in-home respite. She has also worked in the Fullerton School District in special education classrooms as well as mainstream classrooms. Currently at CSH, Stefanie has provided staff training on behavior management for specific cases in different schools. She has experience in Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Verbal Behavior (VB), Independent Activity Schedule (IAS), and Functional Communication Training (FCT) which includes Pectoral Exchange Communication System (PECS) and communicative devices.
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. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) candidate at the University of Cincinnati, William is currently working toward a master’s degree in education with an emphasis on psychology to ensure that he not only becomes better at teaching, but at understanding his charges’ mental challenges as well.
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.