Varner, M.S., BCBA
Senior Clinical Supervisor | Orange County
Kinsey is a Clinical Supervisor and the Social Skills Group Leader at Creative Solutions for Hope. She has been with CSH since 2015. She is responsible for providing oversight on cases and to therapists as well as designing and implementing interventions and programs. Kinsey is also the social skills leader and is responsible for creating and developing the curriculum for all of the Social Skills Groups as well as leading some of the SSG groups. She has experience with the use of speech generated devices, promoting social skills as well as training staff. Kinsey graduated from National University with her Master’s in Applied Behavioral Analysis in May of 2018, and earned her BCBA credentialing in December 2018. During her free time, she likes to do yoga and with her friends and family.
Kirstie Gillespie, M.S., BCBA
Senior Clinical Supervisor | San Diego
Kirstie Gillespie is a Senior Clinical Supervisor in the Orange County region. She started working at Creative Solutions for Hope in 2016 and is responsible for directly overseeing clinical supervisors and case managers. She completes and provides oversight for completion of Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), progress reports, behavior intervention plans, and service titration planning. She is responsible for training incoming senior therapists, case managers, and supervisors. Kirstie holds a bachelors degree in behavioral sciences with a specialization in childhood obesity, a masters degree in applied behavior analysis (ABA), and is currently completing a doctorate program in psychology, specializing in the treatment of co-occurring behavior disorders with presence of aggression, property destruction, and/or self-injurious behaviors. She has been a practicing board-certified behavior analyst (BCBA) since 2018. Prior to working at CSH, Kirstie worked in an integrated healthcare system, working with patients suffering from Stroke and other neurological disorders, then later managing the Hospital’s Strategic Operations Center (SOC). Kirstie utilizes her education and experience in neuroscience and background in lean, supportive management systems as a staple in every team she is part of. In her free time, Kirstie enjoys snowboarding, playing with her dog, and drinking coffee.
Katelynn Richmond, M.S., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor | Orange County
Katelynn Richmond is a clinical supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. She has been with the CSH family since 2015. She is responsible for providing support to behavior therapists, case managers, and parents/caregivers, in addition to designing and implementing individualized behavior intervention programs for clients. She has experience working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities with a wide range of ages in the home, community, and school settings. Throughout her time at CSH, she gained experience in implementing principle ABA methodologies, including Discrete Trial Training, Functional Communication Training, and Pivotal Response Training. She is passionate about ensuring that her interventions have a positive impact on her clients’ lives and their families. Katelynn graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine in 2015 and received her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University in 2021. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in June 2021. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and collecting antique tea cups.