meet our
Clinical team

Kinsey Varner, M.S., BCBA​

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 free time, she likes to do yoga and with her her friends and family.

Kirstie Gillespie, M.S., BCBA​

Clinical Supervisor | Orange County​

Kirstie Gillespie joined the CSH family in 2016, and is currently working as a Clinical Supervisor providing support to direct therapy, staff oversight, program development, creation and implementation of behavior intervention plans, and Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) to clients and families with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities and related behavior disorders. Kirstie graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Behavioral Science with a focus in Childhood Health and Wellness in 2015. She received her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2017, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in November 2018. Prior to working at CSH, Kirstie worked in an integrated healthcare system, working directly with patients suffering from Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injuries, then later managing the Hospital’s Strategic Operations Center. 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, and every family she works with. In her free time, Kirstie enjoys snowboarding, hiking, working out, and photography.

Jenny You, M.A., BCBA​

Clinical Supervisor | Orange County​

Jenny You is a Clinical Supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. Jenny is responsible for providing support to behavioral therapist, case managers, parents, and implementing behavior intervention plans. She has experience in Discrete Trial Training, Verbal behavior, Pivotal Response Training, and Functional Communication Training. Jenny is passionate about all things therapy, and that it gives opportunities to thrive in life with just a little help and perspective. She values when individuals allow her into their world, and with that understanding, collaborating with compassion, fun, and learning! Jenny graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor’s of Arts in the field of Communicative Disorders. She received her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis at National University in 2019, and obtained her BCBA in 2020. During her free time, she enjoys being active, working out, running, and playing sports.

Ariel Kellam, M.S., BCBA

Clinical Supervisor | Orange County​

Ariel Kellam is a Clinical Supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. She is responsible for oversight of case therapists, monitoring client progress, updating treatment plans and facilitation of behavior analysis principles. Ariel has experience in creating and developing intervention plans, parent consultation, and direct therapy in the school, home and clinic setting. In addition, she has experience in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), and training staff. She enjoys coordinating social skills groups amongst peers and is a certified CPI Instructor. Ariel graduated from Arizona State University in 2018 with her Masters in Education-Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In her free time she enjoys cooking, snowboarding, hiking and taking her dogs and son to the beach.

Erika Sinn, M.A., BCBA

Clinical Supervisor | Inland Empire

Erika Sinn is a Clinical Supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. She is responsible for overseeing case managers and therapists (including Registered Behavior Technicians [RBT’s]) as well as clientele. Erika also conducts the functional behavior assessment for the Inland Empire region. She has experience with program development, creation and implementation of behavior intervention plans, 1:1 therapy, parent training and consultations. She also has a comprehensive training in the principle of behavior analysis and various methodologies such as: Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Training, Functional Communication Training, Pivotal Response Training. Erika graduated from California State University, San Bernardino and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She also has her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy from the Argosy University and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). During Erika’s free time, she likes to cook and hike.

Stephanie Wimberly, M.S., BCBA​

Clinical Supervisor | Inland Empire​

Stefanie Wimberly is a Clinical Supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. She is responsible for overseeing case managers and therapists (including Registered Behavior Technicians [RBT’s]) as well as clientele. Stefanie also heads the assessment department for the Inland Empire region. She has experience with program development, creation and implementation of behavior intervention plans, 1:1 therapy, parent training and consultations. Stefanie also has a comprehensive training in the principle of behavior analysis and various methodologies such as: Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Training, Functional Communication Training, and Pivotal Response Training. Stefanie graduated from California State University, Fullerton and received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies. She also has her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). During Stefanie’s free time, she likes to cook, exercise, and run races such as 5k’s, Spartans, Ragnar, half marathons, and mud runs.

Angie Truong, M.A., BCBA​

Clinical Supervisor | Los Angeles​

Angie Truong is a Clinical Supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. Angie has been with CSH for 2 years, providing services for children and families diagnosed with Autism and other related disorders. She is responsible for managing, assessing, and evaluating treatment plans and progress along with training staff on implementing ABA strategies. Angie has experience in creating and implementing behavioral intervention programs, conducting 1:1 direct therapy, and parent consultation in the home, school and community setting. In addition, she also has experience conducting Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), and Verbal Behavior (VB) such as Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS). Angie graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2012 with a Bachelor’s of Arts in the field of Psychology, and received her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism at Ball state University in 2017. The following year she earned her BCBA credentialing. During her free time, she enjoys staying active by taking her dog on hikes, or exercising at the gym. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and exploring new foods.

Rachel Nemeth, M.S., BCBA

Clinical Supervisor | Los Angeles

Rachel Nemeth is a Clinical Supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. She is responsible for overseeing and providing support to direct service implementation and creation, program development, creation and implementation of behavior support plans, conducting Functional Behavior Assessments, providing parent/caregiver training, and facilitating new hire training. She also has experience creating and facilitating art social skills groups and one to one art classes for individuals with developmental disabilities. Rachel has been in the field of ABA for 5 years and is passionate about working with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. She is inspired by those she encounters and strives to create an interactive and engaging environment for all. Rachel graduated from University of California, Riverside with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She received her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Education at National University in 2019 and obtained her BCBA in 2020. During her free time, she loves to paint, going on hikes, and being active with her dog.

Kirby Siemmens, M.A., BCBA

Clinical Supervisor | San Diego

Kirby Siemens is Clinical Supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. He is responsible for overseeing and developing treatment plans for the clients and behavioral therapists in the San Diego region. He has experience in developing and implementing behavioral intervention programs, 1:1 therapy, parent training and consultations, staff training and support. He has received comprehensive training in the principles of behavior analysis and various methodologies such as: Self-management plans, Verbal behavior, Proact, de-escalation techniques, aqua therapy, social skills, and community-based interactions. Kirby Siemens graduated from Arizona State University and received his MA.Ed in ABA Instruction and Curriculum. Kirby also got his BA in Cognitive Studies from Ashford University. Kirby is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst/BCBA. During free time he likes to Surf, camp, and hang with his wife, dog, and friends.

Deborah Ducharme, M.S., BCBA​

Clinical Supervisor | San Diego​

Deborah “Debbi” Ducharme is a Clinical Supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. She is responsible for support to direct therapy, staff oversight, program development, creation and implementation of behavior intervention plans, and Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) to clients and families with developmental disabilities, learning disabilities and related behavior disorders. In addition, she has experience in Verbal Behavior, Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Functional Behavioral Assessments (FBAs), and training staff and families. Debbi graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and received her master’s in clinical health psychology in 2010. She later attended Florida Institute in Technology and completed her ABA certificate in 2016. She has been working in the field since 2007, Licensed as a Behavior Specialist as of 2014 and received her BCBA as of 2018. During free time, she enjoys cooking and running.