meet our
DIRECTORS
Wheeler, Sarah

Sarah Wheeler-Torres, M.S., BCBA

Regional Director

Sarah Wheeler-Torres is a Regional Director at Creative Solutions for Hope. Sarah has been working for CSH for over 10 years, providing services for children and families diagnosed with Autism and other related disorders. She is responsible for overseeing and developing our clinical departments through evaluations and supervision, across all CSH regions. She has experience in developing and implementing behavioral intervention programs, conducting functional behavior assessments, providing 1:1 therapy, parent training and consultations, and company wide staff training and support. She has received comprehensive training in the principles of behavior analysis and various methodologies such as: Verbal behavior, Discrete Trial Training, Pivotal Response Training, Functional Communication Training and various technologies of ABA. Sarah graduated in 2008 from the University of California, Riverside with her BA in Psychology. In 2016, she obtained her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and, in the same year, earned her BCBA credentialing.

William Chong, M.Ed., BCBA​

Clinical Director | Orange County

William Chong is the Associate/Administrative Clinical Director at Creative Solutions for Hope. He has provided services for children and families diagnosed with Autism and other related disorders for 16 years. William has been working at CSH for over 10 years. He is responsible for creating, developing, and overseeing our clinical and administrative departments. William has experience in establishing and implementing behavioral intervention programs, 1:1 therapy, parent training, and consultations. William has 6 years of experience in working with the Early Start Intervention Program. He has received comprehensive training in the principles of behavior analysis and various methodologies that include Discrete Trial Training, Verbal Behavior, and Pivotal Response Training and various technologies of ABA. William graduated from University of California, Irvine with his BA in Psychology. He obtained his Master’s of Education from the University of Cincinnati in May 2015. William currently is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). During William’s free time, he enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, and spending time with his family.

Ethridge, RandiAnn.

Randi Ann Ethridge, M.S., BCBA

Clinical Director of Early Intervention Services | Orange County

Randi Ann Ethridge is the Early Intervention Director here at Creative Solutions for hope. She has been with CSH for 2 years. She is responsible for overseeing our early intervention programs, in addition to supervising teams of fellow Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians, senior and entering Behavior interventionists. Randi Ann brings her passion for this field in teaching the New Hire and RBT workshops, hoping to share her love of this work and educating them on various ABA teaching methodologies and terminology. Randi Ann Graduated in 2003 from Cal State Long Beach, with dual credentials for teaching in both the general education and special education classrooms. Randi Ann carries a master’s in education, and is a certified behavior analyst (BCBA).Randi Ann has been in this field for over 15 years, and hopes to continue to excite incoming staff, educate on early intervention and motivate clients, and teams to keep the hope alive and strong for their better tomorrow. When away from CSH, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband and daughter.

Candice Ochoa, M.S., BCBA

Clinical Director | Los Angeles

Candice Ochoa is a Senior Clinical Supervisor at Creative Solutions for Hope. Candice has been with CSH for almost 4 years. She is responsible for developing and implementing behavior intervention programs, writing reports, and supervising and supporting staff. Candice served as a Clinical Supervisor in the school settings for children who met eligibility for Autism, emotional disturbance, learning disability, and intellectual delay for 7 years. Candice began working in the home setting in September 2016 and has gained valuable experience working in the home setting. Candice 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. Candice finished her BCBA coursework at the Florida Institute of Technology in March 2017 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in May 2017. During her free time, she enjoys hiking and working out.

Sheila Mojtabai, M.S., LMFT

Clinical Director | South Orange County

Sheila Mojtabai is a Clinical Director at Creative Solutions for Hope. She is responsible for providing services and overseeing our Southern Orange County behavioral teams for children and families with Autism and other related disorders. She also serves as our on-staff Licensed Marriage and Family Services (LMFT) and consults on cases with co-occurring possible mental health diagnosis and other at-risk cases to ensure all considerations are taken and appropriate services are provided. She has experience in developing and implementing behavioral intervention programs, 1:1 therapy, parent training and consultations, crisis intervention, and providing support to families in need of referrals to additional support services. Sheila graduated in 2006 with her B.S. in Psychology. In 2010, she obtained her M.S. in Counseling Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.

Melissa Volper, M.S., BCBA

Clinical Director | San Diego and San Francisco

Melissa Volper is a Clinical Director at Creative Solutions for Hope. Melissa began working with kids with Autism nearly 15 years ago and joined the CSH team in December of 2018. She has experience in helping clients meet their full potential by assessing treatment needs and developing, monitoring, and evaluating treatment plans and progress. Aside from monitoring clients’ health and services, she also has experience in monitoring staff performance, helping others to obtain BCBA credentialing, and training RBTs. Melissa has experience in establishing treatment programs, 1:1 therapy, parent consultation, and staff supervision; and is well trained in various methodologies of behavior analysis. Melissa is passionate about ABA, dedicated to providing the best resources for her clients, and loves seeing amazing results for them and their families! Melissa graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then pursued her Master’s degree in ABA, and is BCBA certified. During Melissa’s free time, she enjoys bike riding, camping, kayaking, and trips to the beach.