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Our Team

We believe every child deserves a bright future, and our diversely experienced staff works diligently to unlock the potential of every child who is entrusted to us. Our clinical team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians possess the tools and the heart to help your child succeed. We look forward to meeting your family in person, but in the meantime, feel free to scroll through our photos and bios below to learn more about us.

If you’re interested in visiting one of our treatment centers, please complete a first contact inquiry form and we’ll reach out to you to schedule an appointment.

Board of Directors

Gary H. Rushing

Gary H. Rushing

Chairman of the Board
Chief Business Development Officer
William Forath, MBA

William Forath, MBA

Co-Founder
Chief Executive Officer
Adam Rushing, J.D., Esq.

Adam Rushing, J.D., Esq.

Chief Operating Officer
Nicki Cerniglia

Nicki Cerniglia

Director of Communications
Kerstyn Wilson, M.A., BCBA

Kerstyn Wilson, M.A., BCBA

Director of Training
Nicholas De La Torre, PHRca

Nicholas De La Torre, PHRca

Director of Human Resources
Carol Perea

Carol Perea

Director of Scheduling
Arthur Anderson

Arthur Anderson

Director of Billing and Claims
Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

Director of Clinical Services
Missie Altamirano, M.A., BCBA

Missie Altamirano, M.A., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, Merced
Missie Stidham, M.A., BCBA

Missie Stidham, M.A., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, West Fresno
Joseph Vallejos, M.Ed., BCBA

Joseph Vallejos, M.Ed., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, North Fresno

Clinical Team

Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

Director of Clinical Services
Missie Altamirano, M.A., BCBA

Missie Altamirano, M.A., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, Merced
Missie Stidham, M.A., BCBA

Missie Stidham, M.A., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, West Fresno
Joseph Vallejos, M.Ed., BCBA

Joseph Vallejos, M.Ed., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, North Fresno

Marina Bautista

Case Manager
Rene Cano, M.S., BCBA

Rene Cano, M.S., BCBA

Case Manager
Estee Carrillo, M.A., BCBA

Estee Carrillo, M.A., BCBA

Case Manager

Joanna Castro

Case Manager
Jackie Flores-Corona, M.A., BCBA

Jackie Flores-Corona, M.A., BCBA

Case Manager
Griselda Garcia-Gamboa,  M.A., BCBA

Griselda Garcia-Gamboa, M.A., BCBA

Case Manager

Dominic Gonzalez

Case Manager
Jordan Ingersoll, M.A., BCBA

Jordan Ingersoll, M.A., BCBA

Case Manager
Lee Anne Ishmael, M.Ed., BCBA

Lee Anne Ishmael, M.Ed., BCBA

Case Manager
Asucena Maldonado, M.A., BCBA

Asucena Maldonado, M.A., BCBA

Case Manager
Jaspreet Mann

Jaspreet Mann

Case Manager
Yarelli Mercado, M.A., RBT

Yarelli Mercado, M.A., RBT

Case Manager

Pang Moua

Case Manager

Alisha Pavone

Case Manager
Kayla Walker, B.A., BCBA

Kayla Walker, B.A., BCBA

Case Manager
Administrative Team
William Forath, MBA

William Forath, MBA

Co-Founder
Chief Executive Officer
Adam Rushing, J.D., Esq.

Adam Rushing, J.D., Esq.

Chief Operating Officer
Nicki Cerniglia

Nicki Cerniglia

Director of Communications
Nicholas De La Torre, PHRca

Nicholas De La Torre, PHRca

Director of Human Resources
Cristina Cendejas, PHRca

Cristina Cendejas, PHRca

Human Resources Manager
Carol Perea

Carol Perea

Director of Scheduling
Arthur Anderson

Arthur Anderson

Director of Billing and Claims
Candra Donaldson

Candra Donaldson

Authorization & Compliance Manager
Taylor Garcia, M.Ed.

Taylor Garcia, M.Ed.

Member Outreach & Onboarding Manager
Bryan Oakley

Bryan Oakley

Information Technology Manager
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