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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
Missie Altamirano, M.A., BCBA

Missie Altamirano, M.A., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, Merced
Nicki Cerniglia

Nicki Cerniglia

Director of Communications
Nicholas De La Torre, PHRca

Nicholas De La Torre, PHRca

Director of Human Resources
Carol Perea

Carol Perea

Director of Scheduling
Valerie Ruiz, M.Ed., BCBA

Valerie Ruiz, M.Ed., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, West Fresno
Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, Central Fresno

Clinical Team

Missie Altamirano, M.A., BCBA

Missie Altamirano, M.A., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, Merced
Valerie Ruiz, M.Ed., BCBA

Valerie Ruiz, M.Ed., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, West Fresno
Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, Central Fresno
Andrew Olson, M.A., BCBA

Andrew Olson, M.A., BCBA

Case Manager
Joseph Vallejos, M.Ed., BCBA

Joseph Vallejos, M.Ed., BCBA

Case Manager
Norma Alvarez-Mendoza, M.S., RBT

Norma Alvarez-Mendoza, M.S., RBT

Case Manager
Taylor Garcia, M.Ed., RBT

Taylor Garcia, M.Ed., RBT

Case Manager
Dominic Crooker, B.A., RBT

Dominic Crooker, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Joseph Finn, B.A., RBT

Joseph Finn, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Jackie Flores-Corona, B.A., RBT

Jackie Flores-Corona, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Griselda Garcia-Gamboa,  B.A., RBT

Griselda Garcia-Gamboa, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Mannie Gill, B.A., RBT

Mannie Gill, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Erik Gomez, B.A., RBT

Erik Gomez, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Jordan Ingersoll, B.A., RBT

Jordan Ingersoll, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Martin Martin, Jr., B.A., RBT

Martin Martin, Jr., B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Missie Stidham, B.S., RBT

Missie Stidham, B.S., RBT

Case Assistant
Kana Vinuela-Wong, M.Ed., RBT

Kana Vinuela-Wong, M.Ed., RBT

Case Assistant

Johana Hernandez, RBT

Social Skills Assistant
Janeth Nieves, RBT

Janeth Nieves, RBT

Social Skills Assistant
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
Carol Perea

Carol Perea

Director of Scheduling
Arthur Anderson

Arthur Anderson

Billing and Claims Manager
Candra Donaldson

Candra Donaldson

Member Services Manager
Cristina Cendejas, PHRca

Cristina Cendejas, PHRca

Human Resources Coordinator
Jason Davenport

Jason Davenport

Scheduling Coordinator
Rebeca Hernandez

Rebeca Hernandez

Scheduling Coordinator
Lucy Ray

Lucy Ray

Insurance Billing Coordinator
Bryan Oakley

Bryan Oakley

Information Technology Specialist
Patty Bryson

Patty Bryson

Treatment Center Administrative Coordinator
Monique Dolores

Monique Dolores

Treatment Center Administrative Coordinator
Yesenia Flores-Garcia

Yesenia Flores-Garcia

Treatment Center Administrative Assistant
Margie Hernandez

Margie Hernandez

Human Resources Assistant
Ashley Le Garreta

Ashley Le Garreta

Treatment Center Administrative Assistant
Viviana Zavala

Viviana Zavala

Billing Clerk
Training Team
Kerstyn Daleth, M.A., BCBA

Kerstyn Daleth, M.A., BCBA

Training Team Manager
Eduardo Contreras, B.S., RBT

Eduardo Contreras, B.S., RBT

Training Coordinator
Holly Helmuth, B.S., RBT

Holly Helmuth, B.S., RBT

Training Coordinator

Taylor Jeffus, RBT

Training Coordinator
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