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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
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
Valerie Ruiz, M.Ed., BCBA

Valerie Ruiz, M.Ed., BCBA

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

Joseph Vallejos, M.Ed., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, North 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
Joseph Vallejos, M.Ed., BCBA

Joseph Vallejos, M.Ed., BCBA

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

Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, Central Fresno
Rene Cano, M.S., BCBA

Rene Cano, M.S., BCBA

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
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
Martin Martin, Jr., M.S., BCBA

Martin Martin, Jr., M.S., BCBA

Case Manager
Missie Stidham, M.A., BCBA

Missie Stidham, M.A., BCBA

Case Manager
Estee Carrillo, M.A., BCBA

Estee Carrillo, M.A., BCBA

Case Manager
Erik Gomez, B.A., BCaBA

Erik Gomez, B.A., BCaBA

Case Manager
Mannie Gill, M.A., RBT

Mannie Gill, M.A., RBT

Case Manager
Yarelli Mercado, M.A., RBT

Yarelli Mercado, M.A., RBT

Case Manager
Janeth Castro, RBT

Janeth Castro, RBT

Case Assistant
Eduardo Contreras, B.S., RBT

Eduardo Contreras, B.S., RBT

Case Assistant
Angelica Arce, B.S., RBT

Angelica Arce, B.S., RBT

Case Assistant
Kayla Walker, B.A., RBT

Kayla Walker, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Jessica Gillis, B.A., RBT

Jessica Gillis, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Gillian Gong, B.A., RBT

Gillian Gong, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Jackie Pira, B.A., RBT

Jackie Pira, B.A., RBT

Case Assistant
Topaz Tamayo, B.A, RBT

Topaz Tamayo, B.A, RBT

Case 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
Cristina Cendejas, PHRca

Cristina Cendejas, PHRca

Human Resources Manager
Kassandra Vega, aPHR

Kassandra Vega, aPHR

Recruiter
Margie Hernandez

Margie Hernandez

Human Resources Assistant
Carol Perea

Carol Perea

Director of Scheduling
Ashley Le Garreta

Ashley Le Garreta

Scheduling Coordinator
Rebeca Hernandez

Rebeca Hernandez

Scheduling Coordinator
Arthur Anderson

Arthur Anderson

Director of Billing and Claims
Viviana Zavala

Viviana Zavala

Insurance Billing Clerk
Candra Donaldson

Candra Donaldson

Member Services Manager
Taylor Garcia, M.Ed.

Taylor Garcia, M.Ed.

Member Services Coordinator
Bryan Oakley

Bryan Oakley

Information Technology Manager
Alonie Black

Alonie Black

Treatment Center Administrative Coordinator
Rosie De Leon

Rosie De Leon

Treatment Center Administrative Coordinator
Danielle Estrada

Danielle Estrada

Treatment Center Administrative Coordinator
Adrianna Garza

Adrianna Garza

Treatment Center Administrative Coordinator
Brittaney Cozad

Brittaney Cozad

Administrative Assistant
Eddie Flores

Eddie Flores

Treatment Center Administrative Assistant
Diana Flores Velasquez

Diana Flores Velasquez

Treatment Center Administrative Assistant
Mikaela Line

Mikaela Line

Treatment Center Administrative Assistant
Vanessa Rubio

Vanessa Rubio

Treatment Center Administrative Assistant
Training Team
Kerstyn Wilson, M.A., BCBA

Kerstyn Wilson, M.A., BCBA

Director of Training
Alexis Lopez, B.A., RBT

Alexis Lopez, B.A., RBT

Training Manager

Andrea Arredondo, RBT

Training Coordinator
Makenzee Critzer, B.A., RBT

Makenzee Critzer, B.A., RBT

Training Coordinator
Jas Dhaliwal, B.A., RBT

Jas Dhaliwal, B.A., RBT

Training Coordinator
Lexie Montemayor, B.A., RBT

Lexie Montemayor, B.A., RBT

Training Coordinator
Deamber Negrete, RBT

Deamber Negrete, RBT

Training Coordinator
Rocio Rosas, B.A., RBT

Rocio Rosas, B.A., RBT

Training Coordinator

Jessica Saldivar, RBT

Training Coordinator
Angelie Vera, RBT

Angelie Vera, RBT

Training Coordinator
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