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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
Valerie Ruiz, M.Ed., BCBA

Valerie Ruiz, M.Ed., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, West Fresno
Blanca Mendoza, M.S., BCBA

Blanca Mendoza, M.S., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, Central Fresno
Nicki Cerniglia

Nicki Cerniglia

Director of Communications
Nicholas De La Torre, PHRca

Nicholas De La Torre, PHRca

Director of Human Resources
Missie Altamirano, M.A., BCBA

Missie Altamirano, M.A., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, Merced
Carol Perea

Carol Perea

Director of Scheduling

Clinical Team

Blanca Mendoza, M.S., BCBA

Blanca Mendoza, M.S., BCBA

Treatment Center Director, Central Fresno
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
Adam Schellenberg, M.A., BCBA

Adam Schellenberg, 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
Andrew Olson, M.A., RBT

Andrew Olson, M.A., RBT

Case Manager
Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

Jillian Yelinek, M.Ed., BCBA

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
Griselda Garcia-Gamboa,  B.A., RBT

Griselda Garcia-Gamboa, 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
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

Johana Hernandez, RBT

Social Skills Assistant

Kira Grewal, 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
Arthur Anderson

Arthur Anderson

Accounting & Financial Manager
Candra Donaldson

Candra Donaldson

Client Accounts Manager
Carol Perea

Carol Perea

Director of Scheduling
Cristina Cendejas, PHRca

Cristina Cendejas, PHRca

Human Resources Coordinator
Jason Davenport

Jason Davenport

Scheduling Coordinator
Rebeca Hernandez

Rebeca Hernandez

Scheduling Coordinator
Bryan Oakley

Bryan Oakley

Information Technology Specialist
Lucy Ray

Lucy Ray

Insurance Billing Coordinator
Monique Dolores

Monique Dolores

Administrative Coordinator
Patty Bryson

Patty Bryson

Treatment Center Administrative Assistant, Merced
Yesenia Flores-Garcia

Yesenia Flores-Garcia

Treatment Center Administrative Assistant, West Fresno
Ashley Le Garreta

Ashley Le Garreta

Treatment Center Administrative Assistant, Central Fresno
Margie Hernandez

Margie Hernandez

Office Assistant
Training Team
Kerstyn Daleth, M.A., RBT

Kerstyn Daleth, M.A., RBT

Training Team Manager
Eduardo Contreras, B.S.

Eduardo Contreras, B.S.

Training Coordinator
Holly Helmuth, B.S., RBT

Holly Helmuth, B.S., RBT

Training Coordinator

Taylor Jeffus, RBT

Training Coordinator
Brianna Hernandez, B.A., RBT

Brianna Hernandez, B.A., RBT

Training Coordinator
Jackie Flores-Corona, B.A., RBT

Jackie Flores-Corona, B.A., RBT

Training Coordinator
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