Sunday, November 23, 2014

Jeremy Wilson, MA, BCBA

Jeremy Wilson began supporting individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in 1999. Jeremy holds a Master's Degree and teaching credential in Special Education specializing in moderate to severe disabilities from Cal State University Northridge. He also completed his course requirements for the Board Certification in Behavior Analysis at Cal State University Northridge. His experience includes working as a discrete trial instructor, special education teacher teaching grades K - 12, program supervisor developing in home behavior intervention programs, and program director and co-founder of Creating Inclusive Opportunities (2007), which provided adaptive skills and social skills instruction. Jeremy also has a strong background in providing school support and inclusion. Jeremy is now a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and currently attends The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles' Applied Behavior Analysis PhD program.

In 2011, in partnership, Jeremy initiated and developed Family Centered Practices, Inc, a non public agency providing intensive behavior intervention services. Jeremy's goals for FCP were to expand ability to provide service outside of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, provide behavioral day programs, and develop an analytics department. Sadly, FCP closed its doors December 2012. 

Currently, Jeremy is serving as Clinical Director of Behavioral Services. 

Email: jwilson@pal-services.org


Tiffany Mandelbaum, Education Specialist, MA, BCBA

Tiffany is the Clinical Coordinator of Passport to Adaptive Living. She has over 13 years of experience supporting individuals with disabilities in multiple settings using behavior analytic techniques.  During her 6 years as a classroom teacher in Los Angeles Unified School District and Ventura Unified School District, she focused her efforts on including students with disabilities into classrooms with their typically developing peers by adapting and modifying the curriculum and environment. With the eyes of a Behavior Analyst, Tiffany continues to develop programs and services that promote inclusive home and community environments for  individuals with disabilities. Tiffany has a BA in Child Development, MA in Special Education with an emphasis in Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Teaching Credential Special Education with an emphasis in Moderate to Severe Disabilities and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst . All of her schooling was completed at California State University Northridge. She has served as a board member of the Autism Society of Ventura County since January 2009.

 

Email Tiffany Mandelbaum at TMandelbaum@pal-services.org

Jorge Castillo, MS, PPS

Jorge Castillo has a Master’s degree in Educational Counseling, and has completed his course work to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  He has extensive experience working with various methodologies of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), including Incidental teachings, Discrete Trial Training, Verbal Behavior and Pivotal Response Training.

Throughout his career, Jorge has supported children with autism and other developmental disorders, in various settings.  He has provided school consultation, parent education, and direct services, throughout the community.  He is fluent in Spanish and has a great passion for working with the Spanish speaking population.   Jorge is enthusiastic about serving his community and providing individuals and families with the supportive services that they need.

Contact Jorge at: JCastillo@pal-services.org

Sheri Kessel, MA, BCBA

Sheri is a Clinical Program coordinator at Passport to Adaptive Living.  She has been working with children for over 30 years as a Parent, Early Childhood Educator, Behavior Therapist and most currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  As a parent of a child with Learning disabilities Sheri understands the challenges facing parents when trying to assure their child will achieve their maximum potential.  Sheri always looks for the positive in all children, encouraging parents to nurture their child’s strength while providing the support needed to work through their challenges.  Sheri has a BA in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University Northridge, and a MA in Teaching with a specialization in Behavior Analysis from National University.

Contact Sheri Kessel at: SKessel@pal-services.org

Jeanelle Jay Young, BCBA, Credentialed Teacher

Jeanelle is a Clinical Program Coordinator who holds her board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA).  Jeanelle acquired her BA in Child Development with an emphasis on school age children from San Francisco State University, a Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from California State University Northridge, and completed her Masters program in Teaching with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University.  Jeanelle has 5 years of experience with working with individuals with autism and other disabilities.

Contact Jeanelle at: JJYoung@pal-services.org

Amy Skeath, MA

Amy is an assessment Coordinator at Passport to Adaptive Living.  Amy has a BA in sociology from California Lutheran University, a MA in Sociology with an emphasis on Globalization from Manchester Metropolitan University, and  she has also completed the course work for her BCBA.   Amy has 4 years of experience with working with individuals with autism and other disabilities.  When Amy was first introduced to ABA she was given extensive training in Verbal behavior including Incidental teachings, Discrete Trial Training, and Natural environment training.

Darlene S. Kawaguchi, MA

Darlene is a Clinical Program Coordinator serving the Spanish speaking families in Ventura County. 

Email: dzamora@pal-services.org

Won Mi Kim, MA, Credentialed Special Education Teacher

Won is a Clinical Program Coordinator supporting PAL families in Santa Barbara. Won is currently finishing her course requirements to sit for the board certification in behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). 

Email: wmikim@pal-services.org

Sarah Warburg, BA

Sarah is an Associate Clinical Program Coordinator supporting our English and Spanish speaking families in Ventura County. Sarah is currently attending CSUN's Behavioral Clinical Psychology Program to acquire her MA degree and course work to sit for the board certification in behavior analysis exam. 

Email: swarburg@pal-services.org

Kandice Marshall-Cunanan, MA, MFTI

Kandice is a Clinical Program Coordinator who supports families in Ventura County. 

Email: kmarshall-cunanan@pal-services.org

Maureen Schwartz, BA

Maureen is an Associate Clinical Program Coordinator supporting families in the San Fernando Valley areas. Maureen is currently attending Kaplan University's Master's in Clinical Psychology program and is also acquiring her course work to sit for the board certification in behavior analysis exam. 

Email: mschwartz@pal-services.org

Peter Aguirre, BA

Peter is an Associate Clinical Program Coordinator supporting families in Ventura County. Peter is currently attending CSUN's Behavioral Clinical Psychology Program to acquire his MA degree and course work to sit for the board certification in behavior analysis exam.

Email: paguirre@pal-services.org

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