BCBA Supervisor Profiles

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BCBA Supervisor Profiles 2017-06-11T11:24:32+00:00

Our Board Certified Behavior Analyst supervisors provide effective and ethical behavioral intervention services to our clients. Our Seattle BCBA supervisors work to constantly remain updated in their research of autism and autism spectrum disorders to ensure the programs they develop are the most effective possible supported by the best scientific evidence available. Working with each client on a highly individualized level, our Seattle BCBA supervisors provide service both in-home and at our locations.

Clients of Magnolia Behavior Therapy may also work with our ABA Therapists to treat autism. While each ABA therapist possesses his or her own unique qualities and level of experience, each of our ABA Therapists have met minimal criteria. Each Seattle ABA therapist and our therapists in other areas of Washington have completed at least 40 hours of training in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques in accordance with the BACB Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts, undergone a criminal background check, and completed a minimum of 48 semester hours of college courses in an accredited college or university. Most of our ABA therapists in Seattle and other areas hold a degree in the Behavioral Sciences, Psychology or a related field such as; Education, Human development, or Social Work/Behavioral Health

If you have any additional questions regarding our BCBA supervisors, please do not hesitate to contact us

Ralph Pampino, BCBA
Ralph Pampino, BCBAPresident & Founder

Ralph Pampino is the owner of Magnolia Behavior Therapy. Ralph is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) serving the greater Seattle area with over seven years of experience in the fields of Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education. Ralph has been applying his expertise in the Seattle and Puget Sound area since December of 2007.

Ralph has extensive experience in educational consulting, functional behavioral assessment, creating and implementing social and academic home programs, parent training, working with school districts, staff member training, the IEP process, and the development and implementation of positive behavior support plans,.

Ralph obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Florida State University and his Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of the Pacific. While still a graduate student, Ralph published several of his works in refereed academic journals and has presented his work at national and international conferences.

Ralph’s interests in future research and behavioral applications lie in the continued demonstration of behavior analysis as applied to real-life settings, the implementation of customized behavioral assessment techniques in the school and home settings, and the improvement and implementation of organizational behavior management strategies to address team/staff member efficiency, effectiveness and satisfaction.

Seattle and Eastside Supervisors:

Hannah Wild-Neary
Hannah Wild-NearyM.Ed., BCBA
Hannah first earned a B.A. in Special Education at Seattle Pacific University in 2009, and later her M.Ed. in Special Education with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from the University of Washington in 2014. Hannah has been working with children with special needs since she was a student. Her passion in this area continued to develop through several volunteer opportunities in which she participated as a young adult, inspiring her to pursue a degree in Special Education. Before coming to Magnolia Behavior Therapy in 2015, Hannah taught in the Mukilteo School District for six years. During this time she specialized in early childhood education as both a developmental preschool and extended-day kindergarten teacher, where the primary focus was teaching students with autism, as well as other developmental delays. While teaching, Hannah earned her Master’s Degree before sitting for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination.

Hannah enjoys working with children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. She especially enjoys teaching functional skills in natural settings, and providing support in both the home and at school. Drawing on her experience in public education, Hannah holds a special interest in addressing challenging behavior in the classroom environment. In her spare time she enjoys running, photography, and being a mom to her young son.

Aubree Malcomb
Aubree MalcombBCBA
Aubree has been a BCBA with Magnolia since 2012. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Washington in 2005 and later returned for a Master of Special Education before sitting for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Examination. Aubree has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and passionately serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder since 2009. However, she has been working with children of all abilities for over 15 years. Before discovering the wonderful field of ABA, she enjoyed providing support to children in a variety of roles from mentoring at-risk youth and working in an elementary school resource room to assistant teaching in a preschool program at the EEU and tutoring children with intellectual disabilities. Aubree looks forward to growing and learning alongside her colleagues and the incredible families they serve at Magnolia Behavior Therapy!

Magnolia Autism Center Snohomish, WA

Rachel Nevin
Rachel NevinBCBA
Rachel first began working in the ABA/Special Education field in 2005 while completing her undergraduate studies at California State University, Sacramento. She was so passionate about her new field, that after completing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, she changed her long-term career plans and enrolled in graduate school at the University of Washington. While at the University of Washington, Rachel studied Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis and completed a Master’s degree and teaching credential. She has enjoyed roles working as a special education teacher in the classroom and as a BCBA on home therapy teams. Rachel is passionate about individualized, child-centered learning and embedding learning into everyday activities and play. She is enthusiastic about all teaching, but especially enjoys training therapists, teaching functional communication to replace challenging behaviors, and collaborating as a team to help each individual reach their goals and the highest quality of life.
Troy Welker
Troy WelkerM. A., BCBA
After completing a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University, Troy began his career as a middle school special education teacher in the Snohomish School District. After 5 years of teaching, fueled by an eagerness to help children with autism to the greatest extent possible, Troy pursed his Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Troy has been working as a BCBA in King and Snohomish counties since 2012. In 2013 Troy presented at ABAI, with his professor from the Chicago School on Standard Celeration and Behavior Reduction. In 2015 Troy had an opportunity to appear as a guest lecturer for several classes at Seattle Pacific University to discuss teaching strategies and Behavior Analysis to up and coming teachers. His specialty areas include assessment and development of early learning and language skills, behavior reduction procedures and creating a fun and natural environment for the acquisition of critical skills. Outside of Behavior Analysis Troy has a passion for stringed instruments, the outdoors, and spending time with his wife and two children.
Lisette Randich
Lisette RandichM. A., BCBA
Lisette earned her Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in ABA at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2003 . Lisette has worked with both children and adults with Autism and related disabilities for almost 20 years, her first job being a special education para-educator in a school setting. She began providing behavior consultation services at home, school, residential and hospital settings in the late 90’s, and has had the opportunity to work at various locations across Illinois, Northern California, Colorado and Washington state. She has also provided in home developmental therapy (ages 0-3), ABA therapy, worked as a MHP (mental health professional) and has held a number of leadership positions, being primarily responsible for managing behavior support services at agency wide levels. Lisette specializes in functional behavior assessment and treatment of severe challenging behaviors, positive behavior support, antecedent interventions, staff training, and crisis intervention. Lisette has been residing in WA state with her family since 2005. She enjoys staying active in the snow, on the water, and on the trails, as well as exploring Seattle’s music scene.

Magnolia Autism Center DuPont, WA

Chelsea Travis
Chelsea TravisBCBA
Chelsea is a Supervisor and MAC Coordinator at Magnolia. Chelsea enjoys celebrating with families when their child learns new and valuable skills! She has worked with clients, ages 2-23, with autism and emotional disorders. From managing Saturday Social Groups to supervising in-home therapy, Chelsea seeks to see clients thrive in day-to-day life. When she’s not at the MAC, Chelsea enjoys classic films, the gym, time with friends, and learning to row.
Holli Henningsen-JerdesM.A., BCBA
Holli first began providing ABA services to children with autism and their families in 1997. From the beginning she was passionate about teaching children on the spectrum. Four years later her nephew was diagnosed with PDD-NOS and this prompted her to further her career in the science of applied behavior analysis.

Holli continued to work in numerous home programs and inclusive preschools while she got her undergraduate in speech and hearing sciences from Portland State University. She then earned her masters in teaching as applied behavior analysis from Teachers College Columbia University. Her master’s program focused on a CABAS model of education (Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis to Schooling) where ABA and verbal behavior are implemented in a class-wide setting. Upon graduating she not only became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, but she earned teaching credentials in special education, general education, and early intervention.

In 2007 she began working with Dr. James Partington in the SF Bay Area. Here, she specialized in training and consulting with school districts on ABA and verbal behavior methodologies while simultaneously supervising programs in home, clinic, and community settings. Additionally, she created staff training modules, developed workshops, and presented alongside of Dr. Partington on multiple occasions.

Holli relocated to Olympia, WA with her family in 2015 to begin working for Magnolia Behavior Therapy. She is now the PREP program coordinator and provides ABA services to families in the South Sound region and loves every moment of it! She continues to focus her practice with a verbal behavior emphasis and has a special interest in developing staff training programs. On her days off she loves exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two young children.

Trista Tempke
Trista TempkeM. A., BCBA
Trista Tempke has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2011. She earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Antioch University. She completed her ABA coursework at Florida Institute of Technology. Trista joined the Magnolia team in June of 2016. Ensuring that her learners work hard, have fun, and build positive relationships with their therapists is of the utmost importance to Trista. In her work, she enjoys employing Skinner’s analysis of Verbal Behavior, and celebrating her learners successes. She finds working with the parents and families of learners fulfilling and an important part of promoting lasting change and generalization of a learner’s skills. Trista has lived in Olympia for ten years. She loves the feeling of community found in the South Sound and the easy access to nature.
Kendall Logar
Kendall LogarM.Ed., BCBA
Kendall attended the University of Arizona and received her Bachelors in Psychology. After graduating in 2007, she returned to the Sacramento area and started working with children with ASD both in the home and school. As her love for her clients and the world of ABA grew, she decided to move to Seattle, go back to school and obtain her Master’s in Education at the University of Washington. She has been a BCBA since 2014 and finds joy in seeing her clients acquire new skills and provide quality parent training. In her spare time, Kendall enjoys working on home renovations with her husband, gardening, cooking, and finding new outlets to express her creativity.
Danielle Gonzalez
Danielle Gonzalez
Danielle earned her master’s degree in ABA from Ball State University in 2015 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2016. As a sister of two adult brothers with ASD, Danielle has a true understanding of how autism affects the child, siblings and parents. She has been serving children with autism since 2007 when she first experienced ABA while working for the Northwest Autism Center in Spokane, WA. Since then she has been a private tutor for children on the spectrum, a resource room teacher and a behavior technician for Magnolia Behavior Therapy. Her interests outside of work include exploring the PNW, spending time with her family and all things Disney.
Beth Stout
Beth StoutMA, BCBA
Beth Stout has been providing ABA services to children with autism since 2004. She spent five years working for FEAT of Washington’s integrated preschool, Rising Star Academy as the Head Teacher. In 2011, her passion for the field led her all the way to Hong Kong where she spent a year running a full time home school program for a child with special needs and his siblings. When she returned to the U.S., she began working at Magnolia Behavior Therapy in September 2012. she is excited to be serving families in the Olympia/Fort Lewis area where she lives. Beth earned her BA in Environmental Education from Western Washington University and her MA in Education from Antioch University in Seattle. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2011. She has a strong background in fluency based instruction, precision teaching and early intensive behavioral intervention. On her days off, Beth enjoys hiking, camping and cooking. She lives in Olympia with her husband and is expecting her first baby in May.

Kitsap County Supervisors

Emily Kroman-Huguet,
Emily Kroman-Huguet,BCBA
Emily began working with individuals with autism and their families in 2005, and has been a supervisor with Magnolia since 2012. She has implemented and supervised a range of ABA-based programming in a number of settings including: families homes, public and private schools, throughout the community, and as a member of multiple research teams. She is passionate about teaching functional and relevant skills that promote increased quality of life for both child and family, with a special interest in naturalistic and play-based interventions. Emily lives on Vashon Island, and enjoys baking, board games, and exploring the Pacific Northwest with her husband and baby.
Robin Lunsford
Robin LunsfordM. A., BCBA
Robin loves working with toddler and elementary aged children. She has worked in the field for over 20 years, 12 of those years as a BCBA. Robin has worked in Iowa and Tennessee with both adults and children at developmental centers. She has also worked in-home care and therapy as well as in collaboration with schools. Her research interests have included preference assessment and functional analysis. Her passion in the field of Behavior Analysis lies in helping younger children learn to communicate and helping families to achieve their goals. Her current interests outside of Magnolia include spending time with her family and doing anything Disney.

Maple Valley

Bobbi Pollock
Bobbi PollockBCBA
Bobbi has worked with children and adults with many different disabilities, including neurodevelopmental disabilities with and without co-occurring mental health diagnoses. Though she has worked with individuals age 2 through 70 in a variety of settings, she has a special interest in children and adolescents in home-based and social group settings. Her passion is to help families reconnect through social, emotional, communication, and leisure skill development. Outside of Magnolia, Bobbi enjoys hiking, biking, stand up paddle boarding, and cheering loudly for her two daughters in their many recreational pursuits.

Spokane Supervisors:

Rhonda Kelsch
Rhonda KelschBCBA
Rhonda enjoys providing and supervising behavior therapy (ABA Therapy) to children and adults. She also teaches parents, caregivers, and school staff how to utilize, and generalize, behavioral strategies for their specific child/client. Rhonda specializes in Behavioral Assessment, Functional Analysis and developing clients strengths through Positive Behavior Support Plans.