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Staff Listing

Our staff are our most valued resource, as is their commitment to improving the lives of our clients. We strive for long-term relationships within our team and know the importance of investing in each employee.

CORPORATE OFFICE
Jane S. Howard
Ph.D., BCBA-D
Chief Executive Officer
Coleen R. Sparkman
M.A., CCC-SLP
President
Jessica Bailey
M.S., BCBA
Clinical Informatics Analyst
Brian Castro
B.S.
Director of Information Technology
Jasmine Coleman
B.S.
Client Services Manager
Diana Fuentes
B.A., BCaBA
Regional Staff Development Assistant
William Gaines
M.S., SPHR
Director of Human Resource
Michael Pixley
B.S., CVA
Manager Financial Planning and Analysis
Marie Polk
M.A., BCBA
Regional Director
Weston Rieland
M.A., BCBA
Regional Director
Melvin Rosal
B.S., MBA
Facilities Manager
Cynthia Ross-Owens
M.S., BCBA
Director of Clinical Operations and Development
Sarah Sacco
B.A., BCaBA
Asst. Coordinator for Staff Development
Ashley Schipper
M.Ed., BCaBA
Lead Instructional Designer
Jill Young
Ph.D., BCBA-D
Director of Quality Assurance/Compliance
EAST BAY KENDALL CENTER
Cindy Dao
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Miranda Drake
M.A., BCBA
Site Coordinator
Kathryn Estrada
B.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Emily Nickel
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Michael Quan
B.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
ELK GROVE KENDALL CENTER
Eryn Bond
M.A., BCBA
Site Coordinator
Rachel Burt
M.Ed., BCBA
Senior Clinical Supervisor
Anastasia Gee
M.S., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Katherine Homen
B.S., BCaBA
Program Assistant
Angelyne Landicho
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Kaira Sims
B.S., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Gurleen Singh
B.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
FOLSOM KENDALL CENTER
Daniel Kassenbrock
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Kelsie McQueen-Gerhart
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Weston Rieland
M.A., BCBA
Regional Director
MODESTO KENDALL CENTER
Jennifer Black
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Ciara Hoekstra
B.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Jessica DeShields
B.A., BCaBA
Staff Development Assistant
Jose Estrada
B.A., BCaBA
Lead Behavior Technician
Amy Gallegos
B.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Jennifer Garcia
B.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Urhay Ishaya
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Melissa Kiryakoz
M.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Yesenia McKain
M.Ed., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Michelle Morton
B.A., BCaBA
Staff Development Assistant
Brittany Nowlin
M.A., BCBA
Site Coordinator
Adrienne Renoir
B.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Kirsten Suarez
M.S., BCBA, LMFT
Assistant Site Coordinator
Chelsea Vander Veen
M.A., BCBA
Senior Clinical Supervisor
Annah Van Vuren
B.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Ashley Watkins
M.Ed., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
SACRAMENTO KENDALL CENTER
Sharenna Bloxson
B.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
JeNell Flanagan
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Summer Hannon
B.A., BCaBA
Program Assistant
Elizabeth Hogan
B.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Danielle Gimroth
M.A., BCBA
Senior Clinical Supervisor
Jamie Kofoed
M.A., BCBA
Senior Clinical Supervisor
Jen Neely
M.A., BCBA
Senior Clinical Supervisor
Alexandra Ostry
M.A., BCBA
Senior Clinical Supervisor
Elizabeth Schneider
M.A., BCBA
Assistant Site Coordinator
TRACY KENDALL CENTER
Andrea Bean
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Adam De Los Santos
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Monica Garcia
B.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Rosalie Gwerder
M.A., BCBA
Assistant Site Coordinator
Nick Gwerder
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Julie Hall
M.S., BCBA
Assistant Site Coordinator
Kayla Marks
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Amanda Moore
M.A., BCBA
Program Assistant
Nicole Rivalta
M.A., BCaBA
Clinical Assistant
Daisy Romo
B.A., BCaBA
Program Assistant
EAST BAY BEHAVIOR CENTER
Matthew Boliard
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Candace Huffman
M.A., BCBA
Clinical Supervisor
Lauren Phillips
Ph.D., BCBA-D
Program Director, Behavior Centers
ELK GROVE BEHAVIOR CENTER
Lauren Phillips
Ph.D., BCBA-D
Program Director, Behavior Centers
1. How old is your child or dependent?

2. What are your goals for your child?

3. Has your child been given a formal diagnosis of autism?

4. What types of behavior is your child demonstrating?





Please select a value.

Readiness

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Readiness program. This individualized, evidence-based program teaches young children skills they need to accelerate their learning and gain independence. Using imitation and naturalistic learning techniques, your child will develop useful skills in the areas of speech and language, cognition, and self-awareness. A program for children ages 0-3. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Foundations

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Foundations program. This program gives preschool and school-age children the structure to achieve important social, emotional, and intellectual milestones, helping them test within their peers’ range. With 25+ hours of applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy per week, your child will develop social skills and better self-awareness for school and home. A program for children ages 4-7. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Breakthroughs

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Breakthroughs program. Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, this program removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships. A program for children ages 8-11.

Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best treated in the Interactions program. Through guided social skills groups twice a week, this program helps improve social functioning in children ages 5 to 16. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

Independence

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Independence program. Geared toward older children, this program includes more in-depth skills that will help your child function independently. Taught skills include functional communication, self-management, and financial literacy. A program for individuals ages 12-25. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Your Child My Be Suited to Multiple Programs

Independence

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Independence program. Geared toward older children, this program includes more in-depth skills that will help your child function independently. Taught skills include functional communication, self-management, and financial literacy. A program for individuals ages 12-25. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Breakthroughs and/or Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited to the Breakthroughs or Interactions programs. These programs treat similar symptoms, so Therapeutic Pathways will need to meet with you and your child before we can place them within the appropriate program.

Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, Breakthroughs removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships.

Through guided social skills groups twice a week, Interactions helps improve social functioning in children. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

*This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Your Child My Be Suited to Multiple Programs

Breakthroughs and/or Interactions

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited to the Breakthroughs or Interactions programs. These programs treat similar symptoms, so Therapeutic Pathways will need to meet with you and your child before we can place them within the appropriate program.

Specifically designed for children who have limited hours due to school schedules, Breakthroughs removes life barriers by developing communication, social, and self-help skills. We teach your child to engage in appropriate behaviors, helping them interact with peers and develop relationships.

Through guided social skills groups twice a week, Interactions helps improve social functioning in children. Parent or caregiver participation is crucial to this program; our certified staff provides training for successful participation.

*This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.

Strategies

Your answers indicate that your child may be best suited for the Strategies program. The most age-encompassing of our programs, the goal of Strategies is to reduce challenging behaviors and issues with aggression. These behaviors interfere with independence and community participation, so we work to mitigate those challenges and encourage safe, appropriate behavior for individuals of any age. *This is a suggestion based on the answers you submitted. Please contact Therapeutic Pathways at (209) 422-3280 to discuss which program would best suit your child.