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Meet Our Clinical Team

At Behavior Nation, we believe that every child with autism deserves an independent, happy life and to connect with the world. Helping children on the autism spectrum and their families is our singular focus.
Ahilya Lakhanpal
Clinical Director ( M.Ed., BCBA )
Being in the field of ABA since 2002 I have had the opportunity to practice in various countries as well as several states in the US. I have had the privilege of working in various settings as a BCBA including -schools, in home – community centers, groups homes as well as Clinic settings. As a Clinical Director at Behavior Nation, I oversee the Clinical operations for the company...
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Caroline Kris
Clinical Director ( MS, BCBA )
I have been working with people with developmental disabilities for more than 20 years, first as a volunteer, then as a paraprofessional and finally as a special education teacher and behavior analyst. I joined Behavior Nation in March 2021, and as a Clinical Director, I provide support to all of our highly dedicated Clinical Supervisors in the Bay Area, as well as having my own caseload. In my clinical practice, I focus on helping children learn how to communicate, whether it is vocally, through using picture exchange, or through using gestures and signs...
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Alexa Paynter
Clinical Supervisor ( BCBA )
My name is Alexa Paynter and I am a Resident Clinical Supervisor. As a Clinical Supervisor I oversee the direction of your child’s case. I will meet with you to discuss your areas of concern for your child. Some of your areas of concern and goals for your child may require pre-requisite skills. If that is the case, those building block skills will be identified first and targeted. I will also assess your child to identify their strengths and needs. I will create goals for your child based on their current skill level as well as areas of need. I will focus your child’s treatment plan to...
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Selia Torres
Clinical Supervisor (M.A., BCBA)
My name is Selia Torres, and I am a board-certified behavior analyst. I have been working in the field of ABA for several years. I started in the field as a Behavior Therapist working in a clinical setting as I was completing my undergraduate degree. After a few weeks of working with in the field I soon became very passionate about helping my clients become more independent and develop socially. Throughout my years of working in the field I have been exposed to individuals of all ages with various behaviors so I have learned to adapt based on what my...
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Savannah Rasmussen
Clinical Supervisor (M.S., BCBA)
My name is Savannah Rasmussen and I have been working in the field of ABA for the past several years. I started as a behavior therapist while earning my bachelor's degree in Health Sciences where I soon realized this was a field I wanted to be a part of. It was amazing to see the progress my client’s would make and positive impact I could have on their lives. I then worked full-time as an RBT in various schools before I came to Behavior Nation. I am passionate about providing empathetic, fun and individualized ABA services that fit the need of your child and...
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Allyson Wong
Program Manager ( BA in Child Development )
My name is Ally Wong. I am a Program Manager at Behavior Nation, which means I have the privilege of overseeing multiple kiddos different goals and progress within their ABA program. I provide support to clients’ direct service providers and make adjustments and updates to client’s programs to find what is most helpful and beneficial for them! I love getting to know all my clients to learn what is best for their needs. My favorite is hearing stories of my clients asking for me outside of sessions because I’m always so excited to see them!
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Hoang-Kim Nguyen
Program Manager
My name is Kimmy and I’m a program manager here at Behavior Nation. What do I do here? Well, I help support the parents and Behavior Technicians on their ABA journey along with learn how I can become the best future BCBA myself. My job and strengths are to teach you everything you need to know so you won’t need us anymore! I started off as Behavior Technician myself and am currently going to school to get my masters in ABA (I’ll be done October 2022… Yay me) and ever since I fell into this job I feel in love with ABA (I took a hard left turn...
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Hannah Reyes
Assistant Program Manager ( MA, RBT )
My name is Hannah Reyes, and I am an Assistant Program Manager here at Behavior Nation. My job is to support our clients, parents, and Behavior Technicians with ABA services. I also train Behavior Technicians to ensure that we are providing the best service possible to our clients. One of my goals is to ensure that our clients can live their lives to their fullest potential! I started out as a Behavior Technician and have gotten my bachelor’s degree with a specialization in ABA. I received my master’s degree in October 2021 and is currently working...
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Matthew Jewik
program manager ( RBT, BA Psychology )
As a program manager, I oversee client cases by developing and managing their teaching programs with support from our Clinical Supervisors. I also provide supervision to our Behavior Technicians as they work directly with our clients, as well as education and support to our client families so they can learn to implement new skills with their children. This means providing guidance on how to implement a new program or teaching strategy, and observing how interventions are working in order to make any necessary changes. My strengths as a...
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Alyssia Bermudez
Program manager ( RBT, BA in Biology )
My name is Alyssia and I am a Program manager here at Behavior Nation. As a Program manager, I work with client, families and our clinical team to help manage and develop goals for our client. This entails helping train and supervise behavior technicians and working with families to help ensure we are giving our clients the best treatment. I have always been passionate about working with children...
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