Gavin Gilmour, B.A.

​Behaviour Interventionist

Gavin obtained his B.A. in criminology, concentration in psychology, in 2016. He has worked in many summer camps, one including adults and special needs. Wanting to help individuals on a personal level, he worked in several group homes and in their day program. Teaching independent living skills in the group homes, Gavin has had practice being in crisis situations—preventing self harm or harm to others. 
In 2020, Gavin worked in a new group home where principles of behavior analysis were used to teach new skills and maintain prosocial behaviors. Gavin received more training on de-escalation procedures with adults with autism through the group home. This led him to pursue his masters in Behavior Analysis at St. Cloud university.

In his down time, Gavin practices martial arts, grappling and kickboxing, as well as ocean swimming. 

Maridell Feliciano, MSc.

Behaviour Interventionist

Maridell has a master's degree in Cultural Services from the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain. She finished her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Xavier University in the Philippines. She is currently finishing a diploma in Business Administration in UVIC.

She has volunteered both in the Philippines and Spain. Maridell's volunteer experience includes working with deaf children, tutoring kids from low-income households, and doing Spanish-English language exchanges for adults. She also spent several years in different universities teaching Sociology, Anthropology and Spanish.

Marie loves to engage kids in creative story telling making emotional human connection in a fun creative way.

Klaus Benker, MA Education
Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Klaus is a full time educator with School District 62 (Sooke) responsible for providing individual educational programs for students who have social/emotional challenges. He has worked as Principal and vice-principal in both elementary and middle schools  and before that as a youth and family counselor in a Behaviour support program. His Masters of Education degree is in English Language Arts specializing in reading remediation.

Klaus is now following his dream to gain a degree in the field of law. We wish him all the best.


(1) BCBA The Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®) is a graduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the BCBA level are independent practitioners who provide behavior-analytic services.

(2) BCaBA The Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® (BCaBA®) is an undergraduate-level certification in behavior analysis. Professionals certified at the BCaBA level provide behavior-analytic services under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®).

(3) The Registered Behavior Technician® (RBT®) is a paraprofessional certification in behavior analysis. RBTs assist in delivering behavior analysis services and practice under the direction and close supervision of a BCBA and BCABA

BCBAs supervise the work of Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts® (BCaBAs®), Registered Behavior Technicians® (RBTs®), and other professionals who implement behavior-analytic interventions.

Maryam Aliyar, MSC. ABA

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Maryam has recently received her Master’s in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from St. Cloud University. Previously she has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University and a Post Baccalaureate degree in ABA from Capilano University. Maryam is working on gaining experience with the goal to become a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in the future. 
Maryam has previously worked as an education assistant in West Vancouver School District and behavior interventionist in home and preschool settings. She also has experience teaching math and computer programming to kids and adults.

In her free time, Maryam likes reading books (mostly fantasy), listening to and playing music, and drawing.

Ming Kwong,

Behaviour Interventionist

Ming is in his final year working towards a Bachelor of Arts psychology degree and a minor in education, graduating in April 2023. He has worked with vulnerable populations since high school, visiting refugee camps on occasions to deliver fun programs for kids. Working as a summer camp counsellor, he made the decision to continue working in this sector and has sought for a more learning focused setting ever since. 

He was introduced to ABA principles at FLC where he has benefitted both personally and academically. The skills he is acquiring at FLC are showing positive results and giving a better sense of purpose.
In his free time, Ming enjoys doing digital art and streaming it online for people to watch and chat with. He is also into video games.

Lawrenz Sauler, MSc. Occupational Therapy

Behaviour Interventionist

Lawrenz grew up in the Philippines and moved to Canada when he was 14. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science and a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy.
During his masters program, he was exposed to numerous cases of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other rare conditions in children. He has been trained in treating and evaluating children in need of OT services.
In his downtime, he enjoys listening to music, as well as playing music with his guitar or ukulele. He also enjoy playing video games.

Gail Guptill

Speech and Language Pathologist

Gail Guptill is a Registered Speech-Language Pathologist with a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from UBC. She has many years of experience in working with children of all ages with autism.

Gail worked at BC Children’s Hospital on a diagnostic team for autism. In addition she worked at both Queen Alexandra Centre in Victoria, and at Sunnyhill Hospital in Vancouver specializing in Augmentative communication for Autistic children. Finally she has 20 years of experience in the school district in assessment and therapy for special needs children.

Her special skills include Sign language level 4, and Certificates in Pecs training and ABA training. She has had extensive training in Executive functioning in Children, Touch Chat for the iPad, Early Literacy, treatment of Apraxia, language facilitation for delayed children and Visual Supports for autistic children. 

Song Liu, Bsc. Psychology
Senior Behaviour Interventionist 

Song has a Bachelor of Science degree with major in Psychology and minor in Education from University of Victoria. She immigrated to Canada in 2016 to study in Victoria. After graduating from UVic, Song obtained a post-graduation certification in English teaching and proficiency. Song has a passion for teaching and helping learners reach their goals. Song also continues to improve her skills in psychology. Currently, she volunteers in a youth crisis center to support vulnerable youth.

In her free time, Song stays in touch with her Chinese roots by running a Chinese transitional clothing club, which has performed in such events as The Chinese New Year Gala in Victoria posted by the Chinese cultural society. She also enjoys exploring her new home country.

Chloe DaMata, BSc Psychology, RBT ® (3)

Behaviour Interventionist, RBT

Chloe has a BSc in Psychology which was completed at the University of Victoria. Her interest in the science of human behaviour and the brain has led to a passion for helping youth build on their personal strengths through creativity and play. Throughout her education, Chloe volunteered in schools, participated as a research assistant on the topic of refugee mental health services, and worked as an emotional support worker for vulnerable youth. She also holds a certificate in first aid and crisis intervention. 
Chloe is a Registered Behaviour Technician (RBT)® (3).
Outside of work Chloe spends her time creating art. She carries this creativity to the workplace and loves using art projects as learning opportunities for the kids she works with while allowing them to explore their creative side. 

Jennie Mc-Elligott, BA Psychology,

Senior Behaviour Interventionist

Jennie has been privileged to have the opportunity to work with children, youth and adults diagnosed with ASD since 2005. She has worked with young children through behavior intervention and in school settings; she has worked with youth and adults by assisting them in community integration, social groups, working with their families as well as providing support in therapy homes. She has also had the pleasure of assisting youth and adults in a variety of sports: Dance Classes; Horse Riding; Special Olympics; Swimming and Yoga.
Jennie has a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. She also has had extensive training in the principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Jennie is currently studying to become a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).

Heather Carlos, B.A., BCaBA® (2)
Senior Behavioral Instructor

Heather has worked with children ever since high school, whether it was as a piano teacher, sports instructor, or behavior therapist.  She has been working in the field of ABA since 2008 and has experience working one-on-one with children at school and in clinic-based and home-based environments.
Heather has experience implementing a variety of teaching methods including Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Natural Environment Teaching (NET), and Direct Instruction (DI).  In 2008, Heather received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, double-majoring in both Psychology and Speech Science. After graduation, she began practicing as a behavior interventionist for children diagnosed with ASD.
Heather went on to receive her Disabilities and Applied Behavior Analysis Citation from Douglas College and obtained her BCaBA certification in May 2012.

Neveen Zaki, MSc., BCBA®(1)

Behaviour Analyst, Clinical Director

Neveen Zaki has a MSc. degree in Psychology with specialization in Applied BehaviorAnalysis (ABA). She also holds a graduate Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties and a Graduate Certificate in Content and Context of Inclusion. Neveen has undergone intensive training required by the board of behavior analysts and successfully completed rigorous testing through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board to prove competence and abilities to provide services (BCBA). She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Neveen is Category A on Registry for Autism Service Providers (RASP) list maintained by Autism Community Training (ACT).
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