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.

Definitions:

(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.

Madeleine Wong BA Psychology, RBT® (3)
Senior Behaviour Interventionist, RBT


Madeleine has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Victoria. Her four-year Psychology training builds her an educational foundation in the science of human behaviors and has further sparked her interest in promoting young people’s well-being. Since her teenage years, Madeleine has extensive experience working with youth and children with diverse abilities. Whether it was providing one-on-one academic supports to immigrant youth or leading pre-school children in group activities, Madeleine embraces the philosophy to learn through play. Madeleine believes that play is not a break from learning but an effective way children learn. Madeleine is a Registered Behaviour Technician® (RBT®) and is making positive changes in the learners’ behaviours.


Anisa Nasseri BA Psychology

Behaviour Interventionist


Anisa has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology (honours) from the University of Victoria. She has worked with children and young people for many years in various capacities, from being an English teacher and tutor in China, to volunteering with youth at community centres across Victoria. Anisa is passionate about making a positive difference and empowering young people.


Anisa is a volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and with Vancouver Island Centre for Immigrants and Refugees. In her free time, Anisa loves trying food at different restaurants, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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. 

Emily Maunder BA Psychology
Senior Behaviour Interventionist


Emily has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria and is continuing her education in order to have a career working with and helping children and youth thrive. 

Emily has worked and volunteered with children and youth for many years at different organizations around Victoria and abroad. She has spent a year in Europe working with behaviour modification in a therapeutic setting. Emily has a love for animals.

Song Liu, Bsc. Psychology; Minor Education 
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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