Clinical Director
Gabrielle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in providing services to individuals with severe and challenging behaviors.

Early in her career, Gabrielle served as a behavioral health counselor at a local psychiatric hospital counseling clients with a variety of mental health diagnoses. She then spent several years as a school psychologist, where she provided case management to both in- and out-of-district students, conducted psychological evaluations, facilitated individual and group social skills trainings’, and delivered professional development workshops. Prior to joining Rainbow ABA Therapy, Gabrielle held the role of Director of Behavior Supports, which is where she found her love for mentorship and providing high quality supervision to other professionals.

In addition to being certified as a School Psychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, Gabrielle holds a B.A. in Psychology, with a focus on child advocacy, and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Montclair State University. She earned her Post Masters Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.

In her free time, Gabrielle enjoys figuring out her next DIY project, crocheting, traveling anywhere and everywhere, binge-watching the newest Netflix series, and spending time with her spouse, daughter and fur babies!


Director of Clinical Development
Lauren is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with a diverse population of learners diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder....

and other development delays. She is passionate about assisting the children she serves to reach their fullest potential while bringing a fun, energetic, playful environment to the work she does as a Clinical Supervisor.

Lauren received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and her Master of Science Degree in Behavior Science, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis from Pepperdine University.

In her free time, you can find Lauren curled up with a good book, scouting out the local coffee shop, hanging out with friends and family, or counting down the days until Halloween season.


Center Director
Katie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working with individuals with autism for 15 years. She has been in the field of applied behavior......

analysis for over 7 years. She has experience working with individuals from ages 2-30. Prior to Rainbow, she was an assistant clinical director at an ABA center. She received her undergraduate from East Stroudsburg University in speech language pathology and her masters from Ball State University in applied behavior analysis. She enjoys watching her clients succeed and become independent.


Crisis Management Coordinator
Raheem has over ten years’ of experience in working with and providing direct care to individuals with severe and challenging behaviors.

In the beginning of his career, Raheem started out as family support coordinator for individuals with various diagnoses, such as epilepsy, intellectual disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Over the course of his career, Raheem has worn many hats, including behavior support specialist, ABA therapist, BCBA and now Rainbow ABA’s Crisis Management Coordinator.
Raheem graduated from Arizona State University with a Master’s in Education and certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. He prides himself in being an advocate for families who are often overlooked due to the challenging behaviors they face and values having a hand in creating change for the better.
In his free time, Raheem loves teaching and bringing joy to the lives of the individuals he provides services to and their families. Creating change and helping others obtain their goals is a lifelong passion of his.


Assistant Clinical Director
Rebecca is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who started out her career as a Special Education Teacher, but found her true passion in the field....

of Applied Behavior Analysis. She has worked with individuals ranging from 5-23 years of age, as well as in a variety of settings including schools, homes, and in the community. Her main objective is to work collaboratively with clients and families in order to address issues and work together towards an end goal.
Rebecca received her Bachelor of Science degree from Stony Brook University and her dual Master of Arts degree in Elementary General Education and Special Education from Queens College. She completed an Advanced Certificate program at Hunter College in Applied Behavior Analysis.
In her free time, Rebecca is most likely spending time with her husband and close friends, enjoying good food and better company, and testing new life hacks she learned from social media. She also enjoys activities that make her heart pump, like dancing, exercising, and snowboarding!


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Chloe is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working in the field of ABA for more than 6 years. Chloe received her Bachelor’s degree.....

from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. During her time in undergrad, Chloe discovered her appreciation for ABA while working as a Social Skills Facilitator and went on to earn her BCBA certification from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Chloe’s clinical interests include providing in-home and community-based behavior analytic services, providing caregiver training, increasing social skills in the home and in the community, promoting positive relationships across family members and peers, and increasing independence of self-care skills. She has always felt that there is nothing more rewarding than watching her learners grow. In her free time Chloe enjoys cooking, traveling to her favorite places, and watching true crime and thriller movies.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Erica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with individuals ages 3-11 with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.....

 and other developmental disabilities in home and school/daycare setting. It was working in the special education classroom setting as a 1:1 paraprofessional that opened her eyes to how incredible working with special needs individuals can be.

For her undergrad, Erica attended Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. She then went to St. John’s University and completed a Masters of Science in Education, School Counseling. Erica finished her Behavior Analysis coursework at Florida Institute of Technology which led to the completion of passing her BCBA board exam in 2020.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends over food and conversation. She also enjoys outdoor activities (walking/running), dancing, rollerblading, and taking long road trips to new destinations!


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Dani Botelho is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a certified teacher of students with disabilities. She has been working in the field of ABA since 2014.


Dani holds a Master’s degree in ABA from Ball State University.

Her undergraduate degree is from New Jersey City University in Early Childhood Education Major with Dual Certification in Early Childhood (P–3) and Special Education (Teacher of Students with Disabilities).

Dani has experience working with early children, adolescents, and young adults on the autism spectrum. She has worked in various settings with clients, such as in-home, community, schools, and clinics.

Dani enjoys helping children and adolescents develop social skills and independence with daily living. Her interests include prioritizing the safety and dignity of her learners, socially significant outcomes focusing on caregiver involvement, disseminating ABA to address social issues, and mentoring supervises.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Mallory has been working in the field of special education for 12 years ago. She started her career as a paraprofessional in an ABA preschool classroom.

When she returned to Rhode Island to complete her degree in Psychology she worked for an in-home agency and worked one-on-one with two clients on the autism spectrum. After graduating, she returned to New Jersey to work as a paraprofessional in preschool and primary classes for students on the autism spectrum.

As Mallory worked towards her master’s degree in special education she also serves as a substitute teacher. After completing her master’s from New Jersey City University she began working with first-grade students on the autism spectrum. Then she began a position as a high school teacher for students on the autism spectrum.

Aside from her passion for working with teens and adults with special needs, Mallory is a yoga instructor and believes strongly in the power of mindfulness and meditation in and outside her classroom.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Josephine is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has worked in the field of ABA for almost 5 years, including working as a Special Education Teacher for two years.

Josephine’s favorite aspects of working with clients is helping them learn new skills and overcoming challenging behaviors.

Josephine received her Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology with a minor in Data Science from Shippensburg University. She went on to receive her dual Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Teachers College Columbia University.

In her free time, Josephine enjoys being active and spending time with her family, friends, and cat.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Rachel is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been active in the field of ABA for 14 years, having worked with children as young as one year old...

through adults in a variety of settings including private and public schools, in home, residential community, early intervention and clinics. Her favorite aspect of the field is Functional Communication Training and Verbal Behavior to facilitate positive behavior change through teaching individuals to communicate, and advocate for their wants and needs. When Rachel isn’t working as a BCBA, she can be found hanging with her rescue dog Bayleigh, coaching special olympics, or keeping up with her sugar cookie business.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Allison is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst that has been working with individuals with developmental disabilities for over 10 years in a variety of settings;

including in-home, residential, and school-based. She has always loved having the challenge and responsibility of guiding others towards a positive and productive future.

Allison received bachelor degrees in Special Education, Mathematics, and Psychology from Kean University. She received her master’s degree in Applied Psychology from Sacred Heart University. Soon after, Allison continued her post-graduate education at St. Joseph’s University to continue her path to becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Allison loves to go down to the beach, binge Netflix shows, and travel. She also loves to create crafts and activities for her children.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Amanda is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked in the field of applied behavior analysis for several years, providing services to children....

ages 2 to 21 in a variety of settings. She is warm, engaging, and finds great joy in supporting children with special needs.

She holds a Bachelors in Psychology from Rutgers University and a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with a concentration in Autism.

In her spare time, Amanda enjoys yoga, eating tacos, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Luz is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She’s been working in the field of ABA for approximately 7 years. She began her journey as a paraprofessional.....

in a school setting. Subsequently, she began working in home, and in a clinical setting. Luz enjoys putting together interventions that will help her clients become as independent as possible. Throughout her journey, Luz has found great joy in seeing the barriers she’s helped her clients overcome.

Lu received her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Biology at Stockton University. She then pursued a Master’s degree at Ball State University. Currently, Luz aspires to continue working as a Behavior Analyst while seeking research opportunities in Neuroscience. Luz’s ultimate goal is to understand what causes Autism and how to further enhance the field of Applied Behavior Analysis to better assist clients and their loved ones.

When she is not working on her current profession or seeking research opportunities, you can find Luz in the outdoors hiking with her puppy, out with some friends, at the gym or just watching a movie with her significant other. In summary, Luz can be described as someone that is calm and collected and as someone that enjoys the simple things that life has to offer.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
An ABA for 8+ years, Erica specializes in teaching young learners (ages 2-8) communication and play skills. She has experience working in schools, homes.....

and a clinic setting. She is extremely passionate about helping children and their families.

Erica earned her B.A. in Psychology and Visual Arts from Rutgers University in 2013. After moving to Michigan, she completed her MA in Behavior Analysis from Western Michigan University in 2016. Erica worked as a BCBA in a clinic setting in Ann Arbor, MI. In 2020 Erica moved back to New Jersey and has continued her journey as a BCBA.

In her spare time, Erica loves to spend time with her family, especially on a hike or at the beach. She loves to be active and creative.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Lucy is a School Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. As a School Psychologist, she has experience at the preschool, elementary,.....

and secondary levels. She currently works on the Child Study Team at a small school district in northern New Jersey. Therapeutically, she is interested in the intersection between Applied Behavior Analysis and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In her role at Rainbow ABA Therapy she emphasizes the importance of meeting learners at their developmental level and fostering collaborative engagement with families to ensure humanistic care.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Deborah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with 10 years of experience as a behavior therapist. She began her career in early intervention and has.....

since worked with learners from ages 2 to 15. Deborah received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Queens College and her Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Western Connecticut State University where she focused her research on Behavioral Skills Training. Having been a therapist and staff trainer for many years, Deborah is passionate about behavioral skills training and creating a collaborative team with the therapists and families she works with. In her free time, Deborah enjoys spending time outside with her family, cooking vegan food, and working with her local animal rescues.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Kristina is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has a wide range of experience working with learners in various age groups diagnosed.....

with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other development delays. As a Clinical Supervisor, she is passionate about training and providing mentorship to those who work alongside these individuals to help them reach their fullest potential in a fun, energetic, and playful environments! Kristina is also a proponent of raising awareness of developing individualized education strategies for all youth!

Kristina received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University and her Master of Arts Degree in Education, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University.

As a parent of an autistic child, you can find Kristina encouraging her son to experience new activities and reinforcing independence to reach his full potential, seeking opportunities to give back to the Autism Community alongside her son, experiencing new adventures – from scenic to extreme adventures – with her family and friends, and embracing environments and activities to expand her cultural knowledge.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Francisco is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has experience with autistic, intellectual developmental disorder populations and individuals.....

with mental illness, including issues of substance abuse and behavioral issues. Through the duration of my profession, I was able to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the methods of applied behavior analysis and many clinical behavior analytic therapy models.

Francisco received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from William Paterson University and a Masters of Education in School Psychology, specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Cincinnati. In addition I served in the United States Marine Corps and United States Army and completed my service with an Honorable Discharge.

In his free time, Francisco likes spending time with family and friends, physical exercises like jogging and weight lifting. Loves art and photography and reads books on philosophy and psychology.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Monica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst working with children from ages 1-11 affected with autism. She received a Master of Arts in Psychological....

Studies with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Seton Hall University. She enjoys working with learners and their families to provide quality training using behavior analysis. Her clinical passions include functional communication training and interfering behavior reduction.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Jessica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has experience in school, clinic, and home settings. Jessica worked with learners from the age of 2 years.....

old, until the age of 23 years old.
Jessica obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at New Jersey City University. Later she went on to obtain my Master’s Degree at Capella University.
She was born in Ecuador and speaks English and Spanish fluently. When she was younger she used to swim, and competed on many occasions in Ecuador. In her free time Jessica enjoys coloring and drawing.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Melissa is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with experience supporting learners in clinical, school, and home settings.Her love for behavior analysis began while .....

 working as a 1:1 paraprofessional in a public school. She received her Master of Education from Endicott College and conducted research in the area of verbal behavior. Her passion lies in the areas of parent training, functional communication training, and daily living skills. When Melissa is off the clock, she enjoys a good hike, thrift shopping, and baking.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Melissa C is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for over 4 years.Melissa earned her Bachelor's degree .....

 in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine and minored in English with an emphasis in creative writing. Following graduation, she discovered ABA through a colleague who was a behavior therapist. Melissa was quick to develop a passion working with neurodiverse populations and their families. Her experience ranges from supporting individuals on the Autism Spectrum from early intervention to 21 years old across the home, clinic, and daycare settings. She also has experience working with individuals with comorbid diagnoses of ADHD, depression and anxiety. Melissa pursued her Master of Education in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and became BCBA certified. Having lived in San Diego, California her whole life, Melissa is new to the east coast and excited to continue her journey supporting the families here. Melissa is especially passionate in helping non-verbal learners and will recommend the book “Fall Down 7 Times, Get up 8” by Naoki Higashida to any ABA therapist as she claims it provides insight on an essential perspective to gain while supporting non-verbal and different needs learners. Additionally, her research interests include trauma-informed care in ABA. In her free time, Melissa enjoys exploring New York City to find the tastiest bakeries and coffee shops, spending time with friends and family, travelling, dancing, writing, and playing video games.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Anais is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who Received a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Rider University. She is Bilingual in English and....

Spanish and passionate about being able to support families who may be impacted by language barriers.

Anais brings experience working with children from ages 2-12 in clinical, school, and home settings. She strives to help clients and families overcome barriers and obtain their goals.

In her free time, Anais enjoys binge-watching a good series, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Samantha is a board certified behavior analyst who has worked with individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder for 6 years.

She has experience working with kids 5 years of age to adults 21+. Prior to coming to Rainbow she was the assistant director and consultant at a private school serving individuals with autism. She is passionate about teaching appropriate alternatives to problem behavior and increasing verbal behavior.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Angela is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has worked with a range of special needs individuals from toddlers to adults for over....

 10 years. She strives to help her clients reach their goals and to live meaningful and independent lives.

For her undergraduate program, she attended New Jersey City University and studied Social work with a concentration in family health and youth services. Later she completed her Graduate degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis.

In her free time she loves cooking for family and friends, doing arts and crafts, attending an ABA book club, and spending time with her husband and their dog.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Heavenly is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with experience working with children from ages 3-12 in a clinical setting.

She received a Master’s of Science from Capella University in psychology with a specialization in applied behavior analysis. Some of her favorite aspects of her career include functional communication training and guiding upcoming BCBA candidates to reach their full potential. Outside of work, she enjoys reading books, playing games, and spending time with family and friends.


Executive Assistant
Lucero Cisneros is the Executive Assistant at RainbowABA. She has over 11 years of experience in the Health Care Industry. Lucero began her career working ...

with a variety of populations including Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Podiatry. She strives to make your admission and registration process smooth and effortless. Lucero takes pride in building close relationships with clients to help maintain an overall great experience for the family. When out of work she enjoys traveling with friends and family.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Nyasia is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who specializes in providing services to students with various disabilities from the ages of 3-21 years old.

Some of her areas of expertise include providing consultative and behavioral services to students with special needs, supervising BCBA candidates, conducting social skills training, and providing case management to out-of-school district students/staff

Nyasia received her undergraduate degree in psychology and master’s degree in psychological studies with a concentration in applied behavior analysis from Seton Hall University. She is currently completing her doctoral degree in applied behavior analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

In her free time, Nyasia likes to try new restaurants with her family, traveling, and visiting sports stadiums across the states. She is currently interested in expanding her knowledge and conducting further research in the field of ABA.


Insurance Authorization Specialist
Giselle Hernandez is the Executive Assistant at Rainbow ABA. Her role provides organizational and communication support to ensure the efficient operation of our office.

In addition, Giselle is responsible for processing confidential and time-sensitive material while utilizing careful discretion and strategic decision-making to undergo her daily duties.

Giselle holds a ten-year background in the healthcare field, seven of which she spent as an administrative and marketing director. Giselle particularly excels in interpersonal and communication skills where she has gained a strong ability to problem solve and improve efficiency. Her extensive background together with her leadership skills has equipped her with the critical and creative abilities to thrive in our company.

Outside of work, Giselle enjoys spending her free time baking and crafting with her daughter.


Chief Operating Officer
Sara Jacobovitch is Rainbow ABA’s COO. Within her role, Sara is dedicated to maintaining a fair, diverse, and thorough hiring process and is extremely.....

passionate about individualizing client/staff assignments. Sara has always been steadfast about the wellness of children and providing them with as many opportunities for success as possible.

Previously, Sara served as an enrollment coordinator at a charter school in an underserved area. She spent countless hours volunteering and tutoring children with differing abilities. This is when she discovered her love for working with children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Sara is the founder of Little Legends, a company rooted in children’s fashion. She recently left her position as CEO of Little Legends to focus her efforts on building brighter futures for the learners here at Rainbow.

Outside of her Rainbow adventures, Sara loves spending time with her four children, going on nature walks, and coming up with new ways to aid in the growth and development of her family.

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