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Gabrielle Centra-Taylor

Gabrielle Centra-Taylor

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, gardening, traveling anywhere and everywhere, binge-watching the newest Netflix series, and spending time with her family, friends, and two adorable fur babies!

Lauren Fernandez

Lauren Fernandez

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.

Raheem Wise

Raheem Wise

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.

Rebecca Jeon

Rebecca Jeon

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!

Erica Castellano

Erica Castellano

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!

Kalie Chan

Kalie Chan

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Kalie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been providing services to individuals from ages 2-10. She has always loved watching her learners continue to grow and achieve new things!
Kalie received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco. She received her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Teachers College, Columbia University and is working on her Ph.D. in ABA at Teachers College, Columbia University.
In her spare time, Kalie loves traveling (especially back home to CA!), yoga, and eating.

Marissa Chizmadia

Marissa Chizmadia

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Marissa is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has been in the field for over 4 years providing services to individuals on the spectrum from 4-20 years old. She first started her career as a volunteer at Caldwell's University Center for Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis. This is where she completed her coursework and fieldwork to earn her Masters in ABA in 2021. She brings a fun and energetic energy and is passionate about helping others reach their fullest potential.

Mallory De Marco

Mallory De Marco

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.

Sarah Slager

Sarah Slager

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Sarah is a native Californian but now lives on the East Coast. It's her first year practicing as a BCBA and she is loving every second of it. It makes Sarah so happy to actively see her learners grow and accomplish new things. In Sarah's free time, she likes to run, ice skate, and cook. You also might find her having fun with my laminating machine and trying out different ways to make fun, interactive materials for my learners. Sarah attended Yeshiva University for her undergraduate degree and Purdue Global University for her Master's degree.

Rachel Farreny

Rachel Farreny

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.

Allison Fontan

Allison Fontan

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.

Amanda Hampton

Amanda Hampton

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.

Luz Jean

Luz Jean

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.

Erica Kelsen

Erica Kelsen

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.

Lucy Kounakis

Lucy Kounakis

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.

Deborah Moon

Deborah Moon

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.

Katie Murphy

Katie Murphy

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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.

Diana Organowska

Diana Organowska

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Diana has experience working with individuals with multiple disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder and behavioral problems in school and home settings. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Diana graduated from William Paterson University of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a minor in communication disorders. She graduated with a Masters of Arts in special education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from Arizona State University and completed her 1500 hours in a private school for autism. She received her certification as a behavioral analyst from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) in August of 2020.

In her spare time, she enjoys going out to eat, writing, and spending time with her son and dog.

Monica Pellino

Monica Pellino

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.

Jessica Pintado

Jessica Pintado

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.

Melissa Quiros

Melissa Quiros

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.

Samantha Santomo

Samantha Santomo

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.

Angela Tevnan

Angela Tevnan

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.

Heavenly Vizcaino

Heavenly Vizcaino

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.

Maier Arm

Maier Arm

Chief Executive Officer

Maier Arm, Rainbow ABA’s Executive Director/CEO, has over 10 years of experience in healthcare operations. He holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University, which has assisted in his journey to establishing Rainbow ABA. Maier’s team-oriented leadership style has directly influenced the familial culture of the Rainbow ABA team. As a leader, he prioritizes the happiness and comfort of each Rainbow employee and enjoys creating an environment that encourages inclusivity, collaboration, and overall wellness.

Maier has made it part of his mission to reduce burnout for employees while prompting effective, high quality, holistic care for each client. He enjoys being directly involved with helping families and being a part of their goal-oriented success. Providing effective therapeutic services across a multitude of settings and environments is a core value for Maier. He believes that everyone is deserving of quality services. Overall, Maier is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing team!

Outside of his time growing Rainbow, Maier wears a number of personal hats, such as devoted father and husband, aspiring chef, and avid golfer.

Lucero Cisneros

Lucero Cisneros

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.

Karina Gomez

Karina Gomez

Administrative Services Director | HR Assistant

Karina is Rainbow ABA's Administrative Services Director/HR Assistant. She has over 10 years of diverse experience working in the healthcare industry. From assisting patients and their families , navigating effective services , to supervising and managing medical office staff, Karina has prided herself in being a core resource for those she works alongside. Karina earned a B.S. in Healthcare Administration from Felician University, which has helped shape her collaborative efforts here at Rainbow ABA. Karina makes it a priority to ensure Rainbow ABA runs efficiently and smoothly. Her attention to detail provides clients, their families, and staff with the necessary tools they need to be successful.

Karina believes every child deserves to be provided with the care and love necessary for their growth, including being provided with exceptional, high quality services if necessary. Rainbow unmasked her love for individuals with differing abilities and she cannot wait to continue being a support system for the families she works alongside. Overall, Karina is dedicated to providing exemplary comprehensive care and administrative support to all clients, their families, and staff

Giselle Hernandez

Giselle Hernandez

Executive Assistant

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.

Sara Jacobovitch

Sara Jacobovitch

HR Lead Manager

Sara Jacobovitch is Rainbow ABA’s HR Lead Manager. 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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Meet our team.

We love what we do. Just ask our Learners.

Our team is constantly growing.

Currently, we employ over 30 BCBA's and over 100 ABA Therapists. Each team member at Rainbow ABA Therapy has unique experiences working with individuals diagnosed with a multitude of developmental disabilities.  Each Clinical Supervisor holds a minimum Master's Degree in addition to a Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification.


Rainbow ABA Therapy is proud that all Behavior Therapists and Board Certified Behavior Analysts only provide services that are within their scope of competency, based on their education, training and clinical supervision.