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Humberto-Saldana

Humberto Saldana

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“No matter the obstacles along the way, persevere until you reach your goal.”

Humberto Saldana is dedicated to reaching his goal of changing lives for the best, and he perseveres in his work despite any obstacles he encounters. He explains, “There are some things you can’t put a price on, like when a parent can go to the grocery store knowing their child with special needs is at home safe and in good hands.” Working 1:1 in in-home environments and closely with clients and caregivers allows Humberto to fully understand the need for the work he provides.

Following his passion for helping individuals with special needs, Humberto earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology. He has worked as a lead para-educator in a school for students with autism, as well as at a behavioral agency implementing intensive Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services.

Humberto enjoys traveling to the Pacific Northwest. Although he’s scared of heights, his goal is to go to the top of Seattle’s Space Needle – 605 feet – for panoramic views.

Diana Ferrasoli

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April-MacPherson

April MacPherson

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“I enjoy using science to provide tools to those in need, in order for them to thrive in daily life.”

April MacPherson is dedicated to helping people succeed, and she puts science to good use. For some people, this may mean learning to communicate basic wants and needs. For others, it’s making friends on the playground or developing skills to live independently as an adult. Whatever the case may be, she knows incremental changes over time can lead to significant long-term success, and she continually supports those she serves to help them accomplish all they can.

April began working in the field when she was a college student in 2007, as she studied for her bachelor’s degree. She was inspired by her supervisor, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), whose knowledge and guidance helped shape April as a professional and motivated her to take the step of earning her master’s degree. April received her Master of Teaching in 2014 and became a BCBA in 2015.

April is a mother of two sweet boys, and their household includes two cats, two dogs, and two horses. April loves hiking and horseback riding.

Yelba-Diaz

Yelba Diaz

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“Listen actively and your solutions are endless.”

Yelba Diaz loves to find solutions that improve the quality of life for families and their future. She explains, “The problem behaviors that we manage today can open doors to so many other opportunities for integration into their community. My experience with the families we support has been invaluable.”

Yelba earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. Working with BRIA helped her acquire new skills and discover her passion for problem-solving and inspiring others to make a change. Yelba is pursuing a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis and her BCBA.

Yelba enjoys cooking, exercising, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Dr.-Niki-Mostadim

Dr. Niki Mostadim

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“Nothing brings me more joy than seeing families have a better quality of life because of our services.”

To Dr. Mostadim, there’s nothing more important than being able to work with families and children with special needs because this work allows her to grow tremendously in all aspects of her life. In Dr. Mostadim’s words, “There are few things in this world that are as fulfilling as helping those who struggle to help themselves. Having the opportunity to serve families of varying backgrounds is one of the utmost honors I have ever had.”

Beginning her journey as a behavioral therapist in 2011, Dr. Mostadim received her doctoral degree in applied clinical psychology, and her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

Dr. Mostadim loves to plan events and fundraisers for nonprofit organizations and has helped raise funds to support several schools. In her spare time, she likes to run, travel, and spend time with her family of four.