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Who we are

Empathic, warm, and highly capable, the incredible staff at STAR of CA is what really makes us shine. We're committed to the professional development of our staff and quality assurance in our service delivery. We implement a supervision model that ensures there is oversight of all clinical staff, and that you have access to our multi-disciplinary team to address concerns and needs that arise across time. The clinical staff described below represents the exceptional people from STAR of CA who will be working with you and your child:

Clinical Managers

STAR of CA Clinical Managers directly supervise your child's program supervisor and are responsible for coordinating your child's program hand-in hand with you, STAR of CA clinical staff, and others who participate in your child's treatment. Our managers possess a master's or doctoral degree and certification in behavior analysis (BCBA).

Program Supervisors

STAR of CA Program Supervisors conduct weekly field supervision visits and office supervision to develop and manage intervention programs. Our supervisors' possess a master's degree, or are working toward completion of a master's degree in psychology or a related field. They are also expected to have obtained or be in pursuit of board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA, BCaBA).

Behavioral Therapists

STAR of CA Behavioral Therapists provide one-on-one treatment in the field. Our therapists have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field and have experience and ongoing training in child development, autism, and Applied Behavior Analysis.

Mental Health Professionals

Mental Health Professionals are available to provide parent education, consultation, and counseling support to families in need. Our mental health professionals include mental health interns, marriage and family therapists, licensed clinical social workers, and licensed psychologists.

Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists are available to provide direct intervention and case consultation for children with specific motor and sensory needs.



Bios

Directors

Doug Moes, Ph.D., BCBA-D
President/Executive Director
Ventura / Conejo / N. Los Angeles Divisions

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Ariella Parker, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Director of Children's Behavioral Services
Ventura / Santa Barbara Division

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Faye Carter, Ph.D, BCBA-D
Clinical Director
West Los Angeles Division

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Quy Neel, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Clinical Director
San Luis Obispo / Santa Barbara Division

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Kristi Moes, LCSW
Director of Family Support Services
Ventura / Santa Barbara Division

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Keegan Tangeman Psy.D.
Director of Mental Health Services

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Doug Wright
Director of Operations
Corporate Office
 
 

Clinical Managers

MICHELLE WENZEL, MS, BCBA
Conejo Valley Office

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Katherine Levinger Olson Ph.D.
Ventura Office

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Crystal Bahamondes, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Santa Barbara Office

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Alison Stanley, MS, BCBA
North Los Angeles Office

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Lindsee Porter, MS, BCBA
Conejo Valley Office

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Jennifer Brannies Garcia, MA, BCBA
San Luis Obispo Office

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Mayu Fujiwara, MS, BCBA
North Los Angeles/West Los Angeles Offices

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Meredith Hagan, M.A., BCBA
Santa Barbara Office

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Scott Revlin, MA, BCBA
Ventura Office

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Kelly Soo, MA, BCBA
West Los Angeles Office

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Larisa Kirby, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Ventura Office

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Amy Tsugawa, MS, BCBA
West Los Angeles Office

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Clinical Supervisors

Conejo Valley / Thousand Oaks Ventura West Los Angeles North Los Angeles Santa Barbara San Luis Obispo

Allison Arnold



Amanda Brown



Amber Neely



Elissa Huerta



Hannah Gazaui



Laura Martinez



Lisa Shriber



Meghan Bickett



Roxanne Ghassemi



Tiffany Paris


Alyssa Ward



Berenice Rochelle



Elizabeth Lopez



Eric Schick



Hannah Cardona



Heather Brown



Isabel Garcia



Jessica Cancino



Michelle Lopez



Nicole Cerball



Nicole LaRochelle



Patricia Luna



Raegan Delgado



Stephanie Chapman



Stephanie Novak





Andrea Luciene



Carmen Ruiz



Ellen Shchur



Jasmin Brown



Jessica LaFond



Kali Thomas



Katerina DaCosta



Michelle Harvey



Michelle Sekyra



Sarah Bass



Stella Hyun

Brent Perry



Elizabeth Block



Greg Riley



Hogan Wagner



Mike Berlin


Angela Haydel



Carrie Daly



Ercilia Lowe



Erin Blumert



Jacqueline Reyes



Jamie Vaughn



Lissa Pratt



Meghan Davy



Vanessa Felts

Dana Schlitter



Katie Schonfeldt Herndon



Mindy Tant

Specialized Staff

Intake & Staff Support Coordinators Mental Health Staff Specialized Staff Quality Assurance Insurance Services

Crystal Bahamondes, Ph.D., BCBA0-D

Atascadero & San Luis Obispo


Katie Levinger Olson, Ph.D

Santa Barbara


Amber Neely, MS, BCBA

Thousand Oaks/Conejo Valley & North LA


Nicolette Nefdt-Gonzalez, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Ventura


Wendy Sims Piccirillo, MS, BCBA

West LA


Christine Garrison, MMFT



Jason Lee, LMFT



Jenna Oestreicher



Julie Walker, MS



Katie Levinger Olson, Ph.D.



Michelle Harvey, LMFT



Sarah Rossman, MS



Monique Taylor

Occupational Therapist


Stephanie Johnson

QA Manager


Raquel Gomez, AA

QA Associate


Kristina Utecht

Insurance Care Manager


Joann Colby, MAED

Insurance Care Coordinator

Operations

Operations

Adrian Madera



Julie Martinez



Nancy Melendez



Barbara Paz



Kelley Wilson



Steve Yeager



Breanna Martinez



Kristin Curtis



Vanessa Madriaga



Claudia Sanchez



Lacey McPhetridge



Jodeen Turner



Monica Pulver


STAR of CA, a Professional Psychological Corporation, provides Psychological and ABA Services to children and families in home and community settings. This division does not provide school-based educational services, and STAR of CA is not affiliated with STAR Autism Support, Inc.