About the Team

The Shabani Institute is driven to provide high-quality services to all of its clients.

Everyone who is employed at the Shabani Institute shares a true passion for the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

Our team is known to pursue higher education, diverse learning opportunities, and professional growth with the determination to use this knowledge to enrich and better the lives of our clients and their families.

Our organization has a very familial approach; the culture within our organization empowers us to support one another so we can be more effective with the families we serve. We encourage a collaborative work environment and promote a safe workplace where creativity, science, innovation, and education are supported.

Meet Our Team

Mara Felix, M.S., BCBA

Clinical Supervisor

Belen Lomeli, M.A., RBT

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Hisa Joseph, B.S., RBT

Senior Behavior Technician

Ben Smith B.A., RBT

Behavior Technician

Angelica Vega, B.A., RBT

Senior Behavior Technician

Kelsey Gray, B.A.

Behavior Technician

Charles Johnson (CJ) B.A., RBT

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Christian Jimenez, B.A., RBT

Senior Behavior Technician

Jess Hubaceck, B.A.

Behavior Technician

Lindsey B. Cohen, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Assistant Clinical Director (Portland)

Josseline Tovar

Behavior Technician

Jenna Mattingly, M.S., BCBA

Assistant Clinical Director (Los Angeles)

Kelsey Fallon, BA, RBT

Behavior Technician

Miguel Holguin, M.A., RBT

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Luana Budani

Director of Human Resources

Nataly Guzman

Office Manager

Clinical Supervisor

Mara Felix, M.S., BCBA

“In this life we cannot always do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” - Mother Teresa

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Behavior Technician

Adriana Morando, B.A., RBT

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” -Dalai Lama

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Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Belen Lomeli, M.A., RBT

“You never fail until you stop trying.” -Albert Einstein

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Senior Behavior Technician

Hisa Joseph, B.S., RBT

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” - Maya Angelou

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Clinical Supervisor

Nicole DeStefano, M.A., BCBA

“What is love except another name for the use of positive reinforcement? Or vice versa.”― B.F. Skinner

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Behavior Technician

Natasha Villanueva, B.A.

"If one man can destroy everything, why can't one girl change it?" - Malala Yousafzai.

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Behavior Technician

Ben Smith B.A., RBT

“It’s the journey to your goals that define who you are, rather not the goals you achieve in life.” – Unknown

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Behavior Technician

Estefani Crisostomo B.A.

“Be grateful for the things and people you have in your life. Things you take for granted someone else is praying for." -Marlan Rico Lee

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Senior Behavior Technician

Angelica Vega, B.A., RBT

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.” –Henry David Thoreau

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Behavior Technician

Kelsey Gray, B.A.

“Everyday, you reinvent yourself. You’re always in motion. But you decide, every day: forward or backward.”- James Altucher

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Clinical Supervisor

Kristine Phan, M.A., BCBA

“Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.”- Marie Curie

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Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Charles Johnson (CJ) B.A., RBT

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” — James Baldwin

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Senior Behavior Technician

Christian Jimenez, B.A., RBT

"Making one person smile can change the world, maybe not the whole world but their world."- John Spence

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Behavior Technician

Danielle de Castro, B.A., RBT

“Dream big, plan well, work hard, smile always and good things will happen.” -Sally Huss

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Behavior Technician

Jess Hubaceck, B.A.

“Every minute is a chance to change the world.” - Dolores Huerta

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Controller

Steve Miguels
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Assistant Clinical Director (Portland)

Lindsey B. Cohen, M.A., BCBA, LBA

"A failure is not always a mistake, it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop Trying."- B.F. Skinner

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Clinical Supervisor

Katie Tomasevic, M.S., BCBA

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa

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Behavior Technician

Alejandra Alcaraz, B.A.

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better."-Maya Angelou

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Behavior Technician

Josseline Tovar

"Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion."-Tony Hsieh

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Behavior Technician

Fatima Lopez, B.A., RBT

"Stay." - Mahatma Gandhi 

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Executive Director

Daniel B. Shabani, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Clinical Director

Hayley M. Neimy, M.S., BCBA

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

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Assistant Clinical Director (Los Angeles)

Jenna Mattingly, M.S., BCBA

“If you’re old, do not try to change yourself, change your environment.” -BF Skinner

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Clinical Supervisor

Javier Sotomayor-Galindo, M.S., BCBA

"Wealth is the ability to fully experience life."- Henry David Thoreau

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Behavior Technician

Kelsey Fallon, BA, RBT

"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." - Maya Angelou

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Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Miguel Holguin, M.A., RBT

“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” – Muhammad Ali

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Director of Human Resources

Luana Budani

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”- Anatole France

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Office Manager

Nataly Guzman

"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be" -Maya Angelou

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