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

Belen Lomeli, M.A., RBT

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Irina Pfening

Behavior Technician

Hisa Joseph, B.S., RBT

Senior Behavior Technician

Nicole DeStefano, M.A., BCBA

Director of Supervision & Training

Ben Smith M.A., BCBA

Clinical Supervisor

Angelica Vega, M.A., BCaBA

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Christian Jimenez, B.A., RBT

Senior Behavior Technician

Danielle de Castro, M.A., RBT

Senior Behavior Technician

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

Assistant Clinical Director (Portland)

Jarrah Korba, M.A., BCBA

Program Director of Early Intervention, Intake, & Assessment

Patrick Thulen, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Supervisor (Portland)

Matthew Byers, B.A.

Behavior Technician

Sabrina Flowers

Behavior Technician

Elisabeth Chun, B.S.

Behavior Technician

Ludmyla Assis

Behavior Technician

Michelle Jang

Behavior Technician

Sovann Mouth

Behavior Technician

Karen Yehoshua

Behavior Technician

Humberto Garcia

Behavior Technician

Mara Felix, M.S., BCBA

Regional Clinical Director

Austin Leger

Behavior Technician

Emily Alvarado

Behavior Technician

Hayley M. Neimy, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Executive Clinical Director

Nataly Guzman

Office Manager

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Belen Lomeli, M.A., RBT

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

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Behavior Technician

Irina Pfening
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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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Director of Supervision & Training

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, M.S., RBT

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

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Chief Operating Officer

Nicholas L. Weatherly, Ph.D, BCBA-D
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Clinical Supervisor

Ben Smith M.A., BCBA

“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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Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Angelica Vega, M.A., BCaBA

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

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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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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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Senior Behavior Technician

Danielle de Castro, M.A., RBT

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

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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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Behavior Technician

Fatima Lopez, B.A., RBT

"Stay." - Mahatma Gandhi 

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Program Director of Early Intervention, Intake, & Assessment

Jarrah Korba, M.A., BCBA
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Behavior Technician

William Gibbon, B.A., RBT
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Behavior Technician

Naara Arroyo, B.A., RBT
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Clinical Supervisor (Portland)

Patrick Thulen, M.A., BCBA, LBA
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Behavior Technician

Matthew Byers, B.A.
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Behavior Technician

Sabrina Flowers
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Behavior Technician

Elisabeth Chun, B.S.
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Behavior Technician

Ludmyla Assis
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Behavior Technician

Michelle Jang
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Behavior Technician

Sovann Mouth
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Behavior Technician

Karen Yehoshua
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Behavior Technician

Humberto Garcia
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Regional Clinical Director

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

Austin Leger
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Behavior Technician

Emily Alvarado
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Executive Director

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

Hayley M. Neimy, Ph.D., BCBA-D

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

HMN Curriculum Vitae (2019)

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Behavior Technician

Kelsey Fallon, B.A., RBT

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

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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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