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

Hisa Joseph, B.S., RBT

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Nicole DeStefano, M.A., BCBA

Director of Supervision & Training

Jenna Mattingly, M.S., BCBA

Director of Client Services

Christian Jimenez, M.A., BCBA

Behavior Analyst Trainer

Crystal Noh, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Megan So, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Luis Polanco, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Christopher Leon, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Jimmy Aguilar, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Carissa English

Behavior Technician

Derrick Siplin

Behavior Technician

Adrian Morando

Behavior Technician

Anthony Fernandez

Behavior Technician

Janelle DeMedio

Behavior Technician

Cynthia Caroll

Behavior Technician

Tracy Palmer

Billing Specialist

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

Regional Clinical Director (Portland)

Nathalie Pineda

Behavior Technician

Nisha Ram

Behavior Technician

Rachel Smith, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Supervisor (Portland)

Brandon Pinzon

Behavior Technician (Portland)

Revati Nilakhe, BCAT

Behavior Interventionist (Portland)

Alyssa Cienfuegos

Clinical Strategist

Andrea Rosa

Behavior Technician (Portland)

Matthew Byers, M.S.

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Sabrina Flowers

Senior Behavior Technician

Michelle Jang, M.S.

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Karen Yehoshua, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Mara Felix, M.S., BCBA

Regional Clinical Director (Los Angeles)

Austin Leger, RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Assistant Clinical Supervisor

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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Director of Client Services

Jenna Mattingly, M.S., BCBA
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Behavior Analyst Trainer

Christian Jimenez, M.A., BCBA

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

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Clinical Supervisor

Jennifer Cruz, M.S., BCBA
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Clinical Supervisor

Danielle de Castro, M.A., BCBA

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

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Registered Behavior Technician

Crystal Noh, RBT
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Registered Behavior Technician

Megan So, RBT
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Registered Behavior Technician

Luis Polanco, RBT
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Registered Behavior Technician

Christopher Leon, RBT
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Registered Behavior Technician

Jimmy Aguilar, RBT
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Behavior Technician

Carissa English
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Behavior Technician

Derrick Siplin
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Behavior Technician

Adrian Morando
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Behavior Technician

Anthony Fernandez
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Behavior Technician

Janelle DeMedio
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Behavior Technician

Cynthia Caroll
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Billing Specialist

Tracy Palmer
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Regional 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

Nathalie Pineda
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Behavior Technician

Nisha Ram
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Clinical Supervisor (Portland)

Rachel Smith, M.S., BCBA, LBA
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Behavior Technician (Portland)

Brandon Pinzon
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Behavior Interventionist (Portland)

Revati Nilakhe, BCAT
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Clinical Strategist

Alyssa Cienfuegos
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Behavior Technician (Portland)

Andrea Rosa
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Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Matthew Byers, M.S.
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Senior Behavior Technician

Sabrina Flowers
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Assistant Clinical Supervisor

Michelle Jang, M.S.
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Registered Behavior Technician

Karen Yehoshua, RBT
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Regional Clinical Director (Los Angeles)

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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Registered Behavior Technician

Austin Leger, RBT
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Executive Director

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

Kelsey Fallon, M.S., BCBA

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

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