Clinical Supervisors

Clinical Supervisors are required to hold a Master’s Degree and/or be a Credentialed Teacher as well as have, or be in the process of obtaining their BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) certification. Clinical Supervisors must have at least 4 years of experience working one on one with children on the autism spectrum and 2 years experience as a supervisor. Each supervisor must also show competency in DTT, conducting functional analyses and behavior management and modification techniques. Each Clinical Supervisor will meet at least two times per month (providing direct service, clinic meetings, parent training, etc.) with consumers and behavior consultants.
Kelly Montiel, MA, BCBA : Clinical Director

Kelly Montiel, MA, BCBA

Clinical Director

Kelly received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University and her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She completed coursework in behavior analysis through University of Massachusetts Lowell and obtained certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2013. Since 2003, Kelly has worked with individuals with autism and other special needs in home, school, and community settings. She enjoys finding the special qualities and strengths of each child with autism to help promote their success. Kelly's passion is supporting the families of these children in their efforts so that the entire family may thrive.

Sarah Choe, MSW, BCBA : Clinical Supervisor

Sarah Choe, MSW, BCBA

Clinical Supervisor

Sarah earned a Bachelor's degree in Cognitive Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Irvine and her Master of Social Work degree from San Diego State University. She has extensive experience working with children and adults with autism and other various special needs, where she has implemented various methodologies in the home, school, and clinical settings. Sarah is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with autism, so they may be empowered to reach their full potential and succeed within the community.

Liz DeWolf, MS, BCBA : Clinical Supervisor

Liz DeWolf, MS, BCBA

Clinical Supervisor

Liz is originally from San Diego County. After earning her Bachelor's degree in Developmental Psychology from Saint Mary's College in Moraga and her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, she is happy to be back home. Liz has always had a strong passion for working with children, especially those under the age of five. She has worked with children on the Autism Spectrum since 2008 and obtained BCBA certification in 2013. Liz is dedicated to embracing the unique qualities and strengths of each child and is passionate about helping the family support these strengths in order to promote a better quality of life for each child.

Jessica Hertel, MA, BCBA : Clinical Supervisor

Jessica Hertel, MA, BCBA

Clinical Supervisor

Jessica has been working with children on the autism spectrum and their families since 2003. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. In May 2013, she graduated from San Diego State University with a Master's in Education with an emphasis in autism. She also earned her BCBA credential in October of 2013. Jessica is a passionate and enthusiastic person who is inspired by her clients every day. She is devoted to empowering her clients and their families to achieve their individual goals!

Tami Maerkle, MA : Clinical Supervisor

Tami Maerkle, MA

Clinical Supervisor

Tami Pace, a very energetic ABA therapist, moved to California from NY in 2005. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Mt. St. Mary College. Tami is currently working on a Master's Degree in Special Education. Tami has been working with people with varying special needs since 2001. Tami is able to successfully integrate many different methodologies into her approach when working one-on-one with her clients. Her passion is to see individuals on the Autism Spectrum empowered by their abilities so they may succeed socially and academically in society.