Our People


The founders of Nyansa Learning Corporation were driven to start an organization based on the philosophy that only when children, families and educators come together can a child’s full potential be reached. Through years of education and experience, the staff at Nyansa has provided children with the best start possible by giving them the skills to reach their full potential.

 

Educators

The executive team at Nyansa combines diverse backgrounds and years of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis, Discrete Trial Teaching, Child Development, and Psychology.


Maggie

Maggie McCrow, MA, BCBA

 

 

Maggie McCrow, MA, BCBA
Clinical Director
Maggie received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She received a Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from California State University, Fresno and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Maggie has worked with children diagnosed with Autism and related disorders in home, center, school and community settings. She has trained parents and professionals in the use of behavior analytic principles, use of evidence-based procedures, and has extensive experience conducting functional behavior assessments and developing behavioral intervention plans. She has conducted and presented research examining various techniques to increase childhood medical adherence at state and international conferences and is a member of the California Association for Behavior Analysis and the International Association for Behavior Analysis (ABAI).

 


 

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Janine Delfino, MA, BCBA

Janine Delfino, MA, BCBA
Program Supervisor

Janine received her BA in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from San Jose State University. She then received her Master’s degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University. She has recently completed the supervision hours and coursework required to attain her BCBA. Janine has worked in early intervention programs and with teens and adults with various disabilities, but primarily with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Janine has extensive experience working in a variety of settings including in the homes, the schools and in the community. More specifically, Janine has experience in parent training, behavior modification, incidental teaching, conducting functional behavioral assessments, developing behavior support plans and providing training and support to team members.

 


Alex

Alexandra Hoover, MA, BCBA

 

 

Alexandra Hoover, MA, BCBA

Alexandra attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (with an emphasis in Autism) from Ball State University. Alexandra has worked with children of diverse ages and disabilities in a variety of settings, including school, in-home, and center-based. She has trained behavior interventionists, parents, and school staff in the use of behavior analytic principles.

 


 

Janetria Alberty, MA, BCBA

Janetria Alberty, MA, BCBA

Janetria Alberty, MA, BCBA

Program Supervisor
Janetria received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Riverside. She received her M.A. in Psychology from Pepperdine University. Janetria has worked with children ranging from 3 to 15 with developmental disabilities in-home, school, and community settings. She has done extensive parent training in behavior management and has trained staff members in discrete trial training (DTT) and natural environmental training (NET). Janetria has been trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Natural Environmental Training (NET), discrete trial training (DTT) and behavior management. She has worked with children with developmental disabilities for over two years. Janetria is currently completing coursework to become a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA).

 


 

Juliana

Juliana Neely, MSW, BCBA

Juliana Neely, MSW, BCBA
Supervisor
Juliana received a Master of Social Work (MSW) from California State University, Long Beach. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with an emphasis in child development and family relations from California State University, Chico. She has over 13 years experience working with children with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Juliana has worked in a variety of settings, including in-home, community based, and school settings. She has experience conducting behavioral assessments and creating individualized intervention plans. She has attended state and international conferences to maintain knowledge of current studies and information related to the field. In addition, Juliana has participated in conducting trainings on the use of data collection, implementation of evidence based practices and behavioral management with staff and families.

 


 

Greg Gonzalez, MA.

Greg

Greg Gonzalez, MA

Gregory has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for the past 5 years.  His credentials give him unique insight into the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), while his experience in Applied Behavior Analysis allows him to conduct behavioral assessments and provide interventional therapy in an effective and meaningful way.  Greg is dedicated to providing his clients with exceptional care and improving the lives of those with developmental disabilities.  Greg holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching (Emphasis Applied Behavior Analysis) along with a Bachelor’s in Sociology.  He is a highly trained analyst who combines a variety of ABA tools proven effective through extensive research and clinical trials, including one-on-one intervention, parent consultations, functional behavior assessments, social skills intervention, and program supervision.  Greg also has substantial experience in Pivotal Response Training (PRT), which is a special clinical technique that allows him to work with children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers. These techniques are especially helpful for children with autism. During Pivotal Response Training, Greg focuses on specific “pivotal” areas of the child’s development, including motivation, response to environmental cues, social interaction and self-management. His goal is to improve the child’s social interactions, play skills, self-help skills, functional communication skills, and behavior.  Greg is passionate about the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, and focuses on collaborating with clients and their families to create a program tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual.

 


Paul Rosell, M.A.
Paul received his Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Psychology from Utah Valley University and his Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University. While obtaining his BS degree, he worked on improving behavior of adolescents placed in an inpatient setting. Finding an increased interest in helping shape the lives of youth, Paul began working as a paraeducator with middle-school children in a special education setting. Upon choosing to further his education, Paul interned as a personal counselor at Mater Dei High School, helping youth overcome personal and academic challenges. Additionally, he has extensive history providing early intensive behavior intervention services, training parents to implement behavioral principles to teach new skills and manage challenging behaviors, and training direct service staff in the implementation of behavioral principles. Paul has a passion for helping children gain skills to increase their independence, and improving quality of life for children and their families.

 


 

Lupe Garcia-Dupuis, BA

Lupe Garcia-Dupuis, BA

Lupe Garcia-Dupuis, BA

Case Manager
Lupe received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She has extensive experience working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Her primary position is that of a lead Early Childhood Interventionist (ECI) where she provides one-to-one Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) intervention services and implements Discrete Trial Training (DTT). Lupe’s experience has led her into the position of a Case Manager where she assists in the development of intensive early intervention plans for children ages 6 months through 3 years of age. In addition, Lupe provides parent training to Spanish and English speaking families.

 


 

Melissa

Melissa Coyle, MA, RBT

 

Melissa Coyle, MA, RBT
Supervisor
Melissa received her Bachelors degree in Psychology from California State University Fullerton. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Ball State University. Melissa is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBTTM) and is currently seeking board certification. She provides training and support to NLC staff and clients to assure quality implementation and outcomes of behavioral intervention. She has over eight years experience working with children between the ages of 18 months to 10 years old with Autism and other developmental disabilities in home, community, and school settings. She has conducted trainings in ABA, discrete trial teaching, functional communication training, incidental teaching, behavior reduction, and behavior skills training.

 


 

Man Chi Chan, RBT
Supervisor
Man Chi received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from University of California, Irvine. She received her Masters of Science (MS) degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), and is currently pursuing board certification. She has worked with children from 15 months to 12 years old with Autism and other developmental disabilities in-home, center, and community settings. She has received trainings in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Natural Environmental Training (NET), behavior management and behavior skills training. She is proficient in training and supporting staff as well as parents in applying behavior analytic principles. 

 


 

Vijee Piwdee, BA

Case Manager 

Vijee received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science (MS) degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and is completing requirements for national certification. She has extensive experience in direct implementation of behavior-analytic services with children of various ages and disabilities, including: Discrete-Trial Teaching (DTT), Natural Environment Training (NET), Functional Communication Training (FCT), and behavior management. She has trained parents to implement strategies derived from behavior analytic principles to assist in skill development and behavior management in the home and community settings. Additionally, Vijee has experience in conducting functional behavior assessments, experimental functional analyses, and developing behavioral intervention plans.

 


 

Jessica Mazariegos, MEd, RBT
Supervisor
Jessica received a Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) in Human Services from California State University, Dominguez Hills. She received a Master of Education degree with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis at Arizona State University. Jessica is a Registered Behavior Technician and has extensive experience in direct implementation of behavior-analytic services with children of various ages and disabilities. She has trained parents to implement different strategies derived from behavior analytic principles to assist in skill development and behavior management in the home and community settings. Jessica has completed trainings in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), functional communication and behavior management.