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 Delfino received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from San Jose State University and her Master of Arts degree in Special Education (MA) at Grand Canyon University. She completed her coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from California State University, Monterey Bay and Florida Institute of Technology. Janine has over 10 years of experience in the field and has worked in early intervention programs as well as with teens and adults on the Autism spectrum. She has conducted therapies in various settings including in the clients’ home, the school and the community. She has extensive experience in providing parent/caregiver education for clients of all ages. Early on in her career, Janine was able to observe the efficacy of an Applied Behavior Analytic approach in teaching skills to her clients. It became very evident how valuable ABA was to the clients and families she served and she has been working in the field ever since. Janine is passionate in her teaching and dedicated to guiding her clients to achieve their highest level of potential.

 


 

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.

 


 

Melissa

Melissa Coyle, MA, RBT

Melissa Coyle, MA, BCBA

Supervisor

Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology from California State University Fullerton.  She earned a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Ball State University.  She recently received her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).  She provides training and support to NLC staff and clients to assure quality implementation and outcomes of behavioral intervention.  She has over eight years of 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, MS, BCBA
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, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Man Chi has been working with children from 15 months to 12 years old with Autism and other developmental disabilities for over 4 years. She has experience working in different settings, including in-home, center, and in the community. 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. In addition, she has experience conducting behavioral assessment and developing individualized behavior intervention plan.



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.


 

Vijee Wood, BCaBA – RBT 

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 Duran, MEd, RBT
Supervisor

Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Human Services from California State University Dominguez Hills. She received a Master of Education (MEd) degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Arizona State University. She is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and has extensive experience in direct implementation of behavior-analytic services with children of various ages and disabilities. Additionally, she has also 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. She has completed trainings in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Discrete Trial Teachings (DTT), functional communication and behavior management.


 

Oliver Zanazanian, MA – RBT / Case Manager

Oliver received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. He would then proceed to receive his Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University. Oliver began working with youth as a Development Counselor for the Boys and Girls Club of America, before acquiring four years of in field experience utilizing training in Functional Communication Training (FCT), Natural Environment Training (NET), and Discrete Trial Training (DTT). Oliver has completed coursework in pursuit of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst credential, and is in the process of finalizing his accumulation of supervision hours.

 


 

Julio Gutierrez, BA – RBT / Case Manager

Julio received his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University. Julio has experience working with children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities throughout the years. He has worked 1:1 in the school, home, and community settings. As a Case Manager at Nyansa, he oversees other Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) and he continues to provide 1:1 in-home services to children diagnosed with autism and other related developmental disabilities. In addition, Julio also provides parent training and consultation to Spanish and English speaking families.

 


 

Stephanie Ruvalcaba, BA – RBT / Case Manager

Stephanie received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Psychology from California Polytechnic University, Pomona. She has been working in the ABA field as a technician for over five years. She has also been active in training families and new technicians for over the past three years. She works with children between the ages of 2 and 11 in school, home, and community-based settings. She is currently in progress of completing her Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology with an emphasis in ABA from Capella University.