Serving our Central Valley communities and led by Angela Montes, our team of talented clinicians provides individualized, evidence-based interventions based on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in client’s home, at our learning center, in the community and/or school.
“I am inspired every day by the persistence and resilience of our families. Witnessing what each family achieves from start to finish is an honor. I work hard every day to support the growth and experience of our staff so that they can provide the very best care to our families.”
Angela is a Director of Partnerships for AST. Angela attended UC Berkeley where she majored in Spanish to enrich her connection to her community and culture. She later received a master’s of science in counseling, with a concentration in applied behavior analysis at California State University, Los Angeles. Angela began her career with AST as a Behavior Interventionist in 2006. During her career, she has been dedicated to improving ABA services for Spanish-speaking families. Angela heads up AST’s diversity initiatives and often conducts Parent Education Workshops, assessments, and consultation services for our Spanish speaking families. Angela has a passion for the outdoors and is an avid runner and dragon boat enthusiast.
“Seeing the difference we can make in the life of a family is incredibly rewarding. I am motivated every day to support our staff and families so that they can achieve their goals and create their own success story.”
Jocelyn Thompson is a Vice President of Clinical Services for LEARN Behavioral based out of Sacramento, CA. Jocelyn currently manages services in Northern and Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, New Mexico and Louisiana. For the last 15 years, Jocelyn has worked with diverse populations in multiple settings as a behavior analyst and a social worker. Jocelyn received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA where she studied under the direction of Dr. Ivar Lovaas and completed an internship at the Lovaas Institute for Early Intervention. Jocelyn then received her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Los Angeles, where she also completed graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis. Jocelyn has actively promoted the field of applied behavior analysis through her involvement and work with local, state and national organizations. In 2013, she was selected by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) to be part of the workgroup that developed and piloted the Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) certification. She currently serves as the marketing/outreach chair for Autism Speaks-Sacramento Walk, is a committee member of the Autism Intervention Network at the UC Davis MIND Institute and is on the ABA advisory panel for EQ Health Solutions. Jocelyn is also a member of the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) stakeholders advisory committee and was elected to the CalABA Board as their Professional Association Liaison. Jocelyn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
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