Our  Team

Renee Keisman, MAT, BCBA

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Love 2 Learn Consulting, Renee Suss Keisman founded Love 2 Learn in 2008 with the intention of helping out just a few families in the area.   However, Love 2 Learn grew into a multidisciplinary practice of ABA, ST and OT to reach over 300 families yearly across numerous regions in Southern California over the last 12 years.   Love 2 Learn has been recognized as Orange County Register’s Top Places to Work for 3 years in a row 2016, 2017 and 2018. We were honored to be a recipient of a Staff Satisfaction award from the BHCOE in 2018. Our culture has matured in the last decade to attract and maintain a team that believes in reliability, a commitment to excellence, high ethical standards and a warm relational experience for all.

Assuring our teams have access to high quality mentorship as a means for personal and professional development is a priority.  Over the last two years Love 2 Learn has adopted the EOS model to support all to lead, manage and hold each other accountable in a way that engages all.  Clinically, over the last 2 years Love 2 Learn has and continues to focus its ongoing studies in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compliance, Routine Based Intervention, and the Denver Early Start Model.

Kennedy Krieger Institute is where Renee obtained her initial training in the role of a Special Education Teacher back in 1998. She completed her Behavior Analytic coursework from the University of North Texas and earned her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2007.  After assisting Dr. Kathy Niager and team in growing a clinic and private practice for Trellis Services, Renee relocated with her family to the west coast in 2008, and founded Love 2 Learn Consulting with the goal of providing naturalistic and motivationally based clinical services in Applied Behavior Services.  The need for quality services continues to push Love 2 Learn to expand both geographically and clinically. Renee has a passion to create experiences for staff, families and learners that nourishes at multiple levels. 

 

Developing New Programs and sharing what she has learned in Leadership and Applied Behavior Analysis is at the top of Renee’s favorite things to do.  She has presented at state and national conferences on various subjects such as Verbal Behavior, Staff Training, Data Collections, and Community Based Instruction to just name a few.  When she isn’t working she is making memories with her husband and daughter.  Feeling connected to nature, music, creativity, dance and learning keeps Renee feeling her best. 

Nicole Rodrigues, M.S., BCBA

Nicole Rodrigues attended Vanguard University of Southern California where she received her BA in Psychology & Sociology in 2007. She then received her MS in Clinical Psychology from there as well in 2009. Nicole began her career in Behavior Analysis as a BI/PC in 2009 and continued to advance in the profession.

 

Nicole became certified in February of 2015 and holds her BCBA. She completed her MFT intern hours and plans on sitting for her license in early 2016. Currently, Nicole runs Developmental Evaluations for children under the age of 3. Nicole enjoys attending CALABA annually to stay up to date with advances in the field as well as talking with colleagues about best practices and field advancements daily.
 

Ana Salgado, M.A., BCBA

Director of Clinical Development

Ana received her BA in Women’s Studies and Public Policy with a concentration in Health and Population from the University of California, Riverside in 2012. She attended Florida Institute of Technology where she completed her BCaBA requirements. She went on to receive her MA in Behavior Analysis with a concentration in Autism in 2016 from Ball State University. Ana was introduced to the field of Behavior Analysis in 2012 when subbing as Special Education aide and quickly shifted her career aspirations to focus on Behavior Analysis.  Since beginning her Behavior Analysis career, Ana has served as a special education classroom aide, behavior technician, behavior interventionist, parent consultant, and clinical supervisor to individuals of various ages. Ana is excited to become a mentor and create support systems for Love 2 Learn staff pursuing their BCBAs.

June Moetului

Director of Administrative Services

June has over 10 years of experience in the field of administration within various industries and has worked extensively in administration throughout her professional career.  As Director of Administrative Services, she is responsible for encompassing developing infrastructure, analyzing current processes, and recommending and implementing procedural or policy changes to improve operations. She also provides input on recruiting and employee relations, information technology as well as managing our scheduling department and front office.

 

 June believes that administration is the back-bone of the daily business operations. In carrying out her responsibility as Director of Administrative Services, her goal is to ensure that the entire administrative function is strategically aligned with all other business functions and supports the successful creation, launch, execution and sustainability of Love 2 Learn and all it has to offer. June values participation in community with memberships in professional groups such as Cal Chambers, PIHRA, Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Project Management Community and National Association of Professional Women. 

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Michele Silcox, CMRS

Chief Financial Officer

Michele Silcox, CMRS with her 25+ year Accounting career, quickly learned that the basic principles of Accounting apply across all industries. She developed a keen sense of controls and successfully managed teams of accounting staff in exceeding goals for all levels of back office functions. With her experience and desire to help others, she is a seasoned, natural leader and trainer for employees, executives, and colleagues.

For the last 9+ years, Michele has focused her career in ABA administrative services, founding ABA Therapy Billing and Insurance Services, a nationally recognized Autism Services billing, consulting, and credentialing company as well as MKS Consulting LLC where she provides remote and on-site auditing, training, and education providing in-depth risk assessments for providers to support compliance and profitability of their practice. With tighter regulations on healthcare services, providers need to know when they are at risk for non-compliance and remain out of harm’s way of fraudulent activity. Helping those at Love 2 Learn find that peace of mind is her goal.

Ariana LeBrun Collier, M.S., OTR/L

Director of Related Services

Ariana, a licensed and registered occupational therapist, graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Spanish at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2008. She began to realize her interest in pursuing a clinical profession goal when she worked as a behavior interventionist working with children ages 2-17. She went on to obtain her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills. As an Occupational Therapist, she has fully realized her goal to be a clinician that helps children be as independent and successful as possible, while working closely with parents to meet every families’ individual needs. Ariana is a member of the state and national occupational therapy associations, and plans to stay involved by attending annual conferences to stay up-to-date with the most current evidence-based practice that can be applied to her treatments.

Cristen Antal, M.A.,CCC-SLP

 Cristen Antal is licensed as a Speech Language Pathologist by the state of California and holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). She graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology in 2016. She has a passion for working with children and has had extensive experience with kids of all ages (early intervention, preschool, elementary, middle school level) in the hospital, private practice, and school settings. She is trained in Level 1 of the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and promotes multimodal (gestures, pictures, verbal) communication. Cristen enjoys providing education to parents and supporting families by providing compassion and a variety of strategies to facilitate communication. She remains active in the community by regularly attending conferences to further her skills as a Speech-Language Pathologist and by singing with the Pacific Chorale as a volunteer. 

Ruben Rodriguez, M.A., BCBA

Ruben received his BA in Psychology from California State University Long Beach in 2007. He attended Alliant International University and received his MA in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2010. Ruben was introduced to the field of Behavior Analysis in 2011 and quickly shifted his career aspirations.

He completed his Behavior Analysis online coursework from University of North Texas and became a BCBA in 2016. Since beginning his Behavior Analysis career Ruben has served as a behavior interventionist, parent consultant, and clinical supervisor to individuals of various ages. In addition to his work with families, Ruben runs the Lead Behavior Interventionist program at Love 2 Learn, providing mentorship and support for the continued growth of BI’s. 

Glaizzel Garcia, M.Ed., BCBA

Glaizzel completed her Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Psychology at University of California, Irvine in 2008. In 2011, she took an intern position at an ABA agency. From an intern, she became a Behavior Interventionist, Senior Behavior Interventionist and a Parent Consultant. As she continued to immersed herself in ABA and grow clinically, she decided to pursue grad school. She attained her Master’s in Education at Arizona State University in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2015 and later became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.

 

Glaizzel has primarily worked with children from 1-13 years of age who are diagnosed with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other related disorders. She has worked in home, clinic, school and community settings. She approaches her program through a global perspective and collaborates with other professionals that directly or indirectly works with the child. Through her years of experience and exposure of ABA, she recognizes the impact of ABA in everyone’s life. She enjoys learning and mentoring future BCBAs. When it comes to learning she believes that it is a process that involves time, application, patience and making errors. With that formula success is born and there are limitless possibilities in life.

 

Glaizzel continues to inform herself with up to date research base methodologies by attending yearly conferences such as CalABA and ABAI, reading research journal articles through JABA and attending monthly CEU meeting provided by Love 2 Learn.

 

Glaizzel's second passion besides touching people’s lives through the utilization of ABA is traveling internationally and staying physically active.

Eduardo E. Espinosa, M.Ed., BCBA

Our Director of Social Learning, Eduardo, attended Vanguard University where he received his Bachelors in Psychology. He then attended Azusa Pacific University where he received his Teaching Credential in Special Education and his Masters in Special Education. He attended University of West Florida to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA.)

 

Eduardo has 12 years of experience working with a wide variety of clientele, from infants to adults across multiple environments. This has allowed him to gain the experience needed to work with multiple demographics of individuals across multiple disabilities and abilities. 

 

Eduardo is an active member of Latino Association of Behavior Analysts (LABA) as well as an active member of California Association of Behavior Analysts (CalABA). He believes every person has the ability to learn, it's up to us to get them there.

Tracy Sharkey, BCBA

Tracy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over thirteen years of experience designing, implementing, and supervising individualized programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities.  She obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in 2007 and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior, with a minor in Education from UC Irvine in 2004.  She then went on to pursue her passion in Applied Behavior Analysis and obtained her BCBA in September 2010.  Throughout her clinical experience, her positions included Behavior Therapist, Parent Consultant, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Manager, and Director of Training.

 

She obtained her first experience working with children with Autism and other developmental disabilities as a Social Skills Therapist through Children’s Hospital of Orange County’s (CHOC’s) Cuidar Program. From there, she gained further experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis across a variety of environments, including the home, community, school, clinic, and daycare settings. She is skilled in staff training and development and has extensive experience in Pivotal Response Treatment.  In her free time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, snowboarding, and playing beach volleyball.

Marlee Wier, M.S., BCBA

Marlee Wier is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities since 2009.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Diego State University.  After graduation, she pursued employment opportunities working with children and adolescents during which she was exposed to the field of behavior analysis. Her passion for the science and helping others motivated her to pursue her Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis from Capella University.

 

She has experience working with children from 18 months to 21 years of age and has worked in school, clinic, and home settings.  Throughout her 10 year career she has worked as a direct interventionist, parent consultant and clinical supervisor, during which her focus has consisted of providing individualized, ethical treatment to reduce challenging behaviors and increase functional and adaptive skills for each individuals’ environment.  She has a passion in staying current with the literature, collaborating with colleagues, mentoring interventionists and future Behavior Analysts, as well as creating a positive environment for all stakeholders contributing to effective change in her learner’s lives.

 

“The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more important the amount” - B.F. Skinner.  
 

Sharleen Durham, M.Ed. BCBA

Sharleen Durham has been working with kids with varying disabilities, both in and out of the classroom for her entire adult career.  She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education & Special Education from Carroll College in Helena, Montana in 2006.  She completed her Masters in Education at the University of Phoenix in 2010.  She taught K-12 Special Education and was the Director of Special Education prior to transitioning into ABA.  

 

She started in the ABA  field in 2013 as a behavioral interventionist.  Within a year, she became a supervisor for ABA and began coursework to become a BCBA through the Cal State San Marcos.  She passed the BCBA exam in 2018.  Sharleen continues to learn more about the field of ABA to continue to best serve her clients and their families. 

Alice Lee, BCBA

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