Staff

Luis Araujo, BCBA, AMFT, Clinical Director 

Luis Araujo, BCBA, is the Clinical Services Director and founder of Good Kids Pediatric.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University – Bakersfield, a Master’s degree in Psychology, with emphasis as a Licensed Psychotherapist (LMFT), completed Applied Behavior Analysis certification and completed certification as BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst). Mr. Araujo’s background and experience consists of: working with children diagnosed with a wide range of disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Emotional Disturbances, at risk youth, counseling low-income families, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy, drug and alcohol counseling and therapy, educating parents of children with special needs, conducting Functional Behavioral Assessments, evaluating children with Autism, and developing and supervising effective ABA therapy for children diagnosed with Autism. Finally, Luis serves as Clinical Director & CEO of the company.  Contact him at Luis@goodkidspediatric.com

Pamela Fischbein, BCBA Clinical Supervisor

Pamela Fischbein

Good Kids Pediatric is Proud to have one of the most prominent and distinguished BCBAs in the field of ABA as a consultant. Pamela Fischbein has seen Applied Behavior Analysis go through an evolution for nearly 30 years.  Pamela remains committed to providing the highest caliber of ABA services to those in need.  Pamela’s coaches new BCBAs and is proud to be close with BF Skinner’s daughter, Julie Vargas and other well-known figures in Applied Behavior Analysis. The breadth of Pamela’s experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis spans for almost 3 decades. From the start of her career 26 years ago through present her commitment to improve quality of life, advance independence, focus on strengths, highlight interests, translate behavior as communication into meaningful skills that communicate an individuals’ needs and wants to family, educators , friends and within the community.

A Native New Yorker Pamela earned her Special Education Masters Degree in 1995 from Columbia University where she majored in Applied Behavior Analysis. Pamela completed her internship at The Fred S. Keller School, Comprehensive Application of Behavior Analysis in Schooling (CABAS) developed by Dr. Greer, Head of Columbia University’s Behavioral Program and Pamela’s first Mentor. She is s Er grateful For the opportunity to teach under the supervision of Dr. R Douglas Greer. Shaping appropriate, alternative behaviors to communicate the same needs (functionally equivalent replacement behaviors) is her passion and specialty. She never leaves home without her behavior analytic toolkit comprised of objectivity, observation, analysis of measurable behaviors’ interaction within environments, potential reinforcers, modeling and behavioral shaping through reinforced  successive approximations towards final goals.  Pamela has a cohesive professional relationship with Clinical Director & CEO, Luis Araujo (BCBA), in order to ensure children with Autism receive the highest caliber of ABA services. Pamela@Goodkidspediatric.com

Audrey Carrillo, BS, Central Valley Regional Manager, BCaBA Supervisee

Audrey Image.jpgAudrey has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from CSU East Bay.  She is currently enrolled in her BCaBA courses and has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2014. As part of the Good Kids Pediatric team, she manages and staffs cases where needed.  She manages the delivery of ABA services in the home, school, and community settings. She is trained in ABA using Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and Pivotal Response Training (PRT). Audrey oversees the treatment programs of those clients served in the Central Valley, ranging from Visalia to Bakersfield. She is dedicated to providing high quality services, individualized treatment programs for each of her clients and other staff members.  She strives to help each child meet his or her greatest potential.

Alyssa Acosta, BA, Associate Clinical Director (Central Valley)
alyssa acostaAlyssa has been with Good Kids Pediatric since the start of the ABA Services Program, starting as a tutor in our in-home program. She earned her Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology from CSU Fresno. Her experience includes in-home behavior support and training new tutors. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and engaging in wildlife rehabilitation.  Alyssa is currently in the process of finishing her lifetime goal of becoming a BCBA.  Alyssa is currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and is committed to the field and treatment fidelity using ABA.  Alyssa lives, breaths, and supports the ABA lifestyle every single day.  Alyssa aims to help children with special needs adapt to behavior.

 

Carlos Flores, BA, Assistant Clinical Director (Central Valley)

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Carlos aiding in a human behavior & biology research study in the lab.

Carlos Flores is proud to be a part of the Good Kids Pediatric Leadership team.  Carlos Earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Fresno State University, where he also acquired a Bachelor’s degree in Biology.  He is currently enrolled in his Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, and completing coursework to become a BCBA.  Carlos has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2013.  His emphasis and strengths are in the areas of positive behavior supports, development of functional communication and pro-social and behaviors for clients, parents, and caregiver education in behavior analytic principles and strategies, and on-going staff development.  Carlos also aids with the implementation of new instruments of technology to help collect data.  Finally, his goal is to help clients receive the highest quality of ABA services in the Central Valley of California.  He is proud to represent Good Kids Pediatric and help the company’s goal of ensuring the success of all clients.

Ali Naturale, BS, Assistant Clinical Director & RBT (South Lake Tahoe)

ALI NATURALEAli has over 4 years of experience working with individuals with Autism and related disorders.  She is compassionate and provides 1:1 therapy to children on the spectrum.  She is working on completing her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, and is motivated to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  As an RBT, she teaches important play and social skills to clients and patients.  Her desire to help others fuels her enthusiasm to help the entire community of South Lake Tahoe and create an everlasting change in the lives of the children and families she works with on a daily basis.

Erika Madera, BA, RBT, Assistant Clinical Director (Kern Region)

Erika MaderaErika Madera serves, a critical role as Assistant Clinical Director to the founder of Good Kids Pediatric and the entire Good Kids Family.  Erika oversees the treatment of many children and their families in the Bakersfield & Tulare/Visalia Area.  Erika creates goals, summaries generalization data, and keeps a close connection between the the therapists and families.  Erika has a bachelor’s degree and is in the process of finishing her certification as Board Certified Behavior Analyst Assistant.  Erika has been in the field for 5 years and has been an RBT since 2014.

 

Rickhya Hester, Senior Registered Behavior Technician 

Rickhya Hester currently serves as Senior Registered Behavior Technician(RBT).  She has extensive experience in the field of behavioral and mental health services.  She has experience in applying early intervention techniques, giving applied behavioral analysis therapy, and providing in-home services. She is very grateful to be in a position that assists in improving the lives of children with special needs. She enjoys the work that she does, and she is very passionate about understanding and helping children overcome behavioral obstacles.   Finally, she is very motivated in assisting children achieve positive outcomes in her role as Senior Registered Behavior Technician at Good Kids Pediatric Services.