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Shawna Ueyama started working with individuals with autism in 2010. She received training at the Center for Autism Research and Treatment at UCLA and the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University. She also has a special interest in Tourette Disorder and is trained in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). She utilizes principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in her assessment and treatment of individuals with autism, ADHD, and challenging behaviors for which she also provides parent training. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center.
Shawna received her B.S. in Psychology from Yale University and her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers University.
SHAWNA UEYAMA, PSY.D., BCBA-D
JOANNE (JONI) GETTY, MA, BCBA, LBA
Joni is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst who has been working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities since 2005 and in the field of Applied Behavior Analyst since 2015.
Joni began her career in Human Services developing and implementing communications, behavior, and functional skills programming with adults with developmental disabilities and autism in the community and program setting. While in this position, Joni worked with adults to establish the functional life skills, social skills, leadership, and self-advocacy skills needed to be more independent in their homes and community. This is where Joni had her first encountered and became interested in the science of behavior, and how ABA services can be utilized to provide better quality teaching to assist people with meeting they individual goals.
Joni completed her Master's Degree from Florida Institute of Technology in 2017 and became a BCBA in 2018. Joni is also a member of the Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysts (HABA) and the Association of Behavior Analysis International (ABAI). Her professional interests are teaching self-advocacy, vocational, and functional life skills, and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM).
Jordan Gibson has a broad range of training in ABA, social skills groups, and school-based interventions for adolescents and young adults on the autism spectrum. He began working with individuals with autism in 2011 at UCLA. He has worked with individuals with autism in schools, clinics, and community settings in New York City, Philadelphia, South-East Alaska, and Hawaii. He is especially interested in culturally sensitive applications of evidence-based interventions.
Jordan received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University and his Master’s degree in Anthropology and Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Jordan leads PEERS groups to teach adolescents and young adults with autism as well as their parents integral social skills.
JORDAN GIBSON, MA
BCBA, Certified PEERS Social Skills Group Leader
SARA DINKELO, M.S., BCBA, LBA
Sara Dinkelo, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and state licensed behavior analyst (LBA) who has specialized in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental delays since 2001. Collectively, Sara has been working with individuals with ASD and other developmental delays on Oahu for 9 + years. She completed her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from the Sage Colleges in 2013 and became a BCBA in October 2014. Sara is an active member of the Hawai'i Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) since 2013. Since 2016, Sara has served on HABA events committee and she currently serves as the Marketing Chair on the HABA board. Her professional goals and interests include organizational behavior management, self-advocacy, adolescent and adult supports, parent training, and behavioral analysis for social change and sustainability efforts.