Meet our Staff
Jennifer Irving, M.S.
Melanie L. Sandy, M.A.
I began working at Institute for Behavioral Health as a Behavior Interventionist in May of 2014, and in April of 2017 I became a Program Supervisor. The clients I service are in Redlands, San Bernardino, and Rialto. In June of 2013, I received my B.A. in Psychology from California State University San Bernardino and in August 2018, I completed my M.S. in Applied Behavioral Analysis from National University. I have worked with clients from age 3 to young teens in the ABA field.
Vianca S. Alcaraz, M.A.
I began working with the Institute for Behavioral Health in September of 2015 and have over 2 years of experience in providing ABA services to children ranging in ages from 2-14 years. Now as a Program Supervisor, I serve clients in Ontario, Corona, and Riverside regions. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology/Law and Society from the University of California, Riverside in 2015. Presently, I am completing a Master’s degree program in Psychology, with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis. My expected date to graduate is scheduled for December of 2018.
I began working with IBH in 2017, and I Supervise the Riverside, Corona region. I completed my Masters of Art at the University of the Rockies in Human Services focus on Mental Health and am currently pursuing Masters of Science degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. At this time my proposed completion date is scheduled for August 2019. When looking back at my work history I have always found an interest working with children however in 2007 I began working with kids with special needs and have continued in this field for 11 years focusing on behavior modification and now Applied Behavioral Analysis. Over the many years, I have worked with a large population ranging from ages 2-50 and have taken all of my in-field experiences and have applied them in my current caseloads.
Pegah Agahzadeh-Kesheh, B.S.
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from University of Phoenix, I began working with IBH in 2018 with 2 years of prior experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). I am in the process of completing my Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis in ABA. My clients range from 4 to 13 years of age
Alexandria Briana Garcia, M.S.
Ivan Pedraza, B.S.
I started working for Institute of Behavioral Health in January, 2017. Now I am a Program Supervisor for the Hemet and San Jacinto areas in the Inland Empire. I graduated from the University of California of Riverside with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology for Marriage and Family Therapy from Azusa Pacific University in June 2018. I have been working in the ABA field for the past year and three months providing services to clients aging from the ages of 1 to 12.
In January 2016, I started working for Institute of Behavioral Health and became a Program Supervisor for the Hemet, San Jacinto, Beaumont, and Banning areas. I graduated from the University of California of Riverside with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavioral Analysis at Perdue Global University. I have been working in the field of ABA for the past two years providing therapy to clients aging from ages 2 to 17 years of age
Nina R. Calub, M.A.
With a year and a half of working with kids with special needs and Autism, I received me Bachelor degree in Psychology and Human Development in 2017 from California State University, San Bernardino. Soon after graduating, I starting working for Institute for Behavioral Health as a Behavior Therapist. Now I am a Program Supervisor in Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario and surrounding regions. In addition to providing therapy to children ranging from ages 2-16 years old, I have also presented at various national conferences such as WPA, IARR, SPSP and SCCUR.