Our Group

Tina Linton, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Clinical Director

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Tina Linton received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Guelph in Ontario and her Masters degree in Special Education with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. She is …

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Dr. Gerard Kysela, Ph.D. (he/him)

Senior Advisor

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Gerard M. Kysela received a B.Sc. and M.A. in Psychology and Clinical Child Psychology respectively from Xavier University (Ohio) in 1966. Following three years of study at the University of Waterloo, he received a Ph.D. degree in Child Development in …

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Christy Cheremshynski, M.A., BCBA (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Consultant

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Christy Cheremshynski received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alberta and her Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver. The focus of her thesis was the development of …

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Vickie Mills, M.A., BCBA (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Consultant

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Vickie is excited to be heading up the team expanding FCPG’s services into the Fraser Valley to provide behavioural consultation services and intervention based on applied behaviour analysis in these areas. Vickie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University …

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Rita Yeung, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Consultant

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Rita received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo and worked with adults and children with mental and physical disabilities during her undergraduate studies. She began working as a behavioural interventionist with families supported by …

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Valerie Varasteh-Geipel, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Consultant

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Valerie Varasteh completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at York University, in Toronto Ontario, in 2008 and graduated with Honours and Cum Laude. She graduated from the University of British Columbia where she completed her Masters of Arts …

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Kourtney Rasmussen, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Consultant

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Kourtney completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Thompson Rivers University. She graduated from the University of British Columbia where she completed her Masters of Education in Special Education, with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities. Kourtney has …

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Katie Treleaven, MPEd., BCBA (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Consultant

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Katie received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Victoria. She completed her Masters of Professional Education degree with a focus in Special Education at Western University. Katie has been supporting children with diagnoses of autism …

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Jancy Hui, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Consultant

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Jancy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of British Columbia in 2014. She completed her Masters of Special Education degree with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of British Columbia.  Since 2012, …

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Elisha Iggulden, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Consultant

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Elisha  has a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Applied Behaviour Analysis, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders from Arizona State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in Criminology and minored in …

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Cherry Cheng, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Behavioural Consultant

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Cherry received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Commerce from the University of British Columbia in 2015. She holds a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Applied Behaviour Analysis, with a focus on Autism Spectrum …

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Beverly Krisko, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Behavioural Consultant

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Beverly received an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Beverly first started supporting children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder in 2011. She is experienced in both centre and home-based intervention settings. Beverly …

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Madylainne Kriete, B.A., BCaBA (she/her)

Behavioural Consultant

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Madylainne Kriete received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Simon Fraser University; with a concentration in Applied Behaviour Analysis in 2018. She began working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2011, with support from Family Centred Practices Group. …

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Lesley Pineda, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Behavioural Consultant

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Lesley received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and has completed her Masters of Education degree at the University of British Columbia. Lesley has been working with Family Centred Practices Group since 2011. She has experience working in home, school …

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Lindsay Kirk, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Behavioural Consultant

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Lindsay has a Master’s of Education degree, concentrating in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, from the University of British Columbia. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Psychology, and with a minor in Learning and Developmental Disabilities from …

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Kellina Tower, B.A., BCaBA (she/her)

Behavioural Consultant

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Kellina received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis with a concentration in Autism from Capilano University in 2015. She began working with children diagnosed on the autism spectrum in 2009. Kellina has extensive experience supporting children in …

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Melea Pueschner, M.Ed., BCBA (she/her)

Behavioural Consultant

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Melea received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology at the University of British Columbia in 2016. She also holds a Masters of Education degree with a concentration in Autism and Developmental Disabilities from the University of British Columbia. Melea has …

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Cindy Yeung, M.A. (she/her)

Behavioural Consultant

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Cindy completed her Bachelor of Arts at Simon Fraser University in 2011 and her Masters of Arts in Special Education with an emphasis in Behaviour Support at The University of Arizona in 2020. She began working as a behaviour interventionist in …

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Baldeep Dhaliwal, M.A. BCBA (she/her)

Behavioural Consultant

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Baldeep holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a minor in Counselling and Human Development from Simon Fraser University since 2016. In 2021, Baldeep received her Master of Arts degree in Special Education (Applied Behaviour Analysis) from the …

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Ariana Cheng, B.Sc. (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Ariana received her Bachelor of Science degree in Behavior Neuroscience from Simon Fraser University in 2017. She started her work with FCPG as a Behavior Interventionist and now supports ASD children as a Senior Behavior Interventionist. She has supported children …

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Arthi Bathula, B.A. Candidate (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Arthi is completing her Bachelor’s in Psychology with a Minor in counseling at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and will be pursuing an Early Learning, Post Baccalaureate Diploma, from Simon Fraser University. She started working for FCPG in 2017 as a Behavioural …

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Pauline Nguyen, B.A. (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Pauline holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, with a minor in Counselling and Human Development from Simon Fraser University. She joined Family Centred Practices Group in 2017 as a Behavioural Interventionist, and now supports children diagnosed with ASD …

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Kenny Ho, B.A. (he/him)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Kenny graduated from the Simon Fraser University with a B.A in Psychology in 2013 and he has been working as a Behaviour Interventionist for over 6 years. He is now working as a Senior Behavioural Interventionist/Junior Behaviour Consultant at Family Centred …

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Stephanie Yeh, B.A. (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialization in Behavioural Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia. Stephanie began her work with FCPG as a Behaviour Interventionist, and now supports children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder as a …

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Rachael Gandy, B.A. (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Rachael graduated from Queen’s University with a B.A in Health Studies in 2018 and is a current M.Ed candidate at University of British Columbia. Rachael has been working with individuals with a range of abilities since 2013 and has worked as …

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Kimia Karami, B.A. (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Kimia received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Counselling and Human Development from Simon Fraser University in 2020. Kimia has experience supporting children and adults diagnosed with ASD in a variety of home and community …

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Ardeep Panesar, M.A., BCaBA (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Ardeep Panesar completed her Master of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Delhi (India). She started working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in 2014. She has extensive experience supporting children in home, classroom, and clinic …

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Kamalpreet Sekhon, B.Sc (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Kam holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, with a minor in psychology from University of the Fraser Valley. Kam joined FCPG in 2020 and is now supporting children and families as a Senior Behavioural Interventionist with our group. …

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Natalie del Gobbo, B.A. (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Natalie received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in Health and Society, from the University of British Columbia and is now working towards a Masters of Special Education with a specialty in Autism and Developmental Disorders. She …

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Karissa Buchholz, B.A. (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Karissa received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology from Simon Fraser University in 2018. She is currently working towards completing her Masters of Arts in Behaviour Analysis Practice at Florida Institute of Technology. She has been supporting …

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Queenie Cheung, B.A. (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Queenie graduated with Distinction in her Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Education, Community, Adult and Higher Education from the University of British Columbia and is currently a UBC Special Education M.Ed Candidate (Concentration on Autism …

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Nikki Liu, B.A. (she/her)

Senior Behavioural Interventionist / Junior Behavioural Consultant

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Nikki received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Economics from Simon Fraser University in 2006 and completed her Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Early Learning in 2010. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Special Education (Applied …

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