PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Melissa Ornellas, BS

Melissa graduated from Dordt College in 2001 with a bachelor of science in social studies. Following graduation, she worked in a residential setting with adults with disabilities followed by a position supporting children with autism in home and school environments in California. During this time, she developed skills to implement treatment plans, working closely with families to help their children succeed. Melissa moved to Coeur d'Alene in 2006 continuing to follow her passion of working with children.  In 2010, she accepted a position with Imagine, serving as a Habilitative Interventionist. Melissa was promoted to Clinical Supervisor in 2015 and Program Director in 2017. She has gained experience and growth with Imagine and looks forward to continuing to enhance the lives of individuals in this community.

BEHAVIOR ANALYSTS

Brittany Mueller, BCBA

Brittany graduated from UC Davis in 2012 with a bachelor of science in Animal Science. Following graduation, she worked with families and individuals impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders. In 2014, Brittany completed a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Kaplan University. During this time, Brittany provided services in California serving as a behavior interventionist and supervisor. Brittany became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in November 2016 accepting a position with Imagine in 2017. She has experience providing behavior supports across a variety of settings as well as contributing to the professional development of other interventionists. Brittany has a passion for the dissemination of Behavior Analysis and providing services to those most in need.

Melissa Chambers, BCBA

Melissa initially began supporting individuals diagnosed with autism in community and home settings as a direct support professional. In 2015, she began working for Imagine as a Habilitative Interventionist, moving into the role of Clinical Supervisor. Melissa received a master’s degree in Education with an ABA Emphasis from Arizona State University in 2019, passing her Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification exam. Melissa is skilled in the provision of behavior supports across a wide range of settings and collaborating with families, educators, and ancillary service providers. Melissa is passionate about enhancing the lives of individuals in her community by providing effective, evidence-based treatment.

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