VP of Pacific Northwest Clinical Operations
Charna Mintz, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Charna began her career in 1996 as a special educator for public schools in Georgia and later Nevada, providing instruction in self-contained classrooms for children with a variety of developmental disabilities. She received her masters in psychology in 2001 and her Ph.D. in 2003 from the University of Nevada, Reno. Since graduating she has served as the chief behavior analyst for an adult residential center in Nashville, TN and provided extensive school based consultation in New York. Most recently she spent 18 months developing center-based services for young children with autism in Perth, Australia. She is committed to and passionate about providing positive behavior intervention and instruction to children and support and education to families and educators. She is well versed in curriculum development, implementation and on-going assessment; a variety of instructional methodologies (e.g., discrete trial instruction, errorless teaching, direct instruction, etc.); functional assessment, analysis, and behavior intervention plan development, implementation and analysis; application of current research findings and best practices; and the overall improvement of existing systems utilizing empirically validated methodology.
Holly Almon, M.S., BCBA, LBA
Holly has been involved in the field of behavior analysis since 1996, when she started working part-time as a behavioral therapist while in college. She earned her Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis from the University of North Texas in 2003, relocated to Seattle, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2004. Holly has extensive clinical experience in designing, providing, and supervising interventions to serve children and adolescents with autism and related disabilities and their families, including those experiencing profound behavioral challenges. She has provided comprehensive and systemic home, school, and community based consultative services to children, families, clinics, and school district personnel, and has managed her own private practice. Holly's passions as a practitioner include performance management, assessment and analysis, program development, teaching pragmatic language skills, and resolving unique and complex behavioral challenges. Her passions as a leader include the design and management of clinical projects and processes, and helping practitioners in the behavioral/mental health field to cultivate and uphold accomplishment-based performance improvement practices.
Jen Collado, BCBA, LBA
Jen began working with individuals with autism and developmental disabilities providing direct care to adults over 17 years ago. She received a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Missouri State University with additional graduate certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism, and Severe Developmental Disabilities. She taught Special Education, piloting innovative programs to create better trained staff and developing family support services. Since becoming a BCBA in 2009, Jen has worked in providing home, center and community based services. Her work has focused on functional behavior assessment, skill development, functional analysis, developing behavior support plans, natural environment teaching, parent and professional training, and consultation with school districts. She is passionate about helping individuals with disabilities live with independence and dignity.
Alyssa Goodwin, BS
Alyssa received her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Washington University. She studied developmental psychology and proceeded to work in a social services environment, helping disabled clients through vocational rehabilitation counseling. With years of clerical experience and a passion for helping people, the move to Imagine was a natural fit. Alyssa has been with Imagine since 2016, overseeing all the administrative functions in the office as Administrative Coordinator. In addition to assisting our Executive Director, Alyssa directly handles waitlist management, credentialing, personnel files, recruitment and hiring, and social media management among many other items for Imagine. Her aim is to help promote growth and development within the company to result in significant accessibility and higher efficiency.
Born and raised in Lynnwood, WA Janie graduated from Meadowdale High School and attended the Gene Juarez Cosmetology School. After working at the Gene Juarez Salon for a short period of time, she realized the fit was not right as she had always enjoyed working with people. She soon decided that working with families and children had become her passion, and is incredibly excited to be a part of Imagine as the Administrative Assistant.