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Behavior Analysis No Ka Oi, Inc. provides both diagnoses and treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Services are provided in the clinic and also in the child's natural environment such as the home, school, or other community settings. We understand that each child, family, and environment is unique and therefore we tailor each program to meet the needs and goals of the individual child and family.

Executive Team

Dr. Walton is the Executive Director at Behavior Analysis No Ka Oi, Inc. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and has been working with children and adults with autism and developmental disabilities for over 25 years. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, her Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada Reno's Behavior Analysis Program under the direction of Dr. Jim Carr, and her Ph.D. in Psychology in West Virginia University's Behavior Analysis Program under the direction of Dr. Philip Chase.  In addition, she respecialized in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hawai'i and completed her clinical internship at the Department of Veterans Affairs. She consulted to the Department of Health Developmental Disabilities Division for approximately 15 years and assisted people with co-occurring developmental disabilities and mental illness transition out of inpatient settings. Dr. Walton recently launched a learning lab called Fit Learning Honolulu utilizing precision teaching to teach academic skills. She also currently works part-time at Kapiolani Medical Center’s intensive pediatric feeding program. In her free time, she enjoys rescuing animals, running, and practicing yoga.

Christine K Walton, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA
Executive Director

Sara is the Clinical Director at Behavior Analysis No Ka Oi, Inc. and was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and holds a Masters Degree in Special Education, Severe Disabilities/Autism Specialization from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. She also completed her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Japanese from UHM and BCBA coursework from Florida Institute of Technology. Sara has worked with children with Autism and other disabilities since 1999 and started working in the field of ABA in 2008. She has served as an educational assistant in Special Education classrooms, as a paraprofessional for several behavioral companies, special education teacher in the DOE and as a Lead Instructor at BANKO. Additionally, Sara lived in San Francisco for several years and worked as a Behavior Analyst in the school and home settings. She is the past Legislative Chair of the Hawaii Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA), and the only RUBI Certified Parent Trainer in Hawai'i.  Sara is currently enrolled in Endicott College's Ph.D in Applied Behavior Analysis program under the direction of Dr. Caio Miguel.  At Endicott she is also an adjunct professor as well as an advisor for Masters students.  She has published a book chapter and most recently had an article published in a peer-reviewed journal.  Sara was the 2022 B.F. Skinner Foundation Student Research Award winner. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, going to farmers markets and practicing yoga.

Sara Sato, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director
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Faith is the Director of Operations at Behavior Analysis No Ka Oi and was born and raised on the Leeward Coast of Oahu. Faith is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been working with children with autism and developmental disabilities for over 10 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and her Master's degree in Special Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Faith is currently completing Doctoral coursework in ABA through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also works as a case manager at Fit Learning Honolulu. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and traveling.

Faith Kahakeli'i, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Director of Operations
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Hannah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is the Training and Development Coordinator at BANKO. She earned her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts and her bachelors of science in recreation and leisure studies as Gordon College in Wenham MA. She worked as a BCBA in home, school and clinic settings in Massachusetts for a year after graduating and then moved to Hawaii. Prior to earning her Master’s, Hannah worked as a behavior therapist in home, school, and clinic settings for three years. In her free time she likes to cook, go for runs, read, knit, hike, and spend time with her family and friends.

Hannah Greenwood, M.S., BCBA, LBA
Training & Development Coordinator
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Celina is the Counseling and Groups Coordinator at BANKO and became a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in 2019. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University, her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Chaminade University, and completed the behavior analysis course sequence from the University of West Florida. Celina has always had a passion for working with children and has worked with children with disabilities and special needs since 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys watching movies, trying new restaurants, and hanging out with family and friends.

Celina Garces, M.S., LMHC, BCBA, LBA
Counseling & Groups Coordinator

Supervisors

Rachel is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who grew up in Hawaii and earned her B.A. in Sociology from the University of Hawaii and her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the Florida Institute of Technology in 2017.  Before traveling to Orlando to pursue ABA, she worked in Hawaii as an RBT for 5 years and previously as an after-school care leader for 4 years.  She enjoys swimming, photography, gardening, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.  She also loves animals and is interested in local rescue groups and preservation of endemic Hawaiian species (plant and animal).

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Rachel Bressem, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Kennedy is Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He was born in Los Angeles, California but raised in Hawaii. He received a Master of Arts degree in Professional Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology in 2021. Prior to becoming a BCBA, Kennedy worked as a RBT for 5 years gaining experience with different age groups and settings in the field of ABA. Kennedy went to Mid-Pacific Institute for high school and completed his undergraduate degree at Creighton University. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, video games, going to the beach, watching sports, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. He is also a dog dad to a mini goldendoodle named Oakely. 

Kennedy Spencer, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Jessica was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She graduated from Pacific University (Forest Grove, Oregon) in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and Learning/Psychology. After taking a year off to gain more experience in the field of ABA, she started a Master of Education in Special Education with a BCBA track through an online program with University of Hawaii at Manoa. Jessica will continue her studies through an online program with Arizona State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Special Education with a concentration in ABA while working towards her BCBA certification as a behavior analyst. She has worked in various elementary and middle schools as a volunteer, tutor, teacher’s aide, skills trainer/paraprofessional. She admires children’s curiosity to learn and being a part of their journey to grow as individuals. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys music, dancing, singing, eating, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

Jessica Noochan, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Kylie was born and raised on the west side of Oahu and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Seattle University. After graduating, Kylie returned home where she received her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in children and families from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She completed her BCBA coursework at UC Santa Barbara.  Kylie has been an RBT at BANKO for a couple of years before getting her BCBA and is passionate about the field of Behavior Analysis.  In her free time, Kylie enjoys sports, board games, video games, singing, dancing, and spending time with family and friends

Kylie Teramoto, M.S.W., LSW, BCBA, LBA
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Brandace Collins, M.Ed. BCBA, LBA

Meet Brandace, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a master's degree in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the University of Southern Maine. With over six years of experience in the field of ABA, Brandace has worked in a diverse range of settings with the sole aim of helping individuals lead meaningful and fulfilling lives. She gained extensive clinical experience in Seattle before returning home to Oahu. Brandace enjoys spending quality time with her sweet dog, Opihi, exploring plant stores, and has a passion for roller derby.

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Tayler is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). She was born and raised in New Jersey. She has also lived in Vermont, Maine, and Florida. Tayler moved to Hawai’i in January of 2022. She holds a Bachelors in Behavioral & Community Sciences with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of South Florida. Before joining the team at BANKO, Tayler started working in the ABA field in June of 2018, became an RBT in September of 2018, then became a BCaBA in October of 2020. Tayler loves learning from her clients just as much as she hopes they will learn from her. In her free time, she enjoys taking dance classes, going to the beach, exploring new places, and spending time with her loved ones.

Tayler Gorgas, B.S., BCaBA
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Devin was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, and she received her Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus in autism from Endicott College. Devin was a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) at BANKO for five years, prior to becoming a BCBA. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, watching movies, listening to music and singing, traveling to see her family, running with her dog Zazu, and spending quality time with her friends. 

Devin Gabay, M.S., BCBA, LBA 
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Mia Onorato, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Mia was born and raised in Massachusetts. In 2016 she earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in International Development Studies at Calvin University, formerly known as Calvin College. Mia fell in love with the islands while on a vacation with her family. After graduating from Calvin, she accepted a position to work as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer in Honolulu, HI. She entered the field of ABA working as a paraprofessional in local schools and earned her RBT credentials. Mia graduated from Arizona State University with a master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis and is now a behavior analyst. She loves spending time outdoors, eating, crafting, traveling, and fostering cats. Her newest passion and venture is making jewelry!

Independent Contractors

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Joni is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who received her Bachelor of Social Work from University of Portland and her Master of Social Work, with the concentration area of Child and Family, from University of Hawaii, Manoa. She has worked at BANKO as a Lead Techinician for several years, and had 6 years of experience working with children and teenagers in various settings prior to joining the BANKO 'ohana. Joni was a part-time teacher at an alternative learning center, an after school care group leader, and a basketball and softball coach. In her free time, she enjoys boxing for fitness, watching movies, outdoor activities with friends and family, and taking her dog to the park.

Joni Wong, M.S.W., BCBA, LBA

Dr. Anastasia Keller-Collins is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  Her interests lie in providing education and supervision for students and professionals in behavior analysis, assessment, program design and development, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She received her B.A. in Recreation Therapy from San Francisco State University, her M.A. in Special Education from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and her Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has a diverse and varied work experience, including programming and intervention for individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism, mental health, and aging in clinical, home, and community settings. Her passion lies in disseminating information and empowering others to live a rich and meaningful life by increasing skills that are the most important for individual success.  

Dr. Anastasia Keller-Collins,
Ph.d., BCBA-D, LBA

Registered Behavior Technicians

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Logan was born and raised in Waipahu, Hawaii.  He attended Saint Louis High School and was involved in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program and the National Honors Society.  After High School, he graduated from Creighton University (Omaha, Nebraska) with a Bachelors of Arts in Healthy Lifestyle Management.  He worked in the Mainland for 2 years and returned to Hawaii where he transitioned into the field of Behavior Analysis as an RBT at BANKO.  In his freetime, Logan enjoys art activities, exercise, hiking, but most all spending time with family and friends.

Logan Gonzaga, B.A., RBT
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Leia Reynolds, M.A., RBT

Leia was born in Japan but raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at University of Hawaii at Manoa, and her Master’s degree in Criminology with Forensic Psychology through Middlesex University in London. She began working as an RBT after completing her Bachelor’s degree, took some time off to pursue her Master’s, and returned to ABA due to her passion for the field. Leia is currently enrolled in a Behavior Analysis Program. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, going to the beach, reading, going to the gym, and traveling.

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Julia was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in History and French from Converse College (now Converse University) in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Upon completing her degree, she began her work in early intervention, becoming a Registered Behavior Technician shortly thereafter. She moved to Hawai’i in August of 2019 with her husband in order to be closer to family. She has a passion for classical music, nature as well as language learning and teaching. In her free time, she enjoys beachcombing for sea glass, cooking/baking for family and friends, as well as spending time with her husband, Brendan, and cat, Leela. 

Julia Joanou, B.A., RBT
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Shelby Holden, B.A., RBT

Shelby was born in Chester, Pennsylvania, but spent half of her childhood growing up on a farm in Palmetto, Louisiana. She relocated from Ohio to Hawai’i in February 2022. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education and Performing Arts from Capital University in Bexley, Ohio. Shelby has worked with children with disabilities and autism since 2014 with the DOE in Columbus, Ohio, as a Paraprofessional and a Substitute teacher in Special Education classrooms. She has also worked with several students in the Columbus, Ohio area through the Boys and Girls Club serving as a mentor and summer camp counselor and also CIArt Institute as a mentor, art instructor, creative writing instructor and acting coach. She has traveled extensively on tour performing various productions, entertaining audiences of all ages. Shelby has a passion for theatre arts, poetry and mixed media art. Her hobbies include listening to music, sewing, writing poetry, attending stage plays, watching documentaries and creating art.

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Cheyenne Chavez, B.A., RBT

Cheyenne was born in Tucson, Arizona. She has been living in Hawai’i since she was ten years old. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in American Studies from University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Cheyenne has been working with children with autism and other disabilities since 2010 as a Special Education Assistant in Hawai’i public schools. As a mother of three, Cheyenne spends most of her free time with her children. They enjoy listening to music, watching sunsets, family game nights, spending time at home with their pets, and visiting with family and friends. In the near future Cheyenne plans to return to school, working towards earning her BCBA

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Tay Spencer, B.A., RBT

Taylor was born in Los Angeles, California but had the pleasure of being raised in Honolulu, Hawai'i. He graduated from Saint Louis High School and then attended Creighton University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He joined the field of ABA his first year out of college and fell in love with it ever since.  He has about 2 years of experience working with children with Autism ranging from 4-16, with plans of applying to Graduate school to further his education and become a BCBA.  In his off time, he tries to enjoy his passions which are, but not limited to, going to the gym, jogging, drawing, hiking, swimming at the beach and occasionally binge new shows!

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Keely was born and raised just outside of Richmond, Virginia. She moved to Honolulu in 2019 and is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Keely has had a passion for working with individuals with special needs since she was a kid. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, dancing, spending time with friends, painting, and discovering new coffee shops.

Keely Dougherty, RBT
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Ethan is an RBT who was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He went to school at University of Hawaii at Manoa and graduated with a BA in Psychology. Ethan has prior experience in the mental health field through Care Hawaii working with adults with disabilities. In his free time, he likes to play video games, watch shows, go to the gym, and play basketball.

Ethan Garcia, B.A., RBT
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Beatrice Pujol, B.S., RBT

Beatrice recently graduated from UH Manoa with a BS in Marine Biology. Originally from Montana, this cowgirl chased her dreams all the way to Hawai’i where she loves to snorkel, SCUBA dive, and spend time at the beach! Beatrice also loves to do anything active or adventurous such as hiking but also enjoys a good book or listening to music. She spent over 12 years studying and teaching karate to children as young as 4 years old and currently volunteers at the Waikiki Aquarium where she gets to share her passion for learning about the sea with others. 

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Tucker Clark, B.A., RBT

Tucker was born and raised in Kansas. He graduated from Baker University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. Moved to Hawaii in October 2021, and excited to jump into the field of behavior analysis.  In his free time he enjoys being outside, hiking, biking, spending time with friends and family, sports, and video games.

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Nikki Truong, RBT

Nikki was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is currently pursuing her degree in Psychology in UH Manoa. She has been in childcare for over 6 years and has been an RBT for over 1 year, in clinical settings, homes and schools. Her hobbies include anything within the arts, dance and yoga. 

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Hannah was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i. She attended Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, graduating with a B.A. in English. Most recently Hannah was employed as an assistant special education teacher and full-time caregiver. Hannah admires the curiosity, honesty, and energy of children, and has deeply enjoyed working with them in the past. Outside of the nine to five Hannah enjoys reading poetry books from the public library, going on nature walks with friends, and writing short stories based on her life experiences.    

Hannah Broderick, B.A., RBT
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Hi! My name is Julia Rodriguez. I was born and raised in San Diego County, CA. I’ve worked previously as a soccer coach, an academic tutor, and a respite worker for children and some adults with developmental disabilities. I have an AS in Human Services and I’m in my senior year of my BA in Psychology at UH Manoa. I enjoy broadening my perspective and gaining experience in my field of interest. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym, outdoor activities, trying new foods, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.
Julia Rodriguez, RBT
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Rejil Joseph, MPH, RBT

Rejil was raised in Honolulu, HI. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Biology from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. After graduating, Rejil began working with children with special needs and received her Master of Public Health degree focusing on global health from George Washington University. Rejil is an RBT and currently enrolled in Hawaii Pacific University pursuing her doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She is also currently a behavior analyst in training at University of Hawaii. In her free time, Rejil enjoys spending time with her extended family, traveling, and baking.

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Camryn Silber

Camryn was born in New York, and has always had a passion for exploring and working with children. She graduated from the University of San Diego with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, and has recently earned her Master’s degree in Social Justice and Conflict Transformation from Queens University of Belfast. Camryn has always strived to contribute to the lives of others, and has volunteered and taught in schools ranging from New York, to Japan, to India. She is very excited and grateful to now be working with children at BANKO!

Administrative Assistants

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Anuhea Brash, Administrative Assistant

Anuhea was born in Waianae growing up in a country lifestyle but went to school in Kaimuki. Her immediate family consists of her parents, two older brothers, and a younger brother. Anuhea favors poke because she grew up around fishermen. Her biggest accomplishment is having the opportunity to sail on Hokule`a from Sand Island to Waimea Bay for the 2018 Eddie Aikau opening ceremony and having another opportunity to share information about the wa`a with the Leeward Coast. Before coming to BANKO Anuhea worked in the cargo industry full time for a year while also being a part time machine operator at the house printshop for the State Legislature. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, going to the beach to fish and swim, hiking/off-roading in the mountains, and cooking.

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Jacey Fernandez, B.A.
Administrative Assistant

Jacey was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She moved across several states in the mainland due to her dad’s military service. After graduating Patterson High School in California, she moved back to Oahu to attend Hawaii Pacific University. Jacey holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and is eager to dive into the field of behavior analysis at BANKO. During her free time, she likes to sing, dance, play the ukulele, and go hiking.

Furry Friends

Jax Oreo is a 5-year-old Holland Lop. Hops is an energetic 5-year-old Lion Head Dwarf bunny. Sugar is our youngest 2-year-old Holland Lop. All bunny colleagues were rescued animals. They enjoy hanging out with their BANKO friends and getting fed fresh veggies and hay.

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Rusty C.A.T.

Rusty is BANKO's rescue kitty. She was living in an empty lot behind the clinic as a feral cat. Rusty enjoys getting her ears scratched and interacting with our BANKO friends. 

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