Meet Our Team: Clinical

Founder, CEO

Raajna Naidu

The founder of IABAS For Families, Raajna Naidu, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Clinical Director at IABAS For Families. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State University. In 2016, Raajna earned her Master’s in Education with an Emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Arizona State University.

As a parent, she wanted to start an ABA agency that ensured families got access to adequate clinical support from their provider that focused on parent training, parent resources, and barriers that may affect parents from participating in direct therapy sessions weekly. In 2019, she turned her dream into reality by starting her own ABA agency. Her goal was to support families seeking ABA services for their loved ones and address language and cultural factors that affect service delivery when serving diverse populations.

She created a model for parent training that allows parents to get trained on principles of ABA, using behavioral skills training, targeting goals outside of sessions heavily focused on communication and independent living skills for the clients we serve.

In addition, Raajna ensures that at IABAS for Families, clinicians have access to resources such as ongoing materials required for effective service delivery with every client we serve.

On the other hand, Raajna values family, integrity, innovation, and teamwork and is very passionate about gender equality and access to quality education for children. With this passion, she is working on projects that would benefit children in the Bay area community.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Rachida Ahmed

Rachida Ahmad is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at IABAS For Families. Her role includes, but is not limited to, promoting the increase of socially significant desired behavior and reducing existing socially significant non-desired behaviors by using ABA principles and changing variables in the learners’ environments for maximum progress.

Rachida can speak four languages (Arabic, French, Amazigh, and English), making her a great asset to IABAS For Families. She manages the East Bay region and is very passionate about helping children with autism and related disorders and those who live and work with them. Rachida has worked in this field since 2010 and strives to change the field of ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) to respect the individual’s rights better.

She graduated with a Master’s in ABA from the Arizona State University in Arizona. Rachida is dedicating her life and career to providing the special needs community with specialized ABA therapy services and high-quality, effective intervention that is 100% evident-based and based on research. On the other hand, Rachida enjoys spending time with her children and visiting new places during her spare time.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Leticia Rosas

Leticia Rosas Vera is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at IABAS For Families. Leticia joined the company in August 2021 as an Assessor, and in September 2021, she became a board-certified behavior analyst.

In November 2021, Leticia became a full-time BCBA looking after the Oakland and East Bay region. In her role, Leticia is responsible for providing parent training and consultation, conducting assessments, monitoring, and updating client programming, and overseeing and training a team of program supervisors and behavior technicians.

She is fluent in English and Spanish and primarily works with Spanish-speaking families. She has worked in the ABA field for seven years and has experience working with clients aged 2 to 27 years.

Throughout her ABA career, Leticia has been motivated by helping children and families achieve milestones and goals that may have once seemed unreachable. Being a native of the Bay area, Leticia is passionate about serving her community and helping youth achieve educational and career goals. She mentors high school students in her community who aspire to attend a university.

Leticia graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Psychology, Concentration in Educational Psychology. Leticia enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, traveling, learning about other cultures, and hiking on different trails in the bay area during her leisure time.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Summer Rodriguez

Summer Rodriguez is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at IABAS For Families. She is responsible for managing the Monterrey/Salinas region, where she provides supervision to program supervisors, behavior technicians, and training to families whose children are diagnosed with Autism.

For seven years, Summer has worked in the ABA field and has 13 years of experience working with children ages 18 months to 22 years old. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and Psychology and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Summer enjoys training families and employees to understand ABA terms using real-life examples common in everyday life. She feels that every day is filled with new opportunities and ways to help children learn. Small victories and daily celebrations, even the most minor achievements, motivate Summer to stay in the ABA field.

Her interest is to work with deaf and hard-of-hearing children, learn ASL, and learn how to do ABA therapy through sign language. Moreover, Summer enjoys spending time with her family, playing card games, having barbeques on the beach, and loves to eat Mexican food during her free time.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Meleah Ragasa

Meleah Ragasa born and raised in the Bay Area, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at IABAS For Families. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside, in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ethnic Studies.

She was introduced to ABA in 2016 and began implementing ABA as a behavior technician and supervising as a Behavior Specialist in 2018. With great enthusiasm, Meleah continued her education and got her Master’s Degree in ABA in June 2020 from National University and her BCBA Certification in June 2021. She is excited to continue learning more about ABA and provide services and support to her patients.

Meleah enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her little pup, Snoopy. In addition, she has an interest in painting, going to the beach, and watching Raiders, Warriors, and A’s.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Sarah Frey

Sarah Frey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at IABAS For Families for the San Joaquin region. She began working in the ABA field in 2017 as a Behavior Technician. Sarah’s interest and love for ABA lead her to pursue her career and further her education in ABA. In a very short span of time, she has worked her way up, first as Behavior Technician, then a Program Supervisor and now a BCBA, shortly after completing her Master’s degree in 2022. Sarah strives to provide all her clients and their families with the highest level of care. Being a mother of three children and having a young child who also receives behavioral services gives her a unique perspective on treating families with compassion and dignity while also making meaningful behavior changes. Despite her busy work schedule, Sarah enjoys outdoor activities like camping, gardening, or going to the lake. She also has an interest in reading, collecting antiques, and doing different art projects. 

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Schierlynda Brown-Gray

Schierlynda Brown-Gray is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at IABAS For Families. She was born and raised in Long Beach, California. While her expertise includes working with adolescents and clinical necessity review of treatment plans, Schierlynda has worked with all ages ranging from 2-65 years old, and across a variety of settings.

She comes with over 10 years of working experience in the ABA field. Schierlynda gained her passion for ABA while student teaching at a Middle school. It was at that moment that she committed to excelling in the field and worked towards expanding others’ knowledge as well in ABA. When not serving families or working with other clinicians, Schierlynda enjoys spending time with her dog Susie Q, nieces and nephews, and trying new foods.


Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Tatevik Harutyunyan

Tatevik Harutyunyan is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at IABAS For Families. With over 10 years of work experience in the ABA field, Tatevik has dealt with children and adults diagnosed with autism and other mental disabilities. She holds a Master’s degree in Teaching and Applied Behavior Analysis. Tatevik’s education and experiences contribute to her ability to provide sound and creative strategies with the needs of individuals and families at the forefront. In addition, Tatevik holds a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and German language interpretation. She is fluent in Armenian, Russian, and German languages. In addition, Tatevik loves to spend time with her son and husband, at family and friends gatherings, traveling, and watching movies.

Board-Certified Behavior Analyst & Clinical Director

Javier Murillo

Javier is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst and Clinical Director. As the Clinical Director, Javier oversees all clinical services for IABAS for Families. He has over 16 years of experience treating individuals with special needs in various settings, including the clinic, school, home, and community-based settings. In addition, he has expertise in implementing Pivotal Response Treatment using a competency-based fidelity model and treating severe challenging behavior. 

Javier has earned his bachelor’s in psychology from California State Fullerton, a Master of Science in psychology with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent Development from Southern New Hampshire University, and his BCBA coursework at the Florida Institute of Technology. He is currently in the process of earning his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He resides in Huntington Beach, Ca, with his wife, son, and two dogs.