Founder & Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O.)
Dawn Montgomery, Ph.D., BCBA
Founded H.O.P.E. Consulting, LLC in 2004
Founded Maverick Education and Behavioral Solutions, LLC in 2012
Dr. Montgomery has been working in the field of applied behavior analysis since 1995, when she began assisting children diagnosed with Autism in non-public schools. She has worked with individuals of all ages developing, implementing, and supervising behavior analytic programs. Through her experiences, she has developed a passion for the field, and has made a commitment to improving the lives of our clients her lifelong goal. Dr. Montgomery has established all of our current service delivery models, and continually looks for ways to provide services to underserved populations, such as in our Adolescent and Adult Services program.
Employee since October 2005
Ms. Mazza began working in programs providing services to children with special needs in 1991. She quickly learned that the area in which she could make the most positive impact consisted of administration and management. She truly enjoys working with our clients’ families to identify appropriate services and collaborating with our multiple professional contacts such as regional center service coordinators and insurance representatives. She is passionate about ensuring that each and every one of our clients has the best possible experience and contributes to these efforts in multiple ways. Ms. Mazza has been instrumental in furthering our program development, as well as in establishing contracts with our funding sources.
Human Resources Coordinator
Employee since November 2017
Ms. Espinoza studied at the University of Phoenix where she attained an Associate’s degree in Human Assistance, followed by a Bachelor’s degree focused in Business Administration, Management, and Operations, as well as a Minor in Psychology. She has three years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and 12 years of experience in Human Resources. Ms. Espinoza’s passion for ABA was sparked when she became a foster parent and her interactions with the children she cared for lead her to want to learn more about the field. As our agency’s Human Resources Coordinator, Ms. Espinoza is driven by her eagerness to help others. She has honed her skills in coaching, team building, counseling, and public speaking through her experiences in staffing and recruiting and applies this skill set to help creating a team-based, collaborative environment where everyone feels heard. She is also responsible for helping to create and hone procedures to ensure all personnel can do a better job and focus on the big picture: helping our clients and their families.
Employee since September 2017
Mr. Frost graduated from the California State University of East Bay with a Bachelor’s in Organizational Psychology and a focus on work environment management. He began working on Training and Learning & Development teams in 2014 and has since honed his skills across various fields of work, including sales, grocery, security, and non-profit organizations. With a history in behavioral management at the organizational level, Mr. Frost developed an interest in behavior analysis at the private healthcare level. Mr. Frost is passionate about helping others enjoy where they work. He loves working with people and seeing them grow and develop professionally. Within our agency, Mr. Frost applies his skills to a variety of different projects, such as RBT coordination, events coordination, technical support, and employee engagement.
Scheduler & Materials Coordinator
Employee since April 2017
Ms. Anderson attended 2 years at Sierra College and got her start working at the administrative level in the 1990’s. During her eight years with that company, she fulfilled the role of dispatcher in a large local chain of grocery stores, and eventually moved into an Administrative Assistant position in the main office of a certain department. She continued to hone this skill set when she took an Administrative Assistant position with an insurance agency. She is a dedicated mother to her 7 year old boy, who continually keeps her on her toes, and she has been a key player in the ongoing management of our agency’s client and staff schedules, as well as in supporting the administrative team in the completion of a variety of other important tasks.