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Meet Our Team

Our Clinical Team

Arizona Institute for Autism
Scottsdale, Arizona

AIA's clinical team consists of experienced professionals and paraprofessionals as well as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) and Psychologists who have diverse experience and expertise.

Board Certified Behavioral Analysts & Psychologists

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Clinical Psychologist 

Dr. Lee Underwood, PsyD

Clinical BCBA

Jennifer Espinoza, MAOL/ABA

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Chief Clinical Director, BCBA

Rula Diab, M.Ed, LBA

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Clinical BCBA

Layla Hadied, MA/ABA

Clinical Support

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Clinical Manager

Carol Harrington

A.A. Special Education

Clinical Administrator

Rachel Crosby

Clinical Assistant Manager

Marie Ho

Clinical Client Advocate 

Cameron Marlar

B.A. Behavioral Science

Clinical Client Advocate Supervisor

Jennifer Bonefont

B.A. Psy

Clinical Case Supervisors

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Clinical Supervisor Team Lead

Timirah Clay

B.S, M. Psy/ABA

Clinical Supervisor

Rachael Sanchez

B.S, M. Psy/ABA

Clinical Supervisor

Beth Ingham

B.S, M. Sexual Health/ABA

Clinical Senior Technicians

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Clinical Senior Technician

Jorge Luis Torres

Clinical Senior Technician

Viviana Ramirez

Clinical Educational Instructors

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Clinical Instructor

Christine Miller 

Clinical Instructor

Mahima Bedi

Clinical Instructor

Amanda Ellsworth

Our ABA Care Team

ABA Clinic Management
Applied Behavioral Analysis "(ABA) at your service"

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Clinical Operations

Kia Bess, B.S, MPA

Accounts Billing

Eney Garcia, B.A

Claims Billing

Mariah Marley

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Human Resources

Ayah Shahbander


Taleesa Barron, B.A


ABA's leading experts in special education and clinical care.


Employment Opportunities

Apply to join the AIA team! At the Arizona Institute for Autism (AIA) we are on a mission to improve special education and strengthen communities throughout Arizona.

Our talented and passionate employees are a critical piece to the high-quality ABA therapy we provide along with our commitment to behavioral health, school solutions, and community outreach. For questions regarding open positions, please contact us at

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