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How we got started...

The Reilly Behavioral Group, LLC was established in 2009.  It is a California certified non-public agency (NPA).  RBG is proud to work with dedicated and skilled clinicians who share a passion for helping our clients live life to its fullest.  More than a company, we are like a family.  Our team of Clinical Supervisors, Behavioral Intervention Therapists, clients and their families work hand-in-hand to achieve meaningful and sustainable gains.

Maria Sasaki Reilly, M.P.H., BCBA, President

Maria has been working with children with special needs and their families since 2003. Maria graduated from Santa Clara University, magna cum laude, phi beta kappa, with a BS in Sociology and Communications.  She has an MPH from Johns Hopkins University with an emphasis in social and behavioral sciences.  Maria holds a certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the MIND Institute at UC Davis.  She has presented to parent and community groups, as well as at professional conferences.  Maria has taught at the graduate level, at the University of West Florida and at Santa Clara University.  Maria served as the Bay Area regional leader for the CalABA Public Policy Committee.

Kathy Bohrer, Ph.D., BCBA-D, East Bay Regional Director


Chris Vasquez, M.Ed., RBT, Clinical Supervisor

Chris has been working with children on the Autism Spectrum since 2013. He graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in Psychology.  Chris assists in the training of new BITs and interns, provides ongoing mentorship to BITs and interns, assists in assessments and the development of clients’ treatment plans, and provides behavioral intervention in home, school, and community settings.  Chris is currently working toward his M.A. in Special Education and BCBA certification.

Erin Cervantes, M.S.Ed., Clinical Supervisor

Erin has been working with special needs students since 2005.  Her love for working with children with special needs began when she began working with students with Autism in an early intervention program  Erin has worked with children of varying exceptionalities and ages, across school, home, clinic, and community settings.  Erin received her B.A. in Communicative Disorders and Sciences from San Jose State and holds a M.S. in Special Education.  In addition to her duties at RBG, Erin has been as a special education teacher since 2012.  Erin holds a professional concentration certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders from the UC Davis Mind Institute.

George Ayala, B.A., Behavioral Intervention Therapist

George earned his B.S in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology.  Prior to joining RBG, he worked with children as a tutor in school settings, which prompted his interest in special education and Autism.  George currently provides 1:1 behavioral intervention services in home, school, and community settings.

Rochelle Duenas, B.A., RBT, Behavioral Intervention Therapist

Rochelle graduated from Saint Mary's College of California in 2014 and earned her BA in Sociology.  Prior to joining the RBG team, Rochelle provided social skills training at a local program that served children and adults with Autism and other related disorders. She also taught English to various age groups in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Rochelle currently provides 1:1 and group behavior intervention services in schools, homes, and in the community.  Rochelle plans to pursue a graduate degree in Child Development.

Lee McCowan, B.A., Lead Behavioral Intervention Therapist

Lee has been working in the field of ABA since 2000.  He has worked in public schools, non-public schools, non-public agencies, and the non-profit sector.  Lee has worked with individuals with disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, emotional disturbances, and at-risk youth.  Lee currently coaches basketball for and mentors at-risk youth.  Lee has a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Grand Canyon University and is working toward his M.A. in Early Childhood Education.

Paul Murphy, B.A., RBT, Lead Behavioral Intervention Therapist

Paul has been working with children with Autism since 2013.  Prior to joining the RBG team, Paul worked at a non-public school.  Paul provides 1:1 treatment across home, community, and school settings, facilitates social skills groups, assists in the training of new BITs and interns, and provides ongoing mentorship and support to interns.  Paul earned his B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University and plans to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology.  Paul is currently working on his M.A. in ABA through Ball State University.

Michael Santos, B.S., Behavioral Intervention Therapist

Michael has been working with children with Autism in an early childhood autism program, since 2013.  He holds a B.S. in Psychology from Santa Clara University, and is currently pursuing a Moderate Severe Special Ed teaching Credential at San Jose State University.  Michael's goal is to make an impact on the special needs community and to help individuals with special needs succeed and surpass their goals.  Michael has also had the privilege of working with youths, as an assistant boxing coach where he helped to teach discipline, respect, and commitment in addition to boxing basics.

Katelyn Tyler, B.A., RBT, Behavioral Intervention Therapist

Katelyn (Katie) earned her BA in Sociology from Saint Mary's College of California and is planning to earn her M.A.  She has been working with special needs children since 2013.  She has been a member of the Big Brother's Big Sister's program in Santa Cruz county for 3 years where she provided support in public and private settings to a special needs child.  Katie taught Math and English in 2014 to various schools in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Katie currently provides 1:1 Behavioral Intervention services in schools, homes, and the community, facilitates social skills groups, and assists in the training of new BITs and interns.