Meet the IBI Team

Our Team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts

Awit A. Dalusong, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Lead Intensive Behavior Intervention Manager
Email:  adalusong@rcoe.us

Awit is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D) with over 24 years of experience in the field of Education.

She received her Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Alberta in Canada and her Certification in Behavioral Intervention in Autism from the University of Massachusetts.

Awit is also the State Leader for the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) where she develops materials, presents and facilitates trainings and workshops to promote the use of Evidence-Based Practices in the school systems and communities throughout the State of California.


Judy Sylva, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Intensive Behavior Intervention Consultant
Department Chair – Special Education, Rehabilitation & Counseling
California State University, San Bernardino


Marissa Congdon, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Intensive Behavior Intervention Consultant
Assistant Professor – Special Education, Rehabilitation & Counseling
California State University, San Bernardino

Our Team of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Specialists

Cristina Geronimo, MA
Intensive Behavior Intervention Specialist
Email: cgeronimo@rcoe.us

Cristina is certified as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and has 15 years of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Special Education.

Cristina received her Master’s Degree in Human Behavior from National University.


Shari Booth
Teacher on Special Assignment
Email: sbooth@rcoe.us

Shari has her Clear Credential in Early Childhood Special Education and is certified as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). She has over 15 years of experience as a Special Education classroom teacher and as a behavior consultant for Head Start.

Shari received her Master’s Degree in Special Education with emphasis in Early Childhood Education at California State University, San Bernardino.

Our Support Team

Alexandra Astorga
Sr. Behavior Support Assistant
Email: aastorga@rcoe.us

Alexandra received her B.S. in Mental Health from California State University, Fullerton. She has 6 years of experience in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis.


Irene Garcia
Sr. Behavior Support Assistant
Email: igarcia@rcoe.us

Irene is certified as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and has 10 years of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Special Education.

She received her B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.


Lindsey Hartman
Sr. Behavior Support Assistant
Email: lhartman@rcoe.us

Lindsey has 10 years of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Special Education. She received her B.S. in Communicative Disorders from Eastern New Mexico University.


Denise Lomax
Sr. Behavior Support Assistant
Email: ylomax@rcoe.us

Denise is certified as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and has 11 years of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Special Education.

She received her B.A. in Human Development from Azusa Pacific University.


Edith Luviano
Sr. Behavior Support Assistant
Email: eluviano@rcoe.us

Edith earned her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Applied Behavior Analysis at Arizona State University and her BA in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton.

Edith has 8 years of experience in Special Education.


Kristell Aro-Perez
Behavior Support Assistant
Email: karoperez@rcoe.us

Kristell has her A.A. in Social And Behavioral Sciences from San Bernardino Valley College. She is currently pursuing her B.A. in Psychology and Human Development at California State University, San Bernardino.

She has over 7 years of experience in Special Education.


Alyssa Cortez
Behavior Support Assistant
Email: acortez@rcoe.us

Alyssa has her B.A. in Human Development from California State University, San Bernardino. She has over 5 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.


Allyson Ford
Behavior Support Assistant
Email:  aford@rcoe.us

Allyson has over ten years of experience in special education. She received her B.A. in English and Master’s in Psychology from Ashford University. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree Behavior Analysis at Simmons University to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.