Who We Are
Meet the "Who" of Parent Like a Professional™
Eric W. Maier, Ph.D., B.C.B.A.-D., L.B.A.
Dr. Maier is the founder of California Unified Service Providers, L.L.C. (CUSP), Behavioral Cusp, L.L.C., and is currently our Chief Clinical Officer.
He started working with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities in 1992 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). At that time, he was involved in implementing behavioral treatments to children diagnosed with autism and related disorders. He has traveled throughout the United States and around the world providing seminars and workshop services, helping families achieve best outcomes with their children and teenagers. In addition, he has taught graduate-level psychology courses in Observation & Measurement, Ethics for Behavior Analysts, and Behavioral Concepts and Principles.
Dr. Maier is happily married, has three children of his own, and is passionate about helping other parents learn strategies to make daily family life easier. He has made it our mission to help parents and their children meet their maximum potential with the aim of changing behavior to achieve their goals.
Stephanie Ammari, M.S., B.C.B.A.
Stephanie Ammari is the Senior Director of Clinical Programs at the Orange County office at California Unified Service Providers, LLC (CUSP).
She started working with individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities in 2000 while an undergraduate at Eastern Michigan University. During that time, she implemented behavior analytic treatment to children diagnosed with autism. While she pursued her graduate degree, Stephanie continued working 1:1 with children diagnosed with autism in the home and community settings, along with working as a teacher’s assistant for young children diagnosed with autism, in the public school setting. Stephanie has also worked with adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. Stephanie has helped families learn various strategies to help make their daily lives easier.
Stephanie has one child of her own. She has recently lost her husband and is navigating the world as a single parent working full time. Stephanie has a passion for working with families and their children. She wants to help parents achieve the best possible outcomes with their children. She is confident that by changing behavior, parents and children can achieve their goals.
Monica Yenokida, M.S., B.C.B.A
Monica started working in the field of Psychology while she was an undergraduate at L
oyola Marymount in Los Angeles. While working as a 1:1 technician with children diagnosed with developmental disabilities and their families, she found her calling and love of behavior analysis.
Monica has been working with kids and their families since 2003 and started growing her own family with her husband in 2013. She just hit the milestone of all three kids being in full time school with a 3rd grader, 1st grader, and kindergartener. Monica enjoys her time with her kids exploring the outdoors paddle boarding and hiking as well living the soccer/gymnastics mom life. The challenges and joys of parenthood are many and endless, and she feels so grateful to have so many tools in her pocket and an amazing community of parents and professionals from CUSP to lean on, learn from, and grow with.
Parent Like a Professional™ is a subdivision of California Unified Service Providers, LLC.