Meet The Team
Dr. Howard Chudler
Dr. Howard Chudler began his professional career in 1975 as an alcohol and drug counselor before working with different California regional centers. In 1983, Dr. Chudler began a private practice that included: individual and couples therapy, employee assistance and managed care work, and interventions for the regional centers. By 1990, the agency was almost entirely focused on providing behavior intervention services to persons with developmental disabilities. Dr. Chudler is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Dr. Ali Redjaian
Dr. Ali Redjaian is Clinical Director with Allora Behavioral Services. Dr. Redjaian joined the agency in 1997 as a behavior consultant, and promoted to Associate Director in 1999 and Clinical Director in subsequent years. Ali received his Bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton, his Master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University, and his Doctor of Psychology degree in clinical psychology from Ryokan College. He has been a licensed psychologist in California since 2002. Dr. Redjaian has many years of experience in the area of behavioral disorders, developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as population with severe psychiatric disorders. Throughout the years, Ali has provided behavior assessments, consultation, and training for behavior management day programs, after school programs, as well as in-service presentations in positive behavior intervention for residential facilities. Dr. Redjaian also has an extensive history of treating individuals for depression, anxiety, anger management, substance abuse, interpersonal issues, and many other psychological and emotional difficulties. He currently provides counseling and psychotherapy services in a group practice and on a part-time basis to adolescences and adults in Long Beach, California.
Dianne received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Photography from Cal State Hayward (East Bay). She is currently pursuing a national certification in ABA. Dianne has served as a behavior specialist with Alora Behavioral Health and Associates since 2003 and became a supervisor in 2013. She also supervises Campus Life, a college support program developed by Dr. Howard Chudler and Regional Center. Prior to becoming a team player at Alora Behavioral Health, Dianne worked for a variety of non-profit and for-profit organizations serving the developmentally disabled population in the roles of mentor, direct care staff and employment resource developer.
Alan Gomez is a certified BCBA with extensive experience working with emotionally disturbed youth/adults and individuals diagnosed with developmental disabilities (e.g., ASD, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, seizure disorder, etc.) demonstrating challenging behaviors. Alan started in the field in 1996 working for the Department of Children and Family Services where he gained experience working with various agencies such as Los Angeles County Probation Department, LAUSD, LACOE while serving youth in the court system.
In 2001, Alan joined Allora Behavioral Services and has served clients of all ages demonstrating serious behavior problems. Alan is fluent Spanish speaking and holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Alisa Marie Santana-Santos, M. S., BCBA
Title at Alora Behavioral Health: Program Manager/BCBA
Education: Master of Science in Psychology with Area of Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Purdue University, December of 2015
Total years in the field: 21 years and counting!
Being a wife, mom, auntie and friend to those I love is the foundation of my drive and motivation. Since I was little, I’ve always had a nurturing tendency, but playing a role in someone’s growth, well-being or learning is pretty amazing.
Dr. Yannick Espinoza, Psy.D., BCBA
Title at Alora Behavioral Health: Program Manager
Education: California Southern University, Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), 2018 to 2020; Purdue University, Master of Science in Psychology (M.S.), 2013 to 2015; California State University of Fullerton, Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice (B.A.), 2004 to 2009.
Total years in the field: 14 years in the field and 6 as a BCBA.
I am motivated to work in this field because I want to offer a sense of hope to clients and their families during what is likely one of the most difficult times in their lives. A diagnosis of some sort frequently precedes behavioral health treatments such as ABA. Families are then often bombarded by medical appointments and referrals to additional specialists soon after that. Specialists, like me offer hope; however, this process is scary and overwhelming for parents. I realize this and also how much is at stake. I pride myself in being an empathetic, energetic, accessible and easy to work with behavior analyst that can offer the family hope; hope to one day witness their loved ones communicate effectively; hope to one day see their loved ones’ independence grow; hope to one day see their loved one engaged in socially meaningful interactions; and hope to one day not need us, or any other support for that matter.
Alejandra Solano, M.S., BCBA
Education: University of California, Riverside Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Sociology
Purdue University Global, Master of Science in Psychology, Concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis
- Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Certification#1-17-27981.
- Medically Credentialed Behavior Health Provider in the state of California NPI#1851836415
Total years in the field: since 2013
Alejandra is a first-generation immigrant who recognized from an early age the need to help others. Growing up in Southern California, Alejandra was exposed to economic disparities, culturally diverse, disproportional, and underserved populations. Alejandra has dedicated her career to serving others and has worked at various non-profit and government agencies, including the Department of Children and Family Services.
Alejandra discovered the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2013 when she started with this agency as a behavior interventionist. Alejandra was captivated by the science of applied behavior analysis and the process of systematically implementing technologies to achieve socially significant behavior changes. Alejandra went on to pursue her graduate degree, completed her field-experience supervision and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2017 while continuing to work full time and becoming part of the management team. Practicing from a place of cultural humility and with a trauma-informed lens, Alejandra’s main drivers are being of service to others and making a positive impact on someone’s life.
Title at Alora Behavioral Health: Director of Business Development
Total years in the field: Years in the field: 12
Beginning in 2010 until 2019, Jeff worked for industry leading technologies developed specifically for ABA providers. These opportunities allowed Jeff to build partnerships with ABA business owners and create customized solutions for both the operational and clinical aspects of the business. In 2019, Jeff became VP of Acquisitions for an ABA provider and helped expand ABA services into 11 states. Jeff joined Alora Behavioral Health in 2022 as the Director of Business Development.