Robbin Sobotka-Soles, BCABA

PRESIDENT

Robbin Sobotka-Soles is a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst. She completed her graduate course work in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of North Texas. Robbin has been supervising behavioral programs and therapists for over 20 years. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Canada assisting families and professionals set up in-home programs, providing skillful implementation of behavioral principles, and data analysis. She currently provides direct support for families affected by autism and their treatment teams. Robbin provides Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment for individuals affected by autism, and serves and assists in the supervision of line staff for in-home programs.

William H. Soles, MA, NCC, LPC

VICE PRESIDENT

William Soles is the service area supervisor of mental health for Kaiser Permanente’s Interstate clinic. He has a strong background in evidenced-based treatment for adults and children. William has worked as an adjunct professor for Lewis & Clark College’s graduate school of counseling. He also provides CBT, group therapy, and individual therapy. William’s experience in mental health and management are invaluable to the foundation. He has over 10 years experience supervising and managing a large staff, strategic planning, and contributing to the overall health and wellness of others.

Shenoa L. Payne, Attorney

SECRETARY

Born and raised in Sheridan, Oregon, Shenoa graduated from Azusa Pacific University, summa cum laude, with a B.A. in psychology and sociology in 2003. Shenoa returned to Oregon to receive her law degree, magna cum laude, from Willamette University College of Law in 2008. Before law school, Shenoa worked as an applied behavioral analysis therapist for children with autism in the Tigard, Oregon and Glendora, California areas. Shenoa has worked with special needs children and adults as a camp-counselor at Camping Unlimited’s Camp Krem in Boulder Creek, California, and also assisted adults with a variety of disabilities in assisted living increase their independence and integrate into the community. As an attorney, Shenoa continues to advocate for individuals with disabilities in employment discrimination, public accommodations, special education, and fair housing cases.

 

Kristie Bethards, BA

Board Member/ Interim Treasurer

Kristie Bethards received her BA from Washington State University where she had the opportunity to work with Dr. Tristram Smith implementing Applied Behavior Analysis for young learners with autism. She has worked as a preschool teacher, assisted in transitioning young learners into typical classroom settings, and implements behavioral principles in in-home programs. Kristie has been providing ABA for individuals affected by autism for over 10 years. She is a highly skilled and talented lead therapist.