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Dale Young, MA

January 13, 2017

Dale Young earned a BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois and an MA in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Alabama. He received additional training in Applied Behavior Analysis at Kennedy-Krieger Institute and Florida Institute of Technology. Since joining Spectrum in 2000, he has served in several roles including Behavior Consultant, Education Coordinator, Director of Spectrum’s Solano Campus, and Asst. Vice President of ED Services. In his current position, Dale is responsible for development and oversight of Read More ...

Melissa Elvidge

January 13, 2017

Melissa Elvidge holds a master’s degree in special education from California State University Dominguez Hills and a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of New Mexico. Melissa joined Spectrum Center in 2010 as a lead teacher. During her service with Spectrum, she has been promoted to the roles of education coordinator, program director, assistant vice president of operations and now serves as the regional vice president of operations for Southern California. She is responsible for supporting daily operations, Read More ...

Angela Zamora

January 13, 2017

Angela Zamora is a support and leader to Spectrum Center Schools and Programs for Northern California. Along with Program Directors, Angela takes pride in Spectrum’s conformance and compliance to licensing and or accreditation agency standards. She is responsible for working with each school campus to maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders. Actively monitoring facility and programs, to ensure the safety and security of students and staff. Angela began her career at Spectrum Center as an Education Coordinator supporting teachers with Read More ...

Mark DiConsiglio

January 13, 2017

Mark DiConsiglio has over 10 years of experience working in exceptional student education and student services. He holds master’s (M.S.) and specialist (Ed.S.) degrees from Florida State University in School Psychology. Mark also holds Advanced Graduate Certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis (Florida Institute of Technology) and Educational Leadership (University of Central Florida). He is a Nationally Certified and Licensed School Psychologist. In his current role as RVP of Operations for Spectrum Center, Mark works to ensure the successful delivery of Read More ...

Carmen Rivera-Jara, M.P.H., M.A.

August 11, 2014

Carmen Rivera-Jara, M.P.H., M.A., has more than 20 years of leadership experience in special education and mental and public health. Her depth of expertise has helped her establish more than 20 new partnerships for ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education in the last six years. Carmen earned a master’s in Public Health-Health Education and Nutrition from Loma Linda University and a master’s in Counseling Psychology from Andrews University. She served a program director in non-public schools for students with emotional Read More ...

Mary Lengel

August 11, 2014

Mary Lengel earned her master’s degree in special education from Kansas State University. She holds California credentials in several academic subjects, special education and administration. She began her career as a teacher and has more than 25 years of experience in the field of education. Mary has taught all grade levels (K-12) of students with varying disabilities, including students with emotional disturbances, learning disabilities, moderately/severely handicapped and young adults with autism. She has also held several administrative and management positions Read More ...

Chris Holmes

July 7, 2014

Chris Holmes holds a master of science in human resource management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and a bachelor of science in communication, with an emphasis on public relations and advertising, from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. Chris joined Spectrum Center in 2000 as the quality assurance coordinator. During his service with Spectrum, he has been promoted to the roles of human resources director, director of operations, assistant vice president of operations, VP of Operations and now serves Read More ...

Allison O’Neill

July 1, 2014

Allison O’Neill is an experienced operator and instructional leader with a proven record of directing and guiding teams through rapid growth while maintaining programmatic, instructional and operational integrity. As President and COO of ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy and Education, Allison’s primary responsibilities include development and execution of organizational, instructional and operational strategies to fulfill organizational goals; support for divisional and corporate leadership in the oversight of school and center operations; efficient execution of instructional and behavioral programs, systems and processes; Read More ...

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