Alisa ‘Cai’ Baker Ph.D.
Alisa ‘Cai’ Baker is energized by an inherent curiosity in human development and the environmental context in which it takes place. Her life-long passion for supporting children and families was energized by her own gratifying and humbling experience of raising two children, now young adults. READ FULL BIO
Diana Chapman, LEP
Diana has been fortunate to work in education since 1993. She began her career as an instructional assistant in a special education preschool class. With encouragement from the teacher she pursued and received her teaching credential. After teaching for a few years she returned to school for a Masters degree in School Counseling. She was a middle school counselor at a school on the border of Mexico. At this middle school she interned under the school psychologist and obtained another Masters degree in Educational Psychology. READ FULL BIO
Sarah Vakharia, LEP
Sarah has a passion for working with children and has been helping children find success throughout her graduate work and career as an Educational Psychologist and consultant. During her undergraduate work, Sarah worked as a bereavement counselor for students who had experienced loss. This experience lead her to pursue a graduate degree in School Psychology in order to have a more widespread impact on children in need. READ FULL BIO
Rachael Kleffer, LEP
Rachael Kleffer has worked as a school psychologist, with nearly two decades of experience. In that time, she has helped families in a variety of settings, and across age groups, including kindergarten through high school. Rachael has also worked with children with various disabilities and severities.
Rachael holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fresno State University, a Master’s degree in Education with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, and a California license as a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP). READ FULL BIO
Radha Richmond, LEP
After attending UC Davis for her undergraduate degree in Sociology, Radha went on to UC Santa Barbara to obtain her Master’s degree in Education. She then worked as a substitute teacher and then a secondary general education social studies teacher in an urban school district for four years. During her time as a general education teacher, she also worked at UC Berkeley in a temporary seasonal position in undergraduate admissions. She used the knowledge gained there to support the students she worked with as a teacher to get into college and provided free college admissions workshops. She then worked at a local university as a program advisor for graduate education and credential programs while also enrolled as a student in a school psychology program. READ FULL BIO
Karen Veinbergs, LEP
Karen is a bilingual licensed educational psychologist, certified school psychologist, and certified school counselor. With over 15 years of working in the public schools setting, she has a thorough understanding of students with exceptional needs. Karen has worked within several school districts in San Diego, San Francisco, and Boston Massachusetts. She has experience working in various settings including, urban, suburban, public, nonpublic schools, and private schools. She has ample experience working with students with a wide range of ages, needs, disabilities, cultures, linguistic backgrounds, and developmental levels. As a native Spanish speaker born in Mexico City, she is well-equipped to conduct bilingual psycho-educational assessments that take cultural and linguistic diversity into consideration while also considering factors such as immigration and acculturation history.
Emory has had experience in the clerical field for over 15 years, beginning at her father’s lumber company as a bookkeeping assistant. After receiving her certificate in medical billing and coding in 2010, she went on to work for a veterinarian hospital as a receptionist until 2014. She then served as a nanny for multiple families with children ranging from 8 weeks to 5 years old. She joined ARI in 2017 as an administrative assistant, where she serves as a parent liaison, scheduler, and contractor intake coordinator. Along with her certificate in medical billing and coding, Emory is currently working towards her bachelors of liberal studies in developmental psychology. She enjoys Pilates, running, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband and their three year-old daughter.