Meet The Team


Founder & Clinical Director

Lance Havens

Lance Havens is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Educational Psychologist. He studied Developmental Psychology and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) before going on to obtain a Masters degree from Loyola Marymount University in Educational Psychology. Lance practiced as a School Psychologist during which time he also became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has a passion for working with individuals that present with aggression, self-injury, and other challenging behaviors. 


Clinical Supervisor

Emily Towey

Emily Towey is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She moved to California from Boston in 2018, and received her Bachelor degree in Elementary Education and her Masters degree in Special Education from Salem State University. She recently completed her BCBA coursework and passed her BCBA exam! She has a passion for Early Intervention and Verbal Behavior. 


Clinical Supervisor

Zoe Grate

Zoe Grate is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She received her Bachelors of Arts from the University of Washington in both Psychology and Art, and completed her Masters of Science degree from Simmons University in Behavior Analysis. Zoe has a passion for early intervention and working with individuals with severe challenging behaviors. Zoe recently moved to San Diego and in her free time is enjoying exploring this new city.


Clinical Supervisor

Holly Trillo

Holly Trillo is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She received her Bachelors of Arts degree from San Jose State University in Psychology and her Masters of Science degree from National University in Applied Behavior Analysis. Holly has a passion for helping others and has been working in the field of ABA since 2015. She specializes in Early Intervention, Behavior Reduction and Social Skills Groups. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends exploring the beautiful city of San Diego.


Clinical Supervisor

Shannon Bellanca

Shannon Bellanca is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Navy wife, and mother of two. She recently finished her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has been working in the field of ABA since 2016, and she looks forward to getting to work with you and your family!



Director of Financial and Administrative Services

Anna Rector

Anna keeps AIM running! She is a Michigan native with 5 years of medical billing and office management experience. She ensures that all AIM families are supported with navigating the often complex world of medical health insurance. Anna also helps support our military service members throughout the United States by helping coordinate outcome measures that allow them to continue receiving ABA therapy services while serving their country. When she is not managing the day-to-day operations of AIM, she enjoys teaching her 5 children and tending to her small farm including, 2 horses, 3 ponies, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a very large goldfish.