Meet the Staff

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Fred Yuen M.S., BCBA, LBA

Fred Yuen is the founder of BTSH.  He has been servicing children with special needs in Hawaii since 1998.  He received his Bachelors degree in Psychology at the University of Hawaii and his Masters degree in ABA and Autism at The Sage Colleges.  Fred believes that people learn in many different ways.  It is our responsibility to find a way to teach.  

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Liane Chu M.S., BCBA, LBA

Liane is the Director of ABA.  She received her Bachelors in Communications from Santa Clara University and her Masters degree in counseling at Chaminade University.  Liane believes that everyones lives can be touched in so many different ways.  All you need to do is find a way.

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Ghia Borges, B.A.

Ghia is the BTSH Office Manager.  She has her bachelors in Ethnic Studies from the University of Hawaii.  From credentialing and billing to intakes and authorizations, Ghia holds the office together.  Ghia feels there is always a natural avenue to explore when teaching and learning all together.


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Nicole Yoshimitsu, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Nicole is a Lead Analyst and a Contract Specialist.  She has her bachelors in psychology at the University of Hawaii and her Masters in ABA at Ball State University.  Nicole believes one of the best ways to measure a person's happiness is through the volume of their laughter.

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Joelle Rodrigues, M.ED., BCBA, LBA

Joelle is a Lead Analyst.  She has her bachelors in psychology from Hawaii Pacific University and her Masters Special Eduction from Chaminade University.  Joelle takes interest in shaping behaviors to promote independence and functional communication.

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Desiree Villec, M.S., BCBA, LBA

Desire is a Lead Analyst.  She has her bachelors in Special Education and Psychology from the University of New Jersey and her Masters in Behavior Management from Bond University in Australia.  Desiree believes in culture sensitivity and feels the best way to learn it is to live it.

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Kelly Quitevis, M.ED., BCBA, LBA

Kelly is a Behavior Analyst.  She has her bachelors in Liberal Studies  from San Jose State University and her Masters in Special Education from  Norte Dame de Namur University.  Kelly believes everyone deserves a fair shot in life no matter where they start their journey.