Meet our Executive Team
Meet Our CEO-Rina Barak, MA, CCC-SLP
Rina Barak joined SLEA in May of 2012 as a Speech Language Pathologist. She obtained her M.A. in Communication Disorders from Montclair State University. Rina focused on providing highly individualized care and pushed for dynamic collaboration across all service providers. She involved teachers, parents, and other disciplines in her treatment plans and maintained ongoing team communication to ensure student success. In 2015, Rina launched SLEA’s first telehealth school therapy model and has since grown the telehealth contracts to over 25 schools and more than 1,000 students.
Meet Our COO-Lauren Henderson, MA, CCC-SLP
Lauren Henderson began working for SLEA as a Speech-Language Pathologist in January 2012. She graduated from Villanova University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services and dual minors in Psychology and Sociology. Lauren completed her Master’s degree in Communicative Disorders at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Following the completion of her graduate program at West Chester University, she returned to California to pursue her career and passion as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She holds a certification in Assistive Technology Applications through CSUN, is trained in the Lidcombe Program, as well as PROMPT.
Dr. Baily Zubel, OTD, OTR/L
DIRECTOR OF OT PROGRAM
Dr. Baily Zubel is an occupational therapist and serves as the OT Program Director at Speech, Language and Educational Associates. She obtained both her masters and doctoral degrees in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Baily’s doctoral research focused on intentional communication and relationships within the pediatric setting, pediatric mental health, and scholarship of practice propelling theory, research, and practice.
Mary David, Psy. D
DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIOR OPERATIONS
Dr. Mary David is the Director of Behavior Operations. Dr. Mary earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2010 and has been a member of the SLEA behavioral team since 2008. During this time, she completed doctoral internships at AIDS Project Los Angeles, Lynwood Women’s Correctional Facility and Occidental College. Additionally, she completed her post-doc internship with Our Kids Developmental Services where she completed 1 on 1 sessions, social skills groups and assessments with children with Autism, Developmental Disabilities, Adjustment Disorders, Bipolar Disorders and Attention Deficit Disorders.
Anthony Jenkins, M.A., BCBA
DIRECTOR OF BEHAVIOR OPERATIONS
Anthony Jenkins is the Clinical Director of Behavior Services. He has studied the theoretical principles of Applied Behavior Analysis for more than 12 years. He has worked as a teacher in special education settings, served as a director for a Non-Public Agency, and worked as a Supervisor of Autism services in school settings. As a result, he has developed a unique perspective on the delivery of interventions to individuals with developmental disabilities.
Ashley Johnson, MBA
MANAGER OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND OFFICE SERVICES
Ashley Johnson is SLEA’s Human Resources and Office Services Manager since October, 2020. Ashley has served in Human Resources for 8 years in various industries, and was drawn to SLEA as a result of the contribution each employee makes in order to change lives for the better. She graduated from California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor’s Degree, and is continuing her education by pursuing an M.B.A. with a focus in Human Resources Management from Capella University. Ashley is responsible for developing and supporting SLEA employees, as well as SLEA’s organizational goals and development through strategic Human Resources and Office Services functions.