Office Administrator and Extended Care Director

marissa_palomaresMarisa received her Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in child development from California State University, East Bay, in 2012. While going to school full-time, Marisa worked at Windrush School as lead after school teacher, assistant admissions director, and K/1 teacher assistant.  She then accepted a position as an applied behavior analysis therapist in a home setting with Encompass Consulting, LLC.

Afterward, Marisa worked as a paraprofessional therapist aide at Anova Center for Education, an organization that provides educational, behavioral, and therapy services for children and teens diagnosed with high functioning autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, emotional problems, learning differences, and other neurodevelopmental impairments. Marisa is trained in Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking theories and curriculum as well as behavior intervention management. She has experience working in an occupational therapy clinic, a speech therapy clinic, and with behavior management.

Outside of work Marisa loves spending time with her husband, family and friends. She enjoys baking, hiking, and going on spontaneous adventures.