Our Directors

Offering the Support that Students Need


Kathryn Theroux


Kathryn Theroux, MS, BCBA, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master of Science in Applied Psychology from Long Island University. Kathryn provides behaviour consultation to school-aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families and supervises graduate students pursuing national certification. Kathryn implemented behavioural intervention for three years at the New England Center for Children, acting as a preference assessment coordinator, case manager, and curriculum supervisor on the Staff Intensive Unit, a residential ABA program for children with ASD and severe behaviour disorders. Kathryn is a frequent speaker at community organizations for families and professionals who diagnose, teach, and care for individuals with ASD. Since 2009, Kathryn has taught in the ABA Support Worker program at Surrey Community College. Her course, entitled Foundations of Autism: Educational Considerations is focused on the provision of inclusive education to learners on the Autism Spectrum.


Krista Zambolin


Krista Zambolin, M.Ed, BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Masters of Education in Special Education from the University of British Columbia. Krista did her undergraduate degree through Mount Saint Vincent University located in Halifax Nova Scotia and graduated with an Applied Arts degree in Child and Youth studies. Since high school, Krista has worked with children of varying abilities in a variety of environments, particularly in a variety of preschool classrooms. Additionally, she has run numerous summer camps, supported children in school-age classrooms and programs, as well as running youth activity centres for youth at risk. Currently Krista is the owner /operator of Zambolin Consulting, which provides behaviour analytic consultation services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families.


Katie Allen


Katie Allen, M.S., BCBA, is a master’s level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2005. Her Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) was obtained through Northeastern University, Boston MA. Katie spent three years at the New England Center for Children, a leading day and residential program for children with autism in the United States. Upon completion of her master’s degree she spent one year working in a public school setting implementing ABA both in and out of the classroom.  She moved to Vancouver in 2006 to design and implement individualized home based ABA programs for children with developmental disabilities. Her focus in training and practice has been working with individuals who exhibit severe challenging behaviour including self-injurious behaviour, aggression, and property destruction within the contexts of home, school, community and residential treatment. Katie has been active as a board member of BC-ABA for four years in the roles of President, Member at Large and Secretary. Since 2019 Katie has been working within the Provincial Health Services Authority at BC Children's Hospital with the Self-injurious Behavior Clinic alongside a multi-disciplinary team working to assess and treat children with self-injurious behavior across the province. She has presented research at both local and international venues, and spoke on invitation to a variety of organizations including parent groups, BC Children’s Hospital, Fraser Health, and school districts. Katie uses data analysis to assess the effect of challenging behaviours on their environment, providing research opportunities to interns and staff in residential treatment facilities and private home-based intervention. Her research interests include self-injurious behavior, functional analysis, and errorless learning strategies.


Our Team


Lisa Seidell

Preschool Manager

Lisa Seidel, BSc, ECEA, is the Manager at SOAR Inclusive Preschool located at the Goodlife Fitness Family Autism Hub in Richmond B.C. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health and an Assistant Certificate in Early Childhood Education. Since 2012, Lisa has worked as a Behavioral Interventionist with children between the ages of 2 and 15. She has taught children with Autism Spectrum Disorder using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and implemented behaviour plans developed by Board Certified Behaviour Analysts. She has worked specifically on teaching academics, increasing communication, promoting self-help skills, and fostering positive social interactions. Lisa has experience supporting children in a variety of settings including homes, preschools, daycares, summer camps, and around the community, including her role as a volunteer for Special Olympics BC. Lisa also has experience in a managing role on home teams since 2015. In her role as a manger she has been responsible for maintaining consistent communication between parents and other professionals, collecting and reviewing data, and providing ongoing training to families and staff. She has a passion for teaching, playing, learning, and bringing out the best in children. Amazingly energetic and driven, Lisa quickly became one of the most beloved staff members at SOAR Inclusive Preschool.

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Ginni Ghotra

ECE Lead Preschool Teacher

Hello! I’m Teacher Ginni and I’m excited to be working at SOAR as a Lead Preschool Teacher. I have been working as a Licensed Early Childhood Educator since 2013. Prior to working at SOAR, I have worked in a variety of settings including preschools and daycares. Some of my teaching interests include creating inviting play spaces, facilitating small play groups, and teaching language through songs and music. My husband and I live in Vancouver with our dog, Remy. When I’m not in the classroom you can find me at the latest exercise class, cooking a unique recipe, or spending time with my family.