Together For Our Keiki - Ambassadors

Ashley Monden, RBT (Oahu)

Ashley is a Licensed Special Education teacher, who is in her second year teaching at an elementary school on Oahu. Before relocating to Oahu, Ashley worked as a teacher on Hawaiʻi Island. Prior to becoming a teacher, Ashley worked as an Educational Assistant (EA) for close to a decade. Currently, in addition to working as a public school teacher, Ashley also works part-time as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) for an ABA Agency on Oahu. Ashley obtained her Masters in Special Education from Chaminade University and has completed the approved course sequence in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the University of West Florida (UWF). Ashely is an active member of the Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) Legislative Committee. 

Lisa Sakuda, RBT (Oahu)

Lisa earned her Bachelors in Family Resource Management Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi. She has experience working as a teacher's aide at Alani Childrens' Center. Lisa subsequently worked as a Classroom Preschool Teacher at The Childrens' Center for 6 years. She also has experience working as a Paraprofessional Tutor for the Hawaiʻi Department of Education (Hawaiʻi DOE). While enrolled in a behavior analysis certificate program at the University of West Florida (UWF), Lisa obtained her RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) credential. Lisa currently works full-time as an RBT for a local ABA-agency. She has completed her coursework towards certification in behavior analysis and is currently obtaining her supervision and mentorship, in order to be eligible to take the national exam.  Lisa is also an active member of the Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) Legislative Committee.

Debi Hoo'huli, RBT (Maui)

Originally from West Oahu, Debi has more than 15 years of experience working in various capacities and environments with children, adolescents and adults with special needs and their families in the State of Hawaiʻi. She has provided services to clients in therapeutic living programs, forensic housing programs, group homes, alternative learning centers, military facilities, preschools, public schools, private schools, community settings and home settings. Debi is a graduate student at the University of West Florida and enrolled in the Masters in Exceptional Student Education/Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Specialization program. Her recent professional preferences include Parent Training/Consultation and Direct Care Staff Training. Debi is committed to the dissemination and ethical implementation of behavior analysis throughout Hawai’i nei. Debi currently oversees the agency’s Department of Health -Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities (DOH-DD/ID) Medicaid Waiver Program as well as the Parent Education and Training Program for ABA agency on Maui. Debi is also an active member of the Hawaiʻi Association for Behavior Analysis (HABA) Legislative Committee.