Ally Pediatric Therapy is thrilled to welcome Eunice Apacible-Mencias, M.A., BCBA, LCBA, to the role of Clinical Director at our Paradise Valley Clinic. She will be moving into Raakel Elzy’s former role, as Ms. Elzy has been promoted to Regional Director of our clinics in Paradise Valley, North Phoenix, Peoria, and Surprise. We are grateful for the work Raakel has done, and excited to see the impact that she and Eunice make in their new roles.
Eunice earned a B.A in Behavioral Sciences from the University of the Philippines as well as an M.A. in Exceptional Student Education with a Cognate in Applied Behavioral Analysis from the University of West Florida. She began as an ABA therapist in 2008 in California after stumbling upon the field by chance while working in auditing and learning more about the treatment programming. After meeting various clients, it became apparent that she wanted to pursue this rewarding endeavor and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2014.
Eunice eventually moved to Arizona in 2018 and became a Licensed Behavior Analyst. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), she has held several positions throughout her career: Behavior Interventionist, Clinical/Managing Supervisor, Behavior Consultant, Assistant Clinical Director, and Clinical Director. Eunice s also has experience working with special-needs adults as a Social Worker Assistant. She joined Ally Pediatric Therapy in 2021.
Her work has included oversight of ABA treatments in the home, school, community, and center-based settings. Additionally, Eunice has provided consultation to school districts. She is passionate about staff mentorship, parent & caregiver training, reduction of problem behaviors, community outreach, and collaboration of care. She has also facilitated camps, social skills groups, and workshops for various audiences.
Eunice will be heading the development of programming at Ally Pediatrics’ Paradise Valley clinic, which is located at 10595 N Tatum Blvd e146, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. As a mother, she empathizes with the joys and challenges that parents face. Having 3 beautiful children of her own, she is very committed to being an Ally of the families in the community she serves.
We’re proud and pleased to have Eunice as part of our team!
With excitement and gratitude,
Anthony Macleod and Ryan Goodrich