Our Villages

A Brighter Avenue is dedicated to the care and attention each member and provider deserves. We have divided our administrative team so that each Village Director is assigned to a specific group of members or providers. You can find your village and associated village director below.

Amy J. Stricker, MBA, MHRM

Director of Provider Relations - Red Village

Amy is the Red Village Director for the Providers whose last name begins with A - P. Once a provider in this Village is hired, Amy can help with member matching, scheduling, billing and payroll.

(480) 659-9613 ext 1  [email protected]

Joni M. Stricker

Director of Provider Relations - Orange Village

Joni is the Orange Village Director for the Providers whose last name begins with Q - Z. Once a provider in this Village is hired, Amy can help with member matching, scheduling, billing and payroll.

(480) 659-9613 ext 1  [email protected]

Gina Garagiola

Director of Member Relations - Green Village

Gina is the Green Village Director for Parents and Guardians who would like Habilitation, Respite and Attendant care for a child or adult member whose last name begins with A - G.  Gina can help with provider matching, scheduling, goals and data.

(480) 588-6766 ext 1       [email protected]

Nichelle Reno

Director of Member Relations - Yellow Village

Nikki is the Yellow Village Director for Parents and Guardians who would like Habilitation, Respite and Attendant care for a child or adult member whose last name begins with H - Z. Nikki can help with provider matching, scheduling, goals and data.

(480) 588-6766 ext 3    [email protected]

Kelly Bridgeforth, MS, BCBA, LBA

Director of ECA Programs - Teal Village

Kelly is the Teal Village Director for children ages 2 - 6 in the Early Childhood Autism Program with last names A - L. Kelly provides assessments as well as program oversight and can help with program enrollment, provider matching, scheduling, and more.

(480) 588-7414 ext 1  [email protected]

Melissa Mallon, MA, BCBA, LBA

Director of ECA Programs - Navy Blue Village

Melissa is the Navy Blue Village Director for children ages 2 - 6 in the Early Childhood Autism Program with last names M - Z. Melissa provides assessments as well as program oversight and can help with program enrollment, provider matching, scheduling, and more.

(480) 588-7414 ext 2  [email protected]

Chase W. Larsen, M.S., CCC-SLP - Director of Therapy Operations

Chase oversees speech, occupational, and music therapy operations from a service provider stand-point. He can help with hiring, training, paperwork requirements, and policies and procedures.

(480) 621-5708   [email protected]

Rebecca Waters, COTA/L - Director of Member Therapy Services

Rebecca oversees speech, occupational, and music therapy services from a member stand-point. She can help with new member intakes, service authorizations, and therapy scheduling.

(480) 621-5708    [email protected]

Stanley Stricker - Director of Provider Hiring Operations

Stan manages the hiring of HCBS providers for Habilitation, Respite, and Attendant Care. 

(480) 659-7492    [email protected]

Deborah Stricker - HR Data Entry

Debbie manages provider file data entry and certification expiration updates.

(480) 659-7492    [email protected]

Gelea Price

Accounts Receivable - Billing Manager

Gelea manages Private Insurance and Private Pay accounts for member services. She can help with questions about insurance coverage and private pay billing.

(480) 233-3892   [email protected]

Alison Whisenant

Gilbert Clinic Reception

Alison is an experienced provider who can answer general questions and may reach out on behalf of another administrator. You can find her directing traffic and phone calls at the Gilbert Clinic!

(480) 474-4173    [email protected]

Joni M. Stricker

President/CEO

A provider in the field since 1997, the parent of a child with special needs, and active in the billing & payroll department, Joni can often be found in our admin building and is reachable by email.

 [email protected]