Supporting Living. Improving Lives.
Consumer-Focused from the Start
We Do the Right Thing, Always
At DABS, we’re proud of our reputation for taking the most intense and challenging situations head on. We’ve helped consumers who were refused residence after residence find a place live. We’ve worked with consumers that were refused services from every available agency. We’ve taught consumers deemed unable to behave appropriately how to manage their behavior in an adaptive manner. Our track record of 95% success over 13 years and constant positive feedback on our services proves our dedication to meeting the needs of the consumer no matter how difficult it may seem.
A history of making a difference
Your Team of Dedicated Experts
Educated, experienced, and above all, tireless advocates for individuals with intellectual disabilities. We are here for you.
Juve Vela, Psy.D.
Dr. Juve Vela has been working with individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and mental illness for 30 years. Dr. Vela is formally educated in mental health and applied behavior analysis. He is a noted expert in the field of community-based consultation of both behavior and systems theory, and he has been invited to lecture on behavior consultation locally, nationally and internationally.
Vice President, Human Resources
Christine Ponce has over 20 years of experience providing guidance and leadership to senior managers, including in her previous role as Assistant Vice President at a Fortune 500 company in the Bay Area. She is responsible for overseeing Human Resources at DABS, including recruiting, employee relations, benefits administration and organizational development.
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT & FINANCE OFFICER
Information Technology Director
Loralie P. Ocliazo
CITP Regional Program Manager
Tom Slatton is the CITP Program Manager at our Golden Gate Regional Center. He started as a Personal Attendant and has worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and behavioral challenges for over 18 years, including as direct care staff in Supported Living Services.
FINANCE & CONTRACTS MANAGER
Katey Marquez brings a strong spirit of collaboration and teamwork to her role as Finance and Contracts Manager. Katey joined DABS Inc. in 2013, and her passion for working with individuals with developmental disabilities has grown over the years. Katey is the central “hub” of DABS, maintaining confidential documentation and reporting. Her training in CPR, First Aid, CPI, and certification in Medical Administration are beneficial in her many roles at DABS. Katey is happily married and has three daughters.