Andrew Patterson

Financial Director

Andrew Patterson co-founded Autism Behavior Services, Inc. (ABSI) with Dr. Rosa Patterson in 2010. Andrew currently serves as the financial director for ABSI. He further serves as ABSI’s legislative and policy expert on all topics related to autism and intervention services, often testifying in Sacramento on policy issues. Andrew also worked as an insurance expert for many years prior to joining ABSI full-time. He is passionate about helping families navigate the insurance system in order to receive the treatment their loved ones need. In his spare time he enjoys hiking and spending time with his family.

Ashley Regan

Administrative Staff, Human Resources Department

Ashley Regan received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Resource Management from American Intercontinental University in 2012. She is looking forward to continuing her education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management. She has been with ABSI since November 2013 and is very excited to embark on this new journey.

Ashley currently serves as the Melinda Heights Elementary PTA President (in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita), where two of her three children presently attend school. She has also held the positions of Financial Secretary and Treasurer for the PTA. She has an excellent understanding of financial management.
Ashley is a single mother to three wonderful children, two boys (ages 8 and 7) and a little girl (age 5). She has a tremendous heart and loves to help children realize their full potential in this world. She is looking forward to being a part of the continual growth here at ABSI.

“Being different is what sets you apart from everybody else in this world. It allows you to be unique. It allows you to process information in ways that people will never understand, and see things in ways that others would find unimaginable. It allows you to break free from the mold of society. You are not the same as anybody else, yet you are no different to anybody else. You are YOU… Don’t ever change!”  – Autistic-ally Beautiful

Julie Wallace

Administrative Staff, Billing Department

Julie Wallace is a native Oregonian who relocated to Orange County in 2016 and has been with ABSI since April. She received her Bachelor of Arts in History & English Studies from University of Stirling Scotland in 2011. She will pursue her Masters in Social Work in the very near future with a focus on working with children and adolescents. In addition to her educational interest, she loves spending time at the beach, working out, reading, and playing with her cat.

Jennifer Rickard

Administrative Staff, Billing Department

Jennifer Rickard started with ABSI in 2016 and has since become a claims specialist for the accounting department. Jennifer came to ABSI with an office managerial background. When Jennifer is not working she enjoys spending time with her daughter, McKenzie and her two cats, Teagan & Malee.

Laurie Harper

Administrative Staff, Billing Department

Laurie started with ABSI in 2016 as an administrative assistant in the accounting department.

She has over 25 years of administrative duties, and even ran her own word processing company for 9 years.

Laurie has an AA in Legal Secretarial Science and an AA in Legal Assisting. She worked as a paralegal and was in the legal field for 10 years.

Laurie also worked in the field of child development for over 12 years and has completed 24 early childhood education units. She taught preschool (ages 2 1/2 to 5), and was an Assistant Director for seven years.

Laurie has been married for 30 years. She is mother of four children, ages 27, 23, 21 and 15, and can’t wait to be a grandma someday. I have been a Girl Scout Leader, Cub Scout Leader, team mom, worked on PTA for several years, and am a volunteer at her church. I enjoy family, getting together with close friends, church and gardening.

Serena Asad

Administrative Staff, Billing Department

I am a mom of two wonderful kids, ages 7 and 11. My husband and I enjoy cheering the kids on at their various sporting events. As a family, we love to go to the movies and play in the sun at the beach.

I have my bachelors degree in Psychology and Masters degree in Health Administration. I’m enjoying being part of this amazing team at ABSI.