Payal Beam, L.C.S.W., Senior Director of Developmental Services
Payal joins Rady Children’s following her successful tenure at Mental Health Systems in San Diego, where she served as vice president for six years. During her time there, she oversaw multiple service delivery programs for children, youth, adults and older adults, including outpatient, residential treatment programs, employment and housing for families affected by behavioral health disorders. Additional responsibilities included ensuring the quality of clinical and direct services, adhering to program budgets and collaborating with city and county services, housing agencies, colleges and universities, and other community-based organizations throughout San Diego and San Bernardino counties.
Nora Camacho, Manager, BCBA, LMFT
Nora graduated from Providence College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education. She went on to obtain a master’s degree from San Diego State University in special education, with an emphasis in autism, as well as a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Alliant University. Nora became a board-certified behavior analyst in 2010. She worked as a supervisor for in-home applied behavior analysis therapy programs for nine years prior to joining our team. Nora is passionate about improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities while also supporting their families.
Patricia Morley, Early Childhood Education Program Manager, Alexa’s PLAYC – Murrieta
Patricia (“Patsy”) is thrilled to be an integral part of the leadership team at Alexa’s PLAYC at Rady’s Children’s Hospital, Murrieta. She began her early childhood education journey over 20 years ago as an educator for young children in a variety of fields. Her joy for teaching young children developed into a passion after obtaining her MA in Early Childhood Education and Liberal Studies. After gaining a preschool teaching perspective as a hands-on lead teacher for several years, she was drawn to school leadership as her next career step. She has worked for the past decade leading early learning schools as a school director and executive leader of multiple school sites. Her attention to detail emphasizes quality that stands out and brings a high standard of excellence to the classroom. Working in an inclusive learning environment is where the heart of teaching ECE is found and where a love for learning and acceptance flourish when given a positive focus. Her love for family continues when Patsy is home with her three small children, husband, and two pets. She is a returning Southern California native who now lives locally and is excited to be raising her family in the area she grew up in. She is honored to be part of the Rady Children’s team at Alexa’s PLAYC.
Fara Bowles, Administrative Assistant and Patient Access Representative
Fara has her degree in early childhood development. She has been teaching in the preschool setting since 1987 and teaching children on the autism spectrum since 2009. She recently came out of the classroom to join the front-office staff and enjoys the relationships she has made with the families. Outside of work, Fara enjoys traveling, concerts, watching sports and spending time at the beach.
Bonnie Corbin, Administrative Associate
Bonnie has been a part of the Autism Discovery Institute since its inception. Then known as the Children’s Autism Intervention Center, she held roles ranging from scheduling, assisting in the Toddler School with snack and nap times, and taking care of the daily business transactions. With the expansion of the center to the Autism Discovery Institute, Bonnie now focuses more on the business operations but may still be found interacting with families at the front desk or handling the variety of needs that arise.