Brainiac Center was founded by a School Psychologist with the intent of providing services to schools in need of psychoeducational assessment completion due to high demand for special education services, and to empower each individual in special education with a customized plan.

Our mission is to empower each individual student in special education with a customized educational plan which will help the student have a successful educational path.


Angelica Herrera M.S PPS.

Founder & Director of Psychoeducational Services

She attended the University of Laverne and graduated with a BS degree in Child Development. After working in the non-profit sector for underserved families with children on the Autism Spectrum, she decided to make a difference and later on, pursued her career in school psychology.

She received her M.S. and PPS credential in School Psychology through the University of La Verne. She wanted to give back to her community and worked at a charter school in an underserved Los Angeles area. As a bilingual School Psychologist of 7 years, she has been able to bridge the gap between families, schools, and the special education world.

Neema Mahdavian

Co-Founder & CFO

Neema Mahdavian is an executive with 15+ years of experience in the business industry.  Aside from his entrepreneurial endeavor, Neema also has a deep passion for helping the community and serving on a non-profit board. He believes that “giving back more than you take” is the secret sauce to any successful organization. 

 That is why as part of the Brainiac Center team, Neema now extends his entrepreneurial and financing experience to establish and nurture Brainiac Center and its services. His skills and passion contribute a significant impact to accomplish the mission & vision of the organization. Aside from that, Neema also brings his passion to work with schools that will nurture a cohesive community between the school, parents, and the Brainiac Center.