Our Team

The BY YOUR SIDE – Autism Therapy Services (BYS) team consists of a multidisciplinary group of Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Applied Behavior Analysts, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational therapists, and support staff with expertise in the four hallmark characteristics of autism; communication, social interactions, maladaptive behaviors, and sensory.

Directors

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Marilyn Deutmeyer, SLP

Director of Speech Therapy

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Laura Anne Mahlmeister, BCBA

Director of ABA Development

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Katurri Phillips, BCBA

Director of  ABA Therapy – North

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Melanie Rickert, BCBA

Director of ABA Therapy – South

Center Leads – ABA Therapy

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Lori Baffi, BCBA

ABA Center Lead – Tinley Park

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Laura Corrado, BCBA

ABA Center Lead – Schaumburg

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Lisa Davies

ABA Center Lead – Morton Grove

Melissa Liautaud

Melissa Liautaud, BCBA

Lead Development – Schaumburg

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Carrie Mochel, BCBA

ABA Center Lead – Burr Ridge

Center Leads – Speech Therapy

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Jana Kohn

SLP Center Lead – Morton Grove

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Kathryn Neenan

Lead Speech-Language Development

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Brittany Nolan, SLP

SLP Center Lead – Schaumburg

Center Leads – Occupational Therapy

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Kate Gilman, OT
OT Center Lead
Schaumburg

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Joseph Hill, OT
Senior Manger – OT

Tinley Park Center Lead

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Lori Baffi 
ABA Center Lead – Tinley Park

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis)

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Taylor Donnelly
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

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Anna Kulesza
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

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Emma Lukis
Registered Behavior Technician 

Karen Marcus

Karen Marcus
ABA Therapist

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Karina Martinez
ABA Therapist

Juan Mercado

Juan Mercado
ABA Therapist

Kara Steiskal

Kara Steiskal
ABA Therapist 

Deja Thomas

Deja Thomas
ABA Therapist

Leslie-Walk

Leslie Walk
Registered Behavior Technician 

Morton Grove Center Leads

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Lisa Davies
ABA Center Lead – Morton Grove

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Jana Kohn
SLP Center Lead – Morton Grove

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis):

Onella Athnaiel

Onella Athnaiel
ABA Therapist

Joanie-Giacobbe

Joanie Giacobbe
Lead RBT

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Rosie Griendling
ABA Therapist

Abby Maas

Abby Maas
ABA Therapist

Guadalupe Mercado (1)

Guadalupe Mercado
ABA Therapist

Colleen-McKeown

Colleen Mckeown
ABA Therapist

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Erin Moore
ABA Therapist

Adrien Phipps

Adrien Phipps
ABA Therapist

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Mishe’Aleigh Thompson
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

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Phoebe Yang
ABA Therapist

Occupational Therapy Services

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Mia Vaci
Occupational Therapist

Speech Language Services

Schaumburg Center Leads

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Laura Corrado
ABA Center Lead – Schaumburg

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Kate Gilman
OT Center Lead – Schaumburg

Melissa Liautaud

Melissa Liautaud
Lead Development – Schaumburg

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Brittany Nolan
SLP Center Lead – Schaumburg

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis):

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 Lauryn Aber
ABA Therapist

JJ Corrado

 JJ Corrado
ABA Therapist

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Olivia Desimone
ABA Therapist

Kristina-B

Kristina Doyle
ABA Therapist

Meghan Duggan

Meghan Duggan
Registered Behavior Technician

Kim Erickson

Kim Erickson
ABA Therapist

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Grace Fey
ABA Therapist

Brittany-F

Brittany Frachello
ABA Therapist

Paige

Paige Gulbrandsen
ABA Therapist

Ashley H

Ashley Holdmann
Registered Behavior Technician

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Matt Holzkamp
Registered Behavior Technician

Smitha James

Smitha James
ABA Therapist

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Kendra Kopacek
ABA Therapist

Kasey

Kasey Kramer
ABA Therapist

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Jaclyn Lach
Lead RBT

Michelle Meggs

Michelle Meggs
ABA Therapist

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Thanh – Lan Nguyen
ABA Therapist

Kayla Negron

Kayla Negron
ABA Therapist

Brittany Papa

Brittany Papa
ABA Therapist 

Lauren

Lauren Pierce
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

Alyssa Razo

Alyssa Razo
ABA Therapist

Sarah R

Sarah Richter
ABA Therapist

Bethany Schiavone

Bethany Schiavone
ABA Therapist

Kelly Showalter

Kelly Showalter
ABA Therapist

Madison S

Madison Smith
ABA Therapist

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Therese Snow
ABA Therapist

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Erica Toth
ABA Therapist

Tomi VE

Tomi Valadez-Enderle
ABA Therapist

Aislin Woell

Aislin Woell
ABA Therapist

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 Sarah Woods
ABA Therapist

Speech Language Services

Elise F

Elise Freemon
Speech-Language Pathologist

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Natalie Pomije
Speech-Language Pathologist

Occupational Therapy Services

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Olivia Alde
Occupational Therapist

Burr Ridge Center Leads

Joseph Hill

Joseph Hill
Sr. Manager of OT

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Kathryn Neenan
Speech-Language Development Lead – Burr Ridge 

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Carrie Mochel
ABA Center Lead – Burr Ridge

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis)

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Carlotta Abogado
ABA Therapist

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Dina Andriopoulos
ABA Therapist

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Natalia Bukowski
ABA Therapist

Patrick B

Patrick Bruen
ABA Therapist

Chrissy

Chrissy Canady
ABA Therapist

Nick Caruso

Nick Caruso
ABA Therapist

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Sophia Cingle
ABA Therapist

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Amanda Cole
RBT Lead

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Brittni Craft
ABA Therapist

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Xia Cushingberry
ABA Therapist

Laurie Denning

Laurie Denning
Registered Behavior Technician 

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Kimberly Forst
Registered Behavior Technician

Samantha-Freiberg

Samantha Freiberg
Registered Behavior Technician

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Celena Gibson
ABA Therapist

Megan Gjertsen

Megan Gjertsen
ABA Therapist

Christina-Hyland

Christina Hyland
Registered Behavior Technician

Alina Gwin-Johnson

Alina Johnson
ABA Therapist

Alia Kassam

 Alia Kassam
ABA Therapist

Karli-KS

 Karli Knack-Schiavone
Registered Behavior Technician

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Brittany Krucek
ABA Therapist

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Felicia Lupancu
ABA Therapist

Taylor-M

Taylor Maloney
Registered Behavior Technician

Caitlin McNamara

Caitlin McNamara
ABA Therapist

Kayla Mochel

Kayla Mochel
ABA Therapist

Alexandra-Mroz

Alexandra Mroz
Registered Behavior Technician

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Max Pena
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

Monica S

Monica Smiley
BCBA, LCSW

Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith
ABA Therapist

Noreen Syed

Noreen Syed
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

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Samantha Widdows
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

Speech Language Services

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Bansari Amin
Speech Language Pathologist

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Natalie Halm
Speech Language Pathologist

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Susan Hanzlovic
Speech Language Pathologist

Occupational Therapy Services

Abigail Koning

Abigail Koning
Occupational Therapist

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis):

Michelle Meggs

Michelle Meggs
ABA Therapist

Administrative Team

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Brittney Ross
Senior Manager Project Implementation & Human Resources

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Sylvia Zygiel
Human Resource Coordinator

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Ali Pisarczyk
Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Michelle Gutierrez
Sr. Operations Manager

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Stephanie Hill
Operations Manager – Burr Ridge

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Angie Belder
Operations Manager – Schaumburg

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Matthew Croke
Sr. Manager of Billing and Family Outreach

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Kathy Kozicki
Billing Manager

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April Pfeiffer
Billing Analyst

Katie K

Katie Karczewski
Billing Analyst

Janet Sandoval

Janet Sandoval
Billing Specialist

LaTonya Townsel

LaTonya Townsel
Billing Specialist

Katrina Bobel

Katrina Bobel
Administrative Specialist –
Tinley Park

Katie Kirwan

Katie Kirwan
Administrative Specialist –
Morton Grove

Kyrstin-G

Kyrstin Grant
Administrative Specialist – Schaumburg

Annaliese Steudle

Annaliese Steudle
Administrative Specialist – Burr Ridge

Outreach and Marketing Team

Alison Hoss

Alison Hoss
Manager of Outreach and Business Development