Our Team

The BY YOUR SIDE – Autism Therapy Services (BYS) team consists of a multidisciplinary group of speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, board certified behavior analysts, licensed professional counselors, and support staff with expertise in the four hallmark characteristics of autism; communication, social interactions, maladaptive behaviors, and sensory.

Directors

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Katurri Phillips, BCBA
Executive Director of Therapy

Senior Managers

Laura

Laura Anne Mahlmeister, BCBA
Sr. Manager of ABA Therapy (North)

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Melanie Rickert, BCBA
Sr. Manager of ABA Therapy (South)

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Marilyn Deutmeyer, SLP
Sr. Manager of Speech Therapy

Center Leads – ABA Therapy

Lori Baffi(1)

Lori Baffi, BCBA
ABA Center Lead
Burr Ridge

Laura C

Laura Corrado, BCBA
ABA Center Lead
Schaumburg

Melissa Liautaud

Melissa Liautaud, BCBA
Lead Development
Schaumburg

Center Leads – Speech Therapy

Kat

Kathryn Neenan
SLP Center Lead
Burr Ridge

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Brittany Nolan, SLP
SLP Center Lead
Schaumburg

Center Leads – Occupational Therapy

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Joseph Hill, OT
OT Center Lead
Burr Ridge

Kate

Kate Gilman, OT
OT Center Lead
Schaumburg

Directors

Katurri_2

Katurri Phillips, BCBA
Executive Director of Therapy

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis)

amanda

Amanda Cole
RBT Lead

Gia-B_1

Gia Boglio
ABA Therapist

Jen

Jennifer Derencius
ABA Therapist

Chrissy

Chrissy Canady
ABA Therapist

TaylorDonnelly

Taylor Donnelly
ABA Therapist

Monica G

Monica Geick
ABA Therapist

Anne K

Anna Kulesza
ABA Therapist

Kim-Forst

Kimberly Forst
ABA Therapist

Taylor-M

Taylor Maloney
Registered Behavior Technician

abby

Abby Schulz
ABA Therapist

Leslie-Walk

Leslie Walk
ABA Therapist

Sophia

Sophia Torres
ABA Therapist

Rosemary-G(1)

Rosie Griendling
ABA Therapist

Noreen Syed

Noreen Syed
Registered Behavior Technician

Karli-KS

Karli Knack-Schiavone
ABA Therapist

Sean-Gill(1)

Sean Gill
ABA Therapist

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Max Pena
ABA Therapist

Brittany-Krucek

Brittany Krucek
ABA Therapist

Emma-L

Emma Lukis
ABA Therapist

Natalia-B

Natalia Bukowski
ABA Therapist

Samantha-Freiberg

Samantha Freiberg
ABA Therapist

Nick Caruso

Nick Caruso
ABA Therapist

Caitlin McNamara

Caitlin McNamara
ABA Therapist

Alexandra-Mroz

Alexandra Mroz
ABA Therapist

Christina-Hyland

Christina Hyland
ABA Therapist

Megan Gjertsen

Megan Gjertsen
ABA Therapist

Juan Mercado

Juan Mercado
ABA Therapist

Akiah Robinson

Akiah Robinson
ABA Therapist

Alia Kassam

Alia Kassam
ABA Therapist

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Samantha Widdows
ABA Therapist

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Xia Cushingberry
ABA Therapist

Speech Language Services

Bansari-A_1

Bansari Amin
Speech Language Pathologist

Natalie-H(1)

Natalie Halm
Speech Language Pathologist

susan

Susan Theis
Speech Language Pathologist

Occupational Therapy Services

Abigail Koning

Abigail Koning
Occupational Therapist

Directors

Katurri_2

Katurri Phillips, BCBA
Executive Director of Therapy

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis):

Ashley H

Ashley Holdmann
Registered Behavior Technician

Kendra-Kopacek

Kendra Kopacek
ABA Therapist

Meghan Duggan

Meghan Duggan
ABA Therapist

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Olivia Desimone
ABA Therapist

Madison S

Madison Smith
ABA Therapist

Elizabeth-B

Elizabeth Butler
Registered Behavior Technician

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Matt Holzkamp
Registered Behavior Technician

JJ Corrado

JJ Corrado
ABA Therapist

Jazmynn F

Jazmynn Flathau
ABA Therapist

Kaitlyn-Henry

Kaitlyn Henry
ABA Therapist

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Lauryn Aber
ABA Therapist

Kelly Showalter

Kelly Showalter
ABA Therapist

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Jaclyn Lach
Lead RBT

Kayla Negron

Kayla Negron
ABA Therapist

Thanh Lan

Thanh – Lan Nguyen
ABA Therapist

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Sarah Woods
ABA Therapist

molly

Molly Parker
Registered Behavior Technician

Lauren

Lauren Pierce
ABA Therapist

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Franca Pelagio
ABA Therapist

Colleen-McKeown

Colleen Mckeown
ABA Therapist

Theres Snow

Therese Snow
ABA Therapist

Speech Language Services

Elise F

Elise Freemon
Speech-Language Pathologist

Natalie_Pomije

Natalie Pomije
Speech-Language Pathologist

Occupational Therapy Services

Danielle-Z

Danielle Zeisig
Occupational Therapist

Olivia B

Olivia Byjos
Occupational Therapist

Individual, Sibling, and Family Counseling Services

Directors

Katurri_2

Katurri Phillips, BCBA
Executive Director of Therapy

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis):

Lisa-D

Lisa Davies
ABA Center Lead

Joanie-Giacobbe

Joanie Giacobbe
Registered Behavior Technician

Phoebe yang

Phoebe Yang
ABA Therapist

Adrien Phipps

Adrien Phipps
ABA Therapist

erin moore

Erin Moore
ABA Therapist

Occupational Therapy Services

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Mia Vaci
Occupational Therapist

Speech Language Services

jana kohn

Jana Kohn
Speech-Language Pathologist

Directors

Katurri_2

Katurri Phillips, BCBA
Executive Director of Therapy

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis):

Administrative Team

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Brittney Ross
Senior Manager Project Implementation & Human Resources

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Sylvia Zygiel
Human Resource Coordinator

Ali

Ali Pisarczyk
Talent Acquisition Specialist

michelleg

Michelle Gutierrez
Sr. Operations Manager

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Stephanie Hill
Operations Manager – Burr Ridge

Angie_Belder

Angie Belder
Operations Manager – Schaumburg

MattCnewpic

Matthew Croke
Sr. Manager of Billing and Family Outreach

KathyKozicki(1)

Kathy Kozicki
Billing Manager

April-Pfeiffer(1)

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 –
Burr Ridge

Katie Kirwan

Katie Kirwan
Administrative Specialist –
Morton Grove

Kyrstin-G

Kyrstin Grant
Administrative Specialist – Schaumburg

Outreach and Marketing Team

Alison Hoss

Alison Hoss
Manager of Outreach and Business Development