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

Center Leads – Speech Therapy

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Natalie Halm
Manager of Speech – South

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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
Manager of Speech – North

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

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Mia Vaci
OT Center Lead
Morton Grove 

Tinley Park Center Lead

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Lori Baffi 
ABA Center Lead – Tinley Park

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis)

Aja Curry

Aja Curry
ABA Therapist

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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

Elizabeth Nejdl

Elizabeth Nejdl
ABA Therapist 

Kaidy Read

Kaidy Read
ABA Therapist

Kara Steiskal

Kara Steiskal
ABA Therapist 

Deja Thomas

Deja Thomas
ABA Therapist

Leslie-Walk

Leslie Walk
Registered Behavior Technician 

Jennifer Walsh

Jennifer Walsh
ABA Therapist 

Occupational Therapy Services

Katie Donahue

Katie Donahue
Occupational Therapist

Speech Language Services

Nora Clisham

Nora Clisham
Speech-Language Pathologist 

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

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Mia Vaci
OT 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

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Jessie O’Hara
ABA Therapist

Adrien Phipps

Adrien Phipps
ABA Therapist

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Mishe’Aleigh Thompson
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

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Jamie Tivers
ABA Therapist

Phoebe yang

Phoebe Yang
ABA Therapist

Occupational Therapy Services

Speech Language Services

Schaumburg Center Leads

Laura C

Laura Corrado
ABA Center Lead – Schaumburg

Kate

Kate Gilman
OT Center Lead – Schaumburg

Melissa Liautaud

Melissa Liautaud
Lead Development – Schaumburg

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Brittany Nolan
Manager of Speech – North

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis):

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 Lauryn Aber
BCBA

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Adi Bates
ABA Therapist 

JJ Corrado

 JJ Corrado
Crisis Team Lead

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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

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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

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Kasey Kramer
ABA Therapist

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Jaclyn Lach
Lead RBT

Joanna Magdaleno

Joanna Magdaleno
ABA Therapist

Michelle Meggs

Michelle Meggs
ABA Therapist

Thanh Lan

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

Jacqueline Thielman

Jacqueline Thielman
ABA Therapist 

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Erica Toth
ABA Therapist

Aislin Woell

Aislin Woell
ABA Therapist

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 Sarah Woods
ABA Therapist

Speech Language Services

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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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Natalie Halm
Manager of Speech – South 

ABA Services (Applied Behavioral Analysis)

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Carlotta Abogado
ABA Therapist

Dina A

Dina Andriopoulos
ABA Therapist

Teresa Bates

Teresa Bates
ABA Therapist

Natalia-B

Natalia Bukowski
Registered Behavior Technician

Patrick B

Patrick Bruen
ABA Therapist

Chrissy

Chrissy Canady
ABA Therapist

Nick Caruso

Nick Caruso
ABA Therapist

Sophia

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 

Kim-Forst

Kimberly Forst
Registered Behavior Technician

Samantha-Freiberg

Samantha Freiberg
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

Stephanie Garcia

Stephanie Garcia
ABA Therapist

Celena G

Celena Gibson
ABA Therapist

Megan Gjertsen

Megan Gjertsen
ABA Therapist

Analisa Guerrero

Analisa Guerrero
ABA Therapist

Christina-Hyland

Christina Hyland
Registered Behavior Technician – Center Float

Alina Gwin-Johnson

Alina Johnson
ABA Therapist

Alia Kassam

 Alia Kassam
ABA Therapist

Karli-KS

 Karli Knack-Schiavone
Registered Behavior Technician

Brittany-Krucek

Brittany Krucek
ABA Therapist

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Shelby Kuipers
Behavior Specialist

Breanna Lipowski

Bree Lipowski
ABA Therapist

Hannah Long

Hannah Long
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

Emily Moss

Emily Moss
ABA Therapist

Alexandra-Mroz

Alexandra Mroz
Registered Behavior Technician

Lauren Osuch

Lauren Osuch
ABA Therapist

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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
ABA Therapist

Speech Language Services

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Bansari Amin
Speech Language Pathologist

Emily Mason

Emily Mason
Speech Language Pathologist 

Occupational Therapy Services

Abigail Koning

Abigail Koning
Occupational Therapist

Julia Sant

Julia Sant
Occupational Therapist

Hannah Long

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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Matthew Croke
Sr. Manager of Billing and Family Outreach

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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 –
Tinley Park

Katie Kirwan

Katie Kirwan
Operations Manager – Morton Grove 

Kyrstin-G

Kyrstin Grant
Administrative Specialist – Schaumburg

Annaliese Steudle

Annaliese Steudle
Administrative Specialist – Burr Ridge

Molly Simes

Molly Simes
Operations Manager – Schaumburg

Outreach and Marketing Team

Alison Hoss

Alison Hoss
Manager of Outreach and Business Development