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, BCBA
ABA Center Lead – Morton Grove

Melissa Liautaud

Melissa Liautaud, BCBA
Lead Development – Schaumburg

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Kristina Tejeda, BCBA
ABA Development Lead – Tinley Park

Center Leads – Speech Therapy

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Natalie Halm
Manager of Speech – South

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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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Olivia Alde
Manager of Occupational Therapy – North

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Joseph Hill, OT
Senior Manager – OT

Tinley Park Center Leads

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Lori Baffi
ABA Center Lead – Tinley Park

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Alex Carli
Crisis Team Lead – Tinley Park

Kristina T(1)

Kristina Tejeda
ABA Development Lead – Tinley Park

ABA Services (Applied Behavior Analysis)

 

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)

Behavior Specialists

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Alyssa Espinoza
Behavior Specialist

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Kimberly Forst
Behavior Specialist

Registered  Behavior Technicians (RBT)

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Taylor Donnelly
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

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Anna Kulesza
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

Juan Mercado

Juan Mercado
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

Emma Lukis

Emma Lukis
Registered Behavior Technician

Karen Marcus

Karen Marcus
Registered Behavior Technician

Karina M

Karina Martinez
Registered Behavior Technician

Kara Steiskal

Kara Steiskal
Registered Behavior Technician

Leslie-Walk

Leslie Walk
Registered Behavior Technician

ABA Therapists (Applied Behavior Analysis)

Andrea Brice

Andrea Brice
ABA Therapist

Aja Curry

Aja Curry
ABA Therapist

Kelly erdmann

Kelly Erdmann
ABA Therapist

KAleaK

Kalea Kermer
ABA Therapist

Elizabeth McKernan

Elizabeth McKernan
ABA Therapist

Elizabeth Nejdl

Elizabeth Nejdl
ABA Therapist

Deja Thomas

Deja Thomas
ABA Therapist

Taylor Vincent

Taylor Vincent
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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Kathryn Neenan
Speech-Language Development Lead

ABA Services (Applied Behavior Analysis)

 

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)

Behavior Specialists

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Rosie Griendling
Behavior Specialist

Registered  Behavior Technicians (RBT)

Joanie-Giacobbe

Joanie Giacobbe
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

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Mishe’Aleigh Thompson
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

ABA Therapists (Applied Behavior Analysis)

Lynda Arredondo

Lynda Arredondo
ABA Therapist

Onella Athnaiel

Onella Athnaiel
ABA Therapist

anjali

Anjali Chadwick
ABA Therapist

Susanna deschamps

Susana Deschamps
ABA Therapist

Laurina fontana

Laurina Fontana
ABA Therapist

Medina Husejnovic

Medina Husejnovic
ABA Therapist

Nilofer kazmi

Nilofer Kazmi
ABA Therapist

Abby Maas

Abby Maas
ABA Therapist

Priya patel

Priya Patel
ABA Therapist

Adrien Phipps

Adrien Phipps
ABA Therapist

CicelyThom

Cicely Thom
ABA Therapist

Tiya tito

Tiya Tito
ABA Therapist

jamie tivers

Jamie Tivers
ABA Therapist

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Breya Whitefield
ABA Therapist

Occupational Therapy Services

KristenKowalski

Kristen Kowalski
Occupational Therapist

Speech Language Services

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Jana Kohn
Speech-Language Pathologist

CaitlinOMara

Caitlin O’Mara
Speech-Language Pathologist

Schaumburg Center Leads

Olivia B

Olivia Alde
Manager of Occupational Therapy – North

Laura C

Laura Corrado
ABA Center Lead – Schaumburg

Melissa-Liautaud

Melissa Liautaud
Lead Development – Schaumburg

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Brittany Nolan
Manager of Speech – North

ABA Services (Applied Behavior Analysis):

 

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)

Behavior Specialists

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Kasey Kramer
Behavior Specialist

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 Sarah Woods
Behavior Specialist

Registered  Behavior Technicians (RBT)

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Jaclyn Lach
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

Lauren

Lauren Pierce
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

Meghan Duggan

Meghan Duggan
Registered Behavior Technician

Paige

Paige Gulbrandsen
Registered Behavior Technician

Ashley H

Ashley Holdmann
Registered Behavior Technician

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Matt Holzkamp
Registered Behavior Technician

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Kendra Kopacek
Registered Behavior Technician

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Therese Snow
Registered Behavior Technician

ABA Therapists (Applied Behavior Analysis)

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Adi Bates
ABA Therapist

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Angela Brancato
ABA Therapist

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Olivia Desimone
ABA Therapist

Kristina-B

Kristina Doyle
ABA Therapist

Kim Erickson

Kim Erickson
ABA Therapist

Brittany-F

Brittany Frachello
ABA Therapist

CourtneyKampert

Courtney Kampert
ABA Therapist

BrittanyKemp

Brittany Kemp
ABA Therapist

Elizabeth Kirkwood

Elizabeth Kirkwood
ABA Therapist

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

Sarah R

Sarah Richter
ABA Therapist

MikeSamolis

Mike Samolis
ABA Therapist

Kelly Showalter

Kelly Showalter
ABA Therapist

Madison S

Madison Smith
ABA Therapist

Jacqueline Thielman

Jacqueline Thielman
ABA Therapist

MeganZbinden

Megan Zbinden
ABA Therapist

Speech Language Services

Elise F

Elise Freemon
Speech-Language Pathologist

KimHaan

Kim Haan
Speech-Language Pathologist

StephanieSorensen

Stephanie Sorensen
Speech-Language Pathologist

Occupational Therapy Services

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Colleen Hourihan
Occupational Therapist

Burr Ridge Center Leads

Joseph Hill

Joseph Hill
Sr. Manager of OT

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Natalie Halm
Manager of Speech – South

ABA Services (Applied Behavior Analysis)

 

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA)

Behavior Specialists

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Colleen Gajewski
Behavior Specialist

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Shelby Kuipers
Behavior Specialist

Registered  Behavior Technicians (RBT)

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Amanda Cole
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

Samantha-Freiberg

Samantha Freiberg
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

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Max Pena
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

Noreen Syed

Noreen Syed
Lead Registered Behavior Technician

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Natalia Bukowski
Registered Behavior Technician

Karli-KS

 Karli Knack-Schiavone
Registered Behavior Technician

Taylor-M

Taylor Maloney
Registered Behavior Technician

Alexandra-Mroz

Alexandra Mroz
Registered Behavior Technician

ABA Therapists (Applied Behavior Analysis)

Carlotta

Carlotta Abogado
ABA Therapist

Dina A

Dina Andriopoulos
ABA Therapist

Shannon Anselmo

Shannon Anselmo
ABA Therapist

Katie Backman

Katie Backman
ABA Therapist

Teresa Bates

Teresa Bates
ABA Therapist

Meghan Bonfield

Meghan Bonfield
ABA Therapist

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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Brittni Craft
ABA Therapist

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Xia Cushingberry
ABA Therapist

Stephanie Garcia

Stephanie Garcia
ABA Therapist

Erin jacobsen

Erin Jacobsen
ABA Therapist

Alia Kassam

 Alia Kassam
ABA Therapist

Brittany-Krucek

Brittany Krucek
ABA Therapist

Alexa langer

Alexa Langer
ABA Therapist

Breanna Lipowski

Bree Lipowski
ABA Therapist

Hannah Long

Hannah Long
ABA Therapist

Caitlin McNamara

Caitlin McNamara
ABA Therapist

Emily Moss

Emily Moss
ABA Therapist

Lauren Osuch

Lauren Osuch
ABA Therapist

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Jennifer Pfeiffer
ABA Therapist

Christina Rooney

Christina Rooney
ABA Therapist

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Hannah Smith
ABA Therapist

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Felicia Tantas
ABA Therapist

Samantha widdow

Samantha Widdows
ABA Therapist

Speech Language Services

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Bansari Amin
Speech Language Pathologist

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Brittany Becvar
Speech Language Pathologist

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Emily Mason
Speech Language Pathologist

Occupational Therapy Services

Abigail Koning

Abigail Koning
Occupational Therapist

Julia Sant

Julia Sant
Occupational Therapist

Administrative Team

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Human Resources 

DebbyCarone

Debby Carone
Director of Human Resources

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Sylvia Zygiel
Human Resource Coordinator

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Ali Pisarczyk
Talent Acquisition Specialist

Billing

MattCnewpic

Matthew Croke
Sr. Manager of Billing and Family Outreach

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Kathy Kozicki
Billing Manager

Katie K

Katie Karczewski
Billing Analyst

April-Pfeiffer(1)

April Pfeiffer
Billing Analyst

LaTonya Townsel

LaTonya Townsel
Billing Specialist

Operations

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Michelle Gutierrez
Sr. Operations Manager

S Hill

Stephanie Hill
Development Operations Manager

Katie Kirwan

Katie Kirwan
Operations Manager – Morton Grove

DanMarchan

Dan Marchan
Operations Manager – Tinley Park

Molly Simes

Molly Simes
Operations Manager – Schaumburg

Katrina Bobel

Katrina Bobel
Administrative Specialist –
Tinley Park

 

Kyrstin-G1

Kyrstin Grant
Administrative Specialist – Schaumburg

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Brittney Ross
Senior Manager Project Implementation

Annaliese Steudle

Annaliese Steudle
Administrative Specialist – Burr Ridge

Outreach and Marketing

Alison Hoss

Alison Hoss
Manager of Outreach and Business Development