Eyas Landing Directors

Eyas Landing Directors

Dr. Laura Mraz, OTD, OTR/L

Executive Director – Occupational Therapist

I really enjoy seeing the growth within our children and families each year, but it is also incredible to see the growth and transformation within our therapists as they thrive in our supportive, nurturing and collaborative environment.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory Integration (SIPT) Certified
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • DIR/Floortime
  • The Intentional Relationship Model
  • Leadership and Management
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Dr. Leah D, MA, BCBA, OTD, OTR/L

Clinic Director – Occupational Therapist & BCBA

There are so many things I enjoy about Eyas Landing, but my short lists includes our culture—seeing everyone have the client’s best interest at heart; our families—the devotions our families have to their child and seeing how their work reaps so many benefits; the progress—how our clients, families, and therapists evolve from collaboration, mentorship, and care.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory integration with managing challenging behaviors (These interventions are not behavior-analytic in nature and are not covered by my BACB credential)
  • Social emotional skills
  • Executive functioning skills
  • School-based services
  • Leadership and management
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Dr. Kelly C, SLPD, CCC-SLP

Assistant Clinic Director – Speech Language Pathologist

I really enjoy seeing the growth within our children and families each year, but it is also incredible to see the growth and transformation within our therapists as they thrive in our supportive, nurturing and collaborative environment.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Autism
  • Expressive/Receptive Language Disorders
  • Apraxia of Speech
  • Developmental Language Delay
  • Feeding
  • Articulation
  • Fluency
  • PROMPT Certified
  • Beckman Oral-Motor Certified
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TaMia L. W, M.S.W., M.A. of Ed.

Director of Special Education

Working collaboratively to support children with achieving their goals is the epitome of what influences my experience with Eyas Landing. The integrative and whole-child/family-centered approach is what really energizes and motivates the continued success we see in children.

Credentials and Certifications

  • Director of Special Education Endorsement
  • General Administrative (Type 75)
  • School Social Worker (Type 73)
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Occupational Therapists

Occupational Therapists

Dr. Heather F, MS, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist, Department Lead

Being able to see the children flourish and the families prosper through the collaboration and efforts of the team mentality that Eyas Landing has is the biggest reason I love working at Eyas Landing. The passion, dedication, and continued efforts of all team members are very inspiring and motivational.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Social-Emotional Skills
  • Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Early Intervention
  • DIR/Floortime
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Jessica H, OTA

Occupational Therapy Assistant

I enjoy coming to work day in and day out knowing that I have a strong community of people that advocate and support each other, whether it be the client’s families, co-workers or supervisors. The support and collaboration that Eyas Landing provides is outstanding.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism
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Dr. Lauren A, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

The thing I most enjoy about working at Eyas Landing is interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. We utilize a comprehensive approach to support our clients and their families, which is seen by the carryover of skills across disciplines and sessions.

Specializations/Interests:

  • DIR/Floortime
  • Sensory Integration
  • Social and Emotional Skills
  • Visual Perceptual Skills
  • Early Intervention
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Down Syndrome
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Dr. Stephen B, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I used to work for Eyas Landing about three years ago as a BT. Looking forward rejoining the Eyas team!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Pediatrics
  • Cognition
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Dr. Erin S, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I completed my 14 week doctoral internship at Eyas Landing with a focus on program development, leadership, and advanced clinical practice within sensory integration. I am so excited to re-join the team as an Occupational Therapist and continue to grow and learn.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • IRM
  • Executive Functioning Skills
  • Social-Emotional Skills
  • Handwriting without Tears
  • Sensory Integration
  • Trauma Informed Care
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Dr. Sarah B, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Beginning at a young age, I had the pleasure of spending summers alongside a family member with autism. Each summer, I gained a greater understanding of sensory processing, as well as increased knowledge of adapting/modifying activities and environments to assist in improving overall function. My occupational therapy journey began primarily because of my cousin and the wonderful summers we spent together. Throughout my occupational therapy practice, I seek to promote fun, engaging, and holistic therapy personalized to each client. It is an absolute joy to witness successes of children and families!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Social and Emotional Skills
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Linda M, OTR/L, MS

Occupational Therapist

I worked at Blue Bird Day Northcenter for 3 years before taking a break to spend time with family during Covid. I missed Blue Bird/Eyas Landing and decided to return!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory Integration
  • DIR Floortime
  • Intentional Relationship Model
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Feeding
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Executive Functioning Skills
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Therapeutic Groups
  • Community Integration
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Rebecca R, MS, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I have always had a passion for working with children and discovered the role of OT while working in the schools post-undergrad. I loved the idea of utilizing science and creativity to provide holistic therapy. I strive to provide high-quality care while supporting my clients in maximizing their individual potential and leading a self-empowered life.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Occupational Therapy
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Hannah P, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

When I was 18, I was visiting my family in Spain. I went with my little cousin to one of his Occupational Therapy appointments and I absolutely fell in love with the profession. Ever since then it has been my passion to work as a Pediatric Occupational Therapist.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Integration
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Jamie Y, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

I knew early on I wanted to pursue occupational therapy after I observed a therapy session of two brothers while on a mission trip to the Philippines. That experience really resonated with me and how occupational therapy can be used to help someone achieve or improve functional in all aspects of their life.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory Integration
  • DIR Floortime
  • IRM
  • Handwriting Without Tears
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Speech-Language Pathologists

Speech-Language Pathologists

Amanda W, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathology Department Lead

What I enjoy most about working at Eyas Landing is getting to work with the most remarkable children, families, and co-workers. Working in a multidisciplinary clinic has provided me the opportunity to collaborate and learn from other disciplines.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Early Language Development
  • Receptive-Expressive Language Disorders
  • Autism
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Speech Sound Production (Articulation, Phonological, and Childhood Apraxia of Speech)
  • Early Intervention
  • Fluency
  • Social/Pragmatic Language
  • Parent Education
  • Feeding
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Rhonda W, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Though I am relatively new to Eyas, I feel as though I have been here for a long time. The team at Eyas goes above and beyond to support their staff both professionally, and when necessary, personally. I enjoy learning with my coworkers and working in an exciting and fast-paced environment with a lot of opportunity for growth.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Wilson Reading Program
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Nicole R, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I’m excited to be joining a multidisciplinary team at Eyas! I look forward to working with the kids in order to give them the tools they need to achieve their goals. I’m also excited to learn from other team members to further develop my knowledge and expertise.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Articulation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech
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Mary Grace D, MS, CCC-SLP/L

Speech-Language Pathologist

I am so excited to be a part of the Eyas Landing team! I love that I will be working with a multi-disciplinary team to help our kids reach their goals and that I continue to learn from my team members everyday.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Early Language Development
  • Articulation
  • Social Language
  • Receptive and Expressive Language Disorders
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Elizabeth M, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I was excited to join the Eyas Team. The feeling of being welcomed and excited about joining the team made me feel at home. I love the excitement when you walk through the doors and the smiles on the kids’ faces when they enter.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism
  • Developmental Language Delay
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication
  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Articulation
  • Cognitive Communication
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Julie B, MS, CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a new therapist at Eyas Landing and am excited to work with all the amazing staff, clients, and families!

Specializations/Interests:

  • ASD
  • AAC
  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Articulation
  • Pragmatic Language
  • Down Syndrome
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Carmela L, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I am a new speech-language pathologist at Eyas Landing and I am so excited to get to know and support the children, families, and staff here!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • AAC
  • Medically Complex Individuals
  • Receptive and Expressive Language
  • Social Pragmatic Language
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Molly R, M.A. CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

I was drawn to Eyas Landing for the opportunity to be surrounded by supportive and passionate team members. I look forward to learning and collaborating with other professionals!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Sensory Feeding
  • Infant/Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing
  • Autism
  • Language Development
  • Motor Speech Disorders
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Receptive/Expressive Language Disorders
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Physical Therapists

Physical Therapists

Dr. Monica V, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

I fell in love with the profession when I began shadowing a pediatric therapist at Shriners. I truly believe there is no better profession than the one you get paid for to play all day. Those are the exact words I use when I describe my job. I gained several shadowing hours at Shriners and the rest is history.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Torticollis
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Dr. Kathryn M, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

I have been interested in physical therapy ever since witnessing my dad participate in intensive inpatient rehab following brain surgery in 2007, when I was in junior high. I watched him learn how to walk again and have pursued it ever since. My passion for working with children grew as I coached gymnastics for 5 summers throughout college, following my 16-year gymnastics career. I pursued pediatrics throughout PT school and had 2 out of 3 clinical experiences be in the pediatric setting. My first job out of school was in pediatrics as well, providing me much needed experience to be a qualified therapist for you and your child. I am so excited to help your little one accomplish their goals in therapy and in life!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Torticollis and Plagiocephaly
  • Toe-Walking
  • Developmental Delay
  • Evidenced Based Practice
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Social Workers

Social Workers

Annie M, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Department Lead

I enjoy working at Eyas Landing because of the multi-disciplinary team that works together to provide the best care for our clients and their families. Eyas Landing supports not only youth in targeting goals but the entire family and support system.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Clinical Social Work
  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
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Lara H, MSW

Social Worker

Eyas Landing feels like more than just a clinic–when our staff and clients walk through the door, is it clear that everyone feels at home here. I LOVE being a part of this team!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Adolescents (age 12-18)
  • Children (age 4-11)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD/Trauma
  • Suicidality
  • Self-esteem
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Shelby H, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

When I was completing my undergraduate degree, I worked in a daycare center with two-year-olds, and it is from there that my passion for working with young children developed. In college, I discovered social work and realized it was the perfect field to combine my love of interacting with children through play and helping them grow to reach their full potential….

Specializations/Interests:

  • DIR Floortime
  • Infant and Toddler Mental Health
  • Infant and Toddler Mental Health Consultation
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Group Therapy
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Neuropsychologists

Neuropsychologists

Dr. Shay M, PsyD

Neuropsychologist

Since starting at Eyas and Blue Bird, I’ve found everyone incredibly supportive and enthusiastic about their work. The staff build great relationships with families and kids. The kids get to learn about themselves and build skills to take out into the world and thrive.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Health Needs
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Paige M, MA

Psychometrician

I wanted to become a therapist because I wanted to both work with children and be part of a helping profession. Growing up, I experienced distress and attended therapy. I had such a great experience I knew I wanted to do that when I grew up as well, so here I am in the process of obtaining my PsyD in clinical psychology.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Clinical Psychology
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Nutritionist

Nutritionist

Mary G, BS, RDN, LDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

I decided to become a dietitian to combine my love of science, health, and food. When working as a clinical dietitian, I found my passion in pediatric nutrition, especially with new food introduction and food chaining.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Nutrition,
Health and Wellness & Coordinated Dietetic Internship,
Northern Illinois University

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Behavior Analysts

Behavior Analysts

Jacqueline M, MA, BCBA, LBA

Department Head of Behavior Therapy, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

I chose to pursue my Bachelors degree in Psychology because I grew up in a home with a grandparent who suffered from Schizophrenia. Because of her, I knew I wanted to work in mental health from a young age.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Naturalistic/Child led instruction
  • Verbal behavior
  • Toilet Training
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Alexandra L, MSEd, BCBA

Behavior Analyst

I really like how we work as a team and how there is a strong sense of community and support from all therapists and staff. I am happy to be a part of a team that values collaboration across disciplines.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Special Education
  • Natural Environment Teaching
  • Discrete Trial Training
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Kevin S, MA, BCBA

Behavior Analyst

I began working at Blue Bird Day as an RBT while I finished my masters and studied for my BCBA exam. After passing the exam, I applied for a position at Eyas landing.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Clinical emphasis and experience in discrete trial teaching
  • Functional communication training
  • Instructional control
  • Pairing procedure
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Alexandra S, MA, BCBA

Behavior Analyst

After graduating from undergrad, I came across an RBT position while looking for a summer job. I had no idea what ABA was at the time; however, I knew I would enjoy working in a pediatric setting with individuals with autism based on observations I did during undergrad. Once I started the job, I saw the impact and progress that was achieved through ABA. I decided to go back to school to get my Masters in the field and become a BCBA! It is truly rewarding to be able to work across different domains (communication, daily living, social, etc) and help others find different ways to express themselves.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Functional Communication Training
  • Natural Environment Teaching
  • Discrete Trial Teaching
  • Preference Assessments
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Lynn J, BCBA

Behavior Analyst

I enjoy seeing how other therapists collaborate with each other to find the most effective treatment for each client.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Naturalistic teaching
  • Instructional control
  • Discrete Trial Teaching
  • Functional Communication
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Behavior Therapists

Behavior Therapists

Dora O-H, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I have enjoyed working at Eyas because it has allowed me to do what I love and also have time to engage in outside of work activities. Eyas has opened a new world of resources for me that no other jobs have done before. Eyas is always looking to become better as well as its employees.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Psychology
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
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Brian R, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I’ve become more educated and focused because I’m surrounded and supported by those who have such similar interests and goals. I love how much support there is. I love knowing that I have so many people that I can reach out to for help with absolutely anything I’m struggling with.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Special Education
  • Autism
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Kimberly H, RBT

Behavior Therapist

Eyas Landing provides me with an environment allowing me to gain and share information across disciplines. Additionally, Eyas gives me an opportunity to be on an ABA team with open-minded, helpful, resourceful, and passionate individuals. It is great to be surrounded by people who all work together to create the best environment and therapeutic services for our clients.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Psychology
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Discrete Trial Training
  • Natural Environment Training
  • Behavior Reduction
  • Functional Communication
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Makenna M, RBT

Behavior Therapist

Eyas Landing has given me the opportunity to work with supportive and motivating therapists across multiple disciplines. Working in teams allows us to share ideas, knowledge, and experience that ultimately help the children flourish.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Behavior Plans
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Sadie M, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I enjoy working with people who share a passion for progress among clients. What I love the most about working at Eyas Landing is the sense of community and collaboration when working with our clients.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Behavior Management and Reduction
  • Discrete Trial Teaching
  • Natural Environment Teaching
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Melanie H, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I began working at Eyas Landing in August 2020. Everyone has made my transition wonderful as I have had constant support with my client and onboarding materials.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism
  • Visual impairments
  • Physical activity and education
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Nathan B, RBT

Behavior Therapist

Throughout my life I have worked with children with developmental disabilities. Starting at Community Mental Health in Michigan working in a respite program, I was able to first experience my ability to impact early learners in their growth. Going through my education at Michigan State University, I was fully able to explore the best way I could make a direct impact on Children with disabilities. Through peer advisers and other mentors, I was shown that working as a behavior technician could be the way for me to further my career making a impact on the early intervention development of clients.

Specializations/Interests:

  • NET
  • DTT
  • ABA
  • PFA
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Gabriel G, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I started off school working with cars and soon realized I wasn’t helping someone face-to-face, so I decided to switch majors and chose Behavior Analysis. After attending my classes, I noticed that it was a women dominated field, as I was one of two males in the class. Therefore, it hit me that this field needs more males, which is why I decided to pursue this field. Furthermore, I started working with kids with Autism and realized how much of our help they need and they wouldn’t develop skills and grow without our dedication for them.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
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Lorena A, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I have just started working for this company but from past experience, I can already tell that everyone is very hardworking and passionate about child development.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Behavior Therapy
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Raylan L, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I graduated with a degree in psychology from a small liberal arts school in Texas. I moved to Indiana to work as a psychiatric technician on an inpatient unit for a number of years. While I found the work fulfilling, I wished I were working with children instead. Someone suggested I look into Eyas Landing. I fell in love with the clinic and the possibilities it represented. I’m so excited to start my journey as an RBT.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Acute Intensive Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Coping Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
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Hayley G, RBT

Behavior Therapist

Ever since starting my job at Eyas Landing, I am amazed by the support around me! Everyone is so kind and I feel that I am already learning a lot. Our kiddos love to come to Eyas everyday thanks to the therapist’s dedication and team collaboration!

Specializations/Interests:

  • Behavior Therapy
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Alexandra M, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I always knew I wanted to help people and I thought it’d be through the law field. A little over two years ago I was introduced to ABA. At first I didn’t know what I was getting myself into, but then I instantly fell in love with the field. Shortly after working in the field for a couple months, I knew that this was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life, so I applied to grad school. I love what I do and I honestly couldn’t be happier to work in a field that makes me feel like I’m not even working.

Specializations/Interests:

  • DIR Floortime
  • Sensory Integration
  • Toileting
  • Maladaptive behaviors
  • PECS protocols
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Nallely H

Behavior Therapist

I majored in Exercise Science at Concordia University Chicago with the intention of applying to PT school. However, during my college career, I found a passion working with children instead. This drifted my aspiration of becoming a physical therapist because I found myself enjoying educating children and keeping them physically active. My interest then began working at recreational facilities, specifically advocating to improve children’s confidence and develop their abilities.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Play and interactive skills
  • Fine motor skill development
  • Gross motor skill development
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Yukari O, RBT

Behavior Therapist

Having been raised by deaf parents, I always wanted to get a job where I can help people who have communication difficulties. That is why I chose Speech-Language Pathology as my major, but I am also very interested in ABA since I have started working as an RBT.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Discrete Trial Training
  • Natural Environment Teaching
  • Behavior Reduction and Management
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Angel S, RBT

Behavior Therapist
Pronouns: They/Them

Clinical Expertise

  • Art Therapy
  • Natural Environment Teaching
  • Imaginative Play
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Special Needs Education
  • Diverse Population
  • ASL
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Taliyah N, RBT

Behavior Therapist

Education

Specializations/Interests:

  • Naturalistic Teaching
  • DDT
  • Antecedent Prevention
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Manny M, RBT

Behavior Therapist

I enjoy teaching this community the skills necessary for their success and development in everyday life.

Specializations/Interests:

  • DIR Floortime
  • Behavioral Reduction and Management
  • Executive Functioning
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Liam M

Behavior Therapist

I graduated from UIC in the Fall of 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in General Psychology. I’ve always had a strong interest in the Psychology field…

My Professional Goals

  • To work in both physical health and mental health.
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Therapeutic Assistants

Therapeutic Assistants

Erin M

Therapeutic Assistant

Working in a variety of schools (public, private, and Montessori) with children was an amazing experience. To see and be a part of a child building their skills is a privilege. It is what I learned I loved most, working with children of any ability. I hope to better hone my skills working with the team at Eyas Landing.

Education

Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology,
Carthage College

Credentials and Certifications

  • Substitute Licensure
  • Mandated Reporter

My Advocacy

My Professional Goals

  • My goal is to become a Behavioral Therapist.
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Rosselyn L

Therapeutic Assistant

During covid/quarantine I realized that Law was not the career I wanted to further pursue. I found that I have always loved to work with others and be able to see the progress in growth that I have helped them achieve. Working with children has always been a fun and exciting field for me, so when I saw the opportunity to further expand my knowledge, I wanted to take full advantage of it. I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to be surrounded by different aspects of therapy and see how they all coincide together to grow myself and learn how I can better support those individuals who seek extra tools to succeed in life.

Education

Bachelors of Arts in Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies,
Iowa State University

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Kyle P

Therapeutic Assistant

I was recently an intern for a my capstone class at UIC, working here at Eyas Landing for a total of 300 hours starting back in August 2021.

Education

Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology,
University of Illinois at Chicago

My Professional Goals

  1. To work as a pediatric occupational therapist.
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Jesse N

Therapeutic Assistant

I have always wanted to be in a profession that helps people and I fell in love with psychology when I took my first psychology class in high school.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
With concentrations in Mental Health and Neuroscience,
Roosevelt University

My Professional Goals

  1. In the future I would like to apply and attend grad school to become a therapist.
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Jesse J

Therapeutic Assistant

After going to school for some time and working with kids in a camp setting almost my whole life, I wanted to continue bring this light of love and understanding to anyone in need of it. I’m interested in pursuing a career in therapy and I love working with kids!

My Advocacy

My Professional Goals

  1. I want to develop my professional skills, and in the future I would love to work on going back to school.
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Education

Education

Jennifer F, MEd, LBS1

Curriculum Coordinator

A multidisciplinary setting is such an incredible foundation for these kids to grow, learn, and thrive. Eyas has an amazing team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals who all share the goal of helping our client’s reach their fullest potential in life.

Specializations/Interests:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Psychology
  • Behavior Management and Reduction
  • Functional Communication
  • Natural Environment Teaching
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Bria T

Therapeutic Tutor

Eyas Landing has allowed me to advance not only in my career but school as well. Providing RTI services at Augustus Tolton…

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology,
Northern Illinois University

My Professional Goals

  • Complete school to advance my career and gain my M.Ed. and Ed.S. in school psychology.
  • Master my position as a Therapeutic Tutor by providing push in and pull out services.
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Jasmine B

Teacher

I had met an Occupational Therapist when my dad was diagnosed with MS. I found the profession inspiring and extremely beneficial to many different situations/circumstances. After taking an intro to OT class, I was determined to follow this path. I have seen firsthand how impactful therapy is and feel very strongly for the profession.

Education

Bachelors of Science in Psychology,
University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administration

Administration

Rob M

Chief Financial Officer

Erin P, MEd

Director of Administration

One of the first things that struck me about the organization was how much progress and growth we get to be a part of. Everyone fully commits to clients making progress towards their goals and commits to their own personal and professional growth, and improvement of our community. I was hooked after my 2nd week here when a client made eye contact and smiled for the first time – it was a huge moment for him and our whole team and his development just took off from there. This is what I still love about our organization. I learn something new everyday and I’m surrounded by a community that wants to always do the best we can.

Clinical Expertise

  • Urban & Multicultural Education
  • Special Education
  • Sociology
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Jalesa H

Assistant Director of Administration

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Minor in African American Studies
Roosevelt University

Credentials and Certification

  • Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Certified

My Story

Volunteering at my church’s youth summer camp and working at the LEGO store lead me to look for a career working with children.

Katie D

Director of Human Resources

Education

B.A. in Psychology,
University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in Human Resources and Industrial Relations,
University of Minnesota

Clinical Expertise

I decided to pursue a career in HR because most people spend so much time at work and I want to help organizations and employees ensure that time is rewarding, enjoyable, and providing positive learning experiences.

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Krickett P

Administrative Manager

As a student, I volunteered with a community organization in Ohio that assists individuals with visual impairments and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Through this work, I became aware of how difficult it can be for families to access the specialized care and resources they need in order to ensure that their loved ones are able to thrive and lead independent lives.

My Professional Goals

To continue expanding my professional background in healthcare management and program development. I believe everyone deserves equal access to care and want to continue developing high-quality channels of access for these needs to be met in society.

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Julia R

Senior Administrator

I’ve worked at Eyas Landing for over a year now and have learned and have grown so much. Everyone here is so innovative and passionate about what they do and it is awesome to witness!

Clinical Expertise

  • Authorizations and provider credentialing
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Sylvia M

HR Associate

Education

Master of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
Purdue University Global

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
California State University

My Story

I have always been a fan of psychology and people. As an HR professional, I get to apply psychological principles while supporting people in the place they spend most of their waking time.

My Eyas Landing

Eyas Landing has helped me grow and stretch!

My Professional Goals

To continue to grow and expose myself to the different areas in HR.

Matteo G

Administrative Assistant

In a week, I am starting as an Administrative Assistant. I cannot wait to do what I love and help children and their families get the best care!

Clinical Expertise

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Sydnie J

Administrative Assistant

I worked at a law firm for the last 4 years until I decided that I wanted to become a therapist. Now that I am pursuing my degree, I believe it’s important to be immersed in the field.

Education

Currently pursuing Bachelors in Psychology

My Professional Goals

  1. I hope to become a clinical psychologist.
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Michele W

Administrative Assistant

My partner is an SLP at Eyas Landing. In the past we provided foster and respite care for many families. I have been out of the workforce for awhile due to family obligations and working in admin at Eyas seems like a great place to jump back in and develop some skills.

Education

Masters of Arts in Modern American and Modern European History,
Marquette University

My Professional Goals

  1. To develop skills in admin and become familiar with the goals and challenges of running a company similar to Eyas.
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Aidan M

Marketing Communications Strategist

Education

Bachelor’s Degree, English / Writing,
Elmhurst University

Hoda H

Billing Specialist

Education

Bachelors in Health Administration,
Governors State University

Credentials and Certifications

  • CPR/First Aid Certified
  • DTMS Certified

Clinical Expertise

  • Medical Billing

My Story

My goal is to make a difference anywhere I go, by ensuring patients are provided care and have proper coverage to receive the care they need in a timely manner.

My Professional Goals

  • I hope to grow professionally, personally, and attain new knowledge with Eyas Landing to provide myself a path for success.

Rachael C

Receptionist

I love people and being able to help people in any way I can. I always looked for ways to connect and network with others. When I started school, I wanted to be a teacher to give young (especially Black/POC) kids an outlet to theatre.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre,
Columbia College Chicago

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