Helping Hands Family

Meet Our Clinical Team

Chief Operating Officer

Jeanine Weichelt, M.Ed., BCBA

Jeanine Weichelt brings over 20 years of clinical and operational experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis to Helping Hands Family. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), she has a passion for providing personalized quality treatment to children and adolescents with autism.

Over the past ten years, Jeanine has provided operational and clinical leadership to over 40 clinics across the United States. She has a strong enthusiasm for advocacy and has been fundamental in helping to shape state and federal level legislation for access to quality treatment for children with ASD.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Franklin and Marshall College and a Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University.

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Director of Quality and Education

Jessica McGlone, MA, BCBA, LBS

Jess McGlone has nearly 20 years of clinical experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), she has experience managing therapeutic clinics, and providing support and mentorship to BCBA and Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) staff. In her role as Director of Quality and Education, Jess hopes to uphold and elevate the standard of care we provide to our clients. She also has a passion for staff development and clinical growth.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rosemont College, her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Rosemont College, and her Master’s certification in Applied Behavior Analysis from Penn State University.

Regional Director of Operations

Jamie Larson, BCaBA

Jamie Larson has over 15 years of clinical and operational experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

As a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst she has experience managing operations of therapeutic clinics, and integrating high quality ABA in the public and private school settings. In her role as Regional Director of Operations, Jamie’s mission is to expand access to high quality Applied Behavior Analysis services for children with ASD and their families.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology from Temple University, and completed graduate courses in Applied Behavior Analysis.  She completed her certification in Organizational Behavior Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

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Regional Director of Operations

Julie Meter, M.S., BCBA, LBS

Julie brings over 15 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and is a highly regarded clinician in Philly in the ABA community. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), she believes every child is unique and deserves an equally unique care plan. Julie is passionate about supporting team members to provide collaborative and innovative care to ensure each child has the best team and outcomes possible. She has provided clinical and operational leadership to growing teams and is excited to increase access to high-quality care for children with autism. 

Julie graduated from Penn State University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and Public Relations and received a Master’s degree with a concentration in Behavior Analysis from St. Joe’s University. 

Regional Director of Operations

Allyson Kroneberger, MS, BCBA, LBA

Allyson Kroneberger has been in the field of ABA since 2010 starting as a Behavior Technician and making her way through multiple clinical and operational positions. 

As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Allyson has experience working with well over 1,000 clients across multiple states.  In her experience, she has worked to improve access to quality ABA treatment including participating in intensive training of clinical staff on the techniques of telehealth during the global pandemic.  Through her proven leadership experience, Allyson has opened clinical sites to increase the availability of services across California and the Northeast.  As the Regional Director of Operations, Allyson is passionate about providing a robust support system to local clinical leaders to help improve the lives of children on the autism spectrum.

She received her Bachelor’s in Psychology at California State University, Fullerton and a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

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Executive Clinical Director

Dr. Vanetta LaRosa, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA-D

Dr. Vanetta R. LaRosa has dedicated her 30 year career to helping individuals with Autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, profound multiple disabilities, ADHD, behavioral challenges and more.

Vanetta completed a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with a sub-specialty in human learning and development from Southern Illinois University. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and is a New York State Licensed Behavior Analyst. Dr. LaRosa completed a Post Doctoral Re-specialization in 2016 under the professorship of the esteemed Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, a world leader in Neuroscience.

Vanetta teaches both undergraduate and graduate psychology courses for 20 years. In addition to her editorials, publications, and presentations, she also founded and leads a charitable recreational program for children and teens with Autism and developmental disabilities.

Sr. Clinical Director

Lindsay Williams, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA

Lindsay Williams has over 10 years of clinical experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis.

As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), she has experience completing various assessments, reviewing treatment plans to ensure insurance standards are upheld and providing support to newly certified BCBAs and RBTs. As Senior Clinical Director, Lindsay’s mission is to ensure that our Clinical Directors and their team have the tools and support needed to provide high-quality care to each family they service.

Lindsay graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and Arizona State University with Master’s in Education: Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.

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