Jeanine Weichelt, M.Ed., BCBA

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.


Jessica McGlone, MA, BCBA, LBS

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.


Jamie Larson, BCaBA

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.

 


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

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.


Kevin Marchini MS, BCBA, LBS

Clinical Director

Kevin Marchini MS, BCBA, LBS

Kevin has over 10 years of professional experience in AB,  as well as research in both ABA and Experimental Analysis of Behavior.  He has presented multiple times at Association of Behavior Analysis International Conferences focusing mostly on Stimulus Control, and more specifically attending.

Kevin prides himself in spreading knowledge of behavior analysis with staff, parents, clients, and as an adjunct professor at Temple University.  Kevin has experience working with clients with Autism, Brain Injuries and neurotypical individuals. He has worked with clients ranging from 15 months to 88 years-old.

As a Clinical Director, he values being approachable, attentive, and passionate for both the families and staff he serves. Kevin graduated cum laude from Temple University with a B.A. majoring in Psychology and a M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from University of North Texas.


Lindsay Phillips, M.A., BCBA

Clinical Director

Lindsay Phillips, M.A., BCBA

Lindsay has over 9 years of professional experience in the Applied Behavior Analysis field. She became excited about the field after seeing the effectiveness of therapy with her own daughter.

As a clinical director, Lindsay works to ensure that each employee receives all the support they need in order to provide services with a high level of integrity. She is passionate about providing training to all levels of employees and working together as a team for each client. Lindsay understands that the most progress is made when the therapy team and parents can work together to achieve the goals and celebrate each success along the way. She has worked with children and adolescents diagnosed with Autism as well as children and adolescents with ADHD, learning disabilities, and other behavior challenges.

Lindsay received a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Rowan University.


Tyler Washburn M.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Director

Tyler Washburn M.Ed., BCBA

Tyler has 6 years of professional experience in the ABA field. As a BCBA he has worked in intensive school based settings with children of various diagnoses, consulted with school districts, and has helped many agencies with various trainings and consultations.  In addition, he also has experience teaching ABA to graduate level students through Saint Joseph’s University online ABA program.

As a clinical director, Tyler works to ensure that each employee receives all the support they need to provide services with a high level of integrity. He is passionate about providing staff with trainings on the current research, and helping staff grow within the field of ABA.

Tyler received a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University – Berks Campus, a Masters Degree in Special Education from Lehigh University, and completed his ABA course work at Penn State University – World Campus.


Melissa Connor-Santos, M.A., BCBA

Clinical Director

Melissa Connor-Santos, M.A., BCBA

Melissa has been working in the field of ABA since 2009 and the field of education for 12 years now. She has worked with children and teenagers with developmental disabilities and behavioral disorders in private and public schools, adult day programs, clinics, and homes. Melissa has presented independent research and educational workshops to parents and professionals both locally and nationally.

As a clinical director, Melissa is passionate about mentoring new behavior analysts and behavior technicians to provide high-quality research-based interventions to clients. She believes that children make the most progress when they are taught from a place of joy.

Melissa holds a Master’s degree in Education from Felician College and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis at Endicott College.