Fali Sidhva

Chief Executive Officer

Fali Sidhva
“Together, we can make an enormous, positive, difference in the lives of the children we serve.”

Fali has over 30 years of experience leading successful healthcare organizations across the country. He establishes a positive organizational culture of personal responsibility, creating ownership at every level – producing measurable, consistent, sustainable results. His approach to people, processes and culture creates an environment that is the foundation for growing successful healthcare organizations.

Fali has a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the University of Bombay, and has been trained at the INSEAD School of Business in France.


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.


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.


Christiana Show, MS, Ed, BCBA

Clinical Director

Christiana Show, MS, Ed, BCBA

 

 

Christiana has over 23 years of experience in the Applied Behavior Analysis field.

In her role as Clinical Director, Christiana supervises BCBAs in their planning and implementation of each child’s individual learning program. She closely follows each client’s unique progress and overall development.

Christiana holds a Master’s degree in Counseling from Duquesne University and ABA Course Work completed Pennsylvania State University.


Crystal Harms, M.Ed., BCaBA

Clinical Director

Crystal Harms, M.Ed., BCaBA

 

 

Crystal brings over 20 years of experience in the Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education fields to Helping Hands Family. She is passionate about using research proven methods of teaching and engagement to help children with autism thrive.

Crystal holds a Master’s degree in Special Education from Arcadia University and has been a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) for over 20 years. Crystal is an adjunct professor for Rowan University in the Psychology department.


Colleen MacDonald

Marketing Brand Manager

Colleen MacDonald

 

 

Colleen has 6 years experience in corporate brand marketing. She has led numerous successful marketing campaigns for iconic brands across various media channels throughout her career so far. Colleen brings her enthusiasm for brand stewardship to ensure all facets of Helping Hands Family holds the highest quality and care needed in this industry.

Colleen has a Bachelors degree in marketing from University of Pittsburgh with a certificate in Leadership and Ethics in Business.


Alexis Johnston, MBA

Manager, People & Processes

Alexis Johnston, MBA

 

 

Alexis’s 8 year experience in strategic human resources management has a focus in the healthcare field. She has led various initiatives, focused processes aim to optimize talent, retention and rewards for the core of the business: the employees. Her passion for aligning team member & company success helps Helping Hands Family attract and reward top talent, who share our passion for faster, clinically based care for children.

Alexis has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Business Administration, with a concentrate in management, was obtained at Rowan University. She also possesses a White Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma.


Dan Kaufman, CPA

Controller

Dan Kaufman, CPA

 

 

Dan spent the first 7 years of his career in public accounting auditing privately held companies. He has spent the last 8 years in Controller roles mainly for start-up companies in industries including financial services, home care, and retail. Dan brings his experience in start-up companies to help establish a solid accounting foundation for Helping Hands Family.

Dan has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Penn State University.