Meet our team of highly trained professionals
Khalifa J. Antoine, BS, Psychometrist, Pre-Master’s Intern
Khalifa is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of the Virgin Islands. She is a Psychometrist at Island Therapy Solutions and also a Pre-Master’s Intern. Khalifa has dreams of one day becoming a marriage and family therapist as well as owning and managing her own mental health facility, aimed at creating a climate in our islands where those who are experiencing symptoms of mental illness are encouraged to seek the available help, get a proper diagnosis, and the appropriate treatment with the love and support of their families, friends, and community.
Shanah Bannis, Psychometrist
Lisa Westcott, Lead ABA Therapist
Alea Bird, Social Worker
Sarah Lima, PA-C, MCMSc
Sara Gunning, MAT, BCBA, LBA
Dr. Magen Freeman, OTD, OTR/L
Nikki Osgood, COTA
Dora Deller, MA CCC-SLP
Kathleen Ayer, MA CCC-SLP
A.Delyla Ulm M.Ed.,BCBA
Megan Burton LSW
Vanessa Swanson, M.S. OTR/L
Shayne O’Rourke-Testa, Program Coordinator
Melinda Shaw, ABA Lead Children’s Services
Kristina Shiao, Behavior Analyst
Kristina moved to St. Thomas in 2014, and worked as a speech therapy assistant. She provided services to children and adults diagnosed with speech disorder, ASD, traumatic brain injury and developmental delays. She joined the Island Therapy Solutions team in October 2015. and earned her Master of Arts in Professional Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in December 2018.
Her experiences in the field of behavior analysis include providing direct care, behavior intervention strategies, environmental manipulations, functional behavior assessments, maintaining motivation, data analyses, parent training, teaching social skills and more. She is knowledgeable about the co-occurring disorders associated with ASD, including intellectual impairment, seizure disorder, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression and gastrointestinal problems.
Kristina has delivered lectures at the University of the Virgin Islands and the Department of Education. As a bi-lingual daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Kristina is sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences. She is passionate about her island community and consistently aims to create more understanding towards mental health.
Lorie Jeffers, ABA Lead Children’s Services
Courtney Mills, ABA Lead STEP
Courtney is a huge advocate for inclusion and truly enjoys spreading education and sensitivity to the community of St Croix. She encourages growth and promotes independence in all she does. Courtney believes she is a vessel for change and awareness and genuinely enjoys her role as such.
Ernest R. Jermin II, MD
Adriane Maier, PhD, BCBA-D, LMHC
Chelcie Goldman, MS, OTR Occupational Therapist
Jessica Howington, M.Ed., M.A., BCBA
Jeffrey P. Donnelly, MMSc, PA-C
Allison Janusziewicz, MA, CCC-SLP
Sophia Joseph Parrilla, PhD, Psychologist, Clinical Director
G. Rita Dudley-Grant PhD, MPH, ABPP
Wayne Etheridge, PhD
Derek V. Spencer, MD, MPH
Kate Cavacco, COTA/L
Kate is knowledgeable in working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and developmental delays, using sensory integration techniques, oral motor/feeding interventions, and massage therapy. She is also skilled in using The SCERTS (Social Communication Emotional Regulation Transactional Support) Program.
Kate brings creativity, enthusiasm, and compassion to her work, and enjoys collaborating with parents and team members to promote the best outcomes for children and their families.