Meet our team of highly trained professionals
Emily Sobeck, M.A., BCBA
Adrienne Dooley, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
Gloria Mendez, PhD, Psychologist
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
Jhozna Gilbert, Lead ABA Therapist
Lisa Westcott, Lead ABA Therapist
Keila Medina, M.A. Pre-Licensure Intern Psychological Asst.
Alea Bird, Social Worker
Adenike Parker, MS, MT Psychological Asst.
Kathleen O’Garro, EdS, MSW, CSW, VI Licensed School Psychologist, Psychometrist, Social Worker
Kathleen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University. She later obtained her Master of Social work Degree and her Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Andrews University. In her spare time, Kathleen enjoys hiking, baking, fishing, and spending quality time with her family.
Lynisha Farrell, Lead ABA Therapist
Sarah Lima, PA-C, MCMSc
Sara Gunning, STEP Director, MAT, BCBA, LBA
Richelle Wiltshire, M.S., MCFC Counseling Intern ABA Scheduling Coordinator
Dr. Magen Freeman, OTD, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Dora Deller, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
A.Delyla Ulm M.Ed.,BCBA
Megan Burton, MSW Certified Social Worker
Vanessa Swanson, M.S., OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Shayne O’Rourke-Testa, Program Coordinator
Melinda Shaw, BCBA
Kristina Shiao, BCBA
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, Lead ABA Therapist
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, Psychiatrist
Adriane Maier, PhD, BCBA-D, LMHC, Clinical Director
Chelcie Goldman, M.S., OTR, Occupational Therapist
Jessica Howington, M.Ed., M.A., BCBA
Jeffrey P. Donnelly, MMSc, PA-C
Allison Janusziewicz, M.A., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist
Sophia Joseph Parrilla, PhD, Psychologist, Clinical Director
G. Rita Dudley-Grant PhD, MPH, ABPP, Clinical Community Outreach Coordinator
Wayne Etheridge, PhD, Psychologist
Derek V. Spencer, MD, MPH, Psychiatrist
Kate Cavacco, COTA/L, Occupational Therapy Assistant
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.
DeeAnne Davis, MSW, LCSW
Julie Sommer, MSOT, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Lindsy Wagner, PsyD, CEO, Psychologist & Pediatric Neuropsychologist
Her clinical specialties include conducting diagnostic evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations, forensic neuropsychological evaluations and providing consultation and training for children and families with a variety of presenting concerns including learning disabilities, neurological disorders and emotional and behavioral concerns. Dr. Wagner also specializes in diagnosis and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. She conducts social skills groups with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as individual and family therapy.
Dr. Wagner has taught at the University of the Virgin Islands, and prior to moving to St. Croix, she was the Director of Training at The Watson Institute in Pennsylvania. She completed her doctorate at The American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. Dr. Wagner previously completed two years of training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, in the Pediatric Neuropsychology Unit.