Meet our team of highly trained professionals
Jennifer Hendricks, PT, MPS, C/NDT
Sheryl Serano-Griffith, LCSW
Francisco Arias, MS, BCBA, LBA , APBA Member
Francisco was born in Mexico City but was raised in Austin, TX. After visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands a few months ago, and before returning home to Texas, he decided he wanted to make the islands his home. He has worked in mental health related fields for over 11 years and specifically ABA since 2019. Most of his experience has been with adults with autism, but most recently he has almost exclusively worked with young kiddos. He loves what he does and the individuals he gets to work with. He has worked in every setting including in clinic, in home, in school, in community, and virtual telehealth services. One of his biggest passions in ABA is functional communication because he believes all behaviors are communicating something. When not at work, he has enjoyed going to a few of the beautiful beaches on the island and is excited to keep exploring!
Priscilla Perry, BA, BS, MSOT, OT
Atalie Olsen, M.S., BCBA, LBA
Russell Passante, M.S., OT
Alison Sobeck, M.S., BCBA
Michele Warren, MSW Certified Social Worker
Laura Duncan, M.S. BCBA, LABA
Jamie Cohen, M.Ed., BCBA, Program Director Early Intervention
Sherlonda Adkins, DMSc, PA-C, MSPAS, MPA
Sherlonda Adkins, DMSc, PA-C, MSPAS, MPA, has spent the last 22 years serving a socioeconomically and ethnically diverse population of patients, customers and students. She has improved lives by medically treating, educating, motivating and providing customized solutions through her work, community outreach, philanthropy and volunteerism. Working within the private sector, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies, she has proven her commitment to the physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being of others.
Sherlonda earned her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the Medical University of South Carolina and is nationally certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) and licensed through the South Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. She also has a Masters in Public Administration, a joint program through the University of Charleston (the graduate school of the College of Charleston) and the University of South Carolina. Sherlonda earned a Doctor of Medical Science (Psychiatry track) degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.
Over the past seven years Sherlonda has worked in a private outpatient psychiatric practice treating a variety of mental health disorders including generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, binge eating disorders, ADHD, and PTSD. She also worked in a busy internal medicine practice treating a variety of chronic and acute medical conditions. She quickly and successfully built a large patient base because of her medical understanding of mental health disorders combined with her passion and natural ability to help people navigate life which is enhanced by her previous experience with financial management, teaching, motivational speaking and marriage coaching.
Sherlonda is married and has three children. Her hobbies include listening to music, amateur photography, and travel for missions and pleasure (22 countries…and counting!)
Marcus Moorhead, CRC and LPC
Debbie Roth, Certified Independent Social Worker
Arlene Garcia, Ed.D., LCSW
Rosalind Spells, MD, Psychiatrist
Danielle Nussel, BCBA
Bailey McGuire, B.A., M.S., BCBA
Emily Sobeck, M.A., BCBA
Gloria Mendez, PhD, Psychologist
Jhozna Industrious, St. Thomas ABA Program Coordinator
Alea Bird, MSW, CSW, Social Worker
Sarah Cooper (Lima), MCMSc, PA-C,
Sara Gunning, STEP Director, MAT, BCBA, LBA
Richelle Wiltshire, M.S., MCFC Licensed Counselor, Group & Intern Coordinator
Megan Burton, MSW Certified Social Worker
Shayne O’Rourke-Testa, VISES Program Director and Practice Manager
Kristina Shiao, M.A., BCBA, LBA, Director of Community ABA Program
Originally from Florida, Kristina earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Child Development from Florida State University, where she graduated with honors and conducted research in cognitive psychology laboratories. She later 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.
Kristina specialties in the field of applied behavior analysis include providing direct care, behavior intervention strategies, environmental manipulations, functional behavior assessments, maintaining motivation, data analyses, parent training, and teaching social skills. She is knowledgeable about the co-occurring disorders associated with ASD, including intellectual disability, seizure disorders, anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, and more.
Kristina has provided lectures and trainings 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 Virgin Islands’ community and consistently aims to create more understanding towards mental health.
Lorie Richards, BCBA
Ernest R. Jermin II, MD, Psychiatrist
Jeffrey P. Donnelly, MMSc, PA-C
Sophia Joseph Parrilla, PhD, Psychologist, Clinical Director
G. Rita Dudley-Grant PhD, MPH, ABPP, Clinical Community Outreach Coordinator
Wayne Etheridge, PhD, Psychologist
DeeAnne Davis, MSW, LCSW
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.