Meet Our Team

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Caitlin Delfs, PhD, BCBA-D

Dr. Delfs is the Founder and Executive Director of the Village Autism Center.  She is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D). She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Florida and her master's and doctoral degrees in Educational Psychology at the University of Georgia.


Dr. Delfs has over 15 years experience in the field and is committed to providing high quality, evidence-based services to children with developmental disabilities and their families. Dr. Delfs spent over 10 years at the Marcus Autism Center as the Program Manager of the Language and Learning Clinic. There she developed and supervised the Home-based Program and managed the Community Autism Program.  She also provided training and supervision for full-time staff, undergraduates, and graduate-level trainees. 


Through her faculty position at Emory University's School of Medicine, Dr. Delfs also served as the lead investigator on several research grants related to autism treatment and family involvement.  She has several presentations and scientific publications and has served on the editorial board of two peer-reviewed journals, Research in Developmental Disabilities and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior.  


Dr. Delfs is passionate about finding the right fit for her clients to give them every advantage in order to reach their goals. When not in the clinic, she enjoys eating out, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and two children. 

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Brittany Bartlett, RBT, Senior Therapist

Brittany is excited to be a part of the Village Autism Center team! Brittany graduated from Samford University with a degree in Family Studies. She has 9 years of experience working with the autism population both clinically and in research. Brittany enjoys spending weekends outdoors with her husband and daughter.  At Village, she works directly with clients and assists with office management.  

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Cassy Gayman, MS, BCBA, Assistant Clinical Director

 

Cassy has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2000. She has worked with children with autism and other related disabilities in home, school, and center based programs with a primary focus on skill acquisition utilizing a Verbal Behavior approach. She completed her Master’s degree in Psychology, with a specialty in Applied Behavior Analysis, from Florida State University in 2007 and earned her BCBA that same year. Cassy gained significant clinical experience through employment at The Mariposa School for Children with Autism in Cary, NC as well as Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta, GA. 

In addition to her role at Village, Cassy is also employed as a contracting clinician with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where she plays an active role in autism surveillance for the CDC and is a clinician on the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED). Her research interests are focused on risk factors for autism, methods to improve mand training, specifically variability of mands, as well as strategies to improve appropriate social skills for children with autism. In her free time, Cassy enjoys travelling, distance running, yoga, and hiking with her dogs and husband. 

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Stacy Cleveland, MS, Senior BCBA

Stacy  is passionate about providing high quality verbal behavior services to children with autism. She received her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in developmental disabilities from Auburn University. She has been a board certified behavior analyst since 2010.  She has worked primarily with young and school aged children with autism, but also has experience with adolescences and adults with other developmental disabilities. She grew her clinical skills as at the Marcus Autism Center in both the School Consultation department as well at the Language and Learning Clinic from 2012-2017.  Most recently she served as the Assistant Clinical Director of a home and school based ABA company.  Stacy enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and beagle.  

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Kelly Figiel, MA, BCBA

 Kelly has a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University and a master’s degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis. Kelly began her interest in ABA during her undergrad years when she was an intern at the Marcus Autism Center. She became a BCBA in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and going on hikes with her two dogs.  

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Elvia Rangel, MS, BCBA

Elvia has a bachelor's degree in Communicative Disorders from California State University - Long Beach and a master's degree from Georgia State University's Applied Behavior Analysis program. Elvia has been a licensed Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (in CA) since 2011 and became a BCBA in 2019.  When she's not working, Elvia loves to hike and karaoke with her family and friends. 

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Taylor Thompson, BS, BCaBA

Taylor completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at Georgia State University in 2014.  She is currently working on her masters degree in Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling at GSU.  Taylor has worked with children with autism for the last several years both in a clinic setting and in her clients' homes.  Taylor loves to read, creative writing, and watching TV.   

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Zelda Fleming, RBT

Zelda completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Georgia State University in 2016. She is currently a master’s student in the Educational Psychology program at Georgia State University, where she is taking the ABA course sequence. During her free time Zelda likes to go to the movies, write, and practice music.   

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Becky Tan, RBT

Becky has a bachelor’s degree from California State University - Fullerton in Child and Adolescent Development with a concentration in special education. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree through Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis. Becky began her interest in ABA after her undergrad years when she was a Feeding Technician at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics Multidisciplinary Feeding Program. In her spare time, she enjoys running, spending quality time with friends, and traveling with her husband.  

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Jade Bartley, RBT

Jade attended Tuskegee University for undergrad and is currently enrolled in the Applied Behavior Analysis program at Georgia State University.  Jade has provided early intervention to young children with autism since 2017 and is a Registered Behavior Technician.  She is excited to join the Village team!

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Cameron Makeever, Therapist

Cameron is the newest member of the Village team!

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This could be you!

 We currently have openings for practicum students and behavioral therapists looking to gain experience providing ABA therapy in a supportive, engaging atmosphere. Contact us at info@villageautism.com for more information about opportunities.     


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In Memorium: Sean McCarthy April 10, 1992 - June 19, 2019

Sean was a passionate therapist and student who thrived on learning new things and affecting change in the lives of children and their families.  He will be greatly missed.