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 masters 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 the last 12 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 currently serves 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, and spending time at home with her husband and two children. 

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Brittany Bartlett, RBT, Senior Therapist

Brittany is excited to join 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 2-year-old daughter.  At Village, she works directly with clients and assists with practice management.  

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Kelly Figiel, RBT, Behavioral Therapist

Kelly has a bachelor’s degree from Kennesaw State University in Integrative Studies with concentrations in education and psychology. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree through 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. 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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Garet Edwards, PhD, BCBA, Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr. Edwards is a board certified behavior analyst and postdoctoral psychology fellow at the Village Autism Center. He has worked with children with autism and related disabilities since 2010, and is committed to providing evidenced-based interventions to children and their families that matches their needs and lifestyle. Dr. Edwards received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Louisiana State University and his masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical and Counseling Psychology at the University of South Alabama. He completed a pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Marcus Autism Center and Emory University School of Medicine, where he received specialized training within the Language and Learning Clinic, Pediatric Feeding Disorders Program, and Severe Behavior Program. Outside of work, Dr. Edwards enjoys traveling, eating out, and spending time with his wife and two dogs. 

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Elvia Rangel, MS, RBT, Behavioral Therapist

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

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Taylor Thompson, BCaBA, Behavioral Therapist

Taylor completed her bachelors 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 few years both in a setting clinic and in her clients' homes.  Taylor loves to read, creative writing, and watching TV.  

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Sean McCarthy, RBT, Behavioral Therapist

Sean graduated with a bachelors degree in psychology from Penn State in 2014.  He has worked with children with autism for the past 4 years, through which he discovered his interest in Applied Behavior Analysis. He is currently enrolled in the Educational Psychology Masters program at Georgia State, where he takes behavior analytic course work.  In his free time, Sean enjoys spending time with friends, making music, and exploring new places. 

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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.