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 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 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 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-D, 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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Zelda Fleming, RBT, Behavioral Therapist

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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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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Aasit Kheperu, RBT, Behavioral Therapist

Aasit graduated from Wayne State University in Michigan where she received her Bachelors, Masters, & Specialist degrees in Special Education. Aasit has been a Special Education teacher working inside autism classrooms for many years and is currently enrolled in Florida Institute of Technology's ABA program. She loves spending time traveling with her husband, children, grandchild and dogs. 

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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.