Connections Day School People

Dr. Kristen Mittl Pollina, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Senior Psychologist | Primary Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Giovanna Vitullo, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | SEDOL Diagnostic & IAES Program Coordinator | Primary Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Sol Rappaport, Ph.D., ABPP

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Owner | Auxiliary Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Kathryn Hefferon, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Owner | Auxiliary Clinical Supervisor

Mr. Erik Billings, M.Sc.

Administrator

Ms. Melinda McCabe, B.A.

Office Manager

Mr. Cliff Bosworth, B.S.

Administrative Assistant

Dr. Michael Greenbaum, M.D.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist | Psychiatric Consultant

Mr. John LaVere, R.N.

School Nurse

Mr. Arnold MaGee

Behavior Intervention Specialist

Mr. Donte Fain

Behavior Intervention Specialist

Mr. Detrick Washington

Behavior Intervention Specialist

Ms. Laura Grimes, M.Ed.

Assistant Senior Behavior Intervention Specialist for CDS & CAE | Chosen Stars and Grief & Loss Group Leader | Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor

Mr. John Nelson, M.A.

Senior Behavior Intervention Specialist for CDS, SC, NCA & CAE | Certified Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Instructor

Ms. Melissa Mowder, M.A.

High School Teacher | Lead Teacher

Ms. Danielle Gonzalez, B.A.

High School Teacher

Mr. Anthony Kim, B.A.

High School Teacher

Mr. Kevin Thunholm, B.A.

High School Teacher

Ms. Melissa Goossen, M.A.

High School Diagnostic Program Teacher | Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator

Ms. Melissa Mayer, M.A.

Elementary School Teacher

Ms. Beatrice Desimoni, M.A.

Middle School Teacher

Ms. Jena Kuykendall, B.S.

Elementary & Middle School Diagnostic Program Teacher

Mr. Mike Sutti, M.A.

Physical Education Teacher

Mr. Tom Breilein, B.S.

Life Skills Program Coordinator | Lead Program Assistant | Community Service & Chicago Area Alternative Education League (CAAEL) Coordinator

Ms. Nicole Pilot, Psy.D.

Therapist | Post-Doctoral Fellow

Ms. Kayla Pedraza, B.A.

Program Therapist

Mr. Shane Rondeau, M.A.

Therapist | Doctoral Intern

Ms. MaryPat Henders, M.A.A.T, LCPC

Senior Program Therapist | Personal Management and Grief & Loss Group Leader

Ms. Diana McNelis, M.A., LCPC, CADC

Substance Abuse Specialist | Drug & Alcohol Education | Specialty Substance Abuse Group Leader

Ms. Sam Daab, M.A.A.T., ATR, LCPC

Art Therapist | Art Therapy & Chosen Stars Group Leader

Ms. Lisa Cotey, B.A.

Therapist | Therapy Extern

Ms. Ceara Hershberger, M.A.

Therapist | Therapy Extern

Ms. Jessica Miller, M.A.

Therapist | Advanced Therapy Extern

Ms. Savannah Williams, B.S.

Therapist | Therapy Extern

Ms. Desiree Linderman, M.A.

Therapist | Therapy Extern

Mr. Eric Kristofferson, M.A.T.

Program Assistant

Ms. Harriet Fine, A.A.

Program Assistant

Ms. Christina Milburn, B.A.

Program Assistant

Ms. Heather Musich, B.S.

Program Assistant

Ms. Jennifer Yoder, B.A.

Program Assistant

Ms. Randi Stone, B.A.

Program Assistant

Ms. Stephanie Brehm, B.A.

Program Assistant

Mr. Matt Lytle, B.A.

Program Assistant

Ms. Julie Bridge

Program Assistant

Ms. Flor Marcos, B.A.

Program Assistant

Ms. Amber Whitmer

Program Assistant

Ms . Sarita, M.A.

Program Assistant

Mr. Tyler Lees, B.A.

Program Assistant

Ms. Daysharay Lezine

Program Assistant

Mr. Michael Mathy, B.A.

Program Assistant

Ms. Lynne Laughery, B.S.

Program Assistant

Ms. Heather DeBruin, M.S., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Dr. John Lybolt, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Speech & Language Pathologist

Ms. Rachel Merke, B.S.

Senior Transition Services Specialist for CDS, SC, NCA & CAE

Ms. Deborah Isberner, M.A., M.Edd.

Reading Intervention Specialist

Dr. Paula Sterner, Ph.D.

Math Intervention Specialist

Dr. Christina Bailey, Psy.D

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Psychodiagnostician | Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Heather Digby, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist | Psychodiagnostician | Clinical Supervisor

Ms. Samantha Taylor, B.S.

Psychodiagnostic Extern