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Alisa Slatin Rohdie, MA, LBA, BCBA

I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and one of the co-founders of The Waverly Group. Early in my career, I was fortunate to be trained as a behavior analyst from some of the leading experts in the field. I took that experience and combined it with my undergraduate degree and training as a Speech-Language therapist and my graduate degree in Counseling Psychology to create an eclectic, yet informed, approach to working with children. Today at Waverly, I direct all ABA and Behavior therapy, provide school consultation and evaluations, and work with parents to understand and manage challenging behaviors and complex learning issues in children. I work with both typically developing children and special needs children. Waverly Group is my dream come true. I work with smart, passionate, talented people everyday to help improve the lives of children. How lucky I feel.

fun fact

My favorite sound in the world is hearing a child belly laugh. So, it’s a big focus of all my therapy sessions!

in my spare time

I fully take advantage of any opportunity to travel.  It gives me perspective on every aspect of life and fills my soul.


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Christina DeChello, MA, BCBA

I am the Program Coordinator for all ABA services at Waverly Group. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from The University of Alabama and my Master of Arts in School Psychology from Fairfield University. Throughout my studies in Alabama, I worked with children with Autism and various developmental delays at the Child Development Research Center and the Rise School. I have previously worked as a private ABA instructor, providing one-on-one early intervention therapy, acting as a shadow for children in school and camp settings, providing parent training, and consulting to teachers and other educators. I completed my board certification coursework for Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. I feel very lucky to be able to say that I love what I do. I get an indescribable satisfaction from seeing children succeed, and I take pride in providing support to the parents and professionals with whom I work.  Roll tide!

fun fact

I am a triplet and one of four children.

in my spare time

In my spare time I enjoy doing karaoke, attending musicals, concerts and sporting events and taking naps.


Phillip Corbi, MS, BCBA

For the past 11 years I have helped children with special needs in schools, homes, and community settings. Early on, as a behavior therapist in training, I was exposed to autism and the wonderful teaching tools associated with Applied Behavior Analysis. Meeting so many young children and being an integral part of their developmental progress was not only rewarding, but inspired me to become the person I am today. During my career I have provided intensive ABA therapy, worked with classroom teachers to make their teaching environment more conducive to learners with special needs. I have helped parents with bedtime routines, and there have even been times when I gave teenagers the tools they needed to interact with their peers. From toileting to tipping at a restaurant, I am always looking for ways to support individuals by sharing my unique behavioral knowledge and experiences.

fun fact

I'm a very talented finger-drummer

in my spare time

In my spare time I like to create my own musical compositions, watch documentaries, play competitive sports, and embrace nature.


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Andrea DelGaudio, MA, LMSW

I am a Master Social Worker, licensed in New York and Connecticut. Following my undergraduate studies in psychology, I worked as an ABA therapist and program coordinator. I continued my graduate studies at New York University’s Silver School of Social Work. As a psychotherapist, I’ve worked with clients in their homes, elementary schools, outpatient treatment clinics, and other community settings. My behavior-specialized clinical approach gives me a unique perspective when finding the best-fit treatment for each client. I have been passionate about this work for as long as I can remember and am dedicated to making a lasting impact with all of my clients at The Waverly Group.

Fun Fact

I live in Manhattan!

In my spare time

I love to take dance classes, read great books, eat delicious food, and spend time with my family and friends! 


Joyce Li, MA, LBA, BCBA

I began my career in applied behavior analysis working with the youngest population, from birth to age 3. I was inspired and heartened by the progress these young learners made in social, play, communication, and school readiness from receiving early intervention. For the past 6 years, I have worked as an ABA therapist providing early intervention and direct instruction to young toddlers, preschoolers, and school aged children with autism and other learning disabilities. I received my master's degree in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University and my board certification in Behavior Analysis in 2017. I currently continue to provide direct service to children in homes, schools, and clinical settings and consult with families and teachers to develop skill acquisition programs and behavior intervention plans. I love working with children and seeing the difference ABA therapy can make in their lives and in their families' lives!

fun fact

I taught my cat to take walks on a leash (with the family dog) around the neighborhood.

in my spare time

I like making fondue at home, getting away on the weekends, going to the beach, kayaking, skiing, and spending time with my cats.


Jill Sherman, MA

Over the last 18 years I have worked with children with special needs and their families in several different capacities. Following my time at the University of Michigan, I moved to Tahoe, California where I worked with the adaptive ski school, special education classrooms, and outdoor education programs. While in California I began working as a behavioral therapist and I knew immediately that I had found my career. I moved back to the East Coast to pursue a master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University. I currently design and implement individual and group academic programs and behavioral interventions, consult to schools, and provide parent training and support.

fun fact

My entire house is decorated with art posters from live music that I've been to.

in my spare time

In my spare time, I love going to live music, travelling and cuddling with my dog. Enjoying the outdoors has always been a part of my life as well. I love to ski, rock climb, hike or anything that allows me to experience fresh air and quiet.


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Jessica Vitale, MA

I have a degree in Psychology from High Point University and a master’s degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from the Universidad de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain. I have spent the last few years working with children in many capacities including tutoring in English and Spanish, and teaching at elementary schools and preschools in Barcelona and Madrid, Spain.

I am bilingual in English and Spanish and I am a published translator for a book of fairytales for kids written by a Spanish psychologist.

Fun Fact

in my spare time

I enjoy perfecting my guacamole recipe and searching for the best tacos.

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Nola

I was originally trained through the Good Dog Foundation. I am Waverly’s official mascot and our most valuable reinforcer. I am known for my wonderful intuition with children. I can always sense the child who wants to have fun or others who just need a little reassurance from me.

Fun Fact

I can give High-5’s.

In my spare time

I love to go on long hikes and play Hide and Seek with my family.