The Patterns Team

One of the most rewarding aspects of our field is finding the right staffing fit for our clients. At Patterns, our staff has been strategically developed with our clients in mind. We firmly believe that our team can inspire and support behavior change through evidence-based teaching methods. In addition to their expertise, the members of our Patterns team are personable, engaging, and interested in doing all that they can to meet the needs of our clients.

 

Ihab Shahawi - M.A., MBA

President & CEO

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Ihab our new President, has been a student and practitioner in the field of ASD since 1983, he has a BA & MA in Psychology and an MBA from UCLA. Having studied and worked with the likes of Dr. Ivar Lovaas and Dr. Gary LaVigna, luminaries and pioneers in the ABA field. In 1996 he founded The SAILS Group, an organization specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents with Autism and other intellectual and developmental disorders who are behaviorally challenging. He enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

 

Vivian ELShahawi

Chief Operating Officer

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Vivian received her BS in Biology from the University of Virginia and since has worked at helping those in need, first as a candy striper hospital volunteer while in college and then as a counselor to addicted street children in her hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia. Since 2002 has been the Chief Operating Officer of The SAILS Group, an organization focused on services to children and adults on the Autism Spectrum. We welcome Vivian now to Patterns as our COO. Vivian enjoys time traveling, spending time with her husband, children, and 2 grandchildren.


Clinical leadership


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AMBER RAEMER - M.S., BCBA

Clinical Director - Brea, CA

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ALLISON CLIFFORD - M.S., BCBA

Clinical Manager - Denver, CO

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KATY HERMAN -  M.A., BCBA

Clinical Manager - Denver, CO

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MICHELLE VENTIMIGLIA - M.S., BCBA

Clinical Manager - Tampa, Florida

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ANGELA NAP - M.A., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director - Bonner Springs, KS

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Katherine N. Spiteri - M.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Manager - Okemos, MI

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NATALIE JACOME - BCBA, LPA

Clinical Manager - Raleigh, NC

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AMBER TAYLOR - M.S., BCBA, COBA

Clinical Manager - Cleveland, OH

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Kristi Julian - M.Ed., BCBA

Clinical Manager - Pennsylvania

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SARAH GOLDING - BCBA, LBA

Clinical Manager - Lynnwood, WA

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