Hina Patel

Hina recently joined BPI as our new parent liaison. She is looking forward to meeting the many wonderful families BPI serves!
Hina was born and raised in northern England, but has called IL her home for the past 15 years! She has a bachelors degree in Tourism and Management and loved meeting new people and helping them plan perfect vacations for that well deserved break.
Hina enjoys spending time with her two dogs Porcia and Paddington, swimming, cycling and any and all crafts! After moving to the US, she was blessed with her son Tristan, who transformed her life through his unique and amazing gifts, encapsulated in the world by the label Autism.
They experienced many trials and small victories in the early years, but 3 years in, she came across ABA with none other than our very own Candice Gizewski, founder and CEO of BPI. It wasn’t long before ABA was transforming Tristan’s life. They saw one major challenge after another broken down and overcome through a multi-disciplinary approach centered around ABA.
There is no silver bullet when it comes to the challenges families like ours face, but there are techniques that are better suited to our children, like ABA. But as each child is so uniquely gifted, exploring how to tailor ABA services to each of our children’s needs is a journey, often with twists, turns, ups and downs, but more importantly, with achievements, progress and joy!
Hina is really looking forward to getting to know you and your families to understand your personal journeys and explore how BPI can tailor the services you receive to unlock the potential of your children. Her role is not a therapist role, but instead is designed to help bridge between the real life experiences you encounter and the technical expertise of BPI. She hopes you will become comfortable in sharing your feedback and needs with her so together we can work towards building a stronger and stronger plan for your child. 
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Clinic Director

Christine Stallone

Christine graduated from Aurora University with a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2019. The last 13 years of her career has been spent working with children. Christine previously was a Self Contained Special Education Teacher and the Director of an Early Childhood Center she transitioned to the role of a Registered Behavior Technician in 2017 with Behavioral Perspective. Christine became a Certified BCBA in August 2019 and is excited to be working with Behavioral Perspective to continue to assist in the growth and development of children with special needs. She is super excited to be part of the Behavioral Perspective team!

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Assistant Clinic Manager

Courtney Norton

Courtney is the Assistant Clinical Manager at BPI Springfield! Courtney has her associate in Arts and is currently working towards her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Courtney loves being creative and fun for the learners. In her free time, Courtney loves to play  Sims 4, paint, and tie-dye clothing!

Clinic Manager

Amanda DeFord

Amanda is the clinic manager at the Springfield Clinic. Amanda has her Bachelor’s in Psychology and Masters’s in Elementary Education. Before working at BPI she was the Lead PreK Teacher and Assistant Director at an Early Learning Center. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to wineries and concerts with her husband, and drinking coffee on her front porch! Seeing the kids grow and develop is such a passion of hers!  Her favorite part about working at BPI is: “getting to work with and learn from amazing, hard-working people who have compassion and the drive it takes to help parents/guardians, children, siblings, and other co-workers to better understand and appreciate every learner that walks through our doors.

RBT Manager

Emily Leibach​

Emily is BPI’s Central IL, RBT Manager! Before starting with BPI Emily was working as Behavior Tech for 6.5 years. Her favorite part of her job is seeing our RBTs and learners grow and succeed. 

In her free time, Emily enjoys being with family and friends, visiting her sister in Florida, and going to CUBS games. One thing on Emily’s bucket list is to travel to New Zealand and ride in a hot air balloon someday!

Clinic Director

Sabina Khan

Sabina is the Clinical Director and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at our Springfield location! Sabina received her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Sabina was born and raised in Darien, IL. She then moved to Springfield in 2018 with her husband who started his residency at Memorial Medical Center. Sabina was working in the field of ABA as a line therapist at another company prior to starting her practicum experience at BPI. Sabina enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling with her husband. Sabina has had the pleasure to be a part of the BPI team since 2017. Sabina is dedicated to improving the lives of those she works with through her commitment to providing an evidence-based scientific approach to behavior services.

Assistant Clinic Manager

David Bandish

David has been working with the special education population for about six years. He went to Lewis University and double majored in Psychology and Criminal Social Justice. After college, he worked multiple positions within the special education field including a 1:1 Instructor, Registered Behavior Technician, Program Manager, and Crisis Interventionist. David currently works at Behavioral Perspective Inc. as the Assistant Clinic Manager. His favorite part about working with children with autism is witnessing them make progress over time as well as breaking down barriers that impede their social and academic abilities.

Clinic Manager

Kaleena White

Kaleena White has worked with children for over a decade. During which time, she worked as a home daycare provider and an assistant teacher in a couple of daycare’s. Kaleena has been with BPI for over two years. Kaleena became a Lead RBT and is now our new Apple Clinical Assistant.

RBT Manager

Jesenia Delatorre

Jesenia is the RBT Manager for our Aurora, IL clinic! Jesenia has her Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in art. She grew up in Cicero, IL. She loves doing anything arts and crafts related and also enjoys doing her makeup. Jesenia loves coming to work and seeing the faces of every single client and watching them grow every single day. It truly makes her heart happy! Jesenia has a dog named Lola! She loves to travel to Mexico and learn about her culture! One thing she would love to do in her lifetime is to adopt a child.