Casey Krueger, PhD
Dr. Krueger, our lead psychologist, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University and her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in neuropsychology at the University of California, San Francisco Memory & Aging Center. She provides neurodevelopmental, psychological, and neuropsychological evaluations for diagnostic and treatment planning purposes. Services are provided to infants and children with developmental and behavioral difficulties. Research interests include alterations in executive functioning and neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with metabolic disorders.
Mark Beidelman, PsyD
Dr. Beidelman got his PsyD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco. His current clinical duties are split between the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Program at Stanford Children's Health and the Pediatric Neuropsychology Department at Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco. Dr. Beidelman also participates in neurodevelopment research, acting as a supervising neuropsychologist at the Stanford Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Lab.
Barbara Bentley, PsyD MS
Dr. Bentley provides assessment and consultation for children with developmental and/or behavioral concerns. She provides clinical services for the Developmental Consultation, Autism and Social Communication, High Risk Infant Follow Up, Children’s Hearing Center Cochlear Implant Program, and the Santa Cruz County FIRST 5 Foster Care Programs. She also has training as a medical educator.
Maria Elena DeAnda, PhD
Dr. DeAnda is bilingual in Spanish. She conducts developmental assesments of young children and also provides parent education about Autism Spectrum Disorders in Spanish.
Sangeeta Dey, PsyD
Dr. Dey is a pediatric neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation and diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders including learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum conditions. Her assessments are informed by research and study of neuroscience and child development. Dr. Dey’s clinical and research interests include neurodevelopmental sequalae in children with complex genetic and metabolic conditions, phenotypes of Autism, attachment and development in adopted children, ADHD and executive functioning, and gifted children and their learning. Her current collaborative research work focuses on the use of Artificial Intelligence to assist in developmental diagnoses in children. Dr. Dey is trilingual in Hindi and Bengali.
Jessica Patel, PsyD
Jessica grew up in Quincy, IL and completed her undergraduate training at University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. After graduation, she moved to Chicago and completed her graduate training at Loyola University in Chicago where she completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology and a masters of jurisprudence in child law. Her research focused on the foster care system and the interactions of psychology and the law. She spent her predoctoral year at the University of South Florida. After graduation, she taught at Loyola University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Pediatric Consultation Center in the Chicago area where she specialized in developmental evaluations of children. She has spent the past 8 years developing a transdisciplinary assessment team.
Heather Taylor, PhD
Dr. Taylor completed her undergraduate degree at U.C. Berkeley and her doctoral degree at UCLA. She interned in the Child and Adolescent Psychology Track at Bellevue/NYU Child Study Center and completed her training as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Child Psychology at Stanford University, where she worked in the Anxiety and Behavioral Disorders Clinic and the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Clinical areas of interest include adoption, attention and behavioral disorders, autism, and a variety of anxiety disorders, such as OCD, selective mutism, separation anxiety, and specific phobia.
Advanced Practice Nurses & Clinical Coordinators
Anne DeBattista, PhD, MSN
Anne DeBattista is a pediatric nurse practitioner. She received both her Masters of Science degree and doctoral degree at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). Anne has two national board certifications through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, in Pediatrics and in Mental-Behavioral Health. Anne is on the Executive Board of the Society of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and has had leadership roles in the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP). Anne has a longstanding history of community leadership with San Mateo County First 5 (Preemie Project and Watch Me Grow Medical–Community Collaborations) and Santa Cruz County First 5 Neurodevelopmental Foster Care program.
Catherine Straut Cable, MSN, C-PNP, C-PMHS
Catherine Cable studied at Brown University for her undergraduate education, received her BSN from Columbia University and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from UCSF School of Nursing.
Cheryl Goldfarb-Greenwood, RNC, MN, CNS
Cheryl Goldfarb-Greenwood is a Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinicial Coordinator for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. Ms. Goldfarb-Greenwood is involved in community outreach, advocacy, parent and professional education.
Sandy Lombardi-Lytle, RN, CCM, IBCLC, PHN
Sandy has spent her entire nursing career with a focus on the NICU population and their families. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelors in Science Nursing Degree and a Public Health Nurse certification. Her nursing career started in the Intensive Care Nursery, and she has since become an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and a Certified Case Manager (CCM). In 2014 she joined Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics as the High Risk Infant Follow Up Program Coordinator. In keeping with her commitment to the NICU population and their families, Sandy now has the opportunity to strengthen the bridge from inpatient to outpatient care, providing important follow-up and support.
Chris O’Halloran, LCSW, MPH, PhD
Chris' career has focused on helping families lead healthy lives and thrive. She graduated form UC Berkeley with a doctorate in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health and master's in: Social Welfare, Pubilc Health, and Science. As a licensed clinical social worker, she works with parents of children with complex ADHD, learning differences, and anxiety. She coordinates services for children with special needs and children in foster care. She proides individual and group counseling for parents/guardians who want to manage their children's behavior and emotions in a positive and constructive way. Chris incorporates cognitive behavior therapy, positive parenting strategies, and Tiny Habits methodology to help parents raise resilient, confident, and happy children. She has worked for Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics for the past 20 years (as a social worker, coordinator, Triple P facilitator, and counselor).
Cyril May Rueca, MSN, RN
Cyril May Rueca obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Public Health Certification from University of San Francisco. She also obtained a Master of Science in Nursing with a concentration in Clinical Nurse Education from Jacksonville University. She started her nursing career as a Pediatric Staff Nurse in Kaiser Santa Clara. In 2018, Cyril joined Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics as a Nurse Coordinator.
Chloe Asilo, RN, BSN, CPN
Chloe is a certified pediatric nurse with over 7 years of experience. She obtained her bachelor's deegree in nursing at the University of California, Irvine in 2014 and began her nursing career in the RN Residency Program at Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) on the Neuroscience Unit. After a rewarding six years in Southern California, she decided it was time to move back to the Bay Area, where she was born and raised. Chloe spent the last two years working at Kaiser Oakland Medical Center on the Pediatric Unit. She then decided to pursue her passion for caring for this unique and vulnerable population, and is now the newest nurse coordinator.
Alina Wong, RN, MSN, CCRN
Alina Wong holds a bachelor's degree of science in nursing from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Nursing and a master's degree of science in health policy from the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing. For nine years, she worked as a pediatric intensive care unit nurse and pediatric pain and palliative care nurse. Alina is passionate about taking care of infants, children, and adolescents with various condditions and backgrounds and is a strong advocate or family-centered care based in diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is now one of the newest nurse coordinators for DBP.
Nancy Sugajski, MSN, RN, PHN
Nancy Sugajski, RN, MSN, PHN earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, her Master of Science in Nursing and Public Health Nurse certification from the University of San Francisco. Nancy works in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics as the Project Coordinator of the Stanford arm of First 5 San Mateo County Watch Me Grow Program. This arm provides access to developmental and behavioral pediatrics at pediatric primary care sites in San Mateo County and fosters professional collaboration to address complex medical and/or social barriers to health. As the parent of a child with special needs, Nancy has found her niche in nursing which has allowed her the ability to use her experience to help other families through challenging situations.