Integrated Team of Autism Care Experts

At Soar, all the specialties involved in evidence-based autism care are under one roof, working together for each child.


Our clinicians, including speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, behavioral therapists, diagnosticians, and others, collaborate daily to plan and deliver coordinated care plans for each child that we work with.

Children and families benefit from Soar’s integrated team of experts working closely to support every aspect of their care.

Soar’s integrated and comprehensive approach to autism therapy, as well as our commitment to building a partnership with families based on trust, sets Soar apart from other autism care providers.

Our commitment is to provide the highest quality therapy for children and support and partnership for their families.

Meet Our Team

Ian Goldstein, MD

Co-Founder and CEO

Jennifer Goldstein

Co-Founder and CPO

Amanda Ariza, BCBA

VP of Clinical Operations, Arizona Clinical President

Paige Wilson, PhD, LP, ABPdN

Licensed Psychologist - Head of Psychological Services

Will Martin, MEd, BCBA

Head of Care Model Design

Michaela Harris, MA, BCBA

Colorado Clinical President

Kate Brough, MS, OTR/L

Director of OT Services

Katarina Alcazar, MA, BCBA

Director of Quality Assurance

Laurie Allegra, MA, BCBA

Director of Curriculum Development

Emily Pierce, MS, CCC-SLP

SLP and AAC Specialist

Obioma Morton, OTD, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Allison Grant

Manager of Admissions and Center Growth

Macy Bronson

Scheduling Manager

Clinical Advisory Board

Autism experts and educators who help to guide and inform Soar’s therapeutic approach.


Gregory Hanley, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LABA

Dr. Hanley has been applying the principles of learning to improve socially important behaviors of children and adults with and without disabilities for 30 years. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters primarily focused on the assessment, treatment, and prevention of problem behavior and sleep problems, teaching strategies for developing life skills, and empirically-derived values for practitioners. Dr. Hanley currently advises doctoral candidates as a Research Professor at WNEU, serves as an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and leads FTF Behavioral, the international training and consulting group based in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Laurie Vismara

Laurie A. Vismara, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Dr. Laurie A. Vismara is a BCBA-D by training & leading expert in ESDM, with 20 years contributing to the model’s science and program development. She co-authored An Early Start for Your Child with Autism, a book covering practical strategies and tips to help families use the ESDM at home, and Coaching Parents of Young Children with Autism, a book for early childhood professionals on family-centered coaching and communication skills with resources included for direct use with families.

Lisa Wallace

Lisa Wallace, M.S. CCC-SLP

Lisa Wallace is a certified ESDM trainer and leading speech-language pathologist at the TRIAD (Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is the director of the Tadpole clinic which provides ABA intervention to very young children diagnosed with autism. In addition she has overseen the implementation of ABA early intervention as part of two RCTs evaluating treatment style and intensity.

See How Our Integrated Team Works Together

Meet the members of Soar’s multi-disciplinary autism care team and learn how we all work together to optimize the care for each child.

Soar’s integrated team reduces the burden on families to coordinate different aspects of their child’s care.

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