Tony Russo MA, BCBA
Recognizing the lack of continuing support options available to adolescents, young adults, and adults living with developmental disabilities and/or cognitive disorders, Tony founded LifeSpeed to make Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services more accessible to this underserved population.
Prior to college, Tony honorably served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps; eventually attaining the rank of Sergeant in the elite 2nd Reconnaissance Battalion. Tony earned a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Tony oversees every aspect of the support LifeSpeed offers, ensuring that the highest degree of care is provided to each of our clients. In his free time, Tony is active in his commitment to encourage the ethical treatment of all animals, and is avid proponent of physical fitness.
Courtney approaches her work with an encouraging, tireless attitude, and she is committed to always prioritizing the relationship LifeSpeed shares with our clients over the programming goals we are trying to achieve. Courtney is a very dedicated practitioner, and she truly goes above and beyond to maximize positive outcomes for her clients and their families. In her spare time, Courtney enjoys working out, cooking for friends and family, and meditating.
Client Services Coordinator
Always an advocate for her clients, Kim has an extensive background in navigating State-funded services for people diagnosed with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Some of the professional roles Kim has held include direct support, case management, department management, grant writing, waiver funding acquisition and the coordination of public benefits and entitlements.
When she isn’t working, Kim enjoys reading, going to concerts, and trying new craft beers after a hard workout.
Amanda Bird MA, BCBA
Amanda has an extensive background supporting individuals of all ages and ability levels. A strong advocate for person-centered programming, Amanda recognizes the importance of balancing team collaboration while prioritizing client autonomy. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys live music, spending time with her family & friends, and decorating for her favorite holiday, Halloween.
Sidhant Sehgal MS, BCBA
Director of Adult Programming
Prior to graduating from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Sid attained a Doctor of Medicine degree in Homoeopathic Medicine, with a focus on chronic diseases and lifestyle disorders.
A passionate proponent of individualized care and lifelong scholar, Sid oversees all aspects of programming for the adult clients at LifeSpeed. Sid strives to provide a holistic approach to care grounded in the principles of ABA that empowers people to meet their full potential, irrespective of perceived limitations. In his free time, Sid loves to play cricket, and he has participated in several school, university and local cricket championship leagues.
Amy Wolfe MS, BCBA
Outside of work, Amy enjoys drumming, as well as skate boarding, and she is determined to do so while visiting all 50 states.
Jessica Engelking MS, BCBA
Jess’s primary areas of professional expertise include caregiver collaboration and developing programs focused on teaching clients of all ability levels more appropriate ways to communicate. During her free time, Jess enjoys staying active, watching thriller movies, and spending as much time as possible with her family.