Our Team


    Contacting ASD Services: To dial an extension at Columbia Regional Program, call 503-916-5570 and enter 1 when prompted. To reach the program secretary for ASD Services, enter 4 when prompted. If you need to reach the administrator for the ASD services, visit administrative contacts.

    Staff Directory

    First Name Last Name Title Department Extension Email
    Katie Byerly Autism Specialist, BCBA Autism Spectrum Disorder 78391 kbyerly@pps.net
    Quinn Ellingsen Speech Language Pathologist Autism Spectrum Disorder 78337 qellingsen@pps.net
    Hillary Flood BCBA Autism Spectrum Disorder 78392 hflood@pps.net
    Marci Hammel ASD Specialist Autism Spectrum Disorder 78307 marcih@pps.net
    Jessica Lyerla ASD Specialist Autism Spectrum Disorder 78339 jlyerla@pps.net
    Laura Mlyn BCBA Autism Spectrum Disorder 78319 lmlyn@pps.net
    Our ASD Specialists carry the credential as a state licensed ASD Specialist, having demonstrated exceptional skills and knowledge in the identification of ASD and in the implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs).
    Our team also includes a board-certified behavior analyst highly experienced in school-based services for students on the spectrum.
    We also have a speech-language pathologist with an extensive background in autism evaluation and service delivery who provides support and training to other SLPs around social communication assessment and interventions for autistic children and youth.