Vickie Burtrum

Clinic Manager

Vickie has been working with CSD since 2016. She previously worked on various Autism research studies conducted by Kaiser Permanente. She coordinated the Study for Early Development (SEED) and the Environmental Exposures and Autism Study at the San Jose Autism Spectrum Disorder Center.

H. Nicole Hess

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

H. Nicole Hess is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience with psychological assessment of children and adults. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now Palo Alto University). Her education and clinical experience has been largely focused on psychological evaluations and neuropsychological assessments to address a wide range of referral concerns, and she has a specialty in and passion for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She has served in many roles for individuals with ASD including early interventionist, clinical manager, and diagnostician at various agencies including Kaiser Permanente, Children’s Health Council, and Center for Social Dynamics. During her time at Kaiser Permanente, she achieved research reliability on the ADOS-2 as well as other developmental assessments. She is the co-owner of a well-established assessment practice in Willow Glen.

Lacy Ryburn

Licensed Psychologist

Lacy Ryburn is a native Californian who was born and raised in Danville, California. She studied psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. She went on to get her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Argosy University in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a breadth of experience providing therapeutic services to children and families from diverse backgrounds and with various mental health, behavioral, and developmental challenges including children with autism spectrum disorder.

Dr. Melanie Hsu, PhD.

Dr. Hsu attended the University of Washington for her undergraduate degree in Psychology. After working for a year as a residential treatment counselor and in a genetics lab, she attended the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University to obtain her PhD in Clinical Psychology with emphases in Child & Family and Health Psychology. Dr. Hsu’s passion for working with children and families with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities started during a practicum at Children’s Hospital Oakland at the Children’s Hospital Autism Intervention (CHAI). She completed her postdoctoral residency at the Kaiser Permanente Autism Spectrum Disorder Center in San Jose and worked there for four years in diagnoses, research, supervision, and training. Dr. Hsu currently continues to work part-time at the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research with the Autism Research Project as the clinical lead for ECHO (Early Life Exposures, Child Growth, and Neurodevelopment) study.

Dr. Mona Redja

Dr. Mona Redja is a California licensed clinical psychologist. She specializes in conducting neuro-developmental evaluations with toddlers, children, and young adults. Prior to beginning her career as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Redja obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California where she specialized in child psychology and psychological evaluations. She subsequently completed a post-doctoral residency at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Autism Spectrum Disorder Evaluation Center and the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Redja also holds a Master of Science degree in Molecular Neuroscience from Bristol University in the UK as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from University of California, Irvine.