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Ekaterina (Katya) Sidor, MA
Deputy Director


Native of of Eastern Siberia, Russia, Katya has always been passionate about education and human development. Before joining ICDL, Katya worked in the field of International Education, developing international programs, providing student advisement, and placing students in international internships. Her work at San Francisco State University involved working with K-16 administrators to create a pipeline to the San Francisco State Chinese Flagship Program, which is one of 27 Language Flagship programs in higher education nationally designed to change the way Americans learn languages.

 Katya holds a degree in Applied Linguistics from Irkutsk State Linguistic University (ISLU) as well as a Master’s degree in Intercultural Service, Leadership and Management from SIT Graduate Institute.  As a part of her studies at ISLU, she studied at the Northeast Normal University, Chang Chun, China.  Her degree from SIT Graduate Institute focused on international education, social justice and non-profit management.

 Katya joined ICDL in 2012 as the Academic Coordinator for the ICDL Graduate School.  In this role, she coordinated many aspects of the PhD in Infant Mental Health program, bringing together and supporting students of various backgrounds from around the world.  Katya was a part of the team that successfully transitioned the ICDL Graduate School to Fielding Graduate School in 2014.

 In 2014, Katya became the Executive Assistant to the ICDL CEO, Jeffrey Guenzel.  Over the next four years, she utilized her expertise in higher education, international project management, and non-profit management to help the ICDL DIRFloortime® Training Program grow by nearly 300%.  During this time, the training program established a coordinated network of international training providers that greatly expanded the reach of the program, including offering courses in over ten different languages.  

 In her current role as Deputy Director for ICDL, Katya is able to connect her passion for education and human development as she leads the organization into the future.  She is committed to helping ICDL reach its vision of a world where individual differences are embraced and everyone achieves their fullest potential.

Kathleen Platzman, PhD

Clinical Director
Gil Tippy, PsyD

Director of Advocacy
Daria Brown, MA

Parent Advocate and Developer of AffectAutism
Jackie Bartell, M.Ed.

Director of Development
Amanda Binns, M.A. SLP-CCC, Reg. CASLPO

Director of Quality