Meet Our Team

Matt Segall, PhD, Program Director

M.SegallMatt Segall, PhD, is the Program Director for the Monarch Education and Transition Services program at the Emory Autism Center, as well as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Segall completed his bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Virginia and his doctoral degree in School Psychology at the University of Georgia. His pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral fellowship were both completed at the Emory Autism Center, while also completing a fellowship at Georgia State University in the Georgia LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) program. Dr. Segall is a licensed psychologist in Georgia with research interests involving understanding educator and professional training in working with individuals with ASD, as well as studying how best to support students with ASD in educational settings. Dr. Segall’s clinical work focuses on school-based consultation, assessment, cognitive-behavior therapy and increasing adult independent living skills. The Monarch Program collaborates extensively with a wide array of agencies, universities, programs, centers and stakeholders with interests in school-age and transition age services for individuals with ASD.

Kelsey Bohlke, MS, CRC, LPC, Counselor

K.BohlkeKelsey Bohlke, MS, CRC, LPC, is a counselor at the Emory Autism Center, having worked at the EAC since July 2015. Ms. Bohlke began her undergraduate studies at Oxford College and completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Emory University. In 2015, she earned her Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Georgia State University and is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Ms. Bohlke works with the Education and Transition Services program at EAC, providing individual counseling to adolescents and young adults with ASD, engaging in transition assessments for individuals with ASD, coordinating a pilot healthcare transition project and assisting with initiatives to support college students with ASD. In addition, she is also an educational coordinator for the EAC’s myLIFE program.

Katie Rogers, Office Assistant

K.RogersKatie Rogers is the Office Assistant for the Monarch Education and Transition Services program at the Emory Autism Center. She has been with the program since 2003. In addition to assisting with the day-to-day administrative activities of the program, Ms. Rogers supports a number of communication related initiatives at EAC including our internal newsletter. One of her proudest accomplishments has been assisting with preparations for the program’s annual summer conference, having also served as a speaker at several conferences in the past. In addition, Ms. Rogers helps coordinate one of our adult social engagement groups in the myLIFE program.  She is a native of Atlanta who is excited to continue working and contributing to the program.

Sally Delgado, Educational Analyst

S.DelgadoSally Delgado, EdD, is an educational consultant at the Emory Autism Center. Dr. Delgado completed her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Dalton State College and her master’s degree in Special Education at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Her doctoral degree in Special Education was completed at Walden University. Dr. Delgado has 10 years of teaching experience in Georgia public schools, in which she provided direct support for students with autism spectrum disorder in inclusive general education settings. In addition to her role as an educational consultant, Dr. Delgado will also be joining the Transition Assessment team at EAC.

Holli Abernathy, MS, APC, Counselor

H.AHolli Abernathy, MS, APC, is a counselor at the Emory Autism Center, having worked at the EAC since March 2019. Ms. Abernathy completed her undergraduate studies at Young Harris College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In 2019, she earned her master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from Brenau University. Ms. Abernathy works with the Education and Transition Services and the Adult Services at the EAC, providing individual counseling and group services to adolescents and young adults diagnosed with ASD and engaging in transition assessments for individuals diagnosed with ASD. In addition, she has developed several ASD specific curricula including a healthcare transition curriculum for transition aged youth and a self-awareness guide for counselors. 

Dayna Holbel, Senior Program Coordinator

D.HDayna Holbel  MEd,  is an educational consultant at the Emory Autism Center.  Ms. Holbel completed her bachelor’s degree in English and History secondary education at the University of Michigan and her master’s degree in Special Education - Transition Specialist at Wayne State University. Ms. Holbel has over twenty years of experience working in the field of education in a variety of settings and roles.  Her main focus has been student-centered transition planning. She has worked closely with students,  teachers, families, and adult providers to create meaningful and successful post-secondary outcomes for individuals with disabilities.   In addition to her role as an educational consultant, Ms. Holbel will also be joining the Transition Assessment team at EAC.