Stephanie has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2010 and was a BCaBA for 6 years prior to obtaining her BCBA certification. Stephanie obtained a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Florida, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the College of Charleston. Stephanie joined Behavior Builders in February of 2014.
Prior to Behavior Builders, Stephanie was the Behavior Analyst at a local children's clinic. She spent 7 years working as a home and community-based consultant and has extensive experience conducting language and behavior assessments, developing language and behavior intervention plans, and in training parents and educators on ABA interventions. Stephanie has taught social skills groups for individuals with Autism and related disorders in classroom and community settings. She has consulted to parents from all over the world with children with Down syndrome regarding behavior consultation and ongoing support.
Previously, Stephanie was employed as an Employment Specialist, assisting adults with disabilities in finding jobs, as well as with job training. Stephanie was an instructor at a local school for children with Autism, where she was trained in Verbal Behavior / ABA therapy. Stephanie is passionate about her work and is very excited to be a member of the Behavior Builder team!
Bridget is a Behavior Analyst for Behavior Builders and has been a BCBA since 2007. Bridget received her graduate degree from Auburn University where she worked in a variety of settings including preschool early intervention services, consultation with area schools, and parent training classes for the Alabama Department of Human Resources.
Previously, Bridget worked at a large ABA organization in the Jacksonville area as the Assistant Director of Home-Based Services and Consulting. In this role, Bridget worked in homes, schools, and adult day programs providing skill acquisition and behavior reduction services to children, adolescents, and adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Prior to this role, she worked as a Behavior Analyst in a residential program specializing in ABA services for severe problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, property destruction, elopement, self-injury etc.). Bridget was in charge of behavioral programming and staff training for two group homes.
Bridget has presented at state and national professional conferences on topics such as Autism and assessment of severe behavior problems. Her research on problem behaviors won two awards at the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) conference.
Sam earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida in 1992. Upon graduation, he began working at a forensics facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities who were charged with crimes but deemed incompetent to serve trial. While working at this facility, he became a Florida Certified Behavior Analyst (FL-CBA). In 1995, he began teaching special needs students at a school in Central Florida.
In 2005, Sam earned his Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, FL. He was employed as a Behavior Analyst with a large residential program in Northeast Florida in 2006 and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2007. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Clinical Director and was directly responsible for and oversaw the behavioral programming for 48 individuals living in residential facilities.
Sam has presented at the annual conferences for the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, The Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy, and the Association of Behavior Analysis International. He recently authored an article outlining the reduction of a needle phobia in an adult with intellectual disabilities.
MS, CCC-SLP/L, BCBA, LBA
MS, CCC-SLP/L, BCBA, LBA
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Working as a home and community-based consultant, Amy conducts assessments and treatment plans for children with communication difficulties and problem behaviors in Northeast Florida.
Amy graduated from Eastern Connecticut State University with Bachelor’s degrees in Psychology as well as Early Childhood Education. She completed her Master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Florida. Amy has been a certified teacher since 1999 and has taught in both special education and general education classrooms, teaching preschool through second grade. Amy has been certified as a BCBA since 2009 and was a BCaBA the preceding 3 years. Amy's background brings a unique blend of educational and science-based ABA training to provide the highest quality of services to each client Behavior Builders serves.
Amy has presented research at the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis, has published in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and provided numerous workshops to parents, teachers, classrooms, administrators, and churches across Northeast Florida.
Bill has been a BCBA since 2001 and has been using ABA and working with people with Autism, developmental disabilities, and/or problem behaviors for over 21 years. Bill earned his Bachelor's degree from Clark University in Massachusetts and his Master's degree from the University of the Pacific in Calfornia.
In his role as Clinical Director, Bill is responsible for ensuring that Behavior Builders provides the highest level of integrity for our services, including assessments, treatment plans, staff-individual interactions, clinical programming, and parent training. Bill's areas of interest are the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior (e.g., aggression, property destruction, elopement, self-injury, etc.) and early, intensive language interventions.
Prior to joining Behavior Builders, Bill was Vice President of Behavioral Services for a large ABA organization in the Jacksonville area, working at this location for 13 years. In this role, Bill was responsible for all aspects of behavioral services for 70 individuals and 130 staff. He created and supervised the consultation team of home-based and school consultation for children with Autism, other developmental disabilities, and / or problem behaviors; the residential ABA program for children and adults with severe problem behaviors was rated #1 in the state of Florida under Bill's tenure.
Previously, Bill was an educational and/or behavioral consultant to families and schools in four states: California, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida. Bill has published ten articles in ABA peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Education and Treatment of Children and Behavioral Interventions. He has presented over 30 posters, papers, symposia and workshops at various professional conferences. He has conducted numerous staff trainings and workshops for parents, professional organizations, schools and local support groups.
Shayna is a Registered Behavior Technician for Behavior Builders. She has been working with children and adults with Autism and other developmental disabilities since 2009. She has experience using skill acquisition techniques, verbal behavior, and problem behavior reduction techniques. Shayna has worked in a variety of settings, which include residential, schools and clinics. Her education includes a Bachelor's degree from Clark Atlanta University and Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of North Florida. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.
Assistant Behavior Analyst
Samantha has been a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) since 2014 and providing ABA therapy since 2011. Prior to joining Behavior Builders, Samantha was the Director at a center for children with Autism in Central Florida. This is where she conducted assessments and implemented programs on acquisition skills, daily living skills, social skills, and problem behaviors. She also managed, trained, and supervised a team of Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).
Samantha has experience providing ABA services working in home, community, clinical, and school settings. She also has experience with parent training, where she analyses any reported problem behaviors and will model behavior-analytic procedures for the parents. Over the past 7 years, she has worked with children between the ages of 2 years old to 18 years ago. Her current interests are teaching daily living skills such as toilet training, eating, dressing, chores around the house, and much more.
Samantha has obtained a Master’s Degree in Corporate and Organizational Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, NJ). After graduating and landing her first job, she found her passion in Applied Behavior Analysis and completed the required classes at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Samantha is passionate about her work and strives to make a difference in the lives of others. Samantha is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education for Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University to become a BCBA.
Carissa is a Registered Behavior Technician with Behavior Builders. Her passion for working with children with special needs started at a young age when her mom took her to volunteer at a therapeutic horseback riding facility in South Florida at age twelve. She strives to make learning fun and to enhance the lives of the children and families she works with.
Carissa has received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a Child Psychology concentration and received her Master’s in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of North Florida. After completing her supervision hours, Carissa plans to take the exam to become a BCBA.
Becca joined Behavior Builders in 2015 as the Office and Billing Assistant. Prior to working at Behavior Builders, she worked at various agencies in several positions including receptionist, billing and scheduling coordinator, job coach, respite care provider, and camp counselor. All of these positions enabled her to work with children and young adults with disabilities. Out of all of her experiences, Becca enjoyed the billing aspect most of all and she considers it extremely fulfilling and a necessary part of ABA therapy. Becca is also the mother of two young boys and enjoys spending time with her family in her time off.
LeiLani is a Registered Behavior Technician with Behavior Builders. She developed her passion for working with children in the early 1990’s by volunteering with children with developmental disabilities. It has been her pleasure to teach children of all ages for the past twenty years. Prior to working at Behavior Builders, she served as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher in the private school setting. This employment afforded her the opportunity to teach and tutor children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. LeiLani’s passion is to help children use their curiosity and endless supply of energy to accomplish academic and physical goals. In LeiLani’s time off, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and motivating friends to walk for health and fitness.
Sara is currently a Registered Behavior Technician with Behavior Builders. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Her passion and dedication for promoting learning and healthy lifestyles was apparent at a young age. Growing up playing three sports taught her the importance of being part of a team and the community.
Prior to working with Behavior Builders, Sara worked as a paraprofessional as well as a substitute teacher across Northeast Florida. Her experience includes working with children and young adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, as well as with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In her free time, she enjoys going to sporting events with her family and as well coaching various sports.
Rhashina is a Registered Behavior Technician with Behavior Builders. Prior to working at Behavior Builders, she worked for a group home for children with developmental disabilities and intensive behavior problems for 12 years. She was responsible for using ABA to provide educational, rehabilitative, and behavior services to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. While working in the residential program, she held positions as a Home-Based ABA Therapist, Assistant Program Coordinator, and a Behavior Assistant. Rhashina graduated from UNF with a Bachelor's degree in Health Science and a minor in Health Education. In the summer of 2017, she will complete graduate school at Ball State University, majoring in Applied Behavior Analysis with a concentration in Autism and will sit for the BCBA examination thereafter.