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Bloom Behavioral Solutions
997 Atlantic Blvd Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
(904) 647-1849

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Genevieve Covington, M.A., BCBA Co-Founder of Bloom Behavioral Solutions Genevieve Covington, M.A., BCBA Co-Founder of Bloom Behavioral Solutions & Co-Director of Atlantic Beach Location Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Genevieve is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and co-owner of Bloom Behavioral Solutions, Inc. She has a Master’s of Arts degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Additionally, she is currently studying to sit for the ACBIS certification to be recognized and credentialed as a brain injury specialist. Genevieve’s past experience includes a wide variety of therapeutic ABA services. This experience includes supervision of multiple and diverse pediatric ABA programs, direct behavioral therapy, parent training, in-service workshops, consultation, and crisis management. She has extensive training in verbal behavior and teaching different methods of functional communication to individuals with neurological disorders. She has vast experience in providing behavioral therapy and consultation in a variety of settings; including homes, schools, community environments, and clinical sites. She co-founded Bloom Behavioral Solutions to provide individuals and their caregivers exceptional patient/client care while implementing compassionate and effective therapeutic ABA treatment. She believes the most rewarding aspect of her career includes helping individuals with developmental delays or neurological injuries acquire or re-establish effective communication skills. She lives in Atlantic Beach with her husband, her boy/girl twins and boxer Lucie.

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Rebekah Wotton, M.Ed., BCBA Co-Founder of Bloom Behavioral Solutions Rebekah Wotton, M.Ed., BCBA Co-Founder of Bloom Behavioral Solutions & Co-Director of Atlantic Beach Location Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Rebekah is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and co-owner of Bloom Behavioral Solutions, Inc. She holds a Master’s degree in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction. In addition, Rebekah is a certified Professional Crisis Management Instructor and qualified co-trainer. She has extensive experience working with a wide variety of patients and clients, from individual learners to consultation with organizations and other professionals. She has worked in clinical settings on verbal behavior, social skills acquisition, and functional communication, and she has worked with a variety of adolescents in the foster care system with intensive behavioral needs. Rebekah has served as a behavioral consultant to several private schools, pediatric psychologists, and foster care organizations. She specializes in early learner language acquisition programs, parent and caregiver training, and augmentative and alternative communication. Rebekah co-founded Bloom Behavioral Solutions because she has a passion for helping families and caretakers see measurable changes in children’s functioning and behavior. She lives with her family in south Jax Beach.

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Jennifer Karst Administrative Department Office/Business Manager 904.647.1849

Jennifer was born and raised in the Jacksonville area. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in business management and minor in psychology from the University of North Florida in 2003. Before joining Bloom, she spent almost 12 years in the corporate finance world. Jennifer currently lives in Atlantic Beach with her daughter, Lily. They enjoy riding bikes to the park and spending time with friends and family.

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Ciara Williams, M.Ed., BCBA Clinical Director of Southside Location Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Ciara is from Syracuse, New York and received her bachelor’s degree in speech-language disabilities at SUNY Cortland. She moved to Jacksonville two years ago and has been working as a speech clinician in a local school district. Ciara received her Master of Education from the University of North Florida with a concentration in applied behavior analysis. Ciara enjoys running, going to the beach, and taking her dog to the park.

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Lauren Billingsley, M.A., CCC-SLP Assistant Clinical Director & Speech Language Pathologist 904.647.1849

Lauren was born and raised in Jacksonville and is glad to be back in her home state after two years away. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders in 2015 and her master’s in speech language pathology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2017. During her studies, she developed a passion for working with children and adults to help them meet their communication goals. Lauren has worked in a variety of pediatric school and clinic settings. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Tess Linton, M.Ed., RBT Director of Petit Sprouts & Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Tess was born and raised in Hobe Sound, FL before moving to Fort Myers to earn her bachelor’s degree in psychology. After earning her bachelor’s degree she moved to Jacksonville to attend the University of North Florida and earned her master’s degree in education, with a concentration in school counseling. Tess worked with middle and high school aged students for four years as a school counselor in Jacksonville, FL. She quickly became involved and invested in ABA when her stepson was diagnosed with autism. In her free time, Tess enjoys taking her two dogs to the dog parks, traveling to visit family and friends, and painting.

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Staff Tess Branning, B.A., RBT Assistant Director of Petit Sprouts & Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Tess was born and raised in the Jacksonville beaches area. She received her bachelors degree in child developmental psychology from University of North Florida. Tess has worked in the field of ABA since the summer of 2014. Tess enjoys spending time at the beach, playing with her three dogs, and cooking for her friends and family.

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Erica Egnor, M.Ed., BCBA ABA Department Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Erica’s dream has always been to work with special needs clients, particularly children. Upon completion of her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2012, she began Interning in Jacksonville, Florida at a private school for children with Autism. This experience prompted her to purse her Master of Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of North Florida. While working on her M.Ed., Erica was employed as a Behavior Therapist and completed the master’s program in 2013. She then went on to obtain her hours and pass the Board exam in 2015.

Once board certified, Erica was responsible for developing verbal behavior programs along with behavior intervention plans. She was promoted first to Supervising Analyst and then to Clinical Director for a private school for kids with special needs. During her five-year stint as Clinical Director, Erica trained and managed staff, employing the techniques of her idol Dr. Vincent Carbone. In 2018 at the request of her company, Erica relocated to Utah for six months to assist in the opening of a clinic.

Erica is motivated by the progress her clients make and by the positive effect she sees on families as a whole. Erica’s motto is “let’s work ourselves out of a job,” wanting to see such significant progress that her clients are independent and no longer need to rely on Applied Behavior Analysis.

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Charley Singletary, M.A., BCBA ABA Department Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Charley moved with her husband and daughter to Jacksonville from Wilmington, NC recently.  She graduated from Ball State University with a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in autism.  She has worked in homes, schools, residential treatment settings and clinics with all ages.  Working in an elementary school drove her passion for the ABA field.  She enjoys playing outside with her family and reading with her 2-year-old daughter.

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Robert Kozak, B.A., BCaBA ABA Department Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Robert got his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida and currently attends Florida Tech.

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Guadalupe Baltierra, A.S., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Guadalupe was born in Corpus Christi, Texas but has resided in Florida for the last 20 years. He initially began studying health care administration at the University of North Florida, but wasn’t happy so he began volunteering for a program designed to give parents of children with special needs the opportunity to have a night out for very little cost. This is when he realized his passion for helping families improve their daily struggles with raising children with exceptionalities. In 2016, Guadalupe began working as a paraprofessional and quickly worked his way up to earning his RBT certification the following year. After becoming an RBT, Guadalupe worked with a vast number of students improving their skills in verbal behavior, toilet training, self-help, daily living, and vocational skills. When he’s not working, Guadalupe enjoy spending time with his wife and daughter, working on classic cars, and collecting vintage video games.

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Camille Fone, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Camille was born and raised in Miami, Florida, before moving to Tallahassee to purse a psychology degree from Florida State University. She has been in the field of ABA since 2016 and just recently moved to Jacksonville to continue her education and one day become a BCBA! Camille is constantly learning not only from her coursework but from the kids themselves. She loves to see the progress and the impact on the children’s lives she works with. Camille loves to do outdoor things like hiking, kayaking, and the beach but also just relaxing at home. She hopes to make Jacksonville and Bloom her home indefinitely.

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Cassie Larson, B.S., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Cassie moved from Wisconsin to Florida in July with her dog, Dewey. She moved to pursue her master’s degree in ABA at the University of North Florida. She currently holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology and at-risk youth and previously taught high school special education for two years. She loves helping people become the best versions of themselves and showing them what they are capable of. Cassie is a personal trainer as well as a group fitness instructor. She enjoys working out, spending time at the beach, and eating  ice cream. She is looking forward to gaining more experience in the ABA field and excited for what life has in store for her!

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Paige Malucci, M.A., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Paige was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a registered behavior technician and has worked in the field of applied behavior analysis since 2016. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Florida. She also obtained a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University. She is currently studying for the board certification exam to become a BCBA. Paige has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings such as schools, clinics, hospitals and foster care. Paige has a passion for helping children with special needs to develop independent daily living skills, social skills, communication, and decreasing maladaptive behaviors. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, shopping, and playing with her mini-goldendoodle.

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Amani Marar, B.S., B.A., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Amani is originally from New York, but grew up in Jacksonville, Florida.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in
Child Development from the University of North Florida. After interning at
Bloom in her junior year of her undergraduate studies, she knew that
helping children with special needs overcome their challenges through ABA
was her life’s calling. Her passion for ABA inspired her to pursue research
in the field and gain more experience providing treatment through her
internships in pediatrics. Since graduating with her bachelor degrees in
the spring, Amani will begin her master’s degree in ABA in the fall. She
currently continues to participate in clinical research related to
behavioral health. In her spare time, Amani enjoys staying active, going to
the beach, and spending time with her family.

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Natalie McHale, A.S., COTA Occupational Therapy Department Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant-Licensed 904.647.1849

Natalie McHale is a Jacksonville Beach Native, who graduated from Keiser University with an Associate of Science in occupational therapy. After passing her NBCOT in September of 2016, Natalie always knew that working in pediatrics was her calling. In her down time, Natalie enjoys being outdoors, cooking, and spending time with her loved ones.

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Amanda Meshaw, B.S., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Amanda is a Jacksonville native, raised in the beaches area. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of North Florida. Before joining Bloom, Amanda worked for many years in the corporate world. Amanda believes she has truly found her passion working in the field of ABA, specifically working with children with special needs. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active, going on adventures with her husband and two sons, cooking, and chasing her dog.

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LaShawn Stubbs, B.S. Administrative Department Front Office Administrator 904.647.1849

LaShawn Stubbs was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. She attended Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She has two beautiful daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys creating and designing, mostly anything, and works in her home-based business fulfilling orders. She also loves to travel!

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Kory Graybeal RD, LD/N, MSH Nutritional Department for Feeding Therapy Registered Dietitian 904.647.1849 x 117

Kory earned her Masters Degree in science and health with specialization in nutrition and dietetics from the University of North Florida. Kory has a total of 10 years experience working as a Registered Dietitian. She first worked in an outpatient clinic where she worked with all ages from infants to the elderly. She currently works at a local hospital where she devotes her time to nutrition support and educating patients, staff and the community. Since Kory has started working for Bloom Behavioral Solutions, Inc., she has found passion in the challenge of offering ways to improve nutrition in children and families. Kory lives at the beach and enjoys all the beach has to offer. In addition, she loves to spend time with her family, exercise, run and cook. Kory is on a mission to improve the health and wellness of all ages one bite at a time.

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Mylee Gamboa, MOT, OTR/L Occupational Therapy Department Occupational Therapist, Registered, Licensed 904.647.1849

Mylee is originally from New Jersey but grew up in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. Mylee obtained her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Puerto Rico, Recinto de Mayagüez in 2014. She always had a calling to work with children; she moved to Jacksonville, FL, in 2014 to pursue her dream of becoming a Pediatric Occupational Therapist. In August 2018, she received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. After obtaining her NBCOT certification in December 2018, Mylee has been working with multiple pediatric outpatient clinics. Her professional education includes courses such as Effective Autism Interventions for OT and Handwriting Without Tears® K-5 Handwriting Workshop. Mylee aspires to offer a happy learning environment where children are having fun and improving their skills at the same time. She is also driven to help Spanish-speaking families obtain independence with their child’s daily activities. During her spare time, Mylee enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking, and traveling.

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lucie Lucie Belle Therapy Dog Therapy K9 Registration No: GL563449

Meet our Therapy Dog Lucie! Lucie is a very sweet 3 y/o female boxer. She comes to the clinic daily to work and loves her job! She helps patients feel calm and often acts as a reinforcer for our children. She specializes in giving hugs and dog kisses. She especially enjoys long walks with our patients on the golf course. Lucie also keeps the staff company, often stopping by treatment rooms and offices for treats or a quick game of fetch. When she’s not working, she enjoys long naps and chasing squirrels. Most importantly, she helps bring comfort to everyone at Bloom, big or small!

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