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Genevieve Covington, M.A., BCBA Co-Founder of Bloom Behavioral Solutions Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849 x 115

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.

Rebekah Wotton, M.Ed., BCBA Co-Founder of Bloom Behavioral Solutions Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849 x 116

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.

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.

Ciara Williams, M.Ed., BCBA Assistant Clinical Director 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.

Elizabeth Cornfield, M.Ed., BCBA ABA Department Board Certified Behavior Analyst/Marketing Coordinator 904.647.1849 x 108

Elizabeth received a Bachelor of Science in psychology and a minor in education from the University of Florida. She also received a Master of Education in special education with a specialization in high-incidence behaviors from Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. Elizabeth has had many diverse experiences working with children in a variety of settings and enjoys watching them learn and grow. She currently lives in Nashville with her husband, son, and daughter.

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.

Brooks Bernstein, B.A., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Brooks was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. After graduating from Fletcher High in 2012, she went on to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, with a concentration in Child Psychology, and a minor in American Sign Language and Deaf studies at UNF. Through an ABA practicum at Reaching Milestones, Brooks found a passion for ABA therapy. Between working at full time at Bloom and part time at Publix Super Markets, Brooks enjoys spending time with her family and friends, keeping up her fluency in sign language and passion for Deaf culture, church on Sundays, and volunteering.

Katrina Gonzalez, B.A., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Katrina is originally from Pasadena, California and received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire. She began her career in the ABA field due to her older brother who is autistic. Katrina has experience working with multiple age groups and different levels of those with ASD. She has loved every single minute of working with those with special needs and plans to continue this line of work throughout her life. Katrina’s goal is to become a Marriage and Family Therapist and work with the families of those with a special needs children, especially with siblings. She enjoys making music, traveling, and spending time with her loved ones.

Robert Kozak, 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.

Tess Linton, M.Ed., RBT ABA Department 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.

Lauren Billingsley, M.A., CF-SLP Speech Department 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.

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.

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.

BreAnna Strevig, MSW, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

BreAnna is originally from Westminster, Maryland and has been residing in Saint Johns, Florida for two years. In May 2015, she received her Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from George Mason University located in Fairfax, VA. BreAnna brings various experiences to Bloom working with children who have disabilities and special needs. She has two sisters who have a disability in her family. Starting in September 2017, BreAnna began receiving experience working with children who are on the autism spectrum by working as a paraprofessional in a Duval County Public School in a pre-kindergarten and kindergarten Communication & Social Skills (CSS) classroom. She has also worked in the ABA field since February 2019 and is looking forward to grow and blossom with Bloom. In her spare time when BreAnna is not working full-time at Bloom and working part-time at her local recreation center on Saturdays, BreAnna enjoys baking and cooking, relaxing by the pool, watching movies with her family, and hanging out with her friends.

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!

Hae Sin, B.S., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Nulhae Sin has always had an interest in working with children at a very young age. Growing up in Atlanta wanting to be a pediatrician, she had the want, desire, and capability of wanting to work with children in some capacity. The doctor dream quickly ended after hard deliberation with the amount of school needed. On the other hand, growing up as a teacher’s daughter, Nulhae had the opportunity to work with children in another setting–following the footsteps as a teacher. Applying to college in Atlanta, Georgia as an early education major, that quickly changed with the exposure to psychology classes. The psychology courses and knowledge interested the inquisitive nature of learning about human behavior. Currently living in Jacksonville, Florida, she had taught in a suburb, the population of special needs students, and those who qualify, has grown. The gravitation towards the special needs department came naturally after volunteering at a young age in a handicap class at church. Multiple exposures through volunteering and attending summer camp working with special needs students has opened the door to work with them currently. Starting off as a behavioral health assistant in a self-contained classroom to gain knowledge from the bottom up, an opportunity presented itself for a teacher position. Having taught the special needs population and becoming an advocate for them for four years, the knowledge of how behavior therapy could change a student came with the weekly observations of a student in the classroom. After multiple failed suggestions to help the therapist’s client, they were not feasible in the classroom but more successful in a clinic or home setting, which is where the student also sees the therapist. With the application of the teacher’s point of view, the goal is to blend the lines of therapist suggestions and feasible solutions within the school settings to help benefit the student. Overall, the need to work collaboratively with therapists and student education is key for the child’s academic success. Nulhae Sin has taught for three years as a special needs teacher and is currently studying applied behavioral analysis at Arizona State University.

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.

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.

Nicole Richardson, BHS, OTR/L Occupational Therapy Department Occupational Therapist, Registered, Licensed 904.647.1849

Nicole is a graduate of University of Florida Health Science Center with a major in Occupational Therapy. She has over 15 years experience working with children and families in home, school, clinic, and hospital settings…both locally and abroad! Nicole is a native of Florida, mother of five, and a military spouse.

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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