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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.

Darian Azar, M.Ed., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Darian earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in child psychology from the University of North Florida. During her undergraduate studies she served as a research assistant, and completed a practicum that focused on therapeutic intervention for children who had been exposed to domestic violence. Following graduation, Darian gained experience working as a registered behavior technician providing behavior analytic services in clinic, school, and community settings. She is currently a graduate student in the Master of Education in special education with a concentration in applied behavior analysis program at the University of North Florida.

Donique Bolar, M.S., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Donique received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University in 2009 and completed his master’s degree in psychology with concentration applied behavioral analysis from Kaplan University in 2012. Donique relocated to Florida to complete his certification after spending time traveling through South America and South Asia. He enjoys exercise, building models robots, and fishing.

Tess Branning, B.A., RBT Assistant Director of Petit Sprouts Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849 x 105

Tess received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a focus in child development and a minor in sociology at the University of North Florida. She gained knowledge and experience initially at Bloom helping out with the Super Sprouts Summer Camp. Tess lives in Jacksonville Beach and enjoys riding her bike, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

Kristen Bullard, B.A., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849 x 106

Kristen received her Associate of Arts in early childhood education from Florida State College of Jacksonville and her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of North Florida. Kristen hails from Neptune Beach and currently resides in Jacksonville Beach. When she’s not going to school full-time and working at Bloom, she enjoys the ocean and spending time with friends.

Ciara Burke, M.Ed., BCBA Program Lead - Super Sprouts Social Group 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, Tennessee with her husband, son, and daughter.

Blake Forrest, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician 904.647.1849

Blake is originally from Poquoson, Virginia but loved growing up in Saint Johns, Florida. In May of 2017, she graduated from Piedmont College in North East Georgia where she majored in psychology and minored in English and criminal justice. Blake is now pursuing a master’s in clinical mental health counseling at the University of North Florida. Upon graduating, she intends to specialize in child and adolescent therapy. Blake’s passion for children’s mental health is rooted in her bond with two little brothers and has been a long standing motivation for her goals. Now settling in to life in Jacksonville, Blake enjoys live music, painting, and writing short stories.

Lindsey Ives, B.S., BCaBA ABA Department Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Lindsey is from the Philadelphia area and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at West Virginia University with minors in sociology and disabilities services. While there, she worked at an early intervention autism clinic providing ABA services for children aged 2-7. She also worked as a research assistant in the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) lab improving the quality of parent-child relationships for families with young children with emotional and behavioral disorders. Lindsey currently lives in Jacksonville Beach and enjoys practicing yoga, running and going to the beach.

Sara Newton, M.S., BCBA ABA Department Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Originally from a small town in Massachusetts, Sara has a Bachelor of Science in communication disorders from Worcester State University and a master’s in behavior analysis from Simmons College in Boston, MA. Before joining the Bloom team, Sara worked in-home providing ABA services to clients in the Boston area. She has over seven years of experience working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities in the home, school, and clinic settings. Sara recently moved to Jacksonville and is looking forward to a meaningful career here with Bloom and a winter with no snow!

Tara Carter-Oliver Administrative Department Receptionist 904.647.1849

Tara Carter-Oliver is a wife and a mother to 4 beautiful children, which 2 of them were adopted out of foster care. Tara also has 2 adorable grandchildren. Tara took an interested in becoming a foster care parent after working for Children Home Society as a group home leader for 8 years. Tara is from St. Petersburg Florida and moved to Jacksonville in 2005. Tara worked for Duval County school board for 4 years as an (ESE) paraprofessional. In 2012 Tara attended Concorde Institute where she received her certification in patient care tech. Tara has always had a passion for helping people in any way she can. Tara enjoys cooking, cleaning, and spending time with her family.

Sheylah Trotter, M.S., BCBA, LMHC ABA Department Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Sheylah earned her Bachelor’s of Science in psychology from the University of Florida. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a master’s degree in mental health counseling and completed her coursework in applied behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). Prior to working at Bloom, Sheylah worked at The Scott Center for Autism Treatment in the pediatric diagnostic and Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) clinics. She has experience administering testing and working with individuals 18 months to 25 years in age with varying disorders including autism, anxiety, and other behavioral disorders.

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.

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.

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.

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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