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Bloom Behavioral Solutions
9141 Cypress Green Drive – Suite #2 Jacksonville, FL 32256
(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.  Her specialty is in feeding therapy and eating disorders.  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 and her boy/girl twins.

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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, intense problem behaviors, 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 husband and two children in Atlantic Beach.

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Jennifer Vaesa, B.A. 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 and son, Easton. They enjoy riding bikes to the park and spending time with friends and family.

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Ciara Burke, M.Ed., BCBA Clinical Director of Atlantic Beach Location Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Ciara moved to Jacksonville in 2013 from Syracuse, NY. She received her bachelor’s degree in speech-language disabilities at SUNY Cortland and completed her master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in ABA at the University of North Florida. Ciara changed fields from speech pathology to ABA after working in a CSS Pre-K class with students who received ABA services and was able to observe and collaborate with their therapists. She started her career with Bloom as an RBT in 2015. Ciara enjoys planting, going to the beach, and taking her dogs 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. She is assistant clinical director for both Bloom locations.  In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, reading, and spending time with her family.

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Erica Egnor, M.Ed., BCBA Clinical Director of Bay Meadows Location 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 children 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, she relocated to Utah for six months to assist in the opening of a clinic.  Erica is currently the Clinical Director for Bloom’s Baymeadows 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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Tess Linton, M.Ed., BCBA 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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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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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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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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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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Amira Howard, B.A., RBT ABA Department Assistant Director of Petit Sprouts and Registered Behavior Technician (904) 647-1849

Amira was born in Philadelphia, PA. She spent the majority of her life in Sicklerville, NJ and received her Bachelor’s degree in a Psychology from Rowan University. Amira journeyed down to Florida in 2018 and began her career as an RBT. She is now attending Capella University to get her Master’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in ABA. Amira enjoys watching movies, painting, and playing with her dog and cat in her free time.

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Jessi Yow, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Jessi was born and raised here in Jacksonville Florida. Moved to Tampa where she  earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology. The field of ABA found her in a form of an internship her senior year of college. Since then she has fallen in love with her job and has worked in ABA a full year now and counting! Back in Jacksonville she will be applying to grad school to achieve a master’s degree in clinical children and adolescents psychology with a minor in ABA. She loves to escape to the wild hiking, exploring, and sight seeing.

 

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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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Jolene Carlton Front Office Administration Administration Department 904-647-1849

Jolene was born and raised in the Arlington area of Jacksonville. She has 10 years of childcare experience as well as over 20 years of Customer Service. Jolene has always been a lover of all animals, she has three cats- Kricket, Penelope, and Pepper that she enjoys spoiling. Jolene loves creating art, from painting and crafts to digital, and is always up for a new adventure and new experiences.

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Madison Przydzial M.A, BCBA ABA Department Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Madison moved to Florida from Chicago, IL in September 2020. She received her B.S. degree from Purdue University and M.A. degree from Ball State University. Her pets include a dog named Mario and two bunnies named Malcolm & Misty. She is excited to help kids develop individualized skill sets and tools that will allow them to advocate for themselves and live their best quality of life.

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Rosselyn Esser B.S, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Rosselyn was born in Valencia Venezuela and moved to Jacksonville Florida in 2017. She has a bachelor’s degree in Education with a major in ESL and a certification as a Social Worker. During her experience as a Social Worker, she learned about ABA and fell in love of the field immediately and inspired her to become an RBT. She is also attending the University of West Florida pursuing her master degree in Exceptional Children with a concentration in ABA. Rosselyn’s favorite hobby is dancing. She was a dance instructor for 2 years and she also belongs to the Jacksonville Salsa and Bachata team. She enjoys going to the beach and has an active fit life.

 

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Jenna Gay BHA, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Jenna is a UNF graduate pursuing her Masters from UWF in Exceptional Student Education / Applied Behavior Analysis. She was called to the ABA field because a close family member introduced her to the world of Autism. Starting as an intern, Jenna has navigated her way through the field to become a RBT and pursue her BCBA. She is passionate about early intervention and getting kids ready for school. Outside of work, Jenna enjoys the outdoors, music and spending time with her nephews.

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Brittany Lhotka B.S, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Brittany is a Jacksonville native. She became an RBT in 2019. Brittany has experience practicing ABA therapy in both school and clinic settings. She received her Bachelors in Psychology from the University of North Florida in 2017. She is now attending Florida Institute of Technology for her Masters in Behavior Analysis Practice. Brittany is also a medic in the Air Force National Guard. She has been serving in the Air Force since 2017. Brittany loves spending time with her family, trying new foods, and going to the beach with her dog Olive.

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Elise Gates, B.S., COTA, RBT ABA Department COTA; Registered Behavior Technician

Born in Virginia, Elise moved to Jacksonville at a young age. She attended Jacksonville University where she earned her B.S. in humanities with a concentration in education and fine arts. Shortly after, Elise completed additional schooling to become an occupational therapy assistant and began working in different specialities and settings throughout her career, including Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital where she assisted with therapy on the pediatric floor. Elise is involved in many charitable organizations, such as Surfer’s for Autism, and believes everyone should have the opportunity to live a bountiful and full life. Elise enjoys live music, being outdoors, art, and spending time with her animals and loved ones during her free time.

 

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Kendrick Harrison, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Kendrick Harrison is originally from WA but was an army brat who moved around a lot growing up and eventually ended up in FL. After college, he worked as an EMT before moving to Jacksonville and entering the addiction recovery/mental health field. During this time, Kendrick worked with a diverse population and  fostered his passion for helping individuals better themselves and gain more independence. He then transitioned to teaching middle school which is where he first encountered ABA when he had two students with ASD. Kendrick worked with their RBT shadows and quickly realized that was the career path he had been searching for. Kendrick obtained his RBT certificate that summer and began his journey in ABA. In his free time, you can find Kendrick doing yoga, playing soccer, cooking, or gaming and, unfortunately for him, he’s a die-hard Arsenal FC and New York Giants fan.

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Niccole Drager, B.A., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Niccole was born and raised in Florida, but has recently moved back to Jacksonville after spending two years traveling through Texas with her family in their fifth wheel! In 2017, she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a concentration in Child Psychology from the University of North Florida. Although starting a family and living on the road led Niccole to take a brief hiatus from her career path, she is back as a certified RBT, and is ready to grow within the field she loves. Outside of work, Niccole loves spending time with her family, being outdoors, and exercising.

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Allie Robertson, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Allie recently graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in both psychology and family and child sciences as well as a certification in developmental disabilities. She is a Jacksonville native and is excited to be back in her hometown again. She enjoys working with children and has a passion for helping kids grow into the best versions of themselves. She is hoping to further her education in applied behavior analysis with a Master’s degree in the near future. In her free time, Allie enjoys beach days with her friends and spending quality time with her family.

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Darby Harris, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Darby Harris has been working as an RBT for 3 years and fell in love with ABA from the moment she started. She has worked with children and adults aged from 2 to 21. In May of 2020 she graduated from the University of North Florida with her B.A. in Exceptional Student Education. She now attends the University of West Florida for graduate school with plans to become a BCBA in 2022. Darby loves going to the beach and spending time outside enjoying nature as well as painting and doing other forms of art.

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Megan Baker, B.A., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Megan is a Jacksonville native. She is married to her best friend of over 20 years, and they have two sons. She earned her BA in Psychology from UNF, and has put it to use in both the service industry and classroom settings. She continues to work as a preschool teacher. Children are a gift, and she loves helping them learn and grow. Megan loves learning about people, and is excited to explore the field of ABA therapy as an RBT. She loves live music, traveling, and living life with her family.

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Stormie Harwood, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Stormie was born in Texas and grew up in Orange Park before making her way out to the beaches in 2016, where she met her husband. She lives with her husband and three daughters, one of which has special needs. Stormie has always worked with children in a childcare setting since graduating high school in 2012. Then she obtained her Associate degree in 2016 and started to pursue a new career after getting aquatinted with her special needs step daughter. Stormie has always loved seeing and helping make a difference in children’s lives and has always been dedicated to her work. She decided to pursue ABA  to utilize her skills to the best of her ability and is very excited for her journey.

 

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Amari Murel, RBT
lucie Lucie Belle Therapy Dog Therapy K9 Registration No: GL563449

Our beloved therapy dog Lucie brought much joy and comfort to all of our clinics.  She was there with us from day one on opening day of our very first location in the Southside area of Jacksonville.  She mostly retired in 2018 after her family welcomed their twins.  We miss you very much sweet girl!  10/10/2011-4/13/2021

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