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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 & Feeding Specialist Board Certified Behavior Analyst 904.647.1849

Genevieve is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and co-founder 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 with an emphasis on feeding intervention for those on the Autism Spectrum.  Her specialty is in feeding therapy and eating/feeding disorders.  Genevieve’s past experience includes a wide variety of therapeutic ABA services, and extensive training in feeding interventions.

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 thoroughly enjoys helping individuals with unhealthy eating/feeding behaviors progress toward a healthy varied diet, and appropriate mealtime behaviors.  Being a part of the progress an individual makes to be able to eat the same meals with their families and friends is the most rewarding aspect of her career.  She lives in Atlantic Beach with her husband, their 3 year old boy/girl twins, and Frenchie Phoebe Mae.

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Rebekah Wotton, M.Ed., BCBA Co-Founder of Bloom Behavioral Solutions Rebekah King, M.Ed., BCBA Co-Founder of Bloom Behavioral Solutions & Crisis Management Specialist 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 specializes in the de-escalation and management of crisis behaviors.  She 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 Rob, children Gabe and Dylan, and pups Rajah and May 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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Madison Przydzial M.A, BCBA Clinical Director of Baymeadows Location 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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Lauren Billingsley, M.A., CCC-SLP Assistant Clinical Director (all locations) & 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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Tess Linton, M.Ed., BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst & Director of Petit Sprouts 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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Elizabeth White Administrative Department 9046471849

Elizabeth was raised in Vermont and moved to the beaches in 1999. She enjoys spending time with her two children, cooking, listening to music, and traveling.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Maegan Burns, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Maegan was born in North Carolina, but as a military daughter, she ended up in Orange Park, where her father retired and the family decided to stay. After graduating high school in 2017, she moved to Macon, Georgia where she attended Mercer University. Having a passion for working with marginalized populations, she majored in Global Health Studies and graduated with her B.A. in 2021. After moving back to Jacksonville, her older sister introduced her to the field of ABA. She is looking forward to beginning her career in the field, and is excited for what her future at Bloom looks like. In her free time, she likes to try new foods, discover new hobbies, listen to music, and hang out with her cat, Frankie, and her friends.

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Alyssa Lowe, M.S., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Alyssa was born and raised in Mt. Zion Illinois. She graduated with her Bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in kinesiology from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the summer of 2019. During her undergrad she was a volunteer track coach for the girls and boys junior high. She was also a staff member of The Strong Survivors Exercise and Nutrition Program for Cancer Survivors. She went on to compete her Masters degree in Exercise and Sport Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in the summer of 2021. During her masters she gave a public speech to the SIU dental school on the effects of sedentary behavior. She was also a volunteer coach for a non-profit Girls on The Run. She was 1 of 7 graduate students serving as a mental performance coach with the STL Gallagher team. She was also 1 of 20 in the nation to receive an Abstract Award from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. She developed a passion for child development and teaching them tools that has a positive impact on their lives and their families. She plans to continue her education to become a BCBA.

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Cristen Wheat, B.S., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician
Jacki Hiett, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician
Emily Perez, M.A., RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Emily is originally from Miami Beach, Florida and recently moved to Jacksonville.  She joined the field while being an undergrad student and has been in love with ABA ever since. She received her MA in ABA with a focus on ASD from Ball State University in 2021. Emily enjoys spending time with family on the weekends or hanging out at the beach after a long day.

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Ciara Lehane, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Ciara Lehane is originally from Yonkers, NY but found her home in Jacksonville, FL. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from State University of New York at New Paltz. Ciara loves singing, outdoor activities, and learning from her clients. When she’s not at Bloom Ciara can be found exploring local beaches or jogging through Murray Hill. Othewise, she is relaxing with her partner and their 6 pets: Ru & Indy (dogs), Banjo (duck), Nino (bunny), Blizzard (leopard gecko), and Nic Jr. (bearded dragon).

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Julia Moriarity, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavior Technician

Julia grew up in small town eastern Iowa where she met and married her husband. When he joined the Navy, they moved to Jacksonville with their two dogs (Lexie and Kiara). She is currently working on obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, where she wishes to move forward with her education. Julia is passionate about helping others which led her to working in the ABA field. In her free time, she loves binging the newest shows and reading while spending time with her family.

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Sophie Gibbons, RBT ABA Department Registered Behavioral Technician

Sophie is a Florida native who moved to Jacksonville to obtain her undergraduate degree in Child Psychology at the University of North Florida. Sophie had a goal of working with marginalized groups, with a personal interest in ASD. She discovered ABA shortly after moving here in 2018, and accepted an internship to receive formal training and mentorship to become an RBT. She quickly became passionate about her work and is now pursuing a graduate degree in the field. Sophie is also passionate about volunteering overseas, art, and dog training. In her free time she likes to hike with her dog, Kila, and go rock climbing.

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Marissa Diego Registered Behavior Technician

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May King Therapy Dog Therapy K9 Registration No:913407528

Miss May “Maymay” King  was born on July 7, 2021. She is a Lilac Mantle Great Dane and has been with Bloom since her adoption in September 2021. She is currently six months old, and enjoys interacting with the children, long walks on the beach (seriously), stealing her doggie brother’s food, and clicker training with hot dog bits. She loves physical contact and is happiest nuzzling someone. May brings much joy to our Atlantic Beach clinic. She can be found meeting and playing with children or sleeping under her mom Rebekah’s legs in the office.

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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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