Clinicians and
Therapeutic Staff

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Karin Torsiello, MS, BCBA

President

Karin Torsiello is a proud graduate of Florida Tech’s Applied Behavior Analysis program and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, child welfare advocate and entrepreneur.

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Paula Antonelli, MS, BCBA

Vice President

Paula Antonelli is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is the Vice President of Behavior Basics Incorporated, a behavioral sciences consulting firm based in Florida.

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Kristy McCabe, RBT

Operations Manager

Kristy joined the Behavior Basics team first as a Registered Behavior Technician and grew into her current position as Operations Manager. Kristy has a BA in Hospitality and Tourism and her professional background spans from multiple owned businesses to management and consulting positions with private commercial companies.

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Angelique Walsh, MA, BCBA

Regional Director, Treasure Coast Florida

What seems like many moons ago today, I was lucky enough to find my passion at Florida State University.

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Aliyah Longhurst, MA, BCBA, LMFT

Regional Director, Palm Beach Florida

Brevard Region

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Maggie Terry, BCBA

Clinical Director ABA Services

Brevard Region

Maggie Terry is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from University of North Florida and Master’s Degree in Exceptional Student Education with an emphasis on Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of West Florida.

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Anastasia “Stacy” Kolias, MS, BCBA

Lead Analyst, Director of Professional Development and Compliance

Palm Beach Region

Stacy Kolias is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has been a part of the Behavior Basics team since 2008.

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Stacey Howell, MA, BCBA

Lead Analyst

Brevard Region

Stacey has over fifteen-years-experience working with people diagnosed with various developmental disorders and mental health diagnosis. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Denison University and her Master of Arts degree at Western Michigan University.

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Samantha Hickey, MA, BCBA

Lead Analyst

Palm Beach Region

Samantha Hickey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education from the University of Southern Indiana and her Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism from Ball State University.

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Adriana Rodriguez, BCBA

Lead Analyst

Treasure Coast Region

Adriana Rodriguez was born in Cuba and moved to the US at the age of 12. She earned her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science from Rollins College. Adriana has worked in the field of applied behavior analysis first as a Behavior Assistant (BA) in 2014, then as a Board Certified assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) in 2016, and finally as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2018.

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Pamela Hamm, BCBA

Lead Analyst

Brevard Region

Pamela received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Central Florida in 2011. She became interested in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as she worked with students with Autism and other exceptionalities in her own classroom alongside their therapists.

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Rebecca Fire, BCBA

Brevard Region

Becca Fire is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and joined Behavior Basics in 2018. She graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and received a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology.

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Kacie McGarry, BCBA

Lead Analyst

Brevard Region

Kacie McGarry is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst for Behavior Basics, Inc. She obtained her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Tech in 2019. Kacie is continuing her education at Florida Tech and is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis.

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Karen Shipper, MA, RBT

Program Supervisor

Karen Shipper has worked with Behavior Basics Inc. since 2011. Our goals are to provide professional parent instruction and delivery of the Secrets of Modern Family program.

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Mike Hart, BA

Behavior Coach and Behavior Technician

Michael has been a Behavior Coach with Behavior Basics Inc. since August 2011. Michael began his career with Refocusing the Modern Family because of his strong desire to work with families in need and serve the community in which he was raised.

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Melanie Banack, BS, RBT

Behavior Coach and Behavior Technician

Melanie Banack has been a Behavior Coach for Behavior Basics Inc. since 2015. Melanie obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development with a minor in Psychology from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC.

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Bonnie Richardson, BS

Behavior Coach

Bonnie Richardson started as a Behavior Coach for Behavior Basics Inc. July 2018. Bonnie obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in Clarion, PA.

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Dee Vanduser, MS

Behavior Coach

Dee Vanduser started as a behavior coach with Behavior Basics Inc. in February of 2020. Dee holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy and a minor in Psychology, her bachelor’s degree is in Behavioral Science and Ethics from Mid America Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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Haley Stevens, BS

Behavior Coach

Haley Stevens started as a Behavior Coach with Behavior Basics in March of 2020. Haley earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Auburn University in 2015.

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Julia Mathes, BA

Finance

Ms. Mathes joined the Behavior Basics team in 2009 as the business manager. She has been a tremendous asset to the team and works diligently to support both companies.

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Jennifer McLaughlin

Administrative Support Specialist

Jennifer McLaughlin joined Behavior Basics, Incorporated in 2019. She earned her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of San Francisco and her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the HR Certification Institute.

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Jennifer Willenbrock, RBT,

Student Analyst

Treasure Coast Region

Jennifer received her Master of Science degree in ABA in December 2019. Jennifer has enjoyed a long career working with children and families. During her career she has worked in child protection with DCF, she has been a behavior technician in a girls group home in New Jersey, and a targeted case manager for almost 4 years.

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Candi Ingleton, RBT,

Student Analyst

Treasure Coast Region

Candi joined Behavior Basics Incorporated in 2019. She grew up in New Jersey but has resided in Florida for over 20 years. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Florida International University and a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology from Capella University.

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All team members are:

  • Level 2 and screened for criminal background
  • Screened on the national sex offender registry

The series is great. I am looking forward to future offerings to help me become a stronger parent and role model. Thanks!!

Christine
Married mother of four Witchita
KS

Trainings required for all staff:

CPR/First Aid

Blood-borne Pathogens

HIV/AIDS

Core Competencies

Zero Tolerance

HIPAA