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 Kelly, RBT

Director of Operations

Kristy joined the Behavior Basics team first as a Registered Behavior Technician and grew into her current position as Director of Operations. Kristy grew up in a small town in East Tennessee with a large family.

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Christanna Herren

Controller/HR Director

Christanna Herren leads plays a key role in BBIs financial health and Humans Resources department. Her witty personality and lively spirit make her a great addition to the BBI executive team.

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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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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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Samantha Hickey, MA, BCBA

Clinical Director ABA Services Palm Beach

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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Victoria (Tory) Ryan, MS, BCBA

Director of Training and Development

Brevard Region

Victoria “Tory” Ryan is a Rockstar BCBA in the Brevard Region. Tory grew up in Colchester, CT. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College, majoring in Psychology, and minoring in Theatre. After graduating, Tory began working in residential settings.

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Matt Giuliano, MA, BCBA

Lead Analyst

Brevard Region

Matt Giuliano is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology.

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Kelly Schmader, MA, BCBA

Lead Analyst

Treasure Coast Region

Kelly Schmader studied Psychology with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis at Capella University where she also completed a master's degree. Kelly has 7 years of experience in the Applied Behavior Analysis field working with children ranging from 18 months to 21 years of age.

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Sheylah Trotter, MS, BCBA

Lead Analyst

Brevard Region

Sheylah Trotter is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She obtained her Master of Science from Nova Southeastern University and completed her Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family, working out, and watching football (Go Gators!).

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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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Kelly Entwistle

Lead Analyst Brevard Region

Brevard Region

Kelly Entwistle is a Board Certified Behavior Analysis for Behavior Basics, Inc. Kelly obtained her degree from the University of West Florida. Kelly is born and raised in Florida and could not imagine living anywhere else. During Kelly’s free time, she enjoys going on runs with her dog, playing golf and watching sports, especially football.

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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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Jessica Norwood

Behavior Coach

Jessica Norwood joined Behavior Basics as a Behavior Coach in September 2021. Jessica earned her Master of Science degree in Sociology from Valdosta State College and University in Valdosta, Georgia in 1992.

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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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Suprisha Phillips, MS, RBT

Student Analyst

Treasure Coast Region

Suprisha Phillips graduated from Lynn University in 2012 with her B.S. in Business Management. For seven years she has been an RBT working in a variety of settings, including adult day programs, group homes, residential settings, and clinics.

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Meghan Callahan

Student Analyst

Treasure Coast Region

Meghan has been working as an RBT for over a year and is now enrolled as a graduate student at Simmons University studying the field of applied behavior analysis. Meghan received her bachelor’s degree from Palm Beach State college while playing on the women’s college softball team.

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Carissa Kelly

Student Analyst

Brevard Region

I am a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and Student Analyst, with my master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. I spent my childhood in New York and the last several years in the ABA field in Pittsburgh, PA learning and growing a passion for helping others. I recently moved to Florida to be close to family and joined the Behavior Basics Brevard ABA team in August 2021.

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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