Meet the BBI Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Karin Dayton

Chief Executive Officer

Karin Dayton 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

Chief Strategy Officer

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

Chief Operating Officer

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 Nordbye

Chief Financial Officer

Christanna Nordbye 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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Maggie Terry

Director of ABA Services

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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Angelique Walsh

Clinical Director of ABA Services, Treasure Coast

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

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Shana Fentress

Clinical Director of ABA Services, Brevard County

Shana is originally from Carlisle, PA. She graduated with a Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management from Florida Tech in 2018.

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Valerie Laverty

Clinical Director of ABA Services, Indian River County

Val is originally from Long Island NY. She has a degree in education from birth to 6th grade in special education and general education. Val moved from Long Island to Florida in 2015 to pursue her Master’s degree in ABA and OBM. Val currently has experience in early intervention, school aged children, and early adolescence.

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Victoria LaMonica

Director of Training and Development

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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Karen Shipper

Parent Education 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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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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ABA TEAM

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Matthew Giuliano

Behavior Analyst

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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Nicole Popow

Behavior Analyst

Nicole Popow is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in our Treasure Coast region! She is originally from Chicago and moved to Melbourne, FL to complete her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology.

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Natalya Gutierrez

Behavior Analyst

Natalya Gutierrez is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the Brevard Region ABA team at Behavior Basics. Natalya grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. While working as a lifeguard during her undergraduate studies, she had experience teaching those with special needs how to swim and developed a passion for these individuals.

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Kristen Ryniec

Behavior Analyst

Kristen Ryniec is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with Behavior Basics and is located in the Brevard Region. Kristen grew up in Chicago, IL. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in Speech and Hearing Sciences.

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Michael Ice

BCBA Resident

Michael Ice is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with Behavior Basics and works in the Brevard Region. Michael obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and his Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology.

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Nicole Wittman

BCBA Resident

Nicole Wittman is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst with Behavior Basics and is in the Brevard Region.

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McKensey Langes

Lead RBT

McKensey "Mac" Langes is a Lead Registered Behavior Technician with Behavior Basics and works in the Brevard and Treasure Coast Regions.

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Elizabeth Edelen

Lead RBT

Elizabeth is a Lead Registered Behavior Technician with Behavior Basics in the Brevard Region.

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Caroline Tolentino

Student Analyst

Caroline is a student analyst with Behavior Basics in the Brevard region. Caroline was born in Jacksonville, FL and grew up in Orange Park, FL.

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Hallie Maier

Student Analyst

Hallie Maier is currently working as a Student Analyst at Behavior Basics. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in Biology.

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Tyler Cook

Lead RBT, Student Analyst

Tyler is a Student Analyst at Behavior Basics in the Brevard region and enrolled in the master’s Program for Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology.

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Jennifer Bogus

Lead RBT

Jennifer graduated with my bachelor’s in psychology from Stetson University and is currently pursuing a Masters in Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology.

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Jordan Santoro

Lead RBT, Student Analyst

Jordan Santoro is a Student Analyst majoring in Behavior Analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology. Her passion for this field grew as she worked with adults with cognitive disabilities, as well as the elderly, prior to working at Behavior Basics since early 2021.

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PARENT EDUCATION TEAM

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Melanie Banack

Parent Education Program Behavior Coach

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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Michael Hart

Parent Education Program Behavior Coach

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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Haley Stevens

Parent Education Program 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

Parent Education Program 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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Arianna Madrid

Parent Education Program Behavior Coach

Arianna is a Colorado native and moved to Florida to join the Behavior Basics Parenting Team as a Behavior Coach. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development and Family Relations and an AA in Elementary Education.

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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