Staff Directory

Jennifer Addis, Jacksonville Behavior Assistant

Jennifer Addis, RBT

Behavior Therapist I

Registered Behavior Technician

addis@keystonebehavioral.com

Jennifer is a native of Jacksonville Beach, Fla., and a graduate of Fletcher High School. She is currently pursuing a degree in elementary education, with special interests in behavior analysis and children with special abilities. Jennifer’s past experience includes providing child care for a number of children, implementing behavior plans in the home and community and aiding parents in managing problem behaviors. For Keystone, Jennifer provides classroom support, conducts one-on-one therapy sessions and implements behavior plans across multiple students.

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Carley Alessi

Clinical Assistant

alessi@keystonebehavioral.com

Carley came to Jacksonville from her hometown in Tampa, Fla., to study at the University of North Florida. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree of science in health, with a concentration in exercise science. Since middle school, Carley has had a passion for working with children by babysitting, being a nanny and volunteering for her hometown church’s vacation bible school and kindergarten Sunday school class. In both high school and college, Carley was a member of Best Buddies, which piqued her interest in helping children with physical and intellectual disabilities. Carley heard about Keystone and fell in love with the mission. For Keystone, Carley provides classroom support as a clinical assistant.

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Shannon Arntzen

Scheduling Coordinator

sthompson@keystonebehavioral.com

Shannon is a Jacksonville, Fla., native. She has worked in the healthcare industry for over 10 years. She is currently the scheduling coordinator for all Keystone providers. She strives to maintain impeccable customer service and patient satisfaction.

Darian Azar, RBT, Jacksonville Behavior Therapist I

Darian Azar, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Registered Behavior Technician

azar@keystonebehavioral.com

Darian earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in child psychology from the University of North Florida. While attending school, she enjoyed volunteering to help children with visual impairments. As a research assistant, she participated in a lab that researched self-compassion and overall well-being, specifically studying domestic violence. She facilitated a weekly support group at a local domestic violence shelter where she assisted in therapeutic intervention and a prevention program for children from abusive homes. For Keystone, Darian provides home-, school- and clinic-based behavioral services.

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Valerie Badley, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

Registered Behavior Technician

badley@keystonebehavioral.com

Valerie was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, and holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. Valerie served two years with the Americorps VISTA program working as a program coordinator and after-school educator for at-risk and behaviorally challenged youth in rural Virginia. She began working as a behavioral therapist for children and adolescents with autism in 2010, ago after returning to Columbus. She enjoys continuing both her education and serving children with special needs.

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Jennifer Ballard, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

Registered Behavior Technician

ballard@keystonebehavioral.com

Jennifer received her associate’s degree in early childhood education from Moorpark College in Ventura, Calif. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in child psychology. Jennifer began working in the ABA field in 2009 in home- and community-based programs. A lifelong swimmer, Jennifer developed the special needs swim program for a swim club in southern California. Since moving to Jacksonville, Jennifer has worked as the program coordinator for an ABA-based early childhood development center, in addition to developing curriculum for social skills groups and providing therapeutic services for a pediatric ABA clinic. For Keystone, Jennifer provides individual ABA services and classroom support.

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Michael Beall

Behavior Therapist II

beall@keystonebehavioral.com

Michael is originally from Salisbury, Md., and graduated from Salisbury University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After graduation Michael worked as an in-home therapist in Wilmington, N.C. Prior to joining Keystone, Michael worked as a behavioral therapist at The Jericho School for Autism for three years. For Keystone, Michael provides classroom and day treatment ABA therapy.

Emily Bell

Emily Bell

Behavior Therapist I

ebell@keystonebehavioral.com

Emily received her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a cognitive sciences minor from the University of Central Florida. She attended the University of North Florida where she earned her master’s degree in general psychology. While in school, she was a part of multiple research labs where she studied substance use and health psychology. She also taught undergraduate research courses at UNF and spent time working as a graduate data analyst. Emily is currently working as an evaluator at River Point Behavioral Health and pursuing additional ABA classes in order to become a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA). At Keystone, Emily provides behavioral services and classroom support.

Dawn Berg, BCaBA Program Director - Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Dawn Berg, BCaBA

Program Director – Pediatric Feeding Disorders

Ethics Board Chair

Director, Feeding Clinic

berg@keystonebehavioral.com

Dawn “Donny” received a bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology from the College of St. Joseph in Vermont. She completed certifications in applied behavior analysis through Florida Institute of Technology and is a board certified assistant behavior analyst (BCaBA). Donny also has received her certification in organizational behavior management and child nutrition. Donny’s past work experience includes working at the Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta where she provided services for the pediatric feeding disorders clinic, severe behavior unit and community-based services. Donny is a member of the American Society of Training and Development and the California and Florida associations for behavior analysis. She serves as chair of Keystone’s Ethics Advisory Board.

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Rebecca Bowersox

Director of Admissions, Keystone Child Development Center

rbowersox@keystonebehavioral.com

Before coming to Keystone Child Development Center, Rebecca had served as Accotink Academy By the Sea’s head of school since July 2014 following 14 years at the academy as a lead teacher. As head of school, she put her passionate love of education into action by adding more class choices for young, growing families, such as one- and two-year-old programs, and increasing the academy’s student enrollment to the largest in its 18-year history, a feat she aims to repeat at KCDC. During her time as a teacher she was also the director of preschool ministries at Christ the Redeemer for three years. Originally from Michigan, she attended the Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, where her degree focus was education. Rebecca holds an active Florida Child and Education Director’s Credential.

Ashley Brooks

Ashley Brooks, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Feeding Therapist

Registered Behavior Therapist

abrooks@keystonebehavioral.com

Ashley graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in special education with a concentration in deaf studies. Ashley has over eight years of American Sign Language experience. Ashley received her master’s degree in special education with a concentration in applied behavior analysis. During her graduate career, Ashley worked with kids with developmental disabilities at the Jericho School. For Keystone, Ashley is a clinic and classroom behavior therapist as well as a feeding therapist.

Danielle Brown, Client Care Coordinator

Danielle Brown

Client Care Coordinator

Clinical Assistant

brown@keystonebehavioral.com

Danielle is a North Carolina native. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in human development and counseling from Liberty University. After college, she worked for a foster care and adoption agency as a liaison between the court and families in the system and also spent one-on-one time with the children. Danielle has experience in both the medical and mental health field. Danielle has a dual role as client care coordinator and clinical assistant. Danielle works as a liaison between the families and therapists to ensure that all of the family’s needs are met and provides behavioral support in the classroom.

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Donna Buchholz

VPK 1 Teacher, Keystone Child Development Center

buchholz@keystonebehavioral.com

With a degree in early childhood education from George Mason University, Donna has worked for 29 years in the education field. She moved to Florida from her home state of Virginia 15 years ago. Donna taught students in second and third grade for 15 years in Virginia, has been a reading tutor in St. Johns County schools for nine years and has been a Pre-K/VPK teacher for the past 10 years at Accotink Academy by the Sea. She loves the quote “Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning,” because that’s what she strives for each day in her classroom.

Steve Capista, RBT, Jacksonville Mental Health Technician

Steve Capista, RBT

Senior Mental Health Technician

Registered Behavior Technician

capista@keystonebehavioral.com

Steve grew up in Philadelphia, Penn., and graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After graduation, Steve was employed at Wediko Children’s Services, a residential clinic in New Hampshire. He spent two years working for Wediko, training in behavior modification for children and families facing social, emotional and behavioral challenges. In 2008, he moved to Oakland, Calif., to work as an intervention specialist for the Oakland Unified School District. In Oakland, Steve used the models of transformative justice and non-violent communication to help children and families strengthen relationships between family members and their local school and community. His experience includes experiential education, strengths-based behavior modification, and group and family therapy. For Keystone, Steve provides therapy, tutoring to after-school clients and provides classroom support.

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Karen Carmichael

VPK 2 Teacher, Keystone Child Development Center

carmichael@keystonebehavioral.com

Karen is a Chicago native and has lived in the Jacksonville area since 2000. She taught at Accotink Academy by the Sea, a private school serving 18 months to third grade, since 2009. While at Accotink Academy, she was a lead VPK teacher. Karen has always had a passion for working with children and has four of her own, one of whom has special needs. Prior to teaching, she worked for a medical foundation supporting quality of care studies. She studied at Auburn University with an emphasis in liberal arts and science and the University of Illinois at Chicago in communication design.  She received her associate degree in early childhood education in 2010.

Annalie Celzo, RBT, Jacksonville Behavior Therapist II

Annalie Celzo, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Registered Behavior Technician

celzo@keystonebehavioral.com

Annalie received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Union University in Tennessee.  She began her career as a certified child life specialist in a children’s hospital with neonatal, pediatric intensive care and general pediatrics. She attended Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta and received a master’s degree in professional counseling, specializing in child therapy. While in Atlanta, Annalie provided case management services for children in foster care.  She also worked as a clinician for children with special needs and childhood behavioral disorders by providing behavior therapy and play therapy.  She enjoys serving the local community with various outreach opportunities and overseas medical mission trips to Africa. For Keystone, Annalie provides classroom support and individual ABA therapy.

Jessica Chapman, RBT, BCaBA, Jacksonville Senior Behavior Therapist

Jessica Chapman, RBT, BCaBA

Clinical Specialist I

Field Trainer

Registered Behavior Technician

chapman@keystonebehavioral.com

Jessica graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. While in school, she worked as a volunteer to help children with various special needs. She instantly fell in love with the field and knew behavior therapy was what she was destined to do. She has since gained training and experience in the principles of applied behavior analysis during her years as a one-on-one behavior therapist at the Jacksonville School for Autism as well as a behavior therapist for Behavior Management Consultants, Inc.

Angela Chionchio, RBT, Jacksonville Behavior Therapist II

Angela Chionchio, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

Registered Behavior Technician

chionchio@keystonebehavioral.com

Angela received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University with a minor in child development. Her passion for the field of special needs stems from her own experience growing up with a brother with the dual diagnosis of Down syndrome and autism. Her past professional experiences include working as a behavior therapist with Florida Autism Consultants and Educational Services for which she provided home-based, one-on-one, ABA services. She also enjoyed being a counselor for Angelwood Summer camp as well as doing volunteer work for The Jericho School for Children with Autism and the Down Syndrome Association. For Keystone, Angela provides classroom support, ABA therapy and aftercare services.

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Xzavier Chisholm II, RBT

Behavior Therapist I

Registered Behavior Technician

chisholm@keystonebehavioral.com

Xzavier attended East Carolina University where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business administration. While attending college, Xzavier served as a mentor to local at-risk youth and provided specific learning experiences for people with disabilities who have been isolated from such activities. Xzavier has also traveled to elementary and middle schools all over North Carolina with a volunteer group that provided motivation and uplifting support via exercise. For Keystone, Xzavier assists with behavioral services and provides behavioral support in the classroom.

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Haley Curtis, RBT

Behavior Therapist I

Registered Behavior Technician

curtis@keystonebehavioral.com

Haley was able to graduate from Flagler College in only two years with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. During her undergraduate studies, Haley interned with Keystone Academy, now called Mainspring Academy. That experience increased her interest and knowledge in many areas, particularly in the areas of autism and behavior modification. Haley is pursuing a master’s degree in child and adolescent behavioral health from the University of South Florida through online classes. For Keystone, Haley provides clinic- and school-based behavioral services.

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Kellam Davis, RBT

Behavior Therapist I

kdavis@keystonebehavioral.com

Kellam is originally from St. Petersburg, Fla. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in social work. She began her connection with Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics in an internship. This experience solidified her love for working with children with special needs. Kellam now works as a Behavior Therapist I where she provides school-, clinic-, community-, and home-based ABA therapy.


Matthew Delaney, MSW Field Trainer

Matthew Delaney, MSW, BCBA

Program Director, Applied Behavior Analysis

Clinical Specialist II

Director, Day Treatment Clinic

delaney@keystonebehavioral.com

Matthew Delaney graduated from Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2010. He received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Memphis in 2014. After gaining several years of experience providing behavior analytic services to children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Matthew joined Keystone in June 2014. He serves as the ABA Department field trainer where he provides clinic- and home-based ABA services, school support and parent collaboration and leads a boys social skills group. Matthew is currently completing graduate coursework requirements through Florida Institute of Technology to become a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA).

Hannah Delano

Hannah Delano

Clinical Assistant

delano@keystonebehavioral.com

Hannah graduated from the University of Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. During her undergraduate studies, she worked in several research labs involving children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and was a mentor to at-risk youth in the community. Currently, she is working on her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at the University of North Florida. At Keystone, Hannah provides behavioral services and classroom support as a clinical assistant.

 

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Danielle Denney, RBT

Clinical Assistant

Registered Behavior Technician

denney@keystonebehavioral.com

Danielle Denney graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in child psychology. While attending college, she completed an internship at a local Head Start center located in Callahan, Fla. Danielle works as a clinical assistant, providing behavioral support for Keystone Child Development Center.

Katherine Falwell, Ph.D., BCBA-D Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Child Psychologist

Katherine Falwell, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Chief Executive Officer

Clinical Child Psychologist

Director, Health & Wellness Clinic and Autism & Developmental Clinic

falwell@keystonebehavioral.com

Dr. Falwell is the founder of Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics. She is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst-doctorate (BCBA-D). She is also a licensed clinical psychologist in the Commonwealth of Virginia where she provides consultation to hospitals and school systems. Dr. Falwell completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s degree in clinical/community psychology at the University of North Carolina. She received a doctorate in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University and postgraduate certification in behavior analysis from George Mason University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Dr. Falwell completed her postdoctoral residency at the University of Florida. She became a member of the faculty at University of Florida in the Department of Behavior Analysis in 2006. Her focus shifted to the greater pediatric needs of the north Florida community and the development of Keystone in 2008. Dr. Falwell serves both typically developing and special needs children as a clinician, educator, consultant and researcher. She is a qualified supervisor in the State of Florida for mental health counseling interns. Dr. Falwell is also an adjunct professor at the University of Massachusetts and teaches courses in behavior analysis.

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Dennise Feliciano, RBT

Behavior Therapist I

Registered Behavior Technician

feliciano@keystonebehavioral.com

Dennise graduated from the University of North Florida and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in child psychology and a minor in public health. Growing up, she was very involved with her church teaching in Sunday school and summer camps, which led her to seek a career working with children. During her undergraduate studies, Dennise completed a practicum with Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics. After her practicum, she became more passionate about working with children with special needs. Dennise currently provides clinic- and school-based behavioral services for Keystone.

Dan Flanagan, RBT - Jacksonville Behavior Therapist II

Dan Flanagan, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

Registered Behavior Technician

flanagan@keystonebehavioral.com

Dan Flanagan graduated from State University of New York at New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in communication. Prior to working at Keystone, Dan spent four years as a teacher in a 1:12:1 classroom. The students of that classroom were diagnosed with emotional disturbance and conduct disorder. He spent the next 10 years doing crisis intervention and behavior specialist work with children who ranged from having emotional disturbance and spectrum disorder to those who were of average functioning. He specializes in deescalating problem behaviors and is a trainer in therapeutic crisis intervention (TCI). For Keystone, Dan provides home-, school- and clinic-based behavioral services.

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Keri Franklin

Postdoctoral Resident

franklin@keystonebehavioral.com

Dr. Franklin was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. John’s University, New York City, graduating summa cum laude and received her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Keri completed her APA-Accredited predoctoral internship at Children’s Institute, Inc., Los Angeles, where she received specialized training in treating children ranging in age from birth to five and provided in-home services to children and families from diverse cultural, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. She is currently completing her postdoctoral residency at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics where she provides a range of services including psychological assessments, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, school consultation, parent training and behavioral support. Clinically, Dr. Keri works with very young children (particularly those with chronic trauma histories) and individuals and families with concerns regarding mood and anxiety, autism spectrum, attachment difficulties, learning disabilities, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, grief/loss and defiance.

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Fallon Lundy

Primary Teacher, Keystone Child Development Center

frische@keystonebehavioral.com

Fallon earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of North Florida and is a certified teacher in kindergarten through sixth grade with an ESOL endorsement. She has received experience in all diverse settings in the classroom by subbing in the public schools, working at The Keystone Academy (now known as Mainspring Academy) for three years and currently teaching kindergarten in Keystone Child Development Center.

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Amanda Garrettson, M.A., BCBA

ABA Coordinator, ABA Department

agarrettson@keystonebehavioral.com

Amanda earned a master’s degree in behavior analysis from Western Michigan University in 2011. She received training in the autism field as well as organizational behavior management. Her graduate student experience was working in public schools with preschool-aged children who had developmental delays. Her specialties include individual behavior therapy, case management and tutor supervision. Amanda currently conducts behavior therapy, school consultation and parent training.

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Jennifer Grisnik, M.S., BCBA

Clinical Specialist II

grisnik@keystonebehavioral.com

Jennifer graduated from Mercyhurst University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in elementary and early childhood education. After graduation, she completed a master’s degree in special education with a specialization in applied behavior analysis, also from Mercyhurst University. Jennifer became a board certified behavior analyst in August 2014. She has worked with children and adults in multiple settings including a college preparatory summer program for young adults with autism, an alternative college program for adults with developmental disabilities and a clinic in Georgia providing ABA services to children with autism.  For Keystone, Jennifer works in the ABA department as a clinical specialist and provides behavior therapy targeting skill acquisition and behavior reductions.

Rachel Grue

Rachel Grue, M.S., BCBA

Clinical Specialist II

grue@keystonebehavioral.com

Rachel received her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences from the University of Vermont. While attending, she began working in an ABA facility with children who have autism. She gained a passion for working with adolescents who display severe problem behaviors and pursued her master’s degree in applied psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis while attending Jacksonville State University. Rachel obtained her BCBA in August 2015. For Keystone, Rachel works in the ABA department as a clinical specialist whose primary focus is severe problem behaviors in the day treatment facility

Lauren Haas, Office Manager

Lauren Haas

Office Manager

haas@keystonebehavioral.com

Lauren is a native of Jacksonville. She has over 10 years of experience working in the medical field and office settings where she has mastered the skill of multitasking. Lauren’s work history includes office management, billing and collections and patient care coordination. For Keystone, Lauren is accountable for maintaining a professional work environment, supervising front office staff and administrative support staff, as well as coordinating events for Keystone. She ensures that the organization has the most suitable working environment for its employees and their activities.


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Lauren Halstead

Director of Human Resources

maynard@keystonebehavioral.com

Lauren received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida. She previously worked for several years as the facility director at O2B Kids, a preschool and day care facility. For Keystone, Lauren provides human resource services and assistance in training/professional development for all staff. Lauren also facilitates the on-boarding process for all new hires and coordinates all personnel actions such as recruitment, benefits and management coaching.

Silimona Hamrick, Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Teacher

Silimona Hamrick

Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Teacher, Keystone Child Development Center

hamrick@keystonebehavioral.com

After earning a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Silimona was hired as a first through third grade school teacher in her home country of Albania. She moved to the United States in 2006 and continued her career in teaching. Before Keystone, she worked for a private Christian preschool where she was a voluntary pre-kindergarten teacher and summer camp instructor for four years. Her passion for teaching led Silimona to Keystone, where she helps children with special needs as a teacher in the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Education Program.

Kathye Harber, Senior Client Care Coordinator

Kathye Harber

Senior Client Care Coordinator

harber@keystonebehavioral.com

Kathye graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication and a minor in public relations. She has an extensive background in the medical field, including managing an endocrinology billing and insurance department for seven years. For Keystone, Kathye verifies benefits for new clients, follows the life cycle of intakes and oversees claims and reimbursement from commercial insurance. Kathye enjoys helping current and future Keystone clients with their billing and insurance needs.

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Brittainy Harrison, MCD, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

harrison@keystonebehavioral.com

Brittainy is a native of South Carolina and earned her bachelor’s degree in special education from Lander University in Greenwood, S.C. She has five years of teaching experiences working with exceptional students, from all ages, with various disabilities including autism, learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities. While teaching, she earned her master’s degree in communication disorders from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. She holds a certificate of clinical competency from the American Speech and Language Hearing Association. As a speech language pathologist, she spent two years working in the public school system. She served children from grades Pre-K to fifth grade with various communication disorders including speech sound disorders, language disorders and fluency. She also has experience working with children with orthopedic impairments. Brittainy has additional experience working with adults with cognitive-communication disorders and swallowing disorders in a skilled rehabilitation setting. At Keystone, Brittainy serves as speech-language pathologist providing skilled, professional services for clients in the areas of speech, language and oral motor/feeding deficits.

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Joy Helberg

Infants and Walkers Teacher, Keystone Child Development Center

helberg@keystonebehavioral.com

Joy has worked in childcare for over nine years, most recently at Accotink Academy By The Sea, where she was the lead teacher for one-year-old children. She has earned Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification. Joy enjoys her job as a preschool teacher because she finds working with children fun and rewarding.

Greta Hernandez: Early Childhood Education Coordinator, Psychometrician, Behavior Therapist II

Greta Hernandez, M.A., RBT

Assistant Director, Early Childhood Services

Registered Behavior Technician

hernandez@keystonebehavioral.com

While teaching in the public charter school system in Washington, D.C., Greta received a Master of Arts degree in teaching, early childhood education (birth – eight years), at American University. During that time, Greta also coached for Girls on the Run, an after-school program that targets at-risk girls and integrates training for a 5K race with a mental health and positive community-building curriculum.  After three years of work as an early childhood educator in inner city, Title I schools, Greta earned a yoga teacher certification and spent a year teaching mindfulness and coping skills to children, adolescents and adults through yoga. After Greta moved to Jacksonville, she became a VPK teacher. Realizing that mental health and psychology have always been at the heart of her interests and work. Greta joined Keystone where she filled a dual role as a behavior therapist in the Keystone Child Development Center and a psychometrician in the Mental Health Department. As early  childhood services assistant director, she oversees early intervention, preschool, kindergarten and aftercare education services.

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Lauren Hines

Scheduling Coordinator

hines@keystonebehavioral.com

Lauren Hines has experience working with young children and children in from an activity center and a daycare. Lauren also has a diploma in medical insurance billing and coding. She currently provides services in scheduling provided for Keystone.

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Margot Hoeschele, RBT

Clinical Assistant

Registered Behavior Technician

hoeschele@keystonebehavioral.com

Margot graduated from Florida State University in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a focus in family and child sciences. During her undergraduate studies she provided childcare services for multiple families, worked in a nursery and interned with the Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program at Daniel Kids Inc., in Jacksonville. Currently, she is working on her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at the University of North Florida. She hopes to counsel children with behavioral disorders and their families. For Keystone, Margot provides classroom support as a clinical assistant.

Max Horovitz, Ph.D. - Jacksonville Clinical Child Psychologist

Max Horovitz, Ph.D.

Clinical Child Psychologist

Director, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Clinic

Co-Director, Educational & Learning Clinic

horovitz@keystonebehavioral.com

Dr. Horovitz has experience working with individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities, particularly autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in various capacities across development. He additionally has experience working with children with a wider range of emotional and behavioral needs, including oppositional and defiant behaviors, anxiety, depression, toileting issues, and sleep difficulties.  He currently provides a range of services including developmental, psychoeducational, and diagnostic assessments; individual therapy; parent training and school consultation. Dr. Max also has extensive research experience in the areas of ASD and intellectual disability. Dr. Max received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida. He subsequently obtained master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University. Dr. Max completed an APA-accredited, predoctoral internship at the Devereux Foundation in Pennsylvania, where he provided clinical services at a residential center for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Following his internship, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics and then joined the staff at Keystone as a licensed clinical child psychologist. Dr. Max is a qualified supervisor in the state of Florida for mental health counseling interns.

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Julie Horton

Clinical Assistant

horton@keystonebehavioral.com

Julie graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Julie became a third grade teacher in her hometown of Melbourne, Fla. After relocating back to Jacksonville, Julie began working as an enrichment specialist at Hope Haven Children’s Clinic, where she realized her passion for working with children with special abilities. For Keystone, Julie provides behavioral support in the classroom as a clinical assistant.

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Stacy Houtz

Preschool Assistant Teacher, Keystone Child Development Center

houtz@keystonebehavioral.com

After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in labor and industrial relations, Stacy spent seven years working for Merrill Lynch in New York City and was eventually transferred to Jacksonville as a human resource specialist. Most recently, Stacy was employed by Accotink Academy By The Sea as an assistant teacher in the three-year-old preschool program. She has spent the last 16 years loving and nurturing each and every one of her students and has loved every minute of it. She is looking forward to this next chapter in her life as she joins Keystone’s dedicated staff.

Maegan Howell - Clinical Specialist II, Registered Mental Health Intern

Maegan Howell, M.A., BCBA, LMHC

Assistant Director of Applied Behavior Analysis

Registered Mental Health Intern

Director, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Clinic and Early Intervention Clinic

howell@keystonebehavioral.com

Maegan graduated from University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2010 and received certification as a board certified assistant behavior analyst (BCaBA) in 2012. She joined Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics in September 2010 as a practicum student, where she completed psychometric services. Since then, Meagan has served as 1:1 teacher, classroom behavior therapist and senior behavior therapist.  Maegan currently works as a field trainer and is completing an internship for her mental health program at Keystone. Maegan provides classroom support, clinic- and home-based ABA services, mental health services and parent collaboration. She received a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Adams State University and has completed course requirements to become a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA).

Robin Hudgins, Billing Specialist

Robin Hudgins

Billing Specialist

hudgins@keystonebehavioral.com

Robin is a native of upstate New York but grew up in Florida. Her experience covers a variety of service-oriented skills in the banking field, secretarial field and most recently home health.  With 10 years as a team member of home health, Robin acquired skills as an administrative assistant to the CFO/COO and assisted multiple departments including insurance intake/referrals, billing, accounts payable, human resources, medical doctor orders, scheduling and more. Robin is excited to share her experience with Keystone’s billing department as a billing specialist.

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Alisha Ingram

Clinical Assistant

ingram@keystonebehavioral.com

Alisha is currently a student at the University of North Florida studying for her bachelor’s degree in child psychology. Her passion for children began in 2007 when she went on a mission trip to Uganda, Africa, where she volunteered for local orphanages. Alisha provides behavior support in the Keystone Child Development Center.

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Janna Johnson, RBT

Behavior Therapist I

Registered Behavior Technician

jjohnson@keystonebehavioral.com

Janna earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Valdosta State University in Georgia. Prior to working at Keystone, Janna spent five years working for Campus Outreach, a college ministry, and First Presbyterian Church in Augusta where she mentored middle school to college age girls. For Keystone, Janna provides classroom support, ABA therapy and aftercare services.

Sara Keane-Jordan, M.A., BCBA Clinical Specialist II

Sara Keane-Jordan, M.A., BCBA

Clinical Specialist II

jordan@keystonebehavioral.com

Sara received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida. She then went on to earn a master’s degree in psychology with a clinical concentration in applied behavioral analysis from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Sara is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and has experience working with individuals from toddlers to geriatrics. In addition, she has experience helping individuals with dual diagnoses of developmental disorders and psychological disorders. For Keystone, Sara is a clinical specialist and provides behavior therapy targeting skill acquisition and behavior reductions.

Ashley Kiser

Ashley Kiser, M.S., BCBA

Program Director, Early Childhood Services, Keystone Child Development Center

vickery@keystonebehavioral.com

Ashley came to Florida from her hometown of Rainbow City, Ala. She received a cross country and track scholarship from Troy University, which she attended until 2007. She then transferred to Jacksonville State University, also in Alabama, where she received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in English. Ashley also received a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from Jacksonville State University in 2011. She completed her undergraduate and graduate practicum at The Little Tree Preschool in Jacksonville, Ala., an early intervention preschool serving children, ages two to seven years old, with intellectual disabilities and problem behaviors. Her past experience includes providing behavior assessment and therapy, case management and academic skill acquisition. Ashley provides clinic- and home-based ABA therapy, school consultation, supervision and parent training.

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Donny Klay, RN

Registered Nurse

klay@keystonebehavioral.com

Donny is a native of Grand Rapids, Mich. Donny earned his RN through Florida State College and is currently working on his bachelor’s degree to master’s degree in nursing through the University of Cincinnati. Donny’s experience includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatric nursing of all age levels, medication management and high acute cardiac telemetry/progressive care. His experience in both hospital- and community-based care offers a balanced approach in serving Keystone’s clients. Donny delivers excellent daily care coupled with his ability to respond to emergencies.

Shneequa Lake

Shneequa Lake, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Registered Behavior Technician

lake@keystonebehavioral.com

Shneequa completed her bachelor of arts degree in pre-law from Brewton Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga. She has worked as an inclusion coordinator and  assistant director of parent service for Quality Care for Children, The Child Care Resource and Referral Agency of Central Georgia. Shneequa has also served as the district behavior specialist and assistant to the director of special programs for Sumter County Schools in Americus, Ga. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in special education in efforts to obtain her BCBA.

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Alexis Lawson, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

Speech- Language Pathologist Assistant

Registered Behavior Technician

lawson@keystonebehavioral.com

Alexis graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a concentration in childhood studies and a minor in professional education. Since then, she has been taking courses through the University of Florida with the goal of being admitted to a speech-language pathology graduate program. Currently, Alexis works part time as a senior behavior therapist and part time as a speech-language pathologist assistant. As a senior behavior therapist, Alexis is lead/co-lead therapist on multiple cases. She helps train new staff on updating clients’ programs and other general questions. As an SLP-A, Alexis works under Jen Martin, director of the Speech-Language Clinic, who gives Alexis feedback, new techniques and new activities to use. Once Alexis finishes her master’s program, she hopes to work with children who use alternative and augmentative communication.

Symantha Leventhal

Symantha Leventhal, MOTR/L

Occupational Therapist

leventhal@keystonebehavioral.com

Symantha earned a bachelor’s of science degree in athletic training with certification in gerontology. Recently, she graduated from the University of St. Augustine with a master’s degree in occupational therapy. She holds certifications from the National Board of Occupational Therapy and Athletic Training (NBCOT and BOCAT). Symantha has worked with children diagnosed with autism cerebral palsy, down syndrome, sensory processing disorder and developmental delay. Symantha’s past employment includes working with multidisciplinary sports medicine teams and providing rehabilitative services to athletes in both collegiate and high school settings.

Jenifer Levy

Jenifer Levy

Human Resource Generalist

levy@keystonebehavioral.com

Jenifer is a Jacksonville native. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration management. Jenifer’s love of business intensified after studying international business in Xi’an, Beijing and Shanghia, China. Jenifer has a passion for children and community services and is a mentor with Take Stock in Children. For Keystone, Jenifer focuses on providing onboarding training for new employees and assists with other human resource activities.


Pam Lively

Academic Consultant

lively@keystonebehavioral.com

Pam Lively has taught in self-contained classes for students with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorders, as well as providing individualized, therapeutic applied behavior analytic services. She currently teaches in inclusion settings for students with varying exceptionalities. Pam provides academic consultation services for Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics. She holds a professional teaching certificate in Florida in Elementary Education K-6 and Exceptional Student Education K-12. Her certification also includes endorsements in reading, autism, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL.) Pam has a master’s degree in special education and is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA).

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Brian Ludden, MS, LMHC, NCC, CCMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

National Certified Counselor

Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Director, Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD) and

Military Transitions Clinic

ludden@keystonebehavioral.com

Brian is a licensed mental health counselor, national certified counselor and certified clinical mental health counselor with a Master of Science degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of North Florida.  Brian is currently a doctoral candidate in educational leadership at UNF and will be defending his dissertation later this year, with a focus on the availability of adolescent mental health services in urban public school settings.  Brian spent three years working as a mental health counselor in Clay County School in northeast Florida as the county’s Military Connected Student Support Specialist, where he provided counseling support for military families and children coping with transitions, deployments, separations and grief.  Brian’s primary experience has been in supporting and assisting clients with anxiety disorders through art therapy and guided visualization, as well as intensive cognitive behavior therapy and exposure and response prevention.  For Keystone, Brian serves as the director of the Anxiety, OCD and Military Transitions clinics and provides mental health counseling and support to children and their families.  Additionally, he provides supervision to master’s level mental health interns seeking to gain experience in the field of counseling.

Katelyn Lushka

Katelyn Luksha

VPK Teacher, Keystone Child Development Center

stepulaitis@keystonebehvaioral.com

Katelyn received her bachelor’s degree in sociology with a primary focus in family, youth and community sciences from the University of Florida. While in school, Katelyn volunteered as a mentor for a Head Start organization and several after-school programs. After graduation, Katelyn started working as a teacher with children under the age of three. Katelyn’s goal is to help instill a sense of confidence and independence within her students at an early age so that they can carry it with them throughout the rest of their lives. Katelyn is the VPK teacher for Keystone Child Development Center.

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Elizabeth Lynch

Clinical Assistant

lynch@keystonebehavioral.com

Liz was born and raised in Versailles, Ky. She graduated from Mercyhurst University with a bachelor’s degree in sports medicine and is licensed for the state of Florida. While at school, she worked at the Barber Center in Erie, Penn., where she discovered that she loves to work with children. Working with her uncle who was a quadriplegic has driven her to research and present new ideas on spinal injury prevention and treatment. With experience in medical and mental health field, she brings different experiences to her work to enhance children’s learning. Currently she is a clinical assistant at Keystone and provides behavior support in the classroom.

Clara Mangin, RBT - Jacksonville Behavior Therapist I

Clara Mangin, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

Registered Behavior Technician

mangin@keystonebehavioral.com

Clara obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in child psychology from the University of North Florida. She has always wanted to pursue a career working with children. After graduation, Clara worked as a program assistant for Head Start helping low income families receive services in order to help them financially, emotionally, mentally and developmentally. Working at Keystone was Clara’s first experience with the special needs population, and she instantly fell in love with the children and behavioral analysis. Clara currently provides classroom support, ABA therapy and after-care services. She is finishing her course work at the Florida Institute of Technology to receive certification as a board certified assistant behavior analyst (BCaBA).

Jennifer Martin, M.A., CCC-SLP Program Director- Speech Pathology

Jennifer Martin, M.A., CCC-SLP

Program Director- Speech Pathology

Director, Speech & Language Clinic

jmartin@keystonebehavioral.com

Jennifer graduated with a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of Florida and holds a certification of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA). Jennifer has experience with pediatric and adult populations in a variety of settings including clinic-, school- and early intervention home-based therapy. With a strong background in pediatric communication disorders, Jennifer has extensive training in the use of a variety of treatment approaches including Beckman Oral Motor techniques and sensory-based feeding techniques. Additionally, she is a PROMPT Level II trained clinician and is working towards full certification. Jennifer focuses on providing treatment and education that is individualized and family-centered. She has experience treating clients with mild to severe disorders within the umbrella of speech, language and oral motor/feeding disorders. To expand awareness and knowledge within the field, Jennifer has partnered with local universities to provide professional training and support for clinical fellows and student interns.

Laura Mathisen, M.S., BCBA

Senior Clinical Specialist

mathisen@keystonebehavioral.com

Laura is originally from Birmingham, Ala. She attended Auburn University’s Applied Behavior Analysis in Developmental Disabilities graduate program where she earned a Master of Science degree in psychology. She completed her practicum experience in a variety of settings including school consultation for elementary school children with challenging behaviors, a state-funded parent training course for foster and biological parents, a residential/academic program for adolescents with severe behavior problems, an early intervention preschool and a facility serving adults with intellectual disabilities and problem behaviors. She has worked with individuals ranging in age from two years to 87 years of age. After her practicum experience, Laura worked for Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities as a regional behavior analyst, and she was responsible for overseeing behavioral services for providers in 44 counties. She next worked at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics for three years and served as the director of behavior analysis for the last year she lived in Jacksonville. After her military husband was transferred to Destin in Fall 2013, Laura continued to work for Keystone as a senior clinical supervisor and board certified behavior analyst (BCBA), while also working as a BCBA clinical supervisor for a private ABA clinic in the Florida Panhandle, where her caseload primarily focused on problem behavior reduction and early intervention cases. She is currently in the process of opening a Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic to provide ABA services in Destin, Fla.

 

Patricia Mayo, Lead Billing Specialist

Patricia Mayo

Lead Billing Specialist

mayo@keystonebehavioral.com

Pat has over 15 years of experience working as an administrative assistant. She has spent the last five years in the mental health field as a biller. Her knowledge and experience in acquiring authorization and efficiently processing insurance claims are an asset to Keystone and its clients. 

Tyler McWaine - Jacksonville Behavior Therapist II

Tyler McWaine, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Registered Behavior Technician

mcwaine@keystonebehavioral.com

Tyler is originally from Alabama where he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Auburn University. After graduation, he began providing behavior therapy for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at a nonprofit agency called The Arc of Jefferson County located in Birmingham, Ala. While at The Arc he provided services to individuals in classroom and residential settings. Before moving to Florida, he received a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from Kaplan University. For Keystone, Tyler provides clinic- and school-based behavioral services.

Anthony Milani, RBT - Jacksonville Behavior Assistant

Anthony Milani, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Registered Behavior Technician

milani@keystonebehavioral.com

Anthony graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida. Anthony enjoys working with children of all age ranges and skill levels. Anthony is also an active mentor for college students with autism at the University of North Florida as part of a group called Project THRIVE. For Keystone, Anthony provides individual-, home-, clinic- and school-based behavioral services.

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Chelsea Mueller

Infants and Walkers Teacher

mueller@keystonebehavioral.com

Chelsea is a native of Jacksonville, Fla., and a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, with recognition in her ballet studies. Chelsea holds an associate of arts degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville, where she was a member of the Danceworks Dance Company. After the birth of her son in 2011, she realized her passion for working with children. She hopes to someday combine her passions for dance and children by creating an environment of movement theory. Chelsea is excited to join Team Keystone and work in KCDC’s Infants and Walkers classroom.

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Mario Mulellari

IT Technician

mario@keystonebehavioral.com

Mario was born and raised in Albania and loved learning about electronics from a young age. After graduating high school, Mario received a full scholarship to La Sapienza Univeristy in Rome, Italy, where he studied computer engineering. Mario relocated to Jacksonville and has been providing IT services for a number of years. He is currently going to school to receive his bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. For Keystone, Mario maintains our client system and helps employees with different computer issues.

Matthew Mulkearns

Matthew Mulkearns, RBT

Clinical Specialist I

Registered Behavior Technician

Matthew is originally from New York City but was raised in Fernandina Beach, Fla. Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree in general psychology from the University of North Florida as well as a minor in sociology. Matthew became a board certified assistant behavior analyst, BCaBA, after completing his coursework through Florida Institute of Technology. His affinity for working with children started when he was young and helped his mother run a babysitting service out of their home. At Fernandina Beach High School, Matthew volunteered for the Best Buddies Program and knew he was destined to work with children with special needs from then on. At Keystone, Matthew provides 1:1 ABA services, classroom support, social skills training and home-based therapies.

Robert J. Navarro, OT/L, cNDT Director of Rehabilitative Medicine

Robert J. Navarro, OT/L, cNDT

Director of Rehabilitative Medicine

Director, Occupational Therapy Clinic

navarro@keystonebehavioral.com

RJ graduated with a degree in occupational therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. He has spent his entire career in settings specializing in neurological rehabilitation for both adult and pediatric populations. Within the pediatric population, RJ has focused on helping children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injuries, Down syndrome and sensory integration disorder. He is a state-recognized Early Steps Intervention provider and certificated in neurodevelopmental treatment with practical knowledge of all modalities. For Keystone, RJ is the director of rehabilitative medicine and supervises occupational therapy, feeding therapy, speech and language services and nursing, within a multidisciplinary team approach. RJ is currently pursuing his doctorate in physical therapy.

Bradley Nehring, RBT Senior Behavior Therapist

Bradley Nehring, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

Registered Behavior Technician

nehring@keystonebehavioral.com

Brad received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida. He completed undergraduate courses related to development including cognitive and abnormal psychology and human sensory perception. He has been actively involved in the lives of children as a coach, volunteer, mentor and therapist. Brad has started his coursework to become a board certified assistant behavior analyst (BCaBA). For Keystone, Brad is a classroom behavior therapist and provides ABA therapy and after-care services.

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Juan Nieto-Quintero, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

nieto@keystonebehavioral.com

Juan is from South America, Venezuela. He earned his degree as a certified occupational therapy assistant from Florida State College at Jacksonville. Prior to working at Keystone, he provided occupational therapy treatment to children and adolescents with various developmental disabilities at a pediatric clinic. He is a native Spanish speaker and is also moderately skilled in American Sign Language.

Evelyn Norman, RBT - Jacksonville Behavior Therapist II

Evelyn Norman, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Registered Behavior Technician

norman@keystonebehavioral.com

Evelyn received a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of North Florida. While attending UNF, she participated in conducting grant-funded psychological research which focused on refining developmental measures. In addition, she was an active member of PSI CHI,the International Honor Society in Psychology, and completed various internships within the child development field. Evelyn first began working with children when she completed an internship at the Green Cove Springs Head Start program. This experience solidified Evelyn’s desire to work with children and motivated her to change her collegiate focus from conducting psychological research to working directly with children. After college, Evelyn worked as an infant toddler developmental specialist (ITDS) for Florida’s Early Steps program. During this time, Evelyn provided one-on-one developmental therapy to children ages birth through three years old in northeast Florida. For Keystone, Evelyn provides clinic-, school- and community-based behavioral services.

Shemech Patterson

Shemech Patterson, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Registered Behavior Technician

patterson@keystonebehavioral.com

Shemech is a Jacksonville native and graduated from Florida A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. From 2008 to 2014 she spent time working with children and adults with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders in both Tallahassee and Jacksonville, Fla. While continuing her education through Kaplan University Online, she moved to the Tampa area to learn more about applied behavior analysis and training in the home and community settings. In October 2015, she completed her master’s degree in psychology with a concentration in ABA. For Keystone, Shemech provides clinic and school-based therapy and is working towards certification as a board certified behavior analyst.

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Rebecca Penna, Ph.D., NCSP

Neuropsychologist

Director, Trauma & Grief Clinic and Right from the Start Clinic;

Co-Director, Neuropsychological Clinic

penna@keystonebehavioral.com

Dr. Rebecca Penna is pediatric neuropsychologist with specialization in autism spectrum disorders, complex learning and attention disorders, and medical populations.  Dr. Penna graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree and double major in psychology and history from Florida State University.  Dr. Penna obtained her master’s and doctoral degrees from Temple University.  She completed an APA-approved pre-doctoral internship in clinical child psychology at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), where she also completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology, consistent with Houston Training Guidelines in clinical neuropsychology.  Dr. Penna is also a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP) and has extensive experience in working with school systems.  Dr. Penna’s professional interests include differential diagnosis of ASD, neuropsychological assessment and developmental psychology.

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Karen Rieley, M.A., APR, CPRC

Director of Marketing and Communications

rieley@keystonebehavioral.com

Karen directs all marketing, community outreach and communications efforts for Keystone and Keystone Child Development Center after many years of experience with for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Prior to Keystone, Karen led public relations and fund-raising efforts for both local and statewide social service agencies in Florida. She also directed communications and marketing efforts for a total of 16 years at two independent elementary and secondary schools, The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Fla., and Darlington School in Rome, Ga. She received a bachelor’s degree in marketing management from Virginia Tech and a Master of Arts degree in English with a focus in composition and rhetoric from the University of North Florida. She is recognized as accredited in public relations (APR) by the Public Relations Society of America and as a certified public relations professional (CPRC) by the Florida Public Relations Association.

Julie B. Riley, MSW Director of Practice Management


Julie B. Riley, MSW

Director of Practice Management

riley@keystonebehavioral.com

Julie received a master’s degree in social work from the University at Buffalo in New York. Her previous experience includes working as the director of admissions for a nonprofit psychiatric center for children with severe psychiatric disorders. Julie was employed by the Department of Children and Families Substance Abuse and Mental Health Program Office as the program coordinator for the Comprehensive Behavioral Health Assessment Program which coordinates mental health care and substance abuse treatment for children in Florida’s foster care system. Additionally, Julie has served as the clinical director for Jacksonville’s only Child Baker Act-receiving facility. For Keystone, she provides consultation and direction to staff to ensure families are receiving the highest quality education and clinical practices. Julie also serves as Keystone’s HIPAA compliance officer.

Regilda Romero

Regilda Romero, Ph.D.

Neuropsychologist

Co-Director, Neuropsychological Clinic and Educational & Learning Clinic

rromero@keystonebehavioral.com

Dr. Regilda Anne Romero was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the Greater Los Angeles area after college. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology, with an emphasis in human services from Assumption College, Philippines. She attended graduate school in the Clinical Psychology Program at Palo Alto University (PAU), Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (PGSP), where she obtained both her Master of Science degree and doctor of philosophy degrees in clinical psychology. Dr. Romero completed her pediatric neuropsychology internship at Virginia Beach Cities Public School (APA-accredited) and her two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology (in accordance with Houston Conference Guidelines) in the Division of Pediatric Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota (U of MN) Medical School and Children’s Hospital. She received further training as a fellow in the U of MN Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities Program. After her fellowship, she was an assistant professor at Minnesota School of Professional Psychology and an adjunct professor at U of MN, Global Pediatrics. Currently, she is a licensed psychologist at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics conducting comprehensive psychological evaluations and providing treatment interventions for children and adolescents. Her professional interests include pediatric neuropsychology, multicultural psychology, special education and transition to adulthood services. She is also interested in the research aspect of psychology.

Justine Sandberg

Justine Sandberg

Clinical Assistant

sandberg@keystonebehavioral.com

Justine is a native of Yucca Valley, Calif., and graduated from Argosy University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. After serving in the United States Navy for four years, Justine moved to Jacksonville, Fla, and realized her strong desire to work with children. As a clinical assistant, Justine provides behavior support in the classroom.


Andrew Scherbarth, Ph.D., BCBA-D Clinical Child Psychologist Supervisor of Special Education Services

Andrew Scherbarth, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Clinical Child Psychologist

Director, Disruptive Behavior Clinic

scherbarth@keystonebehavioral.com

Dr. Scherbarth is a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and a licensed psychologist in Florida. Andrew has experience working with children or teens who have behavior related concerns (tantrums, noncompliance, aggression, sleeping issues, toileting issues), ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, developmental disorders, divorce related concerns, healthy adjustment to adolescence, as well as anxiety and depressive disorders. He currently provides a range of services for families including individual and group therapy for children, family therapy and behavioral parent training, along with school consultation services. He received a bachelor’s degree in family science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Andrew’s graduate training includes certification in behavior analysis, a master’s degree in psychology and a doctorate in health psychology and behavioral medicine from the University of North Texas. He completed his postdoctoral residency and fellowship at The Kennedy Krieger Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Derrick Schmidt

Derrick Schmidt

Behavior Therapist I

 schmidt@keystonebehavioral.com

Derrick is originally from Willow Grove, Penn. He graduated from Penn State Abington with a bachelor’s degree in history and was a two-year athlete in soccer. Derrick works as a clinical assistant, providing behavioral support and therapy for Mainspring Academy.

Tia Scott, RBT - Jacksonville Behavior Therapist I

Tia Scott, RBT

Behavior Therapist I

Registered Behavior Technician

scott@keystonebehavioral.com

Tia studied psychology at the University of North Florida where she earned a bachelor’s degree. While attending college, Tia volunteered with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office mentoring juveniles on lock-down. She previously worked at River Point Behavioral Health as a mental health associate on the children’s unit. In her spare time, Tia works as a girls basketball coach at The Bolles School. She also volunteers regularly with basketball leagues and teams in the area. For Keystone, Tia is a classroom behavior therapist and provides ABA therapy and after-care services.

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Christine Slagter, RBT

Behavior Therapist I

Registered Behavior Technician

slagter@keystonebehvaioral.com

Christine is originally from Grand Rapids, Mich. Christine graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. During college she volunteered at an elementary school for children with special needs. After graduation she moved to Florida where she worked as a behavioral technician in an inpatient mental health hospital for two years. For Keystone, she provides clinic- and school-based behavioral services.

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Paige Soyars, RBT

Behavior Therapist I

Registered Behavior Technician

soyars@keystonebehavioral.com

Paige is a North Carolina native and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in child development from Appalachian State University. Paige has always had a passion for working with children and volunteered at Victory Junction Camp for four years where she worked with kids who have chronic illnesses ranging from diabetes to serious neurological issues. Paige moved to Jacksonville after accepting a position with the Ronald McDonald House as its family services intern. Paige has also worked with other local schools serving children with developmental disabilities. For Keystone, Paige provides clinic- and school-based ABA services.

Monica Steinmetz Director of Finance and Compliance

Monica Steinmetz

Director of Finance and Compliance

steinmetz@keystonebehavioral.com

Monica has over 25 years in the healthcare field. She is a team leader specializing in creating a positive patient and client experience as well as helping the staff feel more engaged and fostering the success it takes to help others.  Monica monitors regulation changes and updates, as well as trends in coding, billing, reimbursement, laws and regulations imposed on health care. She also oversees the billing department, accounts payable and receivable, and vendor contracts.

Sierra Sternberg, RBT Senior Behavior Therapist, Registered Behavior Technician

Sierra Sternberg, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

Registered Behavior Technician

sternberg@keystonebehavioral.com

Sierra graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in health promotion from Coastal Carolina University. Sierra’s work experience includes providing behavior therapy at Carolina Autism, early intervention for children under the age of three at Baby Net and home therapies while working at South Carolina Intervention. She also served as an assistant preschool teacher for the three-year-old program at Saint James Episcopal School. While teaching, Sierra worked at Therapy Connections where she provided applied behavior analysis services as well as music therapy for children with developmental delays. Her future goals include earning a master’s degree and obtaining status as a board certified behavioral analyst (BCBA). Sierra also provides clinic- and home-based ABA services.

Christopher Stover, RBT - Jacksonville Behavior Therapist I

Christopher Stover, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Registered Behavior Technician

stover@keystonebehavioral.com

Christopher earned two associate degrees in science in computer integrated manufacturing and engineering technology from Florida State College of Jacksonville and is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in supervision and management. Before coming to Keystone, he worked in a private school for five years, performing several roles including P.E. instructor, music department leader and then finally teacher for three years. His love for special needs children comes from his personal experience growing up with a friend who was paralyzed from the neck down and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. For Keystone, Chris provides clinic- and school-based behavioral services.

Linda Suan, Billing Specialist

Linda Suan

Billing Specialist

suan@keystonebehavioral.com

Linda is a native of Jacksonville serves as a billing specialist with a personal interest in Keystone’s mission of working with children who have special needs. Linda has over 25 years of experience processing claims in the health insurance field, as well as auditing claims for quality assurance. Linda also has eight years of experience in medical billing and insurance follow-up for a durable medical equipment office and a cardiology group at St. Vincent’s Medical Center.

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Sheila Tabassian

Preschool Lead Teacher, Keystone Child Development Center

tabassian@keystonebehavioral.com

Sheila has lived in the Jacksonville area since 1997 and currently resides in Ponte Vedra Beach with her husband and two children. She has a degree in biology from Virginia Commonwealth University and has been a lead preschool teacher for the past 16 years. She loves spending time with her family, cooking and exploring nature. Sheila finds teaching fulfilling because she is able to make a positive impact on the lives of her students. She comes to KCDC from Accotink Academy By The Sea and looks forward to meeting many wonderful students and their families.

Nicole Theiler, M.A. ESDM Certified Trainer Registered Mental Health Intern

Nicole Theiler, M.A., RBT

Assistant Director of Child Clinical Services, Keystone Child Development Center

ESDM Certified Trainer

Registered Mental Health Intern

Registered Behavior Technician

theiler@keystonebehavioral.com

Niki completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Florida State University in 2006 and master’s degree in mental health counseling from Webster University in 2013. She also completed her certification in the Early Start Denver Model through the University of California-Davis in 2012.  Niki is currently working to meet the requirements to become a licensed mental health counselor. Her past work includes teaching preschool for children, ages two through four, and working in multiple ABA-based schools. For Keystone, Niki provides home-, clinic-, school- and community-based therapy, mental health services, social skills groups, parent training, school consultation, PCIT and staff training.

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Taylor Thompson, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Resident

tthompson@keystonebehavioral.com 

Dr. Thompson earned a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University with a double-major in psychology and English—creative writing. She received a master’s in psychology from Wake Forest University and has completed final requirements for the Combined Ph.D. Program in counseling psychology and school psychology at Florida State University. Taylor completed predoctoral internship at Nova Southeastern University’s Psychology Services Center. She is currently completing her residency with Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics, where she conducts psychological assessments, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, in-home therapy, school consultation, behavioral support and psychological intakes. Taylor has been involved in psychoeducational assessment since 2005, and her therapy and testing background has included work with individuals with anxiety, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, bullying concerns, trauma, family instability and grief/loss. Her research interests are in the areas of childhood giftedness/creativity, students with disabilities and the experiences of adolescents from diverse backgrounds.

Ashley Tibbetts

Ashley Tibbetts

ABA Scheduler

tibbetts@keystonebehavioral.com

Ashley is a Jacksonville native currently pursuing a degree in business administration from Florida State College of Jacksonville. With over five years of experience in office administration, Ashley joined Keystone as a scheduling coordinator. Ashley works hard to make sure that all of our patients and their families receive great customer service.

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Yadira Torres

Postdoctoral Resident

torres@keystonebehavioral.com

Dr. Yadira received a bachelor’s degree in industrial and organizational psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. She went on to receive her master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Carlos Albizu University. Dr. Yadira completed her predoctoral internship at Applewood Centers, Ohio, where she provided outpatient services and conducted psychological evaluations to families from diverse cultural backgrounds. She is currently completing her post-doctoral residency with Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics where she provides a variety of services including individual therapy, group therapy, parent training, school consultation and psychological assessments. Dr. Yadira’s clinical experiences have included working with individuals diagnosed with anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma and grief, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder and autism spectrum disorder.


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Tammy Tran, M.D.

Medical Director

tran@keystonebehavioral.com

Dr. Tran, M.D., FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician.  Dr.  Tran attended the University of Minnesota where she graduated from medical school in 2000.  She graduated from the University of Minnesota summa cum laude in physiology in 1996 and received her M.D. at the same school in 2000. She completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of Texas, Southwestern Children’s Medical Center, in Dallas. Dr. Tran is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  After residency, Dr. Tran joined the University of Minnesota Medical Center as a physician and also worked at the Community University Health Center.  In 2005, she moved to Jacksonville for her husband’s training in radiology at the University of Florida.  Dr. Tran loves to travel and has been to four continents and 20 countries.  In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach with her children and exploring nature parks. Dr. Tran serves as Keystone’s Health & Wellness medical director providing pediatrician services. She is passionate about providing quality healthcare to children with a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Working in collaboration with Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics, she provides a complete evaluation of the child’s physical, emotional, behavioral and developmental health under one roof.

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Savannah Vanderhorst

Scheduling Coordinator

vanderhorst@keystonebehavioral.com

Savannah is originally from Savannah, Ga., and moved to Jacksonville at a young age. She graduated from Fletcher High School in 2009 and continues her education at Florida State College at Jacksonville seeking an associate of arts degree. Savannah has eight years of customer service experience. She strives to maintain quality service for each of our clients.

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Yoreidy Tavárez, Ph.D.

Clinical Child Psychologist

Director, Mood Clinic

tavarez@keystonebehavioral.com

Yoreidy Tavárez received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. She subsequently obtained master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Carlos Albizu University. Yoreidy completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Multicultural Wellness Center in Massachusetts, where she provided outpatient, in-home and school-based services to children and families from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. She is currently completing a post-doctoral residency at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics where she provides a range of services including psychological assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, parent training and behavioral support. Dr.Tavárez’s clinical experiences have included working with individuals diagnosed with mood disorders, autism spectrum disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder and learning disabilities.

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Jessica Vermillion, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Registered Behavior Technician

vermillion@keystonebehavioral.com

Jessica graduated from Flagler College in 2015 with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology. Growing up with a brother with special learning needs, Jessica sought out areas where she could work with kids with special needs. Early in college, Jessica became a volunteer leader with Young Life Capernaum, a ministry for high school students with special needs. This led her to find a population of people she knew she wanted to work with. In early 2015, Jessica completed an internship with Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics. Jessica now provides clinic- and school-based behavioral services for Keystone.

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Alex Vigoureux

Clinical Assistant

vigoureux@keystonebehavioral.com

Alex is a Ponte Vedra Beach native and received a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in criminal justice from the University of North Florida. As a teenager, Alex spent the majority of his summers volunteering at Camp I Am Special in Julington Creek. While attending college, he spent time as a caregiver, providing services for many families in the Jacksonville area. At Keystone, Alex assists with behavioral services and provides behavioral support in the classroom.

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Ashleigh Vinson, RBT

Behavior Therapist II

Registered Behavior Technician

vinson@keystonebehavioral.com

Ashleigh earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in child development from Florida State University. Ashleigh began working as a behavior therapist for children and adolescents with autism for Development and Behavior Solutions in Destin, Fla., where she provided home-based and one-on-one ABA services. In November 2015, she moved to Jacksonville to join the staff at Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics as a Behavior Therapist I where she provides school-, clinic-, and home-based ABA therapy. She began working on a master’s degree in exceptional student education in Summer 2016 as a first step to reaching her goal of becoming a board certified behavior analyst.

Samantha West, Jacksonville Occupational Therapist

Samantha West, MOTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Assistant Director of Occupational Therapy

CMS Early Steps Provider

Handwriting Without Tears® Level 1 Certified Handwriting Specialist

bean@keystonebehavioral.com

Samantha graduated with a master’s degree in occupational therapy from West Virginia University. She holds certification from the National Board of Occupational Therapy (NBCOT). Samantha has worked with children diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, sensory processing disorder and developmental delay. Samantha has received certification in the Handwriting without Tears program to address pre-writing and handwriting delays in school-aged children. Samantha’s past employment includes working alongside families and multidisciplinary teams providing occupational therapy for children within a clinic setting, as well as within the public school system.

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Erica Whitehouse, RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

Registered Behavior Technician

Crisis Prevention Intervention Institute Instructor

whitehouse@keystonebehavioral.com

Erica has over 19 years of experience in the behavioral health field. Erica went to college in Detroit, Mich., where she studied special education and received a license in medical massage therapy in 12 different types of massage to better help children with special needs. She also conducted research on the effects of massage therapy in clients with special needs. Erica brings a diverse teaching experience to Keystone including working with emotionally-impaired inner-city children, inclusion models, group home settings, job coaching, family therapy, ABA therapy and 1-1 intensive therapy that targeted aggression. Erica is the resident crisis prevention intervention instructor and trains the staff on how to safely de-escalate crisis situations using crisis management. Erica has trained staff in rational detachment and meditation to help staff cope with everyday stress and crisis situations.

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Spencer Willbanks

Behavior Therapist II

willbanks@keystonebehavioral.com

Spencer was born and raised outside Atlanta, Ga., and received a bachelor’s degree in Spanish at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., spending one year abroad in Spain. He began teaching Spanish while pursuing a master’s degree in romance languages at the University of Georgia, and taught at the junior high level before turning to business, gaining an MBA at Emory University and then relocating to Chicago, where he gained corporate and entrepreneurial experience. At The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, he received a master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent psychology. In 2014, he began providing one-on-one behavioral services to children with autism in the Chicago area while earning a post-graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis at Ball State University. At Keystone, Spencer provides classroom support and ABA therapy.

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Hannah Witt

Clinical Assistant

witt@keystonebehavioral.com

Hannah graduated from Full Sail University with a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. Raised along three younger siblings, Hannah has always been around younger children. Hannah has volunteered at numerous summer camps and worked with children with diabetes and autism. For Keystone, Hannah works with various classrooms where she provides behavior support and guidance for children ranging from infants to kindergartners.

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Caitlin Young, M.S., BCBA

Clinical Specialist II

cyoung@keystonebehavioral.com

Caitlin graduated from Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2009. In 2013, she received a master’s degree in counseling, specializing in applied behavior analysis. Soon after graduation, Caitlin became a board certified behavior analyst.  Caitlin has several years of experience providing behavior analysis services to children and adults in many different environments with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Here at Keystone, Caitlin is a clinical specialist, working primarily in the Feeding Clinic.

Kacey Yourous

Kacey Yourous, M.S., RBT

Senior Behavior Therapist

Registered Behavior Technician

yourous@keystonebehavioral.com

Kacey came to Jacksonville from her hometown of Radcliff, Ky.  She received a fast-pitch softball scholarship from Jacksonville University, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in physical education. In the past, she taught for the Duval County Public School system as a specially designed physical education teacher for two years, a high school self-contained special education teacher for five years and was a Site Coach for a special education program for one year. During her teaching experience she obtained her master’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis from Kaplan University. She is currently completing her practicum hours with Keystone Behavioral Pediatrics in the effort to become a board certified behavior analyst and is currently filling the role of a senior behavior therapist.

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