As BCaBA we have Maranda Koehn. Maranda has acquired a varied experience here at BEC, and is poised to start a Master's Program!
In the office we have Gina LaCoste as Office Manager, Gloria Mansfield, is our Billing Specialist, and Joan Giles, our Administrative Support. Additionally, Josh Whitney helps keep everything running smoothly within the facility.
Another of our BCBAs, Beth Dowding, has a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Josephs, and 16+ years of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis, mostly with those with dangerous and challenging behavior.
Another of our BCBAs, Kathy Bremer, is an education powerhouse! She retired from the Brevard County Public Schools in 2018, and is an expert in Direct Instruction!
Our Education Director, Dr. Heather Dimmig has a PhD in Human Services Psychology. She has over 6 years of experience in program operations, and extensive experience in education research.
Our CEO, Dr. Karen R. Wagner, is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctoral level (BCBA-D), a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and has a Ph.D. in Education with a focus in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis. She is an adjunct professor in Applied Behavior Analysis for UMASS, Lowell; a Trustee for the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies; was on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts; is a past-president of the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis and is a frequent presenter nationally and internationally on topics relating to behavior analysis, ethics, supervision, education, and technology. Our recent endeavor allows BACB-certified behavior analysts access to behavior analysis CEUs in an easy-to-use online format on wwwTheBehaviorAnalyst.com.
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Our HR Manager, Stacey Jacquot has a Master's degree in Management and Leadership and was formerly the Campus President of a local college.
Another of our BCBA-Ds is Dr Richard Weissman. Richard has extensive research experience as well as clinical and administrative experience.
Our staff includes Board certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Board Certified assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs), Teachers, Behavior Assistants, Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT's), office staff and facilities staff. Our staff are committed to providing the best services possible. All staff working with students are trained in behavior analysis, and in the specific, individualized, student behavior programs. Staff are also trained in Professional Crisis Management (PCM). This system of intervention also focuses upon preventing unwanted or dangerous behavior, but provides methods to intervene when behaviors become dangerous to themselves or others.
Several staff have training in VB MAPP (verbal behavior) and Essentials for Living. Additionally, staff receive frequent feedback and opportunities for professional development.