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Meet our incredible staff members:

Dr. Sarah Dillon

BCBA-D & Vice President of Operations

She earned her Ph.D. in Special Education from University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. While enrolled in the doctoral program, Sarah earned a graduate certificate in behavior analysis and worked extensively with children with autism and behavioral challenges within the home, school and clinic setting. Sarah has experience teaching graduate level courses in behavior and classroom management, and has conducted multiple behavior analytic studies. Her research interests include self-regulatory interventions for individuals with behavioral disabilities, and function-based interventions for severe and aberrant behavior. After completing her Ph.D., Sarah accepted a position as the behavior specialist and director of special education for a school district in Virginia, where she designed Tiered instruction and support for students with behavior concerns, and conducted routine teacher trainings and coaching on implementing classroom management strategies. Sarah is currently serving as a clinical director for Full Spectrum Behavior Analysis and strives to assist fellow clinicians in implementing evidence-based practices. She has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals, is a co-author for a textbook on special education, and has presented at several national conferences. Sarah continues add to the literature on interventions for children with special needs, and is an active member for multiple organizations including the Association for Behavior Analysis, Association for Positive Behavior Support and Council for Exceptional Children. She is currently Vice President of Operations at Full Spectrum Behavior Analysis.

Dr. Terry Blackmon (Hancock)

BCBA-D & Vice President of Clinical Services

She received her Ph.D. in Special Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Special Education from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.  During her 20 years as research faculty at Vanderbilt University, she was the investigator for a number of federally funded grants including awards from National Institute of Health (NIH), Institute of Education Services (IES) and Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF).  Much of her research investigated the effects of a naturalistic language intervention, Enhanced Milieu Teaching (EMT) when implemented by parents, teachers, therapists and siblings on the language and communication skills of preschool children, especially those children with significant language issues like children who have been diagnosed with autism.  She is the co-developer of EMT.  While at Vanderbilt, she was also a member of a national research consortium investigating the connection between language and behavior in preschool children and Vice Chair of Vanderbilt University’s Institutional Review Board.  After she left Vanderbilt, she was the Director of Behavioral Services at Brenham State Supported Living Center, a residential treatment center for individuals with significant behavioral and developmental issues. Before joining the team at FSBA, she was a professor of Clinical Practice in Special Education with an emphasis in Autism and Behavior at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. She was also the Research Director for the Clinic for Autism Research, Evaluation and Support (CARES) at Texas State University. She has presented her research at conferences, published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and co-authored a book in 2016 titled: Early Intervention for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She is currently Vice President of Clinical Services at Full Spectrum Behavior Analysis.

Dr. Carrie Dempsey-Freimuth

BCBA-D

She Received her Ph.D. in the Experimental Analysis of Behavior from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL in 2007. She was certified as a BCBA-D in 2005, and has served a prominent role in several major clinical-research programs, including The Florida Center on Self-Injury (National Institute of Mental Health Grant, 2002-2007), the Alachua County ARC Prader-Willi Syndrome Program (2004-2007), and the University of Florida Autism Program (Shands Hospital Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Grant, 2002-2006). Dr. Carrie Dempsey-Freimuth served as a tenure-track faculty member in the Department of Psychology & Child Development at the California State University, Stanislaus, in Turlock, CA from 2007-2014, where she established a master’s-level training clinic in severe behavior disorders. Dr. Carrie Dempsey-Freimuth has consulted in a multitude of settings and populations, ranging from sheltered workshops to intensive residential care facilities. She has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has assisted with the translation of a behavioral glossary of terms to aid the development of Spain’s behavior-analyst certification process.

Dr. Philip Erb

BCBA-D

Philip earned his Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from the University of Florida, and his M.A. in Psychological Sciences, and B.S. in Psychology from James Madison University in Virginia. He has taught graduate and undergraduate level courses in Behavior Analysis, Psychology, and Statistics and Measurement and has conducted both basic and applied research. He has several years of experience providing applied behavior analysis services to individuals with a variety of developmental disabilities in home and clinic settings. Several of Philip’s main areas of interest are teaching functional communication skills to individuals with autism, behavioral interventions for addiction, and decision-making processes. Prior to joining FSBA, Philip established and developed new clinic sites in the state of Oregon as a Clinical Director for the Center for Autism and Related Disorders. He is currently Regional Director of Clinical Services for Tampa and Hillsborough County with Full Spectrum Behavior Analysis (FSBA). Throughout his graduate training, he has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at state and national conferences.

Dr. Dolleen Keohane

BCBA-D

Dolleen earned her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Science, a M.Ed in Instructional Design and Applied Behavior Analysis, a M. A. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from Teachers College Columbia University and a M.A in English Literature from New York University. She has taught graduate level courses in Behavior Analysis and has conducted applied research. She has extensive experience in providing behavior analysis services in school settings for clients in early intervention, preschool, elementary and high school as well as in home and clinic settings for individuals with a variety of communication and developmental disabilities. Dolleen’s primary areas of interest are verbal behavior developmental capabilities and cusps for young children, children and youth with autism and related communication disorders and staff training using an organizational behavior management structure. She serves as a reviewer for The Behavior Development Bulletin and the Journal of Speech and Language Pathology: Applied Behavior Analysis, peer-reviewed journals dedicated to publishing research concerning development across the age span and language development. She has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals, co-authored several textbook chapters, and presented at state, national and international conferences.

Dr. Jennifer L. Bellotti

BCBA-D

Jennifer earned her Ph.D. in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2018. In addition, she has a M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis and a M.S.Ed. in School Psychology from Long Island University. She has extensive experience providing behavior analytic services in public schools, therapeutic day schools and private homes for children between the ages of four through eighteen with differing levels of functioning and behavioral needs. Additionally, Jennifer has taken several roles within the school setting, collaborating with professionals of diverse backgrounds to best serve the needs of her clients. She has been involved in several behavior analytic studies and has presented at regional and international conferences. Jennifer’s current research interests include addressing bullying from a behavior analytic perspective and ways to increase treatment integrity for the implementation of evidence-based practices.

Dr. Beth Boone

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Boone received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida in 2001, completing a dissertation on the training and support needs of medical foster families. She completed pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships at the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and a second postdoctoral year as a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellow at the Westchester Institute for Human Development, a University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), where she also served as faculty at the New York Medical College. In 2008, Dr. Boone went on to direct the Positive Behavior Support (PBS) Training Project at Partners for Inclusive Communities, Arkansas’ UCEDD, providing statewide training on positive behavior support for waiver coordinators, direct support staff, and families across the state. She subsequently provided training, assessment and development of PBS plans for individuals supported by United Cerebral Palsy of Arkansas, and served as the Clinical Director for Arkansas START (Systemic, Therapeutic Assessment, Resources and Treatment), a statewide crisis prevention and intervention program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex behavioral health needs. In 2014, Dr. Boone assumed the role of Executive Director of the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM), Mississippi’s UCEDD. In this role, Dr. Boone was responsible for oversight of all programmatic, personnel, fiscal, and budgetary activities for the agency, as well as facilitating disability-related research, teaching, and service collaborations between IDS and USM, and other local, state, and federal partners, also serving as Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Coordinator for the Disability Concentration through the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr. Boone also teaches Psychology at Keiser University. She now brings her wealth of experience to Full Spectrum ABA.

Mr. Carroll E. Streetman, Jr.

General Manager

Experienced executive with over 45 years in the healthcare industry. Successful career as President of an FDA-approved in vitro diagnostic and medical device manufacturing company based in the US, with world-wide revenues of over $250 Million. Over 10 years of global business development experience working with US and European affiliates to implement country by country marketing and business development strategies; experienced negotiating and contracting for the acquisition of new technologies and licenses for critical raw materials for product development & manufacturing. Over five years in the Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient marketplace, to include Chief Operating Officer of a managed care network focused on occupational medicine practices and affiliated hospital clinics. Currently General Manager of Full Spectrum Behavior Analysis LLC.

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