Meet our incredible leadership:
Dr. Nicole Hausman
& President of FSBA
Dr. Nicole Hausman previously served as the Director of Therapy Services on the Inpatient Neurobehavioral Unit at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, as well as Senior Behavior Analyst at KKI.
Dr. Hausman’s primary clinical area of expertise is in the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior (e.g., self-injury, aggression, property destruction, elopement, pica). She was also an Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at UMBC. Dr. Hausman received her PhD in Applied Developmental Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral level and a Licensed Psychologist.
Dr. Hausman will be working from corporate five days a week, coordinating our PGP Mentorship Program, visiting providers at schools and in the field for hands on training, and producing research for the Full Spectrum Behavior Institute.
Dr. Hausman is a reviewer for JABA (Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis), and her research has primarily focused on the assessment and treatment of severe behavior problems displayed by individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This includes evaluating the safety of functional assessment procedures, developing methods to better evaluate clinical outcomes, and to develop novel procedures for reducing problem behavior maintained by idiosyncratic variables. Her work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavioral Interventions, the Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, the International Journal of Developmental Disabilities, and Education and Treatment of Children.
Dr. Jennifer L. Bellotti
BCBA-D, QBA &
Executive Vice President
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. Carrie Freimuth
BCBA-D & Regional Director
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 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 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 academic research paper for sale glossary of terms to aid the development of Spain’s behavior-analyst certification process.
Dr. Philip Erb
BCBA-D & Regional Director
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. Mark Harvey
Dr. Mark Harvey is the Applied Behavior Analysis Undergraduate Program Chair at FIT (Florida Institute of Technology). Dr. Harvey will be sending his practicum students to work with Full Spectrum ABA’s CCC grant clients and supporting efforts in Brevard County. Mark earned his B.A. in Psychology from West Virginia University with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Harvey earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in special education from the University of Oregon under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Horner, developing school-based behavioral supports. Dr. Harvey completed a NIH sponsored post-doctoral training at Vanderbilt University under the direction of Dr. Craig Kennedy. Dr. Harvey has worked in a variety of animal laboratories, school systems, and with individuals with developmental disabilities and/or autism (children, adolescents, and adults) for over 25 years.
Dr. Harvey’s research interests are centered around the Physiological and behavioral indices associated with developmental disabilities, the use of technology and behavior analysis in educational settings, behavioral skills training (BST), and the identification and implementation of evidence-based practice. Dr. Harvey teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses in behavior analysis.
Dr. Terrence Bryant
Dr. Terrence Bryant has over 20 years of practical experience in providing Applied Behavior Analysis services to a variety of populations. These include individuals with severe emotional-behavioral disturbances, autism and related disorders, intellectual disabilities, various mental illnesses, and a host of other issues requiring treatment. He has served these populations in state ICF facilities, family home settings, group home settings, foster care, schools, independent living environments, shelter placements, and other community settings. Dr. Bryant has a wealth of experience in behavioral assessment and behavior treatment plan development.
Dr. Bryant also has 10 years of experience as a lead professor and faculty mentor with Kaplan University and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Purdue University Global. Dr. Bryant’s academic and research interests are in the areas of Applied Behavior Analysis and Multicultural Issues in Psychology. His educational background includes Bachelor’s and Master's degrees in Psychology from East Carolina University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from Capella University.
Dr. Bryant’s goal is to further his professional efforts by partnering with community and non-profit organizations with the mission of serving those who face everyday challenges posed by emotional-behavioral problems, intellectual disabilities, and mental disorders.
Dr. Hallie Ertel
& Regional Director
Dr. Hallie Ertel earned her Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) in 2020 and dual M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management from FIT in 2017. She worked at Nemours Children's Hospital for the past four years providing behavior analysis services to children and adolescents with autism. During her time at Nemours, Doc Hallie served as the Research Coordinator, assisting with the development and implementation of all behavioral health research projects. She completed her tenure at FIT as the most published graduate in FIT history, with 14 published research publications. She has also been an instructor for FIT's online graduate ABA program, teaching capstone courses, and on-campus graduate and undergraduate courses.
Dr. Ertel’s publication history includes papers on a variety of applied and organizational topics that have been published in the peer-reviewed journals, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Behavior Analysis in Practice, Clinical Case Studies, Behavior Modification, Behavioral Interventions, and Journal of Organizational Behavior Management. Additionally, she was a peer reviewer for Behavioral Interventions. In addition to these publications, Doc Ertel has presented research at different regional and international conferences. Her heart is focused on helping to further research while providing best practice services to Full Spectrum ABA clients.
Dr. Hallie Ertel is a Regional Director for Full Spectrum ABA, and works alongside Dr. Jennifer Bellotti and Dr. Nicole Hausman on producing ABA Intervention research and writing grants.
Dr. Farah Bacchus
PhD, BCBA-D &
Clinical Director - Hillsborough County
Dr. Farah Bacchus, PhD, BCBA-D is a highly dedicated clinical practitioner with a decade of experience working in the field of applied behavior analysis within the United States and Canada. She is committed to the improvement and dissemination of ethical behavior analytical practices. Dr. Bacchus is a leader, mentor, and educator with a broad scientific scope and diverse clinical experience across age groups and diagnoses within multiple treatment environments.
Dr. Bacchus has worked with individuals with Autism, ADHD, developmental disorders, and multiple psychological disorders from early intervention to adulthood. She specializes in developing evidence-based treatments and training caregivers to ensure clients receive quality care. She has developed and implemented behavior treatment plans for in-home, community, school, vocational, and residential settings.
Dr. Bacchus graduated with her Master’s and Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She was an adjunct professor at The Chicago School where she taught introduction to verbal behavior, practicum II, and practicum IV.
Dr. Bacchus is passionate about changing the lives of individuals with disabilities, providing support to caregivers, and sharing her advanced knowledge in ABA with anyone seeking to make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others.
Dr. Jessica L. Moore
PhD & BCBA-D
Dr. Moore attended the University of South Florida for a B.A. in Psychology and for her master's degree, graduating with a M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2015, and then a PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis from USF. She has experience working with children with developmental disability in homes and schools, and has coordinated with other BCBA-Ds while at Full Spectrum ABA on improving school services.
Dr. Jessica’s goal is to add M.D. to her title, allowing her to add other medical treatments and expertise to her tool-belt. Her recent dissertation is titled “An Evaluation of the Individualized Behavior Rating Scale Tool (IBRST) in Inclusive Classroom Settings”. Her research interests include assessment of severe problem behaviors, and problem behavior relapse. She currently makes up a skilled group of 6 BCBA-Ds serving children with Full Spectrum ABA in Florida.
Dr. Abdullah Alshehri
Ph.D. & BCBA
Dr. Abdullah Alshehri has served adults and children in different settings as a teacher and a Behavior Analyst. He graduated with his Doctorate of Philosophy in Special Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Alshehri has worked with adults with Developmental Disabilities and Traumatic Brian Injury. He also has experience working with younger learners in home, school, and outpatient settings.
Additionally, Dr. Alshehri was adjunct professor at the University at Buffalo, as well as Medaille College, where he taught courses in severe and moderate disabilities, classroom management, and special education. Dr. Alshehri’s research interests include assessment and treatment of problem behaviors, implementation practices in applied settings, and identifying and implementing evidence-based practices and instructional design.
He’s been awarded various scholarships, been involved in grants, and has presented in numerous national and international conferences. Dr. Alshehri has been part of multiple research studies, including projects to target staff implementation of behavioral procedures, and testing different procedures to increase social communication for learners with autism and related disorders.
Dr. Eileen M. Lyons
Licensed School Psychologist
Dr. Eileen Lyons has served children with challenging behaviors and learning difficulties for over 20 years in the capacity of a School Psychologist and Behavior Analyst. She has served children in Illinois, Iowa, and Florida. Eileen graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, pursued a Masters Degree at Governor's State University in Illinois, and completed her Doctorate of Philosophy in School Psychology at the University of South Florida.
Eileen is passionate about inclusion, implementing interventions with fidelity, and helping every child she has the privilege to assist reaching his/her full potential. She’s excited to join Full Spectrum ABA’s passionate cadre of experts, and to lend her exquisite skill-set to help fulfill their mission of ensuring every child under Full Spectrum ABA’s care excels and grows.
Autistic Staff: Advocates & Employees
for Full Spectrum ABA
Mark Fleming is an autistic entrepreneur who owns and runs a fitness studio in Tampa called Equally Fit where he provides exercise training to those with disabilities and specializes in working with autistic individuals. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Exercise Science from The University of Alabama, where he also joined Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity Inc. and served as the chapters Vice President of Internal Affairs and Membership Educator. He has spent time working in Applied Behavior Analysis and has coached Special Olympics, where his athletes all won gold at the state competition level. He has been featured on CNN.com, the University of Alabama Alumni Magazine, various websites and other magazines as well as on every local news channel in Tampa. He currently serves on the Autism Friendly Tampa Advisory Board, the constituency board for C.A.R.D-USF, and the executive board for the A E Wood Foundation.
for Full Spectrum ABA
Michelle was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2 and was nonverbal until the age of 6. She received ABA therapy until she was 8 years old. Today, Michelle is a highly, dedicated paraprofessional and blogger with experiences in elementary and special education. Currently, Michelle is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) through Purdue University Global. Michelle is committed to creating an impact on the lives of individuals with Autism. She is excited to join Full Spectrum ABA and A.E Wood Foundation as a blogger and lend her expertise in the High Support ABA Treatment Team.
Autistic Marketing Assistant
for Full Spectrum ABA
Nicholas was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 2 and was Non-verbal until the age of 7. Nicholas was a client of FSBA several years ago and now an adult, he has blossomed as a leader amongst his peers. Nick will be working with Full Spectrum ABA full-time over Summer in our marketing & video editing department, and then as part of our OJT (On-Job Training) program for young adults on the spectrum once his schooling resumes.
Autistic Marketing Assistant
for Full Spectrum ABA
Antonio “Tony” Aponte has practiced photography since he was roughly eight years old, a passion that continued throughout his life including, but not limited to, elementary school photography contests. his middle school yearbook committee, and event photography. He has always believed every picture tells a story, a belief that has stayed with him as, after long periods of experimenting with various forms of storytelling, he decided to pursue digital media in his college years.
In the years since, he has applied his knowledge and experience in photography, videography, and editing in a variety of roles, including filming and editing testimonials, training videos, and local short films. He also has experience with post-production editing, including lighting and color correction. One of his proudest accomplishments was filming and editing a vignette on music therapy for WEDU’s Arts Plus program. Much of his work has been featured on social media for the clients he has worked for, including a non-profit job training program and a special needs summer camp, both of which gave him hands-on experience working with children and young adults with special needs.