Meet our incredible leadership:
Dr. Sarah Dillon
BCBA-D, LBA & Executive Vice President
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. Dr. Dillon is also a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of Mississippi and she is currently Executive Vice President for Full Spectrum Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Terry Blackmon (Hancock)
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
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.
Dr. Carrie Dempsey-Freimuth
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 academic research paper for sale glossary of terms to aid the development of Spain’s behavior-analyst certification process.
Dr. Philip Erb
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. Jennifer L. Bellotti
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. Jessica L. Moore
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 6 BCBA-Ds serving children with Full Spectrum ABA in Florida.
Dr. Beth Boone
Medical Director &
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Beth Boone is a professional dedicated to working with individuals with autism and related disabilities and their families. Dr. Boone received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Florida in 2001, completing 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, where she also served as faculty at the New York Medical College.
In 2008, Dr. Boone went on to direct programs providing statewide training on positive behavior support and crisis prevention/intervention for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and complex behavioral health needs across the state of Arkansas. In 2014, Dr. Boone assumed the role of Executive Director of the Institute for Disability at The University of Southern Mississippi, the state’s University Center of Excellence in Developmental Disability (UCEDD).
Upon relocating to Tampa, FL in 2017, Dr. Boone completed a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis while working as a Behavior Analyst with the Florida Mentor Network, and taught and chaired the Psychology program at Keiser University. Dr. Boone currently serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities at the University of South Florida (CARD @ USF), and will share some of her time and her wealth of experience in a quality assurance role as Medical Director for Full Spectrum.
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.
BCBA & Vice President of Marketing and Expansion
Collin received his Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of South Florida and attained his BCBA certification in 2014. He spent time at NOVA being groomed by Dr. Nathan Azrin, his assigned faculty mentor, who instilled in him a love of Behavior Analysis. Additionally, he learned tactics of Police Psychology under Dr. Vincent Van Hasselt, NOVA professor and Team Psychologist for the Hostage Negotiation Unit of the FBI Miami Field Office, and the FBI National Crisis Prevention and Intervention Program. Mr. Streetman has experience utilizing ABA interventions with children and adults with special needs, homeless individuals with co-morbid diagnoses, and adults with TBI.
He is responsible for writing and procuring over $3 Million in grant funds for many of the most complex children in Florida to receive ABA Therapy from expert BCBA-D’s, and in 2019, that grant was renewed by Florida’s Governor and Legislature for its third year. He has been active in philanthropic endeavors for over a decade. This includes serving as administrator for a Homeless non-profit, Impact Family Ministries, as well as developing a Homeless mission, Hope for the Hungry and Homeless (H3), which oversaw the monthly distribution of thousands of pounds of food and clothing. Through Hope for the Hungry and Homeless, he coordinated transportation, social services, and an ABA focused housing intervention. Additionally, he has delivered hundreds of 30-60 minutes spiritual motivational speeches to those struggling with homelessness, youth with special needs, and local churches; his largest crowd was thousands at the SunDome at USF. Mr. Streetman’s efforts in 2012 resulted in a large number of Tampa Bay’s homeless getting off the street through H3 with a meager budget. Further, Mr. Streetman conducted and has published research on teaching Homeless individuals problem-solving skills using Dr. Rusty Clark’s SODAS methodology, and has presented at conference on the subject.
He currently is on the board of two non-profits, one aimed at serving families suffering with developmental disability (A. E. Wood Foundation), and another one aimed at helping homeless veterans (C.E. Streetman Sr. Foundation). He is also a business consultant for CSHC Consulting, LLC, providing guidance on systems, marketing, hiring, and administrative development to businesses. He remains an emeritus member of Full Spectrum ABA, sitting and writing at their Round Table.