Dr. Jennifer L. Bellotti
BCBA-D, QBA &
Executive Vice President
Dr. Jennifer Bellotti 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, Dr. Bellotti 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. Dr. Bellotti’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
Dr. Carrie Freimuth 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
Dr. Philip Erb earned his Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis from the University of Florida, 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 Dr. Erb’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, Dr. Erb 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. Terrence Bryant
BCBA-D & Bible Based ABA Director
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. 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. Dr. Harvey 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. 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, Dr. Ertel 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, Dr. 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. Ertel is a Regional Director for Full Spectrum ABA, and works alongside Dr. Jennifer Bellotti 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. Jessica 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. Moore’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. Dr. Lyons 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.
Dr. Lyons 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.