At BTEC, our mission is to provide superior therapy and training, always keeping in mind the goal of enabling each child to reach his or her maximum potential. We work closely with families in order to empower parents to become active participants in their child's development and facilitate a healthy and fulfilling quality of life. We recognize and embrace each child's individual differences, and develop each program based upon their skills, needs, interests, preferences, and family situations. At BTEC, we recognize that it is essential that each child's program be uniquely designed to fit those needs.
Meet Our Team
Lauri M. Turner, MA, BCBA
Behavior Analyst/Clinical Director
Lauri serves as the Clinical Director at BTEC. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, holds a Master's degree in Comprehensive Exceptional Student Education with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), and a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Her extensive experience has included clinical, classroom, and community settings, as well as research in the field of language acquisition and development. Lauri's responsibilities include direct provision of one-on-one ABA therapy and supervising all clinical operations of the agency, including the integration of the most advanced research-based methods of treatment into each child's program.
Emily Bare, MA, BCBA
Emily Bare, MA, BCBA, joined our team in 2015 from
Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor’s
degree from Eckerd College, a Master’s from Fairfield University, and completed
her post-graduate program in Applied Behavior Analysis at Penn State
University. Emily brings diverse
experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities from 16
months to 80 years old, and has extensive experience transitioning individuals from
clinical to community settings. Prior to joining the BTEC team, she provided
treatment in home, clinical, school, and community settings both in Connecticut
and New York.
Stephanie Huff, MS, BCBA Behavior Analyst
Stephanie Huff, MS, BCBA, joined BTEC in 2015. She holds both Bachelor's
and Master's degrees in psychology, completing her Master's at Auburn
University with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. Her experience in ABA includes
providing one-on-one therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults
across clinical, residential, school, and in-home settings, as well as
providing ABA training for biological and foster families and educators.
Prior to joining BTEC, she worked as a Behavior Analyst and
supervisor at a residential school, serving individuals with genetic
disorders, developmental, and intellectual disabilities.
Sara Jones, MS, BCBA
Sara has been working in the field of Applied Behavior
Analysis since 2007. She attended Florida State University and obtained
certification to practice as a BCBA in 2012. She has worked with children
as well as adults and has provided services in a variety of settings including
clinics, family homes, public schools, and residential facilities. Most
recently she served as a director at a clinic specializing in early
intervention and children with deficits of functional language. She has a
strong passion for providing therapy and being able to positively impact the
lives of children and their families. She firmly believes that every
child has potential to grow and learn with a dedicated family and therapy
team! When not working she enjoys reading, spending time with family and
friends, and visiting Pensacola's beautiful beaches.
Evan Vienneau, MA, BCBA
Evan Vienneau is a
Board Certified Behavior Analyst, working primarily
with children and young adults on the autism spectrum. His educational
experience includes a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from
Florida State University, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Florida
International University, and a Master's degree in Applied Behavior
Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology. Joining the BTEC team
in early 2016, Evan looks to helping others in need through a
collaborative and supportive method of behavior analysis with utmost
concern and care. Prior to clinical based therapy, Evan worked several
years in one-on-one therapy with individuals ranging from 2-17yrs of age
in home, school, and community settings of south Florida. Evan believes
that, in addition to the teaching environment, creating a supportive
system with friends and family around those in need of help is the best
method for bringing change. He looks forward to talking about any needs
for care and to developing a strong foundation with many families and
coworkers. Additionally, any discussion of college football is always
welcomed. Go Noles!
Michelle Calderon, MS, BCBA
Michelle Calderon, MS, BCBA, joined BTEC in 2016. She
attended the Florida State University and holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s
degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Michelle
received her BACB certification in 2003.
Michelle has been working with individuals with developmental
disabilities for the last 20 years and has worked with all age ranges from 3 to
adult. Prior to joining BTEC, she served
as a Senior Behavior Analyst overseeing the training of Registered Behavior
Technicians and the implementation of behavior support programs. Over the
years, Michelle has worked in a variety of settings, including home, school and
community. Michelle is excited to be a part of the team of dedicated BCBAs at BTEC. In her free time she enjoys
traveling, going to the beach, spending time with her pets and attending live
Michelle Ammon, M.Ed., BCBA
Michelle Ammon is a Board Certified
Behavior Analyst with a Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction:
Applied Behavior Analysis, and a Bachelor's Degree in Family &
Human Development. Her professional experience includes working with
individuals 3 years to adult in the clinical,school, community, and
in-home settings. Prior to joining BTEC, Michelle supervised BCBA
candidates, served as a Clinical Case Supervisor, and provided
one-on-one direct therapy. Michelle is a firm believer in the science of
Applied Behavior Analysis and is looking forward to a long future
delivering ABA services to families as a part of the BTEC team.
Amanda Williamson, MA, BCBA
Amanda Williamson holds a masters degree in Comprehensive
Exceptional Student Education with a Specialization in Applied Behavior
Analysis (ABA), and also holds a Bachelor
of Fine Arts and is a published painter.
Amanda has experience providing direct therapy to clients as well as
competency based training to family, educators and support staff, in both the
classroom and home settings. Prior to
joining BTEC's team, she worked as a private behavior analyst, as well as a consultant
for a school system in Alabama. She has
experience working with persons with disabilities from diverse populations,
including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Down syndrome,
and Intellectual Disability. Her research has focused on the acquisition of spontaneous social skills
through Behavioral Teaching for persons with ASD. Amanda's strong belief in the principles and science
of ABA are rooted in its effectiveness in teaching adaptive and functional skills.
Marianne Idol, MA, BCBA
Marianne is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who holds a Master’s degree in clinical psychology with a concentration in Applied
Behavior Analysis from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Marianne
has worked in a variety of different settings including the prestigious Carbone Clinic
where she received intensive training in Skinner’s analysis of Verbal Behavior.
She also served as the Co-Director at a clinic in Northern Virginia where she helped oversee the ABA program,
supervised behavior therapists, provided direct therapy, developed programs to
increase skill acquisition following verbal behavior methodology, and developed
behavior reduction programs to best meet the needs of her clients. Marianne is
passionate about helping children grow through the principles of Applied
Behavior Analysis and is excited to be a part of the BTEC team!
Director of Operations
Chris serves as the Director of Operations at BTEC. His responsibilities include all financial reporting, budgeting, and business operations of the company. With a background in business and psychology, his leadership is an integral part of BTEC's commitment to delivering the highest quality of family-focused service in the field. Following college, Chris spent eight years playing Major League Baseball for several teams throughout the US, including the World Series Champion New York Yankees in 2000. His dedication to excellence is a driving force behind BTEC's superior service!
1508 W. Garden St. Pensacola, FL 32502
12385 Sorrento Rd., Suite C-3 Pensacola, FL 32507
8550 University Pkwy. Pensacola, FL 32514
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