Meet Us

“I am passionate about families receiving effective and affordable care.” –
Dr. Karen Hans

A letter from the owner, Dr. Hans.

ABA Every Day was founded to provide children and their families with an empowering and resourceful environment to meet their individual needs. During my 16 years of experience within the field of applied behavior analysis, I have worked in various private and corporate settings within the United States and abroad. Throughout this time, I witnessed the struggle to always keep the best interest of each individual child first. Additionally, I recognized the need to ensure that clinicians were given appropriate patient

caseloads that were within their ability to efficiently impact the child and family. In founding ABA Every Day, I strive to ensure that our clinicians have reduced caseloads to provide a higher level of support to their families.

I am passionate about families receiving effective and affordable health care. At ABA Every Day, it is our goal to ‘put ourselves out of business’ by immediately involving caregivers in the implementation of the skills and techniques that our staff uses in their child’s plan of care. We recognize the importance of families having the ability to access their daily lives and therefore seek to incorporate our model of a collaborative (caregiver, child, therapist) approach that leads to effective outcomes in an appropriate and timely manner. – Dr. Karen Hans, BCBA

Our Staff

Dr. Karen Hans

– Founder/Executive Director, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Dr. Karen Hans is the mother to two wonderful children. She has experienced parenting and exceptional education as both a professional and a parent. She understands how important is for families and professionals to work together to ensure the best outcomes for the child.

Dr. Karen E. Hans is a behavior analyst with 20 years of experience. She has an undergraduate degree in exceptional student education, and a masters degree in applied behavior analysis. She studied at the Ohio State University and her thesis was supervised by Dr. Heron and Dr. Heward. Dr. Hans later pursued her PhD at the University of Kent supervised by Dr. Murphy and Dr. Gore.

In her professional experience, Dr. Hans has worked in the United States and England. She has experience working with toddlers through geriatric population. Her passion lies in early intervention and helping early learners gain their foundational skills. Dr. Hans has presented research at both national and international conferences.

Blaire Harter, M.A., CCC-SLP

– Director of Coordinated Care/Speech-Language Pathologist 

Blaire has been a speech-language pathologist for 16 years, with over 12 years of experience working with children with feeding and swallowing disorders in a variety of settings, including the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), outpatient rehabilitation, and private practice. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2004 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and again in 2006 with her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with families to support them in establishing positive feeding experiences and to empower other clinicians to further their understanding of pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders.

Brandon Dickens

– Operations Manager, Board Certified Behavior Analyst 

Brandon earned his master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Ball State University, and his undergraduate degree in Health Care Administration from Sante Fe College.

In addition to his work in early intervention services, Brandon is passionate about delivering quality, ethical services to his clients, helping to promote parent advocacy, and contributing to making legislative changes to positively impact the lives of children with exceptional needs.

Currently, Brandon serves as the Operations Manager of ABA Every Day, as well as a Clinical Supervisor.

 

Shannon Worthington

– Office Manager

Shannon brings more than 20 years experience in the medical field coordinating, managing, and scheduling for 12 physicians. She is excited to be part of the ABA Every Day team and work alongside educated, compassionate colleagues that serve kids with exceptional needs.

 

Nicole Santoro

– Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Nicole Santoro has been implementing the principles of ABA to her work with children and adolescents from all walks of life since 2010. She brings empathy, perseverance and sincere love to her clients as she is committed to empowering children to live a full life. She began her journey as an undergraduate earning her BS in Communication Sciences and Disorders from UCF. She went on to earn her MS in Developmental Disabilities, ABA and Early intervention from Nova Southeastern University while gaining extensive experience working in clinical, home and school settings. She is committed to fostering teamwork and excellence in ABA. Furthermore, she is passionate about building positive and healthy relationships with her clients to equip both children and their families to be active participants in shaping the direction of their lives!

Abeda Kamal

– Clinical Supervisor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Abeda is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at ABA Everyday. She graduated with a bachelors in Clinical Health Science from the University of Central Florida and received her masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with a certification in Autism Spectrum Disorder from Ball State University. She has experience with the early learner population, in clinic and home settings. Abeda loves to make learning fun! Her goal is first and foremost – to improve quality of life and independence of the kiddos she serves.

Brooke Hatten 

– Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Brooke is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at ABA Every Day. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Central Florida and earned her Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorders from Ball State University. She has been working with children and adolescents using the principles of ABA since 2017.

Vonda Pierre

– Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst

Vonda has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 3 years. She has her Bachelor of Science from the Univesity of Central Florida in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Board Certified Behavior Analyst certification at UWF and her masters in I/O psychology from Liberty University. She is very passionate about staff training, parent training, and supervision. She is also passionate about organizational development, staff moral, and creating effective work environments.

Nicole Palmer, M.A., CF-SLP

– Speech-Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow

Nicole is a speech-language pathologist clinical fellow at ABA Every Day. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the field of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Central Florida. Nicole has worked with young children and adolescents with Autism, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Down syndrome, speech sound disorders, and language disorders since 2018. She is passionate about providing quality care that is fun and play-based to children to support their learning and communication!

Jairis Ortega

– Lead Registered Behavior Technician/Student Analyst

Jairis Ortega has a BS from the University of Central Florida and has been working towards her MA in ABA. She has been working as an RBT in the home and school settings for just under a year. She has a passion for working with early learners and helping them achieve meaningful goals. She is very grateful to serve a community of kids with exceptional needs.

Basmattie Aartie Nandcoomar

– Registered Behavior Technician

Aartie Nandcoomar attends Valencia State College with a future goal of becoming a BCBA. She has worked in an academic capacity with children in home and school settings. Aartie is enthusiastic about teaching new skills, and loves to celebrate achievements of the children she works with.

Lauren Carver

– Registered Behavior Technician

Lauren Carver is a student at the University of Central Florida, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has been an RBT for a year, and she is working toward becoming a BCBA. She loves having the opportunity to help kids learn and grow. Seeing progress is what makes this job special!

Samantha Neill 

– Registered Behavior Technician

As a Gainesville native, Samantha has always enjoyed working with children; watching them learn and grow as individuals.  Serving the pediatric population throughout her career, she continues to be a dedicated advocate to children with varying exceptionalities.  Upon graduating from Indian River State College, Samantha is pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Development at the University of Central Florida. 

Emily Patterson

– Behavior Technician

Emily Patterson is currently a Communications Science and Disorders major at the University of Central Florida. Soon, she will graduate and go on towards gaining her masters degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is currently training to become an RBT and is looking forward to achieving her license. She previously worked with children as a Teacher Assistant and Summer Camp Assistant Director. She can’t wait to see the progress of ABA and the growth of a client in the future as an RBT!

Olivia Whalen

– Registered Behavior Technician

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409 East Oakland Avenue
Suite B
Oakland, FL 34787

407-279-1101

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