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 20 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 17 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.

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 Bowden, M.A., CCC-SLP

– Speech-Language Pathologist

Nicole is a speech-language pathologist 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!


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.

Lavonda Pierre

– Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Student Analyst Coordinator

Vonda has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 3 years. She has her Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida in Psychology and recently graduated with 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.

Ashli Adams

– Board Certified Behavior Analyst

More information to come!

Olivia Whalen

– RBT Coordinator, Registered Behavior Technician, and Student Analyst

I knew from my first day of ABA in 2020 that I wanted to become a BCBA. Helping my clients learn through play and watching them grow is my favorite thing about my job. I got my bachelors degree in psychology from Bridgewater State University and am continuing onto getting my masters in developmental disabilities with a concentration in ABA. I have a goal to continue to help the field of ABA grow and always put my clients first while encouraging others in the field to do the same. When I’m not at work or school I love to kayak, read, go to Disney, and run!

Basmattie Aartie Nandcoomar

– Registered Behavior Technician

Aartie 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/Student Analyst

Lauren Carver graduated from the University of Central Florida, earning her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has been an RBT for over 3 years 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!

Emily Patterson 

– Registered Behavior Technician

Emily Patterson is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida, with her Bachelor’s of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders. She is working towards gaining her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology. She is currently working as an RBT, and recently gained her license as a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. She previously worked with children as a Teacher Assistant and Summer Camp Assistant Director. She can’t wait to watch the continuing progress and the growth of her clients as an RBT & SLPA!

Sierra Knight

– Registered Behavior Technician/Student Analyst

Sierra has been an RBT for almost a year now and is part of the student analyst program. She graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2022 with her Bachelor’s Degree in clinical psychology and is now pursuing her Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis expected to graduate in 2025. She enjoys making an impact in her client and families’ lives as well learning new ways to better implement different intervention plans.

Leslie Palomares

– Registered Behavior Technician

More information to come!

Gladys Alvarez

– Registered Behavior Technician

More information to come!

Jameelah Young

– Registered Behavior Technician

More information to come!

Wednie Philoxy

– Registered Behavior Technician

More information to come!

Jamilliah Britt

– Registered Behavior Technician/Student Analyst

I began my professional career in the school district as a Paraprofessional within the departments of Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and Emotional/Behavioral Disability (E/BD). As I developed a strong sense of dedication and interest in assisting children with autism and other developmental disabilities, I made the decision to pursue a new professional path as a Registered Behavior Technician in 2020. I recently graduated with my Master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education Comprehensive Applied Behavior Analysis from the esteemed University of West Florida. I am presently enrolled in the student analyst program with the aim of becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. My objective is to consistently collaborate with clients and their families in order to offer unwavering support, compassionate care, and an empathetic viewpoint.

Stephanie Thomas

– Registered Behavior Technician/Student Analyst

More information coming soon!

Cora Burkley

– Behavior Technician

Cora is a recent graduate of Rollins College with Bachelor of Arts in psychology. While completing her studies, she performed research at the Hume House Child Development and Student Research Center on social-emotional development in preschoolers. Currently, she is working as an RBT and is looking forward to exploring the field of ABA. She is passionate about celebrating the achievements of her clients!

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409 East Oakland Avenue
Suite D
Oakland, FL 34787


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