Emerald Coast Autism Center

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Administrative Staff

Staci Berryman

MS Ed, BCBA | Co-Founder | Executive Director

Staci Berryman is a co-founder and Executive Director of the Emerald Coast Autism Center. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Butler University in 1992. After graduation she accepted a position as an elementary school teacher in Houston, Texas. In 2004, Staci accepted a lead teacher position for the Special Services Department at Rocky Bayou Christian School, where her work in special education sparked a strong professional interest in children with autism. As a result, Staci decided to pursue a career as a BCBA, and earned her Master’s degree in Special Education with Grand Canyon University in 2007. Immediately afterward, she enrolled in the Behavior Analysis Program at Penn State University, earning her credentials as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in early 2009.

Heidi Blalock

CFA | Co-Founder | CEO | Treasurer

Heidi is a co-founder and the CEO and Treasurer of Emerald Coast Autism Center, as well as the proud parent of an ECAC student.  Heidi spent seven years with Mercer Investment Consulting in Chicago.  She was a Principal with Mercer and headed the US Performance and Reporting Division.  Prior to this role, she spent two years working in the mergers and acquisitions division of Sara Lee Corporation.  Heidi received a Bachelor degree in economics from Duke University and a Masters in Business Administration in finance and international business from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.  She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Beth Leeper

Office Manager

Beth is a 1991 graduate of Trevecca Nazarene College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies. Beth served in the U.S. Army from 1990 to 1994 as a Communications Specialist. After completing her military service, Beth spent 15 years in property management. She excepted a position as an administrative professional in the ABA community in 2009, and joined the ECAC family in 2013. Beth is a dedicated staff member and plans to grow professionally and personally with ECAC.

Megan Bausch

BCBA | Supervisor

Megan is a 2007 graduate of the University of Florida, with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, and a minor in Family, Youth, and Community Services. In 2009, Megan completed a master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University, and passed her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) coursework and certification testing. Megan has been providing one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services since 2007, and has worked as a Clinical Supervisor since 2009. Megan joined the ECAC team in 2012 and is a Supervisor.

Tracey Murr


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