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Team Catherine

Catherine Luecht

Catherine is a 2008 graduate from the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education and Elementary Education. Catherine is an Emerald Coast Autism Center staff supervisor and a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA). She is one of ECAC’s original staff members, joining the organization shortly after the doors opened in fall 2009. Previously, Catherine worked as a private home school teacher for multiple families in the area, teaching both kindergarten and leading a fifth grade group, teaching Social Studies and Latin. In the future, Catherine plans to complete a master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and obtain a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification.

Melissa Blizzard
Lead Therapist

Melissa graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. In 2013, she received a California Teachers of English Learners Authorization. While at USC, Melissa provided in-home, ABA therapy to children with autism. Prior to joining ECAC in July 2015, Melissa worked as a prekindergarten teacher and tutored children with learning disabilities. Currently, Melissa is pursuing a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder. Following the completion of her degree, Melissa plans to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification exam.

Mike Nickerson
Behavior Therapist

Mike is a 1994 graduate from University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Sports Psychology. He completed a special education teacher preparation course at New Hampshire Technical Institute. Mike joined the Emerald Coast Autism Center team in 2011. Currently, he is working towards a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in autism spectrum disorder.

Anne-Marie Miller
Behavior Therapist

Anne-Marie Miller is a 2012 graduate from Northwest Florida State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education K-6. She also holds endorsements for English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) and Reading. Anne-Marie joined Emerald Coast Autism Center in 2014.

Adrianna Berrios
Behavior Therapist

Adrianna is a 2014 graduate of Cairn University with a Bachelor of SCience degreein Social Work. In 2015, she joined Emerald Coast Autism Center as a Behavior Therapist. Adrianna has served as a Special Olympics Young Athletes Coach working to improve the quality of life for children on the autism spectrum.

Rebecca Denmon
Behavior Therapist 

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Shannon Bellanca
Behavior Therapist 

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Danielle Nixon
Behavior Therapist

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