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Team Lynsie

Lynsie Matern

Lynsie is a 2007 graduate of Florida State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Performance Management. In 2010, she joined the ECAC staff as a Behavior Therapist, and later transitioned into a Team Supervisor position. Lynsie earned a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Certification (BCaBA), from University of West Florida, in 2015. Currently, Lynsie is attending The University of West Florida, working towards a Master of Arts degree in Exceptional Student Education. Upon completion of the program, she plans to sit for the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certification examination.

Taylor Murphy 
BCaBA | Lead Therapist

Taylor is a 2014 graduate from University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She joined Emerald Coast Autism Center staff as a Behavior Therapist in 2015 and has taken a leadership role as Lead Therapist in 2017.
Kassie Caponi
Behavior Therapist

Kassie is a 2013 graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. In 2015, Kassie moved to Florida, and joined the Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC)  working with ECAC’s early and intermediate-learner population.

Pia Calderon
Behavior Therapist

Pia is a 2015 graduate of California State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She joined the Emerald Coast Autism Center staff in 2015, shortly after moving to Florida. Previously, Pia spent 2 years working as a behavior therapist at The Kendall School, Therapeutic Pathways in Tracy, California. 

Ava Cardinal
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Sharon McHugh
Behavior Therapist

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