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Team Lynsie



Lynsie Matern
BCaBA│Supervisor

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.

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Lydia Irvin
Lead Therapist

Lydia is a 2011 graduate of Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In 2014, she joined Emerald Coast Autism Center as a behavior therapist intern, and became a full-fledged staff member later that year. In 2015, Lydia earned a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis from Ball State University.

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Courtney Headley
Behavior Therapist

Courtney is a 2013 graduate of Auburn University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with a concentration in childhood and adolescence. She joined Emerald Coast Autism Center as a behavior therapist, in 2015. Prior to her work at ECAC, Courtney worked as a Childcare Director for the YMCA. In the future, Courtney plans to pursue a master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology, and complete coursework towards a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Certification.


Kassie Patterson
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. 


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Erin Watts
Behavior Therapist 


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Ava Cardinal
Paraprofessional

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