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Team Sherrel


Sherrel Hill
BCaBA│Supervisor

Sherrel earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Texas Tech University in 2010. She completed coursework towards a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) Florida Institute of Technology, and received her BCaBA certification in 2014. Sherrel joined the Emerald Coast Autism Center in 2012 as a behavior therapist and later moved to a Supervisor position. Prior to her work at ECAC, Sherrel held a position as a Business Communication Lab Teacher at Texas Tech University. Sherrel's future plans include completing a master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and sitting for her Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA) examination.


Malerie Gest
Lead Therapist



Ashley Falcon
Behavior Therapist

Ashley joined Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC) as a behavior therapist, in 2013. Prior to her work at ECAC, she spent several years working with children on the Autism Spectrum. Her previous knowledge of relating behavior principles to everyday situations helped her establish, and grow ECAC’s Tech Lab program. Her dedication to helping pre-teens, and teens work through challenging social situations, within their peer groups, is changing the lives of these young people.


Adrianna Berrios
Behavior Therapist

Adrianna is a 2014 graduate of Cairn University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work. In 2015, she joined the Emerald Coast Autism Center as a behavior therapist. Since joining our team, Adrianna has taken on additional responsibilities as a Special Olympics Young Athletes Coach working to improve the quality of life for child with Autism.


Austin McCart
Behavior Therapist│Nursing Supervisor

Austin is a 2012 graduate from Northwest Florida State College with an Associate of Applied Science. In 2013, he received his endorsement as a License Practical Nurse. In addition to his work at the Emerald Coast Autism Center (ECAC), Austin is a part-time Nurse at the Okaloosa County Jail. Austin has been a staff member of at ECAC since 2013.

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Anne Windham
Behavior Therapist | Stingray Instructor

Anne is a 2015 graduate of Florida State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Child Sciences with an emphasis in Developmental Disabilities. In June 2015, she joined the ECAC team working as a behavior therapist. In the future, Anne plans to pursue a Master of Science degree in Special Education.



Patrick Mills
Behavior Therapist

Pat is a 2010 graduate of University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and hods endorsements in teaching reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). Pat is a Florida-Certified Teacher and is currently working towards a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) certification through Florida Institue of Technology.


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Shasta Tew
Behavior Therapist 
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Nydia Orlandi
Behavior Therapist
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