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ABOUT

WHAT WE DO

Ruby Beach Behavioral Pediatrics serves clients ages 2 years old through early adolescence with autism and other developmental disabilities. 

We provide ABA services to our clients as well as support for parents.

 

ABA services are the only treatment for autism approved by the Surgeon General. At Ruby Beach Behavioral Pediatrics, we realize the opportunity we have to make meaningful impacts on our client's lives through the services we provide.  

HOW WE DO IT

The first step in our clinical process is to evaluate each client during an intake meeting with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Following the intake meeting, an assessment will be scheduled to allow the BCBA to conduct a 1-1 evaluation in which the child's skill deficits will be measured across multiple domains. An individualized treatment plan will be developed based on the assessment. 

A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) will implement the client's treatment plan under the close supervision of the BCBA. The BCBA will also have direct therapy hours with each of their clients to ensure the highest quality of care is given. 

Both BCBA's and RBT's are required to complete extensive coursework and continuing education in order to obtain and maintain their credentials. Ruby Beach Behavioral Pediatrics places immense importance on our staff's knowledge, skills, and abilities. 

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OUR TEAM

Meet our Certified Staff! 

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Matthew Mulkearns, M.Ed BCBA

Founder and CEO

Matthew graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. Matthew spent three years in the field as a Behavior Therapist before becoming a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) through The Florida Institute of Technology. Matthew spent five years as a BCaBA before obtaining his Master's in Education from the University of Cincinnati and becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). 

Matthew has a vast background of clinical experience with clients of all ages and varying developmental disabilities. 

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Megan Alexander

Founder and CEO

Megan manages the daily operations at Ruby Beach, setting staff, clients, and families up for success. She and Matthew share a vision for creating a clinic that exceeds the needs of families while also cultivating a desirable work environment for the staff. Megan's vast experience in medical billing and coding as well as office management allows Ruby Beach to provide exceptional service to those we serve. 

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Kendrik Richmond, M.S., BCBA

Kendrik graduated from UCF with a degree in psychology. He spent 3 years as an RBT working in the clinic and school settings. Kendrik became a BCBA in April 2023 and now enjoys serving his clients with a focus on building communication and leisure skills for children with special needs. He is passionate about building independence that allows children to embrace the adventures they experience with their peers and family! 

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Erika Fernandez RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Erika has been an RBT since the summer of 2020 and is currently going to school to complete her masters program to become a BCBA. She brings to the team a background in social welfare and her passion for pediatric services. Erika is fluent in English and Spanish, enhancing our ability to serve more families in our diverse community.

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Jakob McIntosh  RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

 Jakob is currently a master's student majoring in Special Education with a concentration in ABA at UNF. He has been an RBT for over a year now and he enjoys watching his clients grow and develop independence. Jakob is pursuing his BCBA credentials and he hopes to continue to make a difference in his clients lives.

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Bridget Edison RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Bridget currently attends UWF as she works to obtain her Masters of Arts in ABA with the goal to become a BCBA. She is especially passionate about self-advocacy and increasing independence with those she works with. She has been an RBT for 3 years. When not busy with the field of ABA Bridget enjoys hiking, yoga, camping and volleyball. 

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Sharhonda Riley RBT

Registered Behavior Technician

Sharhonda Riley  brings to the team a strong background she developed working with children who have special needs over the years as a nursing assistant. She is currently finishing up her program to be an RN and plans to continue her journey to become a BCBA.

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