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Gianna Fernandez Newly Appointed COO of Engage Behavioral Health!

June 21, 2016

Gianna HeadshotEngage Behavioral Health is the leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy in Tampa Bay and Tallahassee. The organization develops individualized programs for children with autism, down syndrome, OCD, ADHD, and other behavioral and/or developmental disabilities that allow them to learn in their natural environments. Gianna Fernandez, M.A., BCBA, has received an amazing promotion from Clinical Director to Chief Operating Officer at Engage Behavioral Health. She has stood as a vital member of the team at Engage Behavioral Health since 2008.

As Chief Operating Officer, Gianna’s central focus is to continue developing and implementing company processes as well as maintaining the integrity of each while preparing to expand operations towards other markets. This new role provides her the time to become increasingly engaged in local community organizations in order to develop Engage Behavioral Health’s services within many areas. Some of these facets include the public school system, local community businesses, as well as future plans to cultivate the formation of an assessment clinic.

Gianna completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Applied Behavioral Analysis at the University of South Florida. She first learned about Engage Behavioral Health in 2008 from a list provided by her graduate program in order to fulfill a practicum requirement. Gianna then contacted Founder, Jennifer Phelps, and after an interview, was hired and has remained with Engage Behavioral Health ever since. Gianna has advanced experience working with individuals with autism and related disabilities, as well as specializing in the use of direct instruction and naturalistic teaching with children in homes, schools and within various community settings.

With Gianna’s newly appointed role as Chief Operating Officer, she is now able to continue to uphold as well as assist in the growth of the amazing work accomplished by the organization. It is certainly exciting to see the advancement of Engage Behavioral Health as well as its continued contribution to the betterment of the Tampa Bay community!

For more information about Engage Behavioral Health here!

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