Meet The Team
Jerusia, the founder of Behavior Analysts of Naples. Her love for the Applied Behavior Analysis field began over 25 years ago, when she taught a 4-year-old, who had no verbal communication, to talk. While she loves helping clients, she takes pride in selecting and training the best Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) to serve our future generations as well; for Jerusia, a hands-on business model is imperative. Not only does she train future therapists, but she also gives direct consultation and regular client assessments.
While Behavior Analysts of Naples has only been open since 2019, she held a private practice with multiple BCBA’s for over 6 years in Connecticut. After growing tired of the long winters, Jerusia and her husband moved to Naples to continue their business and to enjoy the local golf country clubs. When they aren’t traveling or spending time with their beloved Rottweilers Zoe and Zeus, you can find them playing at the Lely-Mustang Golf Country Club
Monica is currently a student at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is studying psychology and aspires to receive her bachelors. She hopes to graduate this upcoming year. She has come to love this job so much. making a change in the children’s life means so much to her, it’s so amazing to see them grow in such a short amount of time. Monica's future plans consist of going to further her education and receive her Masters to become a BCBA. She is working on getting her board certification,
she is so excited to see what her future holds. Some activities Monica loves doing are, going to the beach, kayaking, spending time with friends and family, as well as reading. She likes to live the true Floridian lifestyle!
Evangeline is one of our Associate Analysts and has over 5 years experience working with children with various social, emotional and behavioral needs in home, school, and clinical settings. In 2019 she received a bachelors in psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University, was certified as an RBT in February of 2020, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis. Evangeline has also volunteered with organizations such as Guardian ad Litem, an advocacy program for children in the foster care system, further solidifying her love for helping children and families.
In her free time, Evangeline enjoys reading and spending time outdoors camping, kayaking, and hiking and has an affinity for the local beaches. She also enjoys crochet and collecting mugs, of which she has about 50! In 5 years, Evangeline sees herself with her BCBA continuing to help children and families in the Southwest Florida area.
Yozeli is another one of our Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Gulf Coast University with her bachelors degree in psychology. At the start of her college career she discovered her passion for the field of psychology and helping people. In her last semester of undergrad she worked as an intern for Behavior Analysts of Naples and fell in love with ABA. She saw the way that ABA therapy is able to help people and knew that she found a field that would allow her to fulfill her passion for helping others. She has been working in the field of ABA for a year now. She is currently enrolled in a masters program at Purdue University and is actively working towards her Board Certification and Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis.
She has lived in Labelle FL her entire life. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, listening to music, being outdoors, and watching a good movie. Her long term goal is to complete graduate school and become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.