Kaleidoscope Interventions Employees
Breanne “Bre” Baez Colantonio is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Bre holds a B.S. in Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology, and received a M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology as well. She has a passion for working with children and the older adult population. Even as a child, she enjoyed teaching younger children at her school how to read, write and do mathematics.
She has worked with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in day programs and older adults with dementia, schizophrenia, and other cognitive disorders in a residential setting. Bre has a passion for teaching daily living skills and other related skills to give clients the necessary independence to possibly live on their own one day. Beyond working with clients, Bre is passionate about using her skills in behavior analysis to coach staff, provide training, and disseminate knowledge.
I was born and raised in a small town in Illinois. I studied psychology and sociology as an undergraduate student because I was interested in marriage and family counseling. However, while in college I realized I was more interested in research than counseling. I chose not to continue school right after graduating with my B.S. in psychology and instead worked in nursing homes for three years. It was during this time that I started taking an interest in behavior and ways to manage challenging behaviors of older adults with dementia. When I started researching graduate programs, I came across applied behavior analysis, which I realized was exactly what I wanted to do.
In 2014 I moved to Melbourne to begin graduate school at Florida Institute of Technology studying applied behavior analysis. I began work at the Scott Center for Autism Treatment as a behavior technician until 2015. From 2015-2016 I completed my practicum at the Fountains of Melbourne where I worked with older adults with dementia. In 2017 I started at Puzzlebox Academy where I gained further experience working with children with ASD. In July 2018 I graduated with my M.S. in applied behavior analysis and in November 2019 I passed the BCBA exam. I have been working as a BCBA at Puzzlebox since December 201
Shana is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has been working or Kaleidoscope since June 2018. Upon discovering behavior analysis, she started her graduate work and began working at a clinic where she was trained as an RBT. Since being with Kaleidoscope, she has gained experience working within homes, providing services in school, and within the clinic. She now continues toshare her passion by providing services in the clinic as well as coach staff.
In her early work, she provided horseback riding lessons to individuals with a range of disabilities including autism, cerebral palsy, PTSD, smith magenis syndrome, prosthetic limbs, and more. In her free time she still occasionally provides lessons, but now the principles of applied behavior analysis to improve the effectiveness of lessons.
She has B.A in Psychology which she received from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. She attended Florida Institute of Technology where she completed her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and Organizational Behavior Management.
BCBA - Kaleidoscope Interventions
Coach - Morningside Model of Generative Instruction
Hello! My name is Brittany Boganski and I'm a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Kaleidoscope Interventions in our In-home department. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). I also received my Master's from FIT in Applied Behavior Analysis. I have worked with children on the Autism Spectrum for the past 14 years. During my undergraduate and graduate degrees, I assisted with conducting research in reducing automatic maintained behaviors, such as stereotypy and increasing skill acquisition. This past year, I have switched from the clinic to the in-home department. I really enjoy providing ABA in both settings and have loved watching our kiddos grow so much from the clinical setting and continue to excel in the less restrictive in-home and community based settings.
My name is Melonie Maldonado and I am a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst working at Kaleidoscope Interventions, Palm Bay location. I went to University of Tampa where I majored in Psychology. I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in 2016. I was originally going to study clinical psychology until I stumbled upon a job in the field of applied behavior analysis in 2017. From there, I fell in love with the work I did and the children I worked with every day. I pursued my BCaBA certification at Florida Institute of Technology and officially became certified January 2019.
I was born in Connecticut but raised in Palm Bay, Florida. I enjoy a variety of leisure activities such as reading, painting, watching Tv shows, and playing video games. Whenever I have the opportunity, I enjoy travelling and visiting my family in Connecticut and Bolivia.