Tate McGhee, MS, BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst #1-04-2077 Level 1 Certified with 10 years in practice Certified Trainer APD Behavior Assistant Course Sequence 2 Term APD Local Review Committee Member 2005-2009 1700 Robinson Drive North St. Petersburg, Fl. 33710 Phone #321-578-0022 email@example.com Clinical Experience to offer: 2012-present Co-Owner/Clinical Director of Behavioral Treatment of Tampa Bay 1913 Tyrone Boulevard North Saint Petersburg, FL 33710 (727)-827-2838 Job duties include: Total development of business, marketing and clinical models Consult with educational information on working with bill 2654 of Florida legislature and insurance billing for treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Assembly of staff to operate the clinical setting for Autism treatment Educate and train on Florida Autism Insurance reform Coordinate VB-MAPP curriculum online through ipad technology Provide direct VB-MAPP with children diagnosed with (ASD) Provide direct parent training sessions Develop treatment plans with treating Behavior Analysts 2012-present Lead Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for Littke & Associates, Inc. 6251 Park Blvd. Suite #9F Pinellas Park, FL 33781 (727)742-8697 Job duties include: Provide Leadership to a team of Behavior Analysis services for adolescents in the community funded through the Medicaid system Provide Behavior Analysis services to adults and adolescents living in a State of Florida designated Behavior Focus group home residential setting. Provide clinical oversight of Behavior Analysis services to Board Certified Associate Analysts (BCaBA) serving adolescents and adults living in a State of Florida designated Behavior Focus group home residential setting. Provide clinical oversight for two State of Florida designated Behavior Focus group homes with 12 adults and adolescents residing and receiving Behavior Analysis services. 2004-present Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) Consultant for Assisted Living of Florida 10860 118th Street Seminole, Florida 33778 (727) 504-1290 Provide Behavior Analysis consultation to owner of 5 total group homes (2 designated by the state of Florida as Behavior Focus) & 1 Adult Day Training facility 2004-2012 Clinical Director of Behavior Analysis Services for Pinellas Association for Retarded Children (PARC) 3190 Tyrone Blvd North, St. Petersburg, Florida 33710 (727) 345-9111 Direct Supervisors included: Karen Higgins, CEO @ PARC 2005-2012 & Steve Woolf, PhD, BCBA 2002-2004 (727) 345-9111. Semira Hoffman, Owner & President @ Assisted Living of Florida 2004-present (727)-504-1290 Job duties include: (Assisted Living & PARC combined) Managed and provided clinical oversight with full responsibility for the performances of 23 Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA), Assistant Analysts (BCaBAs) and Certified Behavior Assistants serving the developmentally disabled population within the Medicaid-Waiver based department. These clinical duties include: Serving and treating approximately 250 developmentally disabled people with socially significant behavioral challenges throughout Pinellas and Manatee Counties. Authoring directly or providing clinical oversight that provided those 220 clients with a Functional Behavioral Assessments and a Behavior Treatment Plan that has been written specifically for their behavioral needs focusing on functionally equivalent replacement behavior to reduce maladaptive behavior. Competition of all Agency for Persons with Disabilities justification forms and requests for Medicaid funding Direct Data collection including: environmental variables, setting events, sequence analysis and initial function analysis. Bi-weekly staff training and follow up which include: Behavior Plan strategies, Prevention of maladaptive behavior through manipulating antecedent conditions, behavior analysis 101 for beginning staff, avoiding coercive interactions, contingent attention, least intrusive most affective practices, Ethical considerations, abuse & neglect of client rights, etc. Data Analysis and presenting to PARC Senior Management Quarterly Dashboard Reports on trends and future direction of Behavior Analysis Services. Presenting monthly to the State of Florida Organizational Reactive Strategy Reports. Presentation of current trending and or with the cooperation of staff. Analyzed for effectiveness through trending; presented to peers, medical professionals and caregivers. These behaviors include: physical and verbal aggression towards others and towards self, property destruction, pica, stealing, elopement, Bruxism, aerophagia, suicidal attempts, sexual and social inappropriate behaviors. This population ranges from children to senior citizens with a diagnoses ranging from: Mental retardation, hoarding, incontinence, eating and psychiatric disorders, Downs & Fragile X Chromosomal Syndromes, Autism, PDD, Prater-Willie Disorder, Forensic/Criminally significant behaviors such as grand theft, violation of probation, battery, etc. Each Behavior Plan was then presented in person before the Agency for Persons with Disabilities Local Review Committee for Compliance within Florida Statue 65G. 2008-2012 (Discovery Learning Center funded through a Juvenile Welfare Board (JWB) Grant: Provided Behavior Analysis services to 37 children ages 2-5 years of age. This program provided functional behavior assessments and functional communication training to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or similar disability. ABLLS & Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment & Placement Program (VB-MAPP) curriculum was used during this program: Direct service, consultation and training to classroom teachers, parents, DLC management and other paraprofessionals was conducted. Children were seen both on PARC Campus and in their homes with data analysis, preference & functional assessments completed. 2004-2012 (Assisted Living & PARC combined) Managed, provided direct supervision was responsible for the entire operating functions of the Medicaid-Waiver Behavior Analysis services department including: Operating budgets ranging annually from $400,000 to $150,000 Leading weekly staff meetings on relevant agenda items to address Monthly billing and the reporting of billing to Medicaid. Quarterly job evaluations on each staff Case management of the 250 client files with intermittent auditing and reporting to PARC and the Del Marva Agency management of all 23 staff files including annual trainings and clearance hiring and firing of personnel based on performance Authorization sign off on all necessary functions such as: mileage reimbursements, final monthly billing reports, staff time off, etc. Maintaining satisfactory customer relations with each person needing service, parents and families, support coordinators, members of affiliated agencies and peers, all levels of staff implementing Behavior Treatment Plans throughout the day program, residences and in the community in the group home setting. Attending court or psychiatric appointments to represent the client with behavioral documentation to assist medical and law enforcement with proper information during potential Baker Act or incarceration 2004-2012 (Assisted Living & PARC combined) Primary Behavior Analysis Oversight in the community (Seminole, Largo, Clearwater and Bradenton) for 10 “Behavior Focus” group homes. These responsibilities included: Certifying all staff employed in Professional Crisis Management Certifying all staff through the 20 hours state approved curriculum as Behavior Assistants. Consult with management to provide adequate staff coverage to maintain compliance per resident occupancy. Completing and reporting to APD Bi-Monthly Proficiency Rating scales on each individual staff 2004-2012 (PARC) Primary Behavioral Analyst for the 42 adult individuals residing in the Bert Mueller Home Intensive Care facility (ICF) located on PARC campus. These duties included: Authoring, revising and implementing 42 Functional Behavior Assessments. These specific responsibilities included: Authoring directly 42 clients with a Functional Behavioral Assessments and a Behavior Treatment Plan that has been written specifically for their behavioral needs focusing on functionally equivalent replacement behavior to reduce maladaptive behavior. Strong emphasis on collaborating with additional Behavioral Management on site. Bi-weekly staff training and follow up which include: Behavior Plan strategies, Prevention of maladaptive behavior through manipulating antecedent conditions, behavior analysis 101 for beginning staff, avoiding coercive interactions, contingent attention, least intrusive most affective practices, Ethical considerations, abuse & neglect of client rights, etc. Bi-Monthly Data Analysis and presenting to the Human Rights Advocacy Committee Monthly Dashboard Reports on trends and future direction to the Psychotropic Medical Team of resident physicians and management. 2004-2012 (PARC) Primary Behavioral Analyst for the 22 children residing in the PARC Cottages Intensive Care facility (ICF) located on PARC campus. These duties included: Authoring, revising and implementing 22 Functional Behavior Assessments. These specific responsibilities included: Authoring directly 22 clients with a Functional Behavioral Assessments and a Behavior Treatment Plan that has been written specifically for their behavioral needs focusing on functionally equivalent replacement behavior to reduce maladaptive behavior. *With these children, an emphasis on functional communication was also established. Strong emphasis on collaborating with additional Behavioral Management on site. Bi-weekly staff training and follow up which include: Behavior Plan strategies, Prevention of maladaptive behavior through manipulating antecedent conditions, behavior analysis 101 for beginning staff, avoiding coercive interactions, contingent attention, least intrusive most affective practices, Ethical considerations, abuse & neglect of client rights, etc. Bi-Monthly Data Analysis and presenting to the Human Rights Advocacy Committee Monthly Dashboard Reports on trends and future direction to the Psychotropic Medical Team of resident physicians and management. 2004-present (Private Consulting) Approved Practicum Supervisor at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT) & University of South Florida (USF) in the Applied Behavior Analysis Masters Degree Program. Directly supervised and mentored 5 students to become Board Certified Assistant Analysts. These specific responsibilities included: Weekly meeting to discuss areas of the Behavior Analysis task list Discussions in ethical practice Modeling of behavior change principles Monthly sign off for each student to complete and report their experience to the University Regular contact with their Practicum Supervisor regarding any performance areas needing improvement. Weekly sign off reporting experience to the Behavior Analysis Certification Board (BACB) 2006-present (Private Consulting) Certified 180 students as Behavior Assistants completing 18 courses through the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD State of Florida approved curriculum. • Trained on other subjects such as: • Behavior Analysis 101 • Reactive Strategies (compliance with Florida Statute 65G-8) • Verbal Behavior • Using the VB-MAPP • Latham’s Parent Training • PARC Board of Directors Intro to ABA • Guardian ad litem workshop Intro to ABA 2011—2012 (PARC) Primary Clinical Developer of the Autism Behavioral Center to open at PARC in 2013. Responsibilities included: Working with PARC Senior management to develop an business plan to propose to the PARC board of directors Present schematic drawing for the outline of the Center Consult with educational information on working with bill 2654 of Florida legislature and insurance billing for treatment for autism disorders. Assembly of staff to operate the Center Educate and train on Florida Autism Insurance reform Coordinate VB-MAPP curriculum online through ipad technolo 2008-2010 (PARC) Provided Clinical Director responsibilities to Manasota ARC in Bradenton, FL. (PARC & MARC merged organizations) These responsibilities mirrored those assigned by PARC listed above. Additional standards of performance: 2004-2012 Maintained satisfactory compliance Rating within Florida Statute 65G-8, the Agency for Heath Care Association (ACHA) and The Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) and the Del Marva Agency during all case management audits 2007-2012 Categorized with Medicaid Waiver Level 1 BCBA experience 2005-2012 Made Organizational recommendations Assisted Living of Florida and PARC to train and implement Professional Crisis Management (PCM). 2 term Agency For Persons with Disabilities (APD) Local Review Committee Member 2006-2008 reviewing hundreds of Behavior Treatment Plans for Compliance Provided forensic expert testimony to determine the outcome of criminally active and psychiatrically fragile individuals in the Pinellas County Court and St. Anthony’s Hospital. Presented research as 4 Poster Presentations to the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) Conference 2006 Presented “All Dressed Up” training to peers at the Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA) Conference 2007 Other relevant employment: 2007-2010 Florida Institute of Technology- supervised by: Jose Martinez-Diaz, BCBA-D Co-instructor of BEHP 5000 & 5001 through the FIT Professional Development Program. Co Instructors provide cutting edge education opportunities using the internet to tech students worldwide BACB course requirements towards Behavior Analysis certification using direct training, feedback, polling, review of written materials and supervision of exams. 2002-2004 Quest Kids- supervised by: Elbert Blakely BCBA-D. This experience was focused on direct behavioral therapy. This includes: early intervention therapy to children with Autism using specific assessment and treatment methods focusing on functional communication and verbal behavior in Orlando, Fl. 2002-2004 Behavior Services of Brevard – supervised by: Karen Wagner, BCBA. This experience was focused on community based behavior analysis services which occurred during enrollment in the ABA Masters Studies in Melbourne, Fl. Education: Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne Fl. Master of Science Honors Graduate in Applied Behavior Analysis- 2004 Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh Pa. Bachelor of Fine Arts Honors Graduate – 1996 Balliol College @ Oxford University, Oxford England Graduate of the British American Drama Academy - 1994 Pinellas County Center for the Arts (PCCA) @ Gibbs High School, St. Petersburg, Fl. Honors Graduate & 1st Recipient of the Bravo Award - 1992
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