Kristen Obermeyer Rodriguez, Ed.S., BCBA

Ed.S. – Florida State University

Ms. Rodriguez is co-director of Behavior Changes. She has a specialist degree in school psychology from Florida State University as well as a masters degree in Counseling and Human Systems. Ms. Rodriguez is an adjunct instructor with the University of West Florida and Northwest Florida State University. 

Ms. Rodriguez has 12 years experience in providing ABA services. Her experiences in ABA include behavioral management for high risk youth with developmental delays, maladaptive behavior reduction for children and adults through Florida Medicaid Waivers, and early literacy, reading, and language assessments. 

Ms. Rodriguez lives in Defuniak Springs, Florida.


Steven C. Stout, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Ph.D. – Texas Christian University
Postdoctoral Fellow – Binghamton University

Dr. Stout is co-director of Behavior Changes. For 8 years he was professor of psychology at Jacksonville State University (JSU) where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in psychology and applied behavior analysis and remains adjunct instructor. Dr. Stout has published on several topics in basic learning theory. He has maintained a parallel interest in ABA, of which he has 14 years experience, including direct therapy, parent training, and special education consulting. Venues include schools, group homes, day treatment centers, and an institution for citizens with developmental disabilities.

Dr. Stout lives in Gulf Breeze, FL.


Martine Flake, M.S., BCBA

M.S. -- University of West Florida

B.S. -- Auburn University

Martine is a BCBA and has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since December of 2012. She has earned a bachelors degree in Psychology and a masters degree in Special Education with a focus in Autism. Martine has experience working in community, home, clinic, and school settings, as well as working in the north and south regions. Martine is highly passionate about ABA and working with children and their families. Her specialties include working with nonverbal children, children with a high level of maladaptive behaviors, and increasing teen social skills. She also has experience working with children who communicate via ASL. Additionally, Martine is highly knowledgeable in the ABLLS-R, PEERS, and VB-MAPP.


Megan Merrell, M.S., BCBA

BCBA - Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Megan Merrell also known as “Miss Megan” is a master’s level board certified behavior analyst with over 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorders. Megan began her career as a behavior technician in 2003 while pursuing a bachelors degree in speech and hearing science at The Ohio State University. Her passion to applied behavior analysis continued as she earned her master’s of science in human services with concentration in mental health counseling in 2009 from Capella University and postgraduate BCBA certification from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2011. Megan spent time under the supervision of Dr. James Mulick, Dr. Sherrie Ireland, Dr. Carol Bline, and fellow behavior analyst Jamie Fuller. During her supervision, Megan worked in community, school, and clinical settings implementing behavior technology and specializing in social skills development. She has experience with development and monitoring of IEPs, use of several curriculums including Relationship Development Intervention (RDI), FloorTime, TEACHH, Superskills, and social thinking. Megan is knowledgeable of verbal behavior with implementation of the verbal behavior milestones assessment placement program (VB-MAPP), Picture Exchange Communication (PEC),  and American Sign Language (ASL). Additionally, Megan is skilled in conducting functional behavior assessments and creating interventions to produce behavior change along with parent training programs. Following board certification in 2013, Megan spent time working with adults located in group homes in Nashville, Tennessee where her supervision of direct support staff was employed. Her dream to live on the beach came true when she moved to Florida in 2014. 


Bonnie Igielski, MS, bcba

B. A. -- Auburn University

M.S. -- Arizona State University

Bonnie holds a Bachelor's Degree in psychology from Auburn University and a Masters degree from Arizona State University. Her experience in ABA includes providing one-on-one therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults across clinical, residential, school and in-home settings. She has also provided ABA training to employees and family members for individuals on the autism spectrum. Prior to joining Behavior Changes, Bonnie worked as a supervisor at an autism center, serving individuals with developmental, and intellectual disabilities. Bonnie is also a certified PEERS instructor.


Kelley Phelps, M.A., BCBA

B.A. — University of Nebraska-Lincoln

M.S. — University of West Florida

Ms. Phelps has a Master of Arts in Exceptional Student Education emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of West Florida.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Nebraska- Lincoln.  She has provided ABA services to both verbal and non-verbal children ages 2-8, in clinical, school, summer camp, and in-home settings.  She has also served as a reading mentor for young children struggling to read, and volunteered with disadvantaged children receiving Early Head Start services.  Ms. Phelps is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Navy who grew up in a military family and has lived in multiple states as well as South Korea and Japan, but claims Nebraska as home.