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Meet Our Wonderful Staff

Evolving Minds Together, LLC was created in 2017. We are a small company but have a big desire to assist and help our families and clients.

EMT offers services in any area(s) that meets the clients’ specific needs. We focus on the individual needs of each family here in the communities of South Florida. Some of these include home, center, community outings, aftercare, and Telehealth.

Our team consists of professionals who are all diverse and knowledgeable in the field of ABA. We treat our team like family and frequently have team-building events. Meetings and training are held on a bi-weekly basis to ensure that our therapists are constantly learning and keeping up with our evolving field of ABA.

Maria Patricia Caruso, MS, BCBA

Owner/CEO

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Maria Patricia Caruso is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the owner of Evolving Minds Together and Evolving Minds Counseling. Maria graduated from the University of Miami where she attained a double bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology. She also obtained her Master's degree from Nova Southeastern University as a Mental Health Counselor with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. Maria Patricia’s journey begins while working with the department of juvenile Justice where she has the opportunity to offer counseling and ABA services to adolescent and their families. As her passion for the field grew, she had the opportunity to work with children with autism and other developmental disabilities. It was her everyday experiences and passion for the field that brought her to take a step beyond and become extra support for the families and their kids by developing a company whose mission is to combine passion and dedication with individualized treatment in order to build a brighter future. Maria Patricia is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and had the opportunity to travel to different countries in Latin America to provide Applied Behavioral services to children and their families.

Renee Vassell, MS, BCBA

Clinical Director

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Renee Vassell received her M.A. double Major in Mental Health Counseling and Applied Behavioral Analysis at Nova Southeastern University, in June 2017. She is currently working on achieving the necessary components and requirements in order to obtain her BCBA licensure. Renee has been working with children with Autism, Mental Disability, and Developmental Delay for over 8 years. Renee has experience working in settings such as in-home, summer camp, school, and private centers. Her experience working with children with Autism ages ranges from 2-11 years old. Renee feels passionate about ABA and aiding each child to become his/her best and serving as a mentor and an advocate for the children and their families. She is delighted to be a part of the Evolving Minds Together team and is thrilled on making a difference in each child she works with in life.

Nicole Hyde, MS, BCBA

Clinical Director

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Nikkie found her passion in working with children of various exceptionalities through her diverse volunteer work, particularly when she embarked on a mission trip to Mexico. Nikkie earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology and Family & Child Sciences from Florida State University, working as a research assistant under prestigious professors studying cognitive development, family relationships, and academic success. She is currently working on her Master’s of Science degree in Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Nikkie has loved her journey in the field of ABA. Her motivation to help children and their families progress toward their goals drives her to pursue greater knowledge and experience!

Alexa Soley, Senior BCBA

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Alexa received her M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder from Ball State University. She has been in the ABA field for the past eight years, working with children with disabilities in the school, home, and clinic settings, where she worked as an RBT for 3 years and has now been a BCBA for 4 years. She instantly fell in love with this field once she realized the impact she could make in a child’s life, as well as their families. She has worked with children of all ages and is also certified in Spectrum Dance Therapy. Alexa strives to be better every day, learning new techniques and passing them on to the next generation of professionals within the field. She is passionate about this field and is extremely devoted to her role as a supervisor, determined to be knowledgeable, hands-on, and supportive, as well as continuing to use her passion to help more children along the way.

Diana Rada, MS, BCBA

Staff Developer Specialist

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Diana Is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She holds the title of B.A. in Clinical Psychology with foundations and training in applied behavior analysis. As well as a Master’s degree in developmental disabilities from Nova Southeastern University with a concentration in ABA and Early Intervention. She is a certified ITDS (Infant-Toddler Development Specialist) and worked with the Early Steps program from Broward County for 4 years. She has been working in the field of ABA since 2005 and, although autism spectrum disorders have been her main focus, she has experience with typically developing children, as well as various other disabilities, working hand in hand with parents, caregivers, teachers, and other related disciplines. Diana is passionate about ABA and considers it an effective and comprehensive method to approach children with and without disabilities to help them reach their potential and bring welfare to them and their families.

Marian Duran, BCBA

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Marian graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. During her undergrad, she discovered a passion for working with children as she volunteered at the Center for Children and Families. She then decided to continue her education and obtained a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University. Marian has experience working with children with autism and other developmental disabilities and loves to be a part of their growth and development. She is fully bilingual in English and Spanish and is very excited to be a part of this amazing team and continue to help her clients reach their full potential!

Rain Valverde, BCBA

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Rain graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Criminal Justice. During this time, she discovered the field of ABA and found a passion for working with children and helping them reach their highest potential. Rain worked as a Registered Behavior Technician for 3 years at Evolving Minds Together. In 2023, she obtained her M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis Practice from Florida Institute of Technology. Rain has now obtained her certification as a BCBA.  She is fully bilingual in Spanish and English. Rain is very passionate about ABA and loves working with children by helping them with their communication, independence, and functional living skills. 

Marvia Dubuc,
BCBA

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Marvia graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Before finding her true passion her goal was to become an attorney. Now she is a Registered Behavior Technician who truly enjoys every minute of working with children with ASD, giving them  and their parents/ caregivers the tools to be able to improve their lives and for their success through ABA, with dedication, commitment and, love.  Marvia is planning on furthering her education by completing her master’s degree as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Eliana Sanchez, Schedule Specialist 

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Eliana has always been passionate about teaching, she started working with children in 2014 and haven’t stopped since then. She was a Preschool Education student in Venezuela, and her goal is to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in the future. Eliana is bilingual, she speaks both English and Spanish. She loves working with children and helping them to become the best version of themselves. 

Gabriella Borrego, RBT Student Analyst

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Gabriella is an RBT who has a passion for working with children. She is currently attending Florida International University in order to obtain her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in behavior analysis. Gabriella is fluent in both English and Spanish. She looks to obtain a master’s in behavior analysis in order to further her education in the field to become a BCBA. She strives to continue to help children of all ages reach their full potential!

Gisselle Rodriguez , RBT Lead

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Giselle has always had a love for working with children and aiding in their development. She completed her Child Development Associate (CDA) and has been working with children ages 18 months to 6 years old for the last 7 years. She has experience working with typically developing children as well as children with ASD and has a passion for helping them develop every day and learn new skills. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and hopes to make a difference every day with her role in ABA. Giselle is currently working towards furthering her education in this field.

Elizabeth Nunes, RBT LEAD

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Elizabeth graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a focus in ABA. She discovered her passion for working with children at a young age and has always been interested in childhood growth and development. She obtained her RBT certification in October 2020 and plans to return to school for her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis and ultimately become a BCBA. She is committed to making a positive change in her clients’ lives and helping them to reach their full potential!

Katherine Medero, RBT Lead

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Katherine is attending Florida International University where she will be obtaining her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Katherine has been working in the ABA field for 3 years. Katherine feels very passionate about working with children and their families to help them achieve all kinds of goals. Katherine is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. Her end goal is to further her education in ABA and obtain a Master’s degree to become certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

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We find exceptional opportunities to bring the right people together. Are you committed to improving the lives of our children? Do you have a passion for the field, are you hard-working, optimistic, and up for a challenge? We want to add you to our fun, growing team of superheroes!

At Evolving Minds Together we strive to be inclusive and celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. We believe diversity drives innovation. We’ve developed a culture where difference is valued and unique backgrounds and experiences are encouraged. We’re always growing our network of people, programs and tools all designed to help employees grow and manage their careers.

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