Nadia Chambers, M.S., BCBA
Nadia has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2002, when she began volunteering in Tallahassee at an early intervention center for children with Autism implementing verbal behavior programs. Nadia quickly developed a passion for the field after witnessing a child say his first word and the immense joy it brought to his family. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (2004) from Florida State University, where she also earned her a Master’s degree (2006) in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis. While there, she participated in variety of research opportunities and presented at local and national conferences. During this time she was taught and supervised by Jon Bailey, Ph.D. and Al Murphy, Ph.D.
Nadia has over 15 years experience providing ABA services in the home, school and group home settings including conducting functional assessments, developing and implementing function-based treatments for challenging behaviors and developing and implementing a variety of skill-acquisition procedures. Nadia was able to gain extensive knowledge of early intervention and verbal behavior under the consultation of Vincent Carbone, Ph.D. Some of her specific areas of interest include verbal behavior, assessment and treatment of dangerous behaviors and staff training.
As a behavior analyst and co-owner of Novo, Nadia is passionate about clinical quality assurance, developing systems to improve overall client experience, and implementing mentoring/supervision programs for the Novo team.
Mark Chambers, M.S., BCBA
Mark's initial experience with behavior interventions was while employed as a Behavior Management Specialist for a non-profit agency serving at-risk youth in northern Indiana (1999). Seeing firsthand the effectiveness of using behavioral approaches with children led to his pursuit of a career in behavior analysis. He received his degree from Southern Illinois University's Behavior Analysis & Therapy program (2002), the world's first Behavior Analysis program. While there, he also conducted behavioral parent training to families involved with the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, provided ABA therapy to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and conducted functional behavior assessments and functional communication training to adults with Developmental Disabilities. Mark was very fortunate to do all of this under the guidance and supervision of Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, Ph.D., Mark Dixon, Ph.D., Brandon Greene, Ph.D., and Anthony Cuvo, Ph.D.
After leaving Illinois, Mark worked for 10 years in Memphis, TN (2002-2012). His work there involved a continuation of service to children and adults with Autism/Developmental Disabilities and other behavioral health conditions, both as a practitioner and as a Behavior Analysis Supervisor for Behavioral Services of Tennessee. In addition, Mark served as a regional behavior analyst for the Tennessee Division of Developmental Disabilities, providing technical support to ABA providers in West TN, peer reviews of behavior intervention plans, and consultation to ICF/DD homes in the area.
Since 2012, Mark has lived and worked in central Florida. He served as the primary advisor for CNOW's development of behavioral data collection software for a project in which families with children with Autism would receive ABA via interactive telehealth videoconferencing. All the while, similar to his experiences in Tennessee, Mark continued serving children and adults with behavioral challenges, helped teach behavior analysis to students as a co-instructor for ABA Technologies at the Florida Institute of Technology, and also worked briefly for the Florida Agency for Persons with Disabilities as an Area Behavior Analyst.