Our Mission...


To provide high quality Behavior Analytic services to individuals and families in Northwest Florida. Panhandle Behavioral Services, LLC works with families, school districts, and social service agencies to provide meaningful and socially desired behavior change by using the science of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

Shawna Adams, M.S. BCBA

Training Coordinator / Behavior Analyst- Panama City

Bio coming soon!

Our Team

Sarah Truncer, M.S., BCBA

Lead Behavior Analyst - Panama City

Sarah Truncer, M.S., BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst that has worked with a variety of ages, settings, and diagnoses. She received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Psychology with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Florida State University with a minor in Social Work. Sarah has had over four years of experience working with individuals ranging from two to twenty two years of age with diagnoses such as Autism (ASD), Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC), Downs Syndrome, and Schizophrenia. She has worked in a variety of settings including clinics, schools, and the home environment. Sarah has experience providing direct therapy, school consulting, conducting parent trainings, and developing, implementing, and monitoring behavior plans.

Changing Behavior Today for A Better Tomorrow

Haley Creamer, M.S., BCBA

Behavior Analyst - Tallahassee

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Isabella McArdle, B.A.

Youth Care Coordinator- Panama City

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Juliane Mallary, B.A.

Office Manager - Panama City

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Joanne Booker, M.S., BCBA

Behavior Analyst - Panama City

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Kayla Johnson, B.A., BCaBA

Assistant Behavior Analyst - Panama City

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Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT)

Amber Whitman, RBT - Panama City

Olivia Schalk, RBT - Tallahassee

Brent Martin, M.S., BCBA

President & CEO

Brent Martin, M.S., BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and has worked within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in many capacities. He received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Florida State University in Psychology with a focus in ABA. Brent has experience providing services to children and adults in both Florida and Virginia. Prior to working with Panhandle Behavioral Services, LLC, Brent provided ABA services and behavior management trainings to clients participating in social services within the state of Florida. Brent has worked extensively with school districts providing consultative services, in addition to working at a non-profit school devoted to serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other disabilities. Brent has also served as a Behavior Analyst for an adult residential facility and adult group homes in Florida. 

As the President and CEO, Brent Martin provides oversight for the day-to-day operations of the company. He also provides services to clients as well as supervision to other Panhandle Behavioral Services, LLC Behavior Analysts and Registered Behavior Technicians.

Alex Adams, B.S.

Adult Care Coordinator- Panama City

Alex Adams, B.S., serves as the Adult Care Coordinator for Panhandle Behavioral Services. She received a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Flagler College with an emphasis in developmental psychology and minors in sociology and anthropology. She has experience working with individuals on the Autism spectrum providing behavior therapy, including behavior reduction and building language skills. Her care coordination work involves collaborating with child welfare families who have a parent or caregiver with a mental health illness, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders. She utilizes the wraparound model to develop and implement personalized CARE plans, as well as assisting clients in accessing essential resources such as housing, employment, and natural supports.  

Nicole Griffis, M.S., BCBA

Behavior Analyst - Panama City

Bio coming soon!

Anya Jain, M.S., BCBA

Director of ABA Programs 

Anya Jain, M.S., BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who has passionately worked in this field for several years. She received Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Florida in Psychology after taking graduate level Behavior Analysis classes and studying under prominent figures in the field. During this time she also volunteered her time at an at-risk elementary school and answered calls for suicide hotline as a certified crisis interventionist. Anya then received a Master’s degree from Florida State University specializing in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). During her studies at FSU, she predominantly worked with children with autism spectrum or with development disabilities in the clinic, school, and home setting. This experience was largely centered around reducing challenging behavior and teaching helpful and appropriate behaviors to improve the lives of the children and those around them.

What is ABA?

Applied Behavior Analysis, or ABA, is a science that utilizes the principles of behavior to address socially significant behaviors. ABA has a foundation in applied research with several peer-reviewed journals that provide its practitioners with evidence-based interventions and methodologies. 

ABA relies heavily on data collection on the individual's behavior in addition to the use of proven behavior change principles to ensure that the interventions used are successful. 

ABA has shown to be effective at teaching a variety of new skills, from language and communication to functional life skills across many populations. For more information about ABA, please use the Contact Us link.