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Early Steps Gulf Central Staff

Cindy Bozik

Counties Served: Manatee Education: Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Ithaca College, C/NDT – Neurodevelopmental Treatment Experience: Eleven years including working in step down NICU at Children’s Specialized Hospital, school system including ABA classrooms, out patient clinic based OT, early intervention and Adult/Geriatric Rehab. Cynthia has been working with

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Rachel Mathelier

Counties Served: Manatee Education: She graduated SUNY University at Albany with BA Political Science Experience: She has been with Gulf Central Early Steps since 3/2008. She was a Service Coordinator for 5 years with Bay Area program. Personal:

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Shruti Shah

Counties Served: Manatee, Desoto and Highlands Education: She has a bachelors from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India. Masters from University of Pittsburgh Experience: Personal: She loves the beach and read in her spare time.

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Patricia Judsen

Counties Served: Manatee and Sarasota Education: She attended State College of Florida, she received her A.S.N. from there. Experience: She has experience with Pediatric Development and Medicine. She has been employed with Early Steps since 7/2013. Personal: “All children need to be loved.”

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Lisa Kayci

Counties Served: Manatee County Education: She has a bachelor of Arts in Education. Experience: She was a Case Manager with Safe Children Coalition, and VPK Teacher with Head Start. Personal: Former military wife and mother of two sons.

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Cristine Barrera

Counties Served: Manatee and Sarasota Education: She has a bachelors degree from northern Illinois university in family child studies. Experience: She has 4 1/2 years teaching early childhood education. She has 2 years of experience as service coordinator for early intervention. Personal: I enjoy the beach, reading, and taking my

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Kaitlin Quinn

Counties Served: Sarasota Education: B.S. in Early Childhood Education Experience: She has been working with children birth-age 5 for ten years. She has been employed with Early Steps since 3/2016 as a Service Coordinator. Personal:

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Wendy Hall

Counties Served:  Highlands & Hardee Education:  State University of New York, Brockport College –  BS in Early Childhood Education; South Florida Community College – Elementary Education Certification Experience: Service Coordinator with Early Steps since 2008. Early Learning Specialist with the Early Learning Coalition from 2004 to 2008. Service Coordinator in Rochester,

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