Meet our Team
Jose A. Merida, CBA/FL. Mr. Merida has served as the Senior Analyst and Executive Director of New Way Day Services since its inception in 1999. Prior to this service he practiced as a Certified Behavior Analyst with American Habilitation Services, Liberty Healthcare, and Sunrise Communities. Mr. Merida has 16 years experience serving individuals with special needs in the Miami-Dade area. Mr. Merida has been a voting member on the Local Review Committee for the last 9 years.
Cary Bouza Merida
Cary Bouza-Merida. Mrs. Merida has had extensive experience in the operations of New Way Day Services, Incorporation. She serves as the office administrator. As the President and Chair of A Better Day Learning Center, Mrs. Merida is dedicated to working closely with funders to assure that all children can receive treatment regardless of their families’ financial capabilities. Mrs. Merida strives to make quality services accessible to all families and children.
Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA)
Konstantinos is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst since 2018 with many years of experience in working with both adults and children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disabilities in various contexts including schools, group homes/ residential centres, employment services, clinics and camps. Konstantinos did his bachelor’s in Psychology at Panteion University in Athens and then he did his master’s in Behaviour Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology in Orlando/Melbourne. He moved to London in 2019 to work as a behaviour analyst and positive behaviour support consultant. He is always passionate with behaviour analysis and enthusiast about helping in making the difference in people’s life and making the planet a better, a more equal and a safer place for all. He is a founder member of Hellenic community of behaviour analysis and a full member of: UK society of behaviour analysis, European Association of Behaviour Analysis, and Florida Association of Behaviour Analysis.
Jamie is the Outreach Manager for ABA Horizons, working with Clinical Commissioning Groups & Local Authorities in order to secure ABA services for families across the UK. He manages teams across the business and ensures communication between all parties. He qualified as a Quantity Surveyor in 1988. In 1995 following personal experience of a long term condition, Jamie started with Macmillan Cancer Support as a Development Coordinator. This role brought together patients, carers and health professionals to form self help, support and user involvement groups. He has worked for the MS Society and Rethink Mental Illness. All of these roles involved working with professionals from health and social care, developing new services and ensuring that individuals receive services. In his free time, he enjoys running and being outdoors.
West Midlands (HUB Region)
Rosario has been working with children with learning disabilities after completing her BSc Psychology degree in 2012. Since then Rosario has worked in a well-known clinic and SEND school while pursuing her MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Rosario qualified as a Registered Behaviour Technician in 2019. She has been working in the Applied Behaviour Analysis field for over 2 years having the fantastic opportunity to work with children and young adults with Autism on home-based and school-based programmes, as well as assisting BCBA’s in conducting assessments and writing annual reports. Rosario is passionate about Behaviour Analysis and its application to educating children on the autism spectrum disorder and she is willing to keep learning and developing in her career.
Cristina has been working in the Applied Behavioural Analysis field for over 2 years. She has undertaken rigorous Academic and practical training into the field. Cristina enjoys being part of a constructive team designed to make significant impacts into children’s lives though research-based practice and fun learning, as well as supporting families in understanding the principles of ABA. She believes that in therapy, no two days should be the same and pairing between the therapist and child is key! Cristina has assisted BCBA’s in conducting behavioural assessments, and assisting the team in reporting skills and behaviour assessments of children that receive therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys looking after her two Cockatiels and adding new fish to her aquarium!