Dr. Cat Baker, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Cat Baker founded Florida Children’s Institute in 2014 to make a difference for children and families coping with a wide range of behavior issues and learning disabilities. Dr. Baker earned a Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis from the University of Florida in 2015, under Timothy Vollmer; an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis & Developmental Disabilities from Auburn University in 2011, under James Carr and Linda LeBlanc; and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Florida in 2010. She also holds a B.S. in Health & Exercise Science from Wake Forest University, earned in 2006.
Dr. Baker’s areas of specialization and research are in communication/verbal behavior, early intervention, schools consultation, parent training, and problem behavior reduction. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her family, snuggling with her two dogs, camping, going to the beach and watching college basketball.
Molly Hankla, MA, BCBA
Molly Hankla has been serving children and families at FCI since 2016, first as Assistant Clinical Director, and now as Director of Behavior Analysis Services, Ms. Hankla specializes in school consultation, parent training, and problem behavior reduction. Her research interests include assessment and skill acquisition for novel behaviors and populations. She obtained her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2013 and an M.A. in Psychology, with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis, from the University of the Pacific in 2016, studying under Carolynn Kohn and Matthew Normand. In her spare time, Ms. Hankla enjoys teaching yoga, traveling, hiking, and playing with her cat.