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Our Team

Bill Allen , CEO

Bill has worked over 35 years in the Children’s Healthcare world with extensive focus on serving children with severe challenges. Bill’s experience has focused on children with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health challenges. Prior to coming to KidsSPOT, Bill worked as a Senior Vice President of a large multi-state operation that served over 10,000 children for 23 years. Bill’s experience has focused on leadership of operations with extensive oversight of complex payer systems and multiple levels of service provision in 10 States. He has extensive experience in service children and adults with severe disabilities in a variety of roles.  Bill joined KidsSPOT in January 2021 as the CEO and is tasked with providing high quality Comprehensive Pediatric Therapy service to Children and their families impacted by ASD and other Developmental challenges. KIdsSPOT provides clinic based PT,OT and Speech Therapy along with home and community based ABA services.

Bill graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelors degree and the St. Thomas University, Masters degree in Mental Health counseling. He was also on the Governor appointed council for Independent Living.

Bill is a Miami native and enjoys spending time with his family especially supporting his 2 sons in their world of competitive soccer. Bill and his wife Joelle enjoy traveling together and attending both son’s soccer games all over the US and even outside the country.

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Matt Simmons , COO

Matt is the Chief Operating Officer for KidsSPOT.

He started his working career in the Pharmaceutical Industry in 1998, specifically Dermatology and Women’s Health and served in various Executive roles including Sales, Marketing, Management, Business Development and Sales Operations.  In 2012 Matt moved to a career in the Private Equity backed healthcare platform space as an Operations Executive in the Dermatology and Behavioral Health space.

Matt spent his undergraduate years studying marketing at the University of Alabama and continued his studies at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Outside of work, Matt spends his time with family, friends and loves the outdoors and traveling.

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David Richardson , CFO

David joined Kids SPOT as the Chief Financial Officer in July , 2021. Mr. Richardson has an extensive healthcare background, having served in a multitude of positions for several healthcare companies in the public and private sectors since 2001, including Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, and Corporate Controller. Prior to serving in these roles, he worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP for seven years. Mr. Richardson holds a BBA from Lamar University and is also a licensed CPA.

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Laura Tolliver , President of ABA Services

Laura Tolliver has been in the field of behavior analysis for over 20 years. While pursuing a bachelor of psychology degree, Laura began providing in-home services to children with Autism. She completed her master’s degree and became a Board Certified Behavior Analysis in 2005. Laura has worked in various settings providing ABA services, including in-home, schools and clinic based services. Laura has been integral in the growth of ABA organizations, the improvement in quality of services, and development of relationships and procedures to help families access care through insurance related services. Helping families gain access to care is one of Laura’s biggest passions along with seeing how those families are impacted through the progress their children make in treatment.

Outside of work, Laura can be found spending time with her husband Aaron and daughter Harper Kate. She is an avid fan of all kinds of sports and enjoys attending professional baseball, soccer and football games.

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Barbara Gomez , VP of Human Resources

Barbara Gomez is an accomplished Human Resources leader with extensive experience supporting multiple best-in-class organizations. Currently, she directs the human resources organization for Kids SPOT, focused on all aspects of people and culture for newly acquired companies. Including talent acquisition, total compensation, and benefits,
payroll, employee relations, employee engagement, retention, and compliance, with a heavy emphasis on leading the organization through rapid HR change and
transformation programs, all while promoting employee engagement and enabling a high-performing workforce to contribute to the organization’s strategic growth.

Barbara holds a bachelor’s in Human Resources from Saint Thomas University and earned her Associates in Accounting and a minor in Psychology from Miami-Dade
Community College. She has her SCP from SHRM and a Payroll certification from The American Payroll Association. She is now working towards her Master of Jurisprudence in Labor & Employment Law from Tulane University.

Barbara is originally from New Jersey. She has lived in Miami for the past 38 years.

Away from work, Barbara enjoys all water sports, loves boating and diving in the Florida Keys, and wherever her travels may take her. She is also huge Miami Heat fan.

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Melissa Gehret , VP, Marketing & Business Development

Melissa Gehret is a business development and marketing strategist who has helped to grow, support and create brands within the healthcare industry. After spending over 15 years working in business development, Melissa knows what truly works when it comes to directing and executing sales strategies, leading high-performance teams, and managing client relationships.

Melissa is dedicated to the growth of Kids SPOT and strives to build trusted client relationships and partnerships within the community.

Melissa is originally from Fort Lauderdale and attended the University of South Florida. Away from work, Melissa enjoys spending time with her son Maverick and husband Rob, traveling, being out on the water on their boat and attending Miami Dolphins games.

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Sofia Aneas , VP of ABA Services

Sofia Aneas is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Certified Behavioral Health Case Management Supervisor and PhD Candidate. She has been in the mental health industry for over a decade helping families deal with a variety of problems, including substance abuse; family, parenting, anxiety, depression; and other developmental, emotional or behavioral issues. Sofia takes pride in providing high quality services and is passionate about seeing lives changed and transformed in an environment that is judgment free. At work, Sofia likes to lead by example and appreciates collaborating with all team members. During the weekend, she enjoys time with family and friends.

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